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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: 89 out of 138
  2. Negative: 17 out of 138
  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. Mar 15, 2019
    10
    This is a great game. Of course it's not for everybody but I enjoyed it a lot. It has really good graphics for a ps3 game. I beat it in aboutThis is a great game. Of course it's not for everybody but I enjoyed it a lot. It has really good graphics for a ps3 game. I beat it in about 10 hours in middle difficulty and I only lost one person. This game reminds me a bit Until Dawn cause you can lose people although in Until Dawn it's much difficult to keep all of them alive. And this game doesn't have as nasty moments as in Until Dawn (only a couple or so). The story and the soundtrack are great. Plus, it has a few details that you don't normally find in other games. If you are thinking to play Beyond or this game I would recommend to play this game before and if you don't like it don't even try Beyond, which for me is very good as well, but it's way more relax than this one. I don't know I just feel lucky to had the oportunity to play this game in my ps4. I don't understand some low rates unless they're people who only play normal action games. Expand
  3. Jul 17, 2020
    9
    This game is an absolute masterpiece, well besides the game. Cinematically, story-wise and thinking about graphics, this game is amazinglyThis game is an absolute masterpiece, well besides the game. Cinematically, story-wise and thinking about graphics, this game is amazingly good, gripping and just overall a massive achievement. My only complaint is that the gameplay is pretty bad, but really, since everything else is so good, I didn't even really notice while playing and I've certainly never found a game that I've enjoyed more than this. Expand
  4. May 24, 2018
    8
    Heavy Rain is a simulation of one of the most difficult jobs there is: being a single father... whose son won't do his homework.

    (There's
    Heavy Rain is a simulation of one of the most difficult jobs there is: being a single father... whose son won't do his homework.

    (There's also something about a serial killer but that seems like a secondary plot somewhat clumsily tacked on to the main game.)
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  5. Jun 2, 2020
    8
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  6. Sep 17, 2019
    7
    The things I dislike most about this are the voice acting and the huge plot holes. The children sound incredibly French and that's down to theThe things I dislike most about this are the voice acting and the huge plot holes. The children sound incredibly French and that's down to the developers being French and not hiring talent from other countries instead. It gets really annoying and just feels cheap. It ruins the world of the game and doesn't make it seem real for you to immerse in. These are meant to be children from Philadelphia that are American sounding. Their voice acting isn't even good, it feels as though they got one of the production staff's children to do it rather than actual voice actors. This had a good budget so why cut corners like that?

    The plot holes are so annoying. They expect you to just understand it and work it out yourself but some stuff just makes 0 sense. You would only know if you knew about the deleted scenes. So they just left stuff that was only significant with the deleted scenes and on its own it's just unclear. They should've really cleared those bits.

    The controls are a bit funny and they're not as good as with Detroit. Then again, this did come out years before Detroit on the PS3 so I can let that slide.

    Overall, the plot is okay. I enjoyed playing through it and this was quite fresh at the time it was released. Your inability to meet QTEs can actually result in the main characters dying so the stakes are high. But this is only during certain parts of the game, it's not like Until Dawn where there are several moments where characters can die. Of course, if you just don't do anything then it just looks very comedic and unrealistic as it can take a few failed QTEs until you finally die, but the idea of failing and consequently dying is still there regardless. So if you're in for a good crime thriller plot, I'd recommend this. After all, it's the plot you play for in these kind of games. But expect a lot of plot holes like characters suddenly knowing others despite never ever meeting them or knowing of their existence.

    I feel like there are some plot holes and inconsistencies without spoiling, so I do have to dock points there.

    This was a decent effort by the developers, however this has definitely not aged as well, especially compared to Detroit which is much better on all levels.
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  7. Jul 24, 2020
    0
    bad game tells boring story with ridiculous gameplay(take a shower idk). I heard a lot from consol gamers that Heavy Rain is masterpiece. pog.bad game tells boring story with ridiculous gameplay(take a shower idk). I heard a lot from consol gamers that Heavy Rain is masterpiece. pog. podpivasniky Expand

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