CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence Image

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics What's this?

User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: CSI: Hard Evidence continues the crime-solving experience of Ubisoft's CSI video game series. Players join Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows and the rest of the Las Vegas cast to help solve crimes using realistic techniques and lab equipment. CSI: Hard Evidence features forensic reconstructions and atmospheric crime scenes taken directly from the television show, including an all-new garage lab for analyzing large evidence such as cars and boats, improved evidence gathering, review and lab mini-games, and more areas to explore, resulting in longer play experiences. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. Though long interrogation sequences are tedious, the stories are wonderfully macabre: every character is guilty of something, and only forensic science can separate the red herrings from the incriminating evidence. [Dec 2007, p.65]
  2. 61
    The real disappointments is the lackluster interrogation system and the repetition of locales. If you're a CSI fan, you're probably better off just buying the DVDs of some previous seasons. But, as a rental, this is actually enjoyable enough to play through the end.
  3. The jury's verdict is in, and CSI: Hard Evidence has been found guilty of being boring and bland.
  4. The stories told in the five chapters are no better then ones that could be seen on television and the gameplay is basically "hit the A button until the plot progresses," so you may be better served just watching some episodes of the show.
  5. CSI: Hard Evidence makes Phoenix Wright look like Sherlock Holmes. The game's limited cases and mind numbingly bland gameplay makes this a questionable rental, at best.
  6. If you're a die-hard adventure apologist with a CSI fixation then step right up, but the rest of you can put your curiosity to one side - especially at its current stupidly high price point.
  7. Finding any redeeming qualities in CSI: Hard Evidence is like searching for clues in a crime scene drenched in bleach.

See all 13 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. JohnPifer
    Feb 21, 2009
    This game has very few redeeming qualities. I borrowed my sister's copy to test the game out and beat the entire thing with a 'Master' level investigator on each of the five scenarios with in a combined seven hours of play. It is very tedious work of 'click, click, click, click...' and never seeming to get anyway. There is no real challenge to the game as you are given the answers to everything and can't progress with out almost all of the evidence. The game has some macabre story lines though and does make nice use of the C.S.I. crime tools. Don't buy, rent for a couple nights. Expand
  2. Aug 23, 2013
    This game is boring, repetitive and the graphics are really awful for a Xbox 360. I think the voice acting its the only good point of it, but still sucks. Expand