The story is a violent crime thriller in which Rockstar blends action and true detective work to create an incredibly interactive game. Be assured that some of the crimes you investigate are definitely gory for those looking for violence in this game. The story is the most entertaining part of this entire game as you investigate cases that correspond with your rank within the department. For the majority of the game you play as Cole Phelps who does everything in his power to clean up the streets of L.A. It becomes apparent very early in the game that even though Cole is considered a hero by the public for his actions in WWII he and those that served with him hold him in a very opposite viewpoint. He obviously feels he doesn’t deserve the praise he has received for his actions and this seems to be an underlying motivation to do better as a police officer. He is ambitious and holds himself and his fellow officers to a standard that few are able to uphold.