For the King

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Apr 26, 2018

A beautiful turn-based RPG whose brutality can sometimes get the better of it.

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75 / 100
Apr 26, 2018

A sometimes tricky RPG with gorgeous art that's perfect for co-op.

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8 / 10
May 9, 2019

One of the most enjoyable roguelikes of recent years, with the heavy emphasis on RNG saved by some fun co-op options.

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8 / 10
May 20, 2019

For The King is a fun and stylish RPG, but prepare yourself for classic roguelite frustrations of dying and starting the campaign again, just to get a little bit further each time. If you enjoy that kind of challenge and like board games then For The King is well worth checking out.

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7.6 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2018

A great RPG with many hours of content to enjoy and a high difficulty level, bug technically a little simple.

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70 / 100
May 12, 2018

For The King, despite its inviting art style, is a game that you need to play and lose repeatedly before you have a real chance of winning.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 15, 2019

Though RNG issues can render it punishing and solo play is not hugely captivating, For The King nonetheless states a decent case for itself as a tactical, fantasy multiplayer board game that everybody can enjoy. Get the snacks in, get the friends in and away you go.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2018

As a fan of the genre, I can see myself consistently returning to For the King, and think other roguelike fans and people who enjoy tabletop RPGs will find something to enjoy here.

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7 / 10
May 20, 2019

Turn-based RPGs of yesteryear and today owe a lot of their fine-tuned tactics to the legacy of tabletop board games, and For The King pays tribute to this legacy with a digital adventure where anything can happen. The fast-paced nature of its exploration and combat keeps everything feeling fresh and lively, but the considerable reliance on chance does take the shine of its otherwise competent combat. However, with adjustable difficulties (which amend the severity of each death) and a sizeable amount of expansive DLC, this is one roguelike RPG that really shines in co-op.

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8 / 10
May 16, 2019

A joyous celebration of tabletop RPG gaming brought to console, For the King may have all the looks of a cute, fluffy, bunny — but it has an iron hard skeleton and the heart of a warrior.

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