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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 Questioning the victim.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Windows A look at the Las Vegas skyline
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Windows Use the microscope/image enhancer to view other evidence
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives Nintendo DS Arriving at the crime scene.

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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 (7290)
Excellent! Keep 'em coming! Windows Jeanne (76226)
Brilliant again, but second to its predecessor Windows MAT (230267)

Critic Reviews

Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Aug 04, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Just Adventure Windows Apr 06, 2004 B+ 83
Gamehelper Windows Apr 01, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Corner Windows Jul 21, 2004 78 out of 100 78
Digital Entertainment News (den) Windows Apr 28, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May 01, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Przygodoskop Windows Nov 03, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Gamers Nintendo DS Aug 12, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Nintendo DS Nov 28, 2007 9 out of 20 45
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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