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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Ghost Trick 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
The puzzles are mind-bending to solve, but it’s the unique way of gaining first-hand insight into the overarching narrative, by living through the eyes of the strong range of characters, that makes the game stand out.
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence and Themes.
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to be able to discover detail elements in the environment to help solve puzzles. You also need to be able to pay attention and understand both behaviour and dialogue from characters.
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can play the first two chapters for free on iOS but then need to purchase the following chapters in groups of 5 for £4.99 or all chapters for £9.99. The DS game you pay once for the whole game, although it is often more expensive due to second-hand scarcity.
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Release Date: 19/06/2010, updated in 2023
Out Now: DS, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels
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