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$9.95 (WinXP/Vista/Win7) (DVD Jewel Case) (CSIPJ)
This is a DVD product!

Publisher: UbiSoft

- Blood, Gore and Violence

Ratings:

from Four Fat Chicks

"Concentrate On What Cannot Lie. The Evidence..." Gil Grissom

Watch the Show. Live the Game. A murdered woman…a slain police officer…a mysterious arson case. What do these crimes have in common? Enter the gritty world of CSI and search for the truth with Grissom, Catherine, and the entire Crime Scene Investigation team. Armed with high-powered forensic equipment and razor-sharp wits, delve deep into the mysteries of 5 baffling crime scenes to reveal the truth. Don't just watch the action. Live it!

Features:

Investigate 5 crime scenes, ranging from arson to police homicide.

Includes the likenesses and voices from the smash hit show CSI.

Utilize 14 authentic CSI forensic tools, from UV lights to casting kits.

Dialogue written by CSI scriptwriter, Max Allan Collins.

Interrogate suspects with LVPD detective brass.

Requirements:

Boxed Version: Win98/2000/XP/ME only: Pentium® II 266 MHz, AMD K6-III 400 (Pentium II 300 MHz, AMD K6-III 500 recommended). 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended, 256 MB recommended for Win XP). DirectX® 8.1. 4 MB DirectX 8.1 compatible Hardware-accelerated 3D graphics card (8 MB 3D graphics card recommended). Direct X 8.1 compatible Sound Card (16 bit Direct X 8.1 compatible sound card recommended). 12x CD-ROM Drive (Not for use with CD-RW's). 650 MB available hard drive space.

DVD Version: WinXP/Vista/Win7 only: Windows® 7, Vista, XP (administrator privileges are required to properly install the program). 500 MHz Pentium® III or 600 MHz AMD K6-III processor or better. 512 MB RAM. 1.5 GB free hard disk space. 16X DVD-ROM drive or faster. DirectX® 8.1-compatible 16-bit sound card. DirectX® 8.1 DirectX® 8.1-compatible 16 MB video card. QuickTime® 6.1 or later.

Reviews:

Four Fat Chicks by Old Rooster

"The graphics are satisfactory but not stunning, or even very contemporary. Resolution appears to be 800×600. Scenes are fairly static, with the occasional birds (outdoors). Background sounds are more nicely done, with ringing phones, traffic, sirens, office chatter, etc. helping to create greater ambiance. Voice acting, as mentioned, is stellar—with the Jim Brass, Warrick Brown and Catherine Willows characters being the most memorable. It does appear that every one of the eight colleagues you'll meet is played by the T.V. actor/actress. The scripting is wonderful, with loads of crisp, often humorous comments to you, the player, as well as character to character..."

"...CSI plays more like a supplement to the T.V. series than it does a full-fledged adventure game. As a supplement, it's enjoyable, involving, compelling and very well done—giving you experiences with inquiries, tools and CSI colleagues. As a game, I'm afraid it's quite limited. With its "Catch 22" efficient interface and very linear path, it's too easy and too short..."

Quandary Review by Rosemary Young

"Despite my few complaints CSI is quite a fun game and will keep you busy detecting and collecting evidence. Considering the intricacies of these actions the interface is very well designed and the individual stories are interesting and typical CSI fare. For new players the hint system is great, and the experienced can refrain from seeking advice. I’d recommend it for everyone but really the whole game is crowded with hints as it propels you forward. Although you do the ‘manual labour’ it’s your colleagues who make most of the ‘connections’ as you go. For instance they’ll note when an alibi has been verified, they’ll suggest what’s to be done with a piece of evidence, they’ll even remind you to follow particular procedures so you don’t contaminate evidence. Consequently your role is reduced to finding clues and using gadgets rather than fitting the pieces together.

"This continual in-built guidance is what makes CSI good for novice players, and especially for CSI fans who haven’t played a computer game. You might not get a perfect score, but you can’t go wrong and you can't get stuck! For experienced players, on the other hand, take note: this is no Gabriel Knight or Tex Murphy. The ride is very easy although there is some forensic fun to be had. I must admit I enjoyed it and I didn’t complete each case with a top score the first time around so I repeated my three substandard investigations. However, my incentive was to achieve perfection rather than to access the bonuses, which didn’t call me back. Without repeats the playing time would be relatively short, say 7 to 9 hours. It would have been a real bonus, and a longer game, had the final reward for perfection been a bonus case … with no one to hold your hand!"



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