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Play OverviewPlay Overview

For The King (2018) is a strategy game where you play an adventurer bringing peace to the kingdom of Fahrul. It's like a tabletop 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.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked For The King 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Strategy game with Action, Adventure, Role-Play and Simulation elements. You can play with 1 to 3 players in the same room or as a 3-player online game. Players need to co-ordinate strategy so as to support each other.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 14 hours to complete. Although, to discover everything takes some players over 60 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for 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.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Fantasy Themes, Mild Fantasy Violence.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

CostsCosts

For The King usually costs £0 to £19.99. 

For The King

Switch Store Switch £19.99
Steam Store PC £15.49
Steam Store Mac £15.49
PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99 Free

PS Plus Extra

PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99

For The King

XBox Store Xbox One £19.99

For The King!

App Store iOS Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/04/2018, updated in 2019

Price: Free

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Players: 1-3 (3 online)

Genres: Fighting, Strategy (Action, Adventure, Role-Play and Simulation)

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Iron Oak Games (@IronOakGames)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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