17. L.A. Noire

Developed by Rockstar Leeds and Team Bondi, Published by Rockstar

L.A. Noire had a lot going for it; for one thing, any non-GTA game that comes from Rockstar is going to get plenty of attention. In addition, it was the first (and still the only, as far as we know) game to use motion capture technology on actors' faces. Its mid-century noire setting and unique interrogation segments make it one of the most stylistically sophisticated games in recent memories, and definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.