Excerpt: As a game, L.A. Noire—developed by Team Bondi (in collaboration with Rockstar Leeds) and published by Rockstar Games in 2011—is an intriguing combination of the popular Grand Theft Auto series formula and traditional point-and-click adventure game mechanics.
Conclusion: The PC version of L.A. Noire may have some minor flaws but the inclusion of the DLC and just the fact that this game is incredible is enough to justify picking up this package. The problem is with it coming so late in the year and so long after the games console launch it’s hard to recommend this...
Summary: What awaits Cole Phelps at the next crime scene? Will it be a couple of hopheads who overdosed on morphine and are now on the midnight train to nowhere? Or maybe a young lady whose dreams of Hollywood stardom were chewed up and spit out by the studios and who now lies naked in a park, the victim of...
Pros: Authentic and outstanding 1940's style and atmosphere, Solid performances and good use of motion capture, Compelling investigation and interrogation mechanics, Memorable noir story, Some great shoot-outs and action sequences that make use of real LA locations
Cons: Early investigations are very limited, Disconnection between cases leads to jarring moments, Some restrictions during pursuits and shoot-outs feel artificial
Excerpt: L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition, so named due to the PC version of Rockstar’s vintage crime opus containing all the DLC from the get-go, launched on Steam not minutes ago in the US, though Brits must wait the traditional three extra days. Retailers, you’re bad people.
Excerpt: LA Noire PC Review Publisher: Rockstar Games Platform: PC , PS3, Xbox 360 UK price (as reviewed) £32.99 (inc VAT) US price (as reviewed) $49.99 (ex tax) It’s raining. It always rains in autumn.
Excerpt: For the most part, video games are simply a way to relax and kill time. The good ones will challenge you intellectually, the great ones will stick in your mind forever. But when all is said and done, the vast majority of games end up being tools of procrastination or escapism.
Excerpt: Team Bondi's detective game, L. A. Noire, is remarkable when it comes to its groundbreaking visuals and character models. However, it's not so impressive when it comes to violence and language.
Pros: Excellent graphics and character animations.