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Fate/stay night

Title
Fate/stay night
Aliasesfsn, f/sn, フェイト/ステイナイト
Play timeVery long (85h from 211 votes)
DeveloperTYPE-MOON & Notes Co., Ltd.
PublishersTYPE-MOON & Kadokawa Shoten & Kadokawa Games & Notes Co., Ltd. & Alyinghood & Jacktheinfinite101 & Kotonoha & mirror moon & Quibi
mirror moon & anonl & Waku Waku & MeruP & Jacktheinfinite101 & Kotonoha & Alyinghood & Quibi & FBates
Feng Mo Ye Jun
Gekkou ~Chiaro Di Luna~ & Riffour
Sonako-Hako
Honyaku-Subs & Rus'-moon
Fate Project Translation
Meow Works
Team Ataraxia
Relations
Shares characters
[unofficial] Fate/Dear Night
[unofficial] My Pet Saber
[unofficial] My Pet Rider
[unofficial] Luoye Dao - Xianxing Ban
[unofficial] Krasnaja shapochka
[unofficial] I, Miku
[unofficial] Just Story
[unofficial] Camera
Fandisc
[unofficial] Hate/sty night
[unofficial] Fate/Side Moon
Prequel
Fate/Zero The Adventure
[unofficial] Fate/Otome
[unofficial] The Law of Contradiction
[unofficial] Fate/Zero
Sequel
Fate/hollow ataraxia
[unofficial] Fake/ever since
Same series
[unofficial] Fate/Empire of Dirt
Same setting
Tsukihime
Fate/EXTRA
Mahoutsukai no Yoru
[unofficial] Heroic Spirit Assassin
Side story
[unofficial] Happy Valentine's Day
[unofficial] Fate/Knight Rhapsody
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Shops» US$ 54.99 @ PlayAsia
» US$ 57.99 @ PlayAsia
Related anime[DB-ANN] Fate/Stay Night (TV Series, 2006)
[DB-ANN] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (Movie, 2010)
[DB-ANN] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014) (TV Series, 2014)
[DB-ANN] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2015) (TV Series, 2015)
[DB-ANN] Gekijouban Fate/Stay Night: Heaven`s Feel (Movie, 2017)

Description

----The one who obtains the Holy Grail will have any wish come true.

The Holy Grail War. A great ritual that materializes the greatest holy artifact, the Holy Grail. There are two conditions to participate in this ritual: being a magus and being a "Master" chosen by the Holy Grail.

There are seven chosen Masters and seven classes of Servants, beings akin to superhumans with incredible fighting abilities. There is only one Holy Grail. If you wish for a miracle, prove that you are the strongest with your powers.

Emiya Shirou is a high school student who has learned rudimentary magic from his father and uses it to fix objects. He finds himself engaged in the Holy Grail war as he gets attacked by a Servant. As he gets cornered, he somehow summons his Servant and manages to stay alive long enough to compete against the other Masters.

[Partially taken from mirror moon]

