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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cole Phelps (voice)
Rusty Galloway (voice)
Roy Earle (voice) (as Adam John Harrington)
Stefan Bekowsky (voice)
Herschel Biggs (voice)
Jack Kelso (voice)
Elsa Lichtmann (voice)
Leland Monroe (voice)
Dr. Harlan Fontaine (voice)
Dr. Malcolm Carruthers (voice)
Capt. James Donnelly (voice)
Capt. Lachlan McKelty (voice)
Capt. Gordon Leary (voice)
Lt. Archibald Colmyer (voice)
Watch Commander Mel Fleischer (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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The cars/trucks in the game are all licensed and come from real companies (some which are now shut down). These companies include: Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge (Including DeSoto), Nash, Buick, Chrysler, Pontiac, Plymouth, American LaFrance, International, GMC, Caddilac (including LaSalle), Delage, Cord, Hudson, Cisitalia, Lincoln, Kaiser-Frazer, Delahaye, Duesenberg, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Packard, Davis, Stout, Tucker, Voisin, Willys, Talbot-Lago and Studebaker. Three other Road vehcles appear that are undrivable and given no name in-game: A Bus that matches a White 978, a Transport truck that looks very similar to a Mack E and a Bulldozer that matches a International Harvester TD-9. 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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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


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By Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Bing Crosby
Published by Bourne Co. (ASCAP),
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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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