Game InformationGame Title: A Plague Tale: Requiem
- Nintendo Switch (Oct 18, 2022)
- PlayStation 5 (Oct 18, 2022)
- PC (Oct 18, 2022)
- A Plague Tale: Requiem - Story Trailer
- A Plague Tale: Requiem - Gameplay Overview Trailer
- A Plague Tale: Requiem - Extended Gameplay & Release Date Trailer
Publisher: Focus Entertainment
OpenCritic - 81 average - 79% recommended - 14 reviews
Metacritic - 86 average - 14 reviews
Critic ReviewsCerealkillerz - Nick Erlenhof - German - 8.8 / 10
Cultured Vultures - Ash Bates - 8.5 / 10A Plague Tale: Requiem improves in just the right places. The graphics have been improved, the gameplay and mechanics are better implemented, and everything is a bit bigger and more spacious, but without losing the focus. The focus is still on the immersive and exciting narrative, the characters and their conversations. Only rough technical issues like screen tearing and stutters spoil the picture from time to time.
Dexerto - Jessica Filby - 7 / 10A Plague Tale: Requiem is a brilliant follow-up to 2019's cult hit, and could be a real contender for a lot of people's Game of the Year lists.
Enternity.gr - Giannis Archontidis - Greek - 6.5 / 10Hugo and Amicia's story remains just as compelling as it was in Innocence, but A Plague Tale: Requiem swings for the fences by offering more of almost everything that made its predecessor great. Some curious design choices dampen its impact a little, but overall, it's a great return for a duo that are fast becoming some of our favorites.
FingerGuns - Toby Andersen - 10 / 10Asobo's decisions on the technology behind A Plague Tale: Requiem cause a "one step forward and five steps back" route.
Gamepur - Aden Carter - 8.5 / 10A masterclass in narrative games design, A Plague Tale: Requiem is one of the most atmospheric and beautiful games you could ever wish to play. Amicia and Hugo's journey is powerful, evocative and downright disturbing and somehow manages to be greater than the original. Asobo Studio has crafted satisfying streamlined rat, light and stealth gameplay that perfectly serves the story it's trying to tell and only adds to the narrative intensity. A Game Of The Year contender for certain.
Gamer's Palace - Manuel Eichhorn - German - 75 / 100A Plague Tale: Requiem is a carefully crafted experience that brings joy from start to finish.
GamesHub - Edmond Tran - 4 / 5Storywise, A Plague Tale: Requiem is a perfect sequel with a lot of characters to like or dislike. This journey with Amicia and Hugo is a lot bigger as well. The gameplay cannot hold up though. There are many AI issues and also some technical issues on PS5 which is unfortunate as I remember the predecessor as a really polished game.
SECTOR.sk - Branislav Koh�t - Slovak - 9 / 10A Plague Tale: Requiem has a strong identity and a good degree of allowance for player creativity and expression. Moving through its stunning world and spending time with its characters is gratifying – even if many of its setpieces are terrifying or grim, even if its inhabitants are a bit too chatty, and even if there are far, far too many rats. The hope you find on the other side is usually worth the struggle.
Stevivor - Matt Gosper - 8 / 10A Plague Tale: Innocence offered already a unique experience and showed great potential, which the developers fully utilized in Requiem. The basic game system hasn't changed much since then, but now you'll be more immersed in the story of the De Rune siblings and their loved ones, which stretched nicely for two dozen hours.
TechRaptor - Tyler Chancey - 8 / 10Requiem has refined and improved the formula that made the first game so intriguing. Amicia and Hugo are not the timid children they were at the start of their journey, and while the goal used to be just survival, things have changed: it’s now about making sure that the people they want to be will survive this new hardship.
The Independent - Jasper Pickering - 8 / 10Questionable story beats and tedious combat arenas aside, A Plague Tale: Requiem polishes and refines its stealth action gameplay while keeping its focus on its core cast of characters
TrueAchievements - Sean Carey - 8 / 10Both in scale and execution, A Plague Tale Requiem is an ambitious follow-up to Innocence that retools its core puzzle-and-stealth gameplay for a broader and more satisfying historical narrative adventure with fantasy elements. While puzzles are immediately intuitive and its action elements are much more rewarding, they rarely stretch the player’s brain enough to give much pause, making for a breezy, yet memorable adventure.
XboxEra - Harm0nica - 7 / 10A Plague Tale: Requiem is a fantastic stealth game with an intriguing story (once it finally gets going) that Xbox Game Pass subscribers and fans of the original really shouldn't miss. Requiem's gorgeous, yet bleak and harrowing world is a joy to explore, and thanks to expanded combat and additional options that allow you to approach stealth sections in whatever way you see fit, the gameplay really is a step up over Innocence. A few performance issues, some slightly underbaked characters, and a constantly whispering Amicia do detract from the experience, but overall, Asobo has created a fantastic sequel here that demands a playthrough.
the game has a lot of good things going for it. The narrative, puzzles, combat and new game mechanics make for an interesting and worthwhile experience but the extended game length is unnecessary and makes it feel like the story is being padded out to breaking point.