L.A. Noire


L.A. Noire is a classically-styled detective story where you make the choices and determine the outcome of cases, correct or otherwise. The PC release on November 8th follows that of the console version earlier in the year, which received excellent reviews and went on to sell several million copies. Dubbed ‘The Complete Collection,’ the PC version includes all of the downloadable content that console users had to buy, upgraded graphics, and out-of-the-box support for NVIDIA 3D Vision, enabling you to experience Detective Cole Phelps’ tale in stereoscopic 3D. Speaking to IGN about the PC-exclusive enhancements, the publisher of L.A. Noire, Rockstar Games, had this to say: “We implemented 3D in a way that adds an overall depth and realism to the world, bringing out the finer details of the game, rather than overwhelming the player. You'll appreciate subtle aspects of the game's design, like cigarette smoke trails, falling specks of ash and rays of sunlight through shaded windows, which look amazing in 3D.” And as mentioned there are other enhancements also: “We've included a wide range of graphic and performance-specific customization for the PC version. Players can set resolution, framerate, anti-aliasing (up to 6X), anisotropic filtering (up to 4X) and SSAO. Players can also set user interface scaling, shadows, textures, lighting and overall level of detail. Full keyboard mapping is also user-customizable, and plug-and-play gamepad support is available for players that would rather use a controller instead.” Concluding, Rockstar's Jeronimo Barrera, VP of Product Development, said, “All in all, the guys at Rockstar Leeds have done a great job at utilizing the platform to its fullest potential, and the PC version looks and performs fantastically, even at minimum system requirements.”