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  • Buy this game. It’s fun, it’s cute, and believe me: it’ll work your brain more than any “brain-training” game might say it can. Just don't expect the puzzles to meld into the story. Adventuregamers.com

  • But is Professor Layton a puzzler or an adventure game? It doesn't really matter, because visiting the Curious Village will be the best vacation you'll have in quite some time. - Kombo

  • Whether or not Akihiro Hino and the crew at Level-5 built the world upon the foundation of the puzzles or vice versa, it melds into a cohesive miracle that's greater than the sum of its undeniably fantastic parts. - Modojo

  • A top-notch package that'll make you love puzzles as much as the game's designers. The A.V. Club

  • Incredibly original and thoroughly entertaining. GameSpy

  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village mixes an interesting story, challenging logic puzzles, and exploration into an extremely entertaining package that you won't want to put down. GameSpot

  • I loved playing this game, even when it was beating me. It is fair, challenging and addictive. The triple threat of gaming. GameZone

  • A wonderful game. It really is. If you're into your brain teasers, then this one will have you hooked. IGN.AU

  • As good as the puzzles are, the presentation is almost better. Play Magazine

  • A solidly constructed game that truly anyone of any skill level can play. GameTap

The Story

The tale begins as Professor Layton, a true English gentleman and famous archeologist, drives to the remote settlement of St. Mystere with his apprentice, Luke, in response to a request from the widow of a wealthy baron. The baron’s will indicates that the family treasure, the Golden Apple, is hidden somewhere within the village, and whoever finds it will inherit the whole of the Reinhold Estate. The Professor and Luke must search the town for clues leading to the precious heirloom.

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Puzzles

All your favorite puzzles, now powered up in HD!

Akira Tago

With puzzles created by Akira Tago, author of the “Atama no Taisou” (lit. “Head Gymnastics”) books, Professor Layton and the Curious Village brings together more than 100 brain teasers including slide puzzles, matchstick puzzles, and even trick questions to flex players’ observation, logic, and critical thinking skills.

Animation

New! Exclusive, never-before-seen animated cutscenes

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Luke Triton

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Professor Hershel Layton

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