Are you ready for the FATE-IEST of the FATE games? Welcome to the final chapter in the classic, action RPG series! FATE: The Cursed King has new weapons, spells, armor and AI-controlled allies! Wait, what?! Allies?? That’s right. This FATE game IS A PARTY. Woo! Party system!
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Mostly Positive (105 reviews) - 76% of the 105 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 19, 2014

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Are you ready for the FATE-IEST of the FATE games? Welcome to the final chapter in the classic, action RPG series! FATE: The Cursed King has new weapons (of course), more spells (a necessity), unique armor (sweet loots) and AI-controlled allies! Wait, what?! That’s right. This FATE game IS A PARTY. Woo! Party system!

In FATE: The Cursed King, disaster threatens your home! Can you break the curse or will the city of Ekbatan be forever doomed?

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Lootimus Maximus –
• More weapons, more spells, more armor!!
Party Time! –
• It’s dangerous to go alone… recruit AI-controlled allies and form a party with the party system!
Procedurally Generated Levels –
• It’s never the same dungeon twice!
Economy –
• Buy equipment, sell loot and gamble!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP
    • Processor: Pentium 3 - 800MHz or better
    • Memory: 340 MB MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32MB, 3D hardware acceleration required
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79 of 89 people (89%) found this review helpful
83 people found this review funny
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
The best fishing game I've ever played. Here's the gist, you catch fish, feed the best ones to your pet, he transforms into some type of fantasy inspired killing machine, use him to clear out your next fishing hole, repeat.

Now, there is no doubt other ways to approach this game, you can run quests and completely ignore the fishing. It's almost like it's a fully realized action RPG like Diablo, with lots of weapons, armor and items to collect. Which is neat.

Still, you are better served by fishing, and letting your pet take care of the action rpg aspect. He'll complete quests for you as you search for your next fishing hole, and run any of the crap that drops from the monsters back to town for you, as you get in some quality angling time!
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46 of 47 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2015

Method #1

1. Open the game directory and set the Compatibilty Mode to Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
2. Locate the .dat file named "default_config.dat" and open it with Notepad
3. Change the setting "FULLSCREEN" from "1" to "0" and save it
4. Launch Fate: The Cursed King and it should work fine now

The only downside is that selecting the Fullscreen option crashes the game
UPDATE - Do NOT select the "Fullscreen" option from the settings. It will make the game crash and retrying this method wont make it work anymore.

METHOD #2 - Results in a perfect fix but requires downloading some files.

1. Head onto and download the problem and save it to your desktop
2. Extract it onto your desktop (or directory of your choosing)
3. Open the extracted folder and double click on the Mediator.exe file
4. On the left hand side, there will be a bar with the world "Add" next to it, click on "Add"
5. You will need to navigate to your Fate.exe which is in C: > Program Files (x86) > Steam > steamapps > Common > Fate the Cursed King. Click on Fate.exe to add it to ReShade
6. Make sure the mode below the bar is set to Direct3D 8
7. Hit "Apply" at the top of the window and close everything out
8. Try playing Fate and it should work perfectly fine without and Fullscreen or windowed bugs.

Enjoy (Do not credit me for this fix, I just reposted this so more people will see)
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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
I've always have been a big fan of the FATE series. My first ever full fledged PC game (that wasn't educationally intended) Was the original FATE. This, FATE: The Cursed King, is the last installment of the series, and I reccomend playing this one above all the other ones. This series is one of the few where it just keeps getting better by the next installment. Without changing what wasn't broken. If you've played the first, you can easily adapt to this one. While adding new elements as well, and FINALLY having no level cap, this is definately worth your time. Also, if you've played Diablo 2, you'll notice similairties with the inventories.
That's ♥♥♥♥ing awesome. Easily anyone can pick up and play this.
You also can get Henchmen, which have three different styles you can make them think. Heal, Defensive, and Offense.
Also, like yourself, you have complete control (besides moving them) of them. Spells, items, weapons, inventories...It's all grand. The amount of loot in this game is absurd, as well. Everything from the previous games are here, while also new ones and designs are added. Plus, FIVE. DIFFERENT. INFINITE. DUNGEONS.

