L.A. Noire Coming to PCs This Novemberby Craig Getting on September 28, 2011 6:26 PM EST
L.A. Noire, Rockstar’s gritty 1940s crime drama adventure from developer Team Bondi, is headed to PCs next month. It will release in North America on November 8 and in Europe on November 11 for $49.99. No word yet on a Mac version, though Mac players will be able to access the game via OnLive.
Dubbed L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition, this package includes all downloadable content previously released on consoles. It will also add support for NVIDIA 3D vision and will be controllable with either keyboard/mouse or a gamepad. Rockstar claims it will run on a “wide range of PCs,” though you may want to double-check their specifications to be sure your PC is up to snuff:
· Operating System: Windows 7 / Windows Vista Service Pack 1 / Windows XP Service Pack 3 / OnLive for PC or Mac
· Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.2GHz to Quad Core 3.2GHz / AMD Dual Core 2.4Ghz to Quad Core 3.2Ghz
· RAM: 2GB to 8GB
· Hard drive space: 16GB
· Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512MB to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB / Radeon HD 3000 512MB to Radeon HD 6850 1024MB
· Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9 Compatible
L.A. Noire was an impressive but uneven experience on consoles, dragging at times and sometimes resorting to prolonged periods of frustrating trial-and-error gameplay. It's still a game worth trying for its modern take on the adventure game and remarkable facial animations, and the additional content for the price makes The Complete Edition an appealing offer.