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Steam Games You Might Have Missed – The Banner Saga

Looking for something to get on Steam? Having trouble sorting through everything that’s in the store? We have you covered through our Steam curator list, where we post recommendations of games we’ve reviewed here on DieHard GameFAN or have played through on our own time. Additionally, once a week we’ll be posting recommendations for games on our list, highlighting one of the many games we’ve played and loved. Today we’re going to look at The Banner Saga, an early Kickstarter success.

The Banner Saga
Publisher: Versus Evil
Developer: Stoic
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 01/14/2014

I reviewed The Banner Saga last year, and I enjoyed it enough to put it on my list of top 10 games of 2014. You play as two different caravans trying to survive in a stark world where the sun has stopped and the gods are dead, fending off the Dredge all the while. I really liked the blend of SRPG battles and resource management reminiscent of The Oregon Trail. The hand drawn animations and orchestral soundtrack by Austin Wintory are a visual and aural treat and add a lot to the experience. You can try out the free-to-play multiplayer component Banner Saga: Factions to get a feel for the battle system and watch the launch trailer below to see if it might be up your alley. If it is, you can also look forward to the sequel, which is slated to come out this winter!

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