Just prior to release, publisher Ubisoft released a playable demo for Telltale Games’ CSI: FATAL CONSPIRACY, and it was immediately obvious that graphically this looked like something from last generation “ps2” visuals, despite it’s late 2010 release.
In terms of gameplay, it operates as a point and click adventure, as you investigate clues to various murders across five linked case files. In terms of story and script, the game is quite good, but is also let down by some terrible voice acting from some of the supporting cast. The main cast reprise their television characters, and their performances, as a whole, are much better.
Each case takes from one to two hours to complete, depending on the player’s skill, making for an overall eight to ten hour gaming experience.
Released at a budget price (and I also obtained at a fraction of that amount within a couple months), CSI does enough right to warrant a play through, but is recommended for die-hard fans of the show and as a weekend rental, at best.
Score: 6 out of 10.