Heavy Rain Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** If following a guide, the Platinum trophy is not particularly difficult to unlock – just requires some time.
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Heavy Rain was first released on the PlayStation 3 in February, 2010, then ported onto the PlayStation 4 with improved graphics and resolution in March 2016, as both a stand-alone title or included with Beyond: Two Souls in the Quantic Dream Collection.
The game is a third-person, noir-ish mystery, where you take control of four different characters; Ethan Mars, an architect who, after a fatal accident with his elder son, is now divorced and morbid; Norman Jayden, an FBI profiler who is called in by the police to assist in finding the Origami Killer; Scott Shelby, a private investigator conducting his own search for the killer; Madison Paige, a journalist suffering from insomnia who assists Ethan on his quest to find his kidnapped son.
What makes this game unique, besides the gameplay itself, is the fact that the story continues, regardless if any of your four characters die or not. There is no reload or infinite lives - should you get Ethan or Norman killed, they don?ft come back. The story moves on without them, leaving a vast number of possible endings.
The game is not very difficult, just takes a little time. Once you've completed the storyline, you should have acquired nearly half the trophies. After that, it's possible to warp back to previous chapters to collect any missed trophies. You can even select the game on Easy, if you're in a rush for that Platinum.
NOTE: The Trophies on the PS4 version have a separate list than those on the PS3.
We recommend just sitting back and playing through the game, enjoying the story. Once you've completed your first playthrough, you should have close to 50% of the trophies, depending on how well you performed on some challenges. After that, it's time to go back and mop-up those that you missed.
It's not possible to unlock every trophy on your first playthrough, since some of them involve selecting alternative choices. You can, however, backtrack to any chapter once you've finished the story, so if you missed a particular trophy by messing up a challenge, simply reload that chapter and try again. Note: Anytime you skip back, your new save will begin at that point. So when you start warping back to past chapters, start warping back to past chapters, start with the earliest trophy, then work your way once again through the new story, collecting as many other trophies as possible. Then warp back again, and continue this process until all the trophies are locked.
The All Endings trophy will be the most time consuming, since you need to have unlocked every possible scene. Use the walkthroughs in our Links page, and start a checklist of which endings you've seen. For each one, certain conditions must be met (e.g., one particular character must die, another needs to be arrested, etc) which are also stated in the walkthroughs.
Here is a Walkthrough for the storyline, which also gives advice on the challenges:
And a Walkthrough by Video Games Blogger, complete with videos:
http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2010/01/25/heavy rain walkthrough video guide from the start ps3.htm
And another Walkthrough, provided by StrategyWiki:
This is a Trophy Guide on Playstation Lifestyle:
And if that doesn't help, here is a text-based Trophy Guide which was hosted on IGN. This particular guide also states all conditions required for the FBI Investigator, Four Heroes, Nerd, Perfect Crime, as well as all the possible endings. We, at Trophy Hunter, found this guide particularly useful:
For a basic Trophy List, visit: