L.A. Noire
With the rerelease of the remastered Rockstar Games classic L.A. Noire right around the corner, gamers are getting excited about hitting the streets of 1940s Los Angeles and solving a string of heinous crimes. The original, which was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2011, was critically acclaimed, and earned a highly respectable score of 83% from Metacritic. Noir and crime themes have constantly been popular in the gaming world, and there have been some serious gems over the years. Here, we take a look at some other offerings that have found success on various platforms.

Current and Upcoming Noire Games on Various Platforms

Continuing with the noir trend in popular culture, there are numerous titles around right now and coming in the near future which are well worth playing. For users of the hugely successful Nintendo Switch, of which Nintendo shipped more than 4.7 million units in the first four months of release, there is This is the Police from Nordic Games and EuroVideo Median which came out on October 24, 2017 for the platform. The strategy game, which is also a crime thriller, was initially released for Microsoft Windows in August 2016, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March earlier this year, but the Switch may be the ideal medium for it. For those that prefer to play games on other platforms such as mobile, there are offerings which can be enjoyed from the smaller screen while on the move. One of these is the Lady in Red slot machine game from Microgaming, which is available to play at Betway CasinoMirror of Death from Windmill-Games, which was last updated in December 2015. It requires players to complete challenging crime conundrums while on the hunt for a missing author. Another intriguing title is the episodic Who is The Killer? by Guts United, which was last updated in March 2017. In it, players have a period of seven days to solve each murder by interviewing witnesses and investigating crime scenes.

Some of the Most Notable Titles in History
one of the most lauded dark crime games in recent years, there have been a number of other games that have garnered similar reputations. Heavy RainGrim Fandango is another title to have earned a makeover for the modern gamer, as well as older players seeking to replay one of the greatest noir games of all time. The game was developed and published in 1998 by LucasArts, who is also well known for creating the timeless classic The Secret of Monkey IslandThe Maltese Falcon, On the Waterfront, and Casablanca. At the time of release, the unique and engaging title earned critical praise, and went on to later be regarded as one of the best games ever made. For this reason, a remastered version was released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux in January 2015.

Noir themes are still hugely popular, as highlighted by the success of these remastered games. There will be more original content coming in the near future as well, with Detroit: Become Human from Quantic Dream being one of the most eagerly anticipated games of 2017.

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