Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ - Heavy Rain: Taxidermist
Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding ending:
1. Get the "Perfect Crime" trophy for the "New Start", "Dead Heroine", "Uploaded", and "Unpunished" endings.
2. In the "Killer's Place" chapter, find the address of the warehouse on the laptop. Survive by hiding in the refrigerator. In the "Old Warehouse" chapter, have Ethan save Shaun, Madison warn Ethan of the cops, and Jayden kill Shelby. This unlocks the "New Life", "Origami Grave's", and "Case Closed" endings.
3. In the "Old Warehouse" chapter, fail with all characters. Do not have Madison warn Ethan, and let Shelby kill Jayden. This unlocks the "Ethan"s Grave", "Heroine", and "Unpunished" endings.
4. In the "The Rat" chapter, fail the trial. Do not locate Shaun by failing the hangman. Have Jayden give up in the "Solving The Puzzle" chapter. Let Madison die in the "Killers Place" chapter. This unlocks the "Origami Blues" and "Smoking Mirror" endings.
5. In the "Killer's Place" chapter, have Madison escape, but do not use the laptop to find the address of the warehouse. Note: You must wait in the secret room for two minutes for Shelby to arrive. This unlocks the "Tears In Rain" ending.
6. In the "On The Loose" chapter, let Ethan get arrested the second time. Save Lauren from drowning in the "Trapped" chapter. Have Jayden give up in the "Solving The Puzzle" chapter. Have Madison escape in the "Killer's Place" chapter, but do not use the laptop to find the address of the warehouse. This unlocks the "Helpless", "Square One", and "A Mother's Revenge" endings.
7. In the "Killer's Place" chapter, get the address from the laptop. Go to the warehouse alone. Have Madison save Shaun in the "Old Warehouse" chapter, and survive the final chase over the roof with Shelby. This unlocks the "Innocent", "Heroine", and "Resignation" endings.
There are five endings you can get in the "Taxidermist" bonus downloadable content. When you unlock one of the endings, it will be marked off so you know which ones remain. Each of the ending's names correspond to the newspaper headline shown once you have finished the chronicle. You only have to replay the last chapter if you did not do anything in the previous one to alert Leland of your presence.
- In The Middle Of The Horror: Do not use the phone, and escape without Leland following you outside. He can become alerted that someone is in the house; just do not let him see you.
- Sacrificed In The Name Of Truth: When the killer gets home, sneak into the first bedroom, and call Sam from the phone on the side of the bed. After the phone call, alert Leland, and let him kill you.
- The End Of Anguish: Use the phone, and wait for the police to arrive.
- The End Of The Nightmare: Do not use the phone, and escape with Leland chasing you outside, or kill him with the chainsaw.
- Where Is Madison Paige?: Do not use the phone, and let Madison die.
Simply stick to your son's schedule to get the "Good Father" trophy.
The correct answers are: 4:15, Beige, and Green. The answers to the other questions do not matter as long as you answer those three questions correctly.
If you are having trouble getting this trophy, you can turn down the difficulty and reply this chapter later to get the "Invincible Scott" trophy easier.
The arrow commands are Left, Right, Left, Left, and then Right the rest of the way. Make sure you wait for the Sixaxis commands to appear before performing the turns. If you do them early, they may not register. Additionally, make sure you flick the controller hard enough in the correct direction. You must do the same thing with shaking. Be sure shakes and turns are quick and strong.
When speaking to Lauren, choose "Trick" when it is available to get her to talk about her son and get the "Private Eye" trophy.
Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:
- HEAVY RAIN Master (Platinum): Unlock all trophies.
- Interactive Drama (Bronze): Thank you for supporting Interactive Drama.
- HEAVY RAIN Hero (Bronze): Finish HEAVY RAIN.
- Four Heroes (Silver): Complete the story with four characters alive.
- All Endings (Gold): See all endings.
Additionally, there are 53 secret trophies:
- Happy Birthday (Bronze): Prologue - Complete the drawing + Set the table + Play with kids.
- Good Father (Bronze): Father and Son - Follow the schedule with Shaun and put him to bed in a good mood.
- White Knight (Bronze): Sleazy Place - Beat Troy.
- Private Eye (Bronze): Sleazy Place - Lead Lauren to talk about her son.
