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
Solid but flawed game that will be fun for mostTakwin | July 9, 2015 | See all Takwin's reviews »
More adventure and mystery than GTA or Red Dead Redemption, mind you, but Rockstar just makes amazing games. There is still some driving (which thankfully can be skipped 90% of the time with sort-of fast travel) and some shooting, but it is mostly clue searching and question asking. The meat of the game is judging every answer you get with Truth, Doubt, or Lie - and if you select Lie, you have to present evidence you've found to prove it. It did get boring and I wish it was about 30% shorter or tightened up a bit. It also got a bit repetitive. The story was pretty good with some minor holes, but probably worth your play. It's a unique game.
L.A. Confidential + Chinatown, but not as good as I hopedNShep53 | June 29, 2015 | See all NShep53's reviews »
L.A. Noire was a very hyped game for years. With countless delays and rumors, you never knew what was happening with it. Finally Rockstar released it in 2011 to great critical acclaim. But it L.A. Noire actually good? You play as Cole Phelps, an up and coming police officer in 1940s LA. The city is made very nicely, but besides doing the main story missions, there isn't anything to do in it. The motion capture actors are amazing in this game. While the graphics alone aren't amazing, the expressions on people's faces are something no game has done before or since L.A. Noire. Besides the standard GTA run and gunning, the gameplay consists of solving crime scenes with a ton of variety. You can actually mess up an investigation, which is cool. The main issue with this game is the asking questions/interrogation mechanics/gameplay. It is simply awful. You may choose to ask someone something from the options given and Phelps might say something completely out of left field. This really hurts the game many times. Plus the story overall tries to be L.A. Confidential, but ends up just cheaply copying off of it. It L.A. Noire a good game? All I can say is: it's okay.
Take to role of a 1940's LAPD detectivemrgreen9705 | June 17, 2015 | See all mrgreen9705's reviews »
La Noire features a beautiful late 1940's Los Angeles in which you take the role of Cole Phelps. The game combines driving, shooting and fighting with detective work like searching for clues and interrogating suspects. I features some great graphics and an interesting story of violence and corruption in a very unique experience. An excellent crime adventure in a typical Noire style.
Excellent Noir AdventureCastro0001 | June 10, 2015 | See all Castro0001's reviews »
if you love film noir and the classic Hollywood era you will love this Rockstar game. Shifting from point and click at certain points to an adventure/ exploration on others L.A Noire does an incredible job building an impressive and beautiful world with strong and interesting characters. The writing is incredibly good and the voice acting it's one of the best I ever saw on the video games. Excellent game.
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.