L.A. Noire

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  • Bonus outfits

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding outfit:

      Button Man: Successfully complete the Badge Pursuit Challenge by collecting all 20 hidden shields. This suit gives all weapons extra ammunition. This costume was a pre-order bonus in the USA, Canada, and Australia from GameStop/EB Games, and GAME in the UK. The pre-order bonus also came with "The Naked City" downloadable content.

      Chicago Lightning: Sign up for the Rockstar Social Club. This suit increases your accuracy with shotguns and machine guns.

      Golden Boy: Start the Traffic Desk.

      Hawkshaw: Reach Rank 18. This costume allows you to take more damage.

      Sunset Strip: Reach Rank 8.

      Sword Of Justice: Reach Rank 4.

      The Broderick: This costume was a pre-order bonus from Amazon, and may become purchasable as downloadable content in the future. This suit increases melee damage and your resistance to damage.

      The Outsider: Reach Rank 13.

      The Sharpshooter: This costume was a pre-order bonus from Best Buy in the US and Canada, and Zavvi in the UK, and may become purchasable as downloadable content in the future. This suit increases your accuracy with pistols and rifles. The pre-order bonus also came with the Nickel Plated Pistol.

  • Gold Film Reel locations

    Search the indicated locations to find the Gold Film Reels. There are 12 Gold Film Reels in the Hollywood area, 12 Gold Film Reels in the Wilshire area, 10 Gold Film Reels in the west side of the Central area, and 16 Gold Film Reels in the east side of the Central area.

    Hollywood

      1. The Big Sleep: Go to Hollywood Blvd. At the far west end of the road, you should see an intersection and a trolley tack. The track loops around a water tower. Underneath the tower you will find The Big Sleep Golden Film Reel.

      2. Nightmare Alley: Go to the intersection of Ivar Ave and Franklin Ave. Locate the shopping center with a row of green trees in front of its parking lot. To the left of the store, you should see a large billboard for Capt'n Saltee potato chips. Underneath this billboard are a few dumpsters, and to the right of the dumpster is the Nightmare Alley Golden Film Reel.

      3. Brute Force: Go to Schrader Blvd, which is a small road in the middle of the Hollywood division. There are a few small roads that branch off Schrader Blvd. One of those roads is a dead end; follow that road to the end. You will find the see the Brute Force Golden Film Reel on the sidewalk in front of a football field.

      4. The Letter: Go to Selma Ave, just east of Las Palmas Ave. There will be a row of homes with a red brick ground. Walk up the stairs of the first home on the left. Around the corner you will find The Letter Golden Film Reel.

      5. Gilda: Go to the intersection of De Longpre Ave and Cahuenga Blvd. At the corner is a gas station. Behind the gas station, between the two palm trees, you will see some dumpsters. On the ground near the dumpsters is the Gilda Golden Film Reel.

      6. Where The Sidewalk Ends: Go to Sunset Ave, in between El Centro Ave and Argyle Ave. There is a movie theater that is playing "The Big Sheep" and "The Lady From Shanghai". Under the awning and behind the ticket booth is the Where The Sidewalk Ends Golden Film Reel on the floor.

      7. In A Lonely Place: Go to the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and El Centro Ave. Go to the mini golf course. In the middle of the course, on the eighth tee, shaped like a circle, you will find the In A Lonely Place Golden Film Reel.

      8. Sunset Boulevard: Go to the far west end of Melrose Ave. About a half a block from the end of the road is a small courtyard in-between two buildings. In front of the tree and on the ground is the Sunset Boulevard Golden Film Reel.

      9. The Women In The Window: Go to the corner of Wilton Place and Lemongrove. On the southern side is a row of homes. Go to the backyard in-between the second and third building. There is a tree and picnic table, and The Women In The Window Golden Film Reel is on the picnic table.

      10. The Spiral Staircase: Go to the corner of Santa Monica Ave and Wilton Place. On the north-east side of the the road is a small park with a playground, field, etc. Under the tree near the bird-bath is The Spiral Staircase Golden Film Reel.

      11. Odd Man Out: Go to the southern area of St. Andrews Place, near the corner of St. Andrews Place and Sunset Blvd. One unnamed road goes through a small development of approximately a dozens homes. Find this road, go down it, and locate the dark blue house. Behind this house and on the floor of the backdoor is the Odd Man Out Golden Film Reel.

      12. The Night Of The Hunter: Go to the north-west end of Fountain Ave. Locate the Hillside Motel. At the end of the parking lot is a swimming pool. On the ground at the far end of the poolside is The Night Of The Hunter Golden Film Reel.

    Wilshire

      13. The Narrow Margin: Go to the unnamed crossroads in-between Lemongrove Ave, Santa Monica Blvd, Hobart Blvd, and Ardmore Ave. On the northwest side of the intersection, you will see a large tan colored house with red shingles. Behind this house is a pool and fountain. Under the fountain is The Narrow Margin Golden Film Reel.

