428: Shibuya Scramble

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

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8 / 10
Sep 12, 2018

The unique presentation and excellent storytelling of 428: Shibuya Scramble make it a great visual novel experience.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2018

428: Shibuya Scramble may be a ten-year-old game, but it's such a unique experience that it feels like a slightly flawed, modern classic even today. If you have any love for the genre, don't skip this one.

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65 / 100
Sep 26, 2018

As a visual novel, 428 Shibuya Scramble is ambitious and makes a great combination of five different storylines. It suffers from the limitations of its own genre, such as poor visuals or little interaction.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2018

Despite some minor issues, 428: Shibuya Scramble is one of the most unique visual novel ever seen.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Never before have I played an interactive novel that kept me so compelled to the very end, and once it was wrapped up all neatly, 428: Shibuya Scramble continued to surprise me with more and more story than I could've ever asked for.

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90 / 100
Oct 30, 2018

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GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 2, 2018

428: Shibuya Scramble is a classic nonlinear visual novel that requires you to be attentive. More than 50 hours of delight are guaranteed to the fans of good detective stories.

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JVL
Julius007

Top Critic

14 / 20
Oct 5, 2018

428 Shibuya Scramble has its realistic atmosphere and a well-written and non-linear story which keeps the player in suspense and great characters . The fanatics of special visual nouvels should really enjoy the game. But this genre adresses to a niche audience, especially beacause there is no animations and the story remained in english.

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7 / 10
Sep 13, 2018

428: Shibuya Scramble is a fun addition to the PS4's growing visual novel stable. Solve a kidnapping, thwart a viral conspiracy, and assist a hapless salesperson in taking off her giant cat costume: Spike Chunsoft's zany story has charm to spare and is both funny and thrilling while it lasts.

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9 / 10
Oct 2, 2018

428 : Shibuya Scramble is clearly a game worthy of its Japanese reputation. Spike Chunsoft's Visual Novel tells a riveting story and makes a really clever use of its multiple bad endings system. The game gives you a tour of the real Shibuya and introduces you to a cast of characters that grows on you very fast. It grows on you so much in fact, that once the game ends, you're sad that you'll never see them again.

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