About this game
Developer: Spike Chunsoft
Content Rating: Teen
A kidnapping on the streets of Shibuya brings together a hot-blooded detective, hard-hitting journalist, former gang leader, the head researcher of a big pharma manufacturer and a part-timer stuck in cat costume for a series of events each more unexpected and outrageous than the last.
Gamer Reviews83 Reviews
Critic Reviews15 Reviews
Stephanie Sung — Oct 30, 2018
428: Shibuya Scramble is definitely a must-play for visual novel lovers and those newer to the genre. It is not only unique with well-developed protagonists, but the sophisticated story involving every character in the game creates a masterpiece that is hard to forget. It is not a game you can complete over the weekend (unless you are ambitious!), but it is also not a game that is easy to set aside.
Steven Santana — Sep 04, 2018
I was genuinely concerned when some were put in danger, and often found myself chuckling at whatever ludicrous situation or funny ending I happened upon. 428: Shibuya Scramble left an empty feeling in my stomach once I had finished, as I realized my time with these characters had come to a close and no new significant time would be spent with them. It’s a familiar feeling, one that punctuates the end of stories that I was always sad to have to finally put down.
Kevin Mersereau — Oct 02, 2018
Honestly, I’m surprised this hasn’t been copied to hell and back. It works extremely well. 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.
Kai Powell — Dec 04, 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.
Ken Talbot — 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.
Marcus Estrada — Oct 08, 2018
428: Shibuya Scramble is clearly the child of Spike Chunsoft as it brings together some of the best features from Zero Escape and Danganronpa into a new title. Yet, it manages to forge a totally distinct identity from both those titles. The ridiculous sense of humor and over-the-top drama is hard to tear away from. The biggest complaint is simply that, as an extremely long visual novel, its text options are not as fully featured as they should be. Simply put, 428: Shibuya Scramble is unlike any other visual novel out there.
Richard Seagrave — Oct 02, 2018
It’s a crime story with many twists and turns that keep you on your toes and on the edge of your seat, and that’s no mean feat. If you like a good story that requires you to do some thinking to unravel, 428: Shibuya Scramble is essential. It won’t satisfy those who like a lot of action in their games, but anyone who likes to take their time and devour a good book will be in their element, that’s for sure.
Noe Ponce — Sep 04, 2018
I have never played a game quite like 428: Shibuya Scramble. It’s hands-down the best visual novel I’ve ever experienced. Anything you could want in a VN it offers. Deep character development, a rich, meaningful story, humor, action, romance, you name it! Hell, it even teaches you things! Did you know that in Japanese law a kidnapping is different than an abduction? The more you know, am I right?
Heidi Kemps — Sep 12, 2018
While it's not without its flaws, it's hard to think of many other games that blend text-driven storytelling and well-constructed visuals and sound this well. From the first hour of the in-game day, you'll be riveted by this story's unexpected twists and turns. If you want a story- and character-driven game with a presentation you won’t see anywhere else, 428 is a game not to be missed.
Sam Bishop — Oct 02, 2018
Despite its age and its quirks, 428: Shibuya Scramble is definitely worth a try for visual novel fans or those who just fancy a different style of storytelling. It's quite long-winded at times and it takes a while to get the hang of the interweaving stories, but once you get knee-deep into this kidnapping conspiracy it'll be hard to dislodge yourself, especially when the pieces of the puzzles fall into place and you realise everyone's roles...
Ramón Nafria — Oct 07, 2018
Una novela visual legendaria que encandilarรก a todo aquel que pueda disfrutar de su historia y jugabilidad.
David Martínez — Sep 26, 2018
Entonces ¿merece la pena jugar 428 Shibuya Scramble? Dejando muy claro que entra por los pelos en la definición de videojuego, ya que la parte interactiva es mínima, nos ha resultado muy interesante que un título así llegase a nuestro país. Aprovecha todo lo que puede dar de sí el género y tiene una buena historia, pero no es para todos los públicos, y además está completamente en inglés.
Romain Mahut — Oct 02, 2018
428 : Shibuya Scramble s'est fait attendre mais cette attente valait clairement le coup tant le jeu est à la hauteur de sa réputation nippone. Le Visual Novel de Spike Chunsoft offre une plongée captivante dans un Shibuya authentique emmenée par un casting composé de personnages attachants. Et plutôt que de se contenter d'être un simple roman interactif, le jeu fait une utilisation originale et bien pensée des mauvaises fins.
Gregoire Hellot — Oct 11, 2018
Longtemps considéré comme le genre de chef-d’œuvre inaccessible aux joueurs occidentaux, 428 - Shibuya Scramble - débarque enfin en Europe dans une langue un peu plus abordable. Jeu d’aventure textuel faussement expérimental et vraiment malin, ce titre culte de 2008 vaut-il qu’on s’y penche dix ans plus tard ?
Alessandra Borgonovo — Oct 09, 2018
428: Shibuya Scramble è un'aggiunta divertente alla crescente libreria di visual novel su PS4. Le vite di cinque personaggi totalmente estranei fra loro s'intersecano nel caso di rapimento che fa da sfondo alla folle storia di Spike Chunsoft: un racconto affascinante quanto basta a calamitare la nostra attenzione e allo stesso tempo emozionante e divertente.