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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!
Release Date: Feb 25, 2013

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

About the Game

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!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:10.7.5
    • Processor:1.83GHz
    • Memory:1GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Memory:2GB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
27 products in account
2 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
If you have played The Banner Saga, you know what to expect.

If you have not, well, it is a game for those MMO enthusiasts who like a slower pace, more calculating approach and generally leaning towards chess rather than Wipeout in their games. Only complaints I would have are the same as for the "original" TBS: we could use more animation and more (i.e. any) voiceover. Other than that, the graphics are delightful, the atmosphere is great and the audio is fantastic.

Definitely for the calmer, more realxed gamer. If you want a game for long winter evenings you will not be disappointed.
Posted: March 16th, 2014
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
90 products in account
1 review
88.4 hrs on record
Great art, great concept, great community. A truly great game, which I highly recommend to everyone who likes turn-based games.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
93 products in account
8 reviews
14.2 hrs on record
This game is under "Favorites" in my library. It's a free to play multiplayer game that almost anyone can run.
If you want a mature community and a game in which you fight with opponents that are clever and intelligent, this is the game for you.
Certainly not one of Pay-to-win titles.
I like how the art is done and the soundtrack itself is incredible.
Start playing this game, outmaneuver your opponents, upgrade your warriors, participate in tournaments or just play against your friend.
Next to Chess and Worms Armageddon, this is the game I would play with my family members.
10/10 - This is the game I would play rather than some overrated AAA crap!
Posted: June 27th, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 products in account
1 review
1.1 hrs on record
So far, this game is quite amusing to me (since I'm still a beginner of course). This game can be fun, amusing, confusing, frustrating, but then again still quite fun.
Posted: April 17th, 2014
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
22 products in account
1 review
2.6 hrs on record
It's a really fun game, but the amount of people playing seems to be pretty low. ._.
Posted: June 19th, 2014
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54 of 64 people (84%) found this review helpful
220 products in account
10 reviews
127.8 hrs on record
If you like tactics games and multiplayer this game has quite a bit of depth to it. The hand animated character models really feel like living things, and theres quite a bit of polish. There haven't been any huge balance tweaks in a while, but the core game is amazing. Can't wait for the single player to release!
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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