L.A. Noire can be described with two words, innovative and unique. Taking place in 1940’s Los Angeles, you play LAPD officer Cole Phelps. Phelps is a former military serviceman who served his time in World War II. Starting off as a patrolman, you take on cases and move through the ranks to traffic detective, homicide, vice, and arson. Each rank is divided into multiple cases which may have shootouts, chases, brawls, or interrogations.