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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
  • Developer: Team Bondi, Virtuos
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Adventure, 3D, Open-World, Third-Person
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Nov 22, 2017
    100
    Overall, L.A. Noire is a solid release that gives me hope that if gamers support it, we may get some other Rockstar classics in the same vein. Can you image having games like the original Red Dead Redemption or GTAIV on the go?! I can!
  2. Nov 20, 2017
    88
    L.A. Noire for Switch is simply one of the greatest ports for the console seen to date. It retains all the content from the original versions and adjusts it to the functions of the system in an outstanding way. Maybe the graphics pale when compared with the recent remastered editions, but believe us when we say that playing this game on the go is a complete delight.
  3. Nov 17, 2017
    85
    Nintendo Switch offers the best version of this remastered Rockstar gem thanks to the use of the touchpad, which gives a new dimension for the investigation parts. A great game that takes us back in time.
  4. Nov 17, 2017
    80
    Rockstar ports the underrated L.A. Noire over to The Switch and actually adds some interesting new control dynamics to the old title rather than just tossing on some gimmicks. That’s a good thing.
  5. Nov 22, 2017
    80
    If you never played L.A. Noire before is a great time to do it. The Switch version is a well made port from a game that is not perfect but it’s unique in its genre.
  6. Dec 5, 2017
    72
    All in all, L.A. Noire is still an enjoyable story-driven adventure game with an incredible atmosphere. The issues that it had in 2011 are still present, but they're more noticeable today, so it's not as enjoyable as it was back then. It may make more sense for people who skipped it in 2011 to enjoy it in small doses while they're on the go. It is unfortunate that the Switch version is priced higher than the other versions. Players who have access to another platform and aren't interested in a portable gaming experience may be better served by the PC, PS4 or Xbox One version.
  7. Nov 29, 2017
    60
    L.A. Noire isn’t quite an action blockbuster, but more of a serialised crime caper. The slow approach and moments of intrigue are welcome, and ends on an incredibly memorable note. DLC fills out the experience for Phelps fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Nov 14, 2017
    10
    The reason this game gets a 10 is because there is no 9.5, but it's definitely better than a 9. Always been a fantastic game, but this port isThe reason this game gets a 10 is because there is no 9.5, but it's definitely better than a 9. Always been a fantastic game, but this port is immaculate. 1080p docked, full 720p handheld, looks identical to the base PS4/X1 versions, only its portable, it has motion controls, HD Rumble, touchscreen support and new over the shoulder views. Oh, and it's 2 versions in one (killer Switch feature for all games). That's a lot of leverage over the other versions, especially when it's practically identical graphically Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2017
    10
    Es mi primer juego de Rockstar y de verdad me está dejando muy satisfecho, especial para los amantes del género policiaco, para quienes deseenEs mi primer juego de Rockstar y de verdad me está dejando muy satisfecho, especial para los amantes del género policiaco, para quienes deseen un juego para pasarlo poco a poco, que los haga pensar y buscar pistas para resolver pequeñas misiones de crímenes. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2017
    10
    یکی از برترین بازی های نسل قبل کنسول ها که با در هم آمیختن فضای قدیمی شهر و وقایع و قتل های زنجیره ای و روند بازپرسی بسیار جذاب یکی از برترینیکی از برترین بازی های نسل قبل کنسول ها که با در هم آمیختن فضای قدیمی شهر و وقایع و قتل های زنجیره ای و روند بازپرسی بسیار جذاب یکی از برترین ها در سبک خودش رو رقم زده است. در نسل هشتم بازسازی بسیار زیبایی را از کمپانی راکستار مشاهده میکنید و همچنین گرافیک فنی و هنری چشم نواز به تمامی افرادی که تاکنون بازی را انجام نداده اند به شدت خرید آن توصیه میشود Expand
  4. Nov 30, 2017
    8
    A very fun detective game, now on the go! So far, I haven't had any issues with the game, at least not any major issues. Sometimes it can be aA very fun detective game, now on the go! So far, I haven't had any issues with the game, at least not any major issues. Sometimes it can be a bit hard to read people's faces, a big part of the game, but it's good that it's not too easy. It runs pretty well on the Switch, and it's great for on the go or on the couch. Though you will need to either have subtitles, or listen closely to what people say. This is a pretty great game. Expand
  5. Jun 6, 2019
    8
    L.A. Noire is a great game by Rockstar Games but sometimes this game is too realistic, I mean its a Rockstar Game so its amazing for what itL.A. Noire is a great game by Rockstar Games but sometimes this game is too realistic, I mean its a Rockstar Game so its amazing for what it is but if you where expecting GTA 5 level of gameplay then i'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Expand
  6. Jun 29, 2018
    8
    A very good port, and although I played this on the xbox360 originally I've already gone much further on the switch version of the game - it'sA very good port, and although I played this on the xbox360 originally I've already gone much further on the switch version of the game - it's perfect for those commutes by train. The old problems are still there; combat is stilted and Los Angeles isn't anywhere near as interesting as other free roam cities such as those you find in gta or watch dogs. However the attention to detail of the world, the longevity of the missions and of course the mo-capped facial movements are still outstanding to this day. As other have stated it costs too much for a game this old but then again you can pick it up for less than £20 on ebay. Well worth worth a punt. Expand
  7. Feb 8, 2019
    0
    It is quite interesting in the beginning but after 5-6 hours of playing it becomes all the same.

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