      14. White Heat: Go to the middle of the road on Mariposa Ave. Imagine that Lemongrove Ave kept going east. It line's up almost exactly as to where you must stop in the middle of the road on Mariposa Ave. Once there, you will see a few apartment buildings. Find the apartment that has dark green paint on the bottom half and light green paint on the top, with dark green paint on the roof as well. Go around this apartment, and walk up the stairs in the back. The White Heat Golden Film Reel is sitting on the ground on the second floor balcony.

      15. Thieves' Highway: Go to Rosewood Ave, in-between Harvard Ave and Kingsly Dr. You should be right next to a gas station and drive-in restaurant. Walk inside the restaurant to find the Thieves' Highway Golden Film Reel on the counter in the middle.

      16. Crossfire: Go to the corner of Melrose Ave and Heliotrobe Dr. You should see a billboard with Cola King on it. Behind that billboard is a warehouse and parking lot with a lot of trailers. In front of the first trailer, on the ground, is the Crossfire Golden Film Reel.

      17. M: Go to the corner of Berendo St and Rosewood Ave. Locate the tall three story yellow brick house. Next to that is a two story green house with an orange roof. Next to the green house is a small white house. In-between the green house and white house is a seesaw in the yard. The M Golden Film Reel is next to the seesaw.

      18. The Killers: Go to 1st St, right in-between the "W" and "I" in the word "WILSHIRE" on the map. On the north side of the road they are doing construction all over the land. Go inside the building on the southeast side of the property. Inside the building that is still under construction, you will see The Killers Golden Film Reel. Note: There are many buildings that look similar, so it is easy to get lost and confused. Just make sure you go to the building that is right next to 1st St and on the southeast side of the whole property.

      19. The Set-Up: Go to the intersection of 6th St and Berendo St. On the northeast side of the intersection are two red houses and a blue house in the middle. Go behind the blue house to find The Set-Up Golden Film Reel on the ground next to the backdoor.

      20. The Lady From Shanghai: Go to where Council St meets 1st St. Once there, you should see a baseball field. The Lady from Shanghai Golden Film Reel is sitting on top of the pitcher's mound.

      21. Laura: Go to the unnamed road underneath the second "I" in the word "WILSHIRE" on the map. There is a park at this location. It is in-between the park and unnamed road near 2nd St. 2nd St starts on the west/left of the park, and stops where the park appears, and comes back on the east/right side of the park. Inside the park is a playground. Past the playground are a few picnic tables. Right next to a tree, on a picnic table, is the Laura Golden Film Reel.

      22. The Third Man: Go to the street right above the "E" in the word "WILSHIRE" on the map. This road is connected to Beverly Blvd. Go to the northeast side of it, the tip, where it becomes a loopy road. Look for the large red bricked three to four story building. Behind that, there are no "real" roads, as it is the outskirts of the city. Go behind the building, and look for a dirt path. Follow the dirt path up the hill and onto an overlook. In-between two benches on the hill you will see a tree. Under the tree is The Third Man Golden Film Reel.

      23. The Killing: Go to the corner of 6th St and Hoover St. Look for the huge church. You can enter through the gate at a few spots, but you need to go to the southwest entrance. Just left of the front doors is a small bush. The Killing Golden Film Reel is on the ground in front of the bush.

      24. Shadow Of A Doubt: There are two entrances to the airport, where you will find this Golden Film Reel. The easiest one to find is at the end of Coronando St. Go to the north-most area of the road. You will see an unmarked road that turns into the airport of the west/left. Go to that road, driving is recommended because it is a long walk. Go past the first parking lot and set of hangers. Keep going until you see two red airplanes. In-between the two red airplanes is a small hanger. Inside the small hanger, right in front of the airplane, is the Shadow Of A Doubt Golden Film Reel.

    Central West

      25. Night And The City: Go to the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Alvarado St, right next to the bridge in MacArthur Park. Go down into the water, and wade all the way through to a gazebo in the middle of the pond/lake to find the Night And The City Golden Film Reel on the floor of the gazebo.

      26. The Big Clock: Go to Grand View St right next to the unnamed zigzag street. Then, drive through the unnamed zigzag street all the way to the top, where you will find a white house with vines around it. The Big Clock Golden Film Reel is on the front step.

      27. Murder, My Sweet: Go to the corner of Burlington Ave and 9th St. Go down the alley towards Beacon St to the northeast. Once you reach the courtyard area, go down the steps to find a underground parking lot. Right next to the tree in the middle of the parking lot is the Murder My Sweet Golden Film Reel.

