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Similar to the CSI games, NCIS is also based on a crime TV series, but instead of casting the player in a role of rookie investigator, you get to control all the major characters from the series themselves. The gameplay is a mix of exploring and forensics. While exploring and looking for evidence is done in 3rd-person perspective, all the forensics mini-games draw inspiration from the techniques used in the CSI games.

The story is told through four episodes that use same video effects and a type of humor seen in the TV series. What seems to have started as a simple bank robbery escalates into dangerous terrorist conspiracy and a nuclear threat.

Each of the characters lets the player perform different actions. While controlling "Very" Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo or Ziva David, you'll be going through the crime scenes taking photos and collecting evidence. Abby does forensics from matching bullets to taking and comparing fingerprints and more. With Dr. Mallard you perform autopsy which consists of finding the points of interest and taking snapshots which trigger doc's response. Timothy McGee hacks into computers or uses spy satellite to track fleeing suspects. And Gibbs is there to interrogate the suspects when all the necessary evidence is collected. Gibbs often calls members of his team to the deduction board which requires the player to connects pieces of evidence into a larger picture.


NCIS PlayStation 3 Arriving at the scene of the crime.
NCIS PlayStation 3 Main menu.
NCIS PlayStation 3 This bullet hole is a bit too high, need to use the chair to get the better picture.
NCIS PlayStation 3 Select the matching symbols before the time runs out.

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Alternate Titles

  • "NCIS Based on the TV Series" -- Extended name

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Destructoid Xbox 360 Nov 03, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65
Digital Chumps PlayStation 3 Nov 15, 2011 5.8 out of 10 58 Wii Oct 31, 2011 11 out of 20 55
Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Dec 02, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Dec 02, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55 Xbox 360 Oct 28, 2011 11 out of 20 55 Windows Oct 31, 2011 11 out of 20 55
Impulse Gamer Xbox 360 Nov, 2011 2 out of 10 20
GameSpot Xbox 360 Nov 17, 2011 2 out of 10 20
Inside Gaming Xbox 360 May 17, 2012 1 out of 10 10


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