CSI: Dark Motives

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CSI: Dark Motives
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Developer(s) 369 Interactive (PC)
Powerhead Games (DS)
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS
Release date(s) Windows
  • NA March 23, 2004
  • PAL May 15, 2004
Nintendo DS
  • PAL November 2, 2007
  • NA November 20, 2007
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution CD (3)

CSI: Dark Motives is a computer game based on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television series. The game was developed by 369 Interactive, published by Ubisoft, and was released for the PC in 2004. In November 2007 it was remade by Powerhead Games, published by Ubisoft and released for Nintendo DS.

The Cases[edit]

Case 1: "Daredevil Disaster"[edit]

When Ace Dillinger, a professional stuntman for World's Wildest Stunts, crashes his motorbike at a stuntshow, there is a call for the CSI crew. You play a new recruit working with Catherine Willows on this case. The suspects are the stunt supervisor, the show's producer and a motorcycle mechanic.

Case 2: "Prints and Pauper"[edit]

A seemingly homeless man is found dead in an abandoned insane asylum. The contents of his stomach seem to show otherwise. You work with Warrick Brown on this case. The suspects in this case point to the owner of a classy French restaurant, a socialite whose father recently died and the manager of a Pawn Shop.

Case 3: "Diggin' It"[edit]

Human bones are dug up at a construction site for a new casino. It is believed the site is an ancient Indian burial ground. You work with Sara Sidle in this case. Suspects include the previous owner of the land, The construction supervisor, a university lecturer and a well-known psychic who had visions of when the victim was still alive.

Case 4: "Miss Direction"[edit]

A woman is shot dead during a rehearsal for a play, apparently shot with a prop gun. You will work with Nick Stokes in this mission. The suspects of this case are a fellow actress with whom the victim may have been having an affair with, the victim's husband and the stage manager.

Case 5: "Dragon and Dropping"[edit]

A poisonous Komodo is killed at a casino circus and a human toe is found in its cage. Who got this peaceful predator to attack the victim anyway? You work with Gil Grissom on this case. The suspects involved are the circus ringleader, a missing security guard, a funeral director, a local doctor and a retired air-force pilot.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PC) 65.34%[1]
(DS) 55.33%[2]
Metacritic (PC) 65/100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
Adventure Gamers (DS) 3/5 stars[4]
(PC) 2.5/5 stars[5]
GameSpot 6.3/10[6]
GameSpy 3/5 stars[7]
GameZone 7/10[8]
IGN (PC) 8.4/10[9]
(DS) 4.8/10[10]
PC Format 60%[11]
PC Gamer US 62%[12]
PC Zone 60%[13]
X-Play 3/5 stars[14]
The Cincinnati Enquirer 3.5/5 stars[15]

The game was met with mixed to negative reviews. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 65.34% and 65 out of 100 for the PC version,[1][3] and 55.33% for the DS version.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dark Motives for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dark Motives for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dark Motives for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ Morganti, Emily (August 12, 2009). "CSI: Dark Motives (DS) review". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ Dickens, Evan (April 28, 2004). "CSI: Dark Motives review". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ Navarro, Alex (March 23, 2004). "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dark Motives Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ Burns, Enid (April 10, 2004). "GameSpy: CSI: Dark Motives (PC)". GameSpy. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ Rgerbino (April 26, 2004). "CSI: Dark Motives - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 31, 2009. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ Lighty, Zachary (March 30, 2004). "CSI: Dark Motives (PC)". IGN. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  10. ^ DeVries, Jack (January 30, 2008). "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dark Motives Review (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  11. ^ "CSI: Dark Motives". PC Format (165): 91. August 2004. 
  12. ^ Osborn, Chuck (June 2004). "CSI: Dark Motives". PC Gamer: 77. Archived from the original on May 26, 2005. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  13. ^ PC Zone staff (July 13, 2004). "Review: CSI: Dark Motives". PC Zone. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  14. ^ Jackson, Jonah (April 27, 2004). "'CSI: Dark Motives' (PC) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on April 29, 2004. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  15. ^ Saltzman, Marc (April 15, 2004). "Investigate in the new 'CSI' PC game". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on March 15, 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 

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