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Once again, become a detective and solve 5 new crime cases with the members of the Crime Scene Investigation team in CSI 2: Dark Motives. This game, like the one before it, features likenesses and voices from the cast of the television series.

In this suspense-filled mystery/detective game, interrogate witnesses, search crime scenes for clues, find evidence and then analyze it with the latest forensic tools. Several difficulty levels let you customize the game to your playing style and experience. Bonuses for the player include pre-production sketches, a trivia section and "behind the scenes" footage.


CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Windows After completing a case, you are asked questions to see what you remember from the case
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Windows More closeup views of the insides of a body... hope you aren't squeamish
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Windows Case 2... in the Morgue with your next victim
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Nintendo DS Meeting with Gil Grissom, your supervisor.

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "犯罪现场调查:黑暗动机" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Les Experts: Meurtres à Las Vegas " -- French title
  • "CSI: Kryminalne Zagadki Las Vegas - Mroczne Motywy" -- Polish title
  • "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Oscuras Intenciones" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

CSI strikes on DS... but don't expect a great game! Nintendo DS vicrabb (7291)
Excellent! Keep 'em coming! Windows Jeanne (76388)
Brilliant again, but second to its predecessor Windows MAT (210858)

Critic Reviews

HardGamers Windows Apr 26, 2004 85 out of 100 85
GamesFire Windows May 02, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Corner Windows Jul 21, 2004 78 out of 100 78
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May 01, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Quandary Windows Mar, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameZone Windows Apr 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 29, 2004 65 out of 100 65
GameSpy Windows Apr 10, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Next Level Gaming Windows Apr 05, 2004 50 out of 100 50
Withingames Windows Jun 15, 2004 2 out of 5 40


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Cancelled Macintosh version

A Macintosh port of CSI: Dark Motives was in the works and announced by Aspyr Media, but was cancelled. The cancellation appears to have been caused due to problems obtaining the PC source code.


  • During case 5, it is discovered that the name Jeffrey Deschamps was used as foundation member for a fake company. Deschamps was a murder victim in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Domic Petrenko, a witness involved in case 5, was seen as animal attendant in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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