Criminal Minds is a hidden object adventure game based on the television series of the same name. In this game, players take on the role of a member of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in order to solve a series of crimes. The Behavioral Analysis Unit is a group of professional criminal profilers, and as a member of the team, the player is tasked to search crime scenes for clues and analyze the collected evidence. To gather more information, players must also interview witnesses and interrogate suspects.
This game features two cases to work on, titled A Dying Art and No Spark. Each case takes players to different locations; there are 25 hidden object scenes in total. There are 40 puzzles to solve as the player progresses through the investigation for each case. The other game highlights are as follows:
• The option to play in Casual or Expert Mode. In the casual level, active areas are highlighted and the hint tool recharges faster. Hints are unlimited.
• An FBI Handbook where players can read about the members of the task force.
• A Tasks notepad where players can see the remaining tasks.
• Indicators for inventory items and other objects that have to be analyzed.