Parents' Guide to

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Clever, challenging murder mystery for teens.

Game Nintendo DS 2011
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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a great Nintendo DS title. The clever concept, thought-provoking puzzles (which require some trial and error), and huge cast of characters you'll interact with makes for a refreshingly entertaining mobile adventure. Particularly fun is when your disembodied soul possesses other victim's bodies and rewinds to four minutes before their deaths, so you can try and prevent them from happening (this helps gather clues related to your own demise). While the theme sounds morose, the game is quite light-hearted because of the zany characters, silly dialogue, and often-humorous death scenes (such as possessing a guitar so that the strumming noise distracts a hit man from killing his target). Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective offers a lot of enjoyable head-scratching gameplay for discerning Nintendo DS players.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release date: January 25, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Mild Language, Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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