Banner Saga Review

By , on October 13, 2014
Last modified 7 years ago

Banner Saga
  • Publisher: Stoic
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Released: 2 Oct, 2014
  • Size: 1.9 GB
  • Price: $9.99
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5 out of 5


  • Cruel but involving decision-making
  • Deep class system and combat
  • Atmospheric and beautiful to look at


  • Touch controls can be a little sticky
  • Occasional stuttering


Though this iOS port has a couple of optimisation issues, The Banner Saga is an atmospheric and involving adventure which is far deeper and more rewarding than your average mobile RPG.

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It's been out on PC for a while, but viking epic The Banner Saga has finally made the trek onto iOS. It's an unforgiving tale of warring factions and ancient evils, played out via choose-your-own-adventure style choices and isometric strategy combat.

Pocket Gamer's Jon Munday rose to the game's many challenges, and reveals his opinion in the video above.


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MattPerkins 7 years ago

I love this game and potentially it is a 5 star game but it absolutely destroys battery even on the iPhone 6 Plus. The fact it is a huge battery hog and has stability issues is why I would give it a 4 star review over a 5 star one. I mean I thought Infinity Blade III was bad on battery but it has nothing on Banner Saga.