Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 86
    Fascinating stories, great twists, good graphics, superior voice acting, decent gameplay and the desire to now become a CSI once again is what we are left with. And that is good enough.
  2. The characters are interesting, the stories are a good mix and ran smoothly, and wound up satisfactorily.
  3. 3DoM might not cross over adequately enough to entertain adventure game fans accustomed to epic story lines, but then again, it just might--it certainly comes closer than any of the previous CSI or even Law and Order games. [Jun 2006, p.104]
  4. Initially the control scheme seems overly complicated; extended play reveals it’s anything but, with the game often verging on the easy side.
  5. All I can say is, every time I see a stain on my clothes or a mysterious splotch of paint on the wall, I have a strong urge to swab it.
  6. If you enjoy mystery-solving games, or if you like the CSI series, or if you played the other games and enjoyed them, you’ll really enjoy this latest version.
  7. More like a series of interactive episodes of the show, with the point and click bits amounting to a basic means to get to the next part of the story.
  8. This is a solid sequel in the franchise and while it doesn't really break any new ground, it does make some minor but important improvements that make it the best game in the series.
  9. It's a good diversion for an evening but it won't have any lasting appeal.
  10. A lack of interactivity and an over-simplistic puzzle system quickly engender apathy and boredom.
  11. It's very good at what it's doing, but the problem is that's very limited. [July 2006, p.83]
  12. Despite the touted inclusion of full 3D environments and longer cases, 3 Dimensions of Murder mostly covers well-worn territory, and it's still a breeze to play through.
  13. 60
    If you love the show and have loved the other CSI titles there’s no reason you won’t love this one. However, there’s absolutely nothing here that will woo non-fans, and so most should choose to avoid it.
  14. Dated, mediocre babble, from those who should know better. [July 2006, p.90]
  15. 50
    The real downside to this is that you can't fail. You'll always uncover the real criminal, and you never have to worry about contaminating evidence using incorrect procedures.
  16. Forensics is inherently intriguing, and hardcore fans of the show will most likely find the game worth a look unless graphics matter to them in any way, shape, or form. [Oct. 2006, p.74]

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