Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
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  1. May 20, 2019
    80
    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.
  2. 80
    One of the most enjoyable roguelikes of recent years, with the heavy emphasis on RNG saved by some fun co-op options.
  3. 80
    It effortlessly blends tabletop and video games into an enjoyable experience that claws at what both can excel at. Creating characters, exploring overworlds, battling through dungeons, and doing it all with a friend or two is a fun time. 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.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jul 8, 2019
    5
    A decent roguelike, fun with friends, works with some fun ideas, and very difficult.
    It's fun to chip away at an adventure and strategically
    A decent roguelike, fun with friends, works with some fun ideas, and very difficult.
    It's fun to chip away at an adventure and strategically traverse the world. The various adventures within the game have different goals and central mechanics, feeling very distinct from eachother.
    There's very little "RP" in this RPG, the writing is simplistic and light. It works with the game overall, but is sorely lacking for those who enjoy a good story or play solo.
    Aside from the occasional crash and long load time, difficulty is the main issue with this game. The easiest difficulty is punishing, late game becomes ridiculous due to inflation mechanics, and RNG plays a large role in nearly all aspects of the game.
    Fun with two other people, but overall frustrating when solo.
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  2. Jun 21, 2019
    9
    This game is sooooooo good! I just don't give it a 10 because of the eventual crash.
  3. Jun 2, 2019
    8
    For the King est une jolie petite pépite vidéoludique qui mérite d’être découverte. L’alliance assez inédite entre rpg, roguelike et jeu deFor the King est une jolie petite pépite vidéoludique qui mérite d’être découverte. L’alliance assez inédite entre rpg, roguelike et jeu de plateau fonctionne étonnamment à merveille. L’ambiance du jeu est réussie grâce à une direction artistique magnifique et une bande sonore bien en adéquation avec le style du jeu. Le contenu est généreux et For the King vous accompagnera pendants des dizaines d’heures de jeux, au travers de nouvelles parties , chaque fois unique, en solo ou à plusieurs. Full Review »