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What's cool about it:

  • Build a city with any layout you want with almost no restriction on when, what, and where you build.
  • Keep the population happy and healthy by providing them with food and warm shelter.
  • Watch the town grow as you assign 20 different jobs to build buildings, grow food, craft tools and clothing, and more!


Banished is a city building game where you control a group of exiled people who are restarting their lives in the wilderness. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland.

The townspeople work, build, get older, have children, and eventually die. Keeping them healthy, happy, and fed are essential to making a successful town grow. Any structure can be built at any time, provided that your people have collected the resources to do so.

There are many occupations that the people can perform from farming, hunting, and blacksmithing, to fishing, teaching, and healing. You can choose to replant forests, mine for iron, and quarry for rock, and more!

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor, 512 MB RAM, DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with 512 MB VRAM (Shader Model 2.0 support required), 150MB HD Space Patched to version 1.0.3

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Watching the grass grow really is fun

Posted on 2014-02-18 11:57:52 byEmob78's avatarEmob78:

Who knew? I've been watching this one for a while now. It's an excellent building sim, especially considering it was designed by one guy. Just keep in mind that there's no combat. If you're looking for a expand-conquer type of game, this isn't it. Otherwise, plant another bean field, stock up on firewood and kick back and relax. This game is meant for cruise control.

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Perfect for a long winter evening...

Posted on 2014-02-18 15:07:17 byMr_GeO's avatarMr_GeO:

In this game there's no enemy to fight with, no distant lands to conquer, no overly complicated rules. Just slow-paced building of your settlement, done by your simple folks, doing their simple, everyday tasks. And with all this, it is suprisingly fun to watch and play.
If you loved games like 'Settlers' or 'Anno' series, or city-builders in genreal, do not hesistate even a secondread more longer - just buy it. This game is simply made for you, and will bring you countless hours of fun, fun and nothing but fun. It have everything: nice graphic, smooth music, intuitive yet logical game mechanics that you can grasp in no time and mountains of satisfaction from leading you villagers into happines and prosperity. :)
And even if you are more aggressive type of player I strongly recomend you to try this piece. You might be astonished how 'comfy' it is to build a small, idyllic village lost in the forest and watch it grow and change as the time pass.
What is also amazing is the fact that whole game was made from scratch by just ONE guy. And it's small (only 89MB!), astonishingly well polished and optimised (hence smooth even on less powerfull machines) and virtually bug-free! I wish we can get this quality of products from the "mainstream" gaming industry...

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Now, this is silly

Posted on 2014-02-19 08:30:14 byMordam's avatarMordam:

It suprises me that this game can be so much better then most city managing sims I have seen in the last years.
The interface is intuitive and helpful, the graphics is spectacular, and the atomsphere is splendid.
If you have played a city building game in the last years and have been left with that bad feeling that this was nt what you really wanted, try this game.
Hopefully you won't be dissapointed.
I sure wasn't

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