**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.
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Very Positive (682 reviews) - 91% of the 682 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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Overall:
Very Positive (682 reviews)
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Dadang
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Awesome game
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Zeppy
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This was probably the game that got me into video games. I remember playing it on the Wild Tangent website but never actually owning the game, and so when I ran out of coins to play it I was, understandably, upset (I was only 7 or so when I first played it). Now, as an adult, I'm playing it again and it's almost as amazing as I remember it. It really has stood the test of time as far as graphics and mechanics go, and the voice acting isn't bad at all. The music is nice and simple and the game is really good at giving a dark atmosphere when you're crawling around in the dungeon. Though it has a rather simple plot, it's still a very enjoyable game and if you have the money to spare and have been looking for a new dungeon-crawler type of game to play, definitely give this one a shot!
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ML88
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
This is one of the BEST games I have ever played! I loved thid game when it first came out in 2005 and it was a free trial on all windows 7 and Vista computers it was amazing! It runs very smoothly on Windows 10, I rather like it. The dungeon-crawler, rogue-like, Diablo-likeness is what makes the game super fun! It's sequals are all similar in nature! I recommend thi game so much!
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MMG Man
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Unfortunaltey this has issues with full screen on windows 10. In addition i have dual monitors and it ocassioanly would go off to the other monitor and my window size would go to an unplayable scale.
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XM4YH3MXX
( 28.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
I remember playing this game when I was younger and it's still fun to play.
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the girl with the walrus tatoo
( 26.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
the game i played on the family pc when i was a young kid, easy and quick to pick up, several hours of fun and entertainment, addictive.. ect.

overall, a fun game, not too much replay value, but it's still fun to play everynow and then
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Lindley
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
So nostalgic <3

Really happy that I bought this again, Fate was such a big part of my childhood.
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GingerNinja
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Love the game in general, would prefer a key board move system so instead of having to use the mouse to click where you go you would use teh w,a,s,d, tabs instead.
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BrokenSteelNGU
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
They told me about the second coming of christ but little did i know it would come during my childhod in the form of a game.
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desolation0
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
It is essentially Torchlight 0.5 with practically no story hook to it. Just a very solid dungeon crawling ARPG. All the DNA for the newer titles is already here, even sending your pet back to town or turning it into another critter with a fish. If you are just coming in now there really isn't much reason to take a step back for nostalgia sake. A bit samey level to level and can even get a touch boring at times compared to newer iterations. Go for one with more meat on the bones and prettier looks. If you do want to see where the best competitor for the Diablo series got its roots anyhow, then I can recommend picking this up. Works dandy on a Windows 8 tablet if nothing newer will and you want a limitless dungeon to plumb for treasure. 4/5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I remember playing this game when I was younger and it's still fun to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
This is one of the BEST games I have ever played! I loved thid game when it first came out in 2005 and it was a free trial on all windows 7 and Vista computers it was amazing! It runs very smoothly on Windows 10, I rather like it. The dungeon-crawler, rogue-like, Diablo-likeness is what makes the game super fun! It's sequals are all similar in nature! I recommend thi game so much!
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299 of 327 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
Oh man this game is an amazing classic! I loved playing this when I was a kid. This is the game which Torchlight is based off of and I was wondering why it didn't get any love from Steam. The Dungeon in this game is endless and it's procedurally generated. (if I remember correctly, it's been a long time.) It is defently worth the money. It does support 1920x1080 resolution. I suggest not tab alting while starting the game, it seems to not like it.
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163 of 176 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
Great ARPG. I have found memories of playing this in 2005 and I purchased it again on steam. It is the predecessor to Torchlight and Torchlight 2 and very similar. I actually like the spell system better in this game.

It had a problems on steam launch working on Win 7/8, but it has been fixed now and works perfectly. You can play in 1920 x 1080 resolution too.

Highly recommend this game.
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99 of 102 people (97%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
I used to play this as a free trial on my old desktop, it came with those crappy windows games. I think i would have spent about 600 hours on it back then.

brilliant game, very much so recomend.
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82 of 83 people (99%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2015
FATE is really good, particularly for a decade-old game. The graphics are simple, but cute and colorful. The music's cheerful. And the gameplay is a simple concept that really keeps you engaged. In my case, this definitely isn't nostalgia speaking, and I'm not looking at it through the rose-colored lenses of my childhood. I never played it, or any others in the series, until recently. And it's kind of impressive just how well this game has held up over time.

The game's premise, borrowed liberally from the original Diablo, is a basic dungeon-crawler RPG. Each level of the dungeon is randomly generated and filled with items and monsters. Villagers in town will give you quests tied to specific levels, and you journey in and out of the dungeon as you complete your tasks. You can only take three quests at a time, and it's up to you whether you take the maximum on every level and explore every corridor, or rush through on your way to the final boss.

As you complete quests and hack and slash your way through the dungeon's monsters, you gain experience, and leveling up allows you to increase your skills and stats in specific areas. Looting dungeons gives you gold and items, and there are also several vendors in town who can sell you items, or perform various services. You can also earn money (and find rare items) by catching fish in the fishing holes found throughout the game.

Got too much stuff to carry around in the dungeon? No problem. You'll have a pet, an un-killable companion that can also ferry your junk to town in exchange for gold. Your pet can also help fight enemies, but it will flee if its health gets too low and be no use in the fight. If the basic cat or dog isn't powerful enough, you can feed your pet fish in order to transform them into different monsters found in the game. If this sounds an awful lot like Torchlight, it's pretty evident that FATE was a huge influence on that game.

There is a main story quest that is basically just a harder boss on some random level close to lvl 50. Since the levels are generated randomly, you could just keep playing by continuing down for thousands of levels. Even without the practically unending dungeon, randomly generated levels and a pretty big combination of skills and gear gives FATE almost infinite replayability. This is actually featured in the game well, since finishing the main quest allows you to create a "descendant" character. This new character can keep one "heirloom" item but begin his or her own adventure. It's especially cool that you can also import characters from FATE into the sequels as well, heirlooms and all.

As an RPG, FATE is not terribly deep. But it is a lot of fun, and it's a great – if somewhat casual – way to blow off steam while crawling through maze-like dungeons and blasting or slashing your way through colorful mobs of creatures.

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85 of 91 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
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
++ can be played for hours and hours (explore different levels or just go fishing)
++ you can go fishing!
+ 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/dungeon
+ typical skilltree (strength, vitality, dexterity, magic)
+ money is not really necessary
+ easy achievements (except "Fate Ensured" - 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)
- the controls were a little bit tricky (in my opinion)
- If you are fast, you are done with in 10 hours - but you can play further
- Ok ok ok. This game is from 2005, so don't expect the next "Crysis".
- the endboss is not everytime 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.


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

"Mr. Diablo? Mrs. Torchlight? Congratulation!
It's a FATE!": 8,5/10
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98 of 111 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2014
As a child I remember waking 2 hours before school just to play this game. I'd recommend it to anyone.
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93 of 107 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
I love this game so much! Always used to play it until my XP died and I forgot my login on WildTangent, great to see it finally on Steam. Regardless of whether you guys have played Fate or not, get it. Probably the best dungeon crawler out there (in my opinion) :D

Edit: I have seen many people saying that after around 3 hours, their game stops running for them. While I don't doubt that this is true, it has not happened for me and I've played nearly double that. I'm on Windows 7 Starter Edition (Came with my laptop). Hope this helped someone :)
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82 of 100 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 22, 2014
Before there was Torchlight there was FATE!
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