Percentile Rank

Heavy Rain is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

39%

Critics Recommend

Based on 32 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 3, 2019

If you loved the game when it first came out, you may find that Heavy Rain has lost some of its initial spark in comparison to newer games.

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Brock McLaughlin
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
Mar 2, 2016

The game looks really solid and stands the test of time both visually and mechanically

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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Mar 2, 2016

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.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
PlayStation Universe

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2019

Heavy Rain looks fantastic on PS4 and still has the power and sophistication to leave a lasting impression. Despite not fixing the glitches and awkward, robotic crowd scenes for this remaster, Quantic Dream's interactive drama is an absorbing experience not to be missed.

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Guns & Pixels
90%
90%
Mar 13, 2016

Heavy Rain delivers a morbid storyline, impressive cinematography and unique gameplay. It is as good as it was when first released, and a must play for fans of the genre.

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PushStartPlay
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2016

Quantic Dreams cult classic's Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls are the latest games to receive a new-gen makeover, but how will both games fair in this day and age, especially the 6-year-old Heavy Rain? Oh yeah and remember to press X for Jason!

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2016

Heavy Rain is definitely not for everyone.

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COGconnected
82 / 100
82 / 100
Mar 2, 2016

If you have never played Heavy Rain before, I definitely think it is worth discovering on the PS4.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2019

If you have played Heavy Rain before, I haven't. So I can't quite recommend to you whether or not to purchase this game because of any differences it may have had between console and PC.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2019

More could have been done to make Heavy Rain a bit more palatable for modern audiences, but the fact is that it’s still a great story-driven game despite its myriad of issues.

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Next Gen Base
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2016

If you've yet to pick up Heavy Rain, it's hard for me not to recommend as a curiosity. Released at a time when everything was getting increasingly more FPS centric, Heavy Rain made some bold leaps and for the most part, stuck the landing. Quite whether it all hangs together in 2016, though, it a subject that's up for debate. Personally, I think I'm enamoured with it enough to forgive its mis-steps, and even with very few changes outside of a sharpening up and new lights, it's well worth a pick up.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2016

Heavy Rain is an absolute classic of its unique genre ov videogames. The story of the origami killer can still charm with its blend of mistery 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.

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We Got This Covered
Mar 1, 2016

Six years may have passed since Heavy Rain was first released, but it still holds up very well and is a nice addition to the PS4's library.

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Critical Hit
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2016

If you've not played Quantic Dreams' pair of interactive dramas on the PlayStation 3, they're worth playing on Sony's newest console - if you can get past the lack of player agency as their inexorable progress pulls you through to their conclusions.

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GBAtemp
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2019

With its gripping plot and innovative controls, Heavy Rain is worth trying out for narrative-driven game lovers looking for something new.

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IGN
7.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2016

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.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
75 / 100
75 / 100
Jun 27, 2019

Heavy Rain is perfect game, PC port looks good and works smoothly

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Saudi Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jun 27, 2019

Entertaining narrative experience charms you with its events and mysteries, but it ends up with many plot , holes and unexplained events, with shallow gameplay & tiring controls. No effort has been done to the PC port but it's a good opportunity for new players, as for players who played it before I don't recommend replaying it.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jun 28, 2019

Heavy Rain was quite the unique release in 2010 and is still worth a look for genre fans. This PC re-release improves a lot of things about that original experience, but doesn't go as far as it could in some respects.

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Slant Magazine
Mar 5, 2016

The game is always concerned with telling a story rather than selling us the gimmick of player agency.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 3, 2016

David Cage's breakout title gets prettier, but not smarter.

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TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2019

If you've already played Heavy Rain on PS3, you won't miss anything. If you're totally new to it as a PC gamer, it might surprise you with its branching narrative and raw drama, even if the writing occasionally misses the mark.

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Game Revolution
Jun 26, 2019

Despite having some awkward control quirks while playing with a mouse and keyboard, the PC version of Heavy Rain is just as solid as the PlayStation 4 re-release.

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PC Gamer
69 / 100
PC Gamer

Top Critic

69 / 100
Jul 1, 2019

Heavy Rain is poorly written and not as smart as it thinks it is, but has a genuine sense of choice and consequence.

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GameCrate
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2016

Heavy Rain is a game best left to your memory. It makes a good case study for seeing how cinematic adventure games have evolved over time, but it just doesn't have the quality of newer games in the genre.

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GamingTrend
65 / 100
65 / 100
Jul 6, 2019

Nine years later, Heavy Rain's flaws have only become more pronounced. Even so, strong narrative design can't be denied, and it's just enough to ease the pain caused by the game's more outrageous blunders.

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Gameplanet
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2016

Heavy Rain Remastered doesn't go far enough in reworking its source material. It's still the definitive version of Quantic's murder mystery, but it still carries the flaws of its forefather.

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NZGamer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2016

Still visually striking, but poor voice acting has undone much of the gravitas it once had.

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TrustedReviews
Mar 2, 2016

Despite a few technical issues, this is the definitive version of Heavy Rain. The problem is that Heavy Rain now feels less like gaming's glorious, cinematic future, and more like a semi-interactive cul-de-sac; a string of scenes, some stronger than others, propelled along by quick time events. It's just about worth playing for its best bits, but other, less visually accomplished dramas do a better job of immersing you in their tale.

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Bloody Disgusting
Jul 28, 2019

It will infuriate, it will make you laugh unintentionally, and cringe to the center of the Earth at times, but Heavy Rain is still very much worth investigating for its bold, and often striking, weirdness.

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The Jimquisition
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2016

Ultimately, Heavy Rain is an experiment that both succeeded and failed, when it could easily have been a total success if the brains behind it weren't trying so hard to be smart and cared more about providing a sensible plot as opposed to a shocking one.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Mar 1, 2016

The forecast was never exactly great for Heavy Rain on the PS4. 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. If you're eager to go back to the release that gave life to the current spate of narrative-driven games, then this new-gen port does an admirable job of sprucing up the visuals. But while we don't want to hang this important outing out to dry, you should certainly beware of the inclement weather within.

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