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Release Date (US):
October 1st, 2013
Release Date (UK):
October 2nd, 2013
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SCE Japan Studio
Sony Computer Entertainment
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PSN:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Exclusive to PlayStation Network.

About Rain

Rain pits players in the shoes of a young boy who is endowed with the ability to turn invisible. Players must utilize the game's perpetual rainfall to keep track of the boy as he searches for a mysterious girl while avoiding the presence of nearby enemies.



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Visually arresting and audibly moody, Rain is a little damp in terms of depth. Fans of Flower and Journey may enjoy the experience.

We like

  • Beautiful music
  • Emotion evoking story
  • The rain creates an impressive backdrop

We dislike

  • Game mechanics too simple
  • An ending with no answers

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Announced at Gamescom last year and available as a download-only title via the PSN Store, Rain is the latest offering from SCE Japan, the team behind other quirky titles such as Puppeteer and Tokyo Jungle. While the story doesn’t make too much sense, there are moments when it's both sweet and touching. Indeed, there’s an over-riding feeling that Rain is supposed to be one of those self-interpretation type ga...

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