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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
3.0
Windows
63
3.6

User Reviews

CSI invades our computer: for the better or the worst Windows vicrabb (6980)
Cool! You, too, can be a CSI! Windows Mullet of Death (604)
I was unimpressed Windows Jeanne (75601)
Well done script, captures major interest. Windows コナン (77886)
Nice Game... Too Short! Windows frank rieter (136)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Macintosh 1 3.0
Windows 27 3.6
Combined MobyScore 28 3.6


The Press Says

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100
WindowsAventura y Cía
Desde hace tiempo se puede decir sin miedo a equivocarse que la industria del videojuego ha perdido el sentido del ‘riesgo’. Ya nada queda del espíritu de lucha por la novedad que hace tiempo imperaba en el mundillo y ahora si se puede apostar sobre seguro, inquietarse por hacer algo original es perder el tiempo. Es por eso que las licencias millonarias están a la orden del día; no hay blockbuster que se escape de ser adaptado a las pantallas de nuestros ordenadores y a veces hasta al revés.
89
WindowsGame Chronicles
For fans of the show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a no-brainer. If you have never seen an episode and enjoy a good investigative series then I highly encourage you to check out the show and get the game, or get the game then check out the show. Both compliment each other in a way that I have yet to see in a TV-game relationship until now.
83
WindowsGameZone
This game is a wonderful cerebral exercise, and is also addictive and fun. There are some load times between scenes, the mapboards are not large, but this game is well done
82
WindowsIGN
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a fun, albeit short, experience. Realistic graphics, good voice-overs featuring the stars of the show, a simple interface and point and click set-up and gameplay that doesn't leave you pulling your hair out come together beautifully. Having 5 different cases, with a twist at the end, that are all well-written and interesting is a bonus. UbiSoft did everything right in this product and I sincerely hope to see a follow-up.
80
WindowsUOL Jogos
A pouca interatividade e a existência de apenas cinco casos relativamente curtos podem desapontar jogadores mais assíduos. Porém, fãs da série que normalmente não estão acostumadas com games não estranharão a falta de controle... e poderão participar mais de perto da investigação do que estão acostumadas.
80
WindowsAdventure Classic Gaming
Overall, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a good effort by the developer to adopt a successful television drama into a game series. It offers fans of the series a chance to take part in the drama of a crime scene investigator, at least for the short while the game will last playing.
80
WindowsWorth Playing
If you are a fan of the CSI television series and can operate a computer, you will enjoy playing the game, regardless of whether you are a novice or an avid gamer. The gameplay is uncomplicated, and the graphics and sound combine to make you feel as if you were smack-dab in the middle of an episode. The game is on the short side, so it will end just as you are beginning to enjoy the game and feel ready to tackle more difficult cases. There is little in the way of replay value, unless you want to repeatedly reexamine the cases in order to achieve a perfect score.
80
WindowsTap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
Therefore, my recommendation to you, dear reader, is mixed. If you're a fan of the show, like me, this may be a "required purchase" for you. If you are more of an adventurer, looking for complexity and character-related puzzles, as well as decent length (more than seven hours), then CSI will likely disappoint. As Grissom says, "That's the end of your training; the rest is up to you!"
75
MacintoshNowGamer
It’s well done, and the game does a good job of reproducing the atmosphere of the TV series. Unfortunately it does suffer from the same rather plodding pace as most other adventure games. As a result, CSI will mainly appeal to logically-minded adventure fans who enjoy the challenge of working their way through the game’s many detailed puzzles.
75
WindowsAdventurearchiv
Nevertheless CSI makes fun, because also in the PC game there are unexpected turns and surprises, particularly in the last cases. With 6 - 8 hours play time it will take you two evenings, but the final scoring will induce players, to examine the one or other case more close with a fine tooth comb. Beside criminology fans, sleuths, who like e.g. the Nancy Drew series and other detective games, will surely be satisfied. The easy handling, logic and good help function during the whole game makes CSI an excellent adventure for beginners.
67
WindowsGame Captain
Im Vergleich zur TV-Serie ist CSI ein wenig enttäuschend. Alle fünf Episoden können in kürzester Zeit gelöst werden. Auch die Anforderung an den Spieler, um die Fälle zu lösen, sind sehr gering, sprich bald zu einfach. Keine dramatischen Wendungen oder Überraschungen, wie man es eigentlich von der Serie gewohnt ist.