      28. The Naked City: Go to the corner of Beverly Blvd and Bonnie Brae St. On the southwest side of the intersection you can see a small corner store. The next house down is a blue and white house with a wrap-around porch. Go on the porch, and follow it to the right side of the house to find The Naked City Golden Film Reel on the porch.

      29. Sweet Smell Of Success: Go to the corner of Union and 3rd St. There is a whole block of unnamed roads at this corner. Go to the northwest corner of this block to see a large gaping hole in the ground that is under construction. On the other side of the hole is some equipment and the Sweet Smell Of Success Golden Film Reel on the ground in front of it.

      30. Rififi: Go to the unnamed block at the corner of Union and 6th St. On the middle of the east sidewalk is a sky blue house with white on it. The Rififi Golden Film Reel is on the front porch.

      31. This Gun For Hire: Go to the bridge that connects Beverly Blvd, Glendale Blvd, 1st St., 2nd St., and Lucas Ave at the northwest side of Central. On the north side of the bridge is some construction. Go down to it, and find the metal pipes that are constructed as a small structure. Walk into the structure to find the This Gun For Hire Golden Film Reel.

      32. Mildred Pierce: This Golden Film Reel is under the ground on the train track. There are two entrances; the easiest one is at the corner of Lucas Ave and Beverly Blvd. Drive your car into the tunnel on the train tracks for approximately 30 seconds. There will be a small turn off area directly into the wall. Go into this area, which is about halfway through the whole tunnel, to find the Mildred Pierce Golden Film Reel on the floor.

      33. The Big Carnival: Go to the corner of 9th St and Figueroa St. Walk pass the dress shop and through the small parking lot towards a two story white and grey house. The Big Carnival Golden Film Reel is on the front doorstep of the house, which is next to a pink building and a three story green building.

      34. Out Of The Past: Go the farthest north possible on Hill St. There should be an open trolley station. Inside the station, in the middle of the back room, is the Out Of The Past Golden Film Reel.

    Central East

      35. Key Largo: Go directly above the letter "T" in the word "Central" on the map. Go as far north as possible, and you should see a road that looks like a question mark. Drive all the way up that road, and you will see a farm/ranch. The Key Largo Golden Film Reel is on the porch of the shack, on the left hand side.

      36. Leave Her To Heaven: Go directly above the letters "R" and "A" in the word "Central" on the map. Directly to the right of the question mark road that was used to get the Key Largo Golden Film Reel, you should see a roundish intersection with no name. You are at the right spot if you see an old pool with a building. The water is brown and has garbage in it. Go to the right side of the building, around the fence, to find the Leave Her To Heaven Golden Film Reel on the ground in-between some bushes.

      37. The Maltese Falcon: Go to Grand Ave, right on top of the area that says "AVE" on the map. You should appear next to a tall brown building with metal poles on the roof that look like they once held a billboard. Behind that building, in the dusty backyard, is The Maltese Falcon Golden Film Reel, next to a stack of bricks and a structure made of wood.

      38. The Big Heat: Go to the corner of Hill St and 3rd St. On the west side of the intersection is the "Angels Flight" landmark. It is a train track that rides on a very steep hill. Go to the top of the hill, and you will see a small train ticket building. In the back, by the guard rail, is The Big Heat Golden Film Reel.

      39. Touch Of Evil: Go to the corner of 6th St and Broadway. On the southwest side of the street you can see the big theater. Get behind it by walking on the sidewalk on 6th St and turn back, to the left, on the first available alleyway. You should see a stairway. To the right of the steps is a golden pole. Climb the pole up to the roof, then go up the two sets of ladders. Once you are on the roof, go to the front of the theater to find the Touch Of Evil Golden Film Reel.

      40. The Asphalt Jungle: Go to the corner of Los Angeles St and 6th St. On the southeast side of the intersection, you should see a train station. Walk up to the train station, and at the southeast end of the tracks, where two tracks meet each other, is The Asphalt Jungle Golden Film Reel.

      41. Angles With Dirty Faces: Go to the intersection of 2nd St and Spring St. On the northwest side, you will see a building under construction. Go to the sidewalk, and look for the ladder. Climb the ladder, and walk on the catwalks to a small shack. Inside the shack on a wire-spool is the Angles With Dirty Faces Golden Film Reel.

      42. Strangers Of A Train: Go to the intersection of Main St and 2nd St. On southeast side of the intersection, you should see a parking lot with a ticket booth next to it. Follow the skinny path near the ticket booth until you reach the stairs. Do not go down the stairs; instead, turn to the left to find the Strangers Of A Train Golden Film Reel on the ground.

      43. Pickup On South Street: Go to Alameda St in front of the landmark. Make sure you go in front of it on the street and not on top of it, as that is further away. Go inside the building and go straight, but follow the right wall. On the right is a gift shop with the Pickup On South Street Golden Film Reel on the counter.

