CSI: Hard Evidence

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CSI: Hard Evidence
DeveloperTelltale Games
PublisherUbisoft
SystemsWindows, macOS, Wii, Xbox 360
ReleasedmacOS, Windows, Xbox 360
NA: September 25, 2007
EU: October 5, 2007
AU: October 11, 2007
Wii
NA: January 15, 2008
EU: March 20, 2008
AU: March 20, 2008
Added to
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Windows: November 2, 2011
Xbox 360: May, 2, 2014

CSI: Hard Evidence was the fourth game in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series. It was the second game in the series to be developed by Telltale Games.

It was pubished by Ubisoft for Windows, MacOS, and Xbox 360 on September 25, 2007, and for the Wii on January 15, 2008.

Like Telltale's first CSI game, 3 Dimensions of Murder, even though this game was sold as a single product in stores, it still retains the episodic nature of Telltale's other games.

Story

A rookie crime scene investigator at the Las Vegas crime lab has five cases to solve by collecting evidence, talking to suspects, questioning other CSI members, and using all of the equipment available in the lab.

In the first case, "Burning for You", a taxi driver was murdered in an apparent arson attack inside his car.

In the second case, "Double Down", a woman was stabbed and lives, but doesn't know who injured her.

In the third case, "Shock Rock", four members of a rock band were electrocuted during a rehearsal session.

In the fourth case, "In Your Eyes", an eye surgeon was murdered in his own home.

In the fifth case, "The Peacemaker", the crime scene reveals what seems like a shootout with many bullets found at the scene, and a clerk had been murdered.

Development

Like Telltale's other CSI games, this was distributed traditionally through a publisher to stores. The CSI games remain the only Telltale games that were released through a traditional developer/publisher arrangement.

Versions

CSI: Hard Evidence was released on macOS, Wii, Windows, and Xbox 360.

The PlayStation 2 version of CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder contains a bonus sixth case titled as "Rich Mom, Poor Mom". It is, in fact, just the 2nd case in CSI: Hard Evidence with a retitled name.