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L.A. Noire - Nintendo Switch

Model: 45963SKU: 6115705

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 392 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    Brian
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Clearly I'm going to be one of the first negative reviews and will likely get thumbs down, but I have broad shoulders and can take it. I had to quit the game a little more than halfway through. I had the brightness turned up all the way and it was still way too dark during night sequences. The scene that I had to just stop and get rid of the game for fear I was going to throw the controller through the tv, (minor spoiler alert) was the scene in the catacombs. They were trying to give the game a creepy atmosphere, but I honestly couldn't see a thing. I don't understand why modern game systems can display half a billion colors but many developers just want their games to be in shades of black. In fairness the day sequences looked pretty nice. It also had a bunch of the "Assassins Creed type glitchiness" if you will. You'll be standing right next to a ladder trying to go up it, but the game won't register it so instead you try to go right to the front of the ladder but you inevitably overshoot just a bit and end up on the other side of the ladder and the game still doesn't let you go up and you repeat that nonsense for about 30 seconds before you shout a curse and scare your dog. Overall it's a last gen game and it clearly shows. It's pretty repetitive too; look for clues, talk to people, drive to next location, repeat over and over for 20 hours. This is definitely not Rockstar's best. Only reason I didn't give it one star was that the first half entertained me enough on a plane ride back and forth from NYC to Barcelona so it gets props for that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An impressive story and a smart port

    Posted
    ElocoBx176
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    An impressive story and a smart port, with an unfortunately poor open world. Especially considering it originally came out in 2011, I was impressed that playing through LA Noire on the Nintendo Switch amazed me all over again. From the top-quality voice acting and the still-unmatched facial animations to the multi-layered crimes to solve, the parts that really matter work great on the Switch. The old-looking and empty open-world parts in between, not so much. Six years later, LA Noire is still a unique game. There are cops-and-robbers car chases and occasional gunfights, but most of it is a smartly paced, contemplative challenge that keeps you thinking. As a Los Angeles cop working in the 1940s, you’ll be sent to a weird and wonderful array of crime scenes where you find clues, interact with witnesses, and draw conclusions with a limited amount of hand-holding. I never thought I’d find myself interested in the forgery of pink slips until I met the diverse cast of suspects and witnesses involved in a grand theft auto scheme, and using the right pieces of evidence against each of them presented a test of its own. A few of the 21 cases are a little repetitive, but every time I was close to feeling bored, something completely unexpected would happen and draw me back in again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Title, Classic Game

    Posted
    MichelMFM
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    I originally played a little bit of this game on the PS3 or PS2 (forget which one it was out on, but only for a bit since it was my brothers. However, the little bit I did play, I liked because it was a detective base game, which I am a sucker for. So when I saw this for the switch and for only 20 bucks, it was a must buy. It was a great decision! Game is great and if you're into solving mysteries, enjoy time period pieces and try and guess if you're right, then I definitely recommend! The price is also a great incentive to purchase this game, especially for a newer gen console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the game, Not the memory needed for it

    Posted
    Impressed
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    I love this game. I bought it on PS3. I was excited it was coming to the switch so I picked it up. I didn't realize how much memory it ate up, 14GB!!!! So I actually returned it. I will be getting this on the PS4 as memory isn't really an issue on the PS4 as it is on the switch. Memory is a hot commodity on the switch so I don't need it being ate up, just aimlessly. I wasn't thinking about it first when I bought it, but it will make me think about my future switch purchases going forward. I love that the switch is getting more titles and mature type titles, but they are going to have to solve the memory/storage issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    LA Noire for Switch!

    Posted
    FN6791
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    I initially bought this for PS3 way back when, but only got a little bit into the game and never finished it. I must say that it is a pretty good detective crime solving game and sets the tone for the time period perfectly. It is a little repetitive, but what game isn’t for the most part? Rockstar has done a pretty fine job porting this game to the Switch. The draw distance is a little weak, but what do you expect? It’s now portable, and still looks pretty great after all these years. A solid effort and game from Rockstar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rockstar's best game IMO

    Posted
    Jxudo
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    I've never been a fan of GTA, nothing about it ever attracted me at all. However when L.A. Noire came out I was really interested. It's set in a time that I enjoy traveling back to and the cop/investigation gameplay was pretty interesting to me. I played the game originally on Xbox 360 and loved every second of it. The Switch version makes a lot of improvements, but it's also sadly held back by certain technical limitations. It's still a fantastic game and much improved over the original PS3/360 versions. I would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool

    Posted
    James718
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    Played some of this on PS3 back then, wasn't really into the game then. Decided to give it another chance on Switch and it's pretty fun. Graphics seem PS3-ish quality some quirks graphically in this game, some jaggies. Reading faces to see if someone is guilty or innocent is pretty cool. Looking forward to finishing the game this time on the Switch. Like the portability factor, but one thing is the text is pretty small un docked FYI. A little dark also, need to check if there is a brightness slider. Overall I'm looking forward to playing more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent port but with big download required

    Posted
    Megawatt
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    This game originally came out for PS3 & Xbox 360. Now it’s on Switch with all DLC included. However if you buy the physical version you still need to download additional files to complete the game which is unfortunate since the game already costs $10 more than PS4 & Xbox One versions. Otherwise this is still a great time period game & performs well enough although there are some occasional frame hiccups and harsh pop in when driving around. Entire buildings just appear out of nowhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game for the go!

