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Cole Phelps, a war hero and rookie cop, moves up the ranks and solves dark cases in 1940s Los Angeles.

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Cole Phelps (voice)
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Rusty Galloway (voice)
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Roy Earle (voice) (as Adam John Harrington)
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Stefan Bekowsky (voice)
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Herschel Biggs (voice)
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Jack Kelso (voice)
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Elsa Lichtmann (voice)
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Leland Monroe (voice)
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Dr. Harlan Fontaine (voice)
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Dr. Malcolm Carruthers (voice)
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Capt. James Donnelly (voice)
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Capt. Lachlan McKelty (voice)
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Capt. Gordon Leary (voice)
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Lt. Archibald Colmyer (voice)
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Watch Commander Mel Fleischer (voice)
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Storyline

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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Even though L.A. Noire was critically acclaimed and sold well, the game's lengthy development and use of cutting edge facial capture technology caused the studio, Team Bondai, to close down shortly after its release. See more »

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Many storefronts display a 50-star American flag. The 49th and 50th states would not be admitted until 1959. See more »

Quotes

Cole Phelps: What have you got?
Patrolman: Looks like an overdose.
Roy Earle: Get away from him, Phelps. This is my case.
Cole Phelps: Shut your fucking mouth. Since when does a bag man work a case?
Roy Earle: I knew this creep was in on the morphine heist. A victim of his own product.
[Phelps removes his gun and points it at Earle]
Patrolman: Hey, Detective? Can we back it off a notch? This is getting out of hand!
Herschel Biggs: There's a time to talk and a time to shut up. Now is the time to be quiet, son.
Cole Phelps: Courtney Sheldon was a corpsman, Roy. He served his country! He went ...
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References The Big Heat (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Oop Pop A Da
By Babs Gonzales
Performed by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
Published by Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy Classics/Capitol Music Group
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Great ode to the noir films
31 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

What can I add that others didn't already. L.A Noire is IMO currently the best detective game ever created. This game can make you feel like true investigator, with occasional chase and "shoot rm up" sequences. It pays homage to the film noirs of 40s. Visually stunning, highely detailed and atmospheric in evoking post WWII Los Angeles. Characters expressions and motions are incredibly and voice actors have done their job superbly. Lots of older (exotic) cars contemporary to the time and some of them you'll need to find to unlock. Storyline is intriguing, emotional and well written. Cole Phelps is one of the best characters that exist in a video game. For this genre ans style, what can you ask for more? The only flaw is: it's very repetitive. But again, it doesn't spoil the overall experience.


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