      44. House Of Bamboo: Go to the corner of 1st St and Alameda St. Follow Alameda St south. On the left is a metal fence. At one point there is a "Do Not Enter" sign; break through the metal gateway. You should then be inside of a warehouse. Go up the stairs to the catwalk. On the right, under a big pipe, is the House Of Bamboo Golden Film Reel.

      45. Scarlet Street: Go to the corner of Palmetto and Alameda St. Follow Palmetto St east until you get to the first alleyway on the right. Go down that alleyway, and you should see a set of dumpsters next to a yellow metal guardrail. The Scarlet Street Golden Film Reel is on the ground.

      46. Detour: Go to the intersection where Lawrence St meets Bay St. Right where the two roads meet, you should see an small train station. Go towards it, and you will see train cars. In-between the two train cars is the Detour Golden Film Reel.

      47. Gun Crazy: Go to the east-most side of 1st St. Go to where the street meets the first and only 4-way intersection across the Los Angeles River. Once there, you should see a gas station. Behind the gas station is a water-tower, and a trolley track that runs right around it. On the ground, under the water tower, is the Gun Crazy Golden Film Reel.

      48. Body And Soul: Go to the intersection of 7th St and Santa Fe Ave, right before the bridge across the Los Angeles River. On the southeast side of the intersection is a parking lot. Go to that parking lot, and follow that path all the way to a door underneath the bridge. Go in that door, up the stairs, and into a big room filled with homeless people. On the right wall, looking over into the river, is the Body And Soul Golden Film Reel.

      49. Double Indemnity: Go as far east/left as possible on 7th St. Go to the unnamed road that boarders the map of the game. Follow that unnamed road south until you can turn on to a military base. Turn in there, break through the gates, and turn at the very first building on the left. Go behind that building, and locate the sidewalk. Walk on that sidewalk until you reach a firing range on the left. On one of the tables is the Double Indemnity Golden Film Reel.

      50. Notorious: Go as far east/left as possible on Olympic Blvd. Go to the intersection where Olympic Blvd meets the unnamed road that borders the east end of the map of the game. Drive south on the unnamed road until you can turn left down a dirt path. You should see a big open warehouse. Go inside the warehouse by going through the large open doors on either side of the building. Locate the small office building inside the warehouse. On the ground in the office is the Notorious Golden Film Reel.

  • Landmark locations

    Search the indicated locations to find all 30 Landmarks:

      1. National Biscuit Company
      2. 6th Street Viaduct
      3. 4th Street Viaduct
      4. L.A. Cold Storage Co.
      5. Union Station
      6. El Pueblo de Los Angeles
      7. Chinatown
      8. Hall of Records
      9. The Bradbury Building
      10. Angels Flight
      11. Pershing Square
      12. L.A. Public Library
      13. Main St. Terminal
      14. RKO Theatre
      15. Los Angeles Examiner
      16. Christ Crown Of Thorns
      17. Intolerance Set
      18. The Mayfair Hotel
      19. The Good Samaritan Hospital
      20. MacArthur Park
      21. Park Plaza
      22. L.A. County Art Museum
      23. Westlake Tar Pits
      24. Bullocks Wilshire
      25. Brown Derby
      26. Crossroads Of The World
      27. Musso & Franks
      28. Max Factor Building
      29. Hotel Roosevelt
      30. Grauman's Theater

  • Newspaper locations

    Search the indicated locations to find all 13 Newspapers:

      Newspaper 1 - SHRINK SAYS: "The Mind is the Final Frontier"
      Desk: Patrol
      Case: "Upon Reflection"
      Location: In the first alleyway during the first crime scene, along the right wall you should see some crates lined up; the newspaper is sitting on one of them.

      Newspaper 2 - ALIENIST FONTAINE: Provides Help to Troubled Vets
      Desk: Traffic
      Case: "The Driver's Seat"
      Location: In the Black's house, go to the dining room to find the newspaper on the table.

      Newspaper 3 - SHRINK TO THE STARS: Promises Mental Breakthrough
      Desk: Traffic
      Case: "A Marriage Made In Heaven"
      Location: Inside of Ray's Cafe, on the bar in front of Dudley Lynch is the newspaper.

      Newspaper 4 - DOPE FLOODS STREETS: Cops Chase War Surplus Contraband
      Desk: Traffic
      Case: "The Fallen Idol"
      Location: At Silver Screen Props, the newspaper is sitting on the workbench in the alley.

      Newspaper 5 - FAMILY BURNT TO DEATH: Cops Say House Fire Deaths Are Suspicious
      Desk: Homicide
      Case: "The Red Lipstick Murder"
      Location: Inside the Henry Residence, the newspaper is on the floor as soon as you walk through the door.

      Newspaper 6 - MISSING MORPHINE: Cops Say: Goons Fighting Dope War
      Desk: Homicide
      Case: "The White Shoe Slaying"
      Location: At the Hobo Camp, the newspaper is inside of Stuart Ackerman's shack.

      Newspaper 7 - MICKEY COHEN: Heir Apparent To Bugsy Siegel
      Desk: Vice
      Case: "The Black Caesar"
      Location: Inside the Ramez Removals warehouse, the newspaper is on the desk along the wall.

      Newspaper 8 - ALIENIST FONTAINE: Working Selflessly To Help The Infirm
      Desk: Vise
      Case: "The Set-Up"
      Location: Inside the American Legion Stadium, the newspaper is on the training table.

      Newspaper 9 - LAPD VICE SCANDAL: Could Go All The Way To The Top
      Desk: Vice
      Case: "Manifest Destiny"
      Location: Outside of Haskell's Finest Men's Wear, go to the alley where the shooting occurred. Next to the first person who was killed is the newspaper.

      Newspaper 10 - HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BURNS: Ex-Servicemen Irate As GI Houses Razed
      Desk: Arson
      Case: "A Walk In Elysian Fields"
      Location: At the burned down house of Morelli, follow the right side to the fence to find the newspaper on the ground in the corner.

      Newspaper 11 - SUBURBAN REDEVELOPMENT: Fund Promises 10,000 New Homes
      Desk: Arson
      Case: "A Polite Invitation"
      Location: Inside Leland Monroe's mansion, after you beat him up, look in his office to find the newspaper on his desk.

      Newspaper 12 - CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION: Peterson Pledges To Clean Up LAPD
      Desk: Arson
      Case: "A Different Kind Of War"
      Location: Inside the Rapid Exterminators building, right as you enter, the newspaper is on the front desk.

      Newspaper 13 - THE FACE OF PROGRESS: Says Mayor Of Developer Leland Monroe
      Desk: Arson
      Case: "A Different Kind Of War"
      Location: In Dr. Fontaine's Surgery center, at the crime scene. The newspaper is on Fontaine's desk.

  • Vehicle locations

    Search the indicated locations to find all 95 vehicles, including the hidden cars:

    2-Door Vehicles

      Buick 2 DR Sedanette: Wilshire
      Buick Business Coupe: Westlake
      Buick Coupe: Central Downtown
      Buick Custom: Hollywood
      Buick Eight Convertible: Wilshire
      Buick Eight Coupe: Central Downtown
      Chevrolete Fleetmaster 2DR: Central Downtown
      Chevrolete Styeline: Central Downtown
      Chrysler Town and Country: Downtown, Hollywood
      Cord Hardtop: Hollywood
      Desoto 2DR Custom: Westlake
      Ford Convertible: Hollywood
      Ford Custom: Central
      Ford 2 DR: Westlake
      Ford Business Coupe: Unknown
      Ford Tudor Convertible: Unknown
      Ford V8 Sedan: Central Downtown
      Lasalle V8 Sedan: Westlake
      Lincoln Continental Coupe: Wilshire
      Nash Super 600: Central Downtown
      Packard Clipper Eight: Central Downtown
      Packard Clipper Six: Wilshire
      Packard Custom: Wilshire
      Pontiac Torpedo Six: Westlake, Hollywood
      Studebaker Commander: Westlake

    4-Door Vehicles

      Cadillac Lasalle Series 50: Westlake, East Downtown
      Cadillac Series 61 Touring Sedan: Wilshire
      Cadillac Series 61: Westlake
      Cadillac Series 75 Limousine: Hollywood
      Chevrolet Sedan: East Downtown
      Chrysler Airflow: Central Downtown
      Desoto Custom Suburban: Central Downtown
      Frazer Manhattan: Central Downtown
      Hudson Super Six: Central Downtown
      International D Series Sedan: East Downtown
      Lincoln Zephyr Touring: Westlake
      Oldsmobile Hydramatic 88: Central Downtown
      Oldsmobile Sedan: Hollywood
      Packard Clipper Eight: Central Downtown
      Plymouth P5: East Downtown
      Plymouth Sedan: East Downtown
      Plymouth Special Deluxe Six: Wilshire
      Pontiac Sedan Six: Central Downtown
      Willy's Overland: Central Downtown

    Hidden Vehicles

      Cadillac Series 75 Town Car: This car is found in the garage of the Alaco Station in Hollywood. The garage is located on the corner of Bronson Avenue and Fountain Avenue.

      Chrysler Woody: This car is found in a residential garage at the end of a long alley located to the west of 7th Vermont Avenue and Wilshire. The door is located on the side of the garage facing the house.

      Cisillia Coupe: This car is found in the Wilshire division. It is hidden behind the Angel City Security Garage door of Alaco Station. This is located on the corner of Vermont Avenue and Melrose Avenue. You will need to use the unlocked door next to the garage door. Enter the building to find the car. You can also find this car during "The Studio Secretary Murder" case when you start chasing James Tiernan.

