**FATE: The Traitor Soul is now live on Steam!** Play (or Re-play) This Classic Dungeon Crawler! During the golden days of action RPGs, FATE was a powerhouse, winning runner-up for PC Magazine’s Role-Playing Game of the year. Popular enough to spawn 3 sequels, this was one of the premier dungeon crawlers of its time.
User reviews: Very Positive (407 reviews)
Release Date: May 18, 2005

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**FATE: The Traitor Soul is now live on Steam!**

Play (or Re-play) This Classic Dungeon Crawler!

During the golden days of action RPGs, FATE was a powerhouse, winning runner-up for PC Magazine’s Role-Playing Game of the year. Popular enough to spawn 3 sequels, this was one of the premier dungeon crawlers of its time. Now is your chance to enter the legendary town of Grove and experience the original for yourself!

Hello, traveler. Journey to the outskirts, where the Old Wood meets the Dungeon Gate. Battle vicious creatures, collect unique weaponry, learn powerful spells and glory will be yours.
Rise and test your worth! Step forward and determine Your FATE!

  • NEW Steam Trading Cards – Fans of old (and fans of new) can enjoy this never-before-seen art!
  • NEW Steam Badges – 6 levels for you to collect, hoard and show off.
  • NEW Steam Emoticons – Oh, you’re old school all right, throw a little FATE into your chat to prove it.
  • NEW Profile Backgrounds – FATE up your profile with these beautiful works of art made especially for Steam players.
  • Gameplay – It’s quick, immersive and classic.
  • Procedurally generated levels – Explore limitless caverns, dungeons, mines and tunnels. What will you find?
  • Economy - Buy and sell items… or try your luck with shopkeeper!
  • Pet - Choose a dog or cat and evolve it into more and more powerful creatures. Rawr.
  • Street Cred – Up your gamer street cred by playing this classic game and show those hipsters what for!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 800 MHz PC or Better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 16 MB 3D Graphics Accelerator
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Excellent game, and still plays very well.

I remember playing this as a kid and I guess I never realised how deep it is.

I love getting good items and upgrading my equpiment.

The sense of progression is fantastic.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
FATE is A RPG dungeon crawler brought to you by the people at Wild Tanget. This game is A classic. Only thing that would make me love this game anymore is if it had multiplayer. The game centers around YOU be you Dicky Gobblkoque or John Doe. And unlike some games, this game only has ONE dungeon. With an infineite amount of levels of which new monsters come and they also increase in levels. These monsters change in variety from a basic slime to yetis. This game, although stable can have bugs every once in a while. One of which i had where my normal cursor stayed on the screen when i started the game. Not allowing me to click any options and FATE took over my computer. Forcing me to cold reboot. But once you are in the actual game, I doubt you will find any glitches. Like i said eariler the monsters level up the deeper into the dungeon you go. So playing on the harder difficulty like I do you can sometimes rush into A level you just can't handle. The spells in this game are extremely varied, sometime even pretty unique. From making monster your friends to attack other enemies, to poisonous clouds that drain the life from your (Not undead) Enemies. There is also a stamina system in the game. Because even heros get tired. This really is only to slow you down. Making it so you can't run forever so thats pretty bad. And one of the best parts... FISHING. Yes, the developers decided fishing would make a great part of their game. Fish can be used to turn your pet into magical ceatures. And fishing can also get some of the rarer items in the game. The quest system is your standard. "Go kill this for me/get this for me and ill give you gold EXP and sometimes an item" its not much to talk about but its worth a mention. And mage is the only extremly remarkable class, albiet the hardest one to really lift off on.

So all in all, fate is a pretty good game. If you like dungeon crawlers then you will love this game without a doubt, if your not a fan of dungeon crawlers i still recommend it. You might just find an exception to your distaste.

8/10
Posted: October 13
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
This game is 2 spooky
Posted: October 12
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
256.9 hrs on record
THIS IS AN EPIC GAME!!! PLAYED THROUGH 3 TIMES NEVER GETS OLD!!!!
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Posted: October 8
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5.2 hrs on record
This, and all the other Fate games are amazing. They're a dungeon crawling hack n slash like Diablo 1. A lot of random items and random dungeons, this game never really gets boring!
Posted: October 3
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5.7 hrs on record
:D i been wanting this game since i played its demo back in May 2005! Its still a fun game! I love it! The last time i played the demo was when i was 4 year's old i uninstalled the demo over and over to play it :D now i dont need to!!!!!!! I

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Posted: October 3
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3.9 hrs on record
Fate favors nobody.... ever loved this game when it came out still loving today 8.1/10
Posted: September 29
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3.6 hrs on record
i love this game so much ive downloaded it 3 times on various computers because i kept losing it. now ill never lose it again. im so happy.
Posted: October 5
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51 of 56 people (91%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
FATE, you were my childhood!

