Generally favorable reviews - based on 68 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 68
  2. Negative: 1 out of 68
  1. Jan 2, 2013
    Impossible not to be disappointed after so long a wait. But when one witnesses the result, on will probably think that this cross-over wasn't meant to be. I love spaghetti, and I love chocolate spread, but with a little thinking, I wouldn't mix the two. Maybe that's how they should have contemplated this wedding between Layton and Wright. Even the brilliant production values, 3D transition and exquisite music are not enough to make us forget about the dull situations one has to repeat over and over again. It's the poorest of the Phoenix Wrights and the most laughable Layton.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 12, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This is the best crossover I have ever played, with almost all elements from both series present. Its developing story is imersive, and it delivers at least 20-25 hours of game play without being a chore to complete, and all the twists like Layton becoming a inquisitor and discovering Laberintia is a heavily isolated place in the real world Full Review »
  2. Sep 11, 2014
    I loved it!
    What a tremendous achievement putting these two games and characters together. Both sympathetically, but not wholesale, recreated
    from their respective places. Both have been given careful attention so things flow well as a single title and don't feel jarring lay different side by side.
    I got a little bogged down in the Witch hunt trial but otherwise it's first rate Layton and Pheonix in one game!
    Also... If you love the title music to both, just sit back and enjoy this mashup... What a peice :-)
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  3. Sep 5, 2014
    Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is game made for fans of both franchises in the gaming world. I will say that yes, which franchise you like better will make you enjoy the aspect of the game that involves which character you like better, but it doesn't take away from the game at all. Even if you haven't ever played a Professor Layton, or Phoenix wright game, you will love this game if you enjoy puzzles, and contradictions. Even more, it will make you want to go buy the games for these two brilliant characters which is a great way to get into their games. I'm about 13 hours in, and I have enjoyed ever moment, a game to pick up if you own a 3DS!!! Full Review »