Conclusion: CSI: Hard Evidence is a game that many people would play for the easy 100%. I thought it was an okay game that was a decent rental for the novice point-and-click gamer but without the longevity or replay value for a purchase. That said, I liked it enough to want to try the other CSI games. Hopefully, they'll be more substantial.
Conclusion: Rent this game for points but only if you are desperate. The storyline and acting are poor, the graphics are sub-par and there is no replay value at all to be had. I can’t honestly tell who this game was meant to appeal to as the basic game mechanic soon becomes repetitive and the presentation is more of a parody of the show rather than an accurate representation. Steer clear.
Excerpt: Name: CSI Hard Evidence Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure Platforms: Xbox 360, PC, Wii (Reviewed on Xbox 360) As I have said before, the point-and-click genre is back in full force. The best example of this is the episodic Sam and Max series made by Telltale games. Also developed by Telltale games in association with Ubisoft is the CSI game, available now for the PC, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii.
Excerpt: By carefully examining the crime scene and analyzing the bits they find, they are able to collect conclusive proof who committed the crime and who is telling lies. This often involves comparing DNA-samples and fingerprintes, matching wounds or bruises with objects that could have been used as the murder weapon, interviewing suspects and witnesses and searching databases.
Pros: You get to team up with the CSI-guys, better stories
Excerpt: Crime dramas can generally be divided into two categories; pre- CSI and post- CSI . Such is the impact of Anthony E. Zuiker’s franchise that it’s now shown in 200 countries with an estimated audience of 2 billion people. CSI brought style and high production values to the genre, with fantastic cinematography and intriguing plots.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence (Xbox 360) Review
3 January 2008
Excerpt: and its endless arsenal of lame Horatio Caine one-liners is at least good for a laugh while the other characters actually do stuff besides look barely menacing and fiddle with their overpriced sunglasses. My love of CBS' forensic-pathology franchise doesn't extend much beyond the TV shows though, and certainly not to the videogames.
Summary: CSI for those of you who don't know is a hit US TV series where each episode someone dies and the CSI team has to work out "who did it". There has been a string of CSI games available in the past mainly for the PC which unfortunately we haven't had the pleasure of playing, nor do we watch the TV show however we are big fans of Murder Mysteries so were very excited about what CSI: Hard Evidence had to offer on its first outing on next gen consoles.