L.A. Noire

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L.A. Noire

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Release Date: May 17, 2011

Buy it! 50 % - Rent it! 36 % - Flush it! 14 %

L.A. Noire is developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. Initially announced as only for the PlayStation 3, the game was later reported to also be scheduled for release on the Xbox 360. L.A. Noire is set in "a perfectly re-created Los Angeles" of 1947, with players being given an open-ended challenge to solve a series of murders.
As the title suggests, the game draws heavily from both plot and aesthetic elements of film noir - stylistic films from the 1940s and 1950s that shared similar visual styles and themes including crime, sex and moral ambiguity and were often shot in black and white with harsh, low-key lighting. The game uses a distinctive colouring-style in homage to the visual style of film noir. The post-war setting is the backdrop for plot elements that reference the detective films of the '40s, such as corruption and drugs, with a classical jazz soundtrack.
L.A. Noire is also notable for using Lightsprint's real-time global illumination technology, as well as a newly developed piece of technology called MotionScan, where the actor goes into an all-white room where 32 cameras surround him and record his performance from every angle, giving a 3D rendition of the actor's face.

L.A. Noire Gameplay Series Video: "Investigation and Interrogation"

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Amazon Exclusive

Pre-order L.A. Noire and get $10 off a future video game purchase, as well as the Broderick Detective Suit. The Broderick detective suit boosts your fist-fighting capabilities and resilience to damage.

GameStop Exclusive

  • A standalone case
  • 20 Police badges
  • Pre-Order L.A. Noire with GameStop and receive a code to unlock the exclusive vice case, The Naked City and the Badge Pursuit Challenge.
  • The Naked City: In a standalone case from the main story, Detective Cole Phelps investigates the supposed suicide of a stunning fashion model.
  • Badge Pursuit Challenge: Unlocks 20 Police badges to find across Los Angeles. Collect all 20 to unlock more bonus items.

Online Customers : A code with instructions will be packaged with your game. 

L.A. Noire - "The Naked City" Vice Case Pre-Order Video

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LA. Noire Review

By: starlordtitus Jul 15, 2011 | 5 Comments

L.A. Noire proves to be a very original, soon to be classic game about a 1940's detective rising in ranks, and solving crimes with countless twists all leading up to a notorious outcome.

This game has two unique aspects that most games do not: Attention to detail and an execution of sheer analysis to solve otherwise unsolutionable cases. The game is set in " a perfectly re-recreated Los Angeles" of 1947, with players being given an open-ended challenge to solve a series of murders and mysteries. 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 or 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 breath taking 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.


This game is really something I got addicted to. It brings a gamer to really use his intellect and cunning gut instinct to really solve a case. There were times when I was interrogating a suspect, and the Ask The Community option had a higher percentage towards the option Truth, but I remembered there was a possible murder weapon in the suspects house so I went with Lie and chose the possible murder weapon. I ended up getting it correct. And THAT is what I truly admire about this game, if you have a gut feeling, stick to it, you will usually get it right. Additionally, there will be times where the game seems somewhat repetitive, but only to focus on an upcoming twist. It combines different stories that all seem to be strung together towards the end of the game.Not to mention the constant sublte humor between Phelps and his partners as the game progresses. Had me crackin up at times. The option of Outfits to suit your taste pertaining to the case of time of day, also provide variety and versatility to keep the feeling of being fresh for the next case, and looking sharp as you show up to interview that actress, etc. While other cases are longer than others, there is always something to do, to look for. A location to visit, a clue to review. The ability to drive to places also is interesting. The game gives you the option to drive or allow your partner to drive. Driving allows you to either obey traffic laws, or speed your way to your next location, which I might add is actually quite fun. It also allows you to receive radio-ins of occurring crimes so as to put a stop to them, resulting in various intense situations granting you experience points. Allowing your partner to drives actually gets you there faster with the loading screen and some nice dialog between you and your partner, whether it pertain to the case or life. 

You are taught to read facial motions and to use Doubt as well as accuse them with Lies backed up with evidence. The correct readings result in a much smoother case. Exploit every possible option, the game challenges you to do so. The reward ending in you becoming the most accomplished detective in Los Angeles history. 

Something that I really like about this game is how it's influence transferred over to my life. I would sometimes find myself observing facial expressions and details in things in everyday life. The action of observation usually reveals the absolute truth rather than assumption. This game teaches you that. And I find it to be quite rewarding.


This video gives you a great sense of what L.A. Noire is.


The game itself is 3 disks long. Surprised me too. While I feel most would probably rent this title, I recommend buying it. You will find yourself wanting to go as far as the game takes you. So in conclusion. I'd say this game is worth it. I would hope you all give this great game a try.

A Special Thanks to Gouki.com, the goukimmunity, and goukijones for granting me this game. Thanks again.


I'm going to E3. But before I will do that I will release L.A. Noire Golden Video Review. Thank you to everyone for watching my reviews.

Off the topic of my head I would say L.A. Noire is about murder. Waiting for iorilamia to challenge me on Marvel vs capcom. Packing for E3. I did play the L.A. Noire last week here is my review.

My new intro is in this video. Tell me ehat you guys think in the comments.

L.A. Noire Golden Video Review with FnJimmy


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L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass Available Now!

By: Cinderkin May 31, 2011 | 6 Comments

LA Noire's Rockstar Pass is available today, offering all of the game's pre order exclusive DLC for one amazing price. If you already have some DLC you can still purchase content at separate prices.

Purchasing the Rockstar Pass is like purchasing a pre-order for the other upcoming DLC packs also, which will include the 'Nicholson Electroplating' Arson Case due on June 21st and 'Reefer Madness' Vice Case due on July 12th. Both will be available for 320/ Microsoft Points/$4 PSN individually.

Here's the full rundown of the LA Noire add ons currently available:

  • LA Noire Rockstar Pass - includes The Broderick Detective Suit, The Sharpshooter Detective Suit, The Badge Pursuit Challenge & Button Man Suit, "The Naked City" Vice Case, "A Slip Of The Tongue" Traffic Case, "Nicholson Electroplating" Arson Case and "Reefer Madness" Vice Case - 800 Microsoft Points/$10
  • 'A Slip of the Tongue' Traffic Case - 320 Microsoft Points/$4
  • 'The Naked City' Vice Case - 320 Microsoft Points/$4
  • Badge Pursuit Challenge - 160 Microsoft Points/$2
  • The Sharpshooter Detective Suit - 80 Microsoft Points/$1
  • The Broderick Detective Suit - 80 Microsoft Points/$1
  • The Chicago Piano - Free

The Rockstar Pass will be available at 800 Microsoft Points/$10 PSN for a limited time only, before going up to its regular price of 960 Microsoft Points, which is still 40% cheaper than purchasing the add ons separately.

This is a great deal Jimmys for those of you who enjoy L.A. Noire. Not often does a game come out with a ton of DLC for such a steal. Don't be a Jimmy! Let us know what you think in the comments.

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