Percentile Rank

For the King is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Apr 26, 2018

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

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SwitchRPG
Loved
Loved
May 9, 2019

This is it, folks: the definitive co-operative board game rogue-like RPG has arrived on Nintendo Switch.

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Scored Reviews

NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 7, 2019

The roguelike design also helps make it a little more varied, making this great to break out at a game night. In a way, it's like a tabletop campaign without a dungeon master. In the ideal circumstances, it's electric and even just as a solo game, it's a good ride.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
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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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
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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ThisGenGaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

What really makes this game much more enjoyable though is playing it with friends locally or online so if you’re looking for something new to sit down with a group and play then maybe give For The King a shot.

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Jump Dash Roll
8 / 10
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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Invision Community
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 22, 2018

While it doesn’t offer anything strictly new to gamers, the combination of features which form For The King make the game challenging, mechanically welcoming and aesthetically pleasing. Although harsh at times, beyond the control of the player, the game offers in return a consistently fresh experience in the face of impending doom.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
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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IGN Spain
7.6 / 10.0
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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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
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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PC Gamer
75 / 100
75 / 100
Apr 26, 2018

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

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COGconnected
70 / 100
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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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
Sergey_3847

Top Critic

Apr 30, 2018

For the King has compelling visual style, cool combat mechanics, and a co-op mode, but suffers from an extreme level of difficulty and RNG nonsense.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
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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FingerGuns
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 17, 2018

Overall For the King is a fun game that will appeal to a broad audience, but the lack of story options may just be annoying enough for people to down their swords and leave the fantasy realm for good.

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