Heavy Rain is considered to be a cult classic that comes with a variety of cut scenes that appear based on whether or not the player is successful at completing a solid play through a scene.
In many cases a player will be required to play through the story a few times in order to collect all of the achievements, however, players should note that it does not matter what difficulty they set the game to, essentially meaning that players can grind this game in the easiest game mode in order to acquire all of the achievements with as little pressure as possible.
The following guide will obviously have a great deal of spoilers and will take players through a step by step achievement list for everything they can acquire while playing Heavy Rain.
These include all of the hidden achievements that are in the game.
The guide will also cover everything a player must do in order to ensure that they unlock an achievement as there are many achievements that require players to set them up with chapters that are previous to the chapter where the achievement is unlocked.
In order to obtain the Happy Birthday achievement players must complete the three tasks that fully set up for the birthday.
The three tasks include completing Ethan’s Work, Setting the Table and Playing with Ethan’s kids.
Players must begin by heading downstairs to Ethan’s office, located to the bottom right of the kitchen.
While in the office players will have the option to draw their new sketch for a building on the draft board essentially only being done the drawing when Ethan signs his signature.
When Ethan’s family is home he will be asked to set the table, players must head to their cutlery cupboard, to the left of the table under all the the presents.
Players will have to make sure that the cutlery is gently placed as if players move too quickly Ethan’s wife will get upset.
Upon finishing placing the dishes players should head outside to play with their children.
It doesn’t matter what child players choose to play with first, however, players will have to play with their children until they are forced to drop them. This means that players must not select the prompt or else this achievement will not unlock.
Happy Birthday will be completed after Chapter 3.
The Good Father requires players to do a good job completing all of the tasks to take care of Shaun.
Due to the fact that time is continuously moving forward leaving lots of room for mistakes.
In order to collect this achievement, players will need to make sure that they keep their eyes on the clock at all times.
Players will have to complete the following tasks:
Around 4:30 players must give Shaun a snack which includes a piece of fruit, chips and a granola snack.
Around 5:00 players must ask Shaun to do his homework, standing close to him to ensure that he does it.
Around 7:00 players must head to the fridge and heat up a meal for for Shaun.
Around 8:00 players will have to ask Shaun to go to bed, where they must follow him. While upstairs Shaun will ask for Ethan to locate his teddy bear, accept this task.
Players will find Shaun’s teddy in the laundry room to the right of the kitchen located on the washing machine.
Return Shaun’s teddy to him and tuck him in for the night.
In order to receive Private Eye, players must get Lauren to confide in them while in the 4th Chapter “Sleazy Place.”
In order to get Lauren to confide in you, you will need to select the following prompts:
Compassionate, Convince, Trick
When exiting Lauren’s apartment a man, Troy, will begin banging on Lauren’s door.
Players will have to walk back in and try to protect Lauren, essentially beating Troy up.
To receive the FBI Investigator, players must find all of the clues related to the Origami Killer at the Crime Scene.
The following are all the locations for clues:
Inside of the Tent
- Boy’s Face
- Orchid on Chest
- Origami in Hand
- Hand a second Time
- Cut on Leg
Pollen trail near the tent
Blood on Train Tracks
Footprints on Train Tracks
Blood on Fence
Footprints on the top of the hill
Tire Tracks at the top of the hill
Completing all of this will also start unlocking the achievement “Nerd” which will require 3 more steps throughout the game.
In order to obtain the Good Friends achievement, players must get along with Shaun while at the park.
Players must essentially play two games with Shaun and then buy him Candy.
The Good Friends achievement will unlock after the 8th Chapter, though it must be done in the seventh chapter.
GOT TO REMEMBER!
An achievement I struggled with, since I rarely can be arsed to remember things and simply did not think to take anything in and didn’t initially realize that you were actually able to check the time and what not.
When Norman is talking to Ethan players will have to answer Norman’s questions with the following answers:
The time was 4:15
Shaun’s jacket was beige
Shaun’s trousers were green
While in Hassan’s Shop players will be met by a criminal who wants to rob the store.
