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L.A. Noire

  • L.A. Noire
87
Based on 23 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Expert reviews and ratings

By Strategy Informer on 85

Almost six months later and Team Bondi's film noir inspired crime thriller, L.A. Noire, comes to the PC having dazzled critics and gamers on the home consoles back in May. We play as Cole Phelps, now an officer of the Los Angeles PD having returned...

By Atomic MPC on 61

It reeks of console port, but fun may still be...

By ign.com on 85

Noticeably repetitive gameplay moments aside, L.A. Noire offers a different and delightful take on the open-world formula that Rockstar’s refined over the years. You can explore the world if you want, but I love how focused the story is, that you can...

By Atomic MPC on 78

One of the challenging games we’ve ever played, for a lot of...

By HEXUS.net on 88

L.A. Noire is a game of extremes that shifts in pace as it takes you from the leisurely pursuit of casually cruising the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles in the luxury of your 1941 Pontiac Torpedo Six, to raising your anxiety levels by tasking you...

By theglobeandmail.com on 88

L.A. Noire, a film-noir-inspired detective game from Sydney-based Team Bondi, is set in a dark, gritty, exquisitely detailed mid-century Los Angeles. Nixon ads hang between landmarks like the RKO Theatre and the Mayfair Hotel as crimson-lipped women...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 70

You walk down dark alleys carrying a flashlight. You drive 70-year-old cars with sirens that sound like Civil Defence alarms. You watch beautiful women perform sad songs and listen to smooth jazz on the radio. Your name is Cole Phelps, and you’re...

By techgeek.com.au on 88

Welcome to Los Angeles in the 1940s. The brand new game LA Noire is made by the makers of, arguably, the most popular game of 2010 – Red Dead Redemption. And while this game has excellent graphics, does it stack up to one of our editor's views?Ashton...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 90

L.A. Noire, an action adventure game from the people who brought us GTA, is not your usual videogame fare. More exploration and discovery than run and gun, you play most of the game as a rookie detective freshly returned from a harrowing wartime...

By Smarthouse on 90

Dramatically and thematically, LA Noire ticks all the boxes of a perfect crime fiction story. The hard-boiled, gritty take on post-war America resembles the crime works of Faulkner and Chandler, with the 21st century edge of LA Confidential.Just as LA...

By T3 Magazine on 100

With the fourth season of Mad Men frustratingly delayed, The Wire's riddles long solved, and not even Steve Buscemi's suits able to raise the so-so Boardwalk Empire to the Sopranos-rivalling titan moored, it's undeniably time for a new...

By Good Gear Guide on 100

While L.A. Noire may not appeal to everyone, those that are charmed by its mean streets will likely love every second of it. It's a bold, cinematic step forward in a genre that’s dying for innovation, and its implementation of the MotionScan...

By The Review Crew on 90

The idea behind Rockstar’s LA Noire is certainly an ambitious one; create a bold open-world detective style thriller set in the 1940′s which looks at the dark and seedy underside of Hollywood. The development team spent countless hours going over real...

By GamePro on 100

This stellar detective story from Team Bondi and Rockstar Games is a bold, cinematic step forward in the evolution of the HD-gen adventure game genre.I've been racking my brain this past week for the phrase to best describe Detective Cole Phelps, L.A....

By 1Up on 94

L.A. Noire is almost everything I hoped it would be, and very little of what I thought it was. Judging by trailers and gameplay footage alone, I expected it to be a Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney game wrapped within Grand Theft Auto IV's game engine,...

By Stuff.tv on 100

LA Noire’s Hollywood setting comes with a cinematic plot to match...

International Review By GamingXP on 91

Gut Ding braucht Weile: Nach rund einem halben Jahr dürfen sich mit der Complete Edition endlich auch PC-Spieler in „L.A. Noire“ auf die Straßen von Los Angeles begeben, um Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts dem Verbrechen Herr zu werden. Doch nimmt einen das...

International Review By PCMweb on 70

L.A. Noire is op zich een heel tof spel, maar als je een Xbox 360 of Playstation 3 hebt, raden we je aan de game daarop te spelen. De pc-versie heeft te veel technische haken en...

International Review By Computer Bild on

Endlich auch für den PC veröffentlicht: Cole Phelps, Spezialist für Kapitalverbrechen, jagt Gangster in der Stadt der Engel – ein sehens- und spielenswerter...

International Review By dome.fi on

Vaikea uskoa, että L.A. Noiresta on aikaa jo yli puoli vuotta. Keväällähän Rockstarin huisi poliisiseikkailu hurmasi pelaajansa niin Xbox 360:lla kuin PlayStation 3:lla. Mutta PC-pelaajat? Heidän odotuksensa oli pitkä ja päättyi vasta aivan...