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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Kürzlich:
Ausgeglichen (19 Reviews) - 68% der 19 Nutzerreviews der letzten 30 Tage sind positiv.
Insgesamt:
Größtenteils positiv (693 Reviews) - 77 % der 693 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: 25. Feb. 2013

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23. März

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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Reviews

"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

Über dieses Spiel

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!

Systemanforderungen

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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Kürzlich:
Ausgeglichen (19 Reviews)
Insgesamt:
Größtenteils positiv (693 Reviews)
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Levilaon
( 3.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 24. Mai
The Banner Saga: Factions is nothing more than lets say small DLC for main franchise that allows you to experience multiplayer. Range of playable characters and overall content in this DLC is way smaller than in original game. Number of active players is also very small but I would not say game is dead yet. Credits for keeping this game alive definitely go to player named stoicmom which is constantly active throughout the years. As Banner Saga and other tactical games fan I recommend this game to everyone, but it's not secret that it needs some content updates in future.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
GaNkStA
( 62.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. Mai
This is a great game!

It has a unique combat style and is a way to keep challenging yourself with the same kind of gameplay as the actual storyline versions of this game.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
dawg_soldier
( 0.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 11. Mai
Produkt kostenlos erhalten
I wish I could give this a better review but I can't.
The first 5-10 minutes of the game were good; good story, tutorial, there seemed a nice amount of info and depth to it. And then once the basic start of the story is done, I've been left with a group of fighters in a village with nothing to do. We can't travel anywhere, there is no mission to follow, no way to improve characters without leveling up. Trying to find an opponent has been non existent. There just doesn't seem to be anybody playing on the server to challenge. I'm not sure if I just haven't had any good luck with this.
I know this was a free game, but it's a game that could have encouraged me to buy the other games if this proved to my liking.
I can only give this game a 3/10, and that's only for the potential I see was in this game
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
nicotin_for_you
( 3.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 4. Mai
Being a fan of both games i can say that this is the game graphics and feeling with an endless training mode( quick match or ranked). The bigest problem here is that the combat was good because the troops were different but here you fight humans with the same combat level wich means it's incredibly mind blowing boring because everything depends on who is dum enough to attack first or who makes a small mistake.
Also, there are no items, to level up heroes takes a lot of time and you really have nothing to do that to grind the same endless training match endless.
Also, you can buy renown with $$$.
Pay to win, endless grind.....why? just why make such a bare bone game and call it multiplayer. Don't even bother, it's like a game of chess and you both play with kings, it's slow but if someone makes a mistake the game is decided
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Akelaar
( 352.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 2. Mai
This game is a masterpiece. Simple as that.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
BogodaGMC
( 7.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. April
A really fun competative turn-based strategy game!
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Zulu Warrior
( 0.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 24. April
don't bother with this game, it has no depth and gets boring easily. Get something better like Civ 5
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
[NCE] skitter shank
( 4.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 19. April
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
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
ShinraVeteran
( 34.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. April
Very smooth, well balanced game.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Obawan
( 4.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 15. April
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.

Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
♋RE-PLAYت
( 1.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 14. April
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
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Chaotic Horizon
( 0.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 12. April
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.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
shinigami1real
( 2.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 3. April
Really good game
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
scottyo
( 4.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 1. April
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 :)
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Slug2TheDome
( 0.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 31. März
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.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Friar Jim
( 25.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. März
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
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Zer0
( 1.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 12. März
I didnt know the mechanics at first but adter a few battles it was really fun
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
DurkaForce
( 3.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Februar
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.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Reap
( 0.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 24. Februar
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!
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
FatalFrosty
( 225.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. Februar
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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Being a fan of both games i can say that this is the game graphics and feeling with an endless training mode( quick match or ranked). The bigest problem here is that the combat was good because the troops were different but here you fight humans with the same combat level wich means it's incredibly mind blowing boring because everything depends on who is dum enough to attack first or who makes a small mistake.
Also, there are no items, to level up heroes takes a lot of time and you really have nothing to do that to grind the same endless training match endless.
Also, you can buy renown with $$$.
Pay to win, endless grind.....why? just why make such a bare bone game and call it multiplayer. Don't even bother, it's like a game of chess and you both play with kings, it's slow but if someone makes a mistake the game is decided
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Verfasst: 15. April
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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Verfasst: 1. April
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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25.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. März
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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225.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Februar
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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Verfasst: 11. Dezember 2015
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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32.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Januar
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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21.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Januar
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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1.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Juni 2015
"The Banner Saga: Factions" ist im Kern der aus "The Banner Saga" bekannte Rundenstrategie Kampfsystemteil und mehr nicht.

Da das Hauptspiel keinen Multiplayer hatte, ist "The Banner Saga: Factions" an diejenigen gerichtet die ihre Fähigkeiten gegen menschliche Gegner richten möchten und nicht gegen eine KI.

Man stellt nach Punkten seine Truppe auf und führt diese, wie im Hauptspiel, in die isometrische Runden basierende Schlacht.

Da dieses Spiel ein F2P (Free to Play) Titel ist, kann man sich eigentlich nicht beschweren, ein kleiner F2P Titel für die Fans von „The Banner Saga“, ohne Mircotransaction Store.

