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Kill the past

The Silver Case – the debut title from world-renowned developer SUDA51 has been fully remastered and localized to English for the first time ever!

DRM-Free and Steam Key

All users that purchase this title on Playism will receive both a DRM-free copy and a Steam key!

1999 – Tokyo’s 24 Wards. The city has been plagued by a string of serial murders.The detectives of the 24 Wards Heinous Crimes Unit have their sights set on one particular suspect: Kamui Uehara, legendary serial killer and perpetrator of a number of assassinations of government officials 20 years prior in the now-famous "Silver Case". However, nobody knows who - or what - Kamui really is.

Is this really the second coming of Kamui? Who is this infamous serial killer, and what is his endgame?

Take control of the protagonist - a member of the Special Forces Unit known as “Republic” - from a first-person perspective and dig deep into the underground of the 24 Wards and the police force itself to unravel the various interconnected mysteries encountered throughout the game. Inspired by classic adventure and visual novel-style games as well as neo-noir and hardboiled detective films, The Silver Case provides a unique and revolutionary gameplay experience as it leads you through deep and engaging storylines filled with puzzles and riddles. Uncover the truth piece by piece as you struggle to survive in this dark and dangerous world where the stakes are even higher than they seem!

  • Characters


Kamui Uehara

A dyed-in-the-wool psychopath who gained the title of “the King of Crime” after stabbing a government official to death. Kamui’s motive is completely shrouded in mystery, and it is not known whether he’s acting alone or following orders from some higher power. His victims are major witnesses of suspicious industrial disasters and persons of interest in legal cases which cannot be tried under the current system.


Sumio Kodai

A straight-laced, mid-level investigator in the 24 Wards Heinous Crimes Unit. Relatively quiet and subdued, he provides a perfect contrast to his partner Kusabi, the more rough-around-the-edges of the pair.


Tetsugoro Kusabi

Sumio’s partner, and a grizzled veteran investigator. Back in his regional agent days, he headed the original Silver Case 20 years prior.


Chizuru Hachisuka

A beautiful and level-headed investigator who relies on scientific evidence and raw data to solve crimes.


Kiyoshi Morikawa

Calm and collected, Morikawa is a talented investigator who has worked with Kusabi since their days as regional agents. One of the founding members of the Heinous Crimes Unit.


Morichika Nakategawa

Originally a member of the Public Security Department, Nakategawa has connections in all of the surrounding jurisdictions and is plays a vital role in interdepartmental communications. Rather than going out into the field to investigate crime scenes directly, Nakategawa’s main focus lies in directing investigations from HQ.

Please download the manual and the booklet which have the original design as PS1 manuals.

The Silver Case: Manual
    This manual includes the "How to control", "Characters", etc.

The Silver Case: Booklet
    This booklet includes the hint for the quiz, story and the review.

If you are having some troubles with this title, please do not hesitate to check out our Help pages or contact us about it! 

  • Windows

    • Operating SystemWindows XP SP2+ or newer
    • ProcessorSSE2 instruction set support or greater
    • Memory4 GB RAM
    • GraphicsDX9 (shader model 3.0) or greater
    • DirectXVersion 9.0
    • Storage7 GB available space
  • Mac OS

    • Operating SystemMac OS X 10.8 or later
    • Processor1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or greater
    • Memory4 GB RAM
    • GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 5000 or greater
    • Storage7 GB available space
  • Linux

    • Operating SystemUbuntu
    • ProcessorSSE2 instruction set support or greater
    • Memory4 GB RAM
    • GraphicsDX9 (shader model 3.0) or greater
    • Storage7 GB available space



SUDA51 is known for having directed several games with Human Corporation before he decided to start GhM in 1997, which is now hailed as a company with great abilities and experience. The Silver Case was the first game that GhM developed, and was created with only 5 team members; since then the company has gone on to create games like Lollipop Chainsaw, Killer is Dead, and recently LET IT DIE, as one of Japan’s top game developers.