Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Playable Flash Demo

Here's your chance to use your wits to solve a crime before it happens.

If you haven't read our previews about Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, here's your chance to find out more about this clever little DS game where you play as a ghost with unusual powers. As the recently deceased Sissel, you have the power not only to see a lot of bad things happen right before your eyes, but to rewind time and even move physical objects in your ethereal form. Similar to a Rube Goldberg puzzle, where you can line up objects to interact with one another, here you can and (hopefully will) change the outcome. The best way to explain it is to show you, so below we have an exclusive demo of Ghost Trick, where you can get a taste of what it's like to be a phantom detective. Enjoy!

Click the image below to start the demo!

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91 comments
Krusher26
Krusher26

Very interesting. Graphics like "Exit" (action-puzzler from 2006), Professor Layton-type story. I like this on so far.

Bulzeeb3088
Bulzeeb3088

"Ghost" starring Patrick Sw... I mean, this guy. Fun looking game.

Cool_gamer12
Cool_gamer12

gud game! but not better then professor layton

pik-ku
pik-ku

nice demo love the mystery!

david_lck
david_lck moderator moderator

Wow, that really was quite the demo, I love the intriguing and bizarre premise, can't wait for the game. :)

Sneakers
Sneakers

Wow...I was curious about this game...sounded like an interesting concept, and the animation and music are great...but after playing the demo...yeah, I want this for sure. :) Thanks Capcom!

APic
APic

Some really nice animations and wodnerful music. Looks pretty good.

juna42
juna42

That was very fun to play, I'm definitely gonna get this. I'm gonna love it for sure since the creators of Phoenix wright made it.

IvanVeronezi
IvanVeronezi

That demo was so cool! I want this game now!

gabrielwoj
gabrielwoj

Great puzzle game, with such great animations and hardly puzzles! And I lol'd about the retail versions, I didn't expect this at the Demo version :P

shogoh
shogoh

It's fun to see something different once in a while.

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

I gotta say this, the animations are extremely good and the gameplay is awesome. I'm so getting this.

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

Wow! That was amazing! what is this game rated? The mobster cursed!

fkbwii
fkbwii

This has got to be the most ingenious demo ever. Good job GameSpot!

joker718
joker718

Well, now I'm really looking forward to this game. This demo is amazing! I hope retail game will be long and even more amazing.

brainstew0
brainstew0

Well, the demo won't load for me :( bummer. But, I know I love the Phoenix Wright games. XD If this is anything comparable as those who posted before said, I definitely want to get it as well!

noclue_27
noclue_27

Totally has the Phoenix Wright feel, but completely different animation. Particularly the player character.. Will we ever see his eyes? XD

Ultrabeatdown55
Ultrabeatdown55

Its good, but what I really want is another Phoenix Wright. Make it happen Capcom!

urbsdad6
urbsdad6

Kind of like an updated very short version of an idea like Planescape Torment. So little time, so many game opportunities. Heavy sigh, deep remorse : (

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Wow, this is impressive. Definitely gonna get it.

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

Wow... what an original game! I like the Phoenix Wright style music and sound effects too.

Wellk
Wellk

I will definitely buy this.

lukedoc
lukedoc

Oh, hey, this demo was at Comic-Con... and it was even a little bit different! Wow, games change quickly!

pphatmat
pphatmat

Interesting. This game has a really unique type of gameplay

Skrapshak
Skrapshak

Very cool! I like the demo for this game. I particularly liked the art direction. I think the way Gamespot made it available is pretty keen.

rindisu
rindisu

This is so sweet! Also does anyone else think the character looks like Vash the Stampede?

archvile_78
archvile_78

Very creative, thank you Capcom and Gamespot.

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

I'm definitely getting this. Very unique and creative game. :P

Melchior111
Melchior111

Remember this is a demo. The retail version is far superior!. In the first scenario you have to do a lot of thing in order to finish it.

wiidominance
wiidominance

What a funny game, I love how instantaneous the game plays. All demos should be like this. It takes a too many chances with convincing you with the universe some plot holes here and there. But that could be due to this being a demo and the final thing is not as abrupt. LOVE the animation tho .. Also, I hope with "moving to the cores" there are actually wrong or right answers and not just one way to play it through ..

Warshock
Warshock

Wow that was pretty awesome way to play a demo. Thanks Gamespot!

kishona
kishona

I was a bit reluctant at first. But it's a very interesting and original game. The storyline is definitely worth getting into.

Kapsoulas
Kapsoulas

Awsome just awsome Who am i? WTF This is a trial version! xD

Nintendo_Fan128
Nintendo_Fan128

Ha! Good stuff. This is a sure-buy if I manage to find it on sale, which will be hard in my region, unfortunately.

cornario
cornario

Definitely get this!! Very fun&creative demo

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

Coming from the creators of Ace attorney, I knew this was gonna be awesome! Thanks for the Demo guys, it was an awesome one!

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Notice how they used a sound from RE3 when the crane moves. Very-very cool game, BTW.

FanBoy-PS3
FanBoy-PS3

Nice and creative obviously made by the team who made Phoenix Wright Project Might consider buying it ^_^

eojrevrac
eojrevrac

i love the 3rd wall breaking, i hope there is some in the real game!

Alex_Thomson
Alex_Thomson

Interesting demo, more fun than I thought it would be. I'm looking forward to this game just based off that, it had a compelling concept and story. This is a good idea for letting people get a feel for what a game is like in ways that videos and screenshots cannot, I hope GameSpot has more of these in the future.

Malhound
Malhound

Will the full game be on an Acekard? or an R4DS?

rodygringo
rodygringo

Great Job on having a demo out for us!! It really helps a lot in deciding to buy a game or not.. they are getting too expensive to just buy a game based on opnions..I want play them before buying them!!

destroyerHHH
destroyerHHH

They took a page from the Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Days demo.

Chopinist
Chopinist

This intro is so incredible.... this is a day one buy for me because of this lol I barely knew it even existed, albeit the name, but this demo was both funny and interesting and my curiosity can only be quenched with the real thing! Thanks for posting it up!