Danreb Victorio of Gamer 2.0 writes: "With the sheer quality of these puzzles alone, Level 5 could've just released the game as another brain teaser compilation, but they went the extra mile by relating every single puzzle to an event during the adventure which makes the game that much more interesting. There isn't a lot of replay value in the main adventure game because you'll just be solving the same puzzles a second time, but Nintendo has promised to make new sets of puzzles downloadable for free via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection every week for the next six months. Some of the new ones available include another one of the many puzzles that use matches, but there are bound to be a lot more interesting ones as well. Now that Layton has finally made his way to the United States, it's easy to see why the Japanese love him so much and are already working on a fourth entry. Don't let the funny-looking cartoon people and the animated western village fool you; Professor Layton and the Curious Village is both a pleasurable and unique experience worthy of a full price purchase for children and adults alike."