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The 25th Ward: The Silver Case

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

39%

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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 13, 2018
PC2018

Developer: GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.

Publishers: NIS America, Active Gaming Media Inc.

Genre: Interactive Story

About the game:
It is five years since the events of 1999’s “The Silver Case,” set in the new 25th Ward that arose in the bayside area of Kanto. In a room of the “Bayside Tower Land” apartment complex, a woman is found murdered under mysterious circumstances. This sets off a series of seemingly random events bridging across multiple protagonists including The Silver Case’s Tokio Morishima. With all viewpoints assembled, a truly shocking pattern emerges…

Available for the first time outside Japan, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case is presented with completely rebuilt HD assets and additional content not found in the original version.

Key Features:
A SUDA51 Trip - Set in the “Kill the Past” universe, the series continues its bleak look into a semi-futuristic world on the edge of collapse and the misfits and antiheroes that inhabit it.

Brave New World - The return of the signature “Film Window” system is brought to The 25th Ward for the first time! New visuals, sounds and controls capture the game in a fresh perspective.

One Story, Many Sides – Explore this dark take on Tokyo from three different perspectives, “Correctness,” “Placebo,” and “Matchmaker.”

Where to Buy

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

As fearlessly unconventional as the rest of Suda51's work, but even existing fans will have trouble deciphering the hidden depths beneath the surface level of surrealism.

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GameSpot

6 / 10
GameSpot

The 25th Ward's splintered narrative will frustrate and confuse, but also fascinate.

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Wccftech

7 / 10.0
Wccftech

The 25th Ward: The Silver Case offers another bit of insight into SUDA51's insane creativity, this time completely rebuilding a mobile phone title into the same framework as that of The Silver Case. While it doesn't quite have the same revelations of The Silver Case, there's still some rough charm left in the aftermath of Kamui Uehara.

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The Games Machine

5.8 / 10.0
The Games Machine

This The 25th Ward remake is something that "had to be done", even just to preserve the memory of an almost lost videogame. Despite a catching plot, the rest of the experience is unfortunately imbued with slow and boring mechanics. You should consider the purchase if you are a Suda 51 fan only.

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