The Banner Saga 3 Image
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The Banner Saga 3 is the epic conclusion to a sweeping viking saga six years in the making. This strategic RPG, acclaimed for its strong story and compelling characters has has won over 20 awards and been nominated for 4 BAFTA awards.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 8, 2018
    90
    It's true that from an innovation standpoint, The Banner Saga 3 doesn't do a lot different than its predecessors, but that also means the same great tactical RPG system that has been in place since the beginning makes one final push for the endgame. That endgame is what really makes the game so worthwhile. With heavy decisions to be made and fantastic character closure, The Banner Saga 3 is the most riveting and remarkable the series has ever been, and it establishes the trilogy as one of the greats in gaming.
  2. Jul 26, 2018
    90
    This is one of the best strategy games in years, with engrossing combat and a fantastic story. The difficulty is almost perfect, making the battles rewarding without being trivial and players may find themselves actively seeking out more fights. It is entertaining from top to bottom.
  3. Jul 26, 2018
    90
    From the belly laughs to audible gasps, The Banner Saga 3 never fails to impress with how the seeds planted in the first game have branched to their conclusion. While it’s not a genre for everybody, it’s a game for everybody.
  4. Jul 26, 2018
    90
    An outstanding conclusion to an epic trilogy. Stoic has once again showcased their care and attention to detail across a range of the game’s features, visuals and mechanics. It’s compelling, distinct, oftentimes daunting, yet wholly captivating. The end result is one that will stay with you for years to come, and although it’s hard to say goodbye, The Banner Saga goes out with an emotional-toying bang.
  5. Jul 27, 2018
    83
    The Banner Saga 3 is a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, offering a solid end to the narrative with inventive ways to keep the gameplay fresh. This last chapter is a great game on its own, but it also completes a series that has been exceptionally consistent in quality, which is worth appreciating.
  6. Aug 4, 2018
    80
    The Banner Saga 3 brings this amazing series to a close. As we had expected, Stoic Games delivers an epic ending: there’s so much mastery in each element of the game you couldn’t ask for a better way to say goodbye to the Saga.
  7. Aug 6, 2018
    80
    Despite some gripes about the translation from PC to console, The Banner Saga 3 does an admirable job wrapping up a grim tale of separation and loss. And it does that with challenging and fun tactical battles as well as fascinating player choice throughout.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 1, 2018
    8
    The Banner Saga is a series of game’s that has made me have an experience that I won’t forget for quite a while. Each instalment in the seriesThe Banner Saga is a series of game’s that has made me have an experience that I won’t forget for quite a while. Each instalment in the series seemed to be better than the previous one and I was very impressed by the improvements they made to each game. In fact I was that impressed that I’m actually quite sad to see the series come to an end, but as you know all good things must come to an end. One of the biggest things that stood out in all of the three game’s of the series was the story and I’m pleased to say that I was very satisfied by how they ended the series. The main reason why I was very satisfied with how the story ended is because all of the previous choices you made mattered and in the end you realise just how important each character was. The story wasn’t the only thing I was very satisfied with because the gameplay has also proved to be brilliant throughout every single game. In fact I think this time around the gameplay is even better because there are new mechanics this time around and thankfully each mechanic performs excellently making the gameplay a very rewarding experience. You’ll also notice this time around that the gameplay is more challenging and at times it can be quite difficult, but even though the high difficulty did make things become a little frustrating from time to time it still didn’t harm the fun factor very much. In fact in my opinion the fun factor has never been higher and I especially found the fun to be very high when it came to the combat in the game. Even though there isn’t much in terms of variety when it comes to the enemies you face it still didn’t hold the combat back very much. Instead the combat proved to be thrilling from start to finish and that’s mainly because the strategy elements included in the combat sections have been done to perfection. Another thing they do brilliantly is that they make the combat sections feel important at all times and in the end you really do feel like your shaping the characters destiny when locked in battle, which is great. Once again the presentation side of the game stands out in all areas and that has been the case throughout the series. Both the visuals and sound design enhance certain elements in the game and when they combine together it’s a treat for both your eyes and ears. At the end of the day if you’ve followed The Banner Saga series from day one then you’ll be pleased with how the series comes to an end and as far as a collection of game’s goes this series is up there with some of the very best and if you’ve never played any of the game’s before I fully recommend that you do. Expand