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  • Summary: Travel to the outskirts where the Old Wood meets the Dungeon Gate in the fabled forest town of Grove. Beyond this mystic gate,you'll acquire power with unique weaponry and magic spells. Battle creatures that lurk within the dungeon's corridors. Venture beyond the gate to steal glimpses ofTravel to the outskirts where the Old Wood meets the Dungeon Gate in the fabled forest town of Grove. Beyond this mystic gate,you'll acquire power with unique weaponry and magic spells. Battle creatures that lurk within the dungeon's corridors. Venture beyond the gate to steal glimpses of glory and fortune. Live to the next century, or look death in its fiery eyes and seek solace in the after-life. The time has come to take the dare. Rise and test your worth! Step forward and determine Your FATE! [WildTangent] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 100
    One of the best dungeon romps I've played this year. The scale of the adventure may not be epic but the overall package is pure unadulterated addiction. If you like role-playing games then you'll love FATE.
  2. If there was ever a game to hook a casual player on the charms of dungeon hacking, or absorb an old vet whose time has become a commodity, FATE is it. [Sept 2005, p.48]
  3. 90
    WildTangent deserves a huge amount of praise for delivering a remarkably addictive dungeon crawl, and at a mere $20, it's a fate anyone who enjoyed the solo portion of Diablo shouldn't hesitate to meet.
  4. Fate isn't going to glue new brain cells inside your skull, but it isn't going to murder the ones you have. It's a good time, it really never reaches an end, and it may be the best way to while away the lifetime between now and "Diablo III."
  5. It's a fully 3D action RPG that's like a combination of Diablo and its sequel, but with better graphics.
  6. Hack-and-slash addicts will enjoy the old-school experience. [Aug 2005, p.58]
  7. 60
    Fate certainly isn’t the most innovative title out there. In fact, it’s quite easily labeled as a "Diablo" clone, and inherits its predecessor’s endlessly repetitive combat and gameplay. However, this game also somehow manages to stay fun hour after hour.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Dec 22, 2013
    10
    This game is what tossed me into the world of gaming. I have to plainly state that this is my all time #1 game in the universe (next toThis game is what tossed me into the world of gaming. I have to plainly state that this is my all time #1 game in the universe (next to Skyrim). The graphics are phenomenal, the creatures, monsters and progression of difficulty is within perfect mixture. I can't say I have found or will ever find a problem in this amazing game. Expand
  2. Apr 20, 2014
    10
    With FATE now arriving to Steam, I figured I should share how great of a game it is! This is the precursor to Torchlight and Torchlight II.With FATE now arriving to Steam, I figured I should share how great of a game it is! This is the precursor to Torchlight and Torchlight II. It's a very simple, loot-fest with a never-ending and randomly-generated dungeon. It's an awesome game, it's easy to pick up and put down, doesn't require a lot of commitment or effort and it's very enjoyable. It now even has 1920x1080 resolution, which I'm pretty sure was a thing of the future when it was released. Some people are complaining about bugs with the Steam version, I've never had a problem with that one or the WildTangent download. This game is a classic, and it deserves no less than a 10/10. Amazingly fun and simple game, and very nostalgic to me and I'm sure a lot of other people that grew up with this game. It has tons of weapons, multiple skills to learn, and a great system to build your character towards a desired style. If you want to be a wizard, upgrade magic and the multiple magic skill perks. If you want to be a warrior, you can upgrade the type of weapon you want to use as well as your strength and dexterity. Tons of different ways to play it that will keep it interesting despite the very simplistic gameplay. Get it! Expand
  3. G.G.
    Jan 19, 2008
    10
    This is a Darkstone clone with improved graphics and no weapon durability (I hate weapons degrading). Since I love Darkstone, I was very This is a Darkstone clone with improved graphics and no weapon durability (I hate weapons degrading). Since I love Darkstone, I was very happy to find this bargain priced gem of a dungeon crawler. Expand
  4. StephanieR.
    Mar 30, 2007
    9
    It's a really great game for all ages! It has the right mixture of adventure and excitement!
  5. Dec 31, 2014
    9
    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
    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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  6. Jamie
    Aug 1, 2005
    8
    People have been comparing Fate to Diablo, but In fact, it's a perfect homage to Darkstone. It's a lot of fun to play. Everything People have been comparing Fate to Diablo, but In fact, it's a perfect homage to Darkstone. It's a lot of fun to play. Everything has been done well. The music is atmospheric and quite beautiful, the animation is great, the control system is good, the graphics are nice. It's an action RPG, not much story, just lots of hacking and slashing and leveling up and finding new armour and weapons. For some weird reason, they've chosen to hobble the camera's rotation (ALA warcraft 3; after turning 45 degrees in any direction the cam won't turn any more and snaps back when you let go of the key.) If you like action RPG's you'll like this one. Don't miss it. Hard to believe such a small team could make such a high quality title. Well done Wild Tangent. I will be looking for your next title. Expand
  7. Obedobie
    Aug 16, 2005
    0
    Hack and slash. Boring.

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