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  • Summary: Become Phoenix Wright and experience the thrill of battle as you fight to save your innocent clients in a court of law. Play all 14 episodes, spanning the first three games, in one gorgeous collection. Solve the intriguing mysteries behind each case and witness the final truth for yourself.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Apr 22, 2019
    90
    All in all, it’s really in the way that the sum of all of Phoenix Wright’s parts comes together for a campy, thrilling time.
  2. Mar 4, 2019
    90
    Despite a few quibbles that most new players won’t even notice, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is an impressive remastering of three of the greatest adventure games ever made.
  3. Apr 12, 2019
    85
    The first games from this beloved franchise are finally available on PlayStation 4 and we couldn't be happier. These games suit the PlayStation 4 well and altogether this package will guarantee hours upon hours of entertainment. All of the cases you'll deal with are very diverse and the charismatic characters will ensure you'll have a blast for a long, long time to come. Definitely recommended.
  4. Apr 9, 2019
    80
    A great package that includes the HD versions of the first three games of the Ace Attorney series. If you haven't played any of them or you missed one, its a great opportunity to give a try. On the other hand and if you are a veteran fan, you will enjoy it a lot too, even though it doesn't offer anything new at all.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 3, 2019
    80
    While more could have been done to spruce things up, what’s here is a superb mix of courtroom tension and outright comedy. [Issue#162, p.97]
  6. Apr 9, 2019
    75
    If the audience is there, then these home console versions of Ace Attorney are very welcome as I have no objection to more Phoenix Wright.
  7. Apr 9, 2019
    65
    If Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy were a less lazy operation, at the bottom of this page would take a very different score.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 10, 2019
    10
    It's the OG Pheonix Wright Trilogy, what can you say? One the greatest puzzle VNs ever made. The rush of adreniline you get catching out a lieIt's the OG Pheonix Wright Trilogy, what can you say? One the greatest puzzle VNs ever made. The rush of adreniline you get catching out a lie is still unmatched. While these ports do have some caveats, such as the new art being a little too clean and sterile, this is counteracted with the ability to play these masterpieces on a big tv in surround sound. If you've played these before, it is a great way to reexperience them in a cinematic way. If you haven't its a great entry point, encompassing many of the the series highlights.
    Here's hoping for a new, modern entry made for consoles!
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  2. May 14, 2020
    10
    I think this game is a masterpiece. The best representative of visual novels.
  3. Nov 1, 2020
    10
    I always knew Phoenix Wright as a character but never played any of the games. One day I saw it on offer and I was like oh well its only 15I always knew Phoenix Wright as a character but never played any of the games. One day I saw it on offer and I was like oh well its only 15 euros, if I didn't like it I was going to just send it on my library to stay there for ever like some other of my the games I didn't enjoy.

    The fact that the game was a visual novel made me think that it wouldn't be that enjoyable. But I was just plain wrong and all I had to do to learn that this game is a masterpiece, a piece of art, was to just play the first 30 minutes. This is all it takes to realize what game I missed for so long.

    The cases are brilliant and amazing with tons of humor, thrill and twists that will blow your mind. You need to find and present evidence to keep going, but actually it's not easy at all. This game takes out the 150iq you hide.

    About humor and jokes, there wasn't a time that 5 minutes passed without laughing. Congratulations to the devs for that.

    There were specific 3 cases that will always be in my mind since they are overdosed with feelings like happiness,sadness,surprise etc.I guess if you play the game, you will understand. Not that the others aren't amazing of course,but those 3 are making you empathize with the characters way more. The characters are unique. I rarely emphasize with characters in games and this one made me. The dialogues are perfect and there some voice lines that are performed by voice actors that you will never forget. Also, the soundtrack is just amazing, so much it makes me wanna hear it all the time and it's definitely part of the magic of this game. The only bad thing is that since you are reading dialogues all the time your eyes can get tired if you play for many hours (which I did since and I couldn't stop) and sometimes that can become tiring. My final verdict is that this game definitely deserves attention since it's made with so much effort and that can be seen. Congratulations to the dev team. It's on my top 5 list now for sure.I can't believe it took me so many years to realize.
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  4. May 8, 2019
    9
    The first game was worth the 30 euro price tag alone but to have all three is just amazing. I'm into thr third game and liekly have had 40The first game was worth the 30 euro price tag alone but to have all three is just amazing. I'm into thr third game and liekly have had 40 hours of just a great time. It's simple enough to not be a headache and just complicated enough that you need to pay atrention to the details.

    The writing is fantastic. The sound and music is phenomenal. The graphics are serviceable to begin with and often have some nice art in rare places. Text upscales to 4k very well and honestly one would have to look within two feet or so to notice that it is not really 4k dispite the scale.

    My only critism worth mentioning beside individual critique of certain cases is the options and in particular the skip text option, the normal skip will have you pressing multiple times and often hammering X, the skip box is the box is the best option but you will likely skip pargraphs by accent. There should be a reverse text button at all times as there is with witness testimonies. Other than that some parts of the games can drag but this is only an issue because it is 3 games in one and each game is perfectly sized. Content is never a bad thing.

    A really well done port if jist a tad finicky and three great games (As far as I can see with three episodes left). In fact, the games get better as they go on with new mechanics opeing up greater depth. A real gem.
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  5. Apr 9, 2019
    9
    It's good to see these classics on all the consoles so everyone can try them
  6. Sep 9, 2020
    7
    This is a 7.5 rather than a 7 - usually I round up but I don't feel like this is an 8.

    The three games overall are good. I'd say the third
    This is a 7.5 rather than a 7 - usually I round up but I don't feel like this is an 8.

    The three games overall are good. I'd say the third game, Trials & Tribulations, is the standout game, then the second best is the second game, Justice For All, and finally the first game, Ace Attorney. So I can safely say the games progress in quality. The games have great plots, music and character developments. If you like visual novels then this game is certainly for you.

    My criticisms would be that the game can get a bit boring with investigations. There's quite a bit of filler for the third to fifth cases of each game, and it gets irritating. While I understand this has satire of the legal system, some of it is just plain bizarre and really takes you out of the game. If you find stuff like a judge being protective over an atractive witness and potentially penalising you as funny then this is good. For me presonally I just found the game to be too comical for my liking. Finally, the gameplay can get repetiive and boring.

    I would recommend this game - it certainly is an interesting series and the ending of the trilogy is nice for the various characters.
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  7. Apr 9, 2019
    1
    this's kind of game that i hate the most, boring story + the art is just for pleasing some fan girls, and most important it's came out with athis's kind of game that i hate the most, boring story + the art is just for pleasing some fan girls, and most important it's came out with a hilarious price as 80% of japan game nowadays, low efforts, low quality yet they still want much money. No thanks, Expand