Ghost Thief is an interactive drama that was developed and published by Aozora exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The story was written and directed by the anime creator and founder of Aozora, Akira Jotaro. Ghost Thief was modeled after a film noir and a mystery genre anime and is also a spin-off of Ghost Crime.
Jack Goemon is a master thief who travels around the world stealing the greatest treasures and aims to be the greatest thief in history. Jack soon witnesses a murder of his best friend and the murderer had disappeared right after. Now Jack continues his thievery to find more information about this ghostly man who had killed his friend.
Ghost Thief uses timed interaction scenes that need to be pressed in order to move on to the next part of the scene, if one of the buttons isn't pressed before the time is up, the scene chooses an aswer out of random. The scenes chosen cannot be undone and every part chosen leads to a different scene that could change a scenario (for example: in some scenes, pressing a button could lead to Jack's death or stealing an item right away). In most scenarios, there are hidden items that could help solve a case quicker if found, but if the item is missed, the case might be needed to be replayed or might take a longer time than normal.
Missions could be replayed once Jack dies or fails to steal the item, they could also be replayed once the game is completed. Some scenarios could be skipped depending on how the player does in one of the cases. There are 45 side-missions which will not effect the storyline in any way and could be skipped completely, but they could help the player gain money or more information for some of the story missions. The side-missions could be selected in John's office after a case is finished.
There are 100 missions in total, 65 are part of the storyline and the other 45 are side-missions which could be helpful in completing some of the story.