The Banner Saga: Factions is the premiere multiplayer role-playing strategy game on PC and Mac. It brings the feeling of beloved tactical games to a high-definition era with gorgeous hand-animated artwork and a degree of depth unprecedented in the realm of free games. Fight, learn, and lead your clan of vikings to glory!
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Date de parution : 25 fév 2013

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23 mars

Banner Saga 2 Coming April 19th

Hello All

Huge thank you for playing The Banner Saga and supporting us during development. Being a small team and working on something we love is both amazing and challenging but we're finally here with Banner Saga 2. Thank you all and we can't wait to get you folks in game!

We're proud to have the Windows and OSX version of the game launching on April 19th. The preorder will also be on a 10% discount up until we launch the game but we will not have any launch day or launch week discounts, however our main price will only be 19.99 this time around instead of 24.99.

April 19th will be here soon! If you have any questions, please let us know via the Steam Forums, Twitter, or Facebook.

You can check out the pre-order via http://store.steampowered.com/app/281640

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Articles

"A mixture of ocean-like tactical depth and frantic mid-match pacing that feels impressively different."
Rock Paper Shotgun

"When you first boot it up, you'll probably find yourself just... staring."

- Kotaku

"In The Banner Saga you feel the cost of every unit weighing on you... Factions might be the Saving Private Ryan of RPGs."

- Indie Statik

À propos de ce jeu

The Banner Saga: Factions is the premiere multiplayer role-playing strategy game on PC and Mac. It brings the feeling of beloved tactical games to a high-definition era with gorgeous hand-animated artwork and a degree of depth unprecedented in the realm of free games. Fight, learn, and lead your clan of vikings to glory!

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.7.5
    • Processor:1.83GHz
    • Memory:1GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Memory:2GB RAM
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Akelaar
( 333.0 heures en tout )
Posté le : 2 mai
This game is a masterpiece. Simple as that.
BogodaGMC
( 7.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 27 avril
A really fun competative turn-based strategy game!
Zulu Warrior
( 0.5 heures en tout )
Posté le : 24 avril
don't bother this game has no depth and gets boring easily
[NCE] skitter shank
( 4.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 19 avril
This is an amazing game and all the bad reviews are keeping other players away , this has beautiful scenery and amazing combat. It is one of my favorite tactical strategy games , please give it a try
ShinraVeteran
( 34.7 heures en tout )
Posté le : 18 avril
Very smooth, well balanced game.
Obawan
( 4.0 heures en tout )
Posté le : 15 avril
If you like the combat and art style of The Banner Saga, then you will find joy in Factions. Matches consist of ranked or unranked "friendlies" where you compete against 1 other person using a set-up of the classes found in the original game - Varl and Human. Each match earns you Renown (should you win) and the ability to level up your team, much like was done in the game.

I've seen some reviews commenting on the lack of people on the server, or matches hard to come by, and I write this review mostly to say that I haven't had any difficulty finding a match. In fact, I often see a lot of the higher level (by +2 levels) matches popping up looking for an opponent.

The beauty of the team system is you can level some favourites but also have a team of lower level so you can try out different play styles without waiting longer than a couple minutes for an opponent. I imagine a lot of this relies on the time of day you are looking, but the community is quite active and with TBS2 shortly being released, I see even more people coming into Factions.

Youtuber | Mboy556ت
( 1.5 heures en tout )
Posté le : 14 avril
This game is like chess.
waiting for optiment takes 5-6mins peer round.
How to play:
-Put your army at places where you want reccomend to 1. line
-Attack shield first
-Use stars
-Talk with enemy for fun
It takes too much time for searching a game and it's boring for me
Snake Plissken
( 3.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 12 avril
Best 2016 animated movie 10/10
Chaotic Horizon
( 0.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 12 avril
I am told that It was "Multi"player, Realized soon that It's a "Single"player.
You know because there was noone in the server playing except me.
shinigami1real
( 2.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 3 avril
Really good game
scottyo
( 4.1 heures en tout )
Posté le : 1 avril
Now that I've had some time with this I can see it's a great game. It's fault lies in the early stages of finding low Power Level players and earning Renown (the currency) for leveling and other things. The strategy feels fair. It's not like XCOM where you curse the heavens that you missed a 90% shot. It can happen to archers but only if you choose to take that risk. There is a lot of time when no one is on but this game is far from dead. Great thing is it's free to play and you can see for yourself :)
Slug2TheDome
( 0.7 heures en tout )
Posté le : 31 mars
Alot of people say good things about this game but..... either I am actually mentaly handicapped or everyone leaving reviews is pranking me. After the tutorial is finished nothing happens. You just stare at a mountain with buttons and no way to do anything.
Friar Jim
( 25.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 27 mars
Pros:
- Great game, definately best PC strategy game I have played
- Well balanced
- Varied classes
- Crisp audio
- Amazing soundtrack

