Ready for another brand-new Xbox Game Pass release? A Plague Tale: Requiem arrives on the service this Tuesday, October 18th, and just a few hours ahead of its release, the reviews have been dropping across the web.
If you're not aware, this is the sequel to the excellent A Plague Tale: Innocence, and it's been developed by the very talented team at Asobo Studio who also did a masterful job on Microsoft Flight Simulator a couple of years ago.
So, what are the reviewers saying? Let's take a look at some of the scores:
Pure Xbox (9/10)
"Asobo's sophomore effort is seriously impressive, delivering a balanced adventure that knows exactly when to mix things up, whether that be a introducing new story beat, a fresh location to explore, or a different combat option to make use of. Requiem is exactly the kind of new AAA narrative adventure we've been craving for a while on Xbox Game Pass, and we can't wait to see what this developer does next. Asobo Studio is really hitting its stride."
Windows Central (9/10)
"A Plague Tale: Requiem is far more than a jump in visual fidelity or an increase in the number of rats — it's larger, more approachable, more emotional, and a fitting conclusion to the arduous adventures of Amicia and Hugo."
"A Plague Tale: Requiem is an impressive sequel to one of my favorite action-adventure games, upping the ante in almost every way. It doesn’t do a ton to distinguish itself from its predecessor in terms of its actual gameplay mechanics, but with a depressing yet awesome story, fantastic graphics, and rat-filled moments that I’ll never forget, this unique adventure very much deserves your attention."
Push Square (8/10)
"At its best, A Plague Tale: Requiem is one of the greatest narrative-focused experiences on PS5 to date. Technical limitations get in the way some of the time, but with improved stealth and combat mechanics, this is a really well-rounded game that excels at nearly everything it does. Innocence demonstrated Asobo Studio's potential in bursts; Requiem has absolutely realised it."
"There's a lot to love in Requiem, even if frustration is an all-too-common bedfellow when it comes to gameplay. There are better stealth games out there, but its unique setting, poignant storytelling, and rat-infested dread make 14th-century France worth returning to."
It's good news for A Plague Tale: Requiem, then, which has scored really well with the critics so far. The game currently boasts a massive 86 score on Metacritic for Xbox Series X based on 10 reviews, and an 84 for PlayStation 5 based on 42 reviews. Surprisingly, the PC score is much lower, sitting at 75 based on 10 reviews right now.
Will you be playing A Plague Tale: Requiem on Xbox Game Pass? Tell us down in the comments.