Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Mar 4, 2016
    95
    Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is a fantastic way for concluding the incredible war story that enveloped the Hoshido and Nohr Family. Albeit it can be played without the need to have completed neither the Birthright nor Conquest versions, it is highly recommended - save this one for the last so you can enjoy at its fullest all of the contents and augments that are exposed here. Easily a great way to conclude with this memorable tale.
  2. Feb 23, 2016
    95
    Fire Emblem: Revelation is an excellent final act to the Fates storyline. Its balance of difficulty and accessibility means that both veteran players and newcomers can enjoy it without feeling bored or overwhelmed, and its story starts slowly, but quickly becomes a worthy finale to this tactical trilogy.
  3. Jun 23, 2016
    90
    Overall, it’s impressive that the model works – a branching story that acts as ‘either/or, then both’ could feel like a cash-in quite easily. The fact that each version of Fates manages to offer something unique is an impressive feat. I hope it doesn’t become an ongoing trend in the series, but as an experiment with the formula it feels just right.
  4. 90
    The best of the Fire Emblem Fates trilogy and one of the best portable strategy games ever made, with a perfect blend of the best elements of the first two chapters.
  5. Jun 8, 2016
    90
    Revelations is another great addition of 3DS, offering engaging gameplay and beautiful visuals, while its biggest asset is its captivating story. As such, it is highly recommended to approach it after you complete Birthright and Conquest, the previous two chapters of this saga.
  6. May 28, 2016
    90
    Revelation is the best version of Fire Emblem Fates, hands down. It mixes and matches the main entries and delivers a stellar level design with plenty of challenges and gimmicks that feel perfectly balanced.
  7. May 18, 2016
    90
    This is more than a simple DLC. This is the real conclusion for the Fire Emblem Fates trilogy and combines the best from the other two games.
  8. May 16, 2016
    90
    The perfect mix of Conquest and Birthright. A must have for the Fire Emblem Fates fans.
  9. May 16, 2016
    90
    FEF: Revelation is an outstanding game you don't want to miss. Incredible gameplay and brilliant level design make it a must-have for Fire Emblem fans.
  10. Nintendo Force Magazine
    May 15, 2016
    90
    A wonderful culmination of the truly epic three-part story that is the entirety of this latest Fire Emblem adventure. [Issue #21 – May/June 2016, p.22]
  11. May 12, 2016
    90
    Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation offers more of the same fantastic gameplay found in Birthright and Conquest. Fans of the series will be well served by the extra campaign, and for anyone that’s already played through at least one of the other storylines, it’s an essential addendum to one of the 3DS’ finest titles.
  12. May 11, 2016
    90
    Fire Emblem Fates Revelation is exactly what DLC is supposed to be like. It adds a whole new perspective on the story of Fire Emblem Fates and feels essential to understand the full plot. Definitely a must-have if you want to know all the ins and outs.
  13. Feb 17, 2016
    90
    It's a great middle-ground overall, really. Players can still grind like they can in Birthright (a mechanic that's eliminated from Conquest), but the difficulty is more in tune with the other release.
  14. Feb 17, 2016
    90
    Of all three Fire Emblem Fates titles, Revelation is the most rewarding. It marries the best parts of sister titles Birthright and Conquest, offering varying maps with complex and often interactive terrain, as well as ample opportunities to grind for experience and build relationships between members of its warrings kingdoms.
  15. May 12, 2016
    89
    Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is a game that strikes an incredible balance between narrative, combat and creating an family first and an army second.
  16. May 16, 2016
    85
    A nice ending for Fire Emblem Fates, but not a perfect one. Revelation makes the same mistakes than the other two versions of the game.
  17. Jun 8, 2016
    80
    Regardless of what-ifs, Revelation does its job well as the game half-way between the two main campaigns that answers unexplored questions.
  18. May 12, 2016
    80
    Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation, the final chapter in Fire Emblem's new trilogy closes the history of this new opus and provides a very sharp gameplay with a marvelous visual environment. Players who are looking forward to a rich and well-crafted plot, though, might find themselves disappointed, as Revelation rather stands out in the gameplay front and its new scenarios end up falling behind expectations.
  19. 80
    Though certainly best experienced after the existing versions, Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation successfully combines elements and characters in a very satisfying way,
  20. Mar 9, 2016
    80
    When all is said and done, Revelations winds up feeling more like “more Fire Emblem Fates” than its own distinct campaign and is easily the weakest of the three. However, for those looking to spend more time with Fates’ rich cast of characters and explore relationships unavailable in the either Conquest or Birthright, this DLC campaign is one quality encore.
  21. Mar 21, 2016
    70
    Despite its flaws in narrative presentation, Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is far and away the definitive experience for people who have fallen in love with the characters of the trilogy.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 210 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 210
  1. Mar 10, 2016
    10
    For me, this isn't a 10. It's a 9.5

