Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden Features One of the Most Disgusting Side Quests in Gaming – and It’s a Good Thing

Who would have guessed a game involving ghosts would feature disturbing missions?

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden Features One of the Most Disgusting Side Quests in Gaming - and It's a Good Thing

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  • Players will activate The Flesh is Weak Haunting Case while progressing through the Hungry The Hunter questline.
  • The Case will require you to find out what happened to Ben and then confront Jacob about his murder and cannibalism.
  • Players who wish to resurrect Antea will have to blame Jacob for his actions.
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A game like Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is bound to have some creepy and downright vile storylines that will make you fairly uncomfortable. Fairly early on in the game, you will activate a Haunting Case titled The Flesh is Weak as you are getting through the Hungry The Hunted questline. What starts as a run-of-the-mill investigation quickly devolves into one of the most wretched side quests in gaming.

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Worse yet, your decision at the end of the quest is imperative to the ending of your game. So, let’s take a trip on the macabre side and see what Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden has lined up for us. 

The Flesh Is Weak Haunting Case Is an Appropriate Welcome to the World of Banishers

Jacob Lynde in Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is hiding a terrible secret behind those eyes
Jacob Lynde in Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is hiding a terrible secret behind those eyes.

Just a few hours into the game, players will come across a certain Jacob Lynde, who can be found in a makeshift shelter in The Dark Woods. When speaking with him, you find out he’s waiting on his friend Benedict Stoughton, who’s out hunting for game. Looking around his abode, you’ll notice he hasn’t been taking very good care of himself. The house is filled with maggots, an omen of what transpires later in the case. 

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Red and Antea must then track down Ben, but that’s easier said than done. They have to explore the mountains and investigate the quickmyst to find out what’s happened to the hunter. The case will also require you to switch to Antea, as she is unaffected by some of the fog you would need to traverse to progress the quest. Once you come to a point where you need to perform a Harkening Ritual, you are finally ready to learn the truth. 

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden Puts the Fates of Characters in Your Hands

Players looking to resurrect Antea will need to blame Jacob for Ben's murder
Players looking to resurrect Antea will need to blame Jacob for Ben’s murder.

When you find Ben’s corpse after performing the ritual, you’ll notice there is a decent chunk of flesh missing from the cadaver. No, it’s not animals. That’s right, not only is Jacob responsible for the death of his friend, but he’s also resorted to cannibalism. With this information, it’s time to return to Jacob and put an end to this case. 

Back at the shack, you must perform a Make-Manifest Ritual to summon the ghost of Ben and confront Jacob. In the conversation, you’ll learn Jacob pushed Ben off a cliff in a delirious state due to being plagued by consistent nightmares.

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Ben even tells you that Jacob is, for all intents and purposes, a “kind and godly man, pure and true always” and that “We both faced a choice, simple and awful: to kill, or to die.

It now falls on the players to decide whether to blame Jacob, banish Ben, or help Ben ascend. If you plan on resurrecting Antea, then you have to blame Jacob. If that doesn’t sit right with you, you’ll be making many more such decisions as you progress in your Banishers journey.

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Sagar Nerala

Written by Sagar Nerala

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Gaming was one of my earliest passions then along came writing, and here we are. I've been in the content creation space for several years now and as gamer for even longer. From understanding the complexities of a multilayer narrative to the simply joy of "big gun go boom", my goal is to capture all the emotions in between and put them down in an engaging manner.