Following the original Fate/Stay Night visual novel’s debut in 2004, the series has since grown into an expansive universe spanning countless games and spin-off titles. With the recent release of Fate/Samurai Remnant in 2023, we wanted to discuss what our favorite projects are in the long-running franchise. Here are the Fate/series games we would personally recommend.
Emiya Gohan hands down. I always found some Fate stories, especially Stay Night, can end up muddying up its overarching plot with the more goofy slice-of-life stuff, but this one lets them lean into it fully, and it pays off. What is lost in terms of drama, lore, or what have you, is more than made up for by seeing Cu Chulainn’s part-time job or Sasaki Kojiro enjoying an exquisitely made bacon sandwich. I like the musou-style Extella games a lot, too, and pretty much anything featuring Nero, but Emiya Gohan takes (and bakes!) the cake in the end for me. I still chop carrots in the style they use in one episode. — Elliot
As a Musou/Warriors connoisseur, the Fate/Extella games immediately caught my highest level of interest. I had long dreamed of a game where I control Servants like Artoria or Cu Chulainn to mow up tons of enemies and wrap everything up with their Noble Phantasms. The Extella games delivered exactly that. The Umbral Star also had very touching stories, and I actually shed a tear at Altera route’s ending. But the most surprising thing is that these games were made by Marvelous instead of Koei Tecmo. So, I can’t wait to finally get around to diving into Fate/Samurai Remnant to see the latter’s response. — Kite
Fate/Samurai Remnant is the latest game to release in the franchise and is now available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC.