When boxer Albert Hammond goes missing after he wins a match he was supposed to lose, the LAPD and Cole Phelps investigate the fixed fight. The trail leads Phelps to Hammond's girlfriend Candy Evans, who is just about to leave town herself.
Phelps' interrogation of Evans highlights one of the game's principle gameplay mechanics, and tasks the player with reading Evans' body language to try uncover what she may have to hide and what info she may have on Hammond, the fight, and his disappearance.
Checking out Evans and the boxing match is one of the game's vice desk cases. Each mission you investigate in the game is based around a police desk, whether that's homicide, traffic, vice, etc. As you progress through the game you'll be promoted to more glamorous desks with new cases, partners, and police supervisors.
Check out some our previous coverage on the game, including:
- Rockstar's research into some real-life LAPD cases
- The art of the interrogation
- Our hands-on time with the game
L.A. Noire comes out for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 17.