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  • Summary: Experience a gripping psychological crime thriller filled with innumerable twists and turns, where even the smallest actions and choices can cause dramatic consequences. The hunt is on for the Origami Killer, named after his calling card of leaving folded paper shapes on victims. FourExperience a gripping psychological crime thriller filled with innumerable twists and turns, where even the smallest actions and choices can cause dramatic consequences. The hunt is on for the Origami Killer, named after his calling card of leaving folded paper shapes on victims. Four characters, each with their own motives, take part in a desperate attempt to stop the killer from claiming a new victim. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 100
    Heavy Rain is very much the kind of game I like to play; it’s smart, interesting, different and highly focused. Cage might be a one-of-a-kind game director and thinker, and I do wish more developers paid attention to how he approaches his storytelling.
  2. Mar 1, 2016
    90
    Six years after its original release on PlayStation 3, Heavy Rain is still a game that every narrative-driven videogames fan should play.
  3. Mar 1, 2016
    85
    If you like this kind of adventures, Heavy Rain is one of the best. There's no evolution if you've played it before, but it's probably aimed at those who didn't own at PS3.
  4. Mar 1, 2016
    80
    A few years later, Heavy Rain has aged well in some aspects, and worst in others, but it's still one of the best cinematic experiences you can live on a home console.
  5. Mar 6, 2016
    80
    Heavy Rain is an absolute classic of its unique genre of videogames. The story of the origami killer can still charm with its blend of mystery and noir ingredients and the remastered graphics are a plus to enjoy it. Unfortunately, the gameplay mechanics feel a little old, but this alone doesn't really kill the experience as a whole.
  6. Mar 7, 2016
    75
    Although its clunky controls and inconsistent voice acting dates Heavy Rain, it still remains enjoyable (if mad) B-grade sholock. A stunning visual upgrade on the PlayStation 4 makes this the version to grab if you’re new to developer Quantic Dream’s games, and existing fans should find enjoyment in a richer aesthetic this time around.
  7. Feb 29, 2016
    50
    This remains a ground-breaking game, and it's still possible to appreciate the areas where it innovated, but time has not been kind to the title's damp performances and dismal writing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 74
  2. Negative: 7 out of 74
  1. Aug 4, 2016
    10
    Heavy Rain is truly one of a kind. It´s a telltale game on speed. Here there are true consequences. Most of the playable characters canHeavy Rain is truly one of a kind. It´s a telltale game on speed. Here there are true consequences. Most of the playable characters can actually die. Permanently. The decisions the player makes have a significant impact on the way the story unfolds. This can result in drastically different story outcomes. It is a truly fascinating approach to the medium of video games. You should really give it a try. Expand
  2. Aug 21, 2018
    10
    Not having the chance to try this game on previous gen, I regret the time I've lost without having played this Masterpiece. This is whatNot having the chance to try this game on previous gen, I regret the time I've lost without having played this Masterpiece. This is what every single player game should deliver. Addictive plot, freedom of choices and realistic acting. 10/10 Expand
  3. Apr 19, 2016
    9
    Heavy Rain is a near-perfect game that exceeds in mystery, narrative, and intensity. You play as 4 characters trying to arrest the OrigamiHeavy Rain is a near-perfect game that exceeds in mystery, narrative, and intensity. You play as 4 characters trying to arrest the Origami Killer, a murderer who drowns children in rainwater and leaves origami figures in their hands. The graphics on the PS4 are noticeably different from the graphics in the PS3 version, but I am disappointed that Quantic Dream didn't improve the AI in this version. Overall, you should definitely pick up this game if you never experienced it on PS3, but people who've already played the PS3 version should think twice. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2018
    8
    Overall its a great game with a great storyline, I really enjoyed it. The only negative thing are the controls which are improved in theirOverall its a great game with a great storyline, I really enjoyed it. The only negative thing are the controls which are improved in their next game. The graphics are okay, it does the job. Expand
  5. Oct 7, 2019
    8
    Great story with unexpected moments but sometimes is shadowed by clunky controlls.
  6. Mar 17, 2016
    7
    7.1/ STORY WITH SOME TWIST AND TURNS! AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A SERIAL KILLER AND HIS OBSESSION WITH DROWNING YOUNG BOYS WITH7.1/ STORY WITH SOME TWIST AND TURNS! AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A SERIAL KILLER AND HIS OBSESSION WITH DROWNING YOUNG BOYS WITH THE HOPE HIS FATHER WILL GO TO EXTREMES TO SAVE HIM! SOUND EFFECTS WERE GREAT WITHOUT THE HEADPHONES, HOWEVER THE ACTING COULD HAVE BEEN MORE IN CHARACTER AND EMOTIONAL SUCCEEDED! QUANTIC DREAM AND ITS OUICK TOUCH BUTTONS EFFECTS ARE ONLY AT ITS BEST WITH HAND TO HAND COMBAT SITUATIONS, OTHER THEN THAT THE QUICK TOUCH SEEMS LIKE A PESTERING EXPERIENCE WHEN LOOKING THROUGH EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY AND FOR BEING REMASTERED FOR THE PS4 THEIR WAS NOT A LOT OF EXTRA DETAIL WHICH SEEMED FROM THE ORIGINAL. MAKING THIS GAME MORE SUITABLE FOR THE PS3 RATHER THAN A REDEFINED GAME ON THE NEXT GEN CONSOLE! I WAS INTO THE GAME AT TIMES BUT WITH VOICE ACTING MOSTLY ON THE DOWN AND GRAPHICS NOT TOUCHED UP THAT MUCH IT WAS HARD TO SINK RIGHT IN; BUT WITH THE STORY IT HAD SUSPENSEFUL PIECES!
    OVERALL AVERAGE GAME 7.1/10
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  7. Mar 11, 2019
    0
    Mediocore story that barely makes any sense on it's own, awful motion controlls and overall bland presentation of the entire game. ModernMediocore story that barely makes any sense on it's own, awful motion controlls and overall bland presentation of the entire game. Modern gaming guys! You can just make weird movie with quick time events and call that a day! Expand

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