Players will have to go through this whole scene without pausing the game as pausing the game will essentially cause the player to fail this scene.
The Negotiator achievement requires players to get the criminal to leave on his own will without putting up a real fight, the following are the conversation options players will have to use in order to do so:
PERFECT CRIME (STEP 1/6)
The Perfect Crime achievement is one that has 6 parts, though it starts in Hassan’s Shop.
It should be noted that players will not be able to get the Negotiator and Perfect Crime achievement in the same run and if players are hoping to get both achievements in the same run they must head back to the menu and rerun the 10th Chapter.
Instead of making your way to the front of the shop to stop the robber from doing anything, players will have to stay at the back of the shop until Hassan has been shot and the robber leaves.
As soon as Hassan is shot players can head to the front of the store in order to hear Hassan’s last words, unlocking the first step of the 6 step process.
During the scene where Ethan is at home and the paparazzi are outside players will have to sneak out of their house without being seen by any journalists.
In order to sneak out players must leave through the kitchen door, go to the right through the alleyway and get into their car without being seen or caught by any of the journalists.
Players will not be able to see this achievement until they have completed Chapter 14 though it is completed during Chapter 12.
During the Train station scene players will witness the whole crowd freeze and will gain the opportunity to knock patrons onto the floor.
Players will have to knock at least 50 patrons to the floor in order to unlock this achievement.
In order to obtain the Lucky Locker achievement, players will have to locate the right locker and only attempt to open it instead of trying multiple lockers.
To locate the correct locker players must take two lefts at the end of the hallway until they reach row 18.
The locker is located at the top.
BLUNDER & SELF CONTROL
Blunder and Self Control are two achievements that players are unable to obtain in the exact same run as players will essentially gain an achievement for killing Nathanial or not killing Nathanial.
Players will receive Blunder for shooting Nathanial and will gain Self Control for saving Nathanial.
Players can essentially save and head to the main menu to repeat this scene if they don’t want to waste time repeating the story.
In order to obtain the Baby Master achievement players will have to make sure to take care of Lauren’s baby with no mistakes.
Players may want to switch into an easier difficulty if they are struggling with the slow mechanics as this seems to be the biggest struggle players have with the scene.
The easiest game mode does not feature any slow mechanics.
In order to get the Good Driver achievement players must successfully make it through the Bear Trial driving challenge, though players can make mistakes during this scene and still get the Achievement.
Kamizake is a bit more difficult to obtain as it will require players to to choose the best route while driving down the highway.
The following are the instructions on how to successfully make it down the highway in the fastest route:
Choose to Go Left
Choose to go Right
Choose to go Left
Tilt Left and Right while you’re fish tailing
Choose to go Left
Complete prompt if in hard difficulty
Complete prompt if in hard difficulty
Choose to go Right
Choose to go Right
Choose to go Right
Steer away from police car that is to the left without hitting the police car
Complete prompt if in hard difficulty
Go Left or Right
Complete the drive
TRIAL MASTER (1/5)
If players successfully complete this trial they will unlock the first step of the Trial Master achievement.
CAT & MOUSE
In order to get the Cat & Mouse achievement, players must defeat Korda in the cold storage.
When at Kramer’s Party as Scott Shelby players must defeat Gordi’s body guards.
In order to receive the Coward! achievement players must leave through the door with COWARD! spray painted on it, this essentially locks players out of the next achievement, though players can obtain the next achievement by going back into the chapter.
In order to obtain the Electrified achievement players must get to the other side of the room through the electric fences.
Players can do this by going through the 4th fence to the east (ie. two away from the eastern wall)
Head through the two gates north.
Turn left through one gate (west) then go up/north for the last two gates.
Players will be allowed to make two mistakes.
Completing this will provide the player 2/5 progress for the Trial Master achievement.
