• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2010
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. If you have not played the game since its release, Heavy Rain Move Edition is the perfect opportunity to do so. Its price is reduced and it contains all the released bonuses (DLC, soundtrack, PS3 themes) in addition to an all new 45' long making-of video. However, the PS Move controls (the main new feature) are very disappointing... But nothing prevents you to take your trusted Dual Shock back, and discover a truly exceptional game.
  2. Jan 12, 2011
    78
    This edition of Heavy Rain is perfect for anyone that still doesn't have this game. But you have to buy it for the game and not for the PlayStation Move controls. The PlayStation Move controls aren't working, because most of the time you're busy with finding out how it works. Besides of that, this edition is pretty nice, because you also get The Taxidermist DLC and more extras.
  3. Dec 24, 2010
    70
    There's no two ways about it, Heavy Rain is better with a pad. [Issue#198, p.96]
  4. The tracking is also a bit off. [Dec 2010, p.99]
  5. Dec 28, 2010
    69
    Move doesn't fix Heavy Rain's clumsiness. [Christmas 2010, p.88]
  6. Jan 13, 2011
    60
    Heavy Rain is still a great game and a must for PlayStation 3 owners. But don't use the Move support, because the classic PlayStation 3 controller works best.
  7. The PS Move compatibility ends to be a bit of a gadget in this Heavy Rain Move Edition, but it will help gamers to get the game at less cost… even if it means going back to the gamepad, also suitable.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 19, 2011
    9
    I've actually played the move edition of Heavy Rain without playing the original, so I did not have any spoilers. The game is an absoluteI've actually played the move edition of Heavy Rain without playing the original, so I did not have any spoilers. The game is an absolute must-have for all PS3 owners. The graphics are gorgeous and so is the music. The plot is very interesting and keeps you involved and interested. It uses the Move controller cleverly, although at times you could swear you've made the right move but the game says otherwise. Heavy Rain is more of an experience than a game, and it is a breathtaking one. Whilst playing you're filled with excitement and thanks to the controls you get heavily involved in what is going on on the screen. I remember shouting at the screen during fighting scenes and sweating afterwards. It's a masterpiece. If you own a PS3, you have to get this game. Full Review »
  2. Nov 24, 2013
    9
    I do not understand why reviewer/user scores flip flop when you look at the Move vs Standard edition of this game on Metacritic. RegardlessI do not understand why reviewer/user scores flip flop when you look at the Move vs Standard edition of this game on Metacritic. Regardless this is one of the more original titles you'll come around to. One can see how David Cage's experience with this game has helped QuanticDream in Beyond Two Souls. Looking back at the graphics I still cannot find another game on PC or PS3 that matches the graphics quality of Heavy Rain's characters even though 720p is all it renders. Full Review »
  3. Jul 29, 2013
    10
    Heavy Rain was and still a very unique game and move is just secondary control method and it's better with the wireless controller so nothingHeavy Rain was and still a very unique game and move is just secondary control method and it's better with the wireless controller so nothing changes about this amazing game Full Review »