L.A. Noire (PS3)
Adventure 17 May 2011
A noir detective action adventure game developed by the Australian studio Team Bondi in cooperation with the veterans from Rockstar Games. The game invites you into Los Angeles of the 1940’s, a city filled with corruption and drug dealing organizations. You assume the role of Cole Phelps, an ex-soldier who becomes a police officer after the war. The game lets you experience the key moments of Cole’s career, starting from the traffic police all the way through murder and drugs department. Gameplay is mainly about examining crime scenes in search of clues and evidence, as well as interrogating witnesses and suspects. The game also offers multiple action sequences, including pursuits (either on foot or by car), fist fights, and spectacular shootouts. When it comes to graphics, the most noteworthy feature are the realistic face expressions that allow you to judge the reactions of interogatees. The game overflows with a noir atmosphere characteristic of the 1940’ and 50’ movies.
Sleeping Dogs (PS3)
Action 14 August 2012
A sandbox TPP action game. The plot of Sleeping Dogs draws inspiration from Asian action movies, especially the works by John Woo. The main protagonist, detective Wei Shen, tries to infiltrate the structures of a dangerous criminal organization called Sun On Yee. In order to gain the gangsters’ trust, the policeman needs to complete quests for them and come up through the ranks of the organization. The game’s mechanics combine elements of action, shooting, unarmed combat, and even racing. The player has complete freedom in the exploration of virtual Hong Kong and completing side quests. The game emphasizes the moral aspects, depicting the dilemmas experienced by an undercover policeman.
Battlefield Hardline (PS3)
Action 17 March 2015
Another installment in the popular FPS franchise. Visceral Games, the studio known mainly for the excellent Dead Space sci-fi series, developed their first major installment in the long-standing Battlefield franchise. It's a result of the transition of the franchise to a two-year production cycle, similar to the one made by its competitor, Call of Duty. Unlike the previous parts, this one is focused on the efforts of police forces against organized crime. The player assumes the role of a young detective Nick Mendoza and has to face his former partners whose desire to get rich quickly pushed them to choose the life of crime. The production features an original method of storytelling reminiscent of popular police TV shows. Despite the introduction of a new theme, the characteristic features of the franchise remained unchanged: impressive arsenal of weapons, fully destructible environment – thanks to the Frostbite engine – and a well-developed multiplayer, in which you will find completely new game modes, such as Blood Money and Heist.
Battlefield Hardline: Getaway (PS3)
Action 26 January 2016
The third DLC pack included in the Season Pass for Battlefield Hardline - a first-person shooter developed by Visceral Games and released in early 2015. Getaway brings neither changes to the gameplay mechanics, nor expanded content to the single player campaign. Instead, just as the two previous add-ons, it focuses on new multiplayer content. The main course are the four new maps: Pacific Highway, Double Cross, Train Dodge, and Diversion. The DLC also includes three new firearms for the Mechanic as well as one new melee weapon, a new gadget, four vehicles, and four legendary weapon camos. Another attraction is a brand new game mode called Capture the Bag, in which bandits try to get away with a bag full of stolen goods, and the police forces have to retrieve it.
Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal (PS3)
Action 15 March 2016
The fourth and final expansion pack for Battlefield Hardline included in the season pass for this game by Visceral Games studio. The expansion, titled Betrayal, offers a similar content to the three previous DLCs. It adds four new multiplayer maps – Alcatraz, Cemetery, Chinatown, and Thin Ice. Apart from that, the expansion features new vehicles, e.g. a snowmobile, and a number of new weapons and gadgets, like Karambit and Devil’s Toothpick knives, a cleaver, a shovel, or the Inquisition Sword, modeled after the Inquisition Longsword featured in another EA title, Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity (PS3)
Action 30 June 2015
The first official expansion pack for Battlefield Hardline. The DLC was created by the developers of the original Battlefield Hardline - Visceral Games. It focuses mainly on the multiplayer mode. With this expansion, the players receive four new maps: The Beat (an impoverished city district), Black Friday (a shopping mall), Code Blue (a nightclub), and Backwoods (an old sawmill turned into a drug factory). Moreover, the expansion introduces a new game mode called Bounty Hunter. This is a variation on the standard team deathmatch, which allows you to collect special coins dropped by defeated players. Using the coins, the players can, for example, lure one another into traps. This set of features is complemented by four new weapons, two new vehicles, and some new hats. Besides, the players can listen to some new songs when driving.
Battlefield Hardline: Robbery (PS3)
Action 30 September 2015
The second expansion pack for Battlefield Hardline, developed by Visceral Games. The form of the second expansion remains unchanged; its main feature is the addition of several new multiplayer maps, namely The Docks, Museum, Break Point, and Precinct 7. Apart from that, a new game mode has been added - Squad Heist, which based on the Squad Rush mode from Battlefield 4. In this mode, ten players divided into two teams compete against one another. The robbers' goal is first to gather adequate tools, and then break into a specific, heavily-guarded place while grabbing everything they can take. The last part is the getaway. Of course, the cops' job is to prevent all of this from happening. The expansion pack also features four new weapons, two useful gadgets, new vehicles for both sides of the conflict, as well as previously unavailable camouflage types and car liveries.