Heavy Rain is a cinematic psychological thriller game developed by Quantic Dream and released in February 2010 for Play Station 3. A new version of the game was published for PlayStation 4 in March 2016. And the PC version was released on June 2019 via the Epic Games Store
The game follows the story of four characters brought together by faith, in a fictional story in an American city obsessed with a serial murderer, called the Origami Killer. It’s about adult issues and how far would you go to save someone you love?
About this game
the drama through the eyes of four different characters swept up in a wave of
terror in an American city in October 2011. The city remains unnamed but with
some signs in the game, we can say it’s near New York. The publisher also said
that the city was modeled based on Philadelphia.
journalist Madison Paige, FBI agent Norman Jayden, private detective Scott
Shelby, and architect Ethan Mars, some ordinary people with very different
backgrounds and motivations. They are living in an unnamed rain-soaked American
city terrorized by the Origami killer, A murderer who kidnaps young boys and
kills his victims by drowning them over several days. Bodies were found with a
small origami animal and an orchid.
a closer look in each character:
– Ethan Mars
He is the
main protagonist. A successful architect living with his wife Grace and his two
sons, Jason and Shaun. Ethan lost ten-years-old Jason in a mall and then finds
him on the other side of the street. Jason got happy after finding his dad and
want to run towards him when a car gets close really fast. Ethan tries to
protect him but the accident leads to little Jason’s death and put Ethan in a coma
for six months. Ethan and Grace got divorced after that tragic accident and
have dual custody of distant and depressed Shaun. On one of the night which
Shaun is staying with Ethan, Ethan receives a weird letter, blacks out, and
then wake up on an unfamiliar street holding an origami dog in his hand.
– Scott Shelby
straight-shooting retired police lieutenant working as a private investigator at
the moment. He works for the victim’s families. He interviews with the victim’s
parents and other related sources. His investigations will reveal important
clues for solving the mystery
– Norman Jayden
unstable, irritating FBI agent who is in town for helping the local police
department to catch the Origami Killer. He is addicted to Triptocaine, a
fictional drug, witch causes him instability.
– Madison Paige
photojournalist whose connection with the antagonist isn’t obvious till the
last stage of the game. She’s a tough girl that does whatever she can to help
find the Origami Killer’s identity.
endings are possible in Heavy Rain. The main characters might die base on the
choices you make. You will face many moments in the game that your decision
will matter. And each may cause serious harm.
Initial release date: February 18, 2010 Developer: Quantic Dream Producer(s): Charles Coutier Awards: BAFTA Games Award for Technical Innovation, BAFTA Games Award for Story, BAFTA Games Award for Original Score Genres: Interactive storytelling, Action-adventure game Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows