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L.A. Noire Video Game Series

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L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

Action 15 December 2017

A special edition of the detective game L.A. Noire created with the view of virtual reality headsets. Unlike the original, which was developed by Team Bondi, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files was produced by a Rockstar Games’ subsidiary. In the game you visit Los Angeles of the year 1947. The game’s main hero is detective Cole Phelps, a World War II veteran, gradually climbing the steps of a career in the police. In time, he is assigned to more and more difficult cases – from road offences to murders and drug trafficking. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files offers the seven large cases known from the original game, but it introduces a slew of changes to gameplay mechanics. Gameplay is still based on obtaining material evidence, careful examination of objects related to the case, and interrogating suspects – all this is to help find the culprit and close the case in the right way. However, instead of the TPP view, used in the original L.A. Noire, the VR version uses first-person perspective.

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L.A. Noire
L.A. Noire

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.

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