67
WindowsGameBoomers
So what were my main gripes? Well essentially it was too short, too simple and, disappointingly, too shallow. The whole game was over in a matter of hours and this was primarily due to its simplicity and abundant unsolicited help. Similarly, for most of the time you end up merely being a data and evidence gatherer and following the storyline as the clues emerged, primarily without your full involvement. I would have preferred the developers to have taken a more challenging approach and constructed a game that gave you far more of a role in the decision-making, investigative and analytical processes; a role where you made mistakes, followed red herrings and ended up in blind alleys; a role where you chose which analytical technique to employ and where you made the deductions instead of merely being informed of them by a wisecracking lab technician.
65
WindowsAdventure-Treff
Letztendlich kann man das Spiel als eine Art Zusatzfolge C.S.I. betrachten. Unter dem Advednture-Himmel ist es zwar nichts besonderes, Fans der Serie werden aber auf alle Fälle ihren Spaß daran haben. Was mir außerdem noch gut gefallen hat, war, dass es ab dem dritten Fall nochmal interessant wird und einige Fälle nicht ganz das sind was sie zunächst zu sein schienen. Kurzum: Netter Unterhaltungsspaß für Zwischendurch. Die Verschmelzung zwischen Serie und Spiel ist sehr gut gelungen!
65
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
Overall this title features a number of nice touches that will make it worth the price of admission for fans of the series. It was a game I eagerly anticipated as a CSI fan, but was somehow left waiting for next week’s installment. Overall, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation falls short of its potential. It's tough to recommend CSI to anyone other than fans of the show.
62
WindowsPC Action
Ich bin etwas enttäuscht von diesem Krimi-Adventure. In Moment, wenn C.S.I. Spaß zu machen beginnt, ist das Spiel schon wieder vorbei. Darüber hinaus braucht es Adler-Augen, um auch jeden Hinweis in der teils verschwommenen Grafikumsetzung zu finden. Ein wenig mehr Rätsel hätten schon sein können.
62
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
C.S.I. gehört genau wie das vor fünf Jahren erschienene Adventure rund um die X-Akten zu den gelungeneren TV-Adaptionen. Fans bewegen sich durch bekannte Schauplätze, plaudern mit den perfekt nachgebildeten Serienstars und freuen sich über die detailverliebte Umsetzung - sogar an die kurzen und nicht immer unblutigen Rekonstruktionen möglicher Tathergänge während den Ermittlungsarbeiten wurde gedacht. Leider ist C.S.I. problemlos innerhalb von zehn Stunden durchgespielt. Zwar übersieht man beim ersten Lösen eines Falles meist einige Details und kann durch "perfektes" Abschließen eines Falles kleine Goodies wie Konzeptzeichnungen freischalten, aber daran werden sich vermutlich nur Hardcore-Fans versuchen. Insgesamt ist C.S.I. ein technisch einwandfreier, aber recht kurzer Rätselspaß für Hobby-Detektive.
61
WindowsAdventure Lantern
If you are looking for an engaging adventure game with a solid storyline, challenging puzzles, and a good deal of exploration, you will most certainly be disappointed by CSI. The game does offer a few entertaining moments and the prospect of solving five different cases with the help of the popular TV show's characters. There are no serious problems with the graphics, sound effects, and the voice acting. In fact, fans of the show will likely appreciate seeing the likenesses of the original cast and hearing their voices. However, small number of locations you have to explore in a restricted manner, the tedious nature of the game, and the lack of truly captivating storylines significantly hurt the game. In the end CSI can only be recommended to fans of the show or players are looking for a relatively simple game to spend a few hours.
60
WindowsAdventure Island
Ik heb lang moeten nadenken over het cijfer voor deze adventure. Als CSI fan heb ik me best vermaakt. De zaken zijn leuk en als fan is het leuk om de personages te zien en de stemmen van de cast te horen. Toch mankeert er teveel aan het spel. Vooral de problemen die ik op het gebied van de graphics heb gezien en het feit dat je eigenlijk maar vrij weinig doet trekt het cijfer behoorlijk naar beneden. En dan is het spel ook nog eens verschrikkelijk kort. Er is dus een hoop te verbeteren, maar als fan van de serie heb ik me toch vermaakt met deze adventure. Een zes.