    As it stands, of the three iterations, Revelation is the one that most closely resembles Awakening, as
    For me, this isn't a 10. It's a 9.5

    As it stands, of the three iterations, Revelation is the one that most closely resembles Awakening, as it brings together every character, weapon, item and mechanic from both versions. This makes for some great support conversations, more customization, and it helps expand the long term value of the game by a lot.

    While most reviewers agree that Revelation stands in the middle ground when it comes to difficulty, I have to disagree. I think Revelation might just be the easiest of three, for the most part, not entirely. I'd say for newcomers, hard difficulty might be a pretty viable option. For hardcore players, I'd say lunatic on your first run might pretty doable, more than Birthright, and definitely more than Conquest.

    It may not offer a story as epic as Conquest, but it does present us with its unique take on the story, more characterization, new villains, and some pretty impressive twists. My only negative would be that by the end of the game, the maps start becoming a bit repetitive, but that's about it.

    The censoring of the game did bother me, but I'm not about to dock off points unfairly for such a great game.

    TL;DR If you liked Conquest or Birthright, go buy this one. Now
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  2. Mar 12, 2016
    10
    The third route, Revelations, fits perfectly with Birthright and Conquest and does it's job of telling the true story of Fates. Wrapping upThe third route, Revelations, fits perfectly with Birthright and Conquest and does it's job of telling the true story of Fates. Wrapping up mysteries not solved in the other two versions. Bringing together the entire cast of characters and seeing certain Hoshido and Nohr characters interacting is one of my favorite parts of the game and it's made better by the infinite opportunities to build supports and train your units. The story is just as compelling as the other two versions and almost does the best job at sucking you in, as I've found myself losing track of time while playing through the story to learn the mysteries each chapter offers. All in all, I'm gonna say Revelations is my favorite route of the three and does a great job of telling the whole story of the games. Full Review »
  3. Mar 11, 2016
    6
    Compre el Fates SE y puedo decir,
    Fates es como el universo marvel, la historia real es Revelation, mientras que Conquest y Birthright son
    Compre el Fates SE y puedo decir,
    Fates es como el universo marvel, la historia real es Revelation, mientras que Conquest y Birthright son los universos de "What if" cada uno con sus cosas buenas y malas.
    El juego debió solo ser Revelation y como packs de DLC's Conquest y Birthright para conocer como pudo ser, semejante al "The Future Past" pack en Awakening.

    Pros
    - Tienes todas las armas y equipos
    - Exponencial cantidad de conversaciones

    Contra
    - Censura y retirada de contenido, acá no encontraras lo perdido en los otros dos, mala localización y modificación de conversaciones como todas las relaciones S de Kana y podrás reirte del meme que volvieron la conversación de SaizoxBeruka

    De todas maneras la ruta es superior a las otras dos, pero los 3 juntos no forman un juego lastimosamente y solo son $80 de relleno de un juego de $40 que no se entrego. Hubiera sido mejor al finalizar un juego sufrir de un sentido de perdida y tener la opción de regresar en el tiempo para hacerlo esta vez bien en un NG+.

    Nintendo ademas tiene problemas serios en la treehouse que esta erosionando su antigua y fiel fanbase con contenido correcto por algunos Social Justice Warriors.
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