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
A Rewarding Experienceelchapohefe | May 8, 2014 | See all elchapohefe's reviews »
This game is a fairly unique experience. The face mapping techniques add a great deal of fun in correctly sleuthing out truth, even though it can sometimes be slightly repetitive to interview witnesses. At a few points the story is a bit slow paced, but if you are a patient gamer it won't even be noticeable.
The gunplay is fairly similar to grand theft auto, but unfortunately you are not allowed to use your weapon freely. This can sometimes be a positive because it makes you focus on the story, but consequently reduces freedom.
The setting is one of the most fantastic things about the game. It has a classic feel, and does as well as any oscar-bait period drama in setting the mood.
If you are already familiar with film noir you will be very happy with the story , but newcomers to the genre might be left with a twinge of disappointment.
A sweet, but rather different fruitOverkillerlSRBl | May 2, 2014 | See all OverkillerlSRBl's reviews »
This game is one of those that have alot of interesting ideas well realised and implemented, however it mixes it with the common rockstar game-style and you get a great coctail of fun and story!
It mixes investigation with action, there is everything, every part of detective work is thoroughly included and well done, first off you collect evidence, then based on evidence you question suspects and witnesses, which with collaboration with your colegues will slowly lead you to solving the case, then goes the action which is rather well done.
Its not one of those who give you a mouthless degenerate for a protagonist, nor is the one which gives you a full developed character you understand, its really undefined when it comes to the main character.
You will have a great time, get it now and enjoy the ride!
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.