IGN UK writes: "For all Quantic Dreams' talk of action and consequence, it's probably Heavy Rain's least impressive achievement. Much like last year's Uncharted 2, it's the game's astonishing presentation and assured sense of narrative that captivates most. Unlike Uncharted though, it's idiosyncratic, unfamiliar - not to mention utterly pessimistic - and a much tougher recommendation as a result. Despite that, Heavy Rain's undoubtedly a sophisticated, fearless and often remarkable piece of entertainment. As a game it's not always successful but, as an experience, it's absolutely unforgettable".