L.A. Noire (2011)

Video Game  -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  17 May 2011 (USA)
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You play a LAPD detective in late 1940s Los Angeles as you discover dark goings on in the city.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Rusty Galloway (voice)
Detective Roy Earle (voice) (as Adam John Harrington)
Detective Stefan Bekowsky (voice)
Detective Herschel Biggs (voice)
Jack Kelso (voice)
Elsa Lichtmann (voice)
Leland Monroe (voice)
Dr. Harlan Fontaine (voice)
Dr. Malcolm Carruthers, Medical Examiner (voice)
Andrew Connolly ...
Captain James Donnelly (voice)
Officer Gonzalez (voice)
Captain Lachlan McKelty (voice)
Captain Gordon Leary (voice)
Lieutenant Archibald Colmyer (voice)


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. Written by Rockstar Games

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17 May 2011 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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A majority of the actors in this game have appeared on the show Mad Men (2007) including Aaron Staton who plays Cole Phelps. See more »


Whittier Boulevard is misspelled on the game map as "Whittlier" Boulevard. See more »


Leland Monroe: Can I offer you a drink, boys? Cigar?
Herschel Biggs: Sure, I'll have a Scotch.
Cole Phelps: Biggs!
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References Sergeant York (1941) See more »


I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
Performed by Peggy Lee
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My L.A. Noire experience (No spoilers)
17 January 2014 | by (Hertfordshire, England) – See all my reviews

I remember watching the first teaser / trailer of L.A. Noire and was astounded by the richness and quality. I love the 1940s and after watching the Michael Mann film Public Enemies (2009), my hype for L.A. Noire went out of this world with L.A. Noire's trailer (2010) which came out exactly after a year or some months later. And when the game had been released, it didn't get it right away cause I was in university. However I did buy it for my brother. The Xbox 360 version that had 3 discs. Again after another couple of years later, I finally played the game in 2013. I took my time and played it slowly. Finished it finally during the 2nd week of January 2014. Man oh man, what an insane ride. What a game! I loved every minute of it, every QUIT & Continue (the retries) to get all them questions right during interrogations. Ha! It is a beautiful game with a brilliant cast and grand environments. If you love California and 1940s then here is a game that will rock your socks off from team bondi and rockstar games. Why the interrogations aren't boring? Cause the expressions given out by the characters in question are just unbelievably real. Even though expressions are common, the fact remains that each human being is an individual and it applies to our facial features too, that's what makes the expressions different. The game play itself is generous, without sticking to just one type and still manages to maintain a sense of consistency. Certain levels require certain types of game play ranging from puzzles to action sequences. And I have to talk about the crime scene investigations which is just beyond my appreciation. Some are bold, some easy but brilliant all together. The most important thing that keeps us going in the game is the story. Greatly crafted and put together really well. Finally, the music. You don't like the 1940s without loving the music from the era. Both the original score and the selection of classic tracks just wants me to say, "these cats got great taste mac." Thank you to every good soul that worked on this game, it is a beautiful game, a masterpiece. Hope I haven't missed anything out, even if I have I'll make it up with the following line: L.A. Noire is one of the best games ever made, I've ever played and you will ever play.

Now that I've finally hooked my PS3 to TV with a hdmi cable, I wish I had played it on my PS3. But the Xbox 360 wasn't bad either.

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