Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
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  1. Justice is Served is, by far, the best in this illustrious series. It's excellently written, bigger in scope, longer, better looking. It gets my highest recommendation as a must-buy for any fan of the show and really any adventure gamer looking for an involving and entertaining mystery to be solved.
  2. If you are even an occasional fan of the series, Justice is Served is an absolute must-play. Even if you have never watched an episode but enjoy mystery/detective adventure games (or those few legal/trial-based games that are out there) then I can pretty much assure you a good time from Legacy’s newest offering.
  3. 90
    What I didn't realize, until I started to write this review and looked in the box for some details, is that you get another whole game along with the Justice Is Served game…"Law & Order: Dead on the Money."
  4. Cheat Code Central
    90
    Fans of the show should not be without this game. It's like being in one of the episodes.
  5. 84
    It contains a really interesting case to solve and an involving story, along with some great game mechanics. It is a little short, as most of these games tend to be.
  6. This "episode" is much improved from previous games. The puzzles are much harder than the last game, and there is more to do this time than just click each screen and pick up everything around you to submit to the labs.
  7. While it hasn’t converted me into an adventure game lover, it has made me want to play the other Law & Order games before it. To me that says the developers have done something right.
  8. It's not a hard game, but it is a thoughtful game, and you will need to consider everything you know and review your material more than once if you are going to get a conviction.
  9. 80
    The graphics aren't all they could be, and the game suffers from a few crashing bugs, but it boasts a solid story, interesting characters, and diverse puzzles. You even get the first Law & Order game, "Dead on the Money," free in the package.
  10. If you can turn your mind off for a couple of hours you'll have a great time with the third Law & Order installment.
  11. Computer Games Magazine
    80
    The detective work is a blast. [Jan 2005, p.79]
  12. PC Gamer
    79
    This third Law & Order game is not only the most faithful to the atmosphere of the TV show, but also offers an engaging story. [Jan 2005, p.90]
  13. The puzzles are still really easy, and they still only account for maybe 10% of the game’s playing time.
  14. The solid presentation, excellent voice acting, easy to use controls and original story line will have Law & Order fans looking to overrule all objections. However the repetitive responses to questions, questionable warrant system and lack of personalization might have other gamers looking to overturn the jury’s verdict.
  15. It does not tax the brain too much, and it is also a fairly short-lived ride. However, it manages to take the franchise, and deliver an experience that feels every bit as compelling as the source material.
  16. netjak
    75
    This review was originally written before Jerry Orbach passed away. As a longtime fan of the series, I would like to add that he made the show truly great. He will be sorely missed.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. MikeP.
    Oct 4, 2005
    10
    This game had a great story line, as well as a few improvements from the previous one. Fun game, I recommend it to anyone who enjoys watching This game had a great story line, as well as a few improvements from the previous one. Fun game, I recommend it to anyone who enjoys watching the show. Full Review »
  2. ChisP.
    Apr 26, 2005
    0
    This gamed sucked i dont know if it was just mine but it froze every so often and the speech stuttered i don t remember how much i paid forThis gamed sucked i dont know if it was just mine but it froze every so often and the speech stuttered i don t remember how much i paid for the stupid thing,but now it is beingd to level off a chair at my kitchen table. Full Review »
  3. JeanH.
    Oct 25, 2004
    10
    This is the best one yet!