L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire Achievements

Shamus To The Stars

Complete all story cases with a five star rating.  

There's a total of 21 cases you need to 5 star to gain this achievement. You'll need to make sure you find the majority of the clues, branch all the interrogation questions correctly and have minimal vehicle/city damage and civilian injuries. In some cases you'll also need to make sure you pick the right suspect to charge. Sometimes it may seem that both are guilty, but charging the wrong one will only net you 4 stars, whereas charging the other will get you the 5 star rating you need!

Failing these will hinder your final case rating. You can miss a few clues, get a question or two wrong and cause a little bit of damage (not all of these in one case) and still obtain a 5 star rating, so don't fret. So have your partner drive everywhere and search every little spot of a crime scene so you know you have all the clues.

For a full case guide, please go HERE.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 18 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Frasr
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 02:07:32 PM

this one may be tricky

Comment #2 by samoan62
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 02:51:50 PM


Comment #3 by xuxa29
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 02:55:36 PM

here are 80g i'm not gona have

Comment #4 by Bullit4YaBrain
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 04:46:08 PM

Looks like i'm gonna have to be the perfect cop, not the most corrupt cop on the beat.... damn there goes my fun lol

Comment #5 by KongQuest
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 09:13:46 PM

So how does this 5-star rating work? Perhaps it's similar to TBoGT mission scoring? This is probably the hardest achievement for this game

Comment #6 by vetteindreams
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 01:47:18 AM

having never played tbogt can you explain the scoring system please

Comment #7 by ImaCyborgUK
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 03:59:46 AM

going by the latest trailer it looks like you have to find all clues, get all questions correct and cause little or no cost to the case for 5 stars. hope there is no timer cause i can not do ballad of gay tonys.

Comment #8 by AMoDo94
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 10:05:06 PM

This one like TBOGT it'll be slightly normal

Comment #9 by ceroc
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 03:25:46 AM

Didn't one of the newest trailers say something about re-visiting cases you didn't do so well on?

Comment #10 by clubsoda
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 05:52:40 AM

I love the look of this game, but im really worried that it'll have no replay value once you solve all the cases and know whose guilty. (Like Heavy Rain.)

Comment #11 by Dcon6393
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 05:25:33 PM

@10, I think so too, but there are different avenues to explore in terms of getting to the answer, plus I do not think this will be a game I play 5 times in a row. This seems like one of those games I pop in every now and then.

This achievement looks like it will unlock on the way to 100% anyway, which I plan to get

Comment #12 by LegendaryMSN
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 05:36:22 PM

this sounds like the Gold achievement in gay tony, that were impossible!

Comment #13 by unholyro11er
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 07:42:55 AM

@9 not sure but I hope so or I've got no chance.

Comment #14 by knightdedede
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 05:35:30 PM

@9... Yeah, we'll be able to replay cases, no doubt.

Comment #15 by PIKERB10
Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 11:54:43 AM

@12 that achievement took me like 6 hours on 1 play through i had to go back and re do like 3

Comment #16 by PinkScrapMetal
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 03:07:06 AM

xX~ Yeaaaaa....thiz iz...probably not gonna happen for me...but i will try..but 80g'z soundz good =P ~Xx

Comment #17 by M 0 R T I K I A
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 09:33:20 AM

I think you might be more annoying then the guy who does this at the end of every thing he writes;


why do you put xX~ Whatever ...ect ~Xx sooo annoying

Comment #18 by FoxViper1
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 07:13:48 PM

@17 LOL i was getting annoyed by ~Bryce to.

OT: RDR was an awesome 100%, so lets hope for the better. Only thing is,
different makers...

Comment #19 by DENAz666
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 03:34:36 AM

Hopefully this is as fun as RDR and GTA to 100%, will definatley be going for it :)

Comment #20 by thirdeblue
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:24:48 AM

Does it really hurt to take that extra microsecond to type a word out? I mean. We all probably type over 60 words per minute, right?

Or am I over the hill using a fucking keyboard?