2000s 3.0 Genius Heroine 3.0 Heroine with Big Breasts 3.0 Mage Protagonist 3.0 Major Antagonist 3.0 Superhero(ine) Protagonist 3.0 Magic 3.0 Combat Capable Friends 3.0 Hint Corner 2.9 High Amount of Bad Endings 2.9 Game Over 2.9 Sacred Treasure 2.9 Branching Plot 2.9 Ending List 2.9 Character Profiles 2.9 Male Protagonist 2.9 Bad Endings with Story 2.9 Fighting Protagonist 2.9 NVL 2.9 Bad Ending(s) 2.9 Duel 2.9 Skip Scenes 2.9 Urban Fantasy 2.8 Enforced Playing Order 2.8 Summoning 2.8 Superpowers 2.8 Built-in Encyclopedia 2.8 Under the Same Roof 2.8 Energy Transfer via SexS 2.8 Mage Heroine 2.8 In-game Sexual Content Toggle 2.8 Lots of Choices 2.8 Multiple Endings 2.8 Sword Wielding Heroine 2.8 Sword Combat 2.8 Unlockable Routes 2.8 Unlockable Gallery 2.8 Orphan Protagonist 2.7 Protagonist with a Face 2.7 Knight HeroineS 2.7 Fictional Modern Day Japanese Town 2.7 Modern Tsundere Heroine 2.7 Music Recollection 2.7 Fantasy 2.7 Magic/ESP Combat 2.7 British MythologyS 2.7 Descriptions of Violence 2.7 High Amount of Special Effects 2.7 Heroine Based on a Mythological CharacterS 2.7 Unlockable Hero(ine) 2.7 Early Branching Plot 2.7 Protagonist's Kouhai as a Heroine 2.7 Life and Death Drama 2.7 Student Heroine 2.7 Sex Under the NecessityS 2.7 Tsundere Heroine 2.7 Desperation 2.6 Unlockable Event 2.6 Unique Routes 2.6 Rape Victim HeroineS 2.6 Heroine with Zettai Ryouiki 2.6 Orphan Heroine 2.6 Playtime Counter 2.6 Asian-style Manor 2.6 Food Discussions 2.6 Death of ProtagonistS 2.6 Heroine with Armor 2.6 Pretending HeroineS 2.6 Secret IdentityS 2.5 Determinant AntagonistS 2.5 Ethnically Diverse Cast 2.5 European Heroine 2.5 High School Student Heroine 2.5 Unlockable Bonus Content 2.5 Unlockable Epilogue 2.5 Battle Royale 2.5 Death of HeroineS 2.5 Student Protagonist 2.5 Yangire HeroineS 2.5 Varied Title Screens 2.5 Unlockable Choices 2.5 Heroine with Ahoge 2.5 Infodumping 2.4 Protagonist with Voice Acting 2.4 Heroine with Superpowered SideS 2.4 Priest Support Character 2.4 Other Perspectives 2.4 Heroine Based on Real PersonS 2.4 Mayadere Heroine 2.4 Unlockable Side Stories 2.4 Greek MythologyS 2.4 Homunculus Support CharacterS 2.4 Twin Tail Heroine 2.4 Lots of Event CGs 2.4 Female Protagonist for a Short Time 2.3 Contemporary Fantasy 2.3 Non-Erotic Moral CorruptionS 2.3 Combat with Exotic Weapons 2.3 100% Completion Bonus 2.3 Homemaker Protagonist 2.3 Mages Association 2.2 Mesopotamian MythologyS 2.2 Combat with Spears 2.2 Yandere HeroineS 2.2 Royal HeroineS 2.2 Parting EndingS 2.2 Built-in FlowchartS 2.1 Multiple Opening Movies 2.1 Western-style Castle 2.1 Unavoidable Heroine RapeS 2.1 Low Sexual Content 2.1 Cowgirl 2.1 Identity CrisisS 2.1 Irish MythologyS 2.1 Hotblooded Protagonist 2.1 Missionary Position 2.1 Combat Archery 2.0 Child AbuseS 2.0 Western-style Mansion 2.0 Body Horror 2.0 Changeable Font 2.0 Classic Tsundere Heroine 2.0 Drastic Character DevelopmentS 2.0 Female Ejaculation 2.0 Flashback 2.0 Forced Auto-Read Sections 2.0 Heroine with Small Breasts (Non-Loli) 2.0 In Medias Res 2.0 Multiple Route Mystery 2.0 Non-twin Heroine SistersS 2.0 Doggy Style 2.0 Blowjob 2.0 Winter 2.0 Spontaneous Power-upsS 2.0 Temple 2.0 Christian Church 1.9 Mentor Support Character 1.9 Church 1.9 Date Display 1.9 ThreesomeS 1.9 High School 1.8 Knife/Dagger Combat 1.8 Attempted RapeS 1.8 Heroine with Sexual ExperienceS 1.8 Graphic Violence 1.8 Late Sexual Content 1.8 Loli Support Character 1.8 Sexual Content 1.7 Alternate DimensionsS 1.7 Unarmed Combat 1.6 Philosophy 1.6 ResurrectionS 1.6 Archery Club 1.6 Romancing a FamilyS 1.6 Narrating Others' Thoughts 1.6 Protagonist with a Sprite 1.6 Redemption 1.6 Albino Heroine 1.5 School Sports Club Member Heroine 1.5 Multiple True EndingsS 1.5 Cunnilingus 1.4 Forest 1.4 Coodere Heroine 1.4 Mystery 1.4 Long Sexual Scenes 1.4 Norse MythologyS 1.3 Battle of Wits 1.3 Comedy 1.2 Grotesque Body ModificationS 1.2 Proactive Protagonist 1.1 Group Sex of One Male and Several FemalesS 1.0 Defloration 1.0 Interracial/interspecies Romance 1.0 Psychological HorrorS 1.0 AmnesiaS 0.9 DepressionS 0.9 Threesome EndingS 0.7 ADV 0.4 Donkan Protagonist 0.2 Masturbation 0.1

