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GF Rating
5.8

1287 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

More of the same.........

posted by ChrisRG (SPOKANE, WA) Nov 10, 2010

Member since Sep 2010

20 out of 20 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you played (and enjoyed) the first few CSI games, then you'll feel right at home with this latest installment. The best part about all of the CSI games has been the engaging storyline, which makes it hard to put the controller down until you see the credits start rolling, and Fatal Conspiracy is no different. Unfortunately there are only 5 cases to play through (at about 2 hours a piece if you explore EVERYTHING), which will leave you wanting more. Another disappointment was the lack of improvement in general over the previous games. The graphics are terrible at some points (reminding me of a last-gen game), the controls are sluggish at times, and too responsive at others. Also some of the more enjoyable tools from previous games have been left out, and others you will only have the chance to use once throughout the entire game. The balance of the mini-games used to uncover evidence in the lab seems off, and the challenge is all but gone. While it seems like the franchise has taken a step backward in many regards, the story has been improved a bit. All cases are now tied together, and the final case brings everything together very well. In fact the build up of anticipation toward the final hours of the game is so good, it makes the ending feel cheap and disappointing. Overall it is a great one-time playthrough (with some easy achievements), and a perfect rental for anyone who is a fan of the series or these types of games.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Good rental, but...

posted by AlanOne (GALESBURG, IL) Jun 2, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

9 out of 9 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

very short. Good game for a rental because you can do all 5 cases and achieve the 25 achievements in about 8 hours of play. Once you've accomplished that, there's really no more to do. It's an 7/10 for me because I like the thinking games. My degree is in forensics so the game appeals to me on that level. Unless your a die-hard fan of CSI, I wouldn't make it part of my permanent collection. Rent it, have fun, then try something else.

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GF Rating
7

Good

CSI: Fatal Conspiracy

posted by Chalindria (WILLISTON, ND) Apr 20, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Fun, but like most of the CSI series, way too darn short. I started the game Monday--I finished today, which is Wednesday. And I only played for a short amount of time each day. I'm so glad I can rent these games instead of shelling out $60 a pop to buy them for 5-6 hours of enjoyment. The storylines were interesting, and I liked that they were all somehow intertwined. There are a wide variety of tools at your disposal; I was a bit disappointed however that a few of the lab tools saw hardly any use. The document analyzer, audio/video and assembly table were only used for a few pieces of evidence, and I'm not sure I ever used the medical database for anything. My favorite part of the games is searching a scene for evidence, and I think there could have been more areas to search/more things to find in each scene. I think if they want you to actually buy one of these games, you should be able to download a new case each month or something, as there really isn't a whole lot of replay value here. All in all a great rental, especially if you don't have a lot of time to spend on video games--can't recommend buying it though.

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