Game Revolution writes: "Heavy Rain makes critics feel important. We don't really need to give any more attention and hype to triple-A titles like Mass Effect 2 and Bioshock 2 - their reputation precedes them and their marketing teams know what they're doing (we hope). However, even though Heavy Rain has the Sony giant as its publisher, it also has – much like Quantic Dream's last title Indigo Prophecy - that flavor of psychological new-wave game-redefining experimentation that most players have, understandably, yet to acquire a taste for. And it's our job as critics to make sure that you don't run away from games that just might change your mind about what games are all about. Heavy Rain is art, and by all means, you should take a look."