In this city-building strategy game you control a group of exiled travelers who decide to restart their lives in a new land. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland. The townspeople of Banished are your primary resource.
- I love this game, but there is just not enough replay value to be worth it.
- This game is kinda like the city-builder version of Dark Souls.
- The music and ambient sounds are also very well done.
- There is a healthy variety of crops and buildings, and there is also Workshop/mod support.
- While building can be repetitive, mod support offers tons of new options for buildings and game features.
- Banished is a city builder in its purest form.
- Random map generator which is nice to see. 3 different map sizes, plus a choice of valleys or mountains.
- At such a large scale Banished resembles a little clockwork machine with hundreds of tiny parts.
- It gets a veteran’s seal of approval as there is zero hand holding and nothing but hard love.
- Banished is what many city/village building games wish they could be when they grow up.
- But for someone like me that just adds to its appeal of truly open ended sandbox game.
- There are no tech trees, the goal is not to be the next big megacorporate empire or prosperous city, and also no combat.
- The game is deceptively simple, you start with a few settlers and minimal supplies and you build a thriving settlement.
- Management without excess of micro management.
- Keeping track of population growth and seeing your village expand into a small town is great and very scenic.
- The game is real solid and the balance is very well built.
This game is rated with a 73/100 score in Metacritic.
- 83 | IGN
- 80 | GameSpot
- 80 | Game Informer
- 90 | Eurogamer
- 80 | Game Revolution
- 75 | Multiplayer.it
- 80 | Games Master UK
- 75 | Edge Magazine
- 80 | SpazioGames
- 83 | PC Gamer
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