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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.
Release Date: May 18, 2005
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Includes 2 items: FATE, FATE: Undiscovered Realms

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FATE: Undiscovered Realms now available on Steam!

April 17th, 2014

The second FATE game, FATE: Undiscovered Realms, is now available on Steam! FATE: Undiscovered Realms is 40% off for launch, so get it today!

This new version has Steam exclusive trading cards, backgrounds, badges, and emoticons.

To celebrate the launch, the Original FATE is on sale for 75% off as well.

These sales are for a short time only, so ... what are you doing still reading this?

Go!

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About the Game

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
37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
278 products in account
62 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
Before there was Torchlight there was FATE!
Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
343 products in account
10 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
As a child I remember waking 2 hours before school just to play this game. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Posted: April 18th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
214 products in account
10 reviews
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 19th, 2014
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
130 products in account
11 reviews
15.2 hrs on record
Modeled after the original Diablo, FATE managed to add its own unique spin to an already great foundation. FATE is the game that inspired Torchlight, and any fans will be able to see many similarities between the two. Despite being released in 2005, it still manages to hold its own against some of the newer games of its kind.

I got it on sale for $1.99 and it was more than worth the purchase.
Highly recommended to lovers of RPG dungeon crawlers.
Posted: April 20th, 2014
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
84 products in account
5 reviews
1.9 hrs on record
amazing game. simple. casual. variety of difficulties. great for the beginning gamer
Posted: April 27th, 2014
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289 of 316 people (91%) found this review helpful
720 products in account
1 review
4.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 12th, 2013
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