Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date

PlayStation 3

  • US 17th May 2011
  • EU 20th May 2011
  • JP 7th Jul 2011
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  • Review L.A. Noire (PlayStation 3)

    Case closed

    L.A. Noire is our favourite type of game, but it won't appeal to everybody. Those looking promisingly at the Rockstar logo on the game's cover should know that this is not a Grand Theft Auto-esque affair. While it supports the open world structure and narrative driven campaign of Rockstar's traditional adventures, this is a much more...

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L.A. Noire News

  • News Rockstar Considering New Entry in L.A. Noire Series

    Phelps ain't done yet

    Rockstar has refused to rule out a sequel to ambitious detective adventure, L.A. Noire, stating on its website that it has “simply not decided anything” about the franchise’s future. Speaking as part of a Q&A, the publisher said: Don't count out the possibility of a new game in the L.A. Noire franchise in the future...

  • News L.A. Noire Sells Almost Five Million Copies

    No lie

    L.A. Noire might not have been the most even of releases – the open-world crime drama overstayed its welcome by several hours – but it’s still deserving of its success. For all of the game’s faults, it should be recognised for its sheer innovation. Everything from the facial technology through to the very deliberate pacing resulted in...

About The Game

Amid the postwar boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, newly minted detective Cole Phelps is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in violence and corruption.

Utilising groundbreaking new technology that captures an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Interrogate witnesses, search for clues and chase down suspects as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.

Against an overarching plot of violence and betrayal, L.A. Noire challenges players to solve a series of self-contained cases as they work their way through the ranks of the LAPD. Each case features a distinct storyline with a beginning, middle and end, and each successfully solved case brings new challenges and leads Cole closer to the true story at the dark heart of the Los Angeles criminal underworld.

Key Game Features

Solve a variety of cases across the crime desks of: Patrol, Traffic, Homicide, Vice and Arson
Search crime scenes for clues, question witnesses and interrogate suspects as you search for the truth in each case
Use your wits to analyse suspect's behavior and separate the truth from the lies
Experience a stunningly accurate block-by-block recreation of 8 sq miles of 1947 Los Angeles
Rise up through the ranks of the LAPD from a beat cop to other positions as LAPD detective Cole Phelps
Solve brutal crimes, plots and conspiracies inspired by famous crimes from 1947 Los Angeles, one of the most corrupt and violent times in the City of Angels' history
Multiple difficulty settings give players of all abilities the chance to step into the shoes of a detective in postwar L.A.