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The Banner Saga 2

Rating Summary

Based on 82 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

90%

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Based on 82 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 5, 2016
Xbox OneJul 26, 2016
PCApr 19, 2016

Developer: Stoic

Publisher: Versus Evil

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Strategy

The award winning and BAFTA nominated saga continues in The Banner Saga 2. Continue your journey soon after the climactic events of The Banner Saga. The choices you made in the first game will affect who is alive and who is dead in this exciting sequel. As the world continues to crumble around you, only one bastion of hope remains, but getting there will require strong leadership, hard sacrifices, influencing new heroes, and, as always, sound strategy in combat.
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IGN

8.9 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

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

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

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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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