Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 45 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
Buy On
  1. It actually sort of makes sense to think of Trial and Tribulations as an expansion pack--a 20+ hour one--to the original.
  2. In a way, Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations is a game that is less than the sum of its parts—on an individual level the game’s graphics, gameplay, and sound are both intriguing and solid.
  3. Even when I became involved with the story, I’d eventually get tired of text tapping the screen, and quit playing altogether. Fans should pick up this title immediately. Newcomers should be wary of the genre, not the game itself.
  4. Edge Magazine
    60
    Often you’ll present a piece of evidence on a hunch and find him explaining it far beyond your own understanding. The result is a distance from the story, and a reminder of the paucity of interactivity on offer. [Nov 2007, p.99]

Awards & Rankings

13
5
#5 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
59
#59 Most Shared DS Game of 2007
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 193 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 193
  1. Cynthia
    May 10, 2009
    10
    All three games were wonderful, but Trails and Tribulations is simply the best game in the series. The music was good, the cases were All three games were wonderful, but Trails and Tribulations is simply the best game in the series. The music was good, the cases were interesting, and the characters were like always entertaiming. I really enjoyed it! I almost cried at the end because it was the last game of Phoenix Wright. I really did. Almost. But...! You really have to play 1 & 2 first, or you don't get the whole story! It's a perfect end of the series, thanks, Capcom! Court is adjourned! Full Review »
  2. May 11, 2011
    10
    Best of the trilogy. It's got fun, awesome cases and the end is a seriously intense rollercoaster. If you liked the first games be preparedBest of the trilogy. It's got fun, awesome cases and the end is a seriously intense rollercoaster. If you liked the first games be prepared to be blown away by this one! Full Review »
  3. ChrisA.
    Dec 26, 2007
    10
    I have played all three Phoenix Wright games to the end, and I have to say that if this one is indeed the very last, it will be a sad time. A I have played all three Phoenix Wright games to the end, and I have to say that if this one is indeed the very last, it will be a sad time. A really great storyline that ties all three games together neatly, and it's just plain fun! Not many games have caught my attention so well like these have, and I'm not even fond of lawyer style games. Full Review »