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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives (Windows)

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Description

Once again, become a detective and solve 5 new crime cases with the members of the Crime Scene Investigation team in CSI 2: Dark Motives. This game, like the one before it, features likenesses and voices from the cast of the television series.

In this suspense-filled mystery/detective game, interrogate witnesses, search crime scenes for clues, find evidence and then analyze it with the latest forensic tools. Several difficulty levels let you customize the game to your playing style and experience. Bonuses for the player include pre-production sketches, a trivia section and "behind the scenes" footage.

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Windows Main menu
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Windows Use the microscope/image enhancer to view other evidence
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Windows You can even read SPAM in the game!
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Windows Warrants let you look for evidence where you're not normally allowed to look

Alternate Titles

  • "犯罪现场调查:黑暗动机" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Les Experts: Meurtres à Las Vegas " -- French title
  • "CSI: Kryminalne Zagadki Las Vegas - Mroczne Motywy" -- Polish title
  • "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Oscuras Intenciones" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

Excellent! Keep 'em coming! Jeanne (75624) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Brilliant again, but second to its predecessor MAT (70581) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

The Press Says

IGN Mar 30, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamehelper Apr 01, 2004 8 out of 10 80
PC Zone Benelux Jun, 2004 74 out of 100 74
JeuxVideoPC.com May 28, 2006 14 out of 20 70
GameZone Apr 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Quandary Mar, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com May 25, 2004 13 out of 20 65
Gamesmania Jun 01, 2004 65 out of 100 65
GameSpy Apr 10, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers Apr 28, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Cancelled Macintosh version

A Macintosh port of CSI: Dark Motives was in the works and announced by Aspyr Media, but was cancelled. The cancellation appears to have been caused due to problems obtaining the PC source code.

References

  • During case 5, it is discovered that the name Jeffrey Deschamps was used as foundation member for a fake company. Deschamps was a murder victim in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Domic Petrenko, a witness involved in case 5, was seen as animal attendant in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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Jeanne (75624) added CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives (Windows) on Apr 17, 2004