The Banner Saga for PC
PC - Windows, Mac

The Banner Saga

Jan 14, 2014
8.52
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Good
419th of 25893

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Stoic
Content Rating: Teen

Summary

Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization. Every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds. Not everyone will survive, but they will be remembered.

Gamer Reviews

11374 Reviews
8.84
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Oct 31, 2019

Who could believe a text-based video game will excite as hell? The Banner Saga does it well to keep the player get into the words, fall in love with them. Each word will make you excited again and again.

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Juan Ferrer

Juan Ferrer

Jul 8, 2020
8.50

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

44 Reviews
8.21
Ryan TaljonickJan 14, 2014
By its end, The Banner Saga isn't so much about how many battles you win, or what level your fighters are--it's about the journey of surviving from beginning to end. All the branching choices and possible playable characters mean your experience will be completely different from that of your friend's, and the interesting 10-hour campaign will keep you eager to see it through, difficulty be damned.
8.60
Leif JohnsonJan 14, 2014
The Banner Saga deserves commendation for the strength of its art and music experience alone, which shatters conventions. That experience, in turn, complements a bleak story of a world teetering before its fall, where the harshness of the Scandinavian landscape mirrors the plight of mutually distrustful refugees. It's also a tough tactical RPG that rewards thought and careful strategy, although it stumbles a bit in explaining systems beyond its combat.
Chris SchillingJan 24, 2014
And while the Bakshi and Bluth-inspired art is strikingly beautiful, the static dialogue sequences can feel a little flat, no matter how good the writing is - and happily, it's very good, with just the right dose of dry, gallows humour. Still, however much of the money went to Austin Wintory, the investment was worth it. Rich, evocative and laden with portent and melancholy, the soundtrack is more than a match for the majesty of the environments.

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