60
WindowsCanadianGamer
Sadly though, the game falls short of appearing on any gamer's "must-buy" list and doesn't even deserve a place on everyone's favourite "will check out some day" list. At its current low price, I can see this game selling well for a while due to its simplicity (the last 6 or so weeks it has maintained a spot in the Top 10 charts), but as it stands I can't recommend this one. If the game had fifteen cases instead of five, then it would have definitely been recommendable. In the end, we can at least be thankful that this game is not an embarrassment like many other TV/movie to PC disasters; nevertheless, it is not worthy of consideration by anyone except first-time PC gamers and fans of the show.
60
WindowsGamerDad
Fans of the show will forgive the length and only adequate graphics just because of the quality storylines, use of the real actors, and respect shown the license. Adventure game fans will also appreciate it, even if theyメll find it a bit too easy (itメs aimed at mainstream fans more than hardcore gamers). Regardless, it brings enough true crime class to interest fans and non-fans alike.
60
WindowsQuandary
Despite my few complaints CSI is quite a fun game and will keep you busy detecting and collecting evidence. Considering the intricacies of these actions the interface is very well designed and the individual stories are interesting and typical CSI fare. For new players the hint system is great, and the experienced can refrain from seeking advice. I'd recommend it for everyone but really the whole game is crowded with hints as it propels you forward. Although you do the 'manual labour' it's your colleagues who make most of the 'connections' as you go.
59
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Vijf uur gameplay is in deze tijd wel heel erg mager. Zelfs Unreal 2 biedt minstens dubbel zoveel spelplezier. Een adventure voor de fans van de serie. Met drie cd's verwacht je wel wat inhoud. Veel te kort, veel te zwak.
58
WindowsGamesmania
Die TV-Serie war eine erstklassige Vorlage für ein spannendes Adventure. Doch C.S.I. - Crime Scene Investigation sorgt mit nüchterner und veralteter Präsentation für wenig spannungsgeladene Momente. Zu simple Rätsel und eine sehr kurze Spielzeit sorgen selbst bei Fans der Serie für enttäuschte Gesichter. Erneut ein Spiel mit offizieller Lizenz, das nur auf der Verpackung zu glänzen weiß. Wofür die Entwickler satte 1,5 Gigabyte auf drei CD´s verbraucht haben, ist mir schleierhaft.
58
WindowsJust Adventure
Based on the popular TV show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation sure seemed promising. You play a new recruit at the Las Vegas Crime Lab, assigned to several different cases of arson, murder, and downright evil. It was the perfect idea for the game: let players get a feel for what a real mystery is like. Dust for fingerprints, analyze hair samples for DNA, take molds of incriminating tire treads. But somehow, in the creation of it all, the designers forgot about the whole idea of the game: a challenge.
57
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Ich bin CSI-Fan und wollte das Spiel wirklich, wirklich gut finden. Ging aber nicht. Okay, ich habe mich schon gefreut, wenn ich mal wieder ein wichtiges Beweisstück aufstöberte, aber gefordert wurde ich nie richtig. Da kann man fast schon dankbar sein, dass das Programm so schnell vorbei ist. Denn wenn ich mich schon langweilen muss, dann bitte möglichst kurz. Schade, aus den spannenden CSI-Fällen hätte man ein herrlich morbides Adventure machen können.
55
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Une durée de vie beaucoup trop courte, une liberté d'enquête limitée et une atmosphère trop quelconque caractérisent ce titre qui ne satisfera que les seuls inconditionnels de la série. Les Experts ne fait que rappeler à notre bon souvenir l'excellente prestation du lointain X-Files qui, dans le même genre, avait su innover de façon bien plus convaincante.
54
WindowsComputerGames.ro
The game is short, to short for the money you're paying for it. A collection of say 15 or 20 cases with possible and more subtle links between them would have been a great feature. CSI is the classic case of an idea with lots of potential poorly implemented in a game. If I add the fact that I could convince him to let me take any pictures unless I used the primitive copy/paste in Paint method and that it corrupted my save file which is a txt one a few times then I think I should repeat myself and say that you should stay away of this title.
