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Writer:
David Cage (written by)
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Release Date:
23 February 2010 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
How far would you go to save someone you love? See more »
Plot:
As a child goes missing, his father tirelessly works to rescue him, while a journalist, an FBI agent, and a private detective try to identify his kidnapper known only as the "Origami Killer". Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An extraordinary game See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Pascal Langdale ... Ethan Mars (voice)

Jacqui Ainsley ... Madison Paige (voice)

Judi Beecher ... Madison Paige (voice)

Sam Douglas ... Scott Shelby (voice)

Leon Ockenden ... Norman Jayden (voice)

Mike Powers ... Carter Blake (voice)
Aurélie Bancilhon ... Lauren Winters (voice)

Max Renaudin Pratt ... Shaun Mars / Scott Sheppard (voice) (as Max Renaudin)
Quentin de Gruttola ... Shaun Mars / Jason Mars (voice)

Ginnie Watson ... Grace Mars / Hospital Nurse / Passer-by Trendy Woman (voice)
Leslie Clack ... Charles Kramer (voice)

Antony Hickling ... Gordi Kramer / Ash / Passer-by Trendy Man (voice)
Taylor Gasman ... Jason Mars / John Sheppard (voice)
Tommy Simeon ... Jason Mars (voice)
Norman Stokle ... Manfred (voice)
Patricia Davidson ... Ann Sheppard (voice)

Tercelin Kirtley ... Nathaniel Willians / Miroslav Korda / Zoran - Kramer's Bodyguard #1 / Paco's Bodyguard / Andrew - Robber / Cop / Passer-by Trendy Man (voice)

Paul Bandey ... Captain Perry / Carousel Ticket Seller / TV Emcee / Garage Mechanic (voice)
Christian Erickson ... The Doc / Motel Receptionist / Blue Lagoon Barman (voice)
Elena Odessa Ray ... Mrs. Campbell / Susan Bowles / Passer-by Trendy Woman (voice)
Annette Faure ... Mrs. Campbell (voice)
Peter Thias ... Troy / Tony - Kramer's Bodyguard #2 / Bodyguard #1 / Bodyguard #2 / Cop (voice) (as Pete Thias)

Vincent Haquin ... Troy (voice)

David Gasman ... Mad Jack / Hassan / Paco Mendez / Clown in the mall / Gravedigger / Passer-by Trendy Man (voice)
Frédéric Bindebongue ... Mad Jack (voice) (as Frederic Bindebongue)

Conrad Cecil ... Clarence Dupre (voice)

