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  • Aug 15, 2011
WW II Marine turned cop cruises the beat of the City of Angels in the late 40's to solve crimes and uncover corruption. Great game but needed a little more.
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review by . August 15, 2011
posted in The Gaming Hub
Theres a corrupt cop in LA for every Tommy burger knockoff.
Okay not really but a corrupt LAPD isn't anything new, so why play a game that has this as a plot point, because LA Noire is one of the most atmospheric games out there.      In the game, you play as Cole Phelps, a regular and decent cop who climbs the ranks into a detective and into the gross and greasy world of Los Angeles's fame, vices, and violent side.  Cases start off with simple murder investigations and spiral into OD victims, violent murder and arson cases.  …
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L.A. Noire is a gritty, single player detective game set on the infamous streets and in the smoke-filled back rooms of postwar Los Angeles. Designed and developed with a nod to the classic film noire movie genre, L.A. Noire blends crystal clear graphics that bring the iconic look and feel of the era to life, with a combination of innovative technology and unique gameplay that allow you to solve crimes through interrogations and investigation. Additional features include: five LAPD based crime desks to work, the ability to analyze the case as well as suspects for clues, an accurate block-by-block recreation of eight sq miles of 1947 Los Angeles, multiple difficulty settings and more.

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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. Utilizing 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.

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Cross the police line to solve the worst crimes of Los Angeles' infamous postwar era.
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Against an overarching plot of violence and betrayal, L.A. Noire challenges players to solve a series of self-contained cases as they ...

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