L.A. Noire

Many reviewers have compared this to Heavy Rain; but a game that deliberately diverts any kind of 'interactive movie' makes such a title the complete opposite. As an WW2 veteran-turned-cop rising through the ranks, this combines the period charm of mad-men (Phelps is played by Aaron Staton after all), with a vast palette of gameplay options; taking a dash of CSI with a more fluid GTA control scheme. The Motion Scan technology peels back a layer of gameplay to make up for animation shortcomings, allowing you to see facial emotion beyond anything we have seen yet. All the dynamics of the interactive movie format, without the awkwardness and with glorious gameplay, plus a significant length to boot. 9