The Banner Saga

Rating Summary

Based on 96 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 96 critic reviews
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Leif Johnson

Top Critic

8.6 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2014

The Banner Saga is a beautiful, brutal tactical RPG.

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Recommended
Jan 14, 2016

Released on consoles at last, this elegantly grim adventure at the end of the world is that rare contradiction: a nostalgic original.

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Recommended
Jan 14, 2014

The Banner Saga's strong mechanics are enhanced by a compelling storyline and characters as colourful as its visual palette.

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82 / 100
Jan 23, 2014

There are deeper strategy games, but few where you'll feel quite so invested in the outcome. Recommended.

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7 / 10
May 22, 2018

Some of the most difficult decision-making in gaming, both tactically and morally, but occasional rough edges betray the game's small budget and short development time.

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Jan 14, 2014

With a refreshingly unique aesthetic, well-written story, and challenging gameplay, The Banner Saga is an excellent adventure well worth your time.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2014

Fans of tactical RPGs can find a lot to enjoy here

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7 / 10
Jan 13, 2014

More often than not, the gorgeous and intriguing Banner Saga successfully balances the conflicting ideas of strategic control and arbitrary consequence.

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Jan 15, 2014

Stoic's debut strategy RPG succeeds far more than it falters.

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Jan 13, 2014

The Banner Saga is blindingly lovely and arguably just as intriguing to play. Built atop a world that all but demands the attention of travel documentaries, it's epic in the literal sense of the word.

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