IT’S HERE, FATE FANS! FATE - The Traitor Soul has arrived on Steam! This third game has more loot, more spells, more heroes and, most importantly, more pets. Hit “add to cart” already! Or read on for more details on this classic game.
User reviews:
Very Positive (79 reviews) - 84% of the 79 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 9, 2009

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Feature List

- NEW Steam Trading Cards
- NEW Steam Badges
- NEW Steam Emoticons
- NEW Profile Backgrounds

About This Game

IT’S HERE, FATE FANS! FATE - The Traitor Soul has arrived on Steam! This one has more loot, more spells, more heroes and, most importantly, more pets. You’re probably clicking “add to cart” and have stopped reading this by now, haven’t you?

Only the most dedicated of champions will survive the Temple of Fate. Are you brave enough to seek fortune and glory by battling the evil within? The ultimate challenge awaits!

NEW Steam Trading Cards –
• With brand-new FATE art - Collect them; trade them; hoard them; love them.
NEW Steam Badges –
• These will be evidence of your old-school gamer street cred.
NEW Steam Emoticons –
• Spice up your conversation with a little FATE.
NEW Profile Backgrounds –
• Display your love for FATE ALL THE TIME.
Even More Stuff (than the first two games) –
• You get more fat loots, magical spells and character classes. On top of that you can choose from five (FIVE!!!) different pets.
Procedurally Generated Levels –
• As always, each journey is different from the last.
Economy –
• Buy, sell and gamble for loot because it’s fun!
Classic –
• FATE - The Traitor Soul is nostalgic gameplay for classic gamers. Replay your memories or make new ones!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP
    • Processor: Pentium - 800Mhz or better
    • Memory: 349 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32MB, 3D hardware acceleration required
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
A simple game that needs (or gives) very little explanation. Think of it as Torchlight 0.5, the father of the much more well known series. It consists of a practically endless dungeon, classless freeform character building, and the ability to retire characters in order to roll their best items onto another character. The dungeons are randomly generated, as are the side quests. This means that really the only static quests you'll see are the ones to defeat "so-and-so" boss on "such-and-such" floor of Dungeon #, as well as the unspoken ones such as returning the Heroic items back to their respective Hero Statues for a reward.

If you're looking for an in-depth story feel free to move along, but for those satisfied with some casual hack and slash, you're in the right place! Don't let my hours played fool you, I only just recently picked up the Steam version, I've sunk a decently sized portion of my life into the original with a boxed version, and Traitor Soul is all that and more!

Overall, Fate is good for a casual dungeon crawl when you aren't in the mood for something requiring more thought. It can be paused at any time, and you can save and exit anywhere you like to continue exactly where you left off later. There are some slight targeting issues that I've noticed, but nothing significantly gamebreaking.

While I wouldn't necessarily recommend it at full price due to its age, Fate's a worthy purchase when it hits sale prices for those who want to take a quick relaxing adventure into a deep and dangerous dungeon with few demands and plenty of freedom.


Despite recent reviews, the game DOES in fact work on Windows 10, however it takes a little bit of effort on the owner's part. Fixing it up requires running the game once in order to initialize, letting it crash (yes, it will crash), then following the instructions found at Wild Tangent's support site: with a slight correction, the game's folder you're looking for is "FateTheTraitorSoulSteam".

The short form of this is to take the config.dat file found at the bottom of their support post and deposit it into the correct ProgramData folder (in the case of Steam's version of Traitor Soul, C:\ProgramData\WildTangent\FateTheTraitorSoulSteam\persistent). You can then open this file in notepad (or your favorite text editor) and edit the first, second, and fourth lines. These are the screen resolution and fullscreen options.

What's making the game crashing is that Windows 10 doesn't like such a low resolution full screen application taking over the screen. Setting a higher resolution and/or disabling fullscreen does the trick. This fix works for ANY of the Fate games.

As well, if you're into modding your game and want to add a bit more oomph (and content, such as being able to fully adventure through the first Fate's Grove), there are a couple more things you can grab.

The first: Heron's Fate Fanpatch 1.0 ( )
This adds additional content, removes some redundant things, and smooths out some bugs. Be sure you pick up the FTS 1.0 file, NOT the FUR 1.5 file. The latter is for Undiscovered Realms, which is unnecessary in this case (and the wrong game besides).

The second: Heron's World of Fate 2.9 ( )
This includes quite a bit of extra content as well as enabling some of the content found in an older, no-longer-available compilation of the first three Fate games combined. It also reorders zones and their level ranges in order to give the game a better flow as you test your fate across the various realms.

Install them in that order, Fanpatch first, then World of Fate, and you'll be good to go!

Keep in mind that there's no guarantee that you'll be able to import your character into Cursed King if you use these mods, but due to the nature of the 4th Fate game that may not necessarily be a negative. Fate CK is more of a sequel than an expansion and while it gives the option to import your characters from Traitor Soul, you should feel gently encouraged to start anew.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
The FATE games is my favorite childhood game.. Game is awesome but not at all the final game I have it on CD but lost it but I have played it many times before steam got it but still a great game brings back memories from only a few years ago and giving it the best rating of 10/10 cause it deserves it

You can play this game for hours as you can play up to level 2,305 if you wish. There is no limit
Customize your character from a variety of races, each with it's own buffs
Pet system.
Fishing is amazing in this game + a great way to earn fast gold.
Customize your charcter with TONS of skills, abilities, armor, and magic that suits your playstyle.

cant use cheats
You'll have to deciede which weapon and so forth you want early on otherwise you'll end up with a useless character.
Enhancing costs A LOT of gold.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Great dungeon crawler with tons of customization.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
It is good
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144 of 160 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
This game is a great game, just fair warning


All the Fate Games + New content are bundled into this game. If you like everything Fate, buy this, but make sure to buy ONLY THIS. It's a really good game though, and I wholeheartly love it.
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