In CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Deadly Intent the player once again joins the team of the Las Vegas crime lab as a new recruit. The timeline of this game fits into Season 9 of the long-running television show, and features the likenesses and voices of the actors and actresses who star in that show including Catherine, Ray, Nick and Riley.
The player will help solve five gruesome murder cases which must be solved in the order they happen. Collect evidence from crime scenes, interview witnesses and suspects, and analyze the evidence using the lab's computers and hi-tech equipment.
Gameplay is traditional point-and-click in 1st person perspective. Communicate with other members of the team using a PDA, accessible from an icon at the bottom left of the gameplay screen. The PDA also serves for navigation to different locations, looking at evidence gathered, reviewing the case files, and accessing the game's options.
This game was released simultaneously for Windows, the Xbox 360, and Wii. It takes place during the same time period as CSI: Deadly Intent - The Hidden Cases for the Nintendo DS but has different cases and gameplay aspects.