Bit Cultures writes: "Published by the creators of Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar Games, L.A. Noire absolutely fits the bill for what constitutes a modern Rockstar game. It has a large open map with plenty to explore, and the developers at Team Bondi have evidently been blessed with an abundance of financial backing since the production values, as expected from any game under the Rockstar label, are visibly high. Possibly the most notable thing about this game is the addition of detailed facial animations which promised to provide the game with an added level of depth and realism that has often been missing from other games. The question on everyone’s lips coming up to launch was whether this “gimmick” would provide anything more than simple aesthetic value to the overall experience. Whilst Creative Director Brendan McNamara has the rather decent 2003 release of The Getaway to his name, L.A. Noire is actually the first release from Team Bondi as a studio, so questions had been raised over just how good this game was going to be."