CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (video game)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
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Developer(s) 369 Interactive (PC, Xbox)
EPCConnect (Mac)
Publisher(s) Ubisoft (PC, Xbox)
Aspyr (Mac)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox
Release date(s) Windows
  • NA March 26, 2003
  • PAL May 15, 2003
Xbox
  • NA December 14, 2004
  • PAL February 4, 2005
Macintosh
  • WW December 6, 2004
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 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 2003. It was also ported by EPCConnect[1] and published by Aspyr on the Macintosh.[2]

This game, like CSI: Miami and CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder follows a distinct pattern of five cases, with the fifth case tying together the previous four.

The Cases[edit]

Case 1: "Inn and Out"[edit]

A showgirl is found tied, gagged, and strangled to death in a hotel room. Suspects in this case are the owners of a record of priors involving women, and a man who she not only had sex with, but passed along a STD. You work with Gil Grissom.

Case 2: "Light my Fire"[edit]

Investigate an arson at the home of an aviation designer. Only suspects in this case are the man's rival, and a local drug dealer. You work with Sara Sidle.

Case 3: "Garvey's Beat"[edit]

You and Nick Stokes investigate the cop killing of an officer and the case is a match to an old cold case.

Case 4: "More Fun than a Barrel of Corpses"[edit]

A strange call to the lab leads to the discovery of a female body. The woman is the daughter of a casino owner. The only suspects was a doctor, who had an affair with the dead woman and a pharmacist, who is also a suspect, and the doctor's wife. You work with Warrick Brown.

Case 5: "Leda's Swan Song"[edit]

Grissom disappears after having been called out to a previous crime scene - from the previous case. And the last murderer you arrested in the previous case is beginning to sing her victory. You work with Catherine Willows for discovering the link between the suspect, Grissom and another victim's death you thought you had solved.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PC) 64.10%[3]
(Xbox) 43.43%[4]
Metacritic (PC) 61/100[5]
(Xbox) 45/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Adventure Gamers 2/5 stars[7]
AllGame 2/5 stars[8]
GameSpot (PC) 5.1/10[9]
(Xbox) 4.8/10[10]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[11]
GameZone (PC) 8.3/10[12]
(Xbox) 5.5/10[13]
IGN (PC) 8.2/10[14]
(Xbox) 5.8/10[15]
OXM 2.2/10[16]
PC Gamer (US) 51%[17]
TeamXbox 5.5/10[18]
X-Play 3/5 stars[19]
The Times 1/5 stars[20]

The game was met with mixed to negative reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 64.10% and 61 out of 100 for the PC version,[3][5] and 43.43% and 45 out of 100 for the Xbox version.[4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aspyr Announces CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". Inside Mac Games. 2004-05-10. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Aspyr Media ships CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for Macintosh". Business Wire. 2004-12-06. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  3. ^ a b "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ Dickens, Evan (April 17, 2003). "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation review". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (PC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ Dulin, Ron (April 15, 2003). "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  10. ^ Navarro, Alex (December 22, 2004). "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  11. ^ Fryman, Avi (April 30, 2003). "GameSpy: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (PC)". GameSpy. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  12. ^ Lafferty, Michael (April 1, 2003). "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  13. ^ Romano, Natalie (January 17, 2005). "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  14. ^ Krause, David (April 11, 2003). "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  15. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (December 14, 2004). "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  16. ^ "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". Official Xbox Magazine: 84. March 2005. 
  17. ^ "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". PC Gamer: 78. July 2003. 
  18. ^ Nardozzi, Dale (December 21, 2004). "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Review (Xbox)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on July 20, 2003. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  19. ^ Chin, Sandon (May 1, 2003). "'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' (PC) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on May 19, 2003. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  20. ^ "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Xbox)". The Times. January 29, 2005. Retrieved May 31, 2014. (subscription required)

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