Game details

Game:
Heavy Rain
AKA
Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Interactive Drama
Release Date (US):
February 23rd, 2010
Release Date (UK):
February 26th, 2010
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Quantic Dream
Publisher:
SCE
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
18 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
17 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Only on PS3

About Heavy Rain

In Heavy Rain you don't watch the story - you play it. The dynamic narrative unfolds through the players' actions - not cut scenes - and every action has a consequence. The choices you make and the way you interact with other characters have repercussions throughout the storyline. With unprecedented responsibility over the fates of the game's characters, players will find Heavy Rain an emotional experience unlike any other. It dares to tackle subject matter and themes rarely touched upon in video games, making it a genuinely mature game for a new world of adult gamers.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
Avg. user review score:
8.9

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Summary

Quantic Dream's ambition is truely realized through a game that has interesting controls, stunning graphics, and a masterfully accomplished change to current gaming trends.

We like

  • The presentation of the engrossing story
  • The deep and interesting characters
  • The edge-of-your-seat action played through an interesting control mechanism

We dislike

  • While the graphics are incredible, there are some animation issues that draw attention away from the story
  • The lack of re-playability beyond the desire to see how your actions change the story
  • The fact some command prompts can be difficult to see

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A simple question is posed while playing Heavy Rain: How far will you go to save someone you love? But the game offers so many more questions than that little tug on emotions. How can you truly care about imaginary characters in a videogame? How can nearly every step of your gameplay experience impact the game’s narrative? How do we envision real life actions in a game? But the biggest question presented by Heavy Rain is...

Heavy Rain News

  • PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain chalks up major milestone

    Quantic Dream's PS3 exclusive and polarising 'Interactive Drama' Heavy Rain has sold over three million copies, the company's co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière has revealed. In a Tweet he writes: 'My 100's tweet is a little celebration: Heavy Rain passes the 3 million sales mark worldwide. A ...

  • How much money did Heavy Rain make? Quantic Dream answers

    Quantic Dream's 2010 thriller Heavy Rain is beautiful in a way only interactive drama could hope to achieve. It's a psychodrama that, in the grand tradition of Alfred Hitchcock films and Thomas Harris' Hannibal novels, examines humanity's deepest moral insecurities and motivations. How does a father...

  • Heavy Rain developer unveiling tech demo for new game tonight

    Quantic Dream, the studio behind the hit PlayStation 3 game Heavy Rain, is set to provide a tech demo tonight at GDC. Studio co-founder David Cage will host the demo at 2 p.m. PST. The tech demo will show off the progress the studio has made since releasing Heavy Rain. It will set the foundation...

  • Heavy Rain: 65% of players saved Shaun

    Developer Quantic Dream has revealed that 65% of Heavy Rain players saved Shaun Mars from the clutches of the Origami Killer.  That’s according to an infographic posted on IGN, which confirms that 74% of the game’s three million players successfully completed the thriller. However...

  • Heavy Rain: Director's Cut announced

    Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has confirmed that it’ll release a Director’s Cut edition of critically acclaimed thriller Heavy Rain in the U.S. next week. Set to retail for $29.99, Heavy Rain: Director’s Cut throws in the original game alongside a heap of extra conten...

  • David Cage says he isn't here to make money

    David Cage has reiterated that developer Quantic Dream is not about to churn out a sequel to Heavy Rain any time soon, insisting he’s not in the industry to rake in the dough, but rather to produce new ideas. "David Cage the brand, as you call it, is about not having to make sequels. It'...

  • Quantic Dream lost between 5 and 10 million Euros on used Heavy Rain sales

    Guillaume de Fondaumiere, CEO of Quantic Dream, has said that the studio lost between 5 and 10 million in royalties due to pre-owned sales of Heavy Rain. Chatting with GI.biz, the executive attributed the rise in the number of second hand game sold to the recession, which he feels has had a signi...

  • Quantic Dream working on Infraworld?

    Internet rumblings have suggested that Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream may have resurrected a previously cancelled project by the name of Infraworld. Speculation kicked off after a trademark filled by Sony was spotted by superannuation, leading many to believe the Heavy Rain Easter Egg may yet...

  • Quantic Dream in talks with Sony for E3 reveal, says Cage

    Quantic Dream won’t be churning out any new games in 2011, though the studio has hinted that an E3 reveal for one of its two projects may be on the cards. Speaking with CVG, studio boss David Cage said the company is currently in talks with Sony about lifting the wraps off one of its new ga...

  • David Cage reckons PS3 is 'the best platform out there'

    Quantic Dream big cheese David Cage has indicated the celebrated developer isn’t about to jump off the Sony ship anytime soon, labelling the hardware behemoth’s PlayStation 3 console as the “best platform out there.” Speaking during a chinwag with CVG, Cage reflected on Qu...

Heavy Rain Features

  • In the Spotlight: Ethan Mars

    How far would YOU go to save someone you love? Right now, we’re not too sure, but if there’s one person who can state in unequivocal terms what they’d be prepared to put themselves through to save a loved one, its Heavy Rain’s Ethan Mars. Indeed, this is one bloke we don&r...

  • Best New IP -- PSU 2010 Game Awards

    The nominees for Best New IP of 2010 are... And the winner is... Among the sea of threes, fives and 2K11s released this year, a few fresh faces showed up. Several were brilliant, but only one, Quantic Dream's contemplative Heavy Rain, redefined what games are now and could be in ...

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