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  • Summary: Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right,Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core. Using groundbreaking new animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide. Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Games Master UK
    Jan 12, 2012
    92
    The wannabe detective's definitive version to plump for. [Feb 2012, p.101]
  2. Dec 8, 2011
    90
    L.A. Noire shows us that not every sandbox game has to be about killing prostitutes. This Complete Edition for the PC shows up a bit late to the party but that doesn't make it any less fun. The interrogations are a lot of fun and you'll feel like a true Sherlock Holmes at times. It's just a shame that the replay value is very low.
  3. Feb 29, 2012
    90
    A unique adventure game that borrows many features from mystery and action games, incorporating them seamlessly in the narrative flow, thus creating a truly special game that not everyone will enjoy. And that's because it has its own character, defying contemporary 'fast food' games that are churned out today and because it's reminiscent of endeavors made in another era, where immersion of an ultimate single-player experience was the first and last goal of their creators.
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    87
    LA Noire Complete Edition is an adult experience, supported by the excellent motionscan technology and a great narrative for our media. A good title that deserves a chance, despite its oddities probably due to the original development team, swallowed by debt and afflicted by a not edifying work story.
  5. Nov 15, 2011
    85
    The awesome performances and great facial capture make every interrogation and investigation a riveting affair.
  6. PC Games (Russia)
    Dec 24, 2011
    80
    A wonderfully directed «interactive TV series» about the harsh realities of LA police detective's life. [January 2012, p.59]
  7. Nov 8, 2011
    60
    We can't knock the ambition of LA Noire, and the MotionSense technology certainly makes game characters look much more realistic without the need to install a rendering server in your home, but the game lacks fun. LA Noire aims to makes you feel like a real-life police office, but real-life police-work is actually quite dull.

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  1. Negative: 34 out of 249
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    You know what your getting with this package. A fantastic game with all the bells and whistles. Im sure you've seen other reviews of L.AYou know what your getting with this package. A fantastic game with all the bells and whistles. Im sure you've seen other reviews of L.A Noire, so il just say what's new in this. It features all of the previously released downloadable content for L.A. Noire, including the â Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2018
    10
    К очень большому сожалению я не прошел эту игру до конца, она кстати достаточно продолжительная. Я бы даже сказал, что это для меня почтиК очень большому сожалению я не прошел эту игру до конца, она кстати достаточно продолжительная. Я бы даже сказал, что это для меня почти позор и мне действительно стыдно. Та же самая ситуация у меня была и с Red Dead Redemption, я тоже не прошел ее до конца, и тоже очень жалею. Я искренне люблю и уважаю этих замечательных разработчиков. Если они берутся, то делают с душой, а главное с умом. Подходят к своей работе грамотно, чтобы игрок насладился и не остался равнодушным после прохождения. Их конечной целью всегда было поразить, чтобы человек не удержался на ногах от увиденного. В пример можно привести абсолютно все игры Rockstar Games. Это тот самый момент когда разработчики не плюнули на потребителя, таких кстати осталось мало. В первую очередь у них идет концентрация на то, чтобы реализовать свой проект максимально качественно, максимально интересно и захватывающе.

    L.A. Noire - это нечто новое. Не могу придумать лучше объяснение. Полноценная игра с расследованиями, даже можно сказать с глубокими расследованиями. Ты проникаешь в каждую деталь запутанного дела. Все что встречается по пути ты должен брать в счет, даже что-то менее подозрительное. Нельзя забывать что оно имеет место быть. Постепенно играя за детектива, ты сам начинаешь чувствовать себя им. Тебе хочется докопаться до истинны, потому что всегда будут сомнения. Всегда будет казаться что, что-то тут ни так. Говорить про реализацию анимации лиц вообще можно бесконечно. Ты допрашиваешь подозреваемого или свидетеля и он черт побори ведет себя естественно. Я сейчас имею в веду, как в реальной жизни. Кто-то боится, потому что ему возможно есть что скрывать. Кто-то отвечает четко, ясно и понятно, потому что уверен, что он этого не совершал. Кто-то из свидетелей может что-то скрывать по личным соображениям к жертве или убийце. И все в таком духе. Нельзя забывать что тут вы игрок и вы играете за детектива, но настоящий детектив здесь вы. По крайней мере вам надо им стать.

