The L.A. Noire PC Release Has All the Moxie You’d Expect (Well, All the DLC, at Least …)

on November 8, 2011 8:30 PM

Grand Theft Auto V is, in the words of one of cinema’s most prolific villains, “so hot right now.”

Well, don’t forget that Rockstar’s L.A. Noire, the game that puts you in the shoes of an ace flatfoot, is available for the PC. Oh, and OnLive. Somehow folks always forget about ol’ OnLive.

The L.A. Noire Complete Edition has got all the DLC that was released for the console iterations. That’s right: Because you waited until now to pick up one of the most cinematic titles in gaming, you get five new cases to play when you buy your copy. This is exactly why I hold out on buying up certain titles.

You just know a “Greatest Hits,” “Platinum Hits” or “Game of the Year” edition will give you all the DLC those early adopters dropped $5-$15 apiece for. Still, I don’t regret purchasing certain games the day they drop.

And at $50, this is a steal.

If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on L.A. Noire, Rockstar is gladly rewarding you with its latest release. The publisher tells us the PC release includes a bump in resolution and graphical detail, keyboard remapping and gamepad support. It also works with Nvidia 3D Vision. But don’t fret, console owners: The L.A. Noire Complete Edition will also drop Nov. 15 for Xbox 360 and PS3. Join us after the jump for PC system requirements.

Here are the minimum requirements you’ll need to run L.A. Noire on your rig:

-Windows 7 / Windows Vista Service Pack 1 / Windows XP Service Pack 3 / OnLive for PC or Mac
-Intel Dual Core 2.2GHz to Quad Core 3.2GHz / AMD Dual Core 2.4Ghz to Quad Core 3.2Ghz
-2GB to 8GB of RAM
-16GB of hard disk space
-NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512MB to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB / Radeon HD 3000 512MB to Radeon HD 6850 1024MB video cards
-A 100% DirectX9 compatible sound card
-A DVD drive

Remember when I said I don’t mind waiting for certain “greatest hits” versions of different titles? This is one of ’em. That, and Heavy Rain. These should keep me busy after finals.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.