For the King

Curve Digital, IronOak Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
75
Top Critic Average
59%
Critics Recommend
Based on 22 critic reviews
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For the King

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

59%

Critics Recommend

Based on 22 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCApr 19, 2018

Developers: Curve Digital, IronOak Games

The King is dead, murdered by an unknown assailant. Now the once peaceful kingdom of Fahrul is in chaos. With nowhere left to turn and stretched beyond her means, the queen has put out a desperate plea to the citizens of the land to rise up and help stem the tide of impending doom. Set off with your make-shift party, either single player, local, or online co-op. Choose to split your party up and cover more ground, or stick together for protection. A sound strategy can mean the difference between life and death. For The King is a challenging blend of Strategy, JRPG Combat, and Roguelike elements. Each play through is made unique with procedural maps, quests, and events. Brave the relentless elements, fight the wicked creatures, sail the seas and delve into the dark underworld. None before you have returned from their journey. Will you be the one to put an end to the Chaos? Fight and die as a party in fast paced and brutal turn-based combat using a unique slot system for attacks and special abilities. Find and gather herbs for your trusty pipe to heal your wounds and cure your maladies. Set up safe camps or brave the horrors that nightfall brings. Just remember adventurer, you do this not for the riches or fame but for your village, for your realm, For The King!

For the King Critic Reviews

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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

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

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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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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10 / 10.0
Great game that lets you get a table top feel without the agonizing setup. The difficulty is high in the beginning but it is rewarding learning the game and making progress. The expansions are filled with a lot of good content adding new weapons and enemies to the game but the main quest line is still the most challenging. If you are looking for something with a healthy dose
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0 / 10.0
This game is absolute garbage and a slap in the face to roguelike genre fans. At their core, rogue genre games should be about trying to progress through difficult decisions and combat tactics. Sometimes things go wrong and you lose. That's the way the genre plays out. For the King however, nothing you do in combat, character prep, or any other choice matters. The only thing

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