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!
Größtenteils positiv (698 Reviews) - 76 % der 698 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

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"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!


Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • OS:10.7.5
    • Processor:1.83GHz
    • Memory:1GB RAM
    • Memory:2GB RAM
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Größtenteils positiv (698 Reviews)
Kürzlich verfasst
( 2.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 26. Juni
Let me just say that I really like this game. The art style, the gameplay, everything...BUT I wish more people would play so it doesn't take forever to find a match. Gonna thumbs this up in the hopes that new people would download the game and play. And it's kinda lame that the reason some people aren't playing this is because there aren't enough people playing the game to actually play the game. Please give it a chance :)
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
( 7.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 24. Juni
its free
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Fodder, Cannon
( 11.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 16. Juni
Dead game. I'm pretty sure they haven't updated it in the past 2 years or so and from what I've seen they have no intention of doing so. Plus, the playerbase is almost nonexistant. When I search for a match I open up a game of hearthstone while I wait so I have something to do.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
( 0.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 3. Juni
This game is absolute bull crap, dont buy it, no offense, but it stinks, no single player, pay to play, ect...
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
( 17.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. Mai
First, this is a great and inventive game and in my opinion the multiplayer increases the replay value. The game is different each time because people are behind the decisions. That being said, there are not enough people to find games quickly all the time. I like this game and I recommend it, but it's the first one produced and it's apparent that the dev's attention is elsewhere at the moment. The story games are much more advanced and include more characters.

Frustrating. With it being so hard to find a match, it's really important to win. That being said, the renown required between rank 1 and 2 is so high, it's going to take a while to level your team so that you can play more people. Every change takes renown, which you can grind out or buy. One problem with this is that even with the steam overlay enabled, the mac steam version can't connect, so you can't buy renown even if you want to.

My most recent frustration is with upgrades and dismissal. If you get rid of a character, you lose all the renown you sunk into them. So, for example, if you carelessy hit a button and upgrade to the wrong class, you're stuck. No undo, no class change. Every decision is final. This makes sense in the story game, but is unnecessarily petty in factions.

Changes: You should be able to adjust character stats so that you can play a larger range of levels. You should be able to change classes just like you can adjust points, even if it's just one time due to a mistake. Repair the steam connection. Add some of the characters from the story games. Reduce the renown cost to upgrade to match the story game. There's a tutorial in Factions that shows a team with all Level 11 characters. That would take 100 years. Ridiculous.

I still like this game. It's like battle chess. Needs some attention, which is probably going towards Banner Saga 3 right now. I saw on their website that they're hiring. Probably short-staffed.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
( 1.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. Mai
Total disaster, dead, pay to win garbage. While confused by the battle mechanics I have only 3 choices in choosing a game path: Quick Match, Ranked or Tournament. Since Ranked required a certain power (which is difficult to obtain) you cannot play it. All the same for tournament. Therefore you are left with a single option and that is to repeatedly play QUICK MATCH. I did so, was matched 2 times with the same opponent and waited 15 minutes the third time just to not be matched with anyone because there are NO PLAYERS.

Please discourage these kind of games and let them die. Free to play did not save this pile of junk so waste your breath.

tl;dr: Should you download this? NO! Invest your time in something else.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
( 64.0 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
( 0.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 11. Mai
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
( 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
( 396.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 2. Mai
This game is a masterpiece. Simple as that.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Hilfreichste Reviews  Insgesamt
15 von 15 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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
wenn ihr mögt ;)
War dieses Review hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
5 von 5 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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.
War dieses Review hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
5 von 6 Personen (83 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Februar 2014
Selbst nur der Multiplayer macht mega Spaß! Für Taktikfüchse aufjedenfall zu empfehlen!
War dieses Review hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
6 von 8 Personen (75 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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.
War dieses Review hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
2 von 2 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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.
War dieses Review hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
2 von 6 Personen (33 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
Nicht empfohlen
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.


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!
War dieses Review hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
1 von 4 Personen (25 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
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
Nicht empfohlen
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
2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. November 2014
War dieses Review hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
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
War dieses Review hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig