L.A. Noire is a great game and getting 5 stars on all cases can be a real challenge. To aid you in this challenge, here is a complete guide to all the cases on the ad vice desk. There are also 13 newspapers that can be found throughout the game, all of them within locations accessed through the cases. For this reason, they are included in the guide. This guide is designed to be follow step-by-step. Following steps out of sequence could result in you being unable to 5 star a case. For example, finding a specific clue can trigger a cut scene which will take you away form a crime scene, meaning you can’t find any of the other clues there. Try to follow the guide as closely as you can so you don’t have to repeat cases later.
The Gas Man
Steffens House Fire
Heater serviced by Ryan: On the left side of the house if the charred remains of an Instaheat box. Check it to see who services it last.
Gulliver’s Travel Agency
Speak to the travel agent and he will give you a register to look at. Check the Steffens listing.
Sawyer House Fire
When you arrive on scene you will have a little chat with the fire chief, then you need to talk to the coroner.
Not much to do here so move on.
Fire Station 32
Walk over to the desk and you will chat with the fire chief.
Speak to the receptionist and she will tell you to talk to Mr Rasic.
Varley will run when you get to him so chase after him and get in a warning shot to make him stop. Head over to Ryan’s worksite now.
Just as Varley did, Ryan will run too. This time you will need to chase him in the car.
Wilshire Police Station
Speak to Ryan in interview room 1 first.
A Walk in Elysian Fields
Follow the coroner inside.
When you get there you will need to quieten a few people down. Knock a few out and that will sort ‘em out. Now have a look around for some clues.
Speak to the receptionist and she will send you up to see Monroe. Head upstairs to see another receptionist.
When you get to the apartment, you will find out that Chapman isn’t there. You can however, search his car.
House of Sticks
California Life & Fire
Settlement letter: You will have the letter in front of you after the cut scene.
Elysian Fields Site
When you get there, go into the office and look for clues.
Broken wood: Go round the back of the house and check out the red flag there.
After another scene, jump over the gate to get in.
The Blue Room
You don’t need to do anything other than watch the cut scene here.
Elysian Fields Site Two
When you arrive on site, you will notice a light on in one of the houses across the street. Go to the house and head upstairs to take a look around. Some bad guys will jump you and you get into a fight. You will be able to take one down but the other two will best you. Eventually, you will get free.
A Polite Invitation
Inferior lumber: You will get this with the case.
Curtis Benson’s Apartment
Before heading up the stairs, check the mailbox to find out which apartment you need. You are looking for #2. Now go up the stairs and head to the left. When you get into his apartment you can look around for clues.
California Fire & Life
Go up to your desk to look at the case file. Turn right when you leave the elevator to find your office.
Hall of Records
Speak to the guy behind the desk and he will direct you to the Land Registry Office upstairs. Speak to another guy behind a desk and follow him. He will lead you to a register. Turn the page and find the Suburban redevelopment fun on the other page. Now tap the name C.Sheldon.
Go into Jack’s apartment and answer the phone.
Leland Monroe’s Apartment
When you get to Monroe’s, you will find a posse ready and waiting. You will need to fight your way in to get to Monroe. Fight your way through the grounds and the house until you get to Monroe’s office.
A Different Kind of War
Speak to the guy behind the desk and ask about the arsonist.
Nuclear Bug & Rodent Control
Talk to the guy here and he will tell you that he does not know the guy you are after. Head to the next location.
Westlake Pest Control
Speak to the guy here, behind the desk, and he will give you some information that will help you out. However, you will find yourself taken to a different location after a cut scene.
Dr Fontaine’s Office
You are now back in control of Cole. Follow your partner into the building.
You are now back with Kelso. Kick the door down and take a look inside.
Wilshire Police Station
As the objective says, help Jack get to the tunnels by knocking the police cars out the way. Jack’s car is white on the minimap, cops are red. Position yourself between them if you can and keep the police off his back. Ram them off the road if you have to.
LA River Tunnels
When you get to the tunnels, follow them and take down anyone who stands in your way. Keep fighting your way through the tunnels. There are two weapons rooms you can find to top up if you want to. Eventually you will find Elsa and watch a lengthy cut scene. Then it’s game over.