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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a puzzle adventure game from Capcom writer and game director Shu Takumi, the creator of the Ace Attorney series.

The game begins as a girl named Lynne is about to be shot but can't be helped since you play the role of Sissel and you're already dead. Just as Sissel is about to give up a voice tells you that you're the only one who can help the girl because as a ghost Sissel has gained a few powers.

The gameplay in Ghost Trick consists of possessing whatever is nearby and manipulating inanimate objects, in other words as a ghost Sissel has the power to perform tricks. Sissel also has the ability to go back 4 minutes before a person was killed to try and change their fate. Moving between objects and using tricks at the right time is the key to progressing through the game and preventing a death from happening.

The story of the game will take the player through various scenarios where Sissel can help prevent the death of a living being while finding out more about his own death. However Sissel is told he only has until dawn to find out why he died or his soul will disappear from the world of the living.


Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Nintendo DS The current time is displayed in each chapter
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Nintendo DS ...and places you have been too
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Nintendo DS Ghost world view
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Nintendo DS And normal world view

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ghost Trick: Detective Fantasma" -- Italian title

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GamesCollection Nintendo DS Jun 14, 2011 9 out of 10 90 Nintendo DS Feb 02, 2011 8.9 out of 10 89
That Gaming Site Nintendo DS Feb 09, 2011 8.8 out of 10 88
gamrReview Nintendo DS Feb 24, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85 iPhone Mar 20, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Nukezilla Nintendo DS Jan 31, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Nintendo DS Jan 17, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Brash Games Nintendo DS Feb 21, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Nintendo DS Mar 01, 2011 70 out of 100 70
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Nintendo DS Jan 18, 2011 7 out of 10 70


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