Banished for PC
PC - Windows


Feb 18, 2014
1482nd of 38508

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About this game

Developer: Shining Rock Software
Content Rating: Rating pending


In this city-building strategy game, you control a group of exiled travelers who decide to restart their lives in a new land. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland. The townspeople of Banished are your primary resource. They are born, grow older, work, have children of their own, and eventually die. Keeping them healthy, happy, and well-fed are essential to making your town grow. Building new homes is not enough—there must be enough people to move in and have families of their own. Banished has no skill trees. Any structure can be built at any time, provided that your people have collected the resources to do so.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 10 compatible card
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any


  • OS: Win XP SP3 / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 2)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

Gamer Reviews

30061 Reviews
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Jun 18, 2019
This game never gets old! I really loved the challenges. I used to play from harsh starting points then marvel my works after. The balance of trading, and assigning workloads and the unpredictable seasons! MODs also a great welcome, this ease the limitations of the game at least. So it's a yes for me! 10/10!
May 22, 2019
I spent about 30 hours playing Banished. It's one of those games that you play when you want to relax. It's not really that hard to get into but can be quite challenging as your village grows. If you're looking for a game with some kind of a tech tree, try Dawn of Man.
May 22, 2019
A very challenging simulation game. I love how realistic this game was. Although, there's a limitation to the thing you can do. Fortunately, there's always MODs to the rescue. A big thanks to PC gaming community.

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Critic Reviews

18 Reviews
Daniel StarkeyFeb 26, 2014
Banished reinforces the human drama with its brutal difficulty and negative feedback loops. It's fertile soil for some of the most remarkable emergent storytelling around. With relatively few, well-designed mechanics, the game weaves a powerful tale of empathy and desperation and is a high-water mark for narrative elements that mutually reinforce mechanics. Even better, this is a very human story divorced from the Western tropes common in the loosely imperialistic messages of other, similar games.
Charlie HallMar 28, 2014
Banished demands your attention. It's a game that shows instead of tells, and at times I wish it had told me more. I failed over and over again as I got my bearings. But the grand scale of those failures just made my improvements feel all the more genuine. Past the steep learning curve and trial-and-error gameplay of Banished lies a methodically crafted labor of love that is as precise as it is thrilling.
Greg TitoFeb 19, 2014
While there is a certain beauty to the clean interface and appearance of your town, the lack of an art style just looks really boring after a while. The buildings aren't pretty - the architecture clearly choosing function over form. If you zoom in the view to peruse the individual people whisking about their daily routines there's some quirkiness - say, that lady has a red skirt! - but really Banished is very bland.

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