GOOD COP & BAD COP
Similar to a previous achievement, the Good Cop and Bad Cop achievements are mutually exclusive and require players to make complete oposite choices when Blake is hitting Dupré.
Players must successfully stop Blake from hitting Dupré to get Good Cop and must not stop Blake from hitting Dupré to get Bad Cop.
If players would like to get these achievements as fast as possible they will have to save and quit to the main menu to replay the scene.
To acquire Gold Finger players will have to cut off their finger using an axe, knife or pliers and successfully disinfect or cauterize the wound.
To do so, players will have to find the metal bar next to the table and heat it up on the stove until it glows, the disinfectant in the bathroom or the alcohol in the bathroom.
Players can locate the axe in the corner of the room.
After cutting off your finger players must apply one of the disinfectants or cauterize their wound.
As Butcher is also mutually exclusive to Gold Finger, players will have to reload this chapter and cut their finger using a saw or scissors.
TRIAL MASTER (3/5)
Successfully cutting off your finger will obtain you the third step of Trial Master.
In order to obtain the Fugitive achievement players must manage to help Ethan and Madison escape.
Players will have to move the wood away from the window and then bring the red box towards it.
Upon moving the red box, players will have to climb the box in order to get Ethan out.
Players will have to head towards the street, which is facing away from the camera.
Next players will have to head through the cars turning between them any opportunity they get.
If a player turns to the right or to the left too many times they will fail this challenge.
Players will finally make their way to the subway where they will have to cross the train tracks in order to properly escape.
The Hands Up! achievement is a mutually exclusive achievement that players are recommended to play as, so players should essentially try to complete Fugitive first and then reload to get the Hands Up! one.
Players will have to get arrested by Blake during the Fugitive scene in order to obtain this achievement.
In order to get the Ludwig Von achievement, players must have Norman Jayden play the piano with no wrong notes.
This ma be pretty difficult for some players, though players can reduce the difficulty setting in order to make it more obtainable.
Detox is only available if players are able to get Ethan to successfully escape.
During the next scene Norman Jayden will want to take Triptocaine, but instead players must have him resist and take a shower.
In order to get the Wise Guy achievement players must turn off the video camera when trying to trying to break Ethan out of the interrogation room.
Players must make sure that they turn the camera off when trying to get the police jacket and such from the police’s side of the interrogation room.
PERFECT CRIME (2/6)
In order to get the second tier of Perfect Crime players must make sure that they clean every fingerprint in the scene in the typewriter shop.
Players will need to clean the following:
White Phone in the back
Window if you touched it
Bathroom Door and Bathroom if used
The black phone behind the desk
Every shot glass
The bottle of alcohol
The magnifying glass
The first glass case on the wall if you took to long finding Manfred
The front door
No matter what you do Scott will always say “I got what I got” so there is no way to ensure that you did everything right, though if you only see a shot of Manfred’s body you did this right. Any other prompt means you did it wrong.
I’M NOT A KILLER!
In order to get the I’m not a Killer! achievement, players must make sure that Ethan does not shoot the drug dealer.
Players will want to reload after acquiring this achievement as the other achievement will help players progress through the story.
I’M A KILLER…
In order to get the “I’m a Killer…” achievement requires players to kill the drug dealer, doing so will also unlock the 4/5 progress for Trial Master.
In order to acquire the Smart Girl achievement, players will have to avoid taking a drink from the Doc.
QUEEN OF ROPES
In order to acquire Queen of Ropes, Madison must both accept the drink from the Doc and will have to escape from the ropes before the Doc comes back.
To do this, players must use the drill to cut her right foot out of the ropes and complete the rest of the triggers.
If Madison survives this will begin the “Four Heroes” achievement and provide players with 1/6 progression.
To successfully acquire the second stage of Nerd players must collect all the clues when visiting Mad Jack.
It is very important that players do not open the Acid Bath first as this will progress the story too soon.
