Parents' Guide to

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Moderately violent courtroom drama with positive role model.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

Great game!

Great game! I played as a kid myself, and I loved it. I rate it 11 and up, because there is light smoking, gore, and some slight sexual inninuendo in the 2nd case.
age 10+

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Great Game. A tiny bit of adult content but overall teaches people about law.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (27 ):

Aside from spruced-up graphics, there's nothing too surprising to be found in this collection of text-driven games, the oldest of which dates back to 2005 (or 2001 in the series' native Japan). The characters and storytelling still have that distinctive Japanese flavor that most Western players either quickly or never warm to, and legal cases play out the same way they always have. That limits this game's appeal to older players who've already worked through them and those who grow easily frustrated with the trial-and-error nature of these games' courtroom conversations.

But it could prove a delight for older tweens and teens who were too young to have played the original Phoenix Wright games when they first arrived. The courtroom battles remain dramatic and interesting, and methods that Phoenix comes up with to prove his cases remain as clever and satisfying as they ever were -- as long as you don't mind indulging the shenanigans he often gets away with, such as surprise witnesses and unexpected physical evidence. Still, there's no denying that the series remains an island of intellect in a sea of games that continue to rely primarily on combat and violence to solve protagonists' problems. Plus, the chance to get three games for the price of one is enticing.

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