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GF Rating
7.6

13587 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

L.A. Noire

posted by kingkong10 (LYNNWOOD, WA) May 19, 2011

Member since Feb 2010

This game is awsome. me and my dad play it. your play as a detective in the 1940s and u solve crime. like theres car chases,robberys, murders and alot more. If u think this will be like grand theft auto IV, dont get ur hopes up on this game. u dont just run down streets killing people. you can only pull out ur weapons when there are enimes that u need to kill. O and no stealing cars. But u get to solve mysterys and stuff like that. if u like csi u will probably like this. so if u have a good taste for games u are gunna love this.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Realistic graphics, good mix make this worth a try

posted by tjsmoke (NORTHAMPTON, PA) May 19, 2011

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Member since Dec 2008

60 out of 61 gamers (98%) found this review helpful

"L.A. Noire" is a bit of a different game from Rockstar. This time your fully on the side of the law, such as it was in 1947 Los Angeles. You step into the shoes of Cole Phelps, war hero, and work your way from beat cop across various desks (Traffic, Homicide, Vice, Arson) as you rise in rank in the LAPD. There's plenty of action, with hand to hand brawling, gunfights, and car chases. In between these action bits you spend time canvassing crime scenes, searching for clues, gathering evidence, and interrogating suspects. The last is especially well done, as Team Bondi used new facial capture technology to bring the cast of characters to life. You need to read faces, then choose between 3 options (Truth, Doubt, or Lie) to make a determination of guilt or innocence. The game makes allowances, as you can guess wrong and still get the right man. Only if you absolutely fail in a mission (Phelps or his partner dies, or you lose a suspect you're pursuing) are you forced to try again. There are 21 main cases to do. While doing these main cases, there are 40 street crimes that you can tackle either during your main game play or later in a free roam mode. In addition, there are plenty of collectibles and sights to see- 13 newspapres, 50 film reels, 95 vehicles, and 30 famous locales are spread throughout the large map. Controls work fine for the most part, though some may require a bit of time to get used to them. The voice acting is top notch, as is the soundtrack. There's an occassional graphical glitch here and there, and sometimes movement is a bit clumsy, but these are minor quibbles. The game's not perfect, but this is a game everyone should at least try. The length will vary from player to player- some may finish in under 15 hours, others may spend longer. There's a neat option to play the game in black and white as well. It may not be for everyone, but give it a try if you're in the mood for something different. Enjoy!

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GF Rating
7

Good

Good, but seems lacking

posted by DylanF86 (TEMPLE, NH) May 19, 2011

Member since Jan 2011

8 out of 13 gamers (62%) found this review helpful

The game is slow to start, and through out has a lot of videos. It does help pull you in, and get you into the character, but sometimes the action is so short lived you feel like your watching a video game and not really playing. The thing I love about the game is the GTA feel, and the faces in the game are amazing. It can actually teach you a thing or two about peoples body language and how to read people. Overall I give it a 7 for being fun to play for any mature gamer, but lack of freedom and it being slightly too short. I read another review saying the game is really long, but I beg to differ... I've haven't had the game for 2 days yet and I'm at 40% game completetion. Also re-playability isn't there...like GTA and RDR. It's a new style of gaming for Rockstar, I see them using a lot technology in this game in all future games.

My opinion...rent it for a week, dont buy it!

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