    Posted
    SnoopyPrime
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    This is an excellent port of a wonderful game from the last generation of consoles. LA Noire runs great on the Switch and is a joy to play on the go. The episodic nature of the game's lengthy story is ideal to play in small bursts throughout your day on the Switch's portable screen. The game also features touch controls when in portable mode (one of the few Switch games so far to do so). Highly recommended for those who have never played it before. Mildly recommended if you have already played the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Take it on the go

    Posted
    Skreamkid
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    I enjoyed this game on last gen, but no longer owned it. I was excited about the re release. It looks the same on the switch as it did on last gen. Which was expected. It performs well. The reason why I got it on the switch was to have this entertaining game on the go, not an updat on the graphics. It doesn't look terrible, but it doesn't look amazing. If you want great graphics ilget on xbox or ps4, if you want this on the go, get the switch version

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LA Noir for Nintendo Switch

    Posted
    Chilipepperjen2878
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    Great game controls are a little hard to figure out there are so many graphics are superb and I’m learning how to read people in this game as I am a lead detective solving crimes and driving through LA and Hollywood this game is very advanced and very adult in theme do not recommend for children at all but do recommend for adults top notch Rockstar game being they are my favorite video game designers I only wish they would make more games do Nintendo Switch

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LA Noire returns for a Handheld Experience

    Posted
    Jmckemy
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    LA Noire was a great game back when it was originally released on the Xbox 360. I spent many hours beating this game a couple of times over. I picked up this game for the nostalgia and have enjoyed it. This is Rockstars first step into the Nintendo and Switch universe and I hope it is not it's last. For the price ($50 MSRP) I feel it's worth it. If you can find it cheaper, absolutely grab it. Kid friendly, not so much, but as an adult this is a great addition to this father's Switch collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game both Docked and Undocked

    Posted
    mmloi
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This game looks great and polished. The characters facial expressions and movements are a definite upgrade from the ps3 version. And it is fun too! I am glad I can play this on the go or in any room in my house. NOTE: The required download is only about 6GB. It is compressed and unpacks at 14GB. The download doesn't take very long depending on your ISP's data transfer rate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome detective game on the switch!

    Posted
    Sage

    Awesome game - played it initially for the PS3 and picked it up again for the switch to play on the go. Great story, gameplay, graphics and sound. The game takes place in the late 1940s and has great story where you work to solves crimes and cases as a detective. The only issue I had with the switch version is you need to make sure you have enough space to download the game onto your switch's memory card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great remake for old fans or new

    Posted
    Prjnce
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    Was a fan of the original game, and while this one doesn't do anything dramatically different, the added touch screen controls are really intuitive, and the episodic mature of the game makes the ability to play in short bursts worthwhile. It also doesn't look or perform dramatically worse than the Xbox One or PS4 versions. Still $10 more expensive then it should be though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Portability

    Posted
    Melt
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    I’ve purchased this exact game three times with this one. The original one for ps3, the HD version for ps4, and now this one for Switch. I wouldn’t purchase the same game so many times if it wasn’t any good, this game is unique and an immersive experience each and every time/generation. But this version obviously allows portability so you can solve the crimes on the go. Buy this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic, Great Game

    Posted
    Wheatley
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    Originally played this game on the Xbox 360 back when it first came out and absolutely loved it. Now that the 360 is outdated, and I no longer have one, it was great reliving this game on the Switch. Only gripes with this remaster, graphics are practically the same from the 360, so not really much visual improvement. Also, frames significantly drop when playing in the open world, especially during chase scenes on foot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent port to Switch

    Posted
    Mikey
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    I played this game on the Xbox 360, and loved it. I didn’t finish though, and it felt like one of those games that “got away”. Now it’s on Switch, and I can take it anywhere with me! It is a faithful port of a great game, and I recommend it to any history buffs or case-crackers. Only downside is having to download a significant portion of the game to your Switch in order to play it - about 13GB.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally playing this great game

    Posted
    Tyler
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    When the game originally came out, I always thought it was interesting, but never ended up buying it. Then when I saw it coming out on the new consoles, including the switch, I was excited to pick it up and give it a try. I've been spending around an hour before bed every night playing, and it works fantastic as a portable game! Honestly hard to believe how well this game runs! Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Port for Switch, Make Sure you Have Space

    Posted
    Grant
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    I have a 64 Gig microSD card for my Switch and I'm lucky I do because this game, even with the cartridge, takes up around 15 gigs of space. That's about half the storage the Switch comes with, so you might want to pick up a microSD card like I did. Regardless, this is a fun and stunning port of a quality game. I can't believe we have XBox 360/PS3 games that can now run on a Nintendo Handheld.

    I would recommend this to a friend