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)
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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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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The pencil used by Cole Phelps is the US Pencil Company "Venus". See more »


The animation for characters entering cars shows that they are putting on 3-point seat belts. Lap style seat belts were not even offered as options in cars until 1949 and 3-point seat belts were patented in 1955; the game takes place in 1947. See more »


Cole Phelps: I'm tired of your shtick, Morgan. Spill it or we take you out in the alley and we knock it out of you!
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Composed by Larry Grenadier
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17 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rockstar games has done it again! This game is incredible - it's visually stunning, the gameplay is smooth and, most importantly, the story is fantastic. Once you start playing, you become enveloped into Cole Phelps. I bought the game at midnight because I wanted to watch the opening sequence, but I couldn't stop playing! Its true - the line between video games and movies is blurred more than ever. Especially with games like Heavy Rain and LA Noir (amoung countless others, such as Rockstar's own Red Dead Redemption), whose stories are rich and gripping. I highly recommend this game to anyone who is on the fence about getting it. You won't be disappointed!

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