Percentile Rank

L.A. Noire Remastered is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 71 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 71 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Nov 14, 2017
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Nintendojo
B+
B+
Nov 24, 2017

This is a great port of a great game and shouldn't be missed.

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USgamer
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 18, 2017

If you liked L.A. Noire before and want to revisit the series, this is a fine way to do it.

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gameranx
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 21, 2017

If you are not in it for the small talk and details like that, then L.A. Noire might not be for you. But if you are, then I can 100 % say go out and pick up L.A. Noire. The game is truly one of a kind and it is nice to see it back on the modern day consoles.

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Scored Reviews

IGN Spain
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2017

Finally Nintendo Switch receives a high level port. L.A Noire was ahead of his time and still looks great. Its complex narrative not only delves into a genre not too common as the detective, but also is a crude reflexion of the USA after the Second World War. A must-have.

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Nov 29, 2017

L.A. Noire is a really great experience that allows you to try the detective work in the post-war Los Angeles. If you haven't played it yet, don't hesitate.

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The Game is a Lie
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2017

L.A. Noire is a unique game that offers an innovative technology, therefore being a must for any gamer. Its mission variety is really good, but some bugs are annoying in the open world.

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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2017

If, like me, you missed out in 2011 when LA Noire first launched, I highly recommend trying it now on Switch (or on PC, PS4, and XB1 where it was recently released. The Switch version feels right at home and has me clamoring that somehow Rockstar will bring more of its catalog to the console.

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Atomix
88 / 100
88 / 100
Nov 18, 2017

L.A. Noire for Switch is simply one of the greatest ports for the console seen to date. It retaines all the content from the original versions and adjust it to the functions of the system in an outstanding way. Maybe the graphics pale when compared with the recent remastered editions, but believe us when we say that playing this game on the go is a complete delight.

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Gamelite
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

L.A. Noire is a title to be recommended, which can not really be criticized for what it is but in its technical accomplishment. Many parts have not been remastered. A game that must be played at least once in a lifetime, as it is a classic that still today shows peaks hardly achieved by other games.

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Hobby Consolas
88 / 100
88 / 100
Nov 16, 2017

Even though the changes in this remastered version are subtle, L.A. Noir holds up as the ultimate detective simulator. If you didn't play it back in 2011 and love the noir aesthetic and detective films, then you don't need any clues to know that this is a must have

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AusGamers
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2017

It's a wonderful fit on Switch and shows there's a mature lifeline on the horizon for Nintendo, and the Nintendo loyal above the age of 15, ahead.

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Areajugones
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2017

Nintendo Switch offers the best version of this remastered Rockstar gem thanks to the use of the touchpad, which gives a new dimension for the investigation parts. A great game that takes us back in time.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

L.A Noire is a fantastic game that finds a home on the Nintendo Switch, and the portability aspect really helps. While each case is pretty large, the ability to save (along with auto-saves) at any time makes this a perfect game for on the go or at home. Rockstar put the effort into this port and it shows. Sure, it's a bit of an older game and does show some age from time to time, but L.A. Noire is another great triple-A third party release that shouldn't be overshadowed by games like Skyrim and DOOM. If you are looking for a fantastic story-driven game with unique gameplay, L.A. Noire should be in your Switch library.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

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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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2017

In the end, L.A. Noire holds up. It's a little odd to play as an open world game because of it's strong focus on story, but the immersion is unreal.

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Continue-Magazin
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2017

Despite its age L.A. Noire is still a great game which has to be played by fans of the crime genre. MotionScan still looks as good as back then and the Nintendo Switch version with its newly added Touch Controls stands out as the best and most interesting version for me.

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VGProfessional
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2017

If you are someone that never played L.A. Noire back in 2011, then you shouldn't miss this remastered version of Rockstar Games' detective storytelling adventure. With the choice to play it on the go with fun Nintendo Switch gameplay mechanics, or see it with upgraded textures and up to 4K resolutions on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro, it would be a shame for any player to miss this iconic game... Now can we please have a remastered Bully, pretty please?

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PSX Brasil
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 19, 2017

With an excellent storyline, great gameplay, refreshed visuals and extra bonus content, this remastered version of L.A. Noire is the definitive package for longtime fans of the game and for those who haven't played it yet.

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GamePro
83 / 100
83 / 100
Nov 16, 2017

Still an exciting detective thriller with a dense atmosphere and great facial animations, but little action.

