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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Nov 29, 2017
    85
    Noire remains a different experience: different in rhythms, in shades, in emotions in dance. Unique, and wonderfully imperfect.
  2. Nov 16, 2017
    80
    L.A. Noire still delivers a solid, compelling experience, improving the original graphics in many ways.​
  3. Nov 17, 2017
    80
    Despite some technical wrinkles, after six years L.A. Noire remains a great game, although we expected better as remastered operation.
  4. Nov 28, 2017
    80
    L.A Noire has remained a great action-adventure game and a strong detective thriller, filled with great cases, investigations and interrogations. The new graphics look better, though the difference is not very significant. The city of angels is alive and vibrant but barely includes any extra content. If you played L.A Noire sometime in the last few years, you would probably want to grab it for a better playthrough. If you haven't played L.A Noire at all, it would be a crime to miss it out.
  5. Jan 28, 2018
    80
    LA Noire remaster hit us out of nowhere and brings a nice high definition version of the game to our consoles. Unfortunately, it doesn’t bring many fixes with it, nor does it expand on the huge city they’ve built.
  6. L.A Noire's facial expressions are still incredible and the game shows us that not every open world game needs pure action.
  7. 60
    The beating heart of L.A. Noire is its ability to make you feel like a 1940s detective rubbing your nose against the seedy underbelly of a city full of secrets. But those considerable charms can't hide a half-hearted port that comes with a $40 price tag to boot.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Nov 14, 2017
    10
    It's hands down an awesome video game, there's no denying that. However this feels more like a port than a remaster. The game looks prettyIt's hands down an awesome video game, there's no denying that. However this feels more like a port than a remaster. The game looks pretty much identical to when it first launched. Sure it runs in higher resolution at a better frame rate but visually nothing else has changed. If you haven't played it then its a must buy but if you have then please don't waste your money on what is essentially a port. Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2018
    10
    Totally great. Please do more games like this. Brilliant. I think market needs detective games like this and it will find it's own profitable niche
  3. Feb 24, 2018
    10
    Masterpiece.

    One of the best games with a breathtaking story and a sense of immersion, the characterization in this is insane.
  4. Jun 19, 2018
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A splendid game with innovative gameplay for example; the detective work involving interviewing witnesses and suspects was more than fun, you get right into it, hoping to catch someone out.
    However it feels more like a port rather than a remaster, don't get me wrong, it still looks pretty, i just didn't notice any major graphical enhancement! And more tedious collectibles were added, which many won't care for.
    Still worth a run through for new comers
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  5. Apr 16, 2020
    8
    The Rockstar is the Rosckstar.

    There are a lot of things in this game for what we all love this company - inetersting story, great
    The Rockstar is the Rosckstar.

    There are a lot of things in this game for what we all love this company - inetersting story, great characters and the dialogues.Yes the last one - maybe the strongest part of this game.

    If we are talking about all technical constituents they are not the best in L. A. Noire, We have bad graphic for the 2017 year (and terrible for 2020), we have bad driving in the game, not the best shooting, and awful fighting system. But all this parts of gameplay are just additions to the main part - search for evidence and interrogation of suspects.

    This main part of the game not so good too, the evidences are often obvious and the interrogation sometimes have so illogical exodus, what make getting 5 stars for this case impossible. But even with all this troubles this experiment was great enough for me. I have played this game 2 times on PC, and now on PS4, and i'd like to play this one or two times more in the future.

    So, if we take this sort of experiment, good story and dialogues from Rockstar - this is enough to get this game 8 of 10 for me, the fan of this studio.

    P.S. Also, I realized for myself that this is an attempt by Roskstar to make its version of the Mafia, while with its bias in the work of a policeman, but preserving the surroundings of that era.
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  6. Apr 27, 2020
    7
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  7. Jan 29, 2020
    0
    Just wasted about 15 hours playing this game for the save game to corrupt and lose everything. Apparently a common issue. Player beware! WhatJust wasted about 15 hours playing this game for the save game to corrupt and lose everything. Apparently a common issue. Player beware! What a waste of time. Instantly uninstalled this garbage. Expand

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