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L.A. Noire - PlayStation 3

Model: 37804SKU: 9977024

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 62 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun, Unique Game

    Posted
    claass21

    I wasn't completely sure what to think about the game before I purchased it, but after playing through it (twice), it is an extremely enjoyable game. One thing I would like to start off with: -Just because it is published by Rockstar does not mean it is a 1940s version of GTA. Outside of the movements and open world gameplay, it could not be further from GTA. There is not nearly as much action and probably appeals to a completely different crowd. You are an ex-Marine, named Cole Phelps, who works his way up through the LAPD. The main story is of the cases you solve and how you work your way up the ranks, but there are also several back stories that add to the game's overall storyline. There are a variety of cases to solve, ranging from murders, to drugs, to arson. The good majority of the game is not action based, but searching for clues, interviewing people, and driving around. Team Bondi does a good job of adding in some action with most of the cases though, whether it be chasing down a fleeing supsect or a gun fight. Interviewing suspects is not always easy, especially if you lack evidence for accusations. Reading the faces and actions of persons of interest can be more of a focus than what they actually say. Positives: -LA Noire has very good graphics. The new facial technology Team Bondi created and the several years of development definitely shows throughout the game. -The story is well thought out and very deep with its back-stories and numerous characters. -The length of the game is outstanding, especially since there is not a lot of replay-ability. It took me around 28 hours of gameplay to finish the story and probably half of the side missions. I have finished the game to 100% and played through the story and DLC roughly twice each and am up to 40+ hours. -It is a challenging game, never really too easy or too hard, which is good since there is not a difficulty adjustment. Negatives: -Not a lot of replay-ability. Once you play through the cases twice and figure everything out you may have missed the first time, there is not a lot to get you to keep playing. However, trying to get all of the trophies will help get the most out of the game as well as DLC that will continue to be released (at an extra cost though). -At times it can seem repetitive when looking for clues or interviewing, but as I said before, Team Bondi did a good job mixing in action at appropriate times. Overall this is one of the best games I have played in recent years. The positive aspects completely outweigh the negatives. It is another great game that is published by Rockstar, even though it is vastly different from what they are known for like GTA and RDR. There is a good mix of crime solving/interviewing and gun fights/action. The long and interesting story is well worth at least one play-through.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wish story line wasnt so linear

    Posted
    JayShades

    I bought this game when it first came out, and i was all excited about this new facial expression theme in the game. And its very cool, you can see people twitch when they lie. BUT this is a big BUT cause this takes away from the game, you cant do any mistakes in the game everything is already predetermined. I wish that depending what actions i take affects the future of the game... In this game it doesnt matter if you questioned a witness and you got all the questions wrong and got no information the game will have the witness just tell you where to go... game doesnt evolve... And when you introduce this new facial expression software onto a game and they use it in a way where now you have to determine whether some one is telling the truth or lieing by their faical reactions then make this matter... that was their whole selling point of the game this new software but at it is, is a gimmick. It doesnt matter in the game cause like a said get the questions right or wrong and the gameplay will not get affected you wont miss a step. All it means that is some stat points... Everything else about the game is cool you have action, drama, and cool cases... So ill say rent it before buying it and check it out yourself... Cause people dont mind that the story will not get affected and just like the actual gameplay.... Now if your like me and wish that the game did change as you play i will recommend HEAVY RAIN... That game is AWESOME, its a very slow starting game cause the controls are unique to say the least and you do need that time to figure how the buttons will work but once it starts going it goes fast and intense and EVERYTHING you do affects the storyline, you can kill off a character and if he/she was suppose to do something later that scene gets cut..... But L.A. Noire I will buy the sequel cause i fee that it will get better....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easily Rockstar's best game

