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Banished

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8.5

A Game That Will Banish Your Boredom

Lord Of Mantas, Game Informer
18 April 2014
  • Summary: After the Sim City controversy, numerous indie city-building games in development tried to capitalize on the free press to present themselves as an alternative.  Yet out of all of them, this was the one that caught my attention - a simple wilderness survival simulator, created, designed, programmed, and composed all by one person.
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TenchuuKhan, Metacritic
2 March 2014
  • Summary: Here's what the game is all about: Get your peasants to survive the first winter by providing the most basic resources they need such as: food, shelter, fire wood Move on to acquiring iron and letter so you can produce tools and clothes for your peasants. Get more food, build more houses.
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8.5

Banished

John Wrek, Game Informer
1 March 2014
  • Summary: Banished is a game that (sometimes purposely) strikes me as not a very "special" game at all, however in its home genre of the 'survival' and 'resource building' game-pool, it is actually quite special indeed. The game is not only accessible and enjoyable (albeit with some flaws), but also a pretty interesting look at city-building games as well.
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Demonidze, Metacritic
19 February 2014
  • Summary: Finally a great city builder type of game that doesnt filled with always online DRM and other non sense. although its not like Sim City where you build an utopia, a dream city .. here you build a village and not just a village it has to be very balanced village, with everything thought out.
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Palanor, Metacritic
19 February 2014
  • Summary: One of the best city builders that as come out in the last few years. For once you have to think before you do anything . Some may not like the interface . I keep a few windows open and i do fine. First time i played , it was 4 am by the time i looked up ,says a lot about how much this game sucks you in. You end up feeling about your villagers and there plight.
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Muuvinki, Metacritic
19 February 2014
  • Summary: Really addicting city building game which you might definitely wanna try out. However when you get a hang of it, you'll notice that there really isn't much to build anymore after all necessary buildings. I kinda hope for some kinda decorative items which would make village look even more beautiful than it already is. Also sometimes there seems to be so little time to do stuff and you are Really addicting city building game which you might definitely wanna try out.
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SpyderScythe, Metacritic
19 February 2014
  • Summary: I absolutely love this game. It is a beautiful city building sim that will suck you in. The amount of things to do in this game is quite amazing, especially since it was made by one man. I cannot stop playing this game since I bought it, and the longer I play, the better it gets. I highly recommend this game if you are a fan of city building games. You will not be disappointed.
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liquixcat, Metacritic
19 February 2014
  • Summary: I played this game for 4 hours on my first sitting. This game just sucks you in and keeps you there. It's hard, unforgiving, relentless and cruel but it's enjoyable, rewarding, entertaining and engaging too! After 6 winters I think I finally have the hang of food distribution and keeping people healthy and alive. Sure a person dies here or there, but it's almost always from old age. I played this game for 4 hours on my first sitting.
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MaxPay, Metacritic
18 February 2014
  • Summary: This game should serve as an example, almost like a benchmark. It was developed entirely by 1 guy and yet, it's one of the best ''city builders'' to come out in a very long time. There's also a survival aspect and it features disasters. You can play it indefinitely; there's no silly endgame scenarios like: ''Build 3 farms''. Maps are huge and are randomly generated. Gameplay is refreshing This game should serve as an example, almost like a benchmark.
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timsplace0, Metacritic
18 February 2014
  • Summary: This is one of the best game I have played in a long time, spent about 12 hours lost in Banished today. Only complaint is your wrists and hands may hurt from overplaying, seriously.
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