It may seem like only yesterday, but Rockstar Game's L.A. Noire has hit the big 1-0, as it reaches its first decade of being available having released back on May 17, 2011.
That's right, the studio's departure from the usual open-world hijinks of Grand Theft Auto to a more grounded story about you raising through the police ranks is that old. The game was well received when it originally launched, hitting a Metacritic score of 89 on the Xbox 360. It even got a remaster for Xbox One in 2017, which didn't do too much to enhance the experience, but offered fans another chance to experience the game all over again.
As Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption saturate the market, we're not sure we'll ever see the return of Cole Phelps. It would be a shame, as it was a fantastic departure from Rockstar's usual library of games. It also contained some pretty phenomenal facial work at the time, as you worked to call people out on their lies through their facial expressions. With game's like this and Bully, we'd love to see Rockstar attempt some more unique IPs in the future.
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, newly minted detective Cole Phelps embarks on a desperate search for truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
Utilizing revolutionary facial animation technology, L.A. Noire blends the breathtaking action of chases and shootouts with true detective work including interrogations and clue-finding for an unprecedented interactive experience.
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