Comment #21 by DeRelic
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:57:36 AM

this will be fun

Comment #22 by illadelphiaLOVE
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:36:44 PM

I think i might have to wait on this game, till we have a guide, like where all
locations are and how to answer each interview correctly because idk i dont have
too much time on my hands to play games like this let alone to get it perfect
and most liekly have to try over couple times to get it right.
once i beat creed 2 again on my new account and get all achievements which is
easy with guide for feathers n subject 16 stuff ill then got to this next, ahh
not enough time, duke nukem coming out soon, deus ex, then elders scrolls,
ghost recon, max payne, tomb raider, silent hill! AHHHH F ME! lol lets get started
with all nighters again

Comment #23 by Ragman17
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 10:51:51 AM

#22, Thats what a second playthrough is for. I plan to play through this once without any help and get things right and get things wrong as I finish the story. After that I'll get a guide that tells me which option to choose on which suspect since the cases will always be the same. I want to play once with pure surprise and not worry about 100% or 5-star ratings.

Comment #24 by Bigfun4040
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 02:22:34 PM

The good part about this is the ability to select the case @ the main menu & do it over from there as opposed to playing through the entire game again.

Comment #25 by flechetteXXX
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 02:03:55 AM

This is no where near as hard as it sounds. To get a five star rating on a case you just need to collect every possible clue and interrogate every suspect correctly. It will tell you at the end of each case what the totals for each are. If you want to do this in one playthrough just simply quite if you get a question wrong. It may take a few tries but its a sure fire way. If you want to just enjoy the game and would like to get this later there is an option to replay very case. Im sure I dont have to explain how this game works if you are going for this achievement.

Comment #26 by flechetteXXX
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 02:05:36 AM

* replay every case... sorry

Comment #27 by mrdutchoven69
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 02:50:08 AM

This seems super EASY!! I've played the game for just a little while, and I can see that it is completely doable.. So far, when people have lied, it has been super easy to call out. Even if you're unsure, you amass "intuition" (I think that's what it was called) and you can spend some of those points to either narrow down the possible choices, or find out what the other detectives would think.Oh yeah, and within the week, somebody will have written a complete guide on the correct answers and relevant clues... So, if you are too lazy to figure it out on your own, you could always wait. But I think that would ruin the excitement of the game completely... But who am I?

Comment #28 by mrdutchoven69
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 03:21:09 AM

Well.. Replaying cases is kind of a pain in the chili hole because this game doesn't let you skip cinematics unless you fail enough. So, you have to sit through them even though you've seen them. Just a fore warning.

Comment #29 by Kaureen
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 12:47:47 PM

Okay so this was simpler then I thought... and there IS a trick to it. From what I found, you can even get this and the one with ALL missions on 5 stars in one play through, but I am not that patient so I will restart when I get all the other achievements, I used my made up techniques and nails a case, I do not plan on taking my time with many others but now I know how. Also I haven't even used intuition yet and I got my 5 star...

as for getting the questions right, if you guess wrong, quickly hit start and quit before the game saves and try again... every time! works just fine but it will bring you back to the outside of the place you were conducting the interview, and if you are at the FIRST location for any given case, you may have to do clues again.

Comment #30 by Kaureen
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 12:48:54 PM

(I cannot do more then 2 para per comment so bare with me)

Next, or actually FIRST... look around everywhere in your current case, especially behind the house, bar, location that you are in... the clues do not seem to range to far for normal cases. This helps when you question people because you can often nail them the first time around if you have your clues, and it will help you skip BIG steps and still pass the case with a 5 star (example when I did the case with the wife/ life insurance on her hubby that supposedly got hit by a car, I never had to complete the chase after the hit and run guy and I still nailed the case with a 5 star, also all the clues were in/ around the bar and house.)

and last ... If you pick up a high speed chase during your case, I dont think the damage caus

Comment #31 by Kaureen
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 12:51:17 PM

(reposting from my last)
and last ... If you pick up a high speed chase during your case, I dont think the damage caused during this time effects the actual case... I caused all types of damage during these and just drove normally from place to place during the case locations itself and I still got my 5 star, just avoid car accidents or side walks... which us why I said I can do the ach with ALL 5 stars later, I do not have the patience.

So, if you have all the clues, questions right and havent caused any damage or injuries to anything/ anyone... you get your 5 star. But to me the big thing is getting all the questions right and finding all the clues.

