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L.A. Noire [Download]

by Rockstar Games
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews) 83 / 100

Price: $19.99
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Platform: PC Download
Edition: Standard
Download size:
16 GB
Download time:
4 hours - 1 day 1 hour on broadband
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B007977HM6
  • Release Date: February 17, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,816 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

From the Manufacturer

Los Angeles, 1947.
Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core.

Using groundbreaking new animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.

New for the PC version

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision
  • Enhanced resolutions and graphical performance
  • Keyboard mapping
  • Gamepad support

System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: Win 7, Vista and XP
Processor: Dual Core 2.2 GHz to Quad Core 3.2GHz
Hard Drive: 16 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512MB to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB or Radeon HD3000 512MB to Radeon HD 6850 1024MB
Additional Info: None

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You must accept the license available online at Non-transferable access to special features such as exclusive, unlockable, downloadable or online content, services, or functions may require single-use serial code, additional fee and/or online account registration (13+). Violation of EULA, Code of Conduct, or other policies may result in restriction or termination of access to game or online account. Access to special features may require internet connection, may not be available to all users, and may, upon 30 days notice, be terminated, modified, or offered under different terms.  The content of this videogame is purely fictional, and is not intended to represent or depict any actual event, person, or entity.  The makers and publishers of this videogame do not in any way endorse, condone or encourage engaging in any conduct depicted in this videogame. Unauthorized copying, reverse engineering, transmission, public performance, rental, pay for play, or circumvention of copy protection is strictly prohibited.
This is a fictional story set in 1940s Los Angeles depicting invented and fictionalized historical characters, groups, locations, scenes and events in a manner that is not historically accurate and should not be interpreted to be factual. All brand names are trademarks of their respective owners, who are not affiliated with this game. The makers and publishers of this videogame do not in any way endorse, condone or encourage engaging in any conduct depicted in this videogame.

Rockstar Games, 622 Broadway, New York, NY, 10012 (c) 2006 - 2011 Rockstar Games, Inc. Rockstar Games, L.A. Noire, and the R* marks and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. in the U.S.A. and/or foreign countries. Portions (c) Copyright Master Licensing, Inc., 2010, all rights reserved, Naked City and Naked City-related trademarks and trade dress are trademarks of Master Licensing, Inc. The Team Bondi mark and logo is property of Team Bondi Pty. Ltd. All other marks and trademarks are properties of their respective owners. Dolby and the double-D symbols are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Havok mark and logo is property of, Inc. Uses Bink Video. Copyright (c) 1997-2011 by RAD Game Tools, Inc. All rights reserved.

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61 of 67 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fix for failed patch installation April 8, 2012
By Zac
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
As others have stated, the issue with the game failing to patch is real - and it's impossible to run the game without getting the patch installed. Thankfully there is a fix for this that has worked for me. Credit goes to GamingKnight over on the cheap@ssgamer dot com forums:

"Are you getting the error "Error binary patching file FileName LANLauncher.exe" when the 2nd patch is running?

The fix was pretty asinine.

I had to reinstall it to C:\Program Files\RockstarGames\L.A.Noire (notice that RockstarGames had to become one word; no spaces) as opposed to the default of C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\L.A. Noire"

I can verify that I had the same issue others are complaining about here, and this fix did work. I had to unsinstall the game completely from the original default directory, then re-download and install the game to the suggested directory above. Also please note, if you need to download the game again from Amazon, you cannot use the same L_A_Noire_Downloader.exe from your original purchase. Apparently Amazon's download exe's are one-time use only, so you need to go into your Amazon software library and download another .exe launcher.

It is pretty poor quality control for Rockstar to release the digital download with such a common and game-breaking issue. Amazon should also take some responsibility here given the number of customers this has impacted. To be fair, I did contact Amazon and they are now aware of the issue, and even offered me a refund (which I have declined now that the game is working for me). I hope this helps some of you who are going through the same frustration!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aw man, I spent 29.00 on this and now it's 4.00? April 12, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
I assume the price has dropped so drastically because of the issues people are having getting the game to run. Here's what I did to get it to work:

1) Go into the directory c:\program files\Rockstar games\La Noire. Delete all the PATCHED FILES. (These are from your failed first attempt to patch.)

