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Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. Dec 15, 2010
    40
    It's easy to pick up and play in short bursts, which does suit a handheld if you're looking for a budget time-waster, but in the end, this body of evidence should steer most people away from a game that's guilty of sucking all the life out of its own potential.
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    40
    Crime Lab isn't the worst DS game we've seen, as the mini-games do manage to keep it from being a cold case. That said, the weak writing and otherwise plodding gameplay make it a mystery not worth tackling.
  3. Feb 8, 2011
    25
    This shows me a studio that wants your money for the first hour of gameplay and is happy not to polish anything past what most people might play. As much as I appreciate going the extra mile and giving people different ways to "minigame" a solution to a puzzle, there's something to be said for totally dropping the ball on instructing people on how to do so.
  4. Dec 15, 2010
    48
    Crime Lab: Body of Evidence is undeniably an ambitious game, but it comes off as below average due to its strange attempt to blend the accessibility of casual games with the tedious and confusing puzzles found in lackluster adventure games.
  5. More or less the same experience (as Vampire Moon). [Christmas 2010, p.91]

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