L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire (PS3)


PlayStation 3
Take Two
Team Bondi


Game Rating

User Ratings: 148

Our Review: 8/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

PlayStation 3

  • 17th May 2011
  • 20th May 2011
  • 7th Jul 2011
Also Available On
PS4, Xbox One, Switch

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  • Review L.A. Noire (PlayStation 3)

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    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...

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.