Comment #32 by Kaureen
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 12:52:28 PM

Also, as for questioning people if anyone doesn't get it still, if they look straight and do NOT look around, its true, if they look around a little then doubt it, bu if they are looking ALL over the place with a really stupid look on their face, then it is a lie but you better make sure you have something to back it up, if you realize you do not have a clue when you look into your note pad... then hit the B button to get out and your guy will take it back, LIE accusation is the only one that works for... Hope I was able to help someone.

Comment #33 by Kaureen
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 12:58:24 PM

BTW... if you get everything but this one on your first play through, you can skip high speed or w/e they are called, chases, you do not have to do any side missions and yyou may just complete these straight through... there is also a "restart case" choice in the menu if you get to the end of the case (before it saves) and realize you did something wrong.

So far, I like it.

Comment #34 by mrojitenma
Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ 04:36:22 AM

yea i find it kinda hard finding all the clues cause for some reason i always miss one

Comment #35 by Prelude2disastr
Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ 12:59:20 PM

@34, just make sure you keep searching until the music stops. So far, this isn't too difficult an achievement. I thought it was going to be hell!!

Comment #36 by clubsoda
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 11:42:39 AM

I'll wait for a guide. :D

Comment #37 by RCone138
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 02:40:40 PM

taking a guess i'm the only one has a walkthrough for this... found one for half the cases on May 17 and its been updated to finish off the rest of the cases. very easy achievement

Comment #38 by MADDOG900
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 08:16:07 PM

all you have to do is branch questions correctly and find evidence. If you need a guide for this...

Comment #39 by MADDOG900
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 08:18:45 PM

...Wait... I need a guide for this. EVERY case would be rather difficult without replaying them a couple of times.

Comment #40 by Bonus Pretzel
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 10:12:43 PM

Is there a way to redo past cases (without starting new game), and do those count if I get a higher rating?

Comment #41 by Duffman TM
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 05:42:26 AM

I think u can re-do cases on the main menu, instead of resume scroll down to cases

Comment #42 by bozie69
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 01:50:57 PM

find all objects you can look at ask the right questioning on all ppl you talk to in the game and you should get this i got one wrong and got a 4 star wounded lol

Comment #43 by CPL Haggard
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 08:44:13 PM

If you want a walkthrough, here it is. If not, then don't look...

Comment #44 by xuxa29
Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 11:24:55 AM

One must be careful replaying cases in the main menu. I almost replaced my main story save file. Some poor design there.

Comment #45 by MightyD88
Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 05:15:13 PM

Ha! I cannot get one case at 5-star rating, let alone ALL. If anyone wants to waste their time on this, you have my blessings and good luck!

Comment #46 by CallMeCarnage
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 10:18:36 AM

Got this one today, there is no 5 star ratings on the patrol case's or the very last mission.

Comment #47 by xuxa29
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 04:26:09 PM

I find verry funny people in the street keep telling me I'm playing for 5 stars during the replay sessions.

Comment #48 by ltownsoccer11
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 07:15:57 PM has an awesome guide to get all 5 stars as well as all the film reels, newspapers, and landmarks

Comment #49 by Delusional King
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 10:56:18 PM

how come I get all the clues and all the Questions right and still get between
2 stars for "slip of the tounge" and 3 or 4 stars for some of te others?

Comment #50 by SmoothAsEgg5
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 11:16:05 PM

#49, you might be wreckless during driving? i think that affects your score. but i wish i woulda used the walkthrough on my first playthrough *sigh*

Comment #51 by RCone138
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 08:21:35 AM

yes wreckles drving will destroy your rating. i found this out very early one and had my partner drive to ever place from then on, plus this is how you fast travel. the only parts i had to drive were car chases and you are allowed to make some damage. i think that after $500 worth of damage you lose a star but i'm not completely sure.

Comment #52 by IGoob92
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 10:03:17 AM


I got over $1000 damage and I still got 5 star so your facts are wrong.

Comment #53 by IGoob92
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 10:04:32 AM


You wish you used a walkthrough on your first playthrough...

Wow, that would of been fun you moron.

