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Rain is a 3D game with an emphasis on puzzle elements set in a city loosely inspired by mid-twentieth century Paris. In the introduction with watercolour visuals the protagonist is introduced, a young boy who meant to go to the circus, but is bedridden because of a fever. He hears a sound outside his window and sees the silhouette of a monster in the rain, chasing the silhouette of a girl. He goes outside, follows the ghostly creatures through a door of light and discovers that just like them he has become invisible. The game environment is drenched in continuous rain and only when standing in the rain does his silhouette become visible and can he be spotted. When in a dry environment or seeking shelter he is completely invisible. He decided to find the girl before the unknown monster does.

The game is set in a dark, 3D city environment with free movement and cinematic, fixed camera perspectives based on the boy's position. The boy can move around, run, jump, climb and interact with the environment. He cannot attack, so most of the game he needs to use the environment to distract enemies or find cover. He can push items around to create platforms to reach new parts of the environment. Many of the enemies, afflicted with the same invisibility except when in the rain, need to be lured away with distractions and sounds to reach passages and nearby items. In many cases it is also necessary to run away and hide.

The game consists of eight chapters. After the game is finished it can be played again to collect three memories per chapter. These provide additional pieces of the story and are presented in the game as orbs that come up from the ground, often hidden in non-obvious places. They only appear when the boy is near them and can be picked up by walking over them.

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Rain PlayStation 3 The design is absolutely Parisian.
Rain PlayStation 3 And I jump
Rain PlayStation 3 A prolonged chase.
Rain PlayStation 3 In game titles are fine by me.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Lost in the rain" -- Hong Kong title

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USgamer Oct 01, 2013 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Vandal Online Oct 01, 2013 8.8 out of 10 88
Canadian Online Gamers Network Oct 01, 2013 88 out of 100 88
Polygon Oct 01, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
Cheat Code Central Oct 01, 2013 4.2 out of 5 84
Anime News Network Oct 12, 2013 B+ 83
LevelUp Oct 01, 2013 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Oct 01, 2013 7 out of 10 70
IGN Oct 01, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Slant Oct 01, 2013 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Sciere (473856) added Rain (PlayStation 3) on May 19, 2015