A Rockstar game on a Nintendo platform? The developer hasn’t brought a game to Nintendo since Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars launched on the DS in 2009. The Switch, however, is quickly turning into the console for reintroducing modern hits to a new audience and a fresh, portable perspective. L.A. Noire might be the grittiest game available on the Switch to date. Thankfully, this under-appreciated gem holds up very well.
Set in the late 1940s on the heels of World War II, you play as Cole Phelps, a police officer who was promoted to detective after solving a murder. Each mission in L.A. Noire tasks Cole with solving a case by examining clues and interrogating witnesses and suspects. Everything doesn’t always go as planned, which leads to exciting car chases and shootouts. L.A. Noire offers a great detective story and fun gameplay that puts more focus on detective work than gunfights, though you will end up in a few serious scraps.
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