Heavy Rain

2010 video game developed by Quantic Dream

Heavy Rain is an interactive action-adventure psychological thriller video game made by Quantic Dream for the PlayStation 3.

Heavy Rain
Developer(s)Quantic Dream
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
Quantic Dream (PC)
Director(s)David Cage
Producer(s)Charles Coutier
Designer(s)David Cage Edit this on Wikidata
Writer(s)David Cage
Composer(s)Normand Corbeil
Ferbruary 23, 2010
  • PlayStation 3
    • NA: February 23, 2010
    • EU: February 24, 2010
    • AU: February 25, 2010
    • UK: 26 February 2010
    PlayStation 4
    • NA: March 1, 2016
    • PAL: March 2, 2016
    • UK: March 4, 2016
    • WW: June 24, 2019
Genre(s)Interactive drama, action-adventure

There was a patch released for the game which allowed player to use the PlayStation Move controller.

The player controls Ethan Mars, the main protagonist who is trying to find his son after he kidnapped by a serial killer known as the Origami Killer that drowns their victims in rainwater. The player also controls investigative journalist Madison Paige, FBI profiler Norman Jayden, and private detective Scott Shelby. Paige, Jayden and Shelby are all trying to find out the Origami Killer's identity.



CNN and Gaming Union named the game as Game of the Year in 2010.[1] It was also named as the Best PS3 Game of 2010 by both GameSpy and IGN and was included in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die in 2011.[2]



The game received a high-definition (HD) remaster, which released on PlayStation 4 in March 2016.[3]

PC port


The game was ported to PC's running Microsoft Windows along with two other games made by Quantic Dream in Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human on 22 July 2019.[4]


  1. "GOTY 2010: Game of the Year Award". GamingUnion.net. Archived from the original on 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
  2. "Best PS3 Game of the Year". IGN. Archived from the original on 2012-06-13. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
  3. Loveridge, Sam (19 October 2016). "22 HD remasters that completely change your favourite games, from PS4 to Wii U". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  4. Co, Franz (16 May 2019). "Heavy Rain, Beyond, and Detroit PC release dates and demos revealed". GameRevolution.com. Retrieved 11 August 2022.

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