Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 25
    The only reason to buy this game, is that it's 30 euro cheaper than the Nintendo DS version. And that's only when you are an Ace Attorney fan.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 23, 2013
    While the first title in the AA series isn't my favourite I do think that this is a fantastic start to a fantastic series. The main gameplay may be nothing special and the game is also super linear but what truly makes this title shine is it's great story and unique writing. The reason I say this game has unique writing is because unlike most crime stories (law & order, csi, etc...) which are super serious dramas, ace attorney is very light hearted, silly and has lots of humour. There's still the serious moments in ace attorney but these moments come only when it's feels necessary. Also because of the series silliness that means that the writers can make each case and game feel fresh unlike most crime shows which start feeling repetitive after a couple of episodes. Though the main part of the gameplay is your regular point and click affair the court trial parts are very unique. These parts of the game are neat because you have to think cleverly about each testimony and try to notice the holes in some of the statements and you even get to examine photos and other evidence which really makes you feel like an actually attorney. The graphics aren't amazing but the characters do have some goofy looking animations which adds to the games charm. The music is also pretty great, especially when your in court. Overall PW:AA is very well written and funny game. Full Review »
  2. MathewM
    Jan 19, 2010
    From what I played, It is a good port. It isn't upgraded at all, but that isn't much of a problem. If you have the game on the DS, then don't bother getting this. Otherwise, this is a must buy. Full Review »