Comment #54 by eNaRGe
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 01:03:20 AM

@51, he said "not completely sure" so pull that rod out of your
high horse's ass

Comment #55 by eNaRGe
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 01:04:43 AM

@52, damn, where is the 'edit' button??

and yeah @50, first playthrough? then why play the game? just watch a movie

Comment #56 by seonvittumeitsi
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 09:55:03 AM

i dont understand what was so hard about the gold achievement in gta:tbogt.
just as a tip to those who think its impossible, u dont have to get all the
requirements at once. for example u just need to complete the mission with the
needed accuracy and then its done, now just finish the mission again and get
enough kills and those are registered etc. it would have been next to impossible
if u would have to get all those requirements for gold in one playthrough of a

Comment #57 by Aromatic Itch
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 01:38:48 PM

Anyone know if the DLC cases "Slip of the Tongue" and "The Naked City" count
toward this achievement? It would be pretty harsh if they were included as the
only way you can get them is either waiting for the DLC to come out or using
a promotional code if you got one with the game

Comment #58 by HugTheBear
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 07:02:31 PM

#52.. No need to be rude. He didn't say he was stating a "fact."

Comment #59 by XEliTeX Hitman
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 05:49:14 AM

easiest way to get this is after you finish the game they give you 5 intuiton points per case.just play through the case and use the intuition points on the questions only and write down what answer is right. that way if you fail you can use the intuition points on other questions. i started this yesterday and i finished all traffic and homicide on 5 stars

Comment #60 by Mallardbro
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 05:27:27 PM

At first I thought this was going to be a pain to get, which it will, but now I'm glad they've put it in. Playing through the game and getting even one question/response wrong in a case can change it all so by going through again getting everything spot on gives you the full story and you get to see more of the cleverness behind some of the cases.

Comment #61 by Mallardbro
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 05:36:24 PM

Comment #62 by bozie69
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:12:48 AM

@57 no you just do the normal ones the dlc ones have there own achv to get :(

Comment #63 by XTREME SUASAGE
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 11:40:11 PM

Here you go this should help us all

Comment #64 by TommyTranemyr
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 07:29:36 AM

this one will take some time!

Comment #65 by Jokerdatoker666
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 09:57:55 AM

hopefully a guide comes out i dont have the patience

Comment #66 by Melanopterus
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 06:49:07 PM

Does this count if you just redo cases from the case log?

Comment #67 by doublea
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 11:17:36 PM

Attention to everyone without this achievement keep reading if u really want this achievement

Comment #68 by doublea
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 11:23:12 PM

Step 1:to all who just started traffic stop and write down the answers u chose and if the answer is right write or type down the question and the answer for it Step 2 if u get it wrong do the same as step 1 except put the answers u didnt put after the question so u have more of a chance to get it right and keep doing that for the cases by replaying them.

Comment #69 by doublea
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 11:24:36 PM

it may take time but it'll be worth it to get that 80G achievement Hope this Helps Anyone

Comment #70 by iGrim SoMEoN3
Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 10:23:57 AM

i have all achievements, YES you can go back and replay any level you havnt
5 stared... its actually not that hard, the hardest achievement by far is the 95
cars, seriously, good look with that, took me 3 days :/

Comment #71 by Hoser117
Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 12:13:08 PM


Just look up a guide dude...

Comment #72 by Hoser117
Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 12:14:18 PM

@ 70

Just look up the LA Noire wiki, type in the cars you need and they give you great locations to find them all. That's how I did it.

Comment #73 by Miss Murder xx
Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 07:33:04 PM


Comment #74 by mrdutchoven69
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 04:24:47 AM

Have your partner drive everywhere. You do no damage to your car or the city and it's waaaaay faster than driving yourself

Comment #75 by DeSTroY3R xD
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 02:52:58 PM this gives you a very clear guide in how to get 5 stars on every case enjoy!:)

Comment #76 by Jhart2509
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 09:53:13 AM


yeh but there are some cases were u get clues over the radio whilst driving, so if ur partner drives u wont get all the clues

Comment #77 by Falloutkid22
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 04:20:33 AM

I used the wiki, although some of the questions aren't as they appear in the game (what I mean is that they are in different order), but it has every clue listed. I very rarely missed a clue or got a question wrong thanks to the wiki.

