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  • Summary: Experience this much beloved, touching story for yourself. Try this brand-new kind of "Interactive Mystery" for free right now!

    *Devices and iOS supported: iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch, iPad with iOS 4.3 or later
    *iPhone 3G / iPod touch 2G are not supported
    *Languages:
    English, French, Italian, German, Spanish

    ◆ This Story Starts with Your Death
    In an obscure corner of the city, a single bullet takes your life, but that’s not all it takes. When you awaken as a spirit, you realize you have no recollection of who you are. Thus begins your search for the answers to these questions: “Who am I?”, “Who killed me?”, and “Why was I killed?”

    One night is all you have to answer these questions before your soul vanishes at dawn’s first light, and your only lead is the female detective who witnessed your death...

    ◆ "Possess" and "Manipulate" Your Way to the Truth!
    As the main character, you can possess and manipulate objects, such as a guitar or an umbrella, using your "Powers of the Dead". A variety of actions will be available to you depending on what you possess. Strive to possess the truth itself!

    ◆ Rewind Time "4 Minutes Before Death" to Change Fate!
    Death seems to follow you wherever you go, but you can do something about that! Using one of your ghostly powers, go back to a point 4 minutes before a person’s death and change their fate!

    ◆ Chapters 1 and 2 are Free!
    Should this touching tale “possess” you, the rest of the story is available for purchase under “Buy More Chapters” on the title screen.

    ◆Based on the Critically Acclaimed Nintendo DS Game
    *GameSpot Best of 2011 Awards - Best Handheld Game Winner
    *GameTrailers Game of the Year Awards 2011 - Best Nintendo DS Game Winner

    *For iPod touch and iPad users, a Wi-Fi environment will be necessary to purchase additional chapters.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feb 3, 2012
    100
    GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective, quite simply, feels like it was always destined for the App Store and now that it's here you should definitely grab it; funny, clever and fun - easily a must have.
  2. Feb 21, 2012
    100
    Ghost Trick is a fantastic adventure / puzzle game, and its iOS version doesn't lose any of its strengths next to the original DS version. This is a must-have, perfectly suited to the touch interface, and what's more : the two first chapters are free, the rest can be purchased in-app if you want to finish the story, manipulating the hhost of the hero to possess objects and change the destiny of the other characters of this well-crafted story.
  3. Feb 3, 2012
    90
    A zany adventure with heart, humour, and a truly unique concept. If you missed this peerless cult classic on DS, do not let it pass you by again.
  4. Feb 13, 2012
    90
    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a true genius title. If you're looking for something unique and amazing do not hesitate, buy this.
  5. Mar 20, 2012
    82
    Ghost Trick is a clever adventure where you travel into the past of deceased to solve intelligent puzzles in order to investigate your own death – very entertaining.
  6. Feb 7, 2012
    80
    The only problem here is that not everyone likes a talker. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective's only real flaw (which is also, paradoxically enough, its strongest quality) is the fact that it is extremely heavy on the narrative. More than half of your time in the game will be spent reading.
  7. 70
    Still the same innovative-but-flawed puzzler as on the DS, but now far cheaper and with even more attractive visuals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 5, 2013
    10
    This is an excellent adventure/puzzle game made by the guys who did the Phoenix Wright/Ace Attorney games. From the story to the characters, there's alot to like about this game and it's easily one of the best on the iOS. I personally haven't played the DS version but there's little reason to not pick up this game if, like me, you weren't able to pick this up when it came out on the DS. I had an issue with the fact that you can't skip any dialogue at all, regardless of whether you've seen it before or not, and this makes the end game, where trial and error are key to figuring out puzzles, a chore. But that's hardly something to make me not recommend this game to anyone. It's easily one of the best games on the iOS and I can only imagine how good it is on the DS. While it'll be more expensive then most other games on the iOS, around 10 bucks, it's easily worth the price of admission. Pick this game up if you're looking for another game to play on your apple product. One of the best there is to date. Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2012
    10
    An absolutely amazing game, I'm still half way through playing and I'm really loving it. It makes me think in a way I want to and as the characters stories are revealed it just gets more and more interesting. No doubts about it this is worth 10/10 Expand
  3. Jul 20, 2013
    10
    All I need to say is that it has the narrative, gameplay, and aesthetics to put Ace Attorney to shame. This game is the most underrated game in this current industry, and it will be a disservice not to play it. Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2012
    10
    An entertaining evolution of the old point-and-click games with an amazing storyline, incredibly breathtaking turns of vents and unforgettable characters... a work of art which exudes the genius of the game designer behind it: Shu Takumi.
    MUST-HAVE. Also if you previously purchased it on Nintendo DS.
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  5. Oct 27, 2013
    9
    An absolutely BEAUTIFUL game. If this game has any flaws, it's the "escape" part (which I'd recommend looking up the walkthrough for, since it's ridic hard). However, the rest of the game is so beautifully done that it's impossible to not rec the out of this game.

    The best experience on iOS, bar none.
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