It’s the end of the world, and—shocker—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. It’s tighter and faster-paced than previous entries, which could feel like a slog in moments—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 don’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.