Olivier Schneider ... Miroslav Korda (voice)
Edward Hamilton-Clark ... TV Speaker / Ash / Cop / Passer-by Trendy Man (voice)
Belkacem Esbahi ... Hassan (voice)
James Sparrow ... Jayden's Barman (voice)
Gaston Berrak ... Jayden's Barmen (voice)
Armando Gamberini ... ARI Barman / Carousel Ticket Seller (voice)
Lexie Kendrick ... Hospital Receptionist / Charlene / Passer-by Trendy Woman / Britney Sanders (voice)
Claudette Belhassen ... Hospital Receptionist (voice)
Nolwenn Chailoot ... Hospital Nurse (voice)
Xavier Jozelon ... TV Speaker (voice)
Michèle Seeberger ... Charlene (voice)
Jean-Marie Jasnot ... Motel Receptionist (voice)
Marcel Ebbo ... Clown in the Mall (voice)
Michael Rickwood ... Brad Silver (voice)
Emmanuel Deslouis ... Zoran - Kramer's Bodyguard #1 (voice)
Ludovic Korchia ... Tony - Kramer's Bodyguard #2 (voice)
Amadou Diallo ... Gravedigger (voice) (as Amanda Dia)
Lylian Jolliot ... Blue Lagoon Barman (voice)
Laurena Jouvin ... Passer-by Trendy Woman (voice)
Christelle Philippe ... Passer-by Trendy Woman (voice)
Mélodie Rémia ... Passer-by Trendy Woman (voice)
David Press ... Paco's Bodyguard (voice)
Calixte Gagnon ... Jeremy Bowles (voice) (as Calixte Ganon)
Florent Niwinski ... Andrew - Robber (voice)
Diane Dassigny ... Britney Sanders (voice)
Sacha Delatour ... John Sheppard / Scott Sheppard (voice)
Maya Mendiburu ... Baby Emily Bowles (voice)
Guy Pomares ... Bodyguard #1 (voice)
Michael Collat ... Bodyguard #2 (voice) (as Mickael Collart)
Moussa Cissé ... Cop (voice)
Gérard Thibout ... Cop (voice)
Pierre Cattan ... Passer-by Trendy Man (voice)
Marc-Anthony Patte ... Passer-by Trendy Man (voice)
Maxime Pollier ... Passer-by Trendy Man (voice)
François Guillaume ... Garage Mechanic (voice)
Raquel Hoch ... Mother in Park (voice)
Rudy Bizot ... Passer-by Man (voice)
Olivier Bismuth ... Passer-by Man (voice)
Julien Ratel ... Passer-by Man (voice)
Zelda Rittner ... Passer-by Woman / Passer-by Old Lady (voice)
Nathalie Bizot ... Passer-by Woman (voice) (as Nathalie Biz)
Marie Moriette ... Passer-by Woman (voice)
Mélanie Mary ... Passer-by Woman (voice)
Laurence Vaissiére ... Passer-by Woman (voice)
Samy Lalmi ... Passer-by Boy (voice)
Olisman Magiraga ... Passer-by Boy (voice)
Vincent Bowen ... Passer-by Boy (voice)
Mae Renaudin ... Passer-by Girl (voice)
Ophélie Nzimbu ... Passer-by Girl (voice)
Sabrina Boistard ... Passer-by Girl (voice)
Nir Jonklewicz ... Passer-by Hospital (voice)
Michael Bapté ... Passer-by DJ (voice)
Alexandra Morales ... Passer-by Showgirl (voice) (as Alexandra Moralés)
Géraldine Masquelier ... Passer-by Showgirl (voice)
Jean Peyrelade ... Passer-by Homeless Man (voice)
Chantal Zarour ... Passer-by Old Lady (voice)
Fred Borilla ... Passer-by Cop (voice)
Frederic Venant ... Passer-by Cop (voice) (as Frèdéric Venant)
Véronique Willemin ... Passer-by Cop (voice)
Mourad Karoul ... Passer-by Bodyguard (voice)
Niddal El Mellouhi ... Intruder (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Canestrari ... FBI Agent Rikard (voice)
Barbara Scaff ... Madison Paige (voice: "Chronicle 1: The Taxidermist")

Directed by
David Cage 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Cage  written by

Produced by
Guillaume de Fondaumiere .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Normand Corbeil 
 
Production Design by
Thierry Flamand 
 
Art Direction by
Christophe Brusseaux 
 
Set Decoration by
Cécilia Blom 
 
Art Department
François Baranger .... concept artist
Damien Charbon .... cinematic artist
Stéphane Dufournier .... character artist
Benoit Godde .... concept artist
Virginie Hernvann .... assistant set decorator
Morgan Yon .... concept artist
Michael A. Zimmerman .... marketing artist
 
Sound Department
Mathieu Fiorentini .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Raoul Barbet .... motion capture technician
Thomas Champon .... motion capture technical director
Aaron McFarland .... dynamic theme design
 
Stunts
Grégory Loffredo .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Frédérique Barkoff .... talent coordinator
 
Music Department
Jonathan Allen .... music engineer
Jonathan Allen .... music mixer
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Thomas Bowes .... orchestra leader
Normand Corbeil .... conductor
Normand Corbeil .... orchestrator
Terry Devine-King .... composer: additional music
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Steve Mair .... musician: double bass
Charlotte Matthews .... assistant orchestra contractor
Bruce White .... viola
 
