The Rockstar Social Club is a feature designed for gamers to keep track of their progress and achievements – as well as seek out assistance through an already established community of people playing the same game.

The feature was very popular when it debuted with GTA4 and saw some improvements with Red Dead Redemption.We had already described the L.A. Noire‘s in-game abilities of the Social Club, but now we’ve got more information about the online aspects.

Those who are willing to examine each nook and cranny in 1940s Los Angeles will need a little assistance in both tracking progress and getting help. The Social Club is certainly a great tool for those who pride themselves on achieving full completion in Rockstar titles and with L.A. Noire, it’s no different.

Online details are now available for L.A. Noire‘s online Social Club experience and they don’t deviate much from what we’ve seen in previous titles – but the offerings do feature a number of tweaks.

  • 100% Checklist

The fan-favorite 100% Checklist feature that Social Club members loved for Red Dead Redemption is back with L.A. Noire and enhanced for the occasion – with the ability to track every last morsel of action that it will take to reach the coveted 100% completion mark. From cases closed, to street crimes beaten, to landmarks and film reels found and everything else that it takes – the Checklist will track your current progress as well as allow you to compare how you’re doing versus your Social Club Friends down to every item. Our dynamic Los Angeles map will also help you find some items that you may need a tip on tracking down.

  • Case Tracker

You will be able to access your detective notebook at any time on the web via the Social Club to review clues, findings, notes from suspect interrogations and much more. Virtually everything that gets recorded into your notebook in-game will be reflected when you log into the L.A. Noire section of the Social Club website – so you can always be on the case and connected with your investigation when away from your console at work, school or anywhere online at anytime.

  • Advanced Game Stats

All the detailed game stats that Social Club members have come to expect, made richer and more robust than ever. L.A. Noire game stats at the Social Club will include properly visualized data with official police department charts and graphs analyzing your personal efficiency, accuracy, speed and many other key detective abilities. Each and every stat can also be directly compared against Social Club Friends for bragging rights.

  • Achievements

L.A. Noire features 40 unique in-game Achievements & Trophies as well as 9 secret ones to add to your Xbox LIVE Achievement Gamerscore or PlayStation Network Trophy Collection. From “Traffic Stop” to “Keep a Lid On”, the Social Club will help you track your progress, and show you which Achievements & Trophies you and your Friends have completed and when — along with exclusive game tips you can access for those tough ones.

LA Noire Spans Three Xbox 360 Discs

Who doesn’t like extensive game stats? Maybe there will be a stat for most groin shots, in addition to headshots? With a game that’s going to span three discs, players will undoubtedly want some assistance tracking progress in a title this vast. It’s commendable that Rockstar does give assistance to players who want to squeeze every bit of content they can out of the publisher’s games.

L.A. Noire will be coming out soon and will be preoccupying many gamers with hours upon hours of old fashioned police work, complete with interrogation, a career that starts on the beat, and a whole lot more. We’re looking forward to it.

L.A. Noire releases on May 17, 2011 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Source: Rockstar Games