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For The King Review

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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


For The King is a strategy game where you play an adventurer bringing peace to the kingdom of Fahrul. It's like a table-top board game, with rewards and hits determined by dice rolls, but combines this with more traditional video game fights. You gather a party of heroes to explore the world, take on dungeon adventures and gain equipment and experience.

For The King is an unusual blend of play. It's turn based, meaning you, other player, and enemies take turns to move and attack. You choose which sort of attacks to attempt or bring in special focused moves. Each play through, the maps, quests and world events are different. It's a challenge to see how far you get, although eventually you will die and start again.

Also unusual is the ability to split up your party. This enables you to search larger areas, but means not everyone will be able to help if you encounter a fight. You also need to carefully work on gaining better weapons and upgrading your abilities.

The co-operative play, along with the simple weapon-slot battle system makes it accessible to players new to role-play and strategy games. Some patience is needed early on while you learn the ropes, perseverance enables you to progress well. You can also gather herbs to heal wounds or set up safe camps or brave the horrors that nightfall brings.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 19/04/2018

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Role-Playing and Simulation

Developer: @IronOakGames


Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 14 hours to complete. Although, to discover everything takes some players over 60 hours.
Players: You can play with 3 players in the same room and up to 3 players online. Players need to co-ordinate strategy so as to support each other.


For The King usually costs £19.99.

For The King

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to subscribe, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 for violence.

ESRB TEEN for Blood, Fantasy Violence.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our For The King Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@IronOakGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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