Heavy Rain for PlayStation 3
PS3

Heavy Rain

Feb 23, 2010
8.46
playscore
Good
151st of 1270

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About this game

Developer: Quantic Dream
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

How far will you go to save someone you love? In Heavy Rain each player discovers their own answer to this question as they experience a gripping psychological thriller filled with innumerable twists and turns, where choices and actions can and do result in dramatic consequences. Spanning four days of mystery and suspense, the hunt is on for a murderer known only as the Origami Killer - named after his macabre calling card of leaving behind folded paper shapes at crime scenes. Even more chilling is the fiend's well established pattern of killing his victims four days after abducting them. The public is gripped with fear as the police seem powerless to stop the carnage, and another potential victim — Shaun Mars — has gone missing. Now four characters, each following their own leads and with their own motives, must take part in a desperate attempt to prevent the killer from taking yet another life.

Gamer Reviews

6243 Reviews
8.62
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Aug 18, 2021

Like nothing I had ever played before.

Fantastic.

Aug 5, 2021

Unique game

Feb 13, 2021
The beginning of interactive story game by Quantic Dream, [very] rough gameplay. At the beginning, you gotta shave (struggled a bit there). However, though, when in a quick react situation (press cursor in a direction, x, square, etc.) it gets interesting. The storyline drags its feet very heavily, in my opinion. Almost decided to stop playing the game at some points of the game AND it's not really compelling. Played Detroit Become Human before this, and it still much more way better than this. Real rusty gameplay, weak compelling-player-to-story, but holds some basic Quantic Dream story game mechanics.

Critic Reviews

25 Reviews
8.30
James NewtonSep 29, 2010
Heavy Rain was bound to make a few missteps as a pioneering attempt at an interactive movie, one that matches the production values of many films whilst maintaining the level of involvement and excitement one would associate with a top-class action video game. It's innovative and brilliantly acted, and the Move controls bring a new level of engagement to the action scenes whilst registering subtler movements just as well.
Brad ShoemakerFeb 23, 2010
Anyway, these technical issues are minor and only really glaring in contrast to the overall quality of Heavy Rain's plotting and presentation. Interactive drama, if you'd like to call it that, is certainly a young subset of game design, itself such an iterative process that most other games get the chance to build on the work of their numerous predecessors. Heavy Rain doesn't really have that benefit.
Game TrailersMay 26, 2010
It’s hard to discern if Heavy Rain is the next step in video games or the next evolution of movies since it straddles the line between the two. Yet, somehow a direct descendent of one of the original arcade classics feels completely fresh in 2010. No matter how much interactivity you demand from your games, Heavy Rain’s story will get its hooks into you, and if this hobby is truly interactive entertainment, then mission accomplished.

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