Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Jul 26, 2021
    100
    If you’re a series newcomer, I’d suggest starting the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy first to see where it all began, but either way, Chronicles presents a truly exceptional experience within, one that was worth the wait. Between the new gameplay additions, thrilling story and added accessibility, this is without question my favourite entry so far and for that, I cannot recommend The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles enough.
  2. Jul 26, 2021
    100
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles brandishes its cultural and historical context alongside its thematic story cohesiveness in an elegantly refined and bold manner that ultimately results in an undeniably masterful duology. Whether you are a veteran Ace Attorney fan or completely new, this is the height of the franchise that is worth playing in its entirety.
  3. Jul 26, 2021
    95
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is not only the best and most accessible Ace Attorney yet, but an absolute essential for fans of adventure games with its brilliant characters, amazing soundtrack, and great presentation.
  4. Jul 26, 2021
    92
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a collection of the best Ace Attorney games yet with a top-notch cast, loads of thrilling cases, and oodles of extras. On top of all that, multiple new gameplay elements reinvigorate the standard formula both in and out of court. In the end, this is a must-buy for fans of the series as well as anyone who enjoys solving a good mystery or 10.
  5. Aug 27, 2021
    90
    A beautiful, heavy on text, visual novel with interesting and innovative adventure elements wrapped up in a well-orchestrated story arc. While we would like to reprimand Capcom for this delay over the 3DS version, we are still happy to enjoy this little gem in more platforms.
  6. Aug 8, 2021
    90
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a fantastic collection that fans of the series and the genre cannot miss. Spectacular from start to finish.
  7. Jul 29, 2021
    90
    Overall, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is one of the better Ace Attorney games, period. If it had been released in its original form, I'd probably be more negative about it, but getting both parts of Dai Gyakuten Saiban in one nice package emphasizes its strong points and lessens its flaws. If you're a fan of the series, it's absolutely worth picking up, and I can imagine it jumping near the top of many people's favorite Ace Attorney title lists. It has its flaws and foibles, but it's some of the most fun I've had with the franchise to date.
  8. Jul 27, 2021
    90
    The Great Ace Attorney is a duology that any fan of the series should play and also serves as a great entry point for newcomers. Whether it’s the great new story and characters, the high quality slate of cases, or the new mechanics that help break the usual mold of the series, there’s very little to dislike about this fantastic spinoff.
  9. Jul 26, 2021
    90
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is well worth the wait, a welcome addition to the series that keeps everything that made the old games great while adding new elements to keep the series feeling fresh. The change in time and setting also forces it to rely less on familiar characters, and while long-time fans may miss series stalwarts such as Maya Fey, Miles Edgeworth, or Detective Gumshoe, it makes it an excellent place for newcomers to hop into the series. Whether you’re an old fan of the series, looking for a fun visual novel about courtroom intrigue, or just saw a few of the series memes flying around and want to know what it’s all about, you owe it to yourself to pick up The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.
  10. Jul 26, 2021
    90
    A long lost tale of courtroom heroics and tribulations, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is finally available in English for the first time and well worth the six years long wait.
  11. Jul 26, 2021
    90
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles has all the hallmarks of the Ace Attorney series, with excellent characters and brilliant writing through the remastered duology's ten cases, but there's some clever flourishes that make the story and gameplay far more interesting and enjoyable. The only objection we have is that it took far too long for these excellent Victorian adventures to reach the West!
  12. Jul 26, 2021
    87
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is solid and enjoyable as the main series that gave it birth.
  13. Aug 19, 2021
    85
    The return of the Ace Attorney saga gives us a couple of excellent games with great stories that will put your intellect to the test.
  14. Jul 26, 2021
    85
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is an exceptional spin-off double for the series by Capcom and Shu Takumi.
  15. Jul 26, 2021
    85
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is more than a solid port of two Nintendo 3DS games, let alone, one that was localized for Western regions. Its enhanced visuals, twist-filled and exhilarating story, and orchestral score create a package that will definitely give fans of the franchise or the visual novel genre a bang for their buck. It’s a game that will test your wits, memory, and logic skills to solve the various cases at hand.
  16. 85
    A deliberately slow, and sometimes frustratingly patient, start aside, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles revamps the Ace Attorney formula by injecting it with a take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Great Detective stories that is recognizable, and yet oh-so-perfect for this series in how it changes it. If the Phoenix Wright games have lost a little of their luster for you, then this double header Victorian-era spinoff may well be worth investigating.
  17. Jul 26, 2021
    83
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is perfect for those who want to take a break from high-paced action games and want to spend a few hours between deductions, clues, evidence and interrogations. Ryunosuke Naruhodo's legal adventures are engaging, boasting excellent writing with imaginative cases (sometimes almost too much), a good dose of twists and great characters. Graphics are alright, but the lack of an Italian localization could make the game almost unplayable for those unfamiliar with the English language.
  18. Aug 12, 2021
    80
    This is an impressively complete story. By the end of Resolve, I felt like all of the plot threads had been tied up; that questions that had lingered, some for almost 80 hours, had been answered. While Chronicles moves too slowly at times--especially during the Adventures half--the payoff at the end is worth the wait.