Cons:
- Relatively small player base
- Same as above
Zer0
( 1.0 heures en tout )
Posté le : 12 mars
I didnt know the mechanics at first but adter a few battles it was really fun
DurkaForce
( 3.8 heures en tout )
Posté le : 25 février
Banner Saga and Banner Saga: Factions are both great games. Simple and easy to play, while offering a challenge. Its a free multi-player game with a small community. Doesn't seem like a lot of people play but if you use the chat, you will have no problems finding a game.
Reap
( 0.5 heures en tout )
Posté le : 24 février
I didnt get round to playing this nearly as much as I wish I did due to the second ones announcement. I've put off playing it at all now due to excitement! The very brief bit I did play it was good but the pay to play was a little rich for me and my time is a little precious. The story mode for me!
Archianas
( 2.8 heures en tout )
Posté le : 24 février
Très beau graphiquement, musique très belle... Mais il faudra se connecter tous les jours pour faire 1 ou 2 match... Au revoir!
FatalFrosty
( 210.7 heures en tout )
Posté le : 20 février
This game is alive. There's plenty of us, and there would be more if the top discussions topics and reviews weren't falsely saying otherwise. Quick matches request are answered relatively quickly, most of the day. The community is great and we are glad to help rookies. The tournaments are fun, and the ranking systems are working just fine.

Also, with the sequel in the trilogy coming, it's the perfect time for champions to come out the mead houses, and new warriors to be forged. So come on up, be brave, you might have to show a little patience sometimes, but as soon as a good couple people show up, fight matchmaking becomes close to frenzy. Good fun, and it's easy to grow quick.

*Here we are, conquerors of lands and sea. Fortune, it is you we shall pursue. Farewell to treaties and desecrated law. From now on... War, shall be our judge*. Julius Caesar

Hail!
[SUCE1Q]Petit Merguez
( 0.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 15 février
Une aventure 2D qui visite la culture historique des pays nordiques. Si vous étes aventurier, courageux, fort, et que vous n'avez peur ni du froid ni des combats a l'épéé prenez place dans le Drakkar et partez à la conquete au côter des Vikings.
Les graphismes de dessins animés m'ont beaucoup plus par contre je suis pas fan des combats en vu du dessus et des déplacements sur une grilles pendant les combats.
GameZard
( 4.2 heures en tout )
Posté le : 12 février
My Playthrough
The Review
This is an incomplete game that don't have any of the content that was promised from the Kickstarter. I would recommend that you only play The Banner Saga as at least that is a complete game.
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Posté le : 15 avril
If you like the combat and art style of The Banner Saga, then you will find joy in Factions. Matches consist of ranked or unranked "friendlies" where you compete against 1 other person using a set-up of the classes found in the original game - Varl and Human. Each match earns you Renown (should you win) and the ability to level up your team, much like was done in the game.

I've seen some reviews commenting on the lack of people on the server, or matches hard to come by, and I write this review mostly to say that I haven't had any difficulty finding a match. In fact, I often see a lot of the higher level (by +2 levels) matches popping up looking for an opponent.

The beauty of the team system is you can level some favourites but also have a team of lower level so you can try out different play styles without waiting longer than a couple minutes for an opponent. I imagine a lot of this relies on the time of day you are looking, but the community is quite active and with TBS2 shortly being released, I see even more people coming into Factions.

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Posté le : 19 avril
This is an amazing game and all the bad reviews are keeping other players away , this has beautiful scenery and amazing combat. It is one of my favorite tactical strategy games , please give it a try
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Posté le : 2 mai
This game is a masterpiece. Simple as that.
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Posté le : 20 février
This game is alive. There's plenty of us, and there would be more if the top discussions topics and reviews weren't falsely saying otherwise. Quick matches request are answered relatively quickly, most of the day. The community is great and we are glad to help rookies. The tournaments are fun, and the ranking systems are working just fine.

