ESRB Rating

May contain mature sexual themes, more intense violence and/or strong language.

Release Date

US: 2010-02-23

Genre: Adventure

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain is a cinematic and evolving thriller from Quantic Dream, the developer behind the critically acclaimed Fahrenheit. Dealing with a range of adult themes, the game revolves around a sophisticated plot and strong narrative threads that explore a complex moral proposition. You assume the role of multiple characters, with very different backgrounds, motivations and skills, in a world shaped by Bending Storylines - a dynamic narrative design where your actions and decisions will shape your story.

Heavy Rain: By the Numbers 2011-12-02

A slew of statistics straight from Quantic Dream.

The Real Cost of The Used Market 2011-09-12

Heavy Rain cost developers between "between €5 and €10 million".

Heavy Rain Wins Big at British Academy Video Game Awards 2011-03-16

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, F1 2010 and Kinect Sports among the winners.

GDC: 72 Percent of Players Finished Heavy Rain 2011-03-02

Here's why that's incredibly impressive.

Heavy Rain Film Takes Shape 2011-01-27

Deadwood exec climbs on board.

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Ratings for Heavy Rain

Rating Description
Presentation Fantastic story that's one of the best in gaming. Stellar dialog as well. Some of the line delivery sounds a little odd, however.
Graphics The characters look great, but some low-res items in the environment make some scenes look a little disjointed. Animation is good overall, but a little spotty at times.
Sound Some voice actors let their native tongue slip through so line delivery isn't perfect, but it's quite good overall. The soundtrack is great.
Gameplay For a game that's so heavily focused on presentation, the gameplay does a great job of giving you control while not getting in the way. Some great action scenes and intense moments top it off.
Lasting Appeal One playthrough won't take you all that long (eight hours maybe), but you have lots of reasons to go back and try new stuff. Experimentation is rewarded well.
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