    Posted
    Nerozyne

    If you're looking for a game similar to GTA or Red Dead Redemption gameplay, this game isn't really where you'll find it. LA Noire is it's own game, and the only thing I've seen close to it is Heavy Rain. You start out as a patrol cop, but you gradually work your way up, so the whole game isn't just one genre of cases. Throughout the game, you'll see some pretty gruesome stuff, and you'll start feeling that you're no longer just playing the part of Cole Phelps, you're actually in the game. People say this game gets repetitive, and I can see why. However, all cases are different. Different suspects/victims, locations, causes of death, ect. I played this game for about 6 hours straight, and I didn't even get bored. Aside from the main cases, there are also 40 side cases that will get called in, and you have the option to check them out. Personally, I would recommend doing them. You get experience, and can unlock new things. Another thing, experience. Side missions, interviews, stuff like that can get you it. You can rank up to level 20, and each time you unlock new things. Aside from investigating and interviewing, there are plenty of car chases/foot chases and shootouts to keep you entertained. That actually reminded me most of GTA. You'll have to drive A LOT. Everywhere from place to place to get to wherever you need to go, it gets kinda boring sometimes. But, your partner can drive too, as like a fast-travel thing. ALSO, they're making plenty of DLC for this game I'm sure, so it'll just keep stretching out. I liked GTA, and in my opinion, this is so much better. I completely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rockstar is finally all grown up

    Posted
    Anonymous

    It's been seeming that Rockstar games has ever been so lately trying to grow out of its mindless rage induced rampages you tend to find in of some of their older titles, but now has developed a more deeper and darkerside with this game dealing with more mature situations like currption and homicide. The main selling points of this game are the face visuals which I must say are absolutly stunning and the detective and interrogation sequences while keeping shooting to minimum. the game tries to come off looking like a sand box but instead makes it pretty linear like Mafia 2 did which is some what disappointing specially coming from like Rockstar which main purpose of every game is sand box but then again its to give you more of an immersion feeling, only thing to do besides cases is to sometimes go to street crime locations which tend to delay acctually you know doing the cases of your specific department like you don't have homicide deal with a jumper its impractical. though through all and all I applaude Rockstar for doing something instead of an new GTA game and losing the huggies and and putting on some big boy pants though this game will come and disappoint many under age 10 year old fans who overly hype about the GTA series and Red Dead series due to the extreme amounts of violence found in them. In conclusion if your looking for a good story and wanna kill 15+ hours this is the game for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW

    Posted
    DboneU

    Great game. Its been out 16 days, and I have played my way through it twice. Yes, I am currently unemployed like a whole lot of people. 2nd time I played it through I only played the major part of the game, without doing any side missions at all. My boyfriend had seen me play it a couple times my first time through, and was very interested in what was going on. So I played it through the 2nd time so that he could just watch. Any he really really enjoyed it. And I'm talking about someone who hates video games. It has a great story, the graphics are fantastic, and it is full of surprises that will have you very confused. This is a good thing in gaming. Just watch for the best place to buy it. Trading in old games is a great thing to do with games you don't play anymore. Someone is currently offering a great special on trade ins. You get a bonus $10 credit for every 3 games you trade in. So if you got 3 games you not playing, you might be able to get the game for $30, or $40. I traded in a bunch of games in and ended up with almost $300.00 in store credit. AWESOME DEAL!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Well Done

    Posted
    ytzombe
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The PS3 version has a lot less stuttering than the X360 version. Although the extra cases and suit is available for money for X360 and PS3 while it is included in the PC version. The PC version is far superior in that you can control any stuttering or graphics by well building your own system. Although with the PC version, you do lose out on Trophies and Achievements, plus the Rockstar Social Club requries Flash, yuck. Story should take you about 20 hours if you download the extra cases and play then with the main game. It's fun, well thought out, and the attention to detail is exquisite. Still neat to see the La Brea Tarpits and other LA landmarks from around the era. There is an overarching story while you solve your cases which keeps you interested as the game progresses, a little bit of twists keep you guessing. The voice acting is superb, the only drawback is that it takes a while to get use to shooting. If you expect this to be a gung-ho FPS style game, then don't buy it. If you are looking for a puzzle, crime based simulator, then yes definitely get it. You might find out who did really kill the Black Dahlia.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its an Awesome Game But its not Call of Duty lol

