A film-noir themed adventure game that received huge plaudits when it was released for the PS3 in 2010. The objective is to identify the serial killer - which isn’t as fun as it sounds. Though that’s not to say it’s a bad game. Unlike most games, in which the heroes are - or become - nearly invincible, gun-toting, emotion free robots as they gun people down, in Heavy Rain the characters are more real. They have flaws and quirks - emotional baggage… and skeletons in their closets.
As videogames evolve as a medium, it’s no longer just about collecting coins or hitting highscores – it’s about telling a story. And some games have really excelled at this to the point of being hugely emotionally affecting. Here’s our pick of the ten most depressing games.