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Average Player Score Based on 128 ratings
7.2
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Score Breakdown Based on 128 ratings
  1. 10 (10)
  2. 9 (27)
  3. 8 (37)
  4. 7 (29)
  5. 6 (4)
  6. 5 (3)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (11)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:9

    Just what I was hoping for

    After following dev blog for almost two years I finally had a chance to play Banished. And I'm happy to say, it fulfilled my expectations 100%. The game is an absolute must-have for every tycoon/city-builder fan. It's b... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful

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  • Rating:7

    Banished

    http://katiejurek.comThis is a really great game! Its colors are a bit dreary, but the content is pretty fun.Pros- Good, thoroughly tested and working content.- Simple UI.- I've barely seen any bugs so far, and the only ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Its name suggests some attempt at storytelling, but Banished is just a solidly adequate city-builder.

    INTRO:Just about every genre of games has had titles made by individual game developers. The remaining genres tend to have gameplay which is too complex for a single person to handle alone, but this is not always the cas... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Near perfect

    I have been searching for years for a city builder that was this game and finally have found it. The one man army who built it has done a superb job. The intricate way that the seasons affect your year to year growth... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    Way too difficult

    No matter how I play, I can usually count on restarting the game within an hour. The citizens die very quickly from starvation or cold no matter what you do (normally they freeze to death even if you have plenty of hou... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Good mechanics, little fun

    For a simulation, it's incredible. But for a game, it's not really much fun. In the end, Banished turns out to be a sandbox simulation without any end-goals or even periodic objectives beyond survival.The first time I re... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful