Parents' Guide to

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Courtroom drama shows blood at crime scene in snapshots.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Amazing game on crime and investigation filled to the brim with reading and language

Miles Edgeworth Investigations is the 5th entry in the Ace Attorney franchise. The game has murder,crime,smuggling and much more. But that does not mean you cannot enjoy this wonderful game. There are great messages and role models that work as hard as they can to find the truth. Language is limited to damn and hell, although once,in Casd 5, Turnabout Ablaze, Shi Long Lang cals Quercus Alba a "Ba$tard". The controls are simple. There is anime style blood and some disturbing imagery in Case 3,The Kidnapped Turnabout, such as The Proto Badger attacking Edgeworth from behind. A very annoying,but not game breaking problem is the fact only one piece of evidence can break a rebuttal, no evidence related can do the same. Overall,the game is amazing and a must-play for Ace Attorney fans.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (7):

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth is a text-heavy, menu-driven game. Most of the action is conveyed through dialog. Players examine evidence by looking at the crime scene carefully and pin-pointing areas to examine. Pieces of gathered information can then be connected, witnesses pressed for further information, and evidence presented to contradict or disprove suspicions and accusations. In this manner, players feel very connected to the solving of the crimes.

To win, players must use good reading comprehension, logic, and deductive skills in order to solve each piece of the puzzle in an investigation. Nuances in conversations can be easily missed and unfortunately, there are no hints available in game. Progression is linear and players cannot move on until they have successfully rebutted each accusation by presenting evidence to point out the flaw in the opponent's logic. Like most games though, if you get stuck, cheats and hints can usually be found on gamer blogs and forums.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release date: February 16, 2010
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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