L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is a special edition of L.A. Noire, developed with the view of PC and virtual reality headsets. Unlike the original, which was created by Australian developer Team Bondi, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files was produced by a Rockstar Games’ subsidiary.
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files takes the player into the crime-infested Los Angeles of the year 1947. The main heroe is detective Cole Phelps, a World War II veteran, gradually climbing the steps of the police career. Although he starts in the traffic department, his work is soon acknowledged by his employers. As a result, Phelps gradually advances in the police hierarchy and moves to the murder and drug trafficking departments. The protagonist deals with increasingly difficult cases, which draws him closer and closer to the criminal heart of the City of Angels.
Released on PC, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files consists of seven investigations, taken directly from the original game. Since the gameplay is based on the VR headsets and movement controllers, the developers had to introduce a slew of changes in the game’s mechanics
Gameplay is still based on obtaining material evidence, careful examination of objects related to the case, and making scrupulous notes – all this to help find the culprit and close the case in the proper way. This time, however, the action is presented not from behind the hero’s back (TPP), but from his eyes (FPP). Moreover, you can freely look around in-game locations simply by moving your head, while hand gestures let you manipulate elements of the environment, pick up items and rotate them in search for clues. Of course, the work of a detective does not stop on investigating crime scenes – in your adventure you often sit behind the wheels of cars and take part in exciting pursuits.
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files requires the aforementioned VR headsets to play. This version also features better graphics than the original.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 8 GB GeForce 1080 or better, 18 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i7-4790K 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 8 GB GeForce 1070 or better, 18 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit