This game is rated PEGI 16
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Ignore All Content Warnings
The Banner Saga (Series) Review
Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.
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)
Content Rating: PEGI 16
Release Date: 14/01/2014, updated in 2016
Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative and Strategy
The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga 2
The Banner Saga Complete Pack
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.
Rated PEGI 16+ with frequent, moderate realistic violence towards human characters The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Characters use swords, long handled axes, spears, bows and arrows to cause realistic looking violence towards human-like characters.
Rated ESRB TEEN with alcohol reference, blood and gore, language and violence.
Our experts have hand-picked the following similar games for you. These offer a similar way to play to The Banner Saga or are games with a similar theme or topic. These are good alternative games to The Banner Saga, or are a younger rated alternative for players not ready for PEGI 16 or ESRB TEEN games.
Thank you for using our resource, supported by AskAboutGames, ParentZone and PlayAbility Initiative. We are editorially independent, written by parents for parents, but welcome sponsorship, partnership and suggestions. Email our editor for details on these opportunities.
The information on this database is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion and advice about video game "addiction", violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. If you have any concerns or questions in these areas, email our editor who is quick to respond or can arrange for a one-to-one conversation.