Close search results
Close search results
×

Heavy
Rain

Play YouTube video

Play OverviewPlay Overview

Heavy Rain (2010) is from the same Quantic Dream studio who made Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human. It preceded these games but shared the same branching narrative and photo-realistic aspirations.

In this game, you play the parent of an abducted child and must follow a trail of clues and gruesome challenges to save your son. You also play a detective investigating the case, a journalist also interested in uncovering what happened and a private investigator.

The choices you make in the game, and how well you perform in the challenges that require you to press combinations of buttons in quick succession, can result in one of the four characters dying and the narrative changing dramatically.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Heavy Rain 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 20 months ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Heavy Rain. Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Narrative game with Action, Fighting and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has received a PEGI 18. Graphic violence, violence against vulnerable and defenceless characters, depictions of sexual violence and use of strong language. There is one scene in the game where your female character is held at gunpoint and told to strip, this can end in full nudity depending on the actions of the player. Later in this level your character has the man who held her at gunpoint, gaffer-taped to a chair as she questions him for information. This involves her grabbing his genitals in a way to cause pain.

The game also contains use of the expletive “*!@?*”.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong violence, themes and sex scene.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Players need to be able to process information and make choices that have permanent consequences. There is some moving around and investigation skill required. Being able to enter into the narrative with a strong imagination also enhances the experiences.

CostsCosts

Heavy Rain usually costs £16.99 to £24.99.
 

Heavy Rain

Steam Store PC £16.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
On PlayStation 3 you can purchase "The Taxidermist" addition content for Madison Paige, before the events of the main game. This is not available in the game's PlayStation 4 or PC port.

There is also a "Move edition" which allows you to use the Playstation Move controllers to control the game, and this comes with The Taxidermist pre-installed. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/10/2010, updated in 2019

Out Now: PC, PS3 and PS4

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative (Action, Fighting and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 24 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Weather

Developer: Quantic Dream (@Quantic_Dream)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

Subscribe to our free newsletter

Subscribe
Carina Initiatives
PlayStation
HSBC
GameOpedia
Xbox
YouTube
Facebook
Twitter
Discord
Contact Us
About