Also, with the sequel in the trilogy coming, it's the perfect time for champions to come out the mead houses, and new warriors to be forged. So come on up, be brave, you might have to show a little patience sometimes, but as soon as a good couple people show up, fight matchmaking becomes close to frenzy. Good fun, and it's easy to grow quick.

*Here we are, conquerors of lands and sea. Fortune, it is you we shall pursue. Farewell to treaties and desecrated law. From now on... War, shall be our judge*. Julius Caesar

Hail!
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Posté le : 1 avril
Now that I've had some time with this I can see it's a great game. It's fault lies in the early stages of finding low Power Level players and earning Renown (the currency) for leveling and other things. The strategy feels fair. It's not like XCOM where you curse the heavens that you missed a 90% shot. It can happen to archers but only if you choose to take that risk. There is a lot of time when no one is on but this game is far from dead. Great thing is it's free to play and you can see for yourself :)
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Posté le : 27 mars
Pros:
- Great game, definately best PC strategy game I have played
- Well balanced
- Varied classes
- Crisp audio
- Amazing soundtrack

Cons:
- Relatively small player base
- Same as above
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Really good game
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Posté le : 13 novembre 2015
This game has sucked up more of my life then any other game of Steam to date and with good reason. Essentially a complex version of chess, this game became my obsession for a good six months. While the servers are not nearly as busy as they were during its hayday, the game is still a superb demonstration of how to develop a rich deep combat turn-based combat system with high replay value. Add to that some of the most beautiful hand drawn artwork I have seen since Monkey Island 3 and you have a winner. For those looking for a better single player, offline experience, I recommend the single player game that was the catalyst for this, The Banner Saga (and hopefully soon) its sequel, The Banner Saga 2.
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Unexpectedly well balanced for a turn-based game. The armor mechanic is neat. Community is small and there is no ongoing development, but its free. If you like tactical games you could do worse.
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Posté le : 24 janvier
Great turn based game with some original ideas.

+ Great artwork.
+ Great music. Absolutely loved it.
+ The two stats of armor and health really work very nicely and remove luck-based results. You can really plan your course of action and the one with the superior strategy will win.
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Posté le : 27 janvier
Good game,
it's not pay to win your team have a ranking and will only be matched against others with same ranking.
you can play against higher ranked teams and if you do you get bonus renown(game currency).
it is however pay to not have to grind to a higher ranking team, and low level teams can feel a little simple with the lack of abilities.

It's skill intensive strategy with minimal to 0 luck involved.
There are not very many people playing, but I haven't had problems finding matches. However it's differs depending on times of the day, easier in the evenings.

I hope it get’s updated with new classes from The Banner Saga 2.

//Cheers
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8.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 9 juin 2014
C'était drôle jusqu'à ce que je tombe sur des gens qui avaient payé leurs personnages.
Après c'était moins drôle.
Après je sais pas, j'ai arrêté.
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3.2 heures en tout
Posté le : 15 mai 2014
Tout est bien jusqu'à se qu'on découvre la "boutique". désillusion et p2w de ♥♥♥♥♥
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Posté le : 19 février 2014
Après le mode solo de Banner Saga, je me suis mis au multi. Très sympa, beaucoup d'options stratégiques dans le choix du rooster, beaucoup de styles de jeu différents suivant les persos choisis. Et en plus, c'est un vrai Free to Play, et pas Pay per Win. Les parties sont intéressantes même à faible niveau de persos. On peut d'ailleurs décider de ne pas les faire évoluer pour conserver un rooster qui nous convient. Chaudement recommandé si vous aimez le tour par tour.
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15.6 heures en tout
Posté le : 14 janvier 2014
Beau fun que demandez de plus :D ?
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Non recommandé
0.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 1 janvier 2015
Le free to play est essentiellement PvP. Hum... C'est très long, stratégique mais super chiant :/ C'est vraiment pour les fans du genre :/
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Posté le : 5 janvier 2014
Peut etre un bon jeu pour passer le temps en multi.
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Non recommandé
1.2 heures en tout
Posté le : 1 novembre 2014
I played the solo campain with great pleasure. Ambiance, strong fight mecanisms and nice artwork are still there but...

This declination is a pay to win with quite a bad interface where you always search how to do things.

