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L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch

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Genre: Adventure, Shooter, Sport, Strategy

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Versions: See 3 more versions of this game

A dark and violent crime thriller set against the backdrop of 1940's Los Angeles. Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective is 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 a... Read More

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sighAlot
5 reviews

Average 60%

Having missed L.A Noire when it originally came out, i figured picking it up on the Switch was the perfect timing. I enjoyed the game overall, with a few noteworthy issues however. The best thing about L.A Noire is it's setting. 1940s America is gruesome and dark, yet full of hope. It's not a theme often attempted in many games and i love it for that. It also has some of the best character modelling and voice acting you'll see in a game.. still ... Read More

Positive points
fantastic atmosphere and setting
Those facial animations!
Negative points
huge frame rate drops
clunky controls (especially the shooting)
overall story didn't particularly dragged me in

Storyline

"Set against the seedy and violent underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles, L.A. Noire is the story of decorated veteran and newly minted detective Cole Phelps as he investigates an escalating series of cases inspired by real-world crimes. Each successfully solved case brings Phelps greater success, but also brings him closer to the dark criminal heart of post-war L.A."