    Уже в который раз я убеждаюсь в том, что Rockstar Games превосходят самих себя. Они всегда создают это чувство перед тем как выпустить игру. Чувство заниженного ожидания, а на исходе мы получаем самую вкусную конфетку. Это те самые люди, которых по-настоящему есть за что хвалить. Не знаю ни одной студии, чтобы все их проекты были реализованы по задумке, или просто чтобы были все успешные проекты. Хотя нет, одну знаю, это Rockstar Games. Кстати в игре аспект с уликами тоже сделан хорошо, мне очень понравилось. Ты приезжаешь на место убийство и начинаешь изучать, в итоге маленькая деталь может завести тебя на несколько метров от убийства, и там ты найдешь более ценную информацию. На фоне всего этого играет музыка, которая постепенно вводит тебя в транс детектива.
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  3. Jan 9, 2013
    9
    Only just got this game recently all ways looked at it never bought it but couldn't not buy it on special Overall i like this game it hasOnly just got this game recently all ways looked at it never bought it but couldn't not buy it on special Overall i like this game it has given me alot of game play which i look for in a game and is pretty good challenge i like decent free roam game It is a easy to play game and has alot of good quality's that would appeal to a wide range of people from investigating crime scene to driving to shooting its all there plus get to be good guy and solve crimes rather than commit them The bad well every game now days has bad points this game is shooting psychics for me they just dont feel right Overall i will keep playing this game and probably replay it once i have completed it i think Rockstar did good job here getting into something no one else has I would really like to see this game put into modern times and made to fit in with todays crimes and investigations techniques i think that would take off because old style will not appeal to all Expand
  4. Jul 12, 2020
    8
    Very beautiful graphics, the story is amazing, the face animations are absolutely astonishing ... but i have to give it an 8 because theVery beautiful graphics, the story is amazing, the face animations are absolutely astonishing ... but i have to give it an 8 because the mechanic that is fundamental to the game is broken, you have to assume things based on the suspects facial expression, and it's not accurate, its broken. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2011
    7
    Very good and interesting game. But the fact of play the full scene again and again, and don't be able to manually save frustrate me a bit,Very good and interesting game. But the fact of play the full scene again and again, and don't be able to manually save frustrate me a bit, bad player experience for me. I feel like Groundhog Day. And some random crashes of the full pc... bad optimized for PC like ALL the Rockstar's games Expand
  6. Feb 28, 2019
    7
    This game has a lot of fault and a lot of good elements to it, but I think it's the little things that make this game. The things that youThis game has a lot of fault and a lot of good elements to it, but I think it's the little things that make this game. The things that you find out by your own and the game does not tell you or hold you hand and show you around. The story is really solid and delivered in a real cinematic way, which increased the artistic value of it overall. But the thing was that it was hard to enjoy all this with the huge pacing issue that the main mission's struggle with. Only 10-15 mission are really relevant to the story of the total 21. And the game's chore get's really boring because of the repetitive nature of the core game play and forcing you in to doing more of the same thing over and over. So this is a really big flaw in the game base . The menus and the HUD was really simplistic and down with the story which was amazingly executed through the textbook and did not break immersion at all. This really is a special thing in gaming. The graphics did not age that well, but the facial animations are still the best in the gaming industry or in top, due to the facial motion capture technique that the animations where created. The gestures in the game are amazing as well., and not ones did I feel that they are off or not fit the given situation. The VFX and SFX on the other hand where somewhat poorly executed. Most of the cases the cues.
    Also the strict linearity of the game and the plot gives little space for naturally exploring the game, and sadly the collectibles do not help with that. The collectibles are repetitive useless things that you visit, or pick up once but the sheer number of them is annoying and the average player will leave them behind and forget them fast. The AI where actually challenging some times, but more or less they worked as intended, and behaved as such. The driving though was another big fall after GTA, which quickly gave the player the realization that it was simply more effective and time friendly to fast travel, which again cut out of the exploration factor in this great environment that was created by the development team but was neglected. The game mechanics and everything starting from AI behavior to systems, bugs and other technical issues the game was amazingly polished and flawless.
    The intuition system really did help and the leveling was a little exploitable but was not punishing so that was a fresh breath of air. The big fall in the game play was the pure complexity of some situations and conversations in the game, which some times let to really annoying dialog problems, and some times the evidence was fitting in my opinion but the game did not agree. So it was off in some situations which was really punishing in a bad/faulty way.
    Overall this is a good game which could have been an amazing piece of art, and storytelling if not for the simple lack of a solid conclusion and story wrap up, and the number of flaws listed above.
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  7. Oct 7, 2014
    0
    I would have reviewed this game but the boxed copy i bought won't go further than the lanoire menu as it says "error receiving patch details"I would have reviewed this game but the boxed copy i bought won't go further than the lanoire menu as it says "error receiving patch details" the abruptly closes, if this version had a steam code in the box like so many other games this would not have been a problem... Expand

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