- FBI Investigator (Bronze): Crime Scene - Find all clues related to the Origami Killer in the scene.
- Good Friends (Bronze): The Park - Play two games with Shaun successfully and buy him candy.
- Got To Remember! (Bronze): Welcome, Norman! - Remember the time it was at the park and what Shaun was wearing.
- Negotiator (Bronze): Hassan's Shop - Persuade the Robber to leave.
- VIP (Bronze): Paparazzi - Leave home without being spotted by the journalists.
- Agoraphobia (Bronze): Lexington Station - Knock down at least 50 passers-by.
- Lucky Locker (Bronze): Lexington Station - Find the correct locker on first try.
- Blunder (Bronze): Nathaniel - Shoot Nathaniel.
- Self Control (Bronze): Nathaniel - Do not shoot Nathaniel.
- Baby Master (Bronze): Suicide Baby - Make no mistakes taking care of the baby.
- Kamikaze (Bronze): The Bear - Take the best route on the highway.
- Good Driver (Bronze): The Bear - Complete the Bear Trial successfully.
- Cat & Mouse (Bronze): Covered Market - Beat Korda in the cold storage.
- Tough Guy (Bronze): Kramer's Party - Defeat Gordi's bodyguards.
- Coward! (Bronze): The Butterfly - Give up or fail the Butterfly Trial.
- Electrified (Bronze): The Butterfly - Complete the Butterfly Trial successfully.
- Good Cop (Bronze): Shrink and Punches - Stop Blake from hitting Dupré.
- Bad Cop (Bronze): Shrink and Punches - Do not stop Blake from hitting Dupré.
- Gold Finger (Bronze): The Lizard - Cut your finger using axe, knife or pliers + disinfect or cauterize the wound.
- Butcher (Bronze): The Lizard - Cut your finger using saw or scissors.
- Fugitive (Bronze): Fugitive - Manage to escape Blake in the subway station.
- Hands Up! (Bronze): Fugitive or On the Loose - Get arrested by Blake.
- Ludwig Von (Bronze): Jayden Blues - Play the piano without a wrong note.
- Detox (Bronze): Jayden Blues - Resist Triptocaine.
- Wise Guy (Bronze): Under Arrest - Switch the camera off in the surveillance room before saving Ethan.
- I'm a Killer... (Bronze): The Shark - Kill the Drug Dealer.
- I'm not a Killer! (Bronze): The Shark - Do not kill the Drug Dealer.
- Smart Girl (Bronze): The Doc - Do not drink the Doc's beverage.
- Queen of Ropes (Bronze): The Doc - Escape before the Doc returns.
- Goodbye Mad Jack (Bronze): Mad Jack - Survive the fights against Mad Jack.
- The Chef (Bronze): Eureka - Prepare a good omelette on time.
- I'm not Scared! (Bronze): Twins - Follow your brother without making any mistakes.
- Pride Saved (Bronze): Sexy Girl - Take off no more than one item of clothing during the strip-tease.
- Unforgivable (Bronze): On the Loose - Do not forgive Madison.
- Lover Boy (Bronze): On the Loose - Forgive Madison.
- Escape Master (Bronze): On the Loose - Escape the police at the motel.
- Swimming Instructor (Bronze): Trapped - Save Lauren underwater.
- Invincible Scott (Bronze): Face to Face - Do not get shot in Kramer's villa.
- Kind Hearted (Bronze): Face to Face - Give Kramer his medicine.
- Sacrifice (Bronze): The Rat - Drink the poison.
- Clever Dad (Bronze): The Rat - Work out where Shaun is held.
- Cold as Ice (Bronze): Killer's Place - Survive the explosion by hiding in the fridge.
- Simple Mind (Bronze): The Old Warehouse - Save the Origami Killer before he falls, with Jayden or Madison.
- So Close... (Bronze): The Old Warehouse - Reach the end with all characters... and fail.
- Trial Master (Silver): Succeeded in all Ethan's trials.
- Nerd (Silver): Find all clues using ARI (Crime scene + Mad Jack + Fish tank) and find the Origami Killer.
- Saved the Kid (Silver): Save Shaun.
- Perfect Crime (Gold): Clean Manfred's shop of evidence + Let Lauren, Hassan and Kramer die + Kill Madison and Jayden + Origami Killer free.