The Banner Saga for PC
PC - Windows, Mac

The Banner Saga

Jan 14, 2014
389th of 22541

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: Stoic
Content Rating: Teen


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

11228 Reviews
2 reviews
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.

Juan Ferrer

Juan Ferrer

Jul 8, 2020

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

44 Reviews
Jon LedfordFeb 11, 2014
Ultimately, the steep learning curve and focus on statistics management which could be considered a hindrance is vastly outshined by The Banner Saga's absolutely memorizing production value. The artwork, music, voices, decision-making and nail-biting combat kept us thoroughly engaged with The Banner Saga: Chapter 1. Sure, its difficulty frustrated and the varying results of the decision choices left us frustrated quite a few times, but by the time the smoke settled, we were left eagerly awaiting The Banner Saga: Chapter 2.
Ryan BatesJan 14, 2014
Though The Banner Saga is dull, it's not a bad game insomuch that it's just not for everyone. Players who like deep strategic gaming—the kind of players who spend many a night at a friend's house trying to convince everyone that everyone would have fun playing Risk, and no, it was sheer luck that they completely dominated the time before—will be very pleased.
Daniel TackJan 14, 2014
Depending on a number of factors, The Banner Saga should take around 5-15 hours to complete on first playthrough. Despite a few minor issues with enemy variety and the tedium of recurring encounters, Banner Saga stands out as an excellent tactical RPG with considerable depth.

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