Heavy Rain is a cinematic adventure game where players can interact with events as they unfold through controller inputs and motions when prompted. Some sequences unfold as quick time events, requiring players to enter the correct buttons in a time limit. The player does have control over each of the four main characters outside of these events, allowing Heavy Rain to combine features of adventure and action-adventure games.

The game is set in a city along the east coast of the U.S., gripped by paranoia over a serial killer dubbed by the public as the "Origami Killer"; the killer's victims are discovered drowned by heavy rainfall no less than four days after they first go missing. The player is thrust amidst these events, experiencing the story through the viewpoint of four different protagonists. The choices made by players throughout the game will effect how the story ultimately ends; players can replay earlier chapters to explore different story paths.

This game is also known as Heavy Rain: Kokoro no Kishimu Toki in Japan.

User Reviews


Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls are getting enhanced for PlayStation 4

See how your choices stack up

Nov 19 at 11:09am, by Philip Moody | 12 comments
Games industry will die without innovation, says Heavy Rain creator

Developers need to offer "deeper" experiences

Jul 06, 2012, by Zak Islam | 9 comments
Game designer Warren Spector commends David Cage's work on Heavy Rain

That's quite the compliment

Jul 05, 2012, by Zak Islam | 0 comments
Heavy Rain developer may unveil new game at Sony's E3 presser

E3 Studio head David Cage to unveil new project next Monday

May 28, 2012, by Zak Islam | 3 comments
Quantic Dream takes us behind the scenes of 'Kara'

And we still shed a hundred (manly) tears

Mar 22, 2012, by Susan Schreck | 4 comments
'Kara' short film shows off beautiful graphics from developer Quantic Dream

Sentience is a beautiful thing

Mar 08, 2012, by Susan Schreck | 12 comments

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Jun 29, 16 2:33pm

Heavy Rain is the story of four people. First, there’s Ethan Mars, an unlucky architect. His son...

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Jan 25, 12 4:56pm
an out standing game thats about a killer a cop an fbi agent and a victim the story has a shocking out come 10 out of 10 HeavyRain
Aug 22, 11 8:06am
Emotional game, with a fantastic story with many different outcomes. Completely different to my other games, and brilliant. HeavyRain
Aug 7, 10 4:27am

Holy shit, what is this!? A game fueled by quick time events and story!? Makes you...

May 15, 10 9:51pm
Enjoyed this game very much was surpised at how everything played out. Wish it had more replay value HeavyRain
Mar 31, 10 1:18am
I love that it's different, the graphics can turn a little stiff but I really like it so far HeavyRain
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  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Developer: Quantic Dream
  • Genre: Mystery Adventure
  • Perspective(s): First Person,Third Person
Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Mar 1, 2016 (PS4)
    • Feb 23, 2010 (PS3)
  • Japan: Feb 18, 2010
  • Europe: Feb 24, 2010
  • Australia: Feb 25, 2010
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