      Cord 810: This car is found in an old two story building on Mateo Street. It is located at the bottom of the angled driveway. Enter the garage through the door. You can also get this car during the "Hotel Bandits" case.

      Davis Deluxe: This car is found in a residential garage on the border of Hollywood and Wilshire. This is located near Melrose Avenue, Wilton Place, and Western Avenue. You will need to use the side door with the golden handle to find the car.

      Delage D8 120: This car is found in an "L" shaped alley between Beacon Ave and Union Ave. These streets are located southwest of Central. The car is in a garage hidden behind Meisner's Hardware Shop in the alley.

      Delage D8 120 S Poutout Aero-Co: This car is found in a grey and white residential garage in East Hollywood on the corner of Normandie Ave and Lemongrove Ave.

      Delahayve 135MS Cabriolet: This car is found in Hollywood across from a shopping area in a double garage that has the Angel City Security logo on it.

      Duesenberg Walker Coupe: This car is found in a garage behind the Automobile Club on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and El Centro Ave in Hollywood.

      Ford H Boy: This car is found inside the Alaco Station on the corner of Beverly Blvd and Kingsley Drive in Wilshire.

      Phantom Corsair: This car is found inside the Alaco Station on the corner of 3rd St and Traction Ave in Central.

      Stout Scarab: This car is found in the garage of a five story rectangle building between 4th and 5th St and Whittler Blvd. It has an Angel City Security Garage located to the east of the LA River.

      Tablot GS26: This car is found inside the Alaco Station on the corner of 6th St and Bixel St in Central.

      Tucker Torpedo: This car is found in a small brick garage between two buildings in Wilshire on the north corner of Oakwood Ave and Western. You will need to access this garage through the back parking lot ton be able to get to the door.

      Voisin C7: This car is found inside the Alaco Station on the corner of La Brea and Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. This car can also be found in the Hall Of Records parking area when you are investigating "The Quarter Moon Murders".

    Police Vehicles

      Buick Super: Used during traffic cases
      Cadillac Series 62 Convertible: Used during vice cases
      Chevrolet Coroner's Van: Parked near many crime scenes
      Chevrolet Fleetmaster 2DR: Used by Jack Kelso during his arson cases
      Ford Police Special: Used during patrol cases
      Hudson Commodore: Used during your arson cases
      International Police Wagon: At roadblocks, or during the "Reefer Madness" mission
      Nash Super 600: Used during homicide cases
      Studebaker Commander: Parked near many crime scenes

    Service Vehicles

      American La France Fire Truck: In an alley by the Hollywood Police Station
      Buick Ambulance: Central
      Chevrolet Civilian Van: Central Downtown
      Chevrolet Pickup: Westlake
      Chevrolet Pickup 2: Central Downtown
      Chevrolet Tow Truck: Wilshire
      Chevrolet Van: Westlake
      Desoto Custom Suburban Taxi: Central Downtown
      Dodge Fuel Truck: Wilshire
      Ford Ambulance: Central
      GMC Pickup: Central Downtown
      Heil Colecto-Pak: Central
      International D Series: Central
      International KB5: Hollywood
      International KB6: East Downtown
      International KB8: East Downtown
      International Metro KB1M: Wilshire
      Nash Deluxe 600 Army: South Hollywood

    Sports Vehicles

      Cadillac V16 Convertible: Hollywood
      Chevrolet Fleetmaster Convertible: Hollywood
      Ford Deluxe Convertible: Westlake
      Lincoln Continental Convertible: Hollywood
      Lincoln Model K Convertible Roadster: Wilshire
      Mercury Custom: East Downtown
      Nash La Fayette Convertible: Hollywood
      Oldsmobile S98 Convertible: Wilshire

  • Hidden shield locations

    Search the indicated locations to find all 20 hidden shields and complete the Badge Pursuit Challenge to get the Button Man outfit (exclusive bonus pre-order DLC in the USA, Canada, and Australia from GameStop/EB Games, and GAME in the UK):

