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
Tired of being on the wrong side of the law?Pradlik | April 14, 2014 | See all Pradlik's reviews »
Finally a game where you play as a cop! And not some traffic warden but a Los Angeles detective Cole Phelps. The investigation process is the second best part of the game, after the story (see below). The search for clues will make you really punctilious and bring deep insight into all cases. The interogation is even better with the best game facial animation I have ever seen making some characters an obvious liars whereas others might seem honest. What kind of police officer would you be without chasing criminals? This takes me to the third part of police work and that are the gunfights and chases on foot or in cars. These elements aren't the main plus of the game since it's not a shooter of any kind - if you want to buy the game for the action only, don't. However, though these are weaker than in Mafia II for example, they are a nice contrast to the peaceful investigation and they balance the neat investigating with some action, which is important for you not to get bored from finding clues only. Apart from the extraordinary facial animation the graphics is about average. The city of LA is really big and contains lot of hidden secrets, such as cars, sights etc. for completionist gamers. Though the city really is wonderful, it doesn't feel as lively as it might be. Apart from the cases and street crimes, there isn't much to watch. But that isn't much of a drawback - not many games have that (maybe the Watch Dogs will). Finally, the story. There's a lot to spoil so I'll take this just briefly. It focuses on many things and mentiones lot of important topics, which makes it really strong. As set in the year 1947, you'll it connects the horrors of war and Cole Phelps' military history with the police investigations and lot of other topics, you'll encounter in the streets of LA such as drugs, racism, prostitution, rapes and lot more. I enjoyed the last Arson desk a whole lot because it shows nobody is plain black or white, evil or good. Some characters are antagonists, though you feel the morale in their acting, others have it the other way round. It also shows how thin line lies between good and bad, between friends and enemies. To sum up - this game promises something quite different from others as you'll be playing at the right side of the law meaning lots of new aspects and a fantastic story. The weakest thing I can think of is that you cant skip the ending credits :)
A new style of detective gamecdp_star | March 17, 2014 | See all cdp_star's reviews »
Although I felt the total graphic quality was not so high, I imagined they focused all of their skills on the action of face muscle which can indicate the characters' mind. "Is this comment true?" "Is the guy a liar?" I could detect the answer from their face, and it was the amazing experience. However, in summary, the interrogation system was not good. Because the system never allow vague answers. The game system accepts only one answer for each question, even if there are several evidences which indicate same result/truth. It made me irritated in many situations. This game succeeded to make new style of detective game which can display real human feeling on the monitor. But if the judgment system about questioning can include humanity, it may become better.
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.