CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence

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Windows
64
3.8
Macintosh
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Wii
51
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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.

Screenshots

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence Xbox 360 Using microscope to compare fibers.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence Xbox 360 New locations will become available to travel to as you uncover evidence that leads you to them.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence Windows Training Level
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence Xbox 360 DNA match found

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 (6975)

Critic Reviews

FOK!games Windows Oct 22, 2007 61 out of 100 61
Adventure Gamers Xbox 360 Oct 24, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 Oct 16, 2007 58 out of 100 58
IGN Wii Aug 19, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Oct 17, 2007 11 out of 20 55
Worth Playing Wii Jul 30, 2008 5 out of 10 50
411mania.com Wii Feb 15, 2008 4.3 out of 10 43
Gamekult Windows Oct 12, 2007 4 out of 10 40
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Dec, 2007 4 out of 10 40
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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