The latest Famitsu has given Heavy Rain a 37/40.
The individual scores for the Quantic Dream thriller were 10, 10, 9, 8.
The magazine praised it for a “fabulous story” that “keeps you wanting to continue playing”.
Prepare yourself for a reviews influx for the game: the embargo lifts at 5pm GMT today.
Heavy Rain’s out on February 23 in the US and February 26 in the UK for PS3.