People who have played any of the official CSI games available on PC and 360 should know better than to overly criticise the workman like graphics, bored voice acting and repeat use of locations. `Fans' should know that the games have all been very similar for over 5 years and `CSI: Fatal Conspiracy' follows this trend. Once again you are the `new' agent (they seem to forget me every time), you must work alongside your CSI colleagues to investigate 5 cases using the tools of the trade; from manually picking up the evidence, to using a veritable smorgasbord of technology to decipher the evidence.
The unique selling point of `Fatal Conspiracy' is that all 5 cases are linked by one mysterious drug baron. Unfortunately, this is pretty much nonsense as the five cases are separate, except a couple names keep popping up. The basics of the game are the same old school adventure techniques that Ubisoft have used before. Apparently the same character models are in use, as are the locations. I did find the voice acting of the suspects better and the `Phoenix Wright' style gotcha moments are good fun. `Fatal Conspiracy' is a budget game that shows its cheap edges, but that does not stop it being fun for an adventure fan who likes story more than action. If you have played the earlier games, this is probably the best at a solid 3 out of 5. For everyone else, the creaky nature of the game makes it 2 stars only.