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GameZone
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2017

Rockstar has outdone themselves once again showing that they have the utmost care for all of their titles, no matter how old they are. [Cade Onder separately reviewed the Xbox One (8) and Switch (8.5) versions. Their scores have been averaged]

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IGN
8 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

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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Game Revolution
Nov 16, 2017

Whether it's exploring the open city of Los Angeles or pointing fingers at suspects, LA Noire feels right at home on Switch.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2017

L.A. Noire isn't the prettiest project, but it still holds up because there isn't anything quite like it even today.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2017

Despite some technical wrinkles, after six years L.A. Noire remains a great game, although we expected better as remastered operation.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2017

I'm still a big fan of what L.A. Noire tries to do, and with the improvements to interrogations and visuals, it's certainly worth giving it a go

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Windows Central
Nov 28, 2017

An excellent police procedural in a lackluster remaster

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

The PS4 version of Rockstar's noir detective thriller is the definitive way to play L.A. Noire and stands as an appealing prospect for old and new wannabe sleuths alike.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 17, 2017

One of the best detective games of all time, L.A. Noire on PS4 will certainly give you bang for your buck thanks to its improved graphical prowess and neat package containing all of the original's content. It may not be the greatest looking remaster overall, but visuals aside, it's still the engaging storylines and the complex characters that you'll come back for. Team Bondi may have been shot three days before retirement, but its spirit lives on.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2017

The Nintendo Switch version of L.A. Noire finally does justice to a game that deserved a little bit more consideration when it first came out, six years ago. The porting is far from perfect (especially in TV mode), but the gameplay suits perfectly the idea of playing on the move.

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TrueAchievements
Nov 24, 2017

L.A. Noire is a great game. The six years since its original launch haven't changed that.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Nov 23, 2017

Though LA Noire's open world and graphics may not have aged nicely, its core aspects still work surprisingly well.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

L.A. Noire remains the best detective game around. Combing crime scenes, interrogating suspects, and catching them in lies with evidence to back up accusations is just as rewarding as ever. This port has allowed the game to age a little better than the original, however, it doesn't look like a massive upgrade was made in terms of graphics. The included photo mode is also welcome, but it has some odd limitations that may prove frustrating. Still, if you missed the original, or want the entire experience all over again in up to 4K resolution, then it's worth the asking price of $39.99.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

L.A. Noire remains an absorbing run through crime-ridden 1940s Los Angeles, and the Switch port runs well and looks excellent.

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Generación Xbox
8 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2017

Despite the years that have passed, L.A Noire still shows that nowadays why linear narrative doesn't have to be confronted to gameplay. A really good entry to the golden age of noir cinema.

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NEOsite
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

L.A. Noire is definitely worth playing, especially if you haven't done it yet. It delivers many hours of pure fun in a great atmosphere of noir movies. Sometimes the quality of the graphics fails, and the game can seem repetitive and archaic. Also, there was no point in changing the wording on dialogue choices, but it's nothing compared to its content.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

The Nintendo Switch version of L.A. Noire maintains everything good about the original release, while adding a few new tricks to the mix to make the game a little bit more interesting, including 'touch'. Beyond the Switch tricks, L.A. Noire is still a game I enjoy playing, especially in a portable form. It's like a violent Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego mixed with the open world structure of a Grand Theft Auto, both intelligent and dumb fun.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2017

L.A. Noire on Nintendo Switch is a fascinating experience that everyone that owns the console should try.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2017

Rockstar ports the underrated L.A. Noire over to The Switch and actually adds some interesting new control dynamics to the old title rather than just tossing on some gimmicks. That's a good thing.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2017

L.A. Noire is a masterpiece. It deserves this title because it refuses the grandeur of other Rockstar games to obtain a more reflective and investigative gameplay. The game is an actually detective story, and we can be only glad that we have it also on PS4 and XOne. By the way this port keeps all technical issues of the PS3-360 generation, and it does not feature any extra content. If you haven't played it yet before, you should take it at once, but if you bought it back in 2011, you'll be attracted by it only if you're a collector or a 4K lover.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Dec 3, 2017

L.A. Noire receives a straightforward remaster best suited for returning fans looking for a prettier image and new players wanting an ambitious open-world 1940s detective thriller.

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GameSkinny
Nov 16, 2017

The cult hit from 2011 returns to this generation and still manages to be just as engaging and innovative as it was back then.

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LevelUp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

If you never played L.A. Noire before is a great time to do it. The Switch version is a well made port from a game that is not perfect but it's unique on its genre

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VGN
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

Being the detective Phelps again after six years was more enjoyable than expected, mainly thanks to the unique features of Switch.

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GameSpew
80%
80%
Nov 27, 2017

It's a game worth playing for the story and setting, but not for the detective work involved.

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ComiConverse
Nov 18, 2017

Rockstar Games tackling the handheld version with so much care is worth the full price: with Cole Phelps adventures in LA getting a new lease on life.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 7, 2017

There are so many big games these days, it's easy to forget the details of one even as recently as last gen, and L.A. Noire does a fantastic job in reminding just how good it is. The story is engaging, the investigations are fun, the world is deep and immersive, and the interrogations are truly unique. Even with the slight performance woes, the game is very impressive on Switch, especially in handheld mode. This, along with titles like Skyrim and DOOM, sets a promising precedent, and open the door to many other games well deserving of remasters that would be amazing to be able to play on handheld.

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Saving Content
Nov 21, 2017

L.A. Noire is a game that feels better on this current generation of consoles over the last. The ability to replay cases gives plenty of reasons to get perfect ratings on each one. The investigations are deep, and rewarding as you solve each one. L.A. Noire has been given a second chance, and while flawed it is like nothing else out there today. Whether you are returning to 1940s Los Angeles, or starting new, L.A. Noire being remastered for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch is worth every bit of the experience, like a modern day adventure game.