Comment #78 by mrasskicker
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 12:23:54 PM

you do not require any skill like with GTA4:TBOGT as long as you use a decent guide

Comment #79 by darkx3no
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 09:44:19 AM

I used this guide to 5 star all cases worked great and easy to follow

Comment #80 by GunLucky
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 11:11:37 PM

I've only got 4 cases left to get 5 stars on, but going to have to find a new guide now as I just went back and tried doing one of the cases and the guide was missing one clue, very annoying. :/

Comment #81 by Dragon86
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 12:59:56 AM

You are allowed to miss one question and one clue. The last case I five starred had both.

Comment #82 by akibab
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 01:26:17 AM

yeah this achivement is pretty easy, maybe not on your first playthough but since you can replay any case you want, it makes it just time consuming

Comment #83 by Sconzee
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 10:14:01 PM

just saying what #82 said.This cheevo is easy with a guide,
it will take you about 8 hours (with guide),
plus the "magpie" achievement is linked to this.

Comment #84 by gipito1
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 05:24:56 PM
complete the game first so you won´t get spoilers

Comment #85 by Broady
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 12:21:04 AM

Does anyone know if you have to cause literally no damage on each case, or do you just get graded on clues found and questions correct?

Comment #86 by PolarBear89
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 07:14:08 PM


I think it includes damage aswell. But i've completed cases with a 5 star rating with 400-500 in damage so if you just drive carefully, it shouldn't be any problem. Or just just let your partner drive.

Comment #87 by Itzz Sh0wt1m3
Sunday, July 03, 2011 @ 04:19:15 AM

Comment #88 by NakedCommunist
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 10:24:34 AM


You can probably rack up to around $500 - $600 in fines before a star is taken off, I've occasionally had a couple of $400 fines and still gotten all Five stars.

Comment #89 by DezSnaker
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 01:57:13 AM

Look guys, I have EVERY achievement for this game. Now if anyone needs help with anything, feel free to contact me. ;D

Comment #90 by MarleyMon81
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 09:35:17 PM

Going to be getting this one for my birthday and just had a question. If you don't get five stars on a case, I'm assuming you can go back into it at some point and replay it? So you can finish the main stories then go back in and clean up some of the cases that need five stars.

Comment #91 by JMCx
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 01:56:30 PM


Yeah every case in this game is replayable

Comment #92 by Kowpow Sundust
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 10:04:10 PM

Does this include DLC cases if you have them downloaded?

Comment #93 by skalinic8785
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 05:11:23 PM

Does anyone know if there is a way to check what grade you got on previous cases either through the game or the social club? I already had a few 5 stars but I don't remember which cases. I don't want to have to replay them all but I cannot figure out how to check previous grades. Thanks!

Comment #94 by Kowpow Sundust
Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 04:05:36 PM


You can see what amount of stars you have on each case (and if you got the newspapers) in the CASES menu.

Comment #95 by The Demon Cat
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 11:42:37 PM

...Does this mean I can run over streetsigns, cilvilians, and ruin peoples cars while driving??.....DAMN There goes all my fun))':

Comment #96 by spinoir
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 02:35:29 AM

I dont think i will bother with this one tbh. Not a big fan of replaying storys in this way.

Comment #97 by djhepcat
Sunday, August 07, 2011 @ 09:19:12 PM

I'll be leaving this one on the table. Just replayed a second case for 5 stars, but no way I'm putting in that much time for only 80g.

Comment #98 by XBF360GH
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 08:16:44 PM

Does that mean I can't crash into buildings and hit people anymore? bummer!

Comment #99 by The RhinoFish
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 10:48:16 PM

Hey guys I'm getting this game next week and I'm really excited for it. I
was wondering while you're doing the missions are you timed? To get this
achievement easy would just be following the walkthrough they present on this
site on your first playthrough... Is there a freeplay mode and if so can you
get the driving achievement while playing it?

Comment #100 by cjdavies
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 01:42:13 PM

@99 There is no time limit. I wouldn't bother using a walkrthrough guide as your first play as it takes away the fun of the game and well a waste of money buying the game in the first place.

