The Silver Case

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Based on 41 critic reviews
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7 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2017

The Silver Case is an intriguing package that provides an insight in to the early works of Suda51, one of gaming’s more interesting personalities. The game might’ve aged but its quality still shines through.

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5 / 10
May 20, 2017

While it's nice to see how far Suda 51 has come, only diehard adventure and Suda 51 fans will be able to appreciate this. The Silver Case hasn't aged well, and feels both clunky and underwhelming. This feels like a first attempt, and compared to many others, it's a novel one. Still, it's hard to appreciate the beauty of a mirror under all the dust, and The Silver Case is definitely a dusty one.

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6 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

A solid HD release of a game that remains not for everyone.

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4 / 10
May 11, 2017

The Silver Case is best enjoyed as an intriguing historical document: a statement of intent from a developer that would go on to bigger and better things. Removed from that context, however, it is difficult to recommend. An utterly glacial pace combined with often nonsensical dialogue means the experience is dull at best – and frustrating at worst.

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80 / 100
May 6, 2017

The Silver Case greatest strength lies in keeping the player constantly interested and confused. Many moments of the story will seem absurd, leaving the player wanting to know more. Once the player continues to dwell into the game, mysteries change, new information is discovered and even more absurd things happen, restarting the feeling of complete confusion and interest once again. If you are searching for a highly complex and interesting story, The Silver Case is a great recommendation.

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6 / 10
May 4, 2017

A visual novel with a good story, but a bad rythm, no voices, and poor gameplay. Like Deadly Premonition, only the most hardcore gamers may enjoy it.

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Roberto Vicario

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7 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

The Silver Case is a difficult game to review: the first work of Suda51 still has an intriguing gameplay, but there's no denying that time took its toll. Anyway, if you love Suda51, and you love graphic novels, it's really a no-brainer.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2017

Suda 51 and his creativity brought to life incredible story and characters in psychedelic detective novel. Yet it will be appreciated only by those, who can look past archaic mechanics and certain „weirdness” in games.

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8 / 10
Apr 30, 2017

The Silver Case is a rare breed of game that is a breath of fresh air in today's gaming landscape. The gameplay elements are somewhat rigid, but fans of gritty crime dramas or Suda51's distinct style will find a lot to like here.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

The Silver Case is pure Goichi Suda, riveting and moody in idiosyncratic ways, but also frequently confounding

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