Nachteilig ist an sich nur, das nicht besonders viele dieses Spiel spielen und es leider zum Ausgleich keinen Versus Modus gegen eine KI gibt, man muss gegen einen Menschen spielen oder gar nicht.

Mein Fazit:
Wer vom Kampfsystem aus „The Banner Saga“ nicht genug bekommen kann, wird hier glücklich werden. Leider nutzt sich das rel. schnell ab. Ein F2P Titel zum reinschnuppern, mehr leider auch nicht.


Folgt meiner Kurator Gruppe für weitere Tipps
http://store.steampowered.com/curator/6859180-The_Spacewingman%27s-Spiele-Tipps/
wenn ihr mögt ;)
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56.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Mai 2014
Wer sich ein Bild darüber machen will, wie ein zentraler Aspekt des Hauptspiels, das Kampfsystem von The Banner Saga, aussieht, kann sich hier einen guten Eindruck verschaffen.

Die Spielmechanik an sich ist gut durchdacht und einfach zu erlernen. Da man jedoch gegen menschliche Gegner antritt, kann das Spiel mitunter sehr fordernd sein.

Nettes Spiel für zwischendurch.
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5 von 6 Personen (83 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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4.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Februar 2014
Selbst nur der Multiplayer macht mega Spaß! Für Taktikfüchse aufjedenfall zu empfehlen!
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6.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Januar 2014
Für zwischendurch interessantes F2p Strategiespiel,mit schönem Look.
Die Zeichnungen können sich wirklich sehen lassen und sind sehr stimmig.

Kämpfe werden immer Fair ausgewählt,dh man trifft auf Gleichwertige Gegner.

Freunde von Rundenstrategie mit Rpg Elementen können aufjedenfall mal reinschaun.
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2 von 2 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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129.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. August 2014
Wow...great turn-based-tactic game. At the beginning its hard to fight pvp, but you learn fast and the gaming mechanics are great. Community helps at the start (very nice people!), you ve got a lot of possibilities to create your individual combat group. Best Free2play I ever played....
You dont need to buy anything, but it helps a bit at the start.
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2 von 6 Personen (33 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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1.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Februar 2015
So I played a couple of matches and there are a few points I really dislike.
1. It`s not really newcomer friendly. At first you dont understand anything and if you dont buy the main game (singleplayer) you are screw, because you have no idea how anything works
2. It`s so damn luck based. In every match I played I at least had 7-10 missed attacks. I mean: What in god damn ♥♥♥♥?! I loose because of damn badluck, which occus every time?!?! Wuth?!
3. It`s pretty annoying, that if you made one wrong click you can be screw for the whole damn match
4. There are abilities of higher ranked warriors, that are not explained in the basic tutorial and make it very difficult to understand for a noob if he fights such a Char. Well I am not quite sure if these are actually abilities or again: badluck
5. It takes ages until a game starts
6. Some people think it`d be funny to just move their guy and wait until the time is over, so it takes like half a minute till I can play
7. I understand this is now just my opinion, but these kind of "strategy" games, where you have to wait 10 minutes until you can interact on a move of the enemy, because you cant choose which Char to play in each turn. I know, that you could now say "Oh well just try to avoid every possibility that could happen in the next 6 turns (double turns?)" but well yea, though its still damn unrealistic. I guess I`ll stay with what I call real strategy: For example the Total War series.

Cheers

P.S. I did not play the singleplayer and so I cant say anything about that, but I assume it`s better. I mean way better from what I`ve seen on YT and heard from other players!
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1 von 4 Personen (25 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
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0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. September 2014
Danke noch mal Valve noch mal, das es heute Free ist. Habe es nur einige Minuten Lang gespielt.Ein Super Spiel endlich mal eine Tolle Geschichte und spannend erzählt. Ich muss den Entwicklern Loben, leider kann ich nicht so gut Englisch.Ich habe es gemerkt mit der Geschichte wie früher, Wo noch Bioware noch gute Leute hatte und gute Geschichten erzählen kann.Leider heute nicht mehr. und die Ex-Biowareentwicklern eine ganz gute Arbeit geleist haben. So muss Rollenspiel- geschichte sein,Spannend erzählt und beim Strategie-Rpg einfach gehalten das auch Anfänger mit der Steuerung gut klar kommen.

Ein Dauemen hoch von mir, wer auf Herausforderung beim Kämpfen mag und sein kopf anstrengen will, ist hier gut auf gehoben.Für zwischen durch. Wenn es im Laden günstiger ist kaufe ich es mir noch mal. Das ich es mit Deutscher-untertitelen spielen kann um die Geschicht zu verfolgen.
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0 von 4 Personen (0 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. August 2015
wo ist bitte die deutsche ausgabe nur immer in englisch das nervt
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0 von 7 Personen (0 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. November 2014
hm
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0 von 8 Personen (0 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
Nicht empfohlen
1.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. November 2014
Öde Story, sich ständig wiederholende Kampfmanöver, langweilige Grafik/Animationen
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0 von 23 Personen (0 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
Nicht empfohlen
0.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. November 2014
Was soll man schreiben, dass es immer noch nicht geschafft worden ist das Spiel auf Deutsch zu bringen?
Einfach nur Müll ein Spiel in englisch!!
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309 von 443 Personen (70 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
10 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
Nicht empfohlen
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. November 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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