Mini reviews

By fullbuster on 2020-09-03Vote: 10
<report>Fate/stay night is a masterpiece. It makes great use of the route structure, with each instance building upon the former and adding to the overall character and thematic points that it wants to make. Shirou Emiya is an incredible protagonist, whose increasingly intriguing persona is further and further explored in a new, unique fashion as the story progresses. The romantic protagonists are also handled excellently. Every heroine has their own depth and complexity, and have agency outside of the main character. Almost every character parallels each other in some way, and this makes every interaction intriguing to watch unfold. Fate has become my absolute favorite piece of fiction and I recommend anyone to read it.
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9 points
By kagakuroe on 2020-09-06Vote: 9
<report>Pacing issues aside, this is an incredible piece of writing. One of the best visual novel protagonists out there. A significant step up from Tsukihime, and the start of a nightmare franchise. Would recommend.
1 comment
6 points
By shrapnelp2 on 2020-10-22Vote: 9
<report>Recommended for any newbie or veteran VN reader. The way this game uses the 3 different routes to build on top of each other is unique, fully utilizing the VN medium to its potential. I related to half the cast in some way or another, with themes that deeply resonate. The only reason I deducted 1 point was because of some of the "haremy" vibes I got from a lot of the SOL scenes. Even though I enjoyed them, the pacing tends to suffer in order to include them in, and I personally felt like they lowered the stakes a little. Other than that, the themes and endings to each route here are among the best and will probably give you some food for thought even when the excitement of the great action sequences will have died down.
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6 points
By tertyyy on 2020-10-16Vote: 9
<report>A classic visual novel that has aged really well. The different routes are extremely interesting and play off of each other extremely well and tell a continuing story while technically repeating the same time period. Has some of the greatest characters in the medium. Has some issues with pacing in the first half of each route but always manages to deliver later on. In addition even some of the slower moments have surprisingly subtle and well done character work.
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6 points
By piewalker on 2022-05-01Vote: 10
<report>I have been reading visual novels for a long time now and only just decided to make this account, and now I am left to try to review a VN I read for the first time many years ago, yet sticks with me 'til this day.

Fate/Stay Night is classic, nostalgic, surprisingly insightful and jarringly raw. It is an experience where you are pulled along for a fantastical battle royal set in the modern day, yet the themes are often dark and the tone of this VN is very gritty and real. These two opposites shouldn't work together, yet somehow with its thoughtful worldbuilding and moments of slice of life to develop its characters, everything feels very real and grounded.

I have read this one several times and I enjoy it every time. Even though its old now, its still very enjoyable and holds up well.
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2 points
By himejoshi on 2021-01-01r62346Vote: 9
<report>Masterpiece soundtracks, magnificent fights, good comedy,
funny characters that is so enjoyable to talk with, such unforgivable endings.
it was such a story to be telling, I really love the way it's written and described.

Now coming to what kind of let me down
There were two soundtracks that I freaking love yet I heard them once in the whole VN.
The fighting scenes were less than I would expected, they were good enough to let me want more.

Fate route's end was perfect . that's it.
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1 point
By cheekyman07 on 2021-12-07Vote: 9
<report>A great piece of work to read for a reader that is new to visual novels. This was one of my first and it has a bit of everything. I particularly loved the fight scene soundtracks, which made scenes really entertaining to read through. The only thing I wish there was more of is detail on the fight scenes, you have to use a bit of imagination but it only hurts it a little.

