Requiem: Memento Mori isn’t a name that’s often on the lips of MMO gamers. In fact, we wouldn’t blame you if you were staring at this post with a blank look and a complete lack of recollection. In short, Requiem is a bloody splatterfest that came out in 2008 and has gone through a few name transitions since then (including the older Requiem: Bloodymare to the current Requiem: Rise of the Reaver).
While the gore-soaked supernatural atmosphere certainly set Requiem apart, the title never achieved any wide degree of success — yet against all odds, it’s still around and operating. Its Steam numbers are indeed very low, although they don’t represent the full population of the game (as you can register through the official site).
However, Requiem is still operating holidays to keep its small but dedicated community happy. This year has seen a move to new system servers, the return of Murderous Leprechauns in March, a melon bash (think: radioactive mutants) in the summer, and a Halloween event last month.
Also, Requiem brought back pogs. OK, it was an April Fools post we missed, but it’s actually pretty funny to read even now. “It’s that time again to relive the ’90s. The Pogs are back and with them the nostalgia. You can collect and use Booster Packs from monsters across Ethergia.”
It’s not all sunshine and guts, of course. Players are reporting a bad duping situation that’s threatening to destroy the game’s economy.
“[Requiem] is unique in the fact that during the night the whole thing becomes a nightmare landscape and the mobs turn to nightmarish monsters, and when they attack and get killed, the whole place fills with blood and viscera,” one Redditor testified.