I'm sure the dream most CSI fans share is to be able to join Grissom's team and take part in their exciting adventures.
This is precisely what you can do in CSI Hard Evidence, a point-and-click adventure in which you play the role of a newcomer in Las Vegas Crime Police Labs, who joins the CSI squad for an evaluation period. The game follows the traditional scheme in conversational adventures, with some cinematic scenes after which you take control of your character's movements. Graphics are just fine – not brilliant at all – and though CSI characters are recognizable, they're far from being perfect digital replications.
As for gameplay, I must say I found it a bit boring. Maybe because I expected something else, maybe because I'm too used to action-packed third-person shooters... in any case, CSI Hard Evidence develops at a slow pace, presenting you with searchable scenery and plain dialogs. Even the search for hints is too easy, as you're told which tool you need in each moment.
Despite being based on the successful TV show CSI Las Vegas, the game is too slow and ends up falling short of expectations.