"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
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Other Requirements: Initial activation requires internet connection and Rockstar Social Club (13+ to register); software installation required including GameShield IronWrap & Patcher; DirectX, and Microsoft’s Windows .NET Framework, and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86).
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Fantastic game i had this on the PS3 and enjoyed it i got this on GM one the recent sale for the extra mission and it is really enjoyable highly recommend this. Great FPS and great story lines
In GTA, you commit crimes and the police catches you for it. In LA Noire, it's the other way around. You're the one who catches those who commit crimes. If you love shooting people, crashing vehicles or fighting the police, then this ain't the game for you. Go buy GTA instead. This game is set on a fictional LA 1940s. It gave a different vibe when traveling in the open world. The detective stuff like finding clues or asking suspects questions were good, though they could've done better, but is IS a 2011 game. Many have changed in the gameplay of games through the years. I kinda understand why the gunplay is kinda clunky or kinda basic because maybe they focused mainly on solving cases. It's just my opinion though, but it's still fun. A very unique game. would recommend. my rate 9,1/10
I actually disliked the game. It was a great concept but I didn't have fun in practice, I quit after around 20 hours. There were three main problems with the game. The first problem was the overarching story. Not enough was revealed throughout the cases to keep me interested. When I got some more information, it was nice, but I never knew enough/understood enough to stay really engaged and to keep playing just for the next bit of story. After I quit the game, I read the rest of the plot on Wikipedia. So much happened! I only had a few cases left (or maybe one desk) and Wikipedia suggested that the entire plot unfolds at the very end of the game. I think it would have been better if the player didn't have to push through 20 hours for the final payoff. The second problem was that I didn't feel like I was solving anything. The game essentially tells you where to go/who to talk to throughout. I didn't feel like a good detective because I followed a certain lead, I felt like I was just going through the motions of solving the linear case. I wish more puzzle-solving/critical thinking was left up to the player. The third problem was the interrogations. Sometimes it was impossible to tell what the correct response was based on the facial animations. Even worse, was not knowing how Cole would carry out different assessments. For instance, "Doubt", could mean anything. Half the time he would start screaming at the interviewee and the other half he'd just drop the issue entirely. I read somewhere that "Truth", "Doubt", and "Lie" were originally under some other labels that gel with Cole's reactions more accordingly but Rockstar switched them last moment.
It was an odd thing for me, because usually I love noir, whether book, game or movie, but I couldn't find myself getting behind the nagging personality of the main character. Besides story I found the main mechanic behind interrogation a little annoying since I couldn't tell who was telling the truth as easily as you were supposed to be able to which was a bit frustrating, when at times the game throws you back in until you get the answer the game wants. The side characters were what brought it back for me though, driving and investigation. In the end I think it is worth it for the whole of the story, and the game play is smooth enough to create an immersive feeling, though my character isn't the noir protagonist I wish he was.
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.
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