Players will have to acquire the following clues:
Three sets of blood trails that lead to the acid bath
Mugs in Mad Jack’s office
The size 10 footprints
Tire Tracks that match the Origami Killer’s car
A pollen train in the back that is of Orchids
Spilled paint that is near the pollen trail
The acid bath
GOODBYE MAD JACK
In order to acquire the Goodbye Mad Jack achievement players will have to survive the fight against Mad Jack.
To successfully do this, players must impress Mad Jack and must make sure that they don’t take any Triptocaine, essentially needing to fight Mad Jack twice.
Successfully completing this scene will provide players with 2/6 progression for the Four Heroes achievement.
While Scott is with Lauren in his apartment she will mention that she needs to take a shower.
During Lauren’s shower, players must begin making eggs for Lauren to earn The Chef achievement.
In order to properly make eggs players must get the eggs out of the fridge, take a pan, heat the stove and keep the eggs on the stove until the eggs are fully cooked.
Players can stir the eggs every so often to ensure that they don’t burn, but Scott will let you know when the eggs look ready.
Once this prompt is given, take the eggs off the stove and serve them for Lauren on a plate.
I’M NOT SCARED!
When the Twins are chasing each other and John asks his brother to follow him, players must progress through this scene without any mistakes.
Players may need to repeat this section a few times, though it is strongly recommended that players do this part on an easier game mode if they are having difficulty.
In order to gain the Pride Saved achievement, players will have to ensure that Madison Paige does not take more than one article of clothing off when performing a strip tease for Paco.
Players will only want to unbutton their shirts during the strip tease by using the up prompt, allowing players to grab the lamp to hit him before the strip tease is fully done.
NERD 3/4 & FOUR HEROES 3/6
During the scene after Paco is killed players will get to play as Norman.
Norman must make sure that he collects all of the clues and will have a spat with the Origami Killer that can leave him dead.
Make sure Norman survives if you want to successfully get the Four Heroes achievement, however, to get the Nerd achievement, players must locate the following clues:
The gas station tickets that fall out of the killer’s coat
The scattered papers on the floor
The bullet shell near the door
The gun in the corner
The Orchid pollen near the desk
The gun in centre of the room
The lamp Madison used
In order to acquire the Lover Boy achievement, players must forgive Madison and kiss her when prompted to.
After waking up Madison will exit the motel to progress the story, but will be met with a police raid.
Players will have to use Madison to warn Ethan about the raid, calling room 207.
Ethan must then successfully escape to the top of the roof.
PERFECT CRIME 3/6
When Scott Shelby is drowning with Lauren, players must choose to save himself without paying any attention to Lauren.
Players are required to escape without touching Lauren or trying to say her name.
In order to obtain Invincible Scott, players will have to ensure that Scott does not get shot while in Kramer’s villa.
Players will have two opportunities to do this.
PERFECT CRIME 4/6
In order to get the Perfect Crime 4/6 objective, players must ensure that they do not help Kramer when he is having a heart attack and instead just leave the room when it begins.
If players were successful in helping Ethan escape they will have the opportunity to do the final objective, The Rate, which requires Ethan to drink poison.
If Ethan drinks the poison he will gain the Sacrifice achievement, also receiving the Trial Master achievement if he has successfully completed all 5 trials.
It should be noted that players will have to reload this chapter if they hope to achieve all the achievements in the game.
Instead of drinking the poison, players will want to select 852 Theodore Roosevelt ROAD in order to successfully find out where Shaun is being held.
NERD 4/4 AND FOUR HEROS 4/6
In order to acquire the final tier of Nerd players will have to uncover who the Origami Killer is.
In order to do this players should reanalyze all of the clues Norman has found along the way.
The way players can ensure to solve the puzzle is to do the following:
Analyze the Fish Tank video, finding the scene that has the Killer’s Watch.
Geoanalyze the gas station receipts.
Analyze the Killer’s Gun
Geoanalyze “The Killer is A Cop”
Players must ensure that they do not accuse Blake of being the killer as he is not and this will not provide players the ending that they will want.
