language: french (standard), french (canada), english, italian, spanish, german
Site: CSI: Hard Evidence
Publisher: Ubisoft, TransGaming, Inc.
Since the day Cain killed Abel, we’ve been fascinated by the how and why of murder. Just as human relationships have grown more complex since that fateful day a couple thousand years ago, so have the tools with which we solve complicated crimes. That’s where the crew of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) enters the picture; join them and use your forensics and interrogation skills to solve five mysterious cases.
Based on the hit TV show, CSI: Hard Evidence takes you to Las Vegas, also known as Sin City. You work with five different members of the CSI team as you scour this desert metropolis for the clues needed to bring elusive perpetrators to justice. Scrutinize crime scenes for evidence and collect it. Head back to the lab for analysis and visit the morgue for an evaluation of the victim. Visit the garage to examine vehicles and other large pieces of evidence.
Your initial fieldwork yields clues that point you in a general direction. Start talking to witnesses and possible suspects as you piece together the puzzle, obtaining search and questioning warrants as necessary. You’ll likely need to return to the lab and garage several times as you collect more evidence and build a case. Eventually, the connections you create will enable you to ask Captain Brass for an arrest warrant. Just make sure you nab the right suspect.
Master Investigator in the Making
At the conclusion of a case, supervisor Gil Grissom presents an evaluation of your work and gives you a rank. To deserve the title of Master Investigator, you must earn all Thoroughness Points awarded for completely searching all locations, collect all evidence, and never ask your partner for hints. You must also collect all of the insects hidden throughout a case’s locations; Grissom is an avid entomologist and appreciates the specimens.
As you progress through the game, you’ll unlock a variety of bonus items, including trailers, character concepts, and storyboards for the game. If you complete all five cases with a Master Investigator ranking, you’ll unlock a blackjack game, which is prefect for relaxing after unraveling those convoluted Sin City mysteries.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re headed out to talk to Kathy Cantanta, the runner-up on an “American Idol”-like show and a suspect in the deaths of the winner and the backup band. Sometimes a fleeting shot at fame is enough to push someone over the edge, especially in Vegas.
Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or 10.5.4
Intel Core Duo processor
1GB of RAM
Video card: Nvidia 7300 or ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel GMA 950 chipset (excluding Mac OS X 10.4 users)
2.6GB hard disk space