Also, I've made a guide for the game. It's really only useful if you've never played a FATE game, but It's also the only guide for the game. I've put a decent amount of effort into it- I spent my time to make a guide for this game.
Shouldn't that say enough? Doctor's orders- Toss your money at this game.
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40 of 46 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
I call this Diablo Junior. Affectionately. This is a great game. Random levels is a big deal to me. Fishing. Feeding fish to your pet. I feel that if this game didn't have the whole "cute" vibe it would be more a lot popular. If you get it for under five bucks it's a steal. It's not a masterpiece but it is fun. Very accessible to younger players too.
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Okay where to start
Do not compare this game with torchlight or diablo
Fate Series came out way before Torchlight and I am guess most people dont realize that this game was aim at younger generation and people who were new to this type of game . So far I love the cursed king. It does have some things diffrent new town, new boss's, new quest et...
Honestly I like how they set this game up. People need to remember this is a new chapter, new generation of Fate.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
An older game. I think.....4th in the Fate series. There's no real class system, which, imho works for this game so you could wind up with a decent summoner who's an expert with a sword/bow/hammer/etc.
This game has a virtually limitless amount of levels (character *and* dungeon).
What's good:
-the price right now is a steal....I spent more money on coffee this week.
-lotsa possibilites for how you play your character
-AI 'teammates'
-It is a diablo/roguelike type of game, and I've always liked those
-Single player (see 'What's Bad' below)
What's bad:
-Gets a bit repetative after a while
-Getting better gear means you have to either grind for the attribute level and/or gold and Fame level or use a cheat code
-No multiplayer that I'm aware of (see 'What's Good' above)
-The Fishing aspect monotonous. Same prob. in Torchlight. I just buy the damn fish I want from the random fish vendor.
A bit of helpful info here:
Some cheat codes for the impatient here:
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
As a fan of FATE I love this game.
Like almost every game of fate you do quest, get money, and get good gears for yourself, but this game might take a while to finish. (get it when it on sale)
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2015
I am huge fan of FATE, and played it when it first came on Wildgames, and as a matter of fact, I still do, for years I have, I have done all there is to know about FATE. I know every combination, and have beaten all the diffiulties, if STeam kepts track of my hours, it would be in the thousands, no joke. But when I found out it was on STeam, I just had to buy it, and did. And with cards and achievments, it is just plain awesome!!!

Here is why I love FATE so much:

~It has endless amounts of fun
~Tons of different weapons and armor
~Super cheap
~Offers thousands of hours of fun
~2.1billion dungeon levels (Yeah, its true)
~Fishing simulator! (Just a joke, but fishing is super fun, and you can get all sorts of fun and cool things from it!)
~Unlimited amount of playability
~Unlike other FATES, this has different pet and races choices!
~Has bodygaurds you can buy
~Game style is nice
~Brings back many many memories
~Is just plain awesomness!

Consider buying FATE instead of Torchlight? I think you should, because FATE offers a lot more, and its game style is the best!

Buy it for 50 cents here {LINK REMOVED}
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
I played the first Fate game in 2005, when I was only 8 years old. It's truly what got me interested in video games in the first place. Love the first game and love this one too. It holds up to its value enormously. It's worth the full price of $8 and you will easily get this out of it. From Fishing, Fighting, Foraging, and Purchasing, this game has it all. 10/10, would buy again in a heartbeat.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Fishing simulator here.
Seriously, the best way to get gear and gold at the start is to fish.
Also use the better fish for pet food and bam! your pet is a killing machine.

The graphics may be old, but it is offline and my cable carrier is being a douch lately.
For an offline game, it is worth the sale price
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14.8 hrs
Posted: October 23
This game is what I would call a ARPG for kids. It's very simple, arcade like, and really easy to play. Also, it's a good time waster. (I played this game 5 years ago when it came out)
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9.8 hrs
Posted: October 10
Extreeeemly dull ARPG game. Everything is randomly generated. The loot, the levels, the quests. It's like No Mans RPG, but much older and actually worse. After 10h is became apparent that you are only on a constant grind against the RNG. Well, in most ARPG you are, but here there is nothing unique, no motivation, only fight better monsters, find loot, level up, find better monsters, find loot, level up, etc. etc. The story line is completely unimportant. The quests are totally forgettable. Either kill some monster, activate a shrine, fetch animals or "escort" some NPC to a certain dungeon level, ovr and over and over. Nothing is unique, nothing keeps you going. 16 levels doen the dungeon everything looks the same.
Even on normal difficulty and with a good character the became more or less a potion/charm drinking contest. The allies die constantly, And everything is a mess on screen so it is hard to keep track of what is going on. Also the allies don't seem to level quick enough.
Also, sometimes the char just stands there and isn't fighting. Holding the mouse button doesn't snap to a monster. And sometimes you simply can't see what is going on. The controls just feel faulty.

Avoid and play something good like the free Path Of Exile.
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18.6 hrs
Posted: September 9
This is a awesome game! Just two things I dislike. 1: why isn't there another game? 2. I dont like the " home world " environment. Besides that, i reccomend this game! :)
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74.7 hrs
Posted: August 13
GOOD ♥♥♥♥. This game is a dungeon crawler, plain and simple. But it has one of the greatest replay values that I have ever experienced in a game, there is no game that I just keep coming back to as much as this one. It is very simple, go in the the dungeon, kill monsters, level up, repeat. Yet I promise you it will be one of the most addictive and unexpectidly fun games you will ever play. Great for the casual or the hardcore gamer. 10/10 would slaughter droves of monsters again.

