LA Noire The Complete Edition
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"_The awesome performances and great facial capture make every interrogation and investigation a riveting affair. _" -IGN.com
"_L.A. Noire is a unique game with a terrific sense of period atmosphere, absorbing investigation mechanics, and a haunting tale with plenty of moments that would be right at home in a classic film noir. _"- Gamespot.com
A dark and violent crime thriller, set against the backdrop of 1940’s Los Angeles and utilizing revolutionary new facial animation technology, L.A. Noire blends the breathtaking action of chases and shootouts with true detective work including interrogations and clue-finding, as newly-minted officer Cole Phelps embarks on a desperate search for truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
Includes Access to All L.A. Noire Add-On Content:
5 Additional Cases ranging from Traffic to Arson
The Badge Pursuit Challenge – Find and collect badges to unlock the Button Man Detective Suit
The Broderick Detective Suit – Boosts your fist fighting capabilities and resilience to damage
The Sharpshooter Detective Suit – Sharpens your aim with rifles and pistols
The Chicago Piano – A powerful machine gun stored in the trunk of your car
New for the PC Version
NVIDIA 3D Vision
Enhanced resolutions and graphical performance
Detective in a whole new levelFreako | Feb. 8, 2014 | See all Freako's reviews »
Game has great graphics and intense story telling. I personally love detective shows and how the one solves a case. LA noire has really stepped up their level with detective games. You are start off as a small cop patrolling and you are promoted to a crime detective.
The game is awesome because of the graphics. The graphics are all used using motion sensors on a actual's person face even the slightest flinch you will notice. When you interrogate someone you literally can see facial expressions like biting lips and nervous looks. It all looks so real, you collect evidence to solve crime and to pin it against your suspects till they submit to your awesomeness. Loved the game worth the buy.
An excellent, fun, and original game!BlockAgent | Feb. 6, 2014 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
I loved playing this game from the beginning to the end. Never did it get boring or repetitive. The story is great and very intriguing and begs you to keep playing to find out what will happen next. The controls are great as well. You can tell that Rockstar Games went the extra mile to make the games environment as historically accurate as possible. I actually learned alot about 1940's LA by reading the descriptions of the landmarks when I discovered them. I highly recommend this game to everybody.
Cole Phelps: The Bruce Wayne of 1940's Los Angeles.PandaGoon | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all PandaGoon's reviews »
L.A. Noire, amazing game that pulls you really deep into the story. Realistic voice acting and facial expressions, this game is all about being a detective, a genuine and good hearted detective who isn't just another corrupted officer. The game has slight pop in but given how great the scope of this game is, it's a very minor issue. L.A. Noire has a great story and great gameplay, it has your easter egg and collectibles so youll be busy for hours. If you like being a detective this game is for you, and if you want to 100% complete it, you'll need to scrape every nook and cranny to get it and this provides a great challenge.
Slightly flawed, but overall a great experience.Discostink | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all Discostink's reviews »
LA Noire definitely has a unique feel to it, and is a video game that you'd be very hard pressed to find anywhere else. It plays as a combination of an open-world action game and as an adventure game, and has two main styles of gameplay. The majority of the game is spent doing policework, which includes scouring crime scenes and related areas for clues and connections to the crime being investigated, and then confronting key players in the crime with your findings. The interrogation system is interesting, and is easily the most core part of the game, as it prides itself greatly on its very advanced face animations, which allow the player to tell a person's mindset and whether they're lying or not by reading their expressions. This is, however, one of the bigger shortcomings of the game as the interrogations at times don't feel like they make a ton of sense. When interrogating others, you have three different choices, which is truth, doubt and lie. Basically you choose whether or not you think they're being honest, whether you doubt them but have no evidence to support it, or you straight-up know they're lying, and you have evidence to prove it. The problem is that you never actually know what you're going to say until you've chosen one, and at times, the main character's dialogue doesn't follow your intentions at all.
That said, the game has a lot of upsides to it to weigh out the negative. The game is straight-up gorgeous, with specific mention to the characters' face animations. They do of course stride along the edge of the uncanny valley, but the detail in the animations really help convey emotion in conversation and cutscenes. The city of Los Angeles is very faithfully recreated as well, and the entire game's atmosphere and mood conveys the feel of the 1940's, both in the characters, the settings and the music.
The game plays out almost as a series of episodes in a televison series. Every case is more or less self-contained, except for a few that have an overarching plot thread running through them, and while the cases can be slightly hit-or-miss, the slightly uninteresting cases are greatly balanced out by the absolutely magnificent cases that follow.
Aside from the puzzle and adventure-style gameplay you're also liable to get into gunfights at times, mostly as a result of running into various random street crimes, and the shooting in LA Noire overall feels great. The shooting feels snappy and precise, and enemies are in no way bullet sponges that can take a shotgun hit to the belly and survive; mostly if you hit someone in the abdomen twice with just a pistol they're guaranteed out of commission.
All in all, LA Noire is a great experience. There's a lot of hours packed into the game, and the DLC for the game is well worth the money as well, as some of the DLC cases actually end up being some of the absolute best cases in the game.
The rare example of an investigationKishko | Oct. 29, 2013 | See all Kishko's reviews »
LA Noire is the game that finally presents the player with a decent, believable crime investigation proceedings. Rockstar took effort to appeal to adventure games lovers with finding clues and trying to expose the lies during interrogations, generally putting the puzzle pieces together but also to fans of action elements (for those who don't like them there is an option to skip them): the game is full of chases, brawls, gunfights, all set in open city of Los Angeles. The city itself is presented with an eye for detail: the player can drive around LA looking for its landmarks in a variety of vehicles from the 50's. The game is cut into cases, most of which takes about an hour to break. It is a good idea, as the end of one case is a good moment to take a break. The game is not without flaws, though. Cases get repetitive after a while (after the third homicide in a row that suggested Black Dahlia I grew a bit weary). The protagonist lacks some emotional depth and character development. It also seems that he gets all the important cases.