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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
9
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.
8.5
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.
8.5
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.
9
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.
8
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.
9
Overall
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