**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 (473 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
19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
I Love The Fate Games
I Bought This Back in 2005 / 2006
And not long ago i rebought it here on steam
its a fun game filled with many quests , dungeons , loot , & monsters to be killed
I Have always enjoyed this games art style , and i loved the pet system in this game too.
If you are thinking of picking up fate think about it like this
If you enjoy torchlight 1 then pick up this Fate Game , it has many gameplay elments that are like torchlight's.
i love both games & this game is very very fun to level up in.
i give this amazing game an
9 OUT OF 10
I Have always really enjoyed this game.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
This game has brought back a lot of childhood memories. Its still great!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
This is a really cute little dungeon crawler. Although it is very very basic, it has a certain charm that gets you hooked straight away.

You can only have three active quests at a time, which means you have to keep heading back to the main town to hand them in and collect new ones. This is a really good idea as it kind of forces some replayability on you by having to reclear some of the dungeon you have done before, but also enables you to clear your bags of loot you have collected.

You can wrack up your gold very quickly which lets you pimp yourself out in some pretty epic gear by the end. I loved this game and will certainly keep it installed.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Fate is a classic dungeon-crawler that was at one point almost the best RPG of the year (this opinion varies per big game-review company), the Combat is rather simple, all is easy to understand, but that doesn't stop a wild hoard of giant lava-worms from killing you. This 'is' an early entry to the top-down dungeon-crawling RPG genre, so it can be pretty easy to come up with a strategy that makes you near invincible (still takes a bit of time to finish said strategy); the graphics are actually quite nice for 2005, and it supports Anti-Aliasing (probably like 2X MSAA at most, tho).
I'd highly recommend this if: You're looking for a dungeon-crawler you can pick up and leave without feeling like you didn't make progress.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Fate has components that can be complex and some that are easily controlled. The graphics aren't entirely superb, but you have to remember that it is an older game.

The quests are very simple minded- yet still you must be the appropriate level to complete them.

I love having the pet. You watch them grow stronger throughout the game, just as you level they do too. Also, allowing to change them into other creatures really spices it up and adds a little variety to combat.

I dislike the click to move aspect of the game because I very easily run into corners in the dungeon. Clicking and holding to attack is something that I have come to enjoy. I do not have to worry about pressing other buttons (unless you play part magician) and I also dont entirely have to aim.

I played this game in my young childhood and never finished. Recently, I had been searching for it and I finally found it. Now, I also find that there is a second game to play! Yipee.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Game of my childhood
and a great solo dungeon crawler
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
Definitely worth buying. The nostalgia is real.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Do yourself a favor and BUY THIS GAME!!!! I owned it when I was 10 from the pre installed games that used to come with windows and loved it. Found it on the Steam sale and bought it and was excited to learn there were more!

The gameplay is so fun. You choose a basic look and a cat or dog for a pet. My favorite part is you can turn your pet into a number of awesome creatures like a unicorn, direwolf, dragon etc.. Dungeon crawling at it's finest. I dare you to buy this game and not like it, impossible because you'll love it. I would give it a hundred thumbs up. If you can't tell I love this game and the nostalgia I get playing it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
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
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
On the demo you could only go to level 3,
probably spent 100+ hours on demo before i bought it, 100/10 would do it again


To be serious though this game is magnificent, a dungeon crawler that has different maps for levels, monster, boss, and even items everytime you enter the dungeon(excluding the floor you were on last for a specific time period) You never know whats next and the Art style is great for this game, Combat isn't overly complicated which adds to the relaxed style of the game. Good for anyone, Highly reccommend it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
I received FATE through a bundle that contained other games I was interested in getting, so I did not actively seek it out. However, I'm a huge fan of some RPGs, so I figured I would try out FATE. After all, I was obsessed with WildTangent back in the day. (Still hoping for a Steam version of Blackhawk Striker 2!)

Sadly, FATE turned into a game that I do not wish to play. However, I would still recommend it, which is why I'm giving it a positive review.

The best way for me to describe FATE is that it's a never-ending dungeon. Whereas other RPGs will have you encounter multiple dungeons alongside the main story or as side quests, FATE is simply one gigantic dungeon. There is little story here; it's all about becoming the most famous adventurer to conquer what lies beyond the Gate next to the town of Grove. There are quests that the villagers of Grove will give you, but they're simply "Get back in that dungeon, to a specific level, and beat up this specific monster there. Get the item he drops and come back." This furthers your progress with experience, gold, and fame. Way more focus on gameplay (see below) than story.