FYI: The playtime it shows on this review is horribly inaccurate, I originally had this game from hp games before that stopped working so I bought it again on steam because I missed playing it so much, thats how much damn simple fun this game is.

Recomendation: Buy this faster than you would stab a hobo that's trying to kill a puppy
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20.6 hrs
Posted: August 13
When i was little (about 5 years old) i played original Fate. and i played it for atleast a year or two. Then i stoped. Then i started again but this time a month cause i already beat the game 4 times. Then i found Fate 2: undiscovered realms. Played a little bit then i screved it up and it didnt work anymore. Then i got Fate 3 the traitor soul. I was awesome and even better than the last 2 parts. Then i got this game (but not on steam) and played it for more than a month. Then i lost interest. And now i got interest for playing this game. Fate was ALWAYS my number 1 game. No matter what i always played it. And here is the reason: first, its EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE!!! Then there are a huge variety of weapons and armor and jewerly and fish and artifacts. Its completely random what enchantement will you get on your weapon. and to add 2.1 billion dungeon levels here with infinite level ups its a great game! But the essencials if you want to start playing this game BUY A FISHING POLE!!!!! If you dont (like me when i was a 5 year old) you will have a hard time getting gold and starting off in the first place! If you fish, you can basicly get 200000 gp instead of starting 250 gp. Sooo... See? Killer of a freaking deal. Plus it isnt that expensive at all!!! But after a freaking month i can get a little bit boring. if you are between 7 and 14 years u wont get borred too quicly if you like this type of a game. No matter i give this game ( As a loooooooong supporter) a solid 10/10. Play a game non-stop for 2 years and then you will see why 10/10.
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The American that Americant
20.1 hrs
Posted: August 11
This is one of the better fishing games on the current market. Not only does it have fishing, but it also has a dungeon-crawler minigame inside of it! Although it may be fun, the main game takes the cake.

You see, you start off with about 250 Gold, which is enough to buy a fishing rod to start the game. You can gain more in the minigame, but it's up to you as the use is mostly for the minigame, rather than the main game and cosmetics like earrings and clothes. You can also get more by selling your fish, but it isn't all that worth it due to soon to be explained reasons.

Anyway, you start off with enough to buy a pole and with two fishing spots, although they are fairly similar. You also start off with a magic pet (of your choice), which is where most of the fish will be going. I say this because you can either feed him the fish or send him off with the fish to a nearby store to sell them. This is better than you doing it because due to the pet's magic, he can carry a large amount more than you and if you feed him the fish he can temporarily become something different than what you started off with. For example, if you give your pet a Bass then it becomes a Unicorn. Why? Why not! And because the joke feels like it's gone on for much too long, I'm going to end the review here and recommend this game to those die-hard dungeon crawling and fishing fans!

Tl;Dr I make up a bunch of stuff about the fishing in the game being the main game and pass off the great dungeon crawling aspects for a minigame. Because I felt like it.
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11.8 hrs
Posted: August 7
Just do it. FSH
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Tsume Sama | God of Chie
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 5
RPG about looting? pfft! thats just a very clever disguise very clever indeed! its actually a game about being a rich master of fishing and defeating all the evil monsters who want to come up from their dungeons and steal your very lucrative fishing operation from you are not going to let them so you shall descend into their lairs and kill their great leaders thus saving the world all so you can get back to bringing in the mountains of gold from fishing!
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50.1 hrs
Posted: July 31
As any longtime FATE player knows, this is one of those "Demonchewer's Accurate Legendary Arachnidian Mantle of Discovery" kind of games. Being the last to occur in the FATE series it offers some gameplay improvements from the other three games as well as provides the best attempt at a story, in FATE, that I've seen to date. Albeit grindy and based almost solely on how well you can stack your stats to survive it keeps true to the series in offering three never-ending (2.1+ billion level) random gen dungeons, lots of skills to upgrade, several kinds of combat to try, many kinds of armor and weapons to use, abundant loot, a crap ton of gold and plenty of hours of fun. Overall, it gets repetitive but definitely worth it for the time you’ll find yourself sinking into the game.

Extra: Seeing as I have played almost all the FATE games (except Traitor's Soul) I recommend the original FATE (2005) and FATE: The Cursed King (2011) as the story doesn't really continue between games and any improvements from the original can be fully appreciated upon playing this one. Also... it saves you some money :p

And unlike some have claimed I've had no issues running my game in Windows 10, so maybe that's been fixed by now.
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Josey The Gaylord
14.6 hrs
Posted: July 23
I have always liked this game and always will, you probably will too.
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