CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Xbox

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  • Summary: What do a murdered woman, a slain police officer, and a mysterious arson case have in common? Enter the gritty world of CSI and search for the answer with Grissom, Catherine, and the entire Crime Scene Investigation team. As a new recruit, you'll have to learn how to use all of theWhat do a murdered woman, a slain police officer, and a mysterious arson case have in common? Enter the gritty world of CSI and search for the answer with Grissom, Catherine, and the entire Crime Scene Investigation team. As a new recruit, you'll have to learn how to use all of the investigator tools, including cotton swabs, rubber gloves, and plaster molds. Armed with high-powered forensic equipment and razor-sharp wits, delve deep into the mysteries of five baffling crime scenes to reveal the truth. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. I suspect that you would be better off renting the game if you are unsure, as the evidence suggests that you might be a little disappointed with the game once you put your finger prints on it.
  2. 58
    The suspects often feel interchangeable and the science of CSI becomes a bit redundant in video game form. A nice effort, but one that fails on Xbox.
  3. CSI could have been one of those rare point-and-click interactive gems on the Xbox - since we rarely get many of those - but due to its considerably flawed design, poor graphics and simplistic trial-and-error puzzle solving, this one will just disappoint fans of the show.
  4. On multiple levels, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation fails miserably.
  5. The premise is certainly unique and brimming over with potential, but the execution is so lazy and ham-fisted if it were a killer it would have shot itself in the foot. Shame really. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  6. Ubisoft's game would have gone over much better had they given us more freedom to use the team at hand for better purposes, and not stuck us with only so many puzzles to solve or obvious hints at what needs to be found where. Furthermore, the game simply isn't fun to play, using a clunky interface.
  7. CSI is so boring that it almost makes you want to kill yourself so you can be just like the dead bodies in the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Derrick
    Jan 3, 2005
    7
    This game isn't going to blow you away with graphics or intense gameplay, but if you're a fan of the show, its worth at least a rental.
  2. PierreP.
    Aug 9, 2005
    6
    Very basic and linear but yet surprisingly addictive.

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004