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The Banner Saga (2014) is a beautiful fantasy adventure where your strategic choices directly affect your personal story and the world around you. You play as two characters, each with their own related story.

The main element of progressions is a turn-based combat engagement employing characters you have in your party. Rather than focusing on a specific hero as in other games, The Banner Saga games concentrate instead on the caravan of characters as a whole. Defeats and deaths in battle affect more than your score or arbitrary outcome, but play into the narrative as a whole.

There are three games in the series:
  • The Banner Saga (2014)
  • The Banner Saga 2 (2016)
  • The Banner Saga 3 (2018)

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Banner Saga 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Strategy game with Action and Fighting elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 17 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for frequent, moderate realistic violence towards human characters. Characters use swords, long-handled axes, spears, bows and arrows to cause realistic-looking violence towards human-like characters.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for alcohol reference, blood and gore, language and violence.


The Banner Saga usually costs £18.74.

The Banner Saga

Steam Store PC £18.74
Steam Store Mac £18.74
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
Switch Store Switch -

The Banner Saga 2

Steam Store PC £18.74

The Banner Saga 3

Steam Store PC £18.74
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
On PC there are in-game purchases for "The Legendary Items" that adds titles, items, a digital novel, Survival Mode and Eternal Arena mode. "Deluxe Items" that add a wallpaper, digital world map and Gold Wasp item.

On iOS and console, there are no in-app purchases. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/01/2014, updated in 2016

Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Strategy (Action and Fighting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Stoic Studio (@StoicStudio)

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