Games Like Heavy Rain

If you’re looking for more cinematic games like Heavy Rain to immerse yourself into as you uncover engaging stories, then check out this list full of atmospheric experiences.

Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human game preview
Made by the same developers, this amazingly-detailed adventure has you controlling three android characters in a futuristic Detroit, where machines strive for freedom. Each of the characters, Connor, Markus and Kara has their own roles, and you get to choose what choices they make that hugely affect the city they inhabit. The emotional narrative continues regardless of the death of any of the main characters. With over 1.5 million copies sold since its May 2018 release, this is developer Quantic Dream’s top-selling title. Truly impressive visuals and great voice acting await you in this PS4 exclusive.
Metacritic Rating: 78 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls game preview
Yet another game by Heavy Rain developers, here you take control of Jodie Holmes as you see her grow from a little girl to an adult as she interacts with a bodiless soul named Aiden. Use Aiden’s powers as you make your way through action-packed sequences and stealth levels, while switching to Aiden and using him to do things such as heal characters, possess them and more. Make plenty of choices that affect the ending in this intense story-driven experience.
Metacritic Rating: 72 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Until Dawn

Until Dawn game preview
Until Dawn is a fantastic PS4 exclusive that has your regular horror story of a group of teenagers spending their night at a place in the woods, only to be attacked by some serial killer. Despite this though, Until Dawn manages to execute such a narrative to perfection, letting you control all eight teens throughout the game, while making decisions with huge consequences. Due to the amount of characters, there are so many outcomes that can happen that make each playthrough of this graphically top notch adventure a blast. If you like horror games, then Until Dawn is one of the best out there that you’ll surely enjoy.
Metacritic Rating: 79 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Walking Dead Series

The Walking Dead Series game preview
This episodic point-and-click journey is a Telltale series you don’t want to miss out on, whether you’re a fan of the comics or TV series or not. The 4 seasons see a little girl named Clementine slowly grow into a survivor as you meet a diverse cast of characters you will grow to love. While the 1st season doesn’t let you directly control Clementine, and there’s also an action-packed 3-part mini-series next to the 4 seasons showing the adventures of Michonne, The Walking Dead Series is a great journey filled with tough choices you have to check out.
Metacritic Rating: 89 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Life is Strange Series

Life is Strange Series game preview
Life is Strange puts you in the shoes of 18-year old Max Caulfield as she makes many decisions while using her power to rewind time to change her actions. This unique mechanic leads to interesting gameplay as you use it to your advantage in various situations. The emotional episodic series also has a prequel named Before the Storm, which doesn’t have the rewind feature but does have a ‘backtalk’ mechanic that lets Chloe Price make her way in dialogue, though the result may not always be to her will. If you haven’t played these unique titles already then you may want to check them out.
Metacritic Rating: 83 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy game preview
Fahrenheit was the successful game that helped push developer Quantic Dream into making great interactive storytelling titles of today, such as Heavy Rain. In this ‘interactive film’ as stated by the developers themselves at the time, you make various choices throughout an intense story that has you controlling four different characters as they try to figure out the mystery behind murders that possessed people have committed. Multiple endings, lots of quick-time events and features that determine character’s sanity as well as help you in branching conversations are at the core of this narrative-driven title you may want to try out.
Metacritic Rating: 61 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us game preview
One of the best episodic adventures by Telltale out there, The Wolf Among Us puts you in the shoes of sheriff Bigby Wolf as he investigates crime in Fabletown, a dangerous city with interesting fairy tale characters. Whether you’ve read the Fables comic books or not, this distinct-looking noir serves as a prequel to them and is actually canon. If you haven’t played this yet, you should definitely check it out as you’re in for a great story-driven adventure packed with choices to make.
Metacritic Rating: 80 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire game preview
L.A. Noire is possibly the best detective game out there. Set in 1940s Los Angeles, you solve brutal cases as Cole Phelps as he rises up the ranks of the police department. Alongside great 3rd-person shooter action, you search for clues and interrogate loads of different characters, trying to determine whether they’re lying by following their amazingly-detailed facial animations that were way ahead of its time thanks to MotionScan motion capture technology. If you love detective games, then L.A. Noire is a must-play as it offers an incredible detective experience like no other. Now there’s even a VR version
Metacritic Rating: 83 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Tales From The Borderlands

Tales from the Borderlands game preview
Telltale has managed to create an excellent story-driven experience in the Borderlands universe. You get to control two characters as you interact with the environment and gain money to buy items, while making many choices as you enjoy the humorous writing and memorable characters, both new and ones from the original Borderlands games. If you love Borderlands, you’ll love this comedic adventure.
Metacritic Rating: 85 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

The Last of Us

The Last Of Us game preview
The Last of Us has you exploring beautiful post-apocalyptic areas as Joel and Ellie struggle to survive. A mix of great 3rd-person action and stealth gameplay alongside immersive storytelling makes The Last of Us a cinematic journey to remember. Use a wide range of weapons as you outsmart hostile survivors and deal with the infected. If you have a PS3 or PS4, The Last of Us is a game you don’t want to miss out on.
Metacritic Rating: 95 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Alan Wake

Alan Wake game preview
Save your wife as you dive deep into the small town of Bright Falls, fighting the darkness written in one of your own novels. As Alan Wake, you get to experience an intense story structured in the fashion of TV series, while you explore the forests and use your flashlight or other items that emit light to take down a variety of enemies shielded by dark. If you’re looking for an atmospheric thriller, then Alan Wake is a great choice that won’t disappoint.
Metacritic Rating: 83 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Some Facts About Heavy Rain

In this film noir thriller game, you will take control of four different characters, who are all tied in some way to the mysterious Origami killer. The lives of these four individuals are in your hands, and your actions as one can lead to fatal consequences for the others.

About the Game

  • Released: (PS3) 18 Feb, 2010 / (PS4) 1 Mar, 2016
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4
  • Developer: Quantic Dream
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 87

System Requirements

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How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 10 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 12 Hours
  • Completionist 22 Hours
  • All Styles 10 Hours
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