L.A. Noire [Download]

2.5 out of 5 stars 130 customer reviews
Rated: Mature
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

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
RAM:2 GB
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 rockstargames.com/eula. 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 Havok.com, Inc. Uses Bink Video. Copyright (c) 1997-2011 by RAD Game Tools, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Product Information

Platform:PC Download  |  Edition:Standard
ASIN B007977HM6
Release date February 15, 2012
Customer Reviews
2.5 out of 5 stars 130 customer reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #27,770 in videogames
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Platform for Display: PC DownloadEdition: 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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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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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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Platform for Display: PC DownloadEdition: Standard Verified Purchase
It looks like installation is really hit or miss for this game download. I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop that I bought last year (April 2011), running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Intel i7-2630QM chipset, 8 GB RAM, 2GB VRAM, DirectX 11, and I couldn't get the game to work. My first download and install, I would launch the game, get a launch menu, and then nothing. I never even got to the level of patching. I completely uninstalled it, did a fresh new download, and installed it again. Same result. I followed all the directions on this page:

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And still nothing. It's sad that Amazon has an entire topic devoted to this issue:

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I contacted Amazon customer service, and they were very helpful. They tried helping me with the installation, and when that still didn't work, they made an exception to their policy and issued a refund. I then uninstalled it and deleted all installation files. I hope it works for you. It seems like it's a great game if you can get it to work. I've bought Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed 2, and Red Alert 3: Uprising from Amazon Game Downloads, and all of them have worked without a problem. This is the first problem download I've had, and it's too bad.
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