A. Noire</a> by now. There's no need for reviews at this point. Still, L.A. Noire is a video game, and naturally publications will review the game. So what's the consensus?
It's good, really good. GiantBomb's Brad Shoemaker scored it a 5/5, explaining that "L.A. Noire is a bold release, because it defies the expectations not just for the type of game Rockstar usually releases". Exciting. IGN's Hilary Goldstein portrayed a similar sentiment in his 8.5 review of the game, opening with the statement, "L.A. Noire is different."
It's a thought echoed across the gaming press, with the typically harsh Eurogamer ultimately concluding that L.A. Noire is a "genuinely mature game" in its 8/10 review.
The PlayStation 3 version of L.A. Noire current carries a 91 on Metacritic. Expect that to dip slightly as the days go by. No one should really care though. That's an extraordinary score for a unique looking game.