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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective- NDS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective- NDS. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the graphics and design. The gameplay and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some critical comments about the price.

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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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by: Eduardo Soliz (

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?

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Brandon "Four Minutes" Cackowski-Schnell (

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 ,'s official podcast.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Steve Brown (

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.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Vyolynce (

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: JohnTeti (

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Neilie Johnson (

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: James Jones (

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.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Daemon Hatfield (

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Mike Flacy (

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:...

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Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Sparky Clarkson (

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review


A Hard Night's Work


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

a triumph.