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L.A. Noire

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Genre: Adventure, Shooter, Sport, Strategy

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (Microsoft Windows)

Versions: See 3 more versions of this game

L.A. Noire is a neo-noir detective action-adventure video game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. It was initially released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms on 17 May 2011; a Microsoft Windows port was later released on 8 November 2011. L.A. Noire is set in Los Angeles in 1947 and challenges the player, controlling a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer, to solve a range of cases ac... Read More

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Detective Cole Phelps
Captain of the LAPD Homocide Department, James Donnelly
Detective Cole Phelps foot pursuit
Detective Cole Phelps and his partner in pursuit of a suspect
Dispatch: "A 211 in progress and shots fired."


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23 reviews

Great 100%

L.A. Noire features the city of Los Angeles as a prototype for the present cities: a city made for cars, not for people. The city of "opportunities" (opportunists), the film industry and corrupt politicians. All of this amid the flowering of psychiatry, drug trafficking, property speculation and the American dream. The protagonist is a decorated war hero who now works as a police officer. During the game, the protagonist is promoted to detective... Read More

Positive points
* Innovative gameplay (find clues and detect lies). * You can skip action scenes after trying 3 times and have your partner driving for you. * The facial animations make it look like a movie.... Read More
Negative points
* Still a lot of illogical shooting action.
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33 reviews

Alright 80%

Despite suffering from the usual rockstar-pc-port syndrome and being unplayable first half of the year since it hit Steam, these days this is a very-very solid experience unique in many ways. Grasping detective story unfolding in a 1960s (I think :D) America features great gameplay, fast-paced narrative combined with assortment of heroes to follow. It might look like a spin on GTA from afar, but it's certainly not. There is driving and shooting i... Read More


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.