L.A. Noire


LA Noire was developer by Team Bondi in conjunction with Rockstar Games. It’s a crime thriller set in post World War II Los Angeles which will have you searching for clues, interrogating suspects and chasing down criminals. The press release mentions something about personal demons too, but we don’t think they’re literal demons, so we’re not too bothered.


Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective 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. 


L.A. Noire employs ground-breaking new MotionScan performance-scanning technology, which utilizes 32 high-definition cameras to capture actors’ faces in 3D, transferring every aspect of the performance into the game, enabling players for the first time to lip-read in-game characters and to read every facial expression down to the finest detail. 

“LA Noire has been developed by Rockstar Leeds and is built to run on a wide range of PCs. L.A. Noire is a new type of game that makes players see through a detective’s eyes in 1940s Los Angeles… its unique blend of story, action and crime solving will be perfect to play on PC. It will also include all kinds of PC-centric goodness, including “keyboard remapping and gamepad functionality.” 

It gets even better. This version of LA Noire will look better, and feature an extra dimension on the console versions. Rockstar say we’re getting “increased fidelity and improved graphical enhancements” along with “3D support for an even greater sense of interaction and immersion.” 

L.A. Noire was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in May 2011. 


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LA Noire

Published by: Rockstar Games
Developed by: Team Bondi / Rockstar Leeds
Genre: Adventure
Number of Players: 1
Release Date:
US: Q3 2011
Exclusively on: PC
M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs, Violence
Also Available On: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Also known as: LA Noire