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L.A. Noire Remastered

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchNov 14, 2017
PlayStation 4Nov 14, 2017
Xbox OneNov 14, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Publisher: Rockstar Games

Genre: Interactive Story

A dark and violent crime thriller set against the backdrop of 1940’s Los Angeles. Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core. Utilising revolutionary facial animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire blends the breathtaking action with true detective work for an unprecedented interactive experience. Solve brutal crimes, plots and conspiracies inspired by real crimes from 1947 Los Angeles, one of the most corrupt and violent times in L.A. history. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide. Includes the complete original game and all additional downloadable content plus new collectibles and detective suits to unlock, each with unique special abilitiesFeatures an array of new enhancements specifically for Nintendo Switch gaming including a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic, gesture-based controls, HD rumble and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles, plus contextual touch screen controls for portable detective work

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The most important parts of LA Noire have aged beautifully, with incredibly detailed faces, diverse characters, and unique, challenging crimes to solve as a detective. The top-notch writing and voice acting bring 1940s Los Angeles to life, but are let down by a dull open world with frequent frame rate drops. Aside from difficulty aiming in gun fights, it's a smart port with accurate motion controls and the ability to play almost entirely touchscreen, too.

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7 / 10
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Still arguably the best detective game, and an impressively ambitious example of adult storytelling – despite a few structural and narrative flaws.

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Improved interrogation options help these cold cases hold up six years after they originally released. However, the fantastic open-world setting is still underutilized

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Despite a few technical issues, L.A. Noire is well worth playing on Switch.

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Audience Reviews

7.5 / 10.0
America loves to romanticize the police. Despite the political environment, we are in, the only way we can really satisfy our **** for crime and murder mysteries is to put ourselves in the shoes of the police. L.A. Noire is set in an almost historically accurate 1940's Los Angeles right after WWII ended. You play as war veteran/detective Cole Phelps in solving a drug mystery
With wounds from the war he managed to escape from, Cole Phelps joins the distinguished LAPD, eventually getting entangled in a series of grisly crime and murder he must solve. Set in a faithful recreation of post-WWII Los Angeles, L.A. Noire is a third-person detective simulator about piecing clues together to solve a series of crimes, through thorough picking of random ****

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