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Positive (47 reviews) - 95% of the 47 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 20, 2014

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The uncompiled source assets that are used to create the game. These include JSON files, PNG image files, FLA and SWF Flash animation files, and more. These are delivered via the “Mod Content” free DLC. You must install this DLC in order to mod The Banner Saga.

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OSX 10.7.5
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: MAC OSX 10.9.3
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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25 of 42 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 1, 2015
Great game!
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 19, 2015
good alteration to the normal game
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 22, 2015
Definitely one of my favorite games I have in my library, I plan on starting another playthrough soon actually. The whole game is beautiful and breathtaking, same goes for the combat. I yearn for the sequel to come out soon!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
Posted: March 22
10/10 Masterpiece

Replayable with different outcome depending on choices
Amazing artwork and graphics, ..if played on hallucinogens one will see..
Relaxed yet difficult gameplay and enganging Ragnarök inspiried story
Soundtrack is and audio is some of the best I've heard in PC games

This is a game, but it is also a piece of art!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 28, 2015
I couldn't stop playing this. Amazing artwork and a great blend of low / high fantasy. Very interesting character design and a great battle system. I'm anticipating the sequels. This story is something else. Drop what you'd spend at Taco Bell for dinner and try out this game. I'm still reeling from the story and grueling difficulty, but very satisfied.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 16, 2015
This is a very fun game. Immersive for me. The story line is so perfect and crisp that it is difficult not to get hooked! Love this game and I HIGHLY recommend it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: December 27, 2015
Calling this a game would be wrong. It's an interactive experience and it's one that I absolutely loved. The gameplay element is simple and fun, but takes a back seat to a beautiful, emotive narrative where you really feel the tension as you have to make countless difficult choices upon which the fate of your loved ones depends.

The writing, art and music in this game are all things of beauty standing alone. When seamlessly interwoven to create the experience as a whole they become a game that I enjoy more than any book or movie in the last few years.

I'd love it to be bigger but I'm not complaining since it was still great value for money considering.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 23, 2015
Excellent game, intuitive gameplay, completing the package with excellent storytelling, stellar soundtrack, and visuals to die for, all in a gorgeous, gorgeous 2.5D. The strategic complexity employed with customizable combat stats are what finish this deal. I honestly haven't played a game similiar, and now crave more.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 9
Where do I start. The music is amazing, the combat is fun and strategic, and the story is really good. The character design and the art style is really unique with all of these cell-shaded and realistc games coming around now. A great game all around, and I'm pumped for the sequal.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: December 24, 2015
I first saw this game on my Steam feed, and some sort of combination of the music, and the game play plucked at me. I put it on my wishlist, since at the time I had no free time to play it. Then, just yesterday it was on sale, and I had some free time due to the holidays. After playing it for about 8 hours, I already felt the chances for multiple play throughs as the decisions you make are pretty irreversible. Like xcom iron man, mixed with Oregon Trail, meets vikings... Or perhaps more like a Viking flavored Oregon Trail, with some Xcom iron man aspects. The difficulty is not nearly as punishing as Xcom, and you can change difficulty mid fight if you need/want to. I like that the story jumps around between different characters, as the stories come together. It makes the decisions as to which characters you invest in important, for story as much as playstyle. The sound track is excellent, and the animation, and art reminds me of Samurai Jack, but not as sharp, and angular. Perhaps this game reminds me very much of Final Fantasy tactics, and there are so far countless combinations of characters that seem to compliment each other. I still haven't figured out half of it. Lots of replayability, and engaging enough. There are a few dialogue options that I felt were a little immature, and some of the spelling & grammar were off in a few places, but as far as story goes I couldn't find much else wrong. I think the only other thing I could ask for would be an way to rotate, and maybe tilt the map during battle sequences from time to time, because sometimes bodies stack up making it difficult to see. That being said though, I have not had any difficulty clicking, or selecting a unit amidst a pile of clutter. So whoever coded that, props to them.

Give this game a go, for the holiday sale price, it's a great buy, and good entertainment.
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koneda_64
Posted: August 20
Written after 2 playthrus.

A fantastic game best saved for a rainy afternoon. You lead your caravan across a hostile viking world during a time when an old enemy known as 'the Dredge' have reappeared. Along the way, you have to make really tough choices and more often than not, solving one problem creates another. Supplies, morale and the allegiances you strike will altar your course as you are relentlessly hounded across the map.

The turn-based combat is very addictive, simple to pick up but tricky to master. The narrative really drives the game and is well supported by some excellent writing and a very ambient soundtrack. I would not reccomend buying the soundtrack unless it's in a sale however. It's all very well done but I doubt it can stand independantly of the game.

It's hard to talk about my individual experiences without giving away spoilers so I will just say,
If you enjoy survival games with a dollop of turn based combat plus a very good story then this game is absolutely worth it's asking price.
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Himself
Posted: January 3
Excellent visuals, amazing story. Felt a bit dissapointed when it ended as it feels really short, but luckly the Banner Saga 2 is coming up this year.
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Fae
Posted: December 19, 2015
mmmmm.... incredibly mixed feelings for this game...

Pros: Incredibly cool artwork, super fun and engaging combat, calling for high strategic dynamics. Story is interesting and tone is fantastic

Cons: Story feels rushed; no real time to build attachment to the characters; game claims that in-game decisions effect the story, when they really don't in any significant way -- even though decisions you make play into your sucess in the game, and which characters you can access in your party, I've played through the game a couple of times, and no decisions you make actually shift the plot of the story in any significant fashion. (In some instances, the story is actually fairly convoluted and confusing, such if you enter Frosthelm (or whatever), via the sewer duct.

In any case, the game is super addictive and tough to walk away from, but disappointing that for $20 bucks you can finish it in less than 20 hours ;p

Huge potential, but I probably won't download the expansions, etc. for more $$$, when I feel like I got a little short-changed on this. Tough to give this game a negative review though... incredible playability, great character concepts and environments, superb and original story concepts, just needed it to be longer and better paced, with rpg decisions that ACTUALLY EFFECT THE STORY!!!

I don't feel "ripped off" in the least for paying $20 for this game, but I won't spend more on it or its expansions. Generally stoked by an new and exciting game/concept, but disapointed by its limited story and character option. 7/10
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Contractually Obligated
Posted: November 5, 2015
I have yet just started. It's quite enjoyable thus far. The combat system is elegant, the art is clean and colorful. I feel as though I am personally entwined in an epic journey. The fluidity that the story brings with options that truly make a difference in your trek. It somewhat reminds me of another game: Massive Chalice. The impending danger coupled with the morality and food system really bring this game to life. All that being said I would most certainly recommend this game to anyone who likes action, strategy and rpgs.
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