    Posted
    Armanibuy

    Bought This game about two weeks ago and believe me when i tell you its an awesome game. This game will have you feeling like a police officer, After this game i respect the police lol. Lets Get to the point This game takes place the West Side also known as California. You will play a police officer in the LAPD and as you pass missions your Rank will go up and you'll become homicide detectives, vice detectives and so on. For all you people worried about graphics(one of my top concerns in a game) the graphics are beautiful its 720p but wow its sharp and the natural motions of the characters will have you feeling like your in a movie, You will also see several celebrities in the game(awesome touch). I beat the game in a week, I'm not that addicted to my ps3 but when it came to this game i actually sat there and played for 1hr and 30 on average until i beat the game. Overall the game is great worth my 64 bucks at best buy, why best buy and not game stop you ask? Because its closer to my house and the best buy chicks are ... :) Its no call of duty but its an awesome game PSN-Armaniexchange3

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Rockstar game yet!!!

    Posted
    v10death

    I have played all( and I mean all) of the GTA and RDR games...this is by far the best...not just becuase of the facial expressions...but because of the gameplay.people have been complaining that you do the same things over and over again...that's true. As a cop youtravel to the crime scene and look for clues to colve the case...it's makes you feel like you're doing the job of a cop. The graphics are top notch...way ahead of previous GTA and RDR where everything looked blurry and washed out. Lets not mention how all of LA is accurate and looks amazing.Don't listen to the prior reviews...esp from the guy that can't even spell correctly in his review let alone know what a good game is all about...this game is amazing and should not be missed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    boring game from a company that makes great games

    Posted
    chris
    • My Best Buy® Member

    First of all L.A. Noire is not a bad game but when their are so many other amazing games out there why buy just an ok game. I will list the positve and negatives of the game in my humble opinion to help you make your own decision. Positive: 1.) The facial recognition technology is amazing. The game relies on you to pick up on facial clues to figure out if you suspect is telling the truth. 2.) The game looks beautiful 3.) The map within the game is big and allows you to freeing go where you want to. Negative: 1.) The game is tedious and searching for clues on your suspects faces can be pretty boring. 2.) The game does not have enough to do beyond the main missions. 3.) The game makes you basically run around in circles. The above is my 2 cents. Rockstar has tons of other great titles that would be better to spend your hard earned money on, like Red Dead Redemption, GTA 4 or GTA 5. Thank you for reading my review, if you have any questions feel free to email me, I would be happy to help you with any questions you have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just cant wait!

    Posted
    BigDonJon

    Based solely on research through press conferences and videos it looks like Rockstar has done it again. Based in the late 40's, you are a WWII hero trying his hand at law enforcement. You start as an officer on beat patrol and work your way up to traffic, homicide, arson ect. Solve crimes based on true stories along the way. With the occasional gunfire it has a taste of the classic GTA freerome feel mixed in with Heavy Rain. Rockstar always had problems making detailed players until Red Dead Redemption, but for L.A. Noire they used a method 5 years in the making and developed by Rockstar which implements 32 High Def cameras recording every little muscle movement on the actors faces. This is especially helpful because you have to determine if a suspect is lying based on voice tone and facial/body expressions. I will definitely be pre-ordering this little gem. Its not often Rockstar comes out with a game, but when they do its a game fit for the Gods.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Game, No Replay Value

    Posted
    WVUfanMG

    First of all, I love Rockstar games. The graphics in this game are pretty amazing considering 1940s LA has been replicated entirely. The first few cases get you into the game and used to the idea that you have to pay attention to facial movements etc. The problem, at least for me, was that there was no deviation from the theme. You go to a scene, check for clues, interview people, maybe chase a bad guy if he runs, then go to the interrogation room. With the exception of the occasional shootout or car chase, it gets fairly redundant. Overall, it is a decent game, but there really isn't any replay value once you finish the cases unless you want to revisit them to get a perfect rating on each one. This game seems more of a Gamefly/rental game rather than a $60 must have.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great job Rockstar

    Posted
    raidin

    If you are a fan of Rockstar's games at all, you will enjoy this game. Much better than RDR, big improvements on all aspects of gameplay. Cars have actual manufactor names, massive free roam area for game content, very clean new gameplay engine. Being that it is based on police/detective work, pay attention to the rating if considering it for minors as some of the scenes are pretty graphic. Red Dead Redemption was a great, having played it I was not sure that this game would appeal to me. But it is a very enjoyable experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm Impressed

    Posted
    BigSteve90

    I started playing the game and I must say, I am very impressed. Many people are comparing the game to Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. In my opinion the game is much more different. You do have free roam but it is not as fun as free roam in Red Dead or GTA. This game actually makes you think through each case and interview. The graphics are pretty good and the cases are full of detail. The game is worth the 60 dollars, trust me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good and bad games

    Posted
    techasain

    i got these game from gamestop for $16.00. i trade in 2 unwanted games for this one. happy that it will be my last game purchase because these lead me to think there more important than just playing game. anyway, game had a good story and gameplay lenth is the longest which is great but there less acution and allot of solving cases. got the ps3 version and got two addional cases with my purchase but this will be my last game purchase. if you are a gamer, i think this game is for you but me, this game kind of getting me depress, seeing people die.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Creative and pretty fun

    Posted
    JaeQ

    Its a pretty open roam game, sometimes its hard figuring out what your looking for and it can be fustrating but it makes it challenging. Its creative and different from Heavy Rain, atleast in Noire make a choice and thats that, theres no going back and re-doing it. Its actually really cool. I play the game when I have alot of time on my hands, so its a really cool game but its really time consuming. Can be kind of boring at times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game

    Posted
    SUPAFRANKY

    Games deserves 5/5 especially seeing how I have hated ALL Rockstar game other then Red Dead Redemption. Amazing graphics and facial engine is brilliant. Gameplay is also wonderful. It's Phoenix Wright in the 40s with action scenes. What's not to like?! Hoping this 5/5 helps make up that reviewer who gave a 4/5 without playing it... ~_~

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Criminal Minds & Law & Order Wrapped In One

    Posted
    xladyj

    I am a huge fan of anything crime-related, therefore am a huge fan of criminal justice dramas. The storyline is really interesting and a lot of fun. The graphics are astounding. When I saw the trailer for L.A. Noire it was actually the biggest push for me to finally buy the PS3 (I had been putting it off even though I am a huge PS fan) and I was not disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    so disappointing

    Posted
    phildearly
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Ugh! I was waiting for this game to be released for so long. I picked it up on day one. After an hour or two of gameplay, I realized that this game was a huge stinker! No matter whether you guess the person is lying or not seems to make almost no difference. Boring. There is nothing to do in this beautiful open-world. You cannot use your gun unless as part of a mission. You cannot interact with any characters. What a waste!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    JaShatta1
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    Got this game the day it was released but refuse to play it because my PSN Store was down and i did not want to problems with redeeming my stuff like with socom. Pop in the game 3 days ago and got to say the graphics blown me away. After about 5 mins i was caught up in the game i feel like a real detective and it is a vry interesting piece.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    game looks great!

    Posted
    moli

    i haven't played yet. but i have to say this game looks great! its the first of its kind. the graphics especially that newly developed face system looks great. rockstar always had problems making characters look good in their games until red dead redemption. overall rockstar is great game developer. and i cant wait to play this game. watch the videos at the rockstar page!

    I would recommend this to a friend