If done successfully players will receive both Nerd and the 4th step to Four Heroes
PERFECT CRIME 5/6
In order to get the Perfect Crime 5/6, players must make sure that Madison dies in Chapter 51, the Killer’s place where Madison can die by fire.
FOUR HEROES 6/6
To complete Four Heroes, when Madison escapes the explosion using the Fridge she will head to the police to warn Ethan.
Jayden will then need to kill Scott and Ethan will save Shaun, essentially unlocking Four Heroes.
To acquire the Simple Mind achievement, players will have to save Scott when he is being approached by Norman.
To acquire Perfect Crime, players must let Lauren, Hassan and Kramer die and allow Madison and Jayden to be murdered by Scott, essentially allowing the Origami Killer to be set free.
After Norman lets the Origami Killer go during the Simple Mind achievement, do nothing so he is killed.
SAVED THE KID
The Saved the Kid achievement can be obtained if players Save Shaun with any character.
HEAVY RAIN HERO
Heavy Rain Hero is acquired no matter what players do in this game as it is simply rewarded for finishing the game.
ALL ENDINGS & FINAL HANGING ACHIEVEMENTS
At this point of the game, players will have a good amount of achievements however will still have to there are still a good number of scenes players will have to go through again in order to unlock all the hidden endings.
As there is an achievement that requires players to view all the endings in Heavy Rain called “All Endings” players will want to follow the final few reloads in order to acquire them.
COLD AS ICE & FOUR HEROS 5/6
The reason players will want to do this reload is because players cannot simultaneously get Perfect Crime and Four Heroes at the same time, thus requiring players to reload the game after they have acquired the Perfect Crime achievement at the end of the game.
After obtaining Perfect Crime, when the game is reloaded, players will want to come back to scene 51, the Killer’s place, and will need to survive the explosion by keeping Madison in the Fridge during the explosion to both obtain Cold as Ice and progress Four Heroes to it’s 5th progression.
Players will have to break the wall by smashing the wall to the right of the door using a radio and get into the kitchen to get into the Fridge.
In order to acquire the Four Heroes achievement players will have to continue to Chapter 52 and complete the following steps:
Madison needs to escape the police and warn Ethan.
Norman needs to kill Scott
Ethan needs to save Shaun
In order to obtain So Close… players must head to chapter 52 and do nothing as Norman and Madison.
As nothing happens, Madison will get arrested, players will have Norman killed by Scott and Ethan will be killed by the police.
The following reload will not provide players with any achievements, however, will unlock two new endings.
To start players will have to head to Chapter 46, The Rat and choose not to drink the poison and also choose the wrong address, being the option of either Lane or Park.
When in Chapter 47 make sure you give up.
In Chapter 51 players will have to let Madison die.
The 4th reload will not provide players with any direct achievements but will similarly provide players with alternate endings that will help players unlock the All Endings Achievement.
Reload 4 requires players to head into Chapter 51 and must successfully escape, but must do so without the right address.
When reloading the fifth time, players must head to chapter 42 where players will need to first kiss Madison and then must let the police arrest Ethan.
Leaving Madison unforgiven will unlock the Unforgivable achievement.
Players must then head into Chapter 43 and save Lauren from the sinking car.
In order to do so, players must first save Scott and then try to assist Lauren before breaking through the window to escape.
When in Chapter 44, players need to give Kramer his medication while he is having a heart attack.
When players progress to chapter 47 they must give up on the puzzle and in Chapter 51 they must help Madison escape without actually discovering the right address.
During reload 6 players will want to head to chapter 51 the Killer’s place and find the address as well as escape, but players should not call anyone.
When in chapter 52, The Old Warehouse, players will have to save Shaun with Madison and survive the fight with Scott.
Players can either choose to kill or save Scott as this will not effect the endings.
Completing Reload 6 should provide players with the All Endings achievement as long as players have completed all the other steps.