      1. Grauman's Theater: As you face the theater, there is the large red carpet. There are two small red carpets; one on each side of the entrance to the theater. The badge is on the left small carpet.
      2. Hotel Roosevelt: In the front door area on the street.
      3. Max Factor Building: Drive a car through the fenced in area; it is on the ground by the dumpster.
      4. Musso And Franks: Around back in the parking lot under the green awning entrance.
      5. Crossroads To The World: As you look at the main central attraction, walk forward, and there is a small path to the other side a few feet in. The badge is in the middle of this path.
      6. West Lake Tar Pits: On the porch of the small white building by the tar pits.
      7. LA County Art Museum: As you face the front of the Museum, go to the right to the Staff Parking area. Hug the building, and take the first left down a thin hedge lined path that ends in a metal staircase. The badge is in front of these stairs.
      8. Bullocks Wilshire: Enter the atrium, and go down the set of stairs on the left. The badge is at the bottom.
      9. Intolerance Set: When you fast travel to this location, you are placed in front of a gate. Drive your car through the gate to get inside. Then, go in the right hallway, turn left, and go down some stairs. The badge is in this narrow hall.
      10. Macarthur Park: On a barrel by the paddle boats.
      11. Los Angeles Examiner: On the corner of a planter in the back left of the building.
      12. Rko Theater: On the ground at the main entrance in front of a movie poster.
      13. LA Public Library: In the back there is a pipe you can climb. Get on some scaffolding to get to the main roof area. Go left to find two large cylinder tanks on both sides of a platform. Jump up on that platform to find the badge.
      14. Pershing Square: There is an old railway car turned into a diner. The badge is on the condiment table beside it.
      15. Hall Of Records: Go inside to find it on the right side of the reception desk.
      16. Union Station: Go in the front door, and take a left. It is on the third ticket booth from the right.
      17. Chinatown: In the far west side of Chinatown, between two statues in a narrow alleyway.
      18. Angels Flight: Under the tracks on the bottom side.
      19. 4Th Street Viaduct: Go underneath, and at the canal there is a center support with a ladder. The badge is on top.
      20. Main Street Terminal: Up on the tracks in front of the red subway car.

  • Easy interviews

    During many interviews, you can get up and walk out of a house or building to cause the game to auto save. Then, return to the interview and begin it. If you make bad choices, simply go back to PlayStation 3 home screen or reset the game. Reload your game, and you should start from the auto save before the interview. Repeat this as many times as desired.

  • Easy chase scenes

    When chasing a suspect on foot or in a vehicle, hold Circle to keep an eye on them. This makes chase scenes much easier.

    When you get near a suspect on foot, press X repeatedly to tackle them.

    In a car chase, pull up alongside a driver to have your partner fire at him. If he shoots a tire, the car will slow down, emitting sparks from one wheel. A quicker way to take out a driver is to slam into a rear wheel, spinning the car out of control. You can also t-bone a suspect at an intersection to take them out.

  • Ignoring certain clues

    Do not waste time on things like cigarette butts, liquor bottles, and other similar items, as they are solely meant to throw you off as you investigate a crime scene. Usually a bit of dialogue will tell you that the object you have picked up is not related to the case.

  • Avoiding criticism while driving

    If you are tired of listening to your partner criticize your driving, simply leave him behind by not giving him a chance to get in the car as you drive away. He will then appear when you arrive at the destination.

  • Red Dead Redemption reference

    In the "Silk Stock Murder" case, after you investigate the long blood trail leading onto the roof, examine the body and find all the clues to be returned to your car. Instead of leaving, turn around and investigate the alley behind you to find a trash can with a cowboy hat in it. This is John Marston's hat from Red Dead Redemption.

  • Easy "Golden Boy", "One For The File", "The Plot Thickens", "The Straight Dope", "The Third Degree", and "The Up And Up" trophies

  • Easy "Lead Foot" trophy

  • Trophies

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

      A Cop on Every Corner (Bronze): Complete a single street crime case.
      Not So Hasty (Bronze): Stop a fleeing Suspect with a warning shot as an LAPD Detective.
      Asphalt Jungle (Bronze): Chase down and tackle a fleeing suspect on foot as an LAPD Detective.
      Traffic Stop (Bronze): Disable a Suspect vehicle with help from your partner.
      The Straight Dope (Bronze): Use evidence to prove a lie as an LAPD Detective or Investigator.
      One For The File (Bronze): Find and inspect a clue as an LAPD Detective or Investigator.
      Golden Boy (Bronze): Clear a case finding every clue as an LAPD Detective or Investigator.
      The Plot Thickens (Bronze): Find and solve an inspection puzzle.
      Lead Foot (Bronze): Keep the needle above 80mph for more than ten seconds while driving.
      Miles On The Clock (Bronze): Drive more than 194.7 miles.
      Dead Men Are Heavier (Bronze): Shoot and kill a total of 100 bad guys.
      Roscoe And Friends (Bronze): Kill at least one bad guy with every gun.
      The Shadow (Bronze): Tail a suspect without being spotted, in a single case.
      Star Map (Bronze): Discover all landmark buildings around the city.
      The Moose (Bronze): Tail Candy Edwards from the parking lot to her destination without using cover or going incognito, except when staring or picking up the tail.
      Keep A Lid On (Bronze): Complete a brawl without losing your hat as an LAPD Detective or Investigator.
      Auto Enthusiast (Bronze): Drive 5 different vehicles.
      Auto Collector (Bronze): Drive 40 different vehicles.
      Johnny On The Spot (Silver): Respond to 20 street crimes cases.
      The Long Arm of the Law (Silver): Complete all street crime cases.
      The Up and Up (Silver): Complete a story case with a five star rating.
      The Brass (Silver): Achieve maximum rank.
      Wooden Overcoats (Silver): Bring down a total of 30 bad guys with head shots.
      The Third Degree (Silver): Correctly branch every question in every interview in a single story case.
      The Hunch (Silver): Use four intuition points in conversation with a single suspect, correctly branching each question.
      Public Menace (Silver): Rack up $47,000 in penalties during a single story case.
      Auto Fanatic (Silver): Drive every vehicle in the city.
      Hollywoodland (Silver): Find and inspect all gold film canisters.
      The Naked City of the Angels (Gold): Reach 100% Game Complete.
      Shamus To The Stars (Gold): Complete all story cases with a five star rating
      Magpie (Gold): Find and inspect 95% of all clues.
      Platinum (Platinum): Collect all other trophies.

