A complete step by step walkthrough of Rockstar"s latest PS3 and Xbox 360 game, LA Noire. Including plenty of pictures to help you along the way.
The Patrol Desk serves as a tutorial to the game. These first four cases are rather short compared to bigger cases that come along. Your partner for this desk is officer Ralph Dunn.
You"ll be looking at the murder scene of one Mr. Rose. You can examine the blood stains, but the main objective is to find the murder weapon. Swing around to the left side of the alley to discover a drain pipe. Climb this pipe and you"ll land on the roof. Just a few steps away is the murder weapon, a revolver with serial number and all.
Talk to Dunn and he"ll inform you of a gun store nearby. Get back into your squad car and visit this store. The shop owner will know the gun, and give you the registry to cross check the serial number. You"ll learn that the gun belongs to a man named Schroeder who knew Rose; the gun registry also has his home address.
Ride to Schroder"s apartment and inspect the mail boxes to find his room. Bust into his place and he will sock Dunn cold. Take down the suspect in a fist fight and examine his dresser drawer to find a notebook with Rose"s name. Dunn will tell you to leave it, ending the case.
Armed and Dangerous
You"ll get a call about an armed robbery in progress. You"ll be armed with a shotgun, but can also switch to your trusty pistol in a pinch. First kill the robbers in the street that attempt to take cover behind their cars. One clean shot with your shotgun should kill each.
Next move towards the bank"s entrance and take cover. Pop out of cover and kill the three criminals on the ground floor, followed with the few up on the second level. Dunn will also take out an enemy or two and aid with suppressant fire.
You"ll be chasing after a crook from Dunn"s past that"s skipped his parole. Chase him through the street and up to the roof tops. Don"t get too close while you"re both climbing; if you are near a suspect while ascending, they will automatically shove you down.
On the roofs, you"ll get into a fist fight. Like most brawls in the game, block the enemies attacks and come in with a strong counter punch. Lay in a grapple or a finisher to end the case for good.
This will be the first full crime scene investigation case. You"ll discover a Mr. Gage dead at the scene. First explore the victim"s jacket to find a layaway voucher. Also look into the trash bin to discover the murder weapon.
The gun"s serial number is in tact and there is a gun store nearby that has more information. Traveling to Eagleson"s guns will reveal that a Mr. Kalou had brought in the gun for cleaning.
There will be one witness to question, the store clerk. As this desk is still a tutorial it will freely point out when she is lying, telling the full truth, and hold back information. Call out her lies and doubts when promoted.
Both the witness and the gun will point to Kalou. Travel to his jewelry store and ask the man at the counter to get his boss. It turns out however that this man is Kalou, and he will dash off. Take chase and fire your gun once inside a long alley way.
You"ll now be taken into the interrogation room to get a confession from Kalou. Doubt his intentions and use the witness testimony to put him behind bars.
The Driver"s Seat
You"ll now be promoted to Traffic Desk. Your new partner is Stefan Bekowsky. You"ll be investigating a possible murder on the rail tracks. While there is no body, there is a lot of blood.
Search the trunk for a receipt in the name of a Mr. F Morgan. You can also find a possible weapon, a blood covered pipe, and a pair of Stenzel glasses. You can even find an ID of the victim, Adrian Black.
Travel to Black"s home and speak with his wife. You can explore the house to discover problems with the marriage, including clear signs of infidelity. Behind the house is also a newly installed heater that is missing a pipe.
Talk to the wife again and learn about F Morgan, who turns out to be Frank Morgan, a friend of Mr. Black. The two friends are known to hang around bars, and Mrs. Black will give you an address.
Head to the pub and confront Frank about what happened to Adrian. When he leaves, tail his car to his apartment. You"ll discover that Adrian is alive. Chase him down and arrest him for conspiracy to end the case.
Marriage Made in Heaven
You"ll find a dead Mr. Pattison outside a local bar. It seems that it was a hit and run, though the body has more blood than expected. Search his coat further to find that he had taken out a life insurance policy.
Talk to the two witnesses: the bartender and the actress. They claim that the deceased was arguing with his wife before she stormed off. Both witnesses tend to tell half truths, but rarely straight out lie.
If you continue to search the area, you"ll discover a bloody knife in the trash bin along the back alley. There is no sign that this has anything to do with the murder, but keep it in mind. For now, follow the lead and travel to Mr. Pattison"s home.
You"ll meet the wife, along with a Leroy Sabo; neither seems to be worried that Pattison is dead. They will ask you to leave. For now check your messages at the police phone. You"ll learn that the murder was caused by a knife wound, not a hit and run. If you want to, you can go ahead and arrest the driver, William Shelton. Though it"s clear he didn"t murder Pattison.
Return to the Pattison home and Sabo will kill Lorna. Chase down Sabo and attempt to shoot him on the run. If he gets far enough he will take a hostage. Aim carefully and kill Sabo without harming the hostage to end the case.
The Fallen Idol
There has been an attempted murder, but both victims has survived with injuries. Explore the crash site to find that one of the victims is underage and may have been raped. You can also find a note from her mother asking her to come home.
Talk to the witness still at the scene: June Ballard. She will speak more about the other victim, Jessica Hamilton, along with a producer named Mark Bishop. June tends to lie, so press her for the truth, especially regarding Jessica"s youth.
