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 game is set in 1947, yet there are several vehicles in the game that are '48 or '49 models. See more »


Homeless Veteran: I don't know the names of the women I've killed but I've killed many of them. The way they look at me, the way they flinch at my touch.
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Written by Stephen Coates
Performed by The Real Tuesday Weld
Vocals performed by Claudia Brücken (as Claudia Brucken)
Vocals recorded by Paul Humphreys
Published by Six Degrees Music.
[Elsa Song]
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30 May 2011 | by (chicago, il) – See all my reviews

Graphics and acting were awesome :) your playing as a cop not a gangster or thief so if your expecting to shoot citizens you cannot as cops in real life cannot shoot at innocent citizens. i think rockstar wanted to create a realistic theme in a sense that way. i love the fact that you can free roam it tells you on the top left screen when you start the homicide case after you finish you click on streets of la so you can do the free roam look around and if your into trophies and getting everything you can do it here street crimes etc... so you can focus your main attention at your cases. I would play it again! In fact I am currently playing it for the 2nd time. I cant seem 2 get enough. I hope they come out with another one like this one. I'm hoping for one in Chicago that would b fun to see:) rockstar has another hit :)Facial scanning awesome need to do that 2 all the games :)

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