The aesthetics are not Battlefield 4, but they completely match with the time period the game was developed in as well as in the style of RPG the game was going for. It's very much old-timey. However, don't let the graphics mislead you into thinking that this is one of the really difficult RPGs of old; it's actually quite easy to pick up and play when you get through the opening loading screens. I would have liked a tutorial or quick "here's what you're doing and how you do it" conversation with a tutorial NPC or something, but it's fine as it is. Level 1 of the dungeon is straightforward and pretty much sets the bar for what players should expect.

Of note, however, is that there's a difficulty setting. I set it to Page, the easiest. So it might just be me. The hardest difficulty, Legend, might be what the veterans from old RPGs would like to start out at to really get a challenge. :P

Gameplay is interesting, to say the least. Battles and encounters are real-time, so you have to stay on your toes and watch where you're going. Thankfully, it's easy to discern an enemy approaching you, so you have time to react. But enemies do have various speeds, both for "walking" and for attacking. I highly appreciate that an enemy's important statistics are mentioned just by hovering over it; it's very easy to tell what it's weak or strong to.

The music and other sound effects are top-notch, and I'm definitely going to research into the FATE soundtrack after posting this review. Very enjoyable, even to just sit in town or the main menu and listen for a while.

tl;dr FATE is simply one giant dungeon, but it does it pretty well. This is not my kind of game, and I didn't enjoy it as much as other people would, but I would definitely recommend it because, for the kind of RPG it is, I think it's worth a look for all RPG fans.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I bought this game for fairly cheap with Undiscovered Realms for about 5 bucks. Shortly after I got the email from steam telling me what I had just purchased. I then make my way to my library and look at what I had played vast amounts on my old Windows XP Machine (named inexplicably Winda). I swiftly clicked install on both FATE and its expansion. I quickly felt a breeze of nostalgia when the game finish installing and loaded up the menu screen. Almost instantly the rudimentary character creation screen flashed upon the screen and reminded me of all my great characters, which were deleted when Winda died in a horrible HDD failure. Slowly wiping away a small tear, I chose my pet and my head type. It took a while to decide which difficulty level to start at. Eventually, I chose the second hardest, Hero. Eventually I made my mouse cursor over to the start button and the game loaded in quite well. After the intro screen which spoke of a horrible monster on level 39. "So far so good," I thought, "Better than Winda." Almost instinctively, My pet and I ran over to the dungeon entrance, in which I remembered to speak to the townsfolk for some quests and also to remember to buy a fishing rod eventually. I finally descended into the dungeon and I was greeted by a familiar voice. After clearing the first floor with my axe, I decided it was time to go shopping. I had already found a spear and some armor, so the only thing I did was stock up on potions and spell books. I continued onward for many hours, until I felt like I killed many rats, and skeletons and it was time to expire and start a new game.

Thank you for reading,

I'm out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
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.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
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!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Oh! The glory days of 2005 on PC! FATE is a dungeon crawler adventure RPG game! The game gets you hooked into it right at the beginning of the game. And its hard. Very hard. So good luck if you do buy it.

Anyways I totally recommend this game to people who like these sort of games!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
139.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
I've hit some difficult bosses (or maybe they were a gang of bosses). The game lets you push right up to the edge of your comfort level and becomes interesting to manage. Then if you die, Fate will let you respawn in 3 optional ways, which I usually pick the one with the least cost, and wind up several levels down and it's a big struggle to make it back to safety.

This is a very casual game with infinite replay as all the dungeons are randomly generated.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Man, I remember playing this back when it was new it's still a pretty solid game even now. This was one of my first games in the vein of Diablo that I played growing up I never knew there were so many entries in the series, though I will try them all and definitely recommend the game that started it.

Should you tempt FATE? YES!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
54.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2014
10 achievements.

Floors 1-5, achievements 1-9.

Floor 43, achievement 10.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
This was a decent perfect game. Obviously fans of torchlight will enjoy this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
loving this as it's such silly rpg fun
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