Set in the noir period of the late 1940s, L.A. Noire blends action, detection and complex storytelling and draws players into an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders. With a perfectly recreated Los Angeles before freeways, a post-war backdrop of corruption, drugs and jazz, L.A. Noire will truly blend cinema, history, and gaming.
Look beyond the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and you'll find a harsher, darker reality. A reality filled crime and corruption. L.A. Noire takes place in Los Angeles post-World War II. Players assume the role of Cole Phelps, a decorated war hero who continues serving his country by signing up with the L.A.P.D. You start off as a street cop but quickly climb the ranks of the department. As you solve cases, you advance to homicide, vise, and eventually arson investigator. Each new title comes with a new partner, who helps with investigations, fights, and arrests. Immediately, you'll notice the massiveness of the game. Rockstar has successfully recreated a dark and gritty 1947 Los Angeles, but it still has that tinseltown charm. The sheer size (it takes about... Read Review