"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
Los Angeles, 1947.
Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core.
Using groundbreaking new animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
New for the PC Version
- NVIDIA 3D Vision
- Enhanced resolutions and graphical performance
- Keyboard mapping
- Gamepad support
Not getting paid for a job has never been so fun!UltraJake | May 10, 2013 | See all UltraJake's reviews »
While the game is best known for it's mo-capped face animation technology, the game itself it still pretty good. It's flawed, with the vehicle handling being unusually arcadey and the "Doubt" option seemingly like an insult button when you first start out, but the cases and overall story is interesting and well put together. While Rockstar games are also known as Terrorist Sims by many, this particular game places the player in the role of the law. I wouldn't recommend running over pedestrians if you would like to do well. For $30 it's completely worth the price.
Mehsittinghawk10 | April 27, 2013 | See all sittinghawk10's reviews »
Decent game. With all the hype this game had I expected more. The facial tech is very good though. Missions where somewhat enjoyable and I love the cops angle. I'd recommend a buy at around 5 bucks. Could have been a lot better executed.
Spectacular concept and accomplishmentgeorgecopos | Jan. 27, 2013 | See all georgecopos's reviews »
Fabolous facial animations, this is the first thing it comes to mind when you think about LA Noire; and i got to wonder why this technique hasnt been used more often. But as spectacular as those facial animations can be, that much they screwed the hair of all characters. Other than that, you have to pray the concept with the clues and interrogations, which basically along with the facial animations make the whole game. The story is pretty interesting, and although you work in 5 different police departments, every case is interconnected. The city is nicely done but at some point it may feel generic, dont know maybe i miss the sky scrapers of Liberty City.
Fun and FreshLekes | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all Lekes's reviews »
It can all really be said in about three words: Fun and Fresh. It is definitely fans for an adventure type game, with some nods to the gun-play of Rockstar games before. I love it and, personally, I feel exhilarated when I nail someone with evidence and despair when my witnesses clam up. Yes it may seem repetitive chasing after crooks and collecting clues, but the fun is more in how you use the information to interrogate people. This is one that is at least worth a try, you may be pleasantly surprised (and if you don't like it I'm sure it will hold its value as a trade-in for a while)
One of it's kindatik12 | Dec. 11, 2012 | See all atik12's reviews »
LA Noire is very different from other games. You play as a detective and every case is interesting and unique. But it's meant for short terms. When you play LA Noire for hours you get bored. Doing same thing over and over but story keeps you playing. Overall it's easy, actually very easy. Facial expressions are very good but overdone. Even three year old kid can tell either lying or telling the truth.