Itâ€™s the end of the world, andâ€”shockerâ€”things are pretty grim in The Banner Saga 3. The Nordic-themed quest started four years ago, mixing turn-based tactical combat with tricky decision-making and stunning visuals, and it finally comes to a thrilling close in this trilogy-capper.
The Banner Saga 3 continues the winning formula from past games, but concludes on a high note despite the brutal happenings along the way. Itâ€™s tighter and faster-paced than previous entries, which could feel like a slog in momentsâ€”appropriately so, given their grueling caravan journey. Stoic Studio also eased off on the immense challenge of the combat here, making it more engaging and entertaining, and the choice-driven story really satisfies.
We gave it a glowing review, as did our sister site PCWorld. And while we donâ€™t recommend starting here, you should absolutely loop back to the original The Banner Saga if this seems remotely compelling to you. You can buy it on Steam and GOG.com.