Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective- NDS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the graphics and design. The gameplay and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the value for money.

story, usability, gameplay, design, graphics

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective- NDS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 55 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 37 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 37 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (18)

Expert review by:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review

 

At E3, I tried out Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, and it didn't leave a great impression on me. Will the full game change my mind?

Expert review by:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Rev..

 

Better off dead.

Great story, engaging use of ghost tricks, fantastic character animations, Missile

No replay value, wacky characters may turn off some players

Brandon Cackowski-Schnell is a regular contributor to GameShark and is the cohost of Jumping the Shark , GameShark.com's official podcast.

Expert review by:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

 

One of the things players dislike most in adventure games is meeting with an unexpected death. Eager to address this concern, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective removes it entirely by starting just after the player character has died. In the latest...

Gorgeous backgrounds; stylish character animation; soundtrack fits the action well; plot full of interesting twists and turns; original control system; satisfying gameplay

Timing on some puzzles is quite tight; progress is strictly linear

Ghost Trick’s innovative control system, complex plot, and compelling gameplay combine to make this an enjoyably spirited DS adventure.

ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

 

From the same mind that brought us Phoenix Wright and the Ace Attorney Investigations series arrives Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, a puzzle/maze/adventure game starring Sissel, an amnesiac ghost with some interesting powers. Mostly Sissel can possess...

Expert review by:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

 

You're a ghost. Now get to work figuring out how you got that way.

Ghost Trick arrives at a pivotal moment in the DS’ life. Nintendo is set to launch the 3DS, and publishers are already rolling out the parade of rehashes—old saws like Resident Evil, Bomberman, and Super Monkey Ball, remade for yet another platform. As...

Expert review by:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review

 

Dead people don't get a lot done. They don't talk or argue or travel or work—unless they happen to be dead people in Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. This new logic puzzle/adventure game by Shu Takumi, creator of the Ace Attorney series, tells the story...

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is the epitome of what a good spinoff title should be. While fictionally unrelated to the Ace Attorney games, it borrows heavily from the best aspects of that series while adding enough new game mechanics to make for a...

Expert review by:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

 

It's a haunting good time!

Great storytelling ; Awesome gameplay ; Slick presentation

Too few complex puzzles

Thanks for the review! This game was not on my radar until I heard you talking about it on RFN. Yet another great game I can thank the cast of RFN for recommending.

Expert review by:

Ghost Trick Review

 

In Ghost Trick, you're better off dead. Stepping into the spirit of a recently-deceased fellow with no memory of who he was or why he was murdered, y...

Fans of games like Phoenix Wright and The Secret of Monkey Island are going to love Ghost Trick. It's a spirited point-and-click adventure that manages to innovate in an aging genre and the animation has to be seen to be believed. Provided you're not...

Expert review by:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

 

There are few games that start off with the featured protagonist immediately getting killed to kick off the narrative, but leave it to Capcom and the director of the Ace Attorney games to start with that little trick. The idea behind Ghost Trick:...

Discuss This Game on Our Official VGT Forum

Expert review by:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review

 

A Hard Night's Work

WELCOME

Repeatedly failing part of chapter 16 because an object I needed was just slightly out of view

a triumph.