    Additionally, there are nine secret trophies:

      Stab-Rite (Unknown): At Ray's Cafe, find the bloodstained knife on your first sweep of the crime scene.
      No Rest For The Wicked (Unknown): Complete all cases on the Vice desk.
      The Simple Art of Murder (Unknown): Complete all cases on the Homicide desk.
      Moth To A Flame (Unknown): Complete all cases on the Arson desk.
      Paved With Good Intentions (Unknown): Complete all cases on the Traffic desk.
      Huckster (Unknown): At Elysian Fields, outwit Leland Monroe when discussing his developments or advertising campaign.
      Round Heels (Unknown): At the Bamba Club, get Dick McColl to give up the license plate of Celine Henry's male companion.
      The Fighting Sixth (Unknown): At the Bus Shooting, talk Felix Alvarro into giving up the Marines involved in the Coolridge heist.
      Police Academy (Gold): Complete all cases on the Patrol desk.

    The following trophy requires the "A Slip Of The Tongue" bonus downloadable content:

      The Printer's Devil (Gold): Complete 'A Slip of the Tongue'.

    Additionally, there are four secret trophies with the "A Slip Of The Tongue" bonus downloadable content:

      Racing For Pinks (Bronze): Find and inspect all of the Marquee-printed pink slips.
      Femme Imbcile (Bronze): Correctly branch every question in the interview with Jean Archer.
      Chop Shop (Bronze): During the Industrial Street raid, kill a goon by shooting the hanging engine block.
      Nowhere In A Hurry (Bronze): Catch and arrest Cliff Harrison before he is stopped by uniformed backup.

    The following trophy requires "The Naked City" bonus downloadable content:

      Eight Million Stories (Gold): Complete 'The Naked City'.

    Additionally, there are four secret trophies with "The Naked City" bonus downloadable content:

      A Good-Looking Corpse (Bronze): Find and inspect all of the narcotics in Julia Randall's apartment.
      Fakeloo (Bronze): Tail Henry Arnett from Hollywood Station to the pawnbroker and travel agent without being spotted.
      Chauffeur Service (Bronze): Escort Heather Swanson to Arnett's apartment without damaging your vehicle.
      Give My Regards (Bronze): Shoot every letter down from the tower at the Broadway Hotel.

    The following trophy requires the "Nicholson Electroplating" bonus downloadable content:

      The Big Unfriendly (Gold): Complete 'Nicholson Electroplating'.

    Additionally, there are four secret trophies with the "Nicholson Electroplating" bonus downloadable content:

      Bulletproof Windshield (Bronze): Kill the drivers of two of the MP vehicles in the Hughes Aircraft gun battle before they pull up.
      Out Of The Frying Pan (Bronze): Pursue Vernon Mapes from the burning house to Hughes Aircraft on your first attempt.
      Skeletons In The Icebox (Bronze): Find and inspect all clues inside Okamoto's ransacked apartment.
      The Nose Knows (Bronze): Find and inspect the prop spinner at the Nicholson blast site.

    The following trophy requires the "Reefer Madness" bonus downloadable content:

      Every Herb Bearing Seed (Gold): Complete 'Reefer Madness'.

    Additionally, there are four secret trophies with the "Reefer Madness" bonus downloadable content:

      High Flyer (Bronze): Find the flyer at Juan Garcia Cruz's house and proceed straight to the 20th Century Market.
      Forcible Rear Entry (Bronze): Enter the Las Palmas stash house via the back door and kill Juan Garcia Cruz.
      Soup In The Pot (Bronze): Open both soup cans in Juan Garcia Cruz's stash room.
      Spare A Dime (Bronze): Complete the puzzle of the US Morgan silver dollars at Parnell's Soup.

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