L.A. Noire the Video Game
Welcome to the year 1947 and the City of Los Angeles where corruption and crime rule the day. When you enter the land of L.A. Noire, you become Officer Cole Phelps and your task is to catch the bad guys and rid Los Angeles of crime. As you move from bureau to bureau, you get to advance through the police department.
This award-winning game has more than just crime fighting and police department ranks, it has style like no other game. Like the title suggests, it is designed after the film-noir style that ruled the 40s and 50s. L.A. Noire is filled with moral ambiguity, leaving Cole Phelps with the need to make decisions without any smart options. Players can choose to play the game in black and white, or in the gritty colors with smoky accents. The game is modeled after movies like The Big Sleep, All the Kings Men, and Vertigo.
Just as the 1940s and 50s were considered the Golden Age of Hollywood, the same decades were considered the Golden Age of vehicles, too. There are several classic cars that defined those decades, like the Chevy Fleetmaster Two-Door, which is used as a police car, and the Pontiac Torpedo. In order to win L.A. Noire, every single car must be unlocked.
Many of the cars in the game are important to the cases. Several of the traffic quests involve cars and many important clues are placed inside of them. One quest has clues placed inside of an abandoned light blue Lincoln. Any time you are looking for clues on the streets, you can always hunt for cars that need to be unlocked, like the beautiful green Chevy Fleetmaster Convertible and an early-model GMC Pickup.
As you move through the cases, look for Easter eggs placed throughout the games. Many of them commemorate the best film noir titles. This is one addicting game for people of all ages, but especially for those who love the style and substance from the 40s and 50s.