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The Turn-Based Combat Game Epic Is Giving Away For Free

Epic Games continues to ring in 2021 with free games for those with an Epic Games Store account. Next week, from Feb. 4 to Feb. 11, Epic Games will be giving away For the King, a polygonal "Hex-based roguelike action-RPG" first released in 2018. While gamers wait for For the King to become free, they can snag Dandara at the Epic Games storefront from Jan. 28 until Feb. 4.


Dandara follows a young girl named, you guessed it, Dandara. She must journey through the world of Salt in an effort to free the people of her world, all while jumping and flipping through unknown territory. Dandara uses beautiful 2D graphics to illustrate exciting, treacherous environments, all with a metroidvania playstyle. Any fan of platformers or games that feature skilled acrobatics should make sure to grab this game while it's going for the low, low price of $0.

What is For the King?

For the King combines tabletop roleplaying and tactics mechanics with charming polygonal graphics and harrowing combat. A gameplay preview of For the King shows an isometric view of a hexagonal map open for players to explore, find quests, and help NPCs as they adventure through the world. The gameplay resembles the Civilization series, with players planning out turns before embarking towards their enemies.


PCGamer called For the King a "a goofy dungeon romp personified," but warned that the silly animations only mask a "ruthless" combat system meant to challenge players. Though, as YouTuber Akabane101 pointed out, the story may be a little "bare bones," the game really shines in co-op mode, where up to three players can work together to banish evil from the land.

Epic Games' version of For the King includes "all released expansion content including Dungeon Crawl, Frozen Expanse Adventure, Gold Rush Un-Cooperative Mode, Into The Deep and More," making this an even better deal for players interested in picking up the game.