The Banner Saga 2

Rating Summary

Based on 82 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

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86 / 100
Apr 19, 2016

A handsome and brutal strategy sequel that benefits from a range of intelligent improvements

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Recommended
Apr 19, 2016

Gorgeous and mournful, The Banner Saga 2 is enriched by a story that meaningfully remembers the choices we've made.

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Leif Johnson

Top Critic

8.9 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2016

The Banner Saga 2 doesn't change much of the experience that made the original such a well-loved surprise two years ago, and that's a good thing. The improvements may be small, but they're also substantial: the new combat units, the introduction of a second caravan story to follow, and the obstacles in the battlefield add up nicely. While beautifully written and populated with memorable characters and twists, the story does slightly suffer from a case of the "middle episodes" that may leave you eager for more. On the bright side, we know that more is on the way in a third and final installment.

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Jun 2, 2016
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7 / 10
Jul 7, 2016

More a new episode than a full-blown sequel, but the clever blend of strategic, tactical, and moral decision-making is as compelling as ever.

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7 / 10
Apr 20, 2016

More a new episode than a full-blown sequel, but the clever blend of strategic, tactical, and moral decision-making is as compelling as ever.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2016

A solid follow-up, but it gets bogged down in plodding encounters in battle and on the overworld

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8 / 10.0
May 6, 2016

The Banner Saga 2 is a well-crafted, gut-wrenching tale

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8 / 10
Apr 19, 2016

The Banner Saga 2 is a successful adventure whose world-building and tactical combat stands strong, and is enhanced by experience with its predecessor.

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Unscored
Apr 19, 2016

2016's turn-based Golden Age continues

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