A Plague Tale: Requiem has racked up over a million players, an impressive rat-driven accomplishment.
A significant number of those players will have downloaded A Plague Tale: Requiem through Xbox Game Pass rather than purchased it directly. But that’s still money in developer Asobo Studios and publisher Focus Entertainment’s pockets.
That said, astounding as that number may seem, it’s still dwarfed by the sheer number of flesh-eating rodents in this unsettling action adventure. If you count the ones running about beneath the ground we’d estimate the figure to be into the billions. And yes, we know, fancy rats are just adorable. But we doubt protagonist Amicia and her brother Hugo are in a mood to debate the difference.
If you’re thinking about adding to their numbers – the players, not the rats – you can check out our review. We remarked that it “..outdoes its predecessor in many ways,” though we felt the first quarter’s pacing could have been a little better, as could the combat.
It’s not just all about dodging rats, though. Like the original, you – through Hugo – gain the ability to control rats. And even before that, you can extinguish torches to make guards more vulnerable to their attacks. There’s a lot of fun to be had weaponizing the fuzzy little flesh-eaters.
So if you feel like joining the horde of A Plague Tale: Requiem players, you can pick it up on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC or download it for “free” through Game Pass.