52
Windows4Players.de
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ist eine einzige Enttäuschung. Was als spannendes Polizei-Adventure im Stil der flotten TV-Serie gedacht war, das komplett ohne Rätsel à la Myst auskommt, ist im Endeffekt nur ein recht ödes Ermittlungspuzzle geworden. Die viel zu kurze Spieldauer, die wenig aufregenden Vernehmungen und die nervige Springerei zwischen den kahl inszenierten Schauplätzen sorgen für einigen Spielfrust. So ist das kaum wiederspielbare Adventure von Entwickler 369 Interactive nicht einmal den Hardcore-Fans der CSI-Fernsehserie uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen. Eigentlich schade drum!
51
MacintoshGames4Mac
Das Spiel erreicht leider nicht die Qualität der Serie. So ist CSI mit nur fünf Fällen eindeutig zu kurz ausgefallen und mit einem Preis von 50 Euro ist es viel zu teuer. Eine besondere Unverschämtheit ist es, dass man in Deutschland den doppelten Preis für das Spiel zahlen muss. Games4Mac empfiehlt mit einem möglichen Kauf von CSI noch abzuwarten, bis das Spiel einen Preis von etwa 10 bis 15 Euro erreicht hat. Denn pro Spielstunde bzw. Fall 10 Euro zu blechen ist eindeutig zu viel, da würde ich persönlich lieber zur DVD-Box der TV-Serie raten. Sieht man über die Mängel hinweg, hat das Spiel gute Ansätze und macht durchaus Spaß, gute Englisch-Kenntnisse vorausgesetzt.
51
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
CSI is een gemiste kans. De korte steek van opwinding die je voelt wanneer je de eerste keer UV licht over een lijk laat schijnen en er vingerafdrukken oplichten, is ook de laatste. Het spel biedt geen opwinding, geen uitdaging en amper een interessant verhaal. Maar het is wel 'toegankelijk voor een breed publiek', of zoiets..
50
WindowsGamekult
Les Experts profite d'un portage amusant mais sans grande valeur ajoutée. Les habitués de la série trouveront là leurs repères à n'en pas douter, mais passé ce cap on regrette que le gameplay n'ait pas été plus étoffé avec notamment plus d'enquêtes ou des investigations plus poussées. Le déroulement est de plus assez dirigiste, bien qu'il ne soit pas obligé de tout analyser pour trouver le coupable, et même si on est agréablement surpris du résultat pour une adaptation d'une série pas spécialement exceptionnelle, on reste sur notre faim après seulement trois heures de jeu. C'est bof.
40
WindowsGameSpy
Overall, the game falls short of its potential, serving more as a sort of interactive blueprint for a few decent episodes that would probably be more entertaining on TV. It's tough to recommend CSI to anyone other than hardcore fans of the show.
40
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
If you’re a big fan of the show, not a big computer gamer, and not that bright, then this game is well worth your time and money. If, however, you don’t meet all of the above criteria, then I would save both for a game of the non-licensed variety.
40
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com
Overall, CSI is an okay crime game, but I can't recommend it for several reasons. Namely, there are only five cases. Solving them takes less than an hour each, and you get so many hints along the way, even without asking the CSI agent for help, that it takes no skill to find out who committed the crime. You can't make a mistake because if you try to use the wrong tool you're told either that you can't use it or to use a similar tool. I found it amusing that several times I tried dusting for prints only to be told that there were no prints there. I would have preferred to be allowed to try rather than be told that it wouldn't have turned up anything. The only challenge is to get 100% in each of the cases, and doing that relies more on completing the steps in the order CSI wants you to rather than using any investigative ability.
40
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Créée en 2000, la série Les Experts connaît un succès tellement important outre-Atlantique puis en France que, trois ans plus tard, Ubisoft se décide a sortir un premier jeu vidéo qui en est tiré. Idée alléchante s’il en est, surtout pour les nombreux fans...
40
WindowsAdventure Gamers
Generally, when an adventure game comes out, it's a reason to rejoice. It means that a developer has gone against conventional wisdom and made a game in order to appeal to a certain group of fans. They know their game won't be in the mainstream, and they're fine with that because they're making what they love.