Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Game review by Mark Raby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Captivating puzzle game makes doing brainteasers a blast.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

*sigh* Was the sexual talk really necessary?

My middle school boys are not yet permitted to play one of the few educational games I can find nowadays due to the sex humor. Why, developers, why?
age 12+

Couldn't Put This Down

My 12 year old daughter couldn't put this down. She loved it and wants to play the other Professor Layton DS games.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Subjects: Math: measurement, patterns, sequences
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, collecting data, logic
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: October 17, 2011
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence, Simulated Gambling
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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