Next visit the police hospital and talk to Jessica directly. Ask her what she knows about both June and Bishop, along with the regards to her promising being in Hollywood. This will lead to more of a conflict between Bishop and June"s husband McAfee.
Tail June in your car and she will make a stop at a diner to make a call. Use stealth and go incognito to stay out of her view. You"ll find out that the McAfees really have it in for the Bishops.
Head to the Bishop apartment and you"ll find that MacAfee"s men have already trashed the place. Search around to discover checks made out to a Hopgood, pictures of a movie set, and a one of a prop store. With this evidence question Mrs. Bishop about her knowledge of the June, MacAfee, and the checks. Before leaving, call the police station and find the address for Silver screen props.
Travel to the prop shop and question Hopgood. Going around back will reveal a secret passage to the back room. You"ll find evidence that Jessica and Mark had underage sex and that Hopgood was filming it all. Attempt to confront Hopgood, but fellow detective Roy Earle of Vice will arrive and reveal that Hopgood is free to go.
Exit the prop store and you"ll be confronted by MacAfee"s men. Run them off the road and track Bishop to the movie set from the photo. Chase after Bishop, climb over the broken structures and catch him near the top.
MacAfee"s goons will arrive and fire at you. Protect Bishop while Bekowsky provides cover fire from below. Some of the enemies will drop shotguns and machineguns. Switch out your weapons as often as possible while killing bad guys. Make sure Bishop is always protected before entering the fray and blasting the enemies. At the bottom floor you"ll gain more support from fellow LAPD officers. With the last gangster dead, the case will conclude.
For the Homicide desk you will be paired with Rusty Galloway. Your first order of business is investigating the crime scene. You"ll want to locate the lighter shaped as a globe. Line up the globe"s four sections to gain an address to the Bamba Club.
Head to the club and talk to the bartender, Garret Mason. He will point you towards McColl in the back who knew Celine Henry. McColl is rather honest, though he does fib a bit when it comes to his relationship to the deceased. He will at least lead you to husband"s home address.
Go to the Henry house and confront Jacob inside. Explore the area for clues, including shading the note pad on the counter. This will reveal that Jacob had it out for Celine. Grill the husband about the failed marriage. Afterwards use the phone to send a squad car down. You can also get more info about the car at the scene: it belongs to Alonzo Mendez.
Travel to Mendez"s apartment and search the area. You"ll find bloody rags and the murder weapon. Mendez will enter his room and flee upon seeing you. Chase after him down and he"ll eventually enter his car.
It will now become a car chase instead of on foot, but the goal remains to knock his car down. If you move in close enough Rusty will blast the car"s tires and cause the suspect to crash. Once the chase is over, get out and arrest Mendez for the murder.
The Golden Butterfly
Search the dead body and find signs of strangulation, boot marks, and the victim"s home address in her bag. Travel to the home and you"ll discover the deceased"s daughter.
Search the home and discover another failed marriage, along with Mr. Moller"s muddy shoe (a size 8 even). Once finding everything talk to Michelle Moller to find out even more that the place was not a happy home. Also you can learn about some of her mother"s missing jewelry.
After finishing with Michelle, Hugo Moller will enter the house and can be questioned. He"s very dodgy and mostly a lair, but you don"t have enough to pin anything on him yet. Exit the house and talk to the neighbor across the street. During this time, Mr. Mollor will start burning his bloody shoe. Chase down Hugo and take him in for the murder of his wife.
During this time you can also visit the morgue to study the wounds on Mrs. Moller. It seems that a type of ship rope was used to strangle her. Next follow the lead of exploring Michelle"s school.
In this location you will find a child molester, Eli Rooney. Tackle him and bring him to justice. You can also explore the car in the parking lot to discover more evidence that links both the husband and the molester to the murder.
Head back to the police station and abuse both Rooney and Hugo. You can convict either one, but the captain would rather see Eli behind bars. You can catch the child molester with doubt options. If you can"t seal the deal with Eli, go ahead and send Hugo Moller to the big house.
Search the body of the victim to discover half a library card. Follow the trail of blood to reach the roof tops and discovery the rest of the dead woman"s identity: Antonia Maldonado and her home address.
It turns out to be a half-way house and you"ll be able to talk to the land lady. Explore Antonia"s room and discover that her room has been trashed. Be sure to look at the wedding photo with a charm bracelet and the broken window.
Return to the main floor and ask the land lady about Antonia"s activities. You"ll learn about the El Dorado Bar and how the victim wasn"t getting along with her husband, Angel.
At the bar you"ll find divorce papers that Antonia was going to serve Angel. You"ll also get the husband"s address by investigating further. Go and visit the residence and search the mail boxes to discover the apartment number.
You"ll be assaulted by Angel and his brother. Knock out the brother while Rusty takes down the suspect. Once the suspects are taken, explore the home to find bloody clothes and signs of a fight. Head down the hall and talk to the neighbors to hear about what really happened the previous night.
Back at the police station interrogate Angel to get his side of the story. Most of the evidence doesn"t add up, but it"s still enough to keep him in the tank for now. You still have one more lead to check out: the fruit store near the bar.
Talk to the clerk Clem, and he will allow you to look around. Smash open the gate on the left hand wall and you"ll find Clem"s stash of moonshine. Look inside the drawers to a locked chest. Enter the combination of 2-5-3 to open the case and find Antonia"s missing jewelry.
Clem will flee in his truck. Give chase and crash into his vehicle to bring the bad guy to justice.