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Description

Hard Evidence is the fifth game in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series, but the first time released simultaneously for the PC and Xbox 360.

As in previous games, there are 5 cases to be solved with Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows and the other Las Vegas crime lab squad members. Questioning suspects and witnesses, collecting evidence and piecing together the puzzle of the cases are all part of the gameplay.

Additional forensic and investigation tools have been added including a large impound area where vehicles and boats can be searched for evidence. Players will also find more interaction with the lab equipment as well as improved in-game hints.

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence Xbox 360 Training level will teach you about the basic controls while you're trying to find out who stole and ate Grissom's donut.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence Xbox 360 Sara calling to inform you about the victim's status.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence Windows First case crime scene
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence Windows Loading screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Les Experts: Morts Programmées" -- French title
  • "CSI: Отягчающие обстоятельства" -- Russian spelling
  • "CSI: Pruebas Ocultas" -- Spanish title
  • "CSI: Prova Schiacciante" -- Italian title
  • "CSI: Kryminalne Zagadki Las Vegas - Niezbite Dowody" -- Polish title
  • "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Eindeutige Beweise" -- German title

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User Reviews

Hard Evidence: I'm not getting tired to play a rookie... Windows vicrabb (6939)

Critic Reviews

V2.fi Windows Jan 23, 2008 74 out of 100 74
FOK!games Windows Oct 22, 2007 61 out of 100 61
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Apr 04, 2008 12 out of 20 60
Xboxygen Xbox 360 Apr 17, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Oct 17, 2007 11 out of 20 55
Games4Mac Macintosh 2008 55 out of 100 55
4Players.de Wii Jan 11, 2008 49 out of 100 49
The Wiire Wii Jan 31, 2008 C- 42
NintendoWorldReport Wii Feb 05, 2008 2.5 out of 10 25
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Jan 06, 2008 1 out of 10 10

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Trivia

Mini game

If you manage to solve all five cases with a "Master" rating from Grissom, you unlock a special award: a simple blackjack simulation.

Product placement

CSI: Hard Evidence contains massive product placement.
  • HP: all notebooks and most TV screens in the game are HP models and clearly feature the HP logo.
  • Dyson: one piece of evidence is a Dyson Root 6 vacuum cleaner, which has to be scrutinized closely on the examination table and turned on to witness it in action.
  • Chrysler: the car under scrutiny in the CSI garage in case 4 is a spotless Chrysler Town & Country. The inspection includes an automated cutscene fly-through of the interior, with the backsides of all seats sporting big, bright Chrysler logos.
  • Visa: the Visa logo is prevalent through the entire game, most notably during a jigsaw sequence in which players have to reassemble a broken glass pane from a store counter marked with a big Visa sticker. As part of one investigation, players have to track account data of a credit card. Brass relates the results, stating: "Good folks over there at Visa!"

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