NZGamer: "Rain is a moving yet quiescent exploration of a very real emotion. It manages an unsettling but tranquil tale that wants you to confront your own fears of being alone. It does so with story and gameplay in unison, though it could have told us a lot more by saying a little less. The narrative is the gameplay's only raison d'etre, which is something I'd like to see more regularly in games (think BioShock Infinite.) The gameplay nevertheless achieves some unique and interesting elements itself. It may not be very difficult, but that again doesn't seem to be the point. In the same vein as Journey, Flower, and Shadow of the Colossus, it seeks to deliver something more heartfelt. By story's end, it will have done exactly that."