Fate Reviews (Windows)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A wonderful game for casual role players MZ per X (3020) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Another Diablo clone...but a good one. The Cliffe (1708) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
A 3D version of Dungeon Crawl willyum (1030) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (15 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Game Shark (Jun 22, 2005)
FATE is one of the best action role-playing games for the PC that I've played this year. The game isn't particularly innovative and doesn't really bring anything new to the genre but what it does do is deliver a solid and fun game experience for all ages.
GameSpy (Oct 11, 2005)
Fate, simply put, is one of the best PC games released so far this year. It's elegantly designed, hopelessly addictive, and -- best of all -- only costs $20. So why haven't you seen in on store shelves? That's because it was developed by WildTangent, and is only available online via the company's website. Don't let the "indie" game label fool you - it's a superb game.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Sep 28, 2005)
Een dungeon-crawler die alles wat goed is meeheeft: mooie graphics, leuke gameplay en duidelijk gemaakt voor en door gamers.
PC Powerplay (Aug, 2005)
Lieber gut abkupfern als selbst etwas erfinden, das den Spielern dann nicht gefällt. Nach diesem Grundsatz wandelt das Action-Rollenspiel in Diablos Fußspuren.
Fate isn’t going to glue new brain cells inside your skull, but it isn’t going to murder the ones you have. It’s a good time, it really never reaches an end, and it may be the best way to while away the lifetime between now and Diablo III.
GameZebo (Feb 24, 2008)
Kudos to WildTangent for publishing a non-traditional "casual" game that not only offers tens of hours of fantasy role-playing enjoyment, but for creating a product that should appeal to both novice players and hardcore gaming enthusiasts alike.
1UP (Aug 02, 2005)
Fate is a hack-n-slash Diablo-style game just a few lush cut-scenes and a few dozen "Stay awhile...and listen!'s" away from outright copyright infringement. This is not to say Fate is a bad game. It's not. It's chock-full of action, loaded with cool loot, packed with spells, swarming with packs of vicious monsters, and so on...just like Diablo.
GameSpot (Jun 20, 2005)
It's a fully 3D action RPG that's like a combination of Diablo and its sequel, but with better graphics.
PC Action (Sep 12, 2005)
Ich stehe auf Überraschungen - und Fate hat mein Bedürfnis danach mehr als befriedigt. Gut, die Geschichte ist sehr mager und das Spielgeschehen etwas eintönig. Aber egal. Ein paar vergnügliche Stunden sind mit diesem Titel sicher.
Trusted Reviews (Aug 10, 2005)
Fate is that rarest of things: the low-budget game done well. It’s a cheap single-player RPG, produced and distributed online by Wild Tangent in the USA, with a plot so wispy that it might as well not be there. Its basic gameplay is pure Diablo, and – unbelievably – it’s actually more one-dimensional than Blizzard’s aging hack-and-slash superstar.
GameStar (Germany) (Aug, 2005)
Wer Diablo 2 kennt und mag, kann in Fate nichts falsch machen. Für ein paar Stunden ist die Monster- und Item-Hatz im 200-Level-Dungeon recht motivierend. Doch nach einer Weile öden die Levels an. Und das Zufallsdesign nervt, wenn man nach endlosen Windungen in einem leeren Raum steht. Sehr gelungen finde ich allerdings die Idee mit dem Haustier. Das erspart Hin und Her, um Krempel zu verkaufen. Für den Preis ist das Spiel ganz okay. Allerdings kostet Diablo 2 mittlerweile auch nicht mehr.