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A Plague Tale: Requiem (2022) is an action adventure where you play a pair of siblings Hugo and Amicia. The story continues from the first game's discovery of the plague of rats and Hugo's latent abilities. Standing out again for weaving the sibling interactions into the game, and the beautiful environmental storytelling, this takes Amicia and her brother on an intense new quest for hope, as a terrifying curse hunts them down.

Play involves navigating and exploring the world. You need to work with both Amicia and Hugo to get around guards and solve simple puzzles to subdue the rat threat. Unlike other games you are generally underpowered, which makes this an experience focused on stealth and avoidance of violence, although sometimes that becomes unavoidable.

The result is a game that questions your ability to sacrifice your innocence to save the one you love. You face the savagery of a collapsing world coming to terms by being overwhelmed by the rats. But just as pressing is the human response to the chaos and whether you can find hope with others to survive.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked A Plague Tale: Requiem 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Stealth game with Action, Fighting, Narrative, Puzzle, Shooting, Simulation and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 15 hours and 18 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Bad Language and Violence. This game features graphic violence, including people being consumed alive by rats, leaving half-eaten corpses with their entrails scattered across the floor. Characters can be stabbed, shot with arrows, impaled on swords and spears, and hit over their heads with rocks. Vulnerable and defenceless characters, who are already lying on the ground, can be attacked, causing further injury. Blood and gore effects are used throughout, including close-up scenes of people who have been hanged, tortured, or burned alive at the stake. The game also includes use of strong language ('*!@?*').

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong themes and violence.
The Developer describes the game as including "Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content."

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's a hard game and there are no substantial difficulty settings. You need good timing and resistance. Players also need to have good observation and problem solving skills as the best way forward isn't also the direct route.

CostsCosts

A Plague Tale: Requiem usually costs £43.49 to £49.99. 

A Plague Tale: Requiem

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/10/2022

Price: 60% off

Out Now: PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Stealth (Action, Fighting, Narrative, Puzzle, Shooting, Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 32 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Asobo Studio (@AsoboStudio)


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