Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 58 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Mar 28, 2014
    95
    With a full year of puzzles on top of what’s already in the game, puzzle enthusiasts will find a lot of enjoyment here.
  2. May 22, 2014
    90
    A worthy finale to Professor Layton's adventures, whether you've played the previous games or not.
  3. Mar 15, 2014
    90
    With his sixth globetrotting escapade, Professor Layton secures an enduring gaming legacy, with just a few little bumps on the way.
  4. Feb 25, 2014
    90
    Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy follows a grand tradition of puzzle-adventures. Filled to the brim with brain teasers of all shapes and sizes, The Azran Legacy is a relatively non-linear exploration of the series' last mysteries. Will you like it? It depends. How much do you enjoy having your mental processes challenged?
  5. Dec 1, 2013
    90
    All in all, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy shows there is still plenty of mileage in the series, but as time has been called on this particular line of Hershel Layton adventures, it proves to be a fitting closure with some great twists at the story's conclusion, along with clever plot elements that tie this precursor trilogy back into the first ever game, The Curious Village.
  6. Nov 6, 2013
    90
    Puzzle solving is a gentlemanly pursuit, one that will perhaps never be better personified than in Professor Layton and his inquiring entourage.
  7. Nov 4, 2013
    90
    Instead of feeling exhausted, this episode brings some of the best moments of the series. Another outstanding adventure of the Professor that every fan of puzzles should try.
  8. Oct 29, 2013
    90
    If Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy really is the end of an era, it's a fitting sign-off. Hershel Layton and his companions have been wonderful additions to the DS and 3DS systems, bringing gracious simplicity and charm with each release.
  9. Feb 25, 2014
    88
    An amazing conclusion to the beloved puzzle series. Its variety and clever storytelling make it the most interesting and well-executed installment of the franchise, and it’s nice to see that after six games, Level-5 can keep surprising players with intriguing, surprisingly moving plots and hundreds of clever puzzles.
  10. Nov 6, 2013
    88
    An intriguing conclusion to the adventures of Layton.
  11. Mar 11, 2014
    87
    Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a very pretty adventure, which uses various puzzles where other games would use action or fights. The puzzles should be a bit more in tune with the story and the locations, though. [Nov 2013]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 3, 2013
    9
    Great storyline completion. Of course the number of puzzles reduced due to greater attention to the storyline (can sprint as minus), but recycled and puzzles themselves look much fresher than in the Miracle Mask. Full Review »
  2. Mar 3, 2014
    7
    a great end to a great series. the puzzles may not surprise long time fans like myself but i still managed to get a lot of enjoyment when solving this games clever collection of puzzles. the plot is also pretty great too and new characters like professor s and the azran girl are very likeable. the soundtrack and graphics are also very impressive too. Full Review »
  3. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    Azran Legacy is truly a fitting end to an amazing series. Clever puzzles and superb music and animation mixed with a compelling story and a less linear structure put this among the very best Layton games out there, and up with the best games on the 3DS. It also includes some of the best visuals on the system. Despite a slower start than usual, the story is great and cleverly connects the two trilogies without leaving many loose ends. 365 daily puzzles plus StreetPass content leaves plenty to do after the 9-12 hour main story.

    Core Game: 9.5
    Presentation: 10
    Visuals: 10
    Gameplay: 9.5
    Audio: 10
    Lasting Appeal: 10

    Overall: 9.5/10
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