Other crew
Raoul Barbet .... game designer
Renata Bertolas .... Italian dubbing
Sabine Crossen .... motion capture performer
Kevin Ellen .... miscellaneous crew
Gianni Gaude .... Italian dubbing: Scott Shelby
Claudia Gerini .... Italian dubbing: Madison Paige
Arran Green .... senior video designer
Lee Howell .... game tester
Pino Insegno .... Italian dubbing: Ethan Mars
Pascal Langdale .... facial motion capture: Ethan Mars
Giuliana Nanni .... Italian dubbing
Aurelien Poma .... community manager
 
Thanks
Quentin de Gruttola .... very special thanks
 

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DTS (PlayStation version)
Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:16 | Japan:D (CERO) | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | UK:18 (PEGI) | UK:16 (PEGI) (edited version) | USA:M (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
90 actors were cast for the game, which uses motion capture to produce life-like animation.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The game is supposed to be set in the United States, but some of the cars that are featured have European-style license plates. The most obvious example is the sports-car Ethan picks up in "Chapter 18 - The Bear".See more »
Quotes:
Madison Paige:You go girl!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off Heavy Rain (????)See more »

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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
An extraordinary game, 3 July 2010
Author: freemantle_uk from United Kingdom

Before it's release in March 2010 there was already a massive amount of buzz to the release of Heavy Rain, impressing at video games conferences, including E3 when it's film rights in 2006. This was a game that promised a truly interactive experience.

In an unnamed Eastern American city, the Origami Killer is stalking the streets. His modus operandi

is to kidnap young boys in the autumn and place them in a well until their drown from rain water: so they usually have about 3 to 6 days to live. In 2011 he continues and the games focuses on 4 characters. Ethan Mars (Pascal Langdale) is an architect whom oldest son died and lives a depressed live. He is distant to his younger son Shaun. But when Shaun is kidnapped by the Origami Killer Ethan has to go through a series of Saw like trials set up by the Killer for clues to his son's whereabouts. Norman Jayden (Leon Ockenden) is an FBI profiler sent to help the police with their investigation. He has to find clues and suspects as he battles against his police partners and his own drug addiction. Madison Paige (Judi Beecher) is a journalist who suffers from insomnia. She befriends Ethan and conducts her own investigation to help him, using her contacts and journalistic instincts. Finally there is Scott Selby (Sam Douglas), a private detective who has been asked by the victims' families to investigate the case. He asks the parents of the victims questions and suspects the son of a powerful millionaire. He is also befriended by the mother of one of the victims, Lauren Winter (Aurélie Bancilhon), who forces herself on Scott as a partner. They all race against time to save Shaun Mars and find the killer.

The big selling point of Heavy Rain is that the player makes their own way throughout the game, with every decision he/she makes will have an influence on the outcome. If a character dies in the game their stay dead, there are no extra lives. This is a game where you have to conduct actions for the investigation, sometimes, you it won't let you move forward until you do a certain task, but also miss things that could have consequences afterwards. The other part of the gameplay are real time action scenes where you would need to do the right command in the middle of say a fight or a chase scene. If it goes wrong then you character may die. The gameplay was very similar to Shenmue, one of the best games that was made for the Dreamcast; but there is more threat in Heavy Rain and some of the interesting aspects are hearing the characters' thoughts and taking a conservation in a different direction. The game also has multiple endings, depending what happens to the characters, on whether they live, are arrested or pick up enough clues. It a good reason to play the game many times over.

The other excellent element is the story, which could have worked as a film. It is dark, violence, but mostly has a good combo of down-to-earth realism to more over-the-top elements you would expert in a computer game, e.g. the electric maze. The tone is much like a film noir, with dark complex characters with interesting backstories, particularly Ethan's. Many cut-scenes in games annoy some people, but in this game they are important and it adds to the cinematic nature of the game. There is a great voice acting in the game. Langdale is the best as the emotional depressed but driven man who feels the guilt of loosing both his sons. Hopefully his live-action acting is just as good.

But there isn't complete freedom that is promised. There are still scenes that you are forced to go through and there is not much change in the outcome of some events. If the game was able to combine Shenmue's fights, Heavy Rain's multiple ending and storyline and the Sandbox environment of the Grand Theft Auto and other Rockstar games then you would have the perfect game: besides the Football Manager and Total War series.

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