Games Like 'A Plague Tale: Requiem' to Play Next

If you're ready for another bleak yet memorable story, there are plenty of great options to choose from.
by Jon Bitner — 

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Focus Entertainment

A Plague Tale: Requiem is the long-awaited sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence. It continues the tale of Amicia and Hugo, and while the duo is exploring a new landscape in Requiem, the game is just as gorgeous, emotional, and well-acted as the original.

Requiem picks up a few months after the end of Innocence, with the siblings escaping their homeland, venturing south, and trying to restart their lives. Things don't go as planned, however, as Hugo's supernatural abilities begin to once again bubble to the surface, forcing the two to search for a fabled island that might offer a cure for his mysterious illness. What follows is another highly reviewed adventure that puts a strong focus on its mature narrative and unforgiving world.

While Requiem's story is a major reason it pulled in such strong reviews, it also features some impressive moment-to-moment gameplay. Whether you're lurking in the shadows trying to remain undetected or deftly eliminating foes with its dynamic combat system, there's rarely a dull moment in the bleak world of Requiem. You'll also get to explore sweeping maps that give you multiple ways to tackle each objective or change up your tactics on the fly.

If you're yet to play the original, you'll want to check it out before picking up Requiem to better understand its story and characters. Together, that's around 40-hours of emotional storytelling. But if you're ready for another bleak yet memorable story, there are plenty of great options to choose from.

Here are 10 games like A Plague Tale: Requiem to play next, listed by Metascore.


BioShock Infinite

2K Games

BioShock Infinite (PC)

Metascore: 94
Best for: Fans of FPS games
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Also available on: PS3, XB360

BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter that follows closely in the footsteps of its predecessors, but instead of taking you back to the underwater world of Rapture, you'll explore the floating dystopia of Columbia. This chilling, patriotic city is the perfect backdrop for a nuanced story that follows Booker DeWitt as he attempts to locate a mysterious girl named Elizabeth. Combat is frantic while still offering a wide degree of freedom, and its combination of polished gameplay and captivating narrative make it easy to churn through the main story in a long, gaming-filled weekend.

"A visionary piece of entertainment where the gameplay, characters, art style and story all come together to make…one of the best games of this generation." — Gamer.no


The Last of Us Part II 

Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Last of Us Part II (PS4)

Metascore: 93
Best for: Fans of emotional adventures and impeccable acting
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Also available on: N/A

If you're looking for an emotional game that'll tug on your heartstrings, look no further than The Last of Us Part II. Not only does it look stunning (especially when played with the new-gen graphics update), but its characters are brought to life with painstaking mo-cap and a master-class script. The story takes place several years after The Last of Us, with Joel and Ellie once again trying to survive in a world ravaged by a deadly fungal infection. This time, however, you'll step into the shoes of Ellie. The game ranks as one of the best PS4 games of all-time, and it's an easy recommendation for folks who enjoyed A Plague Tale: Requiem's dramatic story.

"The phenomenal writing will touch every player and won't leave an eye dry of tears. A real masterpiece and a must-have for every PS4 owner." — Vgames


Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons

505 Games

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons (XB360)

Metascore: 86
Best for: Fans of inventive puzzle games
Where to buy: Xbox Marketplace
Also available on: iOS, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB1

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a single-player cooperative game. You'll be given the challenging task of controlling two characters at the same time, coordinating their movements and actions to solve mind-bending puzzles, take down challenging bosses, and overcome a variety of other obstacles. Its story is just as compelling as its gameplay, which follows two brothers as they set out on a journey to find the Water of Life and cure their sick father. Although the game is nearly a decade old, it has aged incredibly well and is a must-play for fans of narrative-driven adventures.

"An ambitious, emotionally affecting adventure that's short, but oh so sweet." — GameSpot



505 Games

Control (PS4)

Metascore: 82
Best for: Fans of supernatural thrillers
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Also available on: PC, XB1

Control follows Jesse Faden, director of the Federal Bureau of Control, as she tries to repel a mysterious presence from taking over the entire organization. The story is mysterious, filled with supernatural threats, and is best experienced with little prior knowledge. A supernatural story isn't the only reason for Control's great reviews, as you'll also get to experiment with a combat system that uses futuristic gadgets to turn just about everything around you into a deadly weapon. It can get a bit challenging during some endgame segments, but no doubt it's worth powering through to see the game's bombastic conclusion.

"A treasure trove of storytelling that is supported by great dialogue, intriguing characters, and stellar voice acting." — Gamers Heroes


Death Stranding 

505 Games

Death Stranding (PS4)

Metascore: 82
Best for: Fans of walking simulators
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Also available on: PC

Whether you call it a walking simulator or the birth of an entirely new genre, there's no denying Death Stranding is a unique game. Developed by Hideo Kojima, the same mind responsible for the iconic Metal Gear series, Death Stranding is a third-person action game that takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth. You'll play as Sam Porter Bridges (Norman Reedus) as he treks across the ruined landscape to deliver a series of critical packages. What follows is a complex story that focuses on themes of loneliness and death — and it's bound to stick with you long after you put down the controller.

"Following years of mysterious anticipation, Death Stranding delivers on all fronts. Death Stranding doesn't raise the bar for any particular genre, it creates an entirely new one." — Push Square


Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

505 Games

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PS4)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of emotional storytelling
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Also available on: PC, Switch, XB1

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a visceral, mature game that deals with mental illness and heartbreak. It follows Senua, a Celtic warrior, as she battles against the goddess Hela for the soul of her deceased lover. When you're not unraveling its emotional story, you'll take part in brutal melee combat that lets you tear through any opponents that stand in your way. It's all pulled together with stunning graphics, and even though it first launched in 2017, it still looks incredible regardless of which platform you play on. Once you wrap up this adventure, be on the lookout for Hellblade 2, which is expected to launch in the near future.

"Its combat mechanics and puzzles are strong, but its true strengths lies with its ability to tell a story and craft a world that differentiates itself from other titles out there." — Gamer.no


Life is Strange: True Colors

Square Enix

Life is Strange: True Colors (PS5)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of games with multiple endings
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Also available on: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, XB1, XBX

Although there's not much combat, Life is Strange: True Colors never has a dull moment. You'll play as Alex Chen, a character that's able to sense and manipulate the emotions of nearby people. She'll make liberal use of that skill as she searches for the truth about her brother's death — which was originally ruled an accident. Along the way, you'll get to explore the small town of Haven Springs, interact with a colorful cast of characters, and make pivotal decisions that impact the game's ending. You'll also get to enjoy a soundtrack that includes music from Radiohead, Phoebe Bridgers, and other big-name talent.

"Life is Strange: True Colors stays true to the series' roots, using supernatural twists and an underlying mystery as the backdrop for a story that's focused on the quiet beauty of everyday life." — Shindig


Alan Wake Remastered

Epic Games

Alan Wake Remastered (PS5)

Metascore: 79
Best for: Fans of mystery games
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Also available on: PC, PS4, XB1, XBX

Alan Wake Remastered takes the core gameplay from the original and wraps it up in enhanced 4K graphics. It also comes with both The Signal and The Writer expansions, making this the most complete way to experience the chilling town of Bright Falls. It tells the story of the eponymous Alan Wake, an author searching for his missing wife. Things quickly spiral out of control, however, as he discovers pages of a novel he has supposedly written scattered about each level — although he has no recollection of writing them. Filled with plot twists and an unrelenting atmosphere, Alan Wake Remastered is a mysterious game worth picking up for both newcomers and folks who experienced the original.

"If you're a fan of mystery thrillers, I cannot recommend Alan Wake Remastered highly enough." — Gfinity


Spec Ops: The Line

2K Games

Spec Ops: The Line (XB360)

Metascore: 76
Best for: Fans of shooters with surprisingly nuanced storylines
Where to buy:

Also available on: PC, PS3

Spec Ops: The Line looks like most other miliary shooters. But instead of a barebones story featuring a stereotypical soldier, The Line offers a nightmarish plot that throws you directly into the dark heart of war. You'll be forced to make horrific decisions that'll stick with you throughout the game's short five-hour runtime. Aside from its narrative, The Line is a tense cover-based shooter that'll have you bobbing and weaving through gunfire as you close in on enemies. It's not a game to be played lightly, but if you're looking for a psychological adventure that'll have you second-guessing your morals, consider adding The Line to your shopping list.

"From around the halfway mark onwards, The Line is a gripping, at time harrowing, and unforgettable experience." — Hyper Magazine


The Medium

Bloober Team

The Medium (XBX)

Metascore: 71
Best for: Fans of survival games
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Also available on: PC, PS5, XB1

The Medium is an innovative psychological horror game that takes place in two different realities. One version of the action takes place in the real world, while another version plays out simultaneously in the spirit world. You'll need to make use of your special abilities to navigate a variety of puzzles across these two realms, unraveling a haunting story that's centered around the loss of a loved one. The Medium manages to conjure up one of the most oppressive atmospheres on this list, and you'll want to play with the lights on if you're prone to nightmares.

"The Medium never hits a flat note. It's a lean, compelling experience that says what it has to say, then leaves you to grapple with the specifics afterwards." — TheGamer