2) In your game folder there is an application that says Patch and it has a bunch of numbers after it. BEFORE YOU CLICK ON THIS FILE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE RUNNING THE PATCH APPLICATION AS THE ADMINISTRATOR. To do this right-click on the icon, go to the properties tab and check the "run as administrator" box. (It took me ages to figure this out, because I only changed the application that launches the game to run as administrator.)

Make sure you're running the game file as the administrator as well. You might need to uninstall and reinstall the game. If you need to re-install the game, don't launch it until after you click on the patch file.

Okay, my review: This game is absolutely amazing. The attention to detail is amazing, you can literally just cruise the 1940s Los Angeles streets for hours and not get bored because they created an entire world. They must have looked at actual photographs of the streets of LA around that time. Think Grand Theft Auto in a 1940's time warp.

If you happen to find the arcade sequences hard, they give you an option to skip after failing a couple of times. If you are getting tired of driving, they eventually offer you an option to have your partner drive and cut that part of the gameplay out.

The story is intriguing and fun. The voice acting is GREAT and the facial technology is top notch. It's absolutely worth the thirty dollars I paid for it before the price took a sudden nosedive.

I am beyond impressed with this game.
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Game does not start April 8, 2012
By RickyC
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
So this game installs just fine but will not start when I launch it. Am running Windows 7 and have a good rig. Did a quick search to see if there was an easy fix and no there is not, at least yet. So why am I writing this review? Well I have to complain somewhere.

Why is it that in my classes (I am a college student) if I turn in a blank piece of paper for my final I do not get a good grade? Now how is it that real people, making real salaries, at real businesses can release a program, making money, to potentially thousands of people that does not run? This isn't like complex beta testing here. It is as simple as "oh my gosh, Frank, our game doesn't launch on a windows 7 platform, maybe we should look into that." And then Frank in response, "Well, I don't know, maybe we'll patch it later to start, I mean how many people actually use Windows 7? Let's not get carried away."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Download at your own risk; very frustrating May 10, 2012
By mar
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Never got to play it. Between huge download and huge patch and required error fiddling to get patch to patch which led to new set of errors I got fed up. Googling and Amazon customer service no help. My computer specs and abilities just fine. I just couldn't waste any more time on it.....
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just crashes and no way to patch April 18, 2012
By TorVez
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
I ran into the same errors that everyone else seems to have. Since I had a new machine with a great nVidia video card, lots of RAM and updated drivers, I thought it would run fine. It doesn't even launch. The screen flashed, goes black, flashed again, then I get the Windows 7 generic "LA Noire has stopped responding" and the only option is to close it. No other errors, except some cryptic dll errors in the event log that don't help.

Other reviews recommend changing the install path, re-installing the game, re-downloading and re-installing, patching (which can't be done manually)... I tried them all, multiple times. Just can't get it to work. I'm just glad I paid for the sale price (five). For now one, I'm only getting my PC games from Steam.
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1.0 out of 5 stars which is nice.
Did not run properly. Crashed when starting a new game. Got a full refund, though, which is nice.
Published 1 month ago by Adam Harvey
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
so frucking boring
Published 2 months ago by Arcade Bear
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 5 months ago by M. Couch
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Launcher fails to open the game and the tech support is s***. Save your money
Published 5 months ago by M.Jey
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't Fall For It
It just doesn't work in Windows 8.1. I have installed patch, and I just get a loading screen. I bought this game 2 years ago, when I was running Windows 7. Read more
Published 5 months ago by L. Darthard
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
doesnt work...never worked dont know why says some section is missing
Published 6 months ago by Anthony J. Mahon
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I lost interest real fast.
Published 6 months ago by Scott A. Cabler
2.0 out of 5 stars cool concept, boring gameplay
As a fan of rockstar games, I thought I would like this game. The concept of using the actors faces seemed cool, and I do like the film noire genre, so I had high hopes as I... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Freakshow
2.0 out of 5 stars Need a refund!!
Tried to install this. I bought this game,thinking that I would enjoy it but it didn't want to install. I'm wondering if I can have refund.
Published 16 months ago by Kim
1.0 out of 5 stars Might be a good game if I could actually play it
Installed it and the other programs recommended plus patches from Rockstar but my computer crashes at various points early in the game. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mike C.
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