L.A. Noire

17 May 2011

SteamVR PC (Microsoft Windows) Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
8.9 rating
2603 want
5714 played
418 playing
129 reviews
Developer
Team Bondi
Developer
Rockstar North
Developer
Rockstar Leeds
Publisher
Take-Two Interactive
Rockstar Games

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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 across five divisions. Players must investigate crime scenes for clues, follow up leads, and interrogate suspects, and the player's success at these activities will impact how much of each case's story is revealed. The game draws heavily from both the plot and aesthetic elements of film noir—stylistic films made popular in the 1940s and 1950s that share similar visual styles and themes, including crime and moral ambiguity—along with drawing inspiration from real-life crimes for its in-game cases, based upon what was reported by the Los Angeles media in 1947. The game uses a distinctive colour palette, but in homage to film noir it includes the option to play the game in black and white. Various plot elements reference the major themes of detective and mobster stories such as The Naked City, Chinatown, The Untouchables, The Black Dahlia, and L.A. Confidential.

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16 Jan 2021
Best detective game ever made.
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19 May 2022
The unsatisfied ending showed how life works anyways 🫴. The end credit songs may force you to give this game 10/10
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17 Jul 2024
Absolute masterpiece, someone watched all noir cinema movies in existence then proceeded to make a videogame about them all with an antiwar message, just like I like them. It's not one of the best games that ever existed but it's one of the best games I have ever played in terms of story.
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07 Jan 2024
You know the Doubt and mocap memes, but did you know that a really decent 1940s Hollywood cop film-noir was hiding behind all that goofiness? I've platinumed on PS3, PS4 and VR. It's just a lovable game if you're a fan of:
★film noir and old Hollywood
★detective/mystery games and stories
★Rockstar's open world driving games formula

Yeah it's a bit dated, the deduction isn't foolproof based on facial expressions, and the open world is rather sparse, but it's a dn good game as a whole.
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23 Jun 2023
I have played this game twice. the first time, I loved it. the second time, I'm surprised I even finished it. it's super repetitive, I never know if I'm supposed to pick doubt or lie (after 2 times playing the game, that never became clear) and I HATE COLE PHELPS. It is exhausting playing as a character you despise. it is entertaining on the beginning and I love that the game is set on the 40s and a Detective game (because there are not many of these) but I would never play it again
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18 Feb 2023
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