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  • Summary: At 9.45 in the morning, a thunderous explosion rocks Los Angeles. City blocks are flattened and smoke and ash fill the air. Detectives Phelps and Biggs race to the site of the former Nicholson Electroplating plant to find a pile of unanswered questions. What caused the explosion? What were Nicholson's employees working on? And where are chief chemist Dr Harold McLellan and his mysterious female assistant? Expand
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  1. Jun 21, 2011
    95
    Over the course of the DLC, you'll shoot a couple of looters, decipher some puzzles, closely look over photographic evidence, and engage in a few chase scenes: add in a healthy amount of investigatory work and a large shootout, and you have a pretty diverse gameplay array.
  2. 85
    Weaving a complicated tale of murder, industrial espionage, and corporate corruption, its story doesn't always make sense, but it sure is exciting.
  3. Jul 25, 2011
    82
    Another fun, if baffling, slice of Noire. [Sept 2011, p.87]
  4. Jul 14, 2011
    68
    L.A. Noire: Nicholson Electroplating Arson Case fails because it takes apart most of L.A. Noire's idiosyncrasy. Solid action scenes but little story or investigation.
  5. Jul 11, 2011
    60
    Considering its clear tendency to action, this DLC fails to build upon the game's strengths, highlighting instead its major faults. Real fans might not mind, but if you're not among them, you should consider keeping your money for something else.
  6. Jun 27, 2011
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Jun 23, 2011
    50
    Nicholson Electroplating doesn't have time for that slow-burn organic process. It attempts a brute-force attack on greatness and comes up short.
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