Ripten writes: "Crime scene is a detective adventure game for the hardboiled only. It earns its rare M rating on the DS with grisly, realistic depictions of crime scenes and cases involving murder-suicides and burnt bodies.
You play as rookie detective Matt Simmons as he tries to piece together the strange events of a double murder involving a former police detective and his wife. The gameplay consists of exploring crime scenes, collecting evidence and questioning witnesses. What sets crime scene apart from other games in the crime adventure game genre, such as Phoenix Wright, is its realistic portrayal of crime scenes, more serious tone and its mature subject matter."