FATE is a simply dungeon crawler - like Torchlight or Diablo - but less story (which isn't a problem). You have the task to create a character, choose your pet and go deeper and deeper into the dungeon.

++ It is an old RPG, but better than some today!
++ addictive
++ you can play it hours and hours (explore the different levels or just go fishing)
++ you can go fishing!
++ FATE is the wife of Diablo (the child is Torchlight - for info)
+ lots of little tasks, but everytime the same (kill that, find that, bring me that, etc.)
+ loads of weapons, armor and spells!
+ the monsters get bigger and stronger with every level
+ typical skilltree (strength, vitality, dexterity, magic)
+ money is not really necessary
+ easy achievments (except "Fate Ensured" - for that you have to beat the endboss)

Also FATE is not that perfect!

- it's often the same...so I rushed the last 10 levels
- play it on hard, the remaining is too easy
- I don't like the sounds of the pets (they're too annoying)
- If you are fast, you are done with in 10 hours - but you can play further
- Ok ok ok ok. This game is from 2005, so don't expect the next Crysis.
- the endboss is not evertime the same...it's a minus point, because I had a fckng bug - there are also dragons, but NO - it has to be a bug.
- the controls were a little bit tricky (in my opinion)


You've reminded me of my childhood - FATE - and thanks for that.
Buy it if you want to play an nice and old RPG!

congratulation to FATE: 8,5/10
Posted: July 19
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
A classic. I used to play it alot when I was a kind... It's a very well done dungeon crawler RPG, much like Diablo and Torchlight. It definetely shaped the future of this genre, games like Torchlight and Torchlight 2 havily taking inspiration from this game. It provides very good RPG elements and a never ending dungeon. It does not provide much story but that is not bad!

I reccomend this game even if you played it before or not. It does not matter how old it is, it's still a fascinating game and a lot of fun to play.

I was very happy and surprised yesterday when I saw it is availabile on Steam and I bough it immediately.
I am playing it on Ubuntu through WINE and it works perfectly, if anyone is wondering. Just disable the Steam Overlay and don't try to Alt+Tab.

PS: It supports modern screen resolutions and that is awesome for such an old game
Posted: August 2
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Childhood favorite. Average looting and dungeon clearing games full of hours of challengeing fun.
Posted: August 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
The mother of all dungeon crawling RPG's.
Essentially this is torchlight (2) but cartoonier and it came first.

8/10 would reccomend if you've never played a dungeon crawler before.
Posted: June 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
simplified diablo that is a lot of fun and easy to get into. for the price, it's well worth it.
Posted: April 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
For a cheap price, this game is worth every penny.

FATE is a charming little dungeon crawler, similar to those of the 90's and 80's. With a large amount of loot, satisfying leveling system and several other fun odds and ends. FATE is a time consuming game, perfect for those who want to brutally slaughter a few hours. The game is satisfying and addicting. However, the graphics are a bit dated, which means this plays well on almost any system. The sounds are a bit dated, but the fact that the saves are able to be ported into the sequel is great news to those who grow attached to their character.
Posted: June 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
nice childhood game
Posted: May 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
This was one of my favorite games to play when I was younger and it still is. I used to play hours of this on end it was so much fun. An overall great example of dungeon and RPG games out there. I highly recomend it and it is worth it. It is deffinatly a challange, but if you enjoy it then you will definatly like this game. This game brings back good memories, so glad steam put this up.
Posted: April 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
Great old school dungeon crawler, many many hours of fun.
Posted: June 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.2 hrs on record
I really enjoy this game. I bought this on sale and thought that I would play for a few hours and get bored, not so! It's been weeks now and I play it every day. Highly recommended!
Hints:
Buy a fishing pole immediately and fish! You can get really good armor and the fish that you catch will buff up your pet. Also, it's free money!
Identify everything before selling! You get more gold! This seems obvious but I would forget when I first started playing because there is soooooo much loot!
Always keep a book (or scroll) of town portal on you. It's a LOOOONG walk back to town as you get further into the dungeon. (NOTE: You'll be able to learn Town Portal and Identify spells as the game progresses. Nice.)

Posted: June 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
I remember playing this back in the days of vista. To me, a fun childhood classic.
Posted: June 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Good game. Very nostalgic for the people that have played it before, I rather think. Nice price tag, too.
Posted: May 14
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