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L.A. Noire
Sub Genre:
Release Date (US):
May 17th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
May 20th, 2011
Online Players:
Team Bondi
Rockstar Games
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
211 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
184 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360.

About L.A. Noire

Set amid the violence and corruption of post-World War II Los Angeles, L.A. Noire is a crime thriller that seamlessly blends crime-solving, clue-finding, car chases and shoot-outs with revolutionary new interrogation-based gameplay that will allow players to read characters' emotions in order to reveal the truth. Players will take on the role of Cole Phelps, a decorated war veteran, who rises through the ranks of the LAPD by solving a series of gruesome murders and other crimes that bring him face-to-face with the dark heart of Los Angeles during Hollywood's Golden Age.



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L.A. Noire's intriguing character profile, deep interrogation and investigation system, and impeccably detailed facial technology puts this detective thriller in a class of its own.

We like

  • L.A. is highly detailed, atmospheric
  • Terrific casting, motionscan technology
  • Compelling character profile and narrative

We dislike

  • Some cases are slightly disjointed
  • Control issues occasionally hinder action sequences

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The glitz of 1940s Los Angeles paints a thin veil on the corrupt underbelly of society. Greedy real estate developers, psychotic serial killers, hardened World War II veterans, corrupt cops, hit men, arsonists, and junky jazz musicians are but a few of the citizens that inhabit L.A. Noire, the latest masterpiece from Rockstar Games. The same publisher that is famous for focusing on brazen anti-hero thugs now turns its attentio...

L.A. Noire News

  • Rockstar won't rule out L.A. Noire sequel

    Rockstar has touched on a potential follow-up to L.A. Noire, insisting gamers shouldn't “count out the possibility” of a sequel to the celebrated crime caper. Developed by now defunct Aussie coders Team Bondi, L.A. Noire released back in May 2011 to critical and commercial success, a...

  • L.A. Noire has sold nearly five million

    Take-Two has confirmed that L.A. Noire has shifted almost five million copies globally since its release in May 2011. According to NPD data, this makes the Team Bondi-developed crime caper the best-selling new IP of last year. The news dropped during the publishing giant’s quarterly fina...

  • L.A. Noire heading to PSN this week

    Team Bondi’s L.A. Noire will be released as a downloadable title on PlayStation Network this week, Sony has confirmed. The top-selling crime caper hit store shelves in May this year, garnering critical acclaim in the process. Keep an eye out for L.A. Noire as part of this week’s PSN up...

  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition announced

    L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition will hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on November 15, Rockstar Games confirmed today. The crime caper bundle will release internationally on November 18.  Previously announced for PC, the Complete Edition throws in all previously released downloa...

  • Rumor: L.A. Noire GOTY out by November?

    L.A. Noire, the 1950s crime caper published by Rockstar Games, may recieve a Game of the Year edition as early as November, following a sighting on several European games websites. The GOTY edition is said to include all previously released DLC for L.A. Nore; however there has been no informat...

  • L.A. Noire developer now 'under administration'

    Team Bondi, the Aussie developer behind L.A. Noire, is now reportedly under administration, following a set of troubling circumstances that have come to light in recent months, such as the allegations of unfair working conditions and the rumoured sell-off of Team Bondi's intellectual property. ...

  • Duke Nukem profitable, L.A. Noire ships 4 million says Take-Two

    Take-Two said during its earnings call last night that Duke Nukem Forever will be profitable for the U.S. publishing giant. The foul-mouth shooter released back in June and received a bit of a pasting from critics to say the least, though according to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, this hasn&rsquo...

  • PS3 still has 'a lot of life left in it,' says Team Bondi

    Team Bondi boss Brendan McNamara has said he reckons there’s still plenty of juice to be squeezed out of PlayStation 3. Quizzed by PSM3 as to how much ‘raw power’ he felt was left in existing machines, McNamara offered: "I wouldn't profess to be an expert about either on...

  • L.A. Noire & cut content wouldn't fit on single Blu-ray disc, says dev

    Content axed from the final version of L.A. Noire would never have been able to squeeze onto a single Blu-ray disc with the full game, Team Bondi co-founder Brendan McNamara has revealed. Speaking with PSM3, McNamara said that the 11 cases in question – comprised of desks Bunko and Burglary...

  • NPD: L.A. Noire tops U.S. June software sales

    The latest NPD Group figures have confirmed that detective thriller L.A. Noire took the crown for the highest-selling game in the U.S. last month. The critically acclaimed crime caper beat out the likes of Duke Nukem Forever and inFamous 2, the latter of which still sold an impressive 369,000 uni...

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