"Objectives for your current case are listed in your notebook, and the log keeps a transcript of your investigation so far, accessible via the pause menu."
―In-game hint

A crime scene in LA Noire

Cases are the mission structures of L.A. Noire.

All cases begin in the same way. You're briefed by your Captain, you're treated to a short cutscene showing the crime taking place, then you and your partner head off to the crime scene to search for clues. Most of the cases feature interrogations and shootings. Depending on how many clues Phelps finds and how well he does during the interrogations, the course of the case might change; meaning each case can be solved in multiple ways. At the end of each case, Phelps will receive a score of 1-5 stars, depending on how well he did in both investigation and interrogation. By receiving high scores at the end of a case, Phelps will move through the ranks of the LAPD faster.

Not including pre-order bonuses and downloadable content, L.A. Noire features 21 assigned cases across five different crime desks and 40 Street Crimes.[1]

Pre-order bonuses and DLC cases will not be counted as "Case Completed" in the game statistics except in the Remastered Edition, where they are counted.






L.A. Noire - The VR Case Files Case List


  • There are no DLC cases for either the Patrol or Homicide desks.
  • All DLC cases are included in the Complete Editions for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, as well as the Remastered Editions for Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. However, in both editions, they are now required story missions that must be completed in order to progress.

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