The side lore that you can read as you progress through the story is interesting as well, the dramatic scenes and twists will keep you on your toes and at times play with your heartstrings as they change your impressions and outlooks on the characters. All in all a solid story. Extra note to the amazing heroine Rin Tohsaka, one of my fave characters of all time.
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0 points
By ber on 2022-05-19Vote: 10
<report>There's so much to love in this vn that I'm not even going to try to cover it all. All I'm going to say is that this is pretty much a perfect vn. Long, epic, with a great plot, endearing but also deep and complex characters, great music, superb atmosphere, very interesting topics covered throughout the three routes, a wonderful protagonist, maybe an even better villain, and the list goes on. It's also a great choice for a first vn.

Despite all this, and what I said in the first paragraph, it's by no means perfect, in the sense that it does have a few flaws. But the amount of good makes you pretty much forget about the bad. Once you finish it, you'll be thinking about it for a long time. I read it a year ago, and still think about it a lot. Definitely a must read.
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0 points
By Klonopin on 2022-01-31Vote: 1
<report>as usual all type moon works is shit pieces Nothing special about it has horrific writing and garbage characters, and the funny thing is that a story with historical characters is a hentai game😂.
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0 points
By sho52 on 2022-05-01Vote: 8
<report>Guess I was too upset at the fact that Kinoko didn't manage to finish the Illya route. So happy that Hiroyama drew Priya. Also I was never able to be fully on board with the seemingly contrived dichotomy of "to save one person he had to become the enemy of the world". Muv-Luv Alternative IMO handled the related theme much better ("the highest form would be to combine your personal, private motivations with the grand, public motivations"). The way HF ended and Sakura was written just didn't feel right to me, and I'm glad that in Priya Sakura actually did something for the others for once and sacrificed herself instead of dragging everybody down with her in a purely negative victim role as far as I saw the story (I might have missed something of course).
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0 points
By NowItsAngeTime⭐ on 2021-08-26r27641Vote: 8
<report>Fate/Stay Night was my first visual novel I read. It introduced me to how story-based VNs could go... and the concept of H-scenes in an otherwise serious story. It's interesting how the series has become such a money printing machine. Sakura/Heaven's Feel is my favorite.
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0 points
By osgood on 2021-04-21Vote: 4
<report>I started this without any previous knowledge and read it because it was so popular and highly rated.

- The pacing is all over the place
- Slice of life parts are boring and occur too often.
- I don't think I've ever disliked a MC this much in any media ever. Especially the voice acting where he grunts every first word of a sentence. I cringed every single time.
- The sex scenes are very bad.
- The differences in the 3 routes do not make sense based on the choices made even if there are some revelations about the previous routes.

Parts of the story and characters are interesting and the last 2-3 days of every route can really drag you in, but it was too much of a chore to get there.
I don't understand why this is so popular or rated so highly and I recommend to avoid this VN.
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0 points
By devon432 on 2020-12-06r22128Vote: 1
<report>The writing is horrible, the pacing is even worse, expositions not only are torture, with them being way too long, you will get them even at the final parts of the VN, only for them not to matter because the rule that was established is immediately broken afterwards because of some stupid reason. It's the worst kind of chuuni, the one that takes itself too seriously (at least outside bad end segments), a complete waste of good concepts and the reader's time.
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0 points
By freysaku on 2020-09-03Vote: 2
<report>Too long, didn't read: This is dangerous kusoge, do not read.

Longer version: Fate/Stay Night is a considerable downgrade to Nasu's previous work, Tsukihime. Boasting worse art, a bad translation, as well as an extremely bland MC which ends up making the SoL scenes, which is a majority, extremely stale. The heroines don't help, as Saber is quite boring and does nothing but grind against Shirou sometimes, Rin is fine but forgettable and not a great "tsundere", and Sakura does nothing, so she becomes the best one automatically. Every other character exists to simply not do anything, characters like Lancer that disappear immediately, Assassin which exists for a few scenes and fights, etc. The best thing I can say about it is that Archer is really good, but its not worth reading this.
4 comments
0 points