The driving 194 miles is easy enough on the first run through, just don't let your partner drive.

I just finished the game and now going to do my second run through, and this time I can skip the driving and use the guide on cases where I didn't get 5 stars.

Comment #101 by Lord Wookiee
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 02:17:53 PM

@70 Ye the 95 car achievement is a pain am 6 cars away from getting 120G, 30G for finding all the cars an then 80G for completing the game 100%

Also if you don't wanna play the game twice then use the guides available, save you hours of play.

Comment #102 by shinobigarth
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 07:25:29 PM

when you start replaying cases to 5 star them, remember you have 5 intuitions to use, best used when searching for clues to make it a lot easier. dont use them on interrogations since you can just read the guide.

Comment #103 by Aam1r
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 10:31:21 AM

ign has a good guide

Comment #104 by Totenstaffel
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 11:39:13 PM

The White Shoe Slaying case is pissing me off. 17/17 clues, 17/17 Questions, $0 in damages/accidents. Still just 4 stars. WTF??

Comment #105 by barge1311
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 05:21:27 PM

do you have to get 5 stars on the 4 dlc packs to get the achievement

Comment #106 by barge1311
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 05:22:59 PM

do you have to get 5 stars on the 4 dlc packs to get the achievement as im not sure if the game updates the achievement

Comment #107 by Needle
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 06:07:02 AM

i know it's stupid, but i can't find the last newspaper even with the guide...

i have the newspaper with

upon reflection

driver seat
marriage made in heaven
fallen idol

lipstick murder
white shoe slaying

black caesar
set up
manifest destiny

walk in elysian fields
polite invitation
another kind of war (2)

Comment #108 by LemmingOnTheRun
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 12:41:12 AM

Ok, the damage limit is bullshit. For example, on manifest destiny, I specifically made sure to drive carefully in both chases, found every clue, got every question right, and still only got 4 stars due to damage. I didn't even hit anything really. I think the worst thing I did was knock over a traffic light. Is it generally better to try to take them out right away (so that they destroy less stuff) or wait until they get owned and then take them out?

Comment #109 by LemmingOnTheRun
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 12:43:05 AM

also 107, if you had all those you'd have the achievement (there are only 13). Better just go from the beginning again. Or maybe try watching some videos and find the one that doesn't look familiar.

Comment #110 by Sigmund666
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 12:13:37 AM


You must be doing something wrong than. I have missions with some damage, everything right. Maybe it's the question sequence you're doing wrong?
It's a bit misleading sometimes, because you get a noteblock with 3 questions.
First you obviously do the first one, THAN the third one, getting another answer. to get a new question.

Comment #111 by LemmingOnTheRun
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 03:09:53 PM

Nah. I got every question right. If you miss a question it tells you at the end. I think it was just a glitch or something, because I'm pretty sure hitting a traffic light should NOT cause over $2,000 worth of damage, lol.

Comment #112 by Manlok
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 02:33:32 PM

I had played until Manifest Destiny (disc 3), case 16 i think. Then decide to replay earlier cases for 5 star rating that i missed. All my save slot have 'replay' label.
How can i play the next case, which in my case, case 17?
NEW? - of course not. CASES? - just for one case. RESUME? - case 16 and it is end there. Not continue to next case...
Please help me..

Comment #113 by potticus
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 09:17:36 PM


Are you totally destroying their car?
If you ram it in to a tree or whatever, you get billed for the car.
If you let your partner shoot the tyres out so the guy skids to a stop, it's OK.

At least that was what I did most of the time, and I never had any issues with damage.

Comment #114 by greco827
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 09:30:50 PM

Just wanted to mention that even though the achievement guide says you need to get 5 stars in 21 cases, it's really only 16.

Comment #115 by an38hbk
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 08:57:33 AM

For this achievement do you have to play the cases in reg game play or can I do the cases in replay mode

Comment #116 by cptlaurion
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 02:07:44 AM

So far so good with this. Finished disc one and even missed a clue on the last case. Just keep your questions right and as many clues as possible and you should be golden. And don't rack up the damage bills.

