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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 Nintendo DS Arriving at the crime scene.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Windows The lab computer lets you look into information about 5 different types of evidence you can collect
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Nintendo DS Welcome to Las Vegas.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Windows Case 2... in the Morgue with your next victim

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "犯罪现场调查:黑暗动机" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "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 (76324)
Brilliant again, but second to its predecessor Windows MAT (222026)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Windows Mar 23, 2004 8.9 out of 10 89
IGN Windows Mar 30, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Wham! gaming Windows Apr 05, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Zone Benelux Windows Jun, 2004 74 out of 100 74
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 29, 2004 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot Windows Mar 23, 2004 6.3 out of 10 63
Aventura y Cía Windows Jun 11, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 2004 57 out of 100 57
Next Level Gaming Windows Apr 05, 2004 50 out of 100 50
Gamekult Windows Jun 02, 2004 5 out of 10 50


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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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