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 Black Caesar
Army Surplus Morphine: You will get this clue automatically.
Radio Station Note: Inside the wallet of the body on the floor. (Be sure to check the ID in the wallet too.)
Black Caesar Food Hut
When you arrive on scene, the man behind the counter will run. As always, you have to catch him. You will chase the guy across the roof and eventually, you will have to fight him. Before you get into the interview, it would be wise to gather some evidence first.
Jones’ Booking Agency
Go up the stairs and look at the sign so you know where to go. Head to the right room and talk to a guy behind the desk. Look at the radio in the corner and you will have another puzzle to solve. Turn the middle dial so it points to FM, then the right dial until the needle is set to 275 on the bottom, red bar. Now turn the left dial from off, to on and you will find a secret stash. Fight the two goons and knock them down.
When you arrive on the scene you will have to watch a cut scene. Take note of a red slot machine in the corner. If you examine it you can solve another puzzle. Remember the doodle from the first crime scene? Cherry, bell, WIN. Pull the lever until one or more of the symbols appears. Hold any that do and keep pulling the lever until they show up in the right order. When you do, another secret stash is revealed. Inspect the items inside, including the morphine, the numbers and the green sticker. When you are finished looking, Ottie will run. You will need to run after him and take him down with a tackle. This will return you to Ottie’s office.
When you get to the removals place, you will be informed that you just missed Ramez. You now need to chase down a removal van. Chase him down and drive alongside so your partner can take out the wheels. When you have caught him, you will go back to the removals shop.
Polar Bear Ice Company
After a cut scene, you will find yourself in a precarious situation. Work your way through the blocks of ice, killing all the goons along the way. Eventually you will head up some stairs and find Lenny. When Lenny is down, look around to find a large green crate. Search it and it’s case closed.
The Set Up
Start by walking forward to the guys who are banging on the door and kick the door in.
Hotel El Mar
When you arrive, speak to the man behind the desk. He will give you a ledger which you can search. You will notice several names of interest in the ledger. You need to look at ‘Winston Churchill’ in room 207. Go up to that room.
Speak to the woman at the desk and she will tell you which room belongs to Candy. When you get near her door, you will hear raised voices. When you kick the door in you will find yourself in another fight. When the guy is down, it’s time to investigate.
First Bookmakers Office
Speak to the guy at the counter and he will tell you that Candy collected her winnings, made a phone call and wrote something down, then left out the back door. Go and check the pay phone before you leave here. Shade the paper in so you can read what Candy wrote before she left. Head out to the car and you will get a message with three addresses. Go to Examiner Drugstore first.
This guy will also tell you that Candy has left here after calling for a cab.
When you get there you will see Candy leaving in the cab. Follow the taxi, being sure not to get too close.
Interstate Bus Depot
Walk forward to the seats and sit down at the one with the paper on it to go incognito. Wait a short time and you will hear a woman scream. Run along the row of seats to a door on the right and head inside.
When you get inside, you will end up in a shoot out. Take down his goons and you will come face to face with Hammond.
Morphine: You will get this clue with the case.
When you arrive, have a chat with your former partner from Traffic. You will learn a few things about the case, then you can have a look around.
The Blue Room
You will start out by questioning Elsa.
The Mocambo Club
Here you will get the chance to talk to Mickey Cohen.
Hollywood Police Station
When you get to the station, go to the squad room to speak to Caldwell. Inspect the manifest to find some
When you get to the scene, you will find a guy on a roof shooting down at people. You need to get closer to him so you can take him down. Before you look at the sniper, check his weapon to see it is one of the missing BARs.
You will find Kelso quite easily and escort him to the station.
Hollywood Police Station
When you get there, you will need to chase after two guys in a car. After a while, if you don’t take their tires out, they will pull up in an alley and start shooting. Take them down.
Alleyway Crime Scene
Check one of the guys weapons and you will find it to be one of the missing BARs.
Hollywood Post Office
When you arrive you will find yourself in another shoot out. Take down all four shooters and you will find yourself in front of one of the dead guys. As soon as you start to search him, you will notice he is not actually dead.
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Again you are in a chase and this one, when you can disable their vehicle, will result in a shoot out. Take them both down.
Once again this is another shoot out. Make sure you take each man down. when you take the last one down, you will get a message telling you that someone wants to talk to you at the station.
Hollywood Police Station
Go into interview room 2 to speak to Sheldon