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GF Rating
7.6

13607 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

It's Mafia 2 all over again

posted by killquick4 (HOMESTEAD, PA) May 18, 2011

Member since Oct 2010

9 out of 31 gamers (29%) found this review helpful

I saw this game advertised and immedately put it in my GameQ with excitement to play it the day of release. Sadly though that excitment quickly changed to dissapointment and even a bit of repetativeness. This game is nonstop story just misson after mission after mission and it's just a total letdown for a Rockstar game. When you here rockstar you expect to have a great open free roam map ( GTA, Red Dead Redemption, ect..) but this game is the total opposite with very little time or reason to bother looking around the map. Along with a bad game setup it's also very short as i've only played for about 6 hours and i'm 3/4 of the way through it already, and after the lenghty games of the past with plenty of replay, this one is on the bottom of my list of memorable games. As for the story i can still remember every part of GTA 4 San Andreas and RDR due to the great character development, but with this one i truely couldn't care less what happens. Oh and just incase i forgot to mention you spend about 75% of the game just driving.

Pros:
- The graphics and voiceovers are amazing everything seems on track and you feel as if your talking to actual people.
- It's nice to be the police for once enforcing the law instead of making your own justice like the other titles
- option to have your partner drive to skip to destinations
Cons:
-Gameplay is pure story mode with little or no time to free roam
- Your driving for a huge majority of the game
- the story really doesn't start to develop until your about halfway through it
- the character development is to vague it just doesn't give you much attachment like with past titles.
- it doesn't feel like the player has much variety like in past Rockstar titles.

Overall i would gamefly this but it wouldn't be at the top of my list as there are better games with more to do that LA Noire.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A Breath of Fresh Air

posted by icosotc (OLYMPIA, WA) May 17, 2011

Member since Jan 2011

72 out of 82 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Wow. Forget everything you think you know about Rockstar Games or even the entire "Open World" genre for that matter. Slow and cerebral is the name of this game. I just got done jamming through the game after picking it up at a midnight release. This truely is a game changer of this console generation and a welcome one at that! Finally a slow, well-writen, mature title for mature gamers. I've always thought that playing the "good guy" couldn't be done in a game but Rockstar and Team Bondi have proved me wrong. I was completely engrossed from begining to end. Just don't expect this to be your "GTA" or "Red Dead" fix for 2011 or you will be sorely dissapointed. There are no zombies to kill. There is no sky-diving. You don't run over pedestrians. You just solve crimes in a rich, colorful re-creation of late 1940s Los Angeles and you feel like a badass, hero cop while doing it. Highly recomended for anyone who would like an injection of new ideas and flavor into their gaming diet.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

AWESOME

posted by AnonymousGamer (WHITE HOUSE, TN) May 17, 2011

Member since May 2011

21 out of 26 gamers (81%) found this review helpful

Before reading this review I feel I should inform you that I want to be a detective so I do have a bias opinion With that said.

You start beat cop then advance to Traffic desk after that there is Homicide Desk then Vice then Arson.

This game is awesome. The technology that Team Bondi used in the game really shows in the actors. I have never played a game quite like this one. Heavy Rain is the closest i have come to but that is about as close as New York is to Cali. There is a little bit for everyone in the game. The story line focus on Searching and Interrogation. If you are looking for a Shooting game this is not for you. Now calm down there are shoot outs and foot/car chases as well and there are side missions if you decide that you want to do them.

The bad about L.A. Noire is the targeting system is bad it is just a white dot. With some of the things that happen (hostage situation) it would be better. Also there is some repetitiveness in the game but they have the side missions so I jsut do a few of those once I feel that way.

All in all I think this is an awesome game and it is very long im about 20 hours ( 18 i believe) and im only at the second of the four desk.

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