  19. Jul 29, 2021
    80
    After half a decade of playing the “will it or won’t It get localized” guessing game, to see the Great Ace Attorney Chronicles see release in the States is an event worth celebrating indeed and doubly so as it was done well for a pair of games that weave an intriguing storyline well worth reading all the way to the end.
  20. 80
    As Yakuza 0 did for that beloved franchise, so does The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles for its own. This pair of relatively new entries serve as the perfect entry point into the world of intense legal battles and even more intense reactions the Ace Attorney series is known for.
  21. Jul 27, 2021
    80
    Ace Attorney meets Sherlock Holmes turns out to be a great premise for a new game, with a subtle change in formula that works as both absurdist comedy and historical drama.
  22. Jul 27, 2021
    80
    However you feel about Herlock Sholmes, there’s a lot to love in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. With 10 cases to work your way through, this duo of games packs in a lot of content – and for its asking price, it offers excellent value. The stories that run through each case, despite being cumbersome at times, are strong enough to keep you invested, but it’s the joy of piecing together the evidence that will keep you coming back. Whether you’re a newcomer to the Ace Attorney series or a long-time fan, you’ll find something to enjoy here.
  23. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    Practically 50 hours of gameplay with a large number of trials, pleadings and exploration phases, as well as the possibility of getting to know multiple stories and characters.
  24. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a welcome addition to the series' roster, adding new mechanics (at least for us Westerners) to an established gameplay and enacting a compelling story.
  25. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    An adventure that, despite some heaviness in the text and rhythm, offers a very pleasant taste.
  26. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles' one-two punch of newly-translated ports is a fantastic package for both newcomers and long time fans, even if it falls prey to longstanding pitfalls. A compelling narrative stacked with an eclectic cast and top-notch writing drives a satisfying, if simple, gameplay loop that's like little else in the genre.
  27. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a beautiful game that makes the player want to investigate more and more without ever getting bored.
  28. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is, well, great Ace Attorney. The typical gameplay is embellished with some interesting new wrinkles, but it's the cast of characters and compelling narrative that make this a worthy spin-off. The story told across the pair of games is intriguing, you'll grow to love most of the characters, and there are some cracking, memorable cases to solve. This duo of games isn't doing much to push the franchise forward, but it's a very worthwhile adventure nonetheless. A great place to start for newcomers and a fascinating alternate story for fans, should you give this a shot? The answer is elementary.
  29. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a fantastic value. It contains two Ace Attorney games, each with five stories. Considering the most recent great visual novel compilation, Famicom Detective Club, was a full-priced collection, containing two games less than half the length of the two found in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, this collection at 2/3 the cost is a steal for visual novel fans. If you’re a fan of the original Ace Attorney games, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is an excellent return to form.
  30. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles isn't going to win over anyone that hasn't enjoyed the series in the past. The gameplay won't be for everyone, and the problems that have been there since Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney are as present as ever. That said, Capcom has done a great job making this the most accessible game in the series and a perfect starting point for newcomers. The characters are wonderful, the story is compelling, and there's an incredible satisfaction when the truth is uncovered. For fans of the series, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is simply a must-own package.
  31. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a Godsend for AA fans, finally compiling and localising two games that the fanbase have been begging for. While the Ace Attorney formula hasn't actually been changed much, what is here is what the fans adore. Interactions with Herlock Sholmes manage to be a highlight, and uncovering mysteries through twisted testimonies is as satisfying as ever.
  32. 80
    Like you would come to expect from the franchise. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles features both classic detective and Ace Attorney series tropes that come together around some very intriguing mysteries that will keep you busy for many hours across the interconnected story of the collection.
  33. Jul 26, 2021
    78
    A fresh visual novel, set in XIX century, which introduces new mechanics to the Ace Attorney Saga. It is not translated into spanish language, and requires some advanced level to understand some legal and historical terms.
  34. Jul 26, 2021
    75
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is an HD collection of 3DS titles never released before in the West that tries to reiterate the beloved Ace Attorney formula with an historical-drama flavour. Characters and settings are fleshed out in a brilliant way and yet the gameplay feels too familiar for its own good.
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  1. Jul 26, 2021
    Definitely, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles has great value not only for fans, but also for any player who want to experience a brilliant story, charismatic characters and an engaging gameplay. [Recommended]
  2. Jul 28, 2021
    If The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures is your first Ace Attorney game, welcome! This is a wonderful place to start your Ace Attorney journey. If it’s not, you may get frustrated by the hours of exposition as you eagerly button-mash your way to your next courtroom appearance.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 141 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 141
  2. Negative: 45 out of 141
  1. Aug 1, 2021
    9
    Previous fan of the series, the two games continue the ridiculous but entertaining characters, the convoluted but somehow logical cases, andPrevious fan of the series, the two games continue the ridiculous but entertaining characters, the convoluted but somehow logical cases, and the sometimes annoying but overall solid game mechanics. I wouldn't say they are the best games in the series, but the animations and new gameplay are great.

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  2. Aug 1, 2021
    10
    A good game, and abretah of fresh air to the common type of games we have on the market.
  3. Aug 2, 2021
    10
    Great game. Reminded me a bit of the original trilogy - great characters, great dialogues, fun and interesting cases. An overall delightfulGreat game. Reminded me a bit of the original trilogy - great characters, great dialogues, fun and interesting cases. An overall delightful game to get lost in. Full Review »