L.A. Noire achievements

L.A. Noire

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There are a maximum of 62 L.A. Noire achievements worth 3,091 (1,500)

7,988 tracked gamers have this game, 626 have completed it (7.84%)

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Shamus To The Stars in L.A. Noire

Shamus To The Stars216 (80)

Complete all story cases with a five star rating.

  • Unlocked by 1,103 tracked gamers (14% - TA Ratio = 2.70) 8,028  

Achievement Guide for Shamus To The Stars

Segendary Ty
480,965 (231,740)
Segendary Ty
Achievement won on 21 Nov 17
TA Score for this game: 3,091
Posted on 21 November 17 at 13:02, Edited on 04 January 18 at 15:48
This solution has 3 positive votes and 2 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Not so much a complete guide so more a tips and tricks

This achievement includes all 'DLC'. These are The Naked City, Slip of the Tongue, Reefer Madness, Nicholson Electroplating and new to most Xbox players: The Consul's Car
So that means you need to get 25 stars more than the original game.
However Patrol Desk and the very last case: A Different Kind of War don't have ratings

How to get 5 star ratings:
To pull this off you basically need to minimize the damage you do to the city, traffic and people while driving. You also have to find all clues and get use all the right interrogation techniques.
It is possible to miss 1 clue or question and still get 5 star ratings but I wouldn't bet on that. So stay sharp to avoid replays

To help with that use
-Fast travel through letting your partner drive while holding cn_Y
-Use the Hard Boiled Detective outfit to eliminate 1 wrong interrogation technique option each time. This outfit is obtained by collecting all 8 novels which is a new type of collectible added to this version of the game with it's own achievement
-Use Intuition points to
--mark all collectibles on your mini-map. This expires when you leave the area.
--remove a wrong interrogation technique
You get 5 at the beginning of each case when you are on maximum rank.
-Play with the Clue music on and stay collecting clues until it fades (an exception to this is down below)

Recommended guide
Or if you want to play along a guide I recommend the LA Noire wikia
All credits for writing and such go to them.

Other achievements tied to this:
While going for this achievement you are likely to get these achievements as well:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

During the Nicholson Electroplating case you are asked to do a little experiment at Pinkertons lab in the Precinct. After that the clue music will fade but you NEED to stay and look at a SECOND pile of pictures to get the 5 star rating!

During second Homicide case: The Golden Butterfly do NOT charge the husband Hugo Moller or you will not get 5 stars. Instead charge the creeper Eli Rooney. However it is wise to interview Hugo Moller first

This one is easily obtained during several street crimes. Which are easily found and played in Streets of LA 'replays' so don't worry about replaying cases to get this achievement:
L.A. NoireNot So HastyThe Not So Hasty achievement in L.A. Noire worth 24 pointsStop a fleeing suspect with a warning shot as an LAPD Detective.

However pursuing these achievements will cause you to have to replay the case they relate to So I recommend combining these achievements to minimize replays
L.A. NoireSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in L.A. Noire worth 46 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

L.A. NoirePublic MenaceThe Public Menace achievement in L.A. Noire worth 89 pointsRack up $47,000 in penalties during a single story case.
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Zasta 360GameTV
115,557 (68,465)
Zasta 360GameTV
Achievement won on 26 Nov 17
TA Score for this game: 2,220
Posted on 27 November 17 at 13:31, Edited on 03 December 17 at 18:09
This solution has 2 positive votes and 1 negative vote. Please log in to vote.
There are 26 cases in the remaster version vo L.A. Noire. For a 5 star rating you have to find all case relevant evidences, answer all questions correctly and keep your damage (vehicle/city/injuries) to a minimum. You can avoid the most damage when you let drive your partner always it is possible. In some cases you have to drive by yourself, in this situation drive carefully and foresight.

The rating for the cases starts with the first case in Traffic called "The Driver’s Seat" and ends with the penultimate case in Arson called "Nicholson Electroplating". At the endcard of this case you unlock the achievement. The last case and the first four cases are without any ratings.

I will post here the links to my complete video walkthrough on YouTube. All videos are with a 5 star rating, all newspapers for the 100% achievement and nearly all case specific achievements. In the description of each video you can find all interrogations of a case with answers / proof.

Patrol (One video for all 4 cases - No ratings)

01 - Upon Reflection
02 - Armed and Dangerous
03 - Warrants Outstanding
04 - Buyer Beware


05 - The Driver’s Seat
06 - The Consul's Car
07 - A Marriage Made In Heaven
08 - A Slip of the Tongue
09 - The Fallen Idol


10 - The Red Lipstick Murder
11 - The Golden Butterfly
12 - The Silk Stocking Murder
13 - The White Shoe Slaying
14 - The Studio Secretary Murder
15 - The Quarter Moon Murders


16 - The Black Caesar
17 - Reefer Madness
18 - The Set Up
19 - The Naked City
20 - Manifest Destiny


21 - The Gas Man
22 - A Walk In Elysian Fields
23 - House of Sticks
24 - A Polite Invitation
25 - Nicholson Electroplating
26 - A Different Kind of War (No rating)
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