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  • Summary: A dark and violent crime thriller set against the backdrop of 1940’s Los Angeles, now in stunning virtual reality. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC VIVE places you directly in the shoes of Detective Cole Phelps as you solve brutal crimes, plots and conspiracies inspired by real casesA dark and violent crime thriller set against the backdrop of 1940’s Los Angeles, now in stunning virtual reality. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC VIVE places you directly in the shoes of Detective Cole Phelps as you solve brutal crimes, plots and conspiracies inspired by real cases from 1947 Los Angeles, one of the most corrupt and violent times in L.A. history. Featuring seven cases rebuilt specifically for virtual reality, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC Vive adds new layers of immersion and realism to Rockstar Games’ atmospheric crime thriller as you solve select cases from the blockbuster original game, spanning mysteries from the Detective desks of Traffic, Arson, Homicide, and more. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Dec 18, 2017
    100
    As with most releases on modern VR hardware, it’s easy to pick flaws in the videogame due to the control systems and lessened visual quality, but to do so would be to ignore the huge leap forward L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files makes in the creation of a real-world playground. The delivery of unique characters impresses a sense of urgency, empathy and often distain unlike any other videogame experience, playing into the strengths of the VR medium by placing the player face-to-face with convincing digital human beings. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files presents an unwavering argument for VR as a compelling entertainment medium, and should be welcomed as a yet another stepping stone to true presence in digital worlds.
  2. Jan 10, 2018
    90
    There’s little doubt that LA Noire was the perfect game for Rockstar to try VR with. But is it the killer app the ecosystem needs to get most gamers to invest? I’d say no. But for those looking for a game that’s worth playing on their Vive (and Rift with some trouble), LA Noire: The VR Case Files is right up there with A Mage’s Tale and Robo Recall as one of the best.
  3. Dec 27, 2017
    86
    The VR version of L.A. Noire is amazing and introduces something new that will probably be taken in the future from other productions for Virtual Reality.
  4. Dec 26, 2017
    80
    While L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files has its flaws, it excels at making you feel and think like a detective in a way that the base game can't. The VR version isn't a replacement for the full game, but it's a great companion that allows you to play the greatest hit moments from Rockstar's noire opus in a welcomed new way.
  5. Jan 22, 2018
    80
    This adaption of LA Noire is terrific fun, with Rockstar putting a lot of work into its detail and implementation. This is a game perfectly suited and definably improved by virtual reality. Its fleeting and occasionally disjointed nature, however, betrays that this is essentially a testbed.
  6. Jan 10, 2018
    80
    Space will likely be the issue that prevents users from experiencing L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files, but while it isn’t a perfectly controlled VR experience, it’s impressive that we’re seeing a VR game that utilises Room Scale VR in ways that make sense. To actually be part of this crime drama, investigating crime scenes and apprehending criminals, was more enjoyable in VR. Here’s hoping the next time we see something like this, it’s a dedicated experience.
  7. Dec 21, 2017
    70
    L.A. Noire: The Case Files is more a VR experience than a full game. Specially recommended for those who have not played the original.

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  1. Oct 8, 2018
    8
    This game is super duper hilarious. It definitely falls into the category of "So bad its Good"
  2. Dec 20, 2017
    5
    Everything in this game gonna kik your imersion off.
    -Black screen every time when your location change.
    -Black Screen when you move and hit
    Everything in this game gonna kik your imersion off.
    -Black screen every time when your location change.
    -Black Screen when you move and hit a wall when your are walking.
    -Black screen when you go on stairs..
    BlackScreen everywhere.
    -Third person teleportation

    Many bugs on the second 3 hours part of the game.
    Many props aren't interactive but you only know it when you try to touch them.
    An open world but nothing to do on it. And no reason to travel on it.
    You will hit your Wands when you reaload your gun, Cause of too small 3D model.

    and so more....
    0 immersion and a very big GPU need to see very low level of textures résolution.

    Rockstar can do so much better.
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