Based on 4 critics – Overal Score: 85 / 100
GameInfo: 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.
|GamersNET It took a while, but the PC version of LA Noire has undoubtedly been worth the wait. The system requirements are very flexible, there are plenty of options available and the controls are perfect. I venture to say that the PC version the best version of all, thanks to the addition of all previous downloadable content. LA Noire is a game that many will not soon stop there. For me there remains one thing that I’d like to solve and that some western-game … Read Full Review||95/100|
|IGN Noticeably repetitive gameplay moments aside, L.A. Noire offers a different and delightful take on the open-world formula that Rockstar’s refined over the years. You can explore the world if you want, but I love how focused the story is, that you can simply go from point to point and rocket your way through the cases. The awesome performances and great facial capture make every interrogation and investigation a riveting affair. The PC version may arrive a few months late to the party, but it’s still great, with more cases and potentially better visuals than console players ever got for their $60. Read Full Review||85/100|
|BeefJack The technical issues that have plagued previous Rockstar’s PC ports before are nowhere to be seen: it’s a solid version and something you should definitely consider if you missed it on consoles. What we have is a frustrating, yet equally compelling game. L.A. Noire cannot be faulted for its strong ambition, but it does shoot itself in the foot from time to time Read Full Review||81/100|
|Brash Games Overall, LA Noire is strong, enjoyable and intelligent and does a fantastic job of blending multiple elements into a unique and engaging package. While I’d love to give it a higher score, the game’s console-borne limitations and inconsistencies hold it back from being a true classic on the PC. For players seeking challenging gameplay, this may not be the best title, but for those interested in clever and detailed storytelling it would be a crime to miss this top cop tale. Read Full Review||80/100|
Themes: Be a Cop, Urban
Release Date: November 8, 2011
Developer: Rockstar Leeds
Publisher: Rockstar Games