Quantic Dream's second title, Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy in North America) originally released for the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 in September 2005. It is currently available as a download on the Xbox 360, via the arcade.
In this paranormal thriller, New York City is stunned by a series of mysterious murders that follow the same pattern: ordinary people become possessed and kill absolute strangers in public. The main characters of the story must uncover the supernatural forces behind these crimes.
The first of Quantic Dreams titles to introduce both multiple playable characters (while Omikron: The Nomad Soul broached this aspect, the 'character' was always the player possessing a citizen of Omikron) and Quick Time Events (the player must match a series of images on the screen guiding actions with the controller, similar to the children's game of ). The game opens with the main character, Lucas Kane, inexplicably committing a brutal murder after savagely maiming his own forearms. Following the murder he is forced to go on the run while working to unravel why he killed a total stranger, untangle an ancient prophecy, and stop the world's temperatures from plummeting into a new ice age. Along the way he is pursued by two other playable characters, Carla Valenti, a police officer investigating the murder Lucas committed, and her partner, Tyler Miles.
The game received generally positive reviews that cited it's innovative approach to game story telling while citing the awkward and sometimes painful QTEs as a partial solution to the question of innovative 'realistic' player interaction. Metacritic, an aggregate review site gave the title an 85 out of 100 while its users voted it a 4.1 out of 5.