Please avoid pay to win games, they have to disapear.
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Non recommandé
83.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 30 mars 2015
Aaah this mess and what a mess it is.
Back when The Banner Saga: Factions launched there was so much talk. Talk about ripping off the kickstarter backers (which they weren't ripped off they just never bothered to read), talk about the lawsuit for use of the word 'saga', talk about how the game was so perfectly balanced that it risked becoming stale.

Now no one talks about The Banner Saga: Factions anymore.
Looks like that last one came true.

First of all this is a mini-game, a subgame if you will. The point of this game is solely to PvP so do not confuse it with the main product and likewise this review is for this game not the main game itself.

TBS:F is like a game of chess...With only 4 pieces. But wait, each of those pieces come in 3(4) flavours so their is variety!
Except not really. Confused? We gotta go deeper Leo!
You have your typical 3 classes, you know Tank, damage dealer, how does it go again? shield smasher? Yeah thats it. Whats a healer?

Now without sounding like an instruction manual every unit has 2 bars, a health bar and an armor bar. armor reduces damage but the lowest amount you can do is 1hp. Be warned however that losing your armor is a big deal and a low armor or armorless unit will be cut down in short order! This makes games very methodical. Do you snipe hits for 1 damage each trying to score an early kill, or do you whittle down armor and then deal devastating damage to quickly mop up and win? Afterall their are no healers so every match is a war of attrition!
It works out really well and I can't do it justice with words alone, it is a simple idea that could have gone really badly but here it is balanced perfectly.

Of course not all things are created equally in any video game and this one is no different so what sounds like an awesome and rivetting gameplay experience ends as a battle of patience as a losing player with 1 archer can still run away and then pick your remaining units off and trust me, they will. So every team has archers because being dumb doesn't pay off on the battlefield and most matches become mirror matches. Remember when I compared this game to chess? Imagine introducing a new piece into a game of chess. Imagine the sheer balance upset and new tactics that would bring to the table?! This game suffers that exact same issue because the balance is so fine, it is too fine and very easy to upset that balance.

So what happened?

It stagnated, what did you expect? A competitive game needs a lot to keep the crowds coming back. Look at DOTA, new champions every month is it? Streetfighter, new iterations just about every 2 years. This game? Not a damn thing since release.

The music is fine as are the sound effects and honestly who even gives a ♥♥♥♥? The music has to be great for people to sit up and take notice and here it is just above average. But the art, this game is graphically a piece of art. Playing this game is like visiting an art gallery it just looks so good!

But you play a game to be entertained (usually) and this game is fleeting fun. Their is fun to be had don't get me wrong but when you decide to shake it up a bit and really get into the game you will realize their isn't much more to it to explore, what you see is what you get. So I can't recommend this game.

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Posté le : 15 août 2015
So you put together a team of viking and giant warriors and fight short tactical turnbased fights and tournaments to get renown, wich is used to buy more space for warriors or upgrade your warriors. You get matched against players with the same combined level of fighters, resulting in very even matches.
The combat system is identical to the banner saga, with the only exception of some small changes to the abilities of some units.

Though I strongly recommend the game, there are some issues that you should know before playing.

First of all it is a player vs player only game. There is no training mode or single player, if you want that you have to buy The banner Saga (strongly recommended as well).

The second major issue is that the game seems kind of forgotten by the developers, there are memory leak issues that cause lag, and updates are close to nonexistent.

The third issue is that most player quit due to the first two, or the fact that the gameplay changes very little over time, resulting in very few players online at any moment. This of course can cause painfully long periods of waiting for a match. This is also to some extent caused by the matching system, in wich you may be unable to battle anyone at all if you don't have enough warriors to put together teams of different levels (ironically happens predominantly to new players).

With those things out of the way, this is really fun and challenging game for you tactics fans. The turn system is different from many other games and is of extreme tactical importance, and to me the number of classes and restrictions are enough for a large umber of tactics and combos.

Adressing the issues: The first becomes a non-issue after like four fights. The community is great and everyone are excited for new players and will help you get started.
The second issue is bad, but in theory if more people play it the devs should work more to upgrade it. It will also likely get a boost after the release of newly announced TBS2.
The third issue is the hard one. I personally don't think its boring, just as I dont think chess is boring, even if chess hasnt got any upgrades or new skins for decades =). And remember that many quit because there are too few players already. what kind of logic is that? But I won't judge anyone who played the game for a year and a half, waiting for someone to fix the lag and crash issues, and stopped playing when nothing happened.

Try it out though. it's Free! and fun!
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