L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Dec 12, 2019

L.A. Noire: Case Files cleverly recycles one of the most intriguing games of the decade. Team Bondi's meticulous meticulous world-building and technical achievements still live on, clicking seamlessly with VR, even if Case Files doesn't exactly break new ground.

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Oct 15, 2019

Just because you have the technology to do something doesn’t mean you actually should. The cold hard fact is that I love L. A. Noire far too much to accept the odd quirks created as a result of a forced first-person camera, confined play areas, and frequent truncation of the investigations.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2019

L. A. Noire VR Case Files is a new and exciting way to experience once again the work of PI Cole Phelps.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

LA Noire: The VR Case Files is a great sample of some of the best missions from Rockstar's cinematic period piece but it comes at a cost. While it excels in being the best at traditional VR gameplay like gunplay and driving, it fails at what makes LA Noire original and unique. It turns the intimate detective experience that was previously filled with "Aha!" moments into one of frustrating grunting and annoyance due to stubborn mechanics and some poor tracking.

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75 / 100
Oct 14, 2019

Despite its troublesome controls and lack of polish, L.A. Noire The VR Case files is a must-have title for those who have had the opportunity to play the original title.

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80 / 100
Oct 7, 2019

How enjoyable you find L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files will partly depend on whether you’ve played the original game or not. Without a connecting narrative thread, the individual cases included in the VR version can seem random, and there are even a few odd references to the Black Dahlia case that will confuse newcomers although not enough to ruin the experience.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2018

While selecting individual cases from the full game leaves the player with a disjointed and incomplete story, enough of the 1940's ambiance and the rough and tumble crime fighting of that era is included to offer up a compelling preview of what will hopefully become LA Noire 2: VR. There is some work to do on some of the mechanics, most notably the way in which weapons are handled, but this weakness is easily offset by the compelling, immersive world and some of the action sequences that occur in it.

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8 / 10
Jan 19, 2018

La Noire : The VR Cases takes back eight cases of the original game and adapts them to a virtual reality handling. The result is surprisingly very realistic : the player is able to interact with many items, and the boring driving phases are now thrilling to play. The examination sequences are also so much better, even if they kept a few minor flaws form the original. Wherever you play the original game or not, The VR Cases is a must-try for the equipped players.

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Jan 13, 2018

LA Noire's VR Case Files proves so entertaining because it understands virtual reality and all the strengths and foibles it entails.

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8 / 10
Jan 10, 2018

Space will likely be the issue that prevents users from experiencing L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files, but while it isn't a perfectly controlled VR experience, it's impressive that we're seeing a VR game that utilises Room Scale VR in ways that make sense. To actually be part of this crime drama, investigating crime scenes and apprehending criminals, was more enjoyable in VR. Here's hoping the next time we see something like this, it's a dedicated experience.

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