Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic 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. Addictive, simple, and enormous fun, Fate's only flaw is that the endless dungeons get depressing as the decor incessantly repeats, and that the simple fishing mini-game often nets you ridiculously expensive top-level items. [Sept 2005, p.102]
  5. 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."
  6. It's a fully 3D action RPG that's like a combination of Diablo and its sequel, but with better graphics.
  7. Hack-and-slash addicts will enjoy the old-school experience. [Aug 2005, p.58]
  8. Feb 12, 2014
    This lack of angling variation feels like a missed opportunity. [Issue#144, p.116]
  9. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Obedobie
    Aug 16, 2005
    Hack and slash. Boring.
  2. Dec 22, 2013
    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. Full Review »
  3. MatthewM.
    Nov 12, 2007
    Enjoyable, Innovative, Replayable.