**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 (16 reviews) - 87% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (698 reviews) - 91% of the 698 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 18, 2005

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested


Packages that include this game

Buy FATE: Hero Bundle

Includes 2 items: FATE, FATE: Undiscovered Realms


About This Game

**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

    • 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
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated Sept. 2016! Learn more
Very Positive (16 reviews)
Very Positive (698 reviews)
Review Type

Purchase Type


Display As:

(what is this?)
587 reviews match the filters above ( Very Positive)
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Went fishing in a dungeon at Level 11. Reeled in a ring worth 983,333 gold. No requirements to equip.

10/10 would fish again. In fact I did. Got a mace worth 273,000 gold, a staff worth 900,870 gold, another staff worth 130,000 gold, and some other weapon worth around 80,000 gold.

I'm still fishing.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
This is a simple, yet incredible game. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something easy and laid back.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
"A Elite Cursed Sword named Karuk the Ghastly and its army of elite Greater Basilisks has stolen a Daorrarve's Family Icy Swift Rose Mace of Force..."

Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
the best game ever holy ♥♥♥♥
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Very well produced "Dungeon Crawler"
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
312 of 342 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
169 of 183 people (92%) found this review helpful
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
106 of 109 people (97%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
83 of 84 people (99%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
86 of 92 people (93%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Recently Posted
0.9 hrs
Posted: October 19
Helpful? Yes No Funny
8.2 hrs
Posted: October 18
Oh my goodness. I can't believe I didn't see this game was on Steam. I LOVED This game as a kid. We got it with a whole lot of demos on a computer we bought a long time ago. The demo only lets you go to the 3rd floor of the Dungeon. Time for some personal backstory:

It was some time around 2008. I was in Elementary School still. (4th grade I think). I didn't drink enough water on a daily basis, so my bladder got infected. I started to pee blood, so I motioned for my teacher to come out in the hallway while I tell her the embarrasing news. My Mom came and picked me up. We went to my doctor's office (It was sort of like a clinic. It's hard to explain).

The doctor took me in, and told me I was going to have to get blood drawn which sent me into a panic. I had never had my blood drawn before, and I HATED needles (What kid doesn't?). So, the Doctor came in with this huge needle and stuck it into my arm. It hurt like crap. Afterwards I was really shaken up, and we ususally got toys or video games after we go to the doctors/dentists (I was into Legos at the time, so I got Lego sets for the dentist). That day, we drove to Walmart, and went to the PC games section.

It felt good to pick up that game, and put it into the cart. My mom even let me get some candy on the way out. (Some sour candy. I LOVE sour candy). Of course, I couldn't play it right as I got home. Mom had to do the checking account. So, my brother and I went outside and we sat down on a matress that was sitting outside. (It was out in my Grandma's backyard. My grandma lives right next to us. I live on a farm, btw.)

I rushed home soon, and heard that sweet sound the bank software makes when you log out; A really crunchy CHA-CHING!!! So, I sat down and put the disk into the computer. Like I said earleir, it was a long time ago and computers were super slow back in the day. So, I had to wait until the game finished installing.

Finally! It finished! Oh, that sweet song that plays at the beginning. Captain O'Kane. That song captures the epicness of this game.

The game is called Fate, you know that. You're a young adventurer with your Animal Companion (Dog or cat. You can change it later...). You arrive in the town of Grove, where the entrence to a large dungeon stand, beckoning the daring adventurers in.

You start off basic. You don't have any armor, but you do have a hachet. (Axe). I'm going to do a walkthrough on my YouTube channel, so you can get the jist of the starting.

You can fish, too! So I recommend that you buy a fishing rod and fish to your heart's content. You can sell those fish or feed them to your pet. Each fish has different effects. Let's say you feed your pet a fish, and it turns them into a spider!! All the fish you get can turn your animal companion into a Dungeon Creature, but it will stay loyal to you and fight for you.

You can chose what kind of skill you want to use. Personally I use the sword and shield the most, but I've used magic and bows too.

It's good because you can use Magic and be a swordsman, or use magic and be an archer. Magic, magic, magic.

You can get quests from certain people around town. I strongly suggest you take the quests, because they pay off well.

The main goal of the game is to find the boss of the Dungeon (It tells you at the beginning. It's always randomized too), and get rich!

I haven't actually gotten that far, but I've been to floor 100 and beyond. Which is almost as good I guess.

I STRONGLY recommend this game. It's a steal for $7.99 . I hope you liked this review of it, and be sure to find my channel on YouTube so you can watch gameplay of it, if you're not sure about it. Thanks for reading.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Butchers in the Swamp
78.3 hrs
Posted: October 18
This is the game you put on in the backround while you catch up on last weeks podcast you forgot about, or you kinda want to watch a show but not really so you leave it on over there while playing this game. If you want an amazing dungeon crawl then you should probably pass this one up, but if you want something to pass the time with a simple grind then this game is perfect for you! p.s. this version does not have the cheats inabled if you want the cheats you will have to perchase the game directly from wild tenget.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Ifeelimennse staph
12.4 hrs
Posted: October 17
Product received for free
This game is the early days to RPG Games, I played this game for years now, but on a different gaming platform of course. I love this game and you should try out this game. You will love the OST, the story itself, the gaphics, the good FPS quality, and many more! You should try this game out, you will have a lot of fun, to be honest. Yet, it sort of is old once you complete the story itself or you cheat too much (No offense).

Helpful? Yes No Funny
54.0 hrs
Posted: October 17
Simple, Fun, and addicting. This is a cheap, but HUGE game full of possibilities. Over a thousand weapons and items with enchantments, powers, buffs, and debuffs that make the experience different and fun each time you play. Each Dungeon Floor has randomly generated layouts, monsters, loot, and quests that all contribute to the different experience every time. Its an excellent Dungeon crawler that will have you coming back to see what you can find and collect the next time you play. Would reccomend to anyone.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Randy "Candy" Cummings
0.1 hrs
Posted: October 9
doesent work on windows 10
Helpful? Yes No Funny
12.5 hrs
Posted: October 8
This game is hella vanilla yo
Helpful? Yes No Funny
4.7 hrs
Posted: October 3
I cannot sign in to play the game I purchased. I t let me play the first couple times (in a twenty four hour period) now I can't get online with steam...although every other site in available online, so it isn't my internet connection. How do I contact you with a problem? I can't recommend this game or Steam unless this problem is fixed, although I shouldn't have to deal with problem with a decade old game, so I'm assuming the site has issues...
Helpful? Yes No Funny