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Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: Weave your own unique tales in a challenging single player or cooperative RPG adventure that spans across the realms. Trek across the perilous badlands, trudge through poisonous swamps, and brave the high seas in uniquely generated maps.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 11, 2018
    87
    This is a remarkable premier for the Canadian team IronOak Games. This varied adventure constantly feels like you’re playing a board game with enhanced roleplaying, not only because of the wood carved design of the characters.
  2. Jul 18, 2018
    85
    To simply put it, For the King offers one of the most enjoyable experiences in playing mixtures of roguelike RPG and turn-based strategy. This formula works great for those who like to play alone, and it much more better when playing co-op with other players/friends.
  3. CD-Action
    Aug 2, 2018
    85
    I’m highly impressed with Ironoak Games’ debut. If you’re ready for a long and painful (the difficulty level is so high!) but immensely satisfying wander across colorful fantasy realms, do not delay and buy this wonderful roguelike. [07/2018, p.48]
  4. Apr 19, 2018
    80
    For the King isn’t hesitant to punish players for dumb moves or unlucky rolls.
  5. Apr 20, 2018
    80
    If you aren’t a fan of rogue-likes or your not a fan of turn-based combat I still urge you to give For the King a shot. I avidly loath just about every turn-based game I’ve ever played (yes, even Civ games – go ahead and hate), and found For The King a refreshing gaming experience that tickled the nostalgia of playing Dungeons and Dragons back in the day.
  6. Apr 20, 2018
    76
    A great RPG with many hours of content to enjoy and a high difficulty level, but technically a little simple.
  7. 70
    For The King refuses to hold your hand, making it a real challenge that feels rewarding. Despite its slow combat, there’s a ton of enjoyable content to make it worth your while.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 15, 2019
    10
    This game is really a seriously under-appreciated game that you can play again and again! In a age where roguelikes and roguelites pop upThis game is really a seriously under-appreciated game that you can play again and again! In a age where roguelikes and roguelites pop up fairly regularly this one was clearly a labor of love by the devs! Expand
  2. Mar 2, 2019
    9
    I bought it on sale for a couple bucks. 54 hours of fun with friends. Totally worth it.
  3. May 17, 2019
    9
    For the King is a rouge like tabletop RPG that encourages teamwork and strategy at all difficulty levels. It's unique art style, playerFor the King is a rouge like tabletop RPG that encourages teamwork and strategy at all difficulty levels. It's unique art style, player freedom and RPG elements will bring you back again and again. Even after completing it's main campaign, there's great level of re-playability with unique classes and player expression. If that's not enough, there are other shorter but well thought out campaigns to play too. The game does have many bugs and punishes the casual gamer but is a great game overall. As someone that does not like turn base games, this was definitely a pleasant surprise. Expand
  4. Aug 4, 2018
    8
    Nice visual style, fun strategy game to play with friends and offers loads of replayability
  5. Dec 7, 2018
    8
    A very solid rogue-like RPG-lite packed full of procedurally generated content. It looks great, and the developers are still adding newA very solid rogue-like RPG-lite packed full of procedurally generated content. It looks great, and the developers are still adding new content and features. The game also has several game modes, from campaigns to extended dungeon dives and lets you unlock new game content (loot, encounters, classes and cosmetics) as you play through by finding Lore books.
    It can be punishingly hard though, and you are totally at the whim of RNGesus. If you want to fully enjoy the game, even if you are a veteran RPGer, I'd still recommend starting on Apprentice difficulty to fully enjoy your initial experience.
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  6. Oct 24, 2018
    5
    Some very snazzy production values give a great 3D wrapper to a fairly generic strategy RPG - a randomised hex-tiled overworld with dungeonsSome very snazzy production values give a great 3D wrapper to a fairly generic strategy RPG - a randomised hex-tiled overworld with dungeons to explore seems at first to offer such possibility, but inevitably the majority of play is stuck in a fairly basic RPG battle system with little depth. It might work better in lighter bursts, but each run sees you stuck in scenarios for extended grinds, and at times only to see progress end with a random spell of poor luck. Playable it may be, but novel it ain't. Expand

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