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 traffic 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 Driver’s Seat
Wilshire Police Station
Abandoned Vehicle: You will get this automatically when given the case.P.E. Freight Depot
After breaking the bad news to Mrs Black, you will need to look around the house for the new water heater.
Speak to the barman to find out where Frank is.
A Marriage Made in Heaven
Hit-and-run vehicle: You will get this when you are given the case.
Insurance letter: Search the left pocket of the jacket on the body.
Knock the door and enter the premises. Sit on the sofa and speak to Mrs Pattison.
Talk to the coroner upon arrival.
Speak to Mr Shelton when you arrive. You will need to chase him in your car. If you are trying to get a 5 star rating and don’t want to hit anything, you can drive cautiously but don’t lose him. If you pursue him far enough he will get out at a train station and you can chase him down on foot. Now go back to the Pattison residence and arrest Mrs Pattison.
Pattison Residence (returned)
Knock on the door and speak to Mrs Pattison. Watch the cut scene and she will try to blame Leroy for everything. Sabo will then shoot Lorna and run. When Sabo runs, you will need to chase him down. You will get a couple of opportunities to fire a warning shot at him. If you don’t get one in, he will run into an alley and take a woman hostage. Here you must shoot him before he kills her.
The Fallen Idol
Chevy Styleline: You will get this clue as soon as you get the case.
Underwear: On the boot/trunk of the car.
Central Receiving Hospital
Evidence of Abuse: Speak to the doctor outside Ms Hamilton’s room.
Saddle: You can find this near the front door.
Silver Screen Props
Talk to Mr Hopgood at the desk and he will lead you to a back room.
Secret Film Room
Film Reel: On the left side of the room, there is an orange canister for a film reel.
‘Jungle Drums’ Set
As soon as you arrive at the set, Bishop will make a run for it. Chase after him and you can catch up to him near the top of the set. After a cut scene you will be attacked again. You will need to run down from the top of the set, while bad guys are shooting at you. Take them down as you meet them and get Bishop down to the police cars.