A Plague Tale: Requiem – Cloud Gaming Review

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A runner up for game of the year at the 2022 Game Awards, A Plague Tale: Requiem is one of the most well known games to hit the cloud in the last year. It’s available on GeForce NOW, Boosteroid and Xbox Cloud Gaming – where it is free-to-play as part of the Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

If you’re a fan of games that grab you emotionally and immerse you in their world, then A Plague Tale: Requiem is a must-play. This incredibly written and beautifully crafted game transports you to a plague-ravaged France in the 1300s. Just like its predecessor, A Plague Tale: Innocence, the game’s standout feature is its engrossing storytelling.

A Plague Tale: Requiem is a game that balances its different elements perfectly. The stealth gameplay is satisfying and doesn’t detract from the narrative and the graphics are simply stunning (ion all of the above cloud gaming services – but we’ll note that GFN offers the game with RTX on). We tested the game on both Xbox Cloud and GeForce NOW and found the performance to be great in both cases.

But it’s the game’s story that really steals the show. It’s gripping, emotional, and filled with moments that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled. Amelia and Hugo’s journey through the game’s world is a fantastic ride that had me hooked from beginning to end.

An Incredible Setting for a Captivating Story

A Plague Tale: Requiem Countryside Screenshot

Prepare to be whisked away to a world unlike any other with the unforgettable A Plague Tale: Requiem. The game’s world will transport you to a time when the plague ravaged France and will leave you feeling both shattered and fulfilled at the same time. At times, the game environment charms you with the French country-side, coastal regions and lush islands. At other times, the game creeps you out of your socks by rendering thousands of rats at a time on the screen. The rats are not only carriers of the plague, but they appear to be connected to the main character’s brother in a not completely understood way as the game begins.

Which brings us to the cherry on top of an already breathtaking game – the characters. You’ll fall in love with Amelia and Hugo, rooting for them every step of the way as they navigate through the game’s atmospheric world. From start to finish, this rollercoaster of emotions will leave you gasping, gripping your controller, and begging for more. A Plague Tale: Requiem is the embodiment of the ideal narrative-driven video-gaming experience.

Fun Game Play

A Plague Tale: Requiem features stealth-based gameplay that blends seamlessly with the game’s narrative. The player controls the main characters Amelia and Hugo, guiding them through the game’s world, composed of various environments. The stealth mechanics involve avoiding patrolling guards and executing timely movements to progress through the level without being detected.

A Plague Tale: Requiem Screenshot With Rats

The game also features puzzles that the player needs to solve to progress and interact with the game’s environment. The rats play an important role in the game’s mechanics, as players need to use them to manipulate the environment, for example, by using the rats’ swarm to create a distraction for the guards or by holding them back with fire-lit torches. Overall, the gameplay mechanics complement the game’s story and contribute to delivering an immersive experience to the player.


Overall, A Plague Tale: Requiem is a must-play for fans of narrative-driven experiences. It’s a masterpiece in storytelling that should not be missed. This is a game that gets under your skin and doesn’t let go, leaving you thinking about it long after the credits roll. Let’s get down to the scores.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Jack Deslippe

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A Plague Tale: Requiem is set in 1300s France during the plague outbreak and features engrossing storytelling, stealth gameplay, stunning graphics, and sound design. The main characters, Amelia and Hugo, lead the immersive exploration of the game’s atmospheric world. The game’s environment alternates between charming and eerie, with thousands of rats rendering on the screen at times. The game is a must-play for fans of narrative-driven experiences and a masterpiece in storytelling.



Jack Deslippe

Jack Deslippe is an HPC professional with a PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley. As a hobby, he is passionate about consumer technology and Cloud Gaming in particular. He volunteers as an editor for Cloud Dosage in his spare time. See the games Jack is Playing at ExoPhase. Like his content? You can follow Jack on Threads: @jackdeslippe and Buy Jack a Beer.

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