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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.


CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence Xbox 360 Taking a photo of a shoe print... next stop, run it through the database for comparison.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence Xbox 360 Certain evidence can contain additional evidence, so be thorough in looking for fibers or fingerprints on objects you collect.
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 Main menu.

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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Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Oct 11, 2007 13 out of 20 65
XBox Front Oct 27, 2007 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot Oct 04, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Xboxdynasty (XD) Oct 28, 2007 5.2 out of 10 52
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2007 4 out of 10 40
Game Couch Jan 15, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
MS Xbox World Oct 24, 2007 3 out of 10 30
XboxAchievements Mar 07, 2008 30 out of 100 30
The Review Busters 2007 3 out of 10 30
Thunderbolt Games Jan 06, 2008 1 out of 10 10


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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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Jeanne (75442) added CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence (Xbox 360) on Oct 06, 2007
Other platforms contributed by vicrabb (6975), Sciere (361084) and Jeanne (75442)