Comment #117 by FakedAlloy
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 06:43:06 AM

disc 4 1 case to do ended with a 4 star,have to go back and not crash the car too much and disc 5 two cases there

Comment #118 by Ronn13
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 11:53:16 AM

WHAT??? :D @FakedAlloy you have 5 discs? WTF.. i have only 3 ;/ anyway i got this one in Arson desk "A Polite Invitation" got the achievement before finishing the last case WOO :D

Comment #119 by Paulus Diaconus
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 03:57:05 AM

On my first playthrough I only had a few 5 star ratings. When playing through cases again do I also need to get 5 stars on the DLC cases with them being on there or do I just need to get 5 stars on the original 21?

Comment #120 by Paulus Diaconus
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 03:59:34 AM

Why would anyone use a guide on their first playthrough? Why buy a game if you're going to get all answers given to you in your original playthrough.

Comment #121 by NowIGottaWetCha
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 04:30:37 PM

i like how if you don't get the achievement right away "IT'S A GLITCH". it really isn't that hard of an achievement, or game even. it's neck a neck with red dead redemption and assassin's creed (series) as my fav. games. i waited until the complete edition came out and got it new for $30. no online play, who cares. it's definitely gonna get a replay from me and probably a few friends. also, after spending about 2 1/2 days of total playing time on a game, does anyone really need to sink anymore time into playing the same thing?

Comment #122 by liorfox
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 03:51:40 AM

too much effort xD

Comment #123 by Matite
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 02:05:51 AM

Good god. I finally finished all the achievements in this game.

Comment #124 by kdale22
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 08:09:14 PM

Use ign's guide and you will get this so easily. I'm on 'manifest destiny' right now and so far have all 5 star cases from using their guide.

Comment #125 by Tsaako
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 01:54:47 PM

This isn't difficult at all, just follow a guide and you'll get this no problem. Theres 21 cases but you only have to do 16, seeing as you can only get rated from them.

Comment #126 by BasqueNYC
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 08:05:56 AM

That's a long ass challenging achievment but I don't have the time with work and my wife she'll get pissed that I'm hoggin the Xbox lol

All in all cool achievment though be the perfect cop goin after them like the fuckin terminator

Comment #127 by GrumpyGazel
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 06:31:47 PM

I'm going for this achievement currently have 7 cases to go. It's been fun getting all the questions right and finding all the clues. But it'll be even better once i get the 80G!

Comment #128 by thecomedian05
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 03:18:37 AM

Just got it, the guide was super helpful

Comment #129 by needtoboost
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 02:53:08 PM

I am doing this currently, not too hard just is going to take a while, especially the Arson cases (I already played through the game once but didn't bother getting 5 stars on each case).

Comment #130 by needtoboost
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 10:52:13 AM

Just done this, tooe a while.

Comment #131 by MrJohnMarston
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 10:23:13 PM

Do the DLC cases count towards this?

Comment #132 by Rainleaf
Monday, December 02, 2013 @ 01:35:00 AM

Got this achiv before the DLC: Nicholson Electroplating so the DLCs don't count .

Comment #133 by mracree9
Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 05:57:09 PM

It's only 15 cases you need really, mine popped after I finished 'A Polite Invitation'

I take it the Patrol missions and the final mission are exempt!

Comment #134 by YungAssasin32
Sunday, February 23, 2014 @ 04:22:26 AM

im following the ign walkthrough its easy to understand and aslong as you dont crash alot its pretty much a certain

Comment #135 by trollingsaruman
Thursday, March 06, 2014 @ 02:25:19 AM

Def one of the most satisfying game completions I have done.
Great Game

Comment #136 by Ninja Bush Runs XBL
Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 02:11:10 PM

This achievement may seem like it
's evil, but once you complete it, it seems like it was something you accomplished. I have this L.A noire book guide I got with the game so it helps tremendously. It may take forever but you gotta have the willpower. Good luck everybody:)

Comment #137 by xMohawkWarriorx
Monday, November 03, 2014 @ 03:57:24 PM

i don't seem to get any stars in the patrol desk case log....?

Comment #138 by Mr Magooh
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 08:02:09 PM

Is there any way to check progress of cases? like if you missed anything?

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Game Info
Team Bondi
Rockstar Games


US May 17, 2011
Europe May 20, 2011

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