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FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 18, 2017

L.A. Noire remains a fully unique experience, and a game that deserves its second round.

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SA Gamer
8 / 10.0
SA Gamer
Daniel Viegas
8 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2017

L.A. Noire is still a fascinating experience to go through even though over half a decade has passed. While it might not be the remaster to bring back returning players, it is absolutely worth it for people who never got a chance to experience it the first time.

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Geek Culture Podcast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2017

While Team Bondi may be no more, L.A. Noire still lives on with this remastered version. It may not get the 4K support that is available on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, the Nintendo Switch version brings the portability factor while still looking very good itself. For those that missed out on the original release, you should definitely look into investigating L.A. Noire on the Nintendo Switch.

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GamePitt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2018

L.A. Noire was a great game back in 2011 and the remaster has kept things faithfully the same. There have been graphical and structural changes which really help bring the game up to modern standards without ruining the look and feel of the overall game. If you love games where you can spend time investigating crimes and re-enacting the life of a police officer then this game would be perfect for you.

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Stevivor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2017

It's fun to play at some times, and frustrating in others.

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Digiato
75 / 100
Digiato
Arash Parsapour

Top Critic

75 / 100
Mar 17, 2018

Los Angeles has never been pictured like this in any video games before. The shortcomings can be ignored and it's time to walk with Cole Phelps in the dark streets of L.A and solve crimes.

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Worth Playing
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

All in all, L.A. Noire is still an enjoyable story-driven adventure game with an incredible atmosphere. The issues that it had in 2011 are still present, but they're more noticeable today, so it's not as enjoyable as it was back then. It may make more sense for people who skipped it in 2011 to enjoy it in small doses while they're on the go. It is unfortunate that the Switch version is priced higher than the other versions. Players who have access to another platform and aren't interested in a portable gaming experience may be better served by the PC, PS4 or Xbox One version.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 20, 2017

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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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 17, 2017

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

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M3
7 / 10
M3

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 17, 2017

L.A Noire is probably Rockstars most underestimated title, and it holds up surprisingly well even today.

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ZTGD
7 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2017

L.A. Noire was a unique game that deserved a second chance.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 15, 2017

If you didn't haved the opportunity to play it since 2011, you can go for the Nintendo Switch version of L.A. Noire without fear as it's still a good adventure game with some great investigation and interrogating systems that have an impact on the way you solve cases, and an amazing atmosphere with some excellent acting. Port is true to the original game and has some issues, on TV and docked mode, but it doesn't refrain the game from being an immersive experience.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 21, 2017

L.A. Noire wasn't a faultless game back in 2011 and that hasn't changed in 2017, yet it somehow manages to be more than the sum of its parts.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2017

L.A. Noire is still a strange, sometimes brilliant game that you should try at least once. But if you're returning to try and recapture what enjoyment you might have had with it six years ago, you might find yourself staring at a package that hasn't aged well at all.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 23, 2017

L.A. Noire on the Nintendo Switch looks and plays as good as the original did, featuring the same stunning actor performances and facial animations of the original, as well as its compelling plot and involving film noir atmosphere. Not all is perfect in this conversion and if the original game already featured a somewhat empty world, the Nintendo Switch version does not add anything groundbreaking to the original.

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Gadgets 360
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 22, 2017

Given the various aforementioned troubles, it's tough to recommend buying L.A. Noire on the Switch, especially if you own a Sony or Microsoft console.

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Nintendo Insider
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 20, 2017

On the whole, any concerns that the Switch would get a watered down or poor port of L.A. Noire are well and truly quashed. Yes the game isn’t perfect and it still has a few problems that haven’t been entirely addressed such as slightly clunky controls during the more tightly spaced areas, the gunplay and the not so overly specific dialogue system, but for a six-year-old game it still holds up extremely well and as mentioned earlier, some aspects have yet to be bettered. If you have never played the game before then this is a great way to experience it.

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GRYOnline.pl
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2017

New version of L.A. Noire does not disappoint but at the same me does nothing to make me love this really good game some more. This remaster is just ok – nothing more, noting less. It offers fancy thins like HDR and 4K but there’s nothing really new and if you already on L.A. Noire, skip this version.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 21, 2017

The beating heart of L.A. Noire is its ability to make you feel like a 1940s detective rubbing your nose against the seedy underbelly of a city full of secrets. But those considerable charms can't hide a half-hearted port that comes with a $40 price tag to boot.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 21, 2017

The beating heart of L.A. Noire is its ability to make you feel like a 1940s detective rubbing your nose against the seedy underbelly of a city full of secrets. But those considerable charms can't hide a half-hearted port that comes with a $40 price tag to boot.

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Slant Magazine
Dec 6, 2017

Even with a new coat of graphical paint, L.A. Noire remains a game that adds up to less than the sum of its parts.

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Switch Player
Nov 21, 2017

L.A. Noire isn’t quite an action blockbuster, but more of a serialised crime caper. The slow approach and moments of intrigue are welcome, and ends on an incredibly memorable note. DLC fills out the experience for Phelps fans.

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FourFaceButtons
4 / 10
4 / 10
Dec 9, 2019
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