Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Oct 17, 2016
    40
    What you’re left with is an interesting curio, a relic from a bygone era by a talented developer. Whilst it’s clear to see the game’s ambition and the fact that it’s utterly unique, it’s also encumbered by a bizarre control scheme, some experimental storytelling techniques that don’t pull together well, and some cringe-worthy navel-gazing dialogue that disappears up its own bottom.
  2. Jan 16, 2018
    30
    Perhaps best left locked in the past, The Silver Case is not worth looking into unless you REALLY like visual novels and Suda51 and have a lot of patience.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Oct 12, 2016
    9
    For anybody interested in this game, please keep in mind that these game isn t as similar as any of suda other games considering that thisFor anybody interested in this game, please keep in mind that these game isn t as similar as any of suda other games considering that this one focuses more on story rather than gameplay. The game is divided between two storylines, transmitter, in which you play as a mute detective who tries solve the mystery surrounding a legendary serial killer, and placebo were as you play as a freelance journalist who tries to fill in the missing pieces that were not shown in transmitter. During the adventure sequences, you move your character by clicking on the m symbol and you use or talk by clicking on the C symbol, it might get frustrating to get used to, so beware. To conclude, i believe that even after many years, The Silver case still holds up, even with its numerous flaws which include the clunky gameplay, the sometimes repetitive dialogue and the placebo storyline feeling less interesting with the exception of its protagonist, etc There still something interesting about its complex plot and strange characters that will leave you thinking for quite a while. Full Review »
  2. Apr 16, 2017
    8
    Это очень странная игра. И даже не совсем игра, а больше визуальная новелла, геймплей тут приделан просто чтобы был. Все построено на сюжете,Это очень странная игра. И даже не совсем игра, а больше визуальная новелла, геймплей тут приделан просто чтобы был. Все построено на сюжете, который закручен настолько, что мозг взрывается просто. Это игра очень сильно отличается от следующих игр Суды. В лучшую или худшую сторону - решать уже вам Full Review »
  3. Nov 19, 2019
    10
    The Silver Case is an utterly fantastic game with mindbending writing. Hard to believe the original is 20 years old. It still feels current today