"Got it, boss. A full gee, she's coming in at twenty to one. You and I are about to retire."

"Against the Odds" is a Vice street crime case in L.A. Noire.


Phelps is tasked with following the man who will lead him to his boss who is responsible for fixing a race. The scene begins at the Examiner Drugstore, later seen in the The Set Up case in vice desk. However, the bookmaker and owner Mervin is replaced by a random bartender.

Dispatch Call Script

Dispatch: Any available unit, a 484 suspect to be taken into custody at Sunset and Ivar. Unit to handle Code Two, identify.

Cole Phelps: Car 11K, we'll handle the outstanding suspect.

Dispatch: Roger, 11K. See the detective, a possible 484 at Sunset and Ivar, bookmakers. 11 King, Code Two.

Cole Phelps: Always time for a visit to the bookmakers. Isn't that what you keep telling me, Roy?


After the cutscene where Harold Caldwell explains the situation, walk into the bar and go incognito at the table to your left or the payphone on your right. Your target will walk in and talk to the man at the counter. Once he leaves, you have to get up and follow him. This also presents you with a chance for The Shadow. Your target will stop and check behind him so be sure to have cover until you see him turn a corner to be safe. Once he is behind some buildings and you catch up, a cutscene will show his boss getting out of a car. When you tell them to surrender, they pull out their weapons and start to attack. You then must kill the two men.


  • This is the only street crime where you need to tail the suspect.

Video Walkthrough

Against the Odds - Street Crime - L.A

Against the Odds - Street Crime - L.A. Noire