Best Ace Attorney Games

The Top Ten

1 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations Product Image

Played the first 3 and then Apollo Justice, and the 3rd one is far and away the best in the series. Amazing storyline, the guy who drinks the coffee is hilarious, and it has a great ending that ties everything together

Most memorable game in my opinion. The soundtrack is amazing, and the story really grips you. My personal favorite game of all time.

One of the very best games of all time - not a bad case and it will astound you!

Favorite game in the series, and I hope Spirit of Justice tops it!

2 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Product Image

Overrated but not bad, I think the original Ace attorney has one major weakness, a lack of good cases. The first case is iconic but a bit boring and way too short, turnabout sisters has the main problems of showing the killer and having an unsatisfying ending. Turnabout samurai is pretty awful, unlikable characters, annoying investigation segments, AND an obvious killer with an annoying testimony? sign me up! Turnabout Goodbyes is the only great case and even then I don't think it really stacks up with other final cases though I don't really have anything bad to say about it. Rise from the ashes is overstuffed and at times infuriating but it has its moments. Otherwise a decent game.

What a great way to start off a great series!

The experience to corner your "Enemie" for the first time is great.

How can Apollo be above Phoenix

3 Gyakuten Kenji 2 Gyakuten Kenji 2 Product Image

People have given good reviews of the story and gameplay so I'm gonna talk about this game's soundtrack. Easily the best soundtrack in a game ever. Every single song is my favorite song from. Music is much more subjective than games but if you don't like this soundtrack then I pray for you.
Best game I've ever played.
Best music I've ever heard.

An incredible overarching story line, enjoyable characters, and not a single bad case. What more could you ask out of ace attorney? I prefer the investigations gameplay loop most of the time anyway, but unlike investigations 1 this has a great story and quality cases

Amazing story
Logic chess is great
You never get stuck
Fan translation is awesome
All cases tied together
Best ace attorney game is my opinion, with second being Apollo Justice.

Sadly there's no official translation, but despite it's unorthodox gameplay when compare to the main games, the story carries it to the top of the list for me.

4 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Product Image

The best game in my opinion case 1 is a decent case 1 and tonate is an awesome case 1 villain case 2 is my favorite in the series case 3 is good case 4 is really good and case 5 is amazing but still not as good as case 2 in my opinion also fulbright is hilarious (yes I know the secret I won't talk about because spoilers)

Best game in my opinion (I like Investigations 2 too but this is the best AA game in my opinion)

I love this one, but I really do think it gets so much more hate than it deserves.

My favorite game in the series, the final case is one of my favorites too.

5 Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice Product Image

Spirit of Justice has the best music in the series and it's story feels amazing and it helps redefine Phoenix Wright's purpose and puts real threats to you losing plus it has Apollo Justice really get a lot of character development. Although I wish you could use the perceive ability during court and investigations like you did in Apollo Justice.

It has an amazing plot, beautiful graphics, and unforgettable characters. Episode five was probably one of the best cases in the Phoenix Wright series. I won't spoil it for any one, but it had some heart-wrenching moments which were very well done. 10 out of 10!

It literally has everything I've loved about the first trilogy and Apollo plus a helping heap of original material between the setting, goofy names, the Insight system, and returning characters with new layers.

Uhmmm why is it on 10th place?

6 Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Product Image

Everyone hates on this so much just because they disliked Hobo Phoenix! In my opinion Hobonix and Apollo Justice have so much more personality than Trilogy Phoenix.

I don't really like this one, and not just because you're not Phoenix. It's because the cases are uninteresting.

It is so overhated because you don't play as Phoenix.

7 Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Product Image

Investigations 2 is just better in every way at everything

8 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All Product Image

In every game the last case is the biggest and most effective on the overall game and develops the characters the most. In this game you can think of every case as one of those big cases. The three that I personally loved the most where Turnabout Big Top; Farewell, My Turnabout; and Reunion, and Turnabout because each one has a character you can sympathize with. Acro, Pearly, and Adrian all dealt with horrible incidents.

Only played ace attorney original trilogy HD for phone, investigations cases 1-4 for phone, case part 1 for Apollo Justice phone, Case 1 for duel destines on phone, and case 1 for spirit of Justice for phone but this is an excellent game case 2-4 is the best followed by 2-2 then 2-3 then 2-1 and also I don’t see what people see in trials and tribulations it has the five worst cases and Morgan Fay’s second plan was a let down and what made Manfred Von Karma and Matt Engarde better main villains were that they were used only for the final cases and they both panicked when they were being figured out/ worried about being killed but Dahlia Hawthorne was way to pure evil and didn’t panic making her way less human than them and over used which makes her a bad villin and this is just my opinion.

Way too overly hated. This game alone affects almost all of the events in later games, introduces some pretty cool game mechanics, and has some of the best cases in the series.

Not as good as the other 2 games of the original trilogy, but Farewell, My Turnabout makes up for it!

9 Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Product Image

So overhated because it's a crossover with Professor Layton, a less popular series. I actually knew PL before PW, and the crossover introduced me to Phoenix Wright.

An amazing introduction to two series I would eventually be huge fans of
(PLUS THE NEW CHARACTERS WERE AMAZING)

10 Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken

The soundtrack is so beautiful, except for Iris' theme

Never played so I just kinda had to put it at the bottom

The Contenders

11 Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo

pure masterpiece, period

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