9. L.A. Noire
No matter how you look at it, L.A. Noire is not your typical Rockstar game. For starters, you are not on the wrong side of the law here, but rather play as a police officer who later graduates to detective in 1940’s Los Angeles. And this 40’s metropolis is arguably a better setting than that of the GTA games, full of historically accurate locations and brimming with detail and atmosphere, all to the sound of a terrific Jazz and Blues music score.
L.A. Noire also stunned people back in 2011 due to its facial animation, which made characters come to life like never before. Playing as protagonist Cole Phelps, you had to do the brunt of a police officer’s work: inspecting clues, taking part in car chases and engaging in firefights were the order of the day here. Tense police interrogations are also a big part of L.A. Noire, with each case helping advance the game’s superb story, making this a crime thriller game nobody should miss.