The Banner Saga
Top Critic Average
The Banner Saga is a beautiful, brutal tactical RPG.
Released on consoles at last, this elegantly grim adventure at the end of the world is that rare contradiction: a nostalgic original.
The Banner Saga's strong mechanics are enhanced by a compelling storyline and characters as colourful as its visual palette.
There are deeper strategy games, but few where you'll feel quite so invested in the outcome. Recommended.
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.
With a refreshingly unique aesthetic, well-written story, and challenging gameplay, The Banner Saga is an excellent adventure well worth your time.
Fans of tactical RPGs can find a lot to enjoy here
More often than not, the gorgeous and intriguing Banner Saga successfully balances the conflicting ideas of strategic control and arbitrary consequence.
Stoic's debut strategy RPG succeeds far more than it falters.
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.