14 Games Like LA Noire

Games Like LA Noire
Our assortment of games like LA Noire has other crime based games full of action, adventure and detective work that are similar to LA Noire.

Launching in 2011 LA Noire takes players to a historical Los Angeles landscape and puts them into the police department. Drawing from the likes of film noir during the era you’ll find a great adventure that remains to be one of the few games in this space. The game was praised heavily for the way it used storytelling in ways that hadn’t been used before in gaming and few games have been able to replicate.

LA Noire challenges players to collect clues from crime scenes and then use this information to follow leads and interview subjects if required, replicating the life and work of real crime investigators.

The gameplay was not only very unique it was extremely well done and most notably relied on the use of real actors to ensure that interrogations had realistic facial expressions for players to pick up on.

The games similar to LA Noire here have a similar focus on strong stories and unique mechanics. Many of them have crime based mechanics but do include some different settings for players that want to explore a game full of mysteries in a whole new setting.

Games Like LA Noire

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Horror and adventure are blended together in The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, a story of mystery in an open world environment that encourages you to explore and collect clues. Released for Windows and PlayStation 4 the game follows investigator Paul Prospero who has a knack for the paranormal. Af... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(13 votes)
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Murdered: Soul Suspect

Solve the mystery of your own murder in Murdered: Soul Suspect, a unique and ghostly experience that lets you piece together the clues one by one on a large list of platforms. Set in the town of Salem, Massachusetts the game centres around the Bell Killer, a relentless serial murderer who just ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(11 votes)
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Enforcer: Police Crime Action

Enforcer: Police Crime Action lets you live the life of a police officer in a GTA style open world. Challenging you to stay alive in the line of duty while also balancing your personal life, Enforcer is really in a genre of it’s own with the wide range of mechanics it offers. Set in a small Ame... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(33 votes)
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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition rolls open world gameplay, horror and even comedy into a single ball of interesting that is borderline insane. The game originally released on Xbox 360 in 2010 and saw a Director’s Cut for the PlayStation 3 and Windows released in 2013. Deadly Premonition is one of those game... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(18 votes)
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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is part of the point and click genre and is available on the Nintendo DS. The game launched 2007 and lets players explore the mysterious origins of a strange hotel. Large sections of the game take place in the fictional hotel located in the south west (United States) called... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(14 votes)
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Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain takes you through an interactive drama on your PlayStation 3. Based on film noir thrillers the game is full of mystery with a serial killer at the heart of the plot. The game lets you experience four main characters as you advance through the various game chapters. Each of them has a... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(20 votes)
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Back to the Future: The Game

Telltale Games is no stranger to the graphical adventure genre and it’s take on the Back to the Future series will please both fans of the genre and the popular movie series. Taking place several months after the films you’ll get to continue the time travel adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Bro... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
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Alan Wake

If you are looking for your next scare then Alan Wake promises an interesting adventure filled with horror. The game is available for the Xbox 360 console and Windows. Alan Wake follows the story of a thriller novelist Alan Wake as he goes on a vacation to the quiet town of Bright Falls in a ho... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(16 votes)
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Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls is a PlayStation 3 exclusive which offers a very interactive story for players to participate in. The game launched in 2013 and features Jodie Holmes (voiced by Ellen Page) as the main protagonist. Jodie Holmes has had a strange power ever since her birth which has alienated h... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(35 votes)
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Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit)

Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit outside of North America) is a cinematic adventure with thriller and even paranormal elements. The game launched in 2005 for Windows, PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. Indigo Prophecy is set in New York City where a string of strange and bloody murders have recently taken ... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(17 votes)
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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

If you love the Sherlock Holmes universe then The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is one of the best games in the series. Like many other Sherlock Holmes games it is set in London during the 1890s and has Holmes working on an unsolvable case. Players join Holmes just after he solves the case of th... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(12 votes)
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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is an adventure game that lets players make key decisions to alter the direction of the story. The game was released in a series of episodes and has been released across a large range of platforms due to the success it has experienced. Fans of the comic or television series wil... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(38 votes)
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Condemned: Criminal Origins

Condemned: Criminal Origins is a horror video game for your Xbox 360 and PC that also blends in some detective game aspects. The game delivers a really good horror atmosphere and brought plenty of fresh ideas into a stale genre at the time. The game takes place in a fictional city and puts you ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Condemned 2: Bloodshot is one of the few psychological games to be available on the console platform (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3). The game launched in 2009 and is a sequel to the original released in 2005. Condemned 2 has significant violent and horrorifying content making it the perfect game ... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(10 votes)