About this game
Developer: Marvelous Inc.
Content Rating: Teen
Experience lightning-fast battlefield action across an epic story! In the digital realm of SE.RA.PH, the Holy Grail War is over, but the land’s new ruler faces challenges and threats from all sides. Those Servants who survived the war now find themselves drawing up tense and unlikely alliances, preparing for a conflict that may tear SE.RA.PH apart...or destroy it entirely.
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Critic Reviews23 Reviews
Nicole Seraphita — Feb 06, 2017
In all, Extella is an excellent both as a Fate/ series game and a Warriors style beat em’ up and should appease fans of both until an entry in either comes out in the future. The biggest issues here is the forgettable music, strange looking art for some characters, and a story steeped in Fate/ universe lore, but none of these hurt the game enough to make it an experience not worth playing through.
Dennis Carden — Jan 17, 2017
The simple fact of the matter is that Fate/Extella is repetitive, even for its genre. There are plenty of vastly superior Musou-like games on the market right now, and I'd be far more inclined to recommend those ones over Fate/Extella if all you care about is cleaving your way through thousands of faceless enemy soldiers.
Jae Lee — Jan 18, 2017
Fate/Extella is a title that has a lot to live up to due to the immense popularity of the Fate series as a whole. However, it doesn’t do much to stray from the typical formula set forth by the countless other musou titles on the market. It sports a serviceable but unremarkable combat engine, along with a story that felt just as disposable as one of the tens of thousands of enemies I left in my wake.
Matthew Utley — Jul 24, 2017
For better or worse, Fate/EXTELLA embodies everything that makes an anime game different from the ordinary crowd, including characters that speak only in exposition, fan service that creeps you out, and gameplay that is more about watching cool stuff happen than actually being fun.
Jason Bohn — Jan 17, 2017
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star has a title that makes as little sense as its punctuation to an outsider, but it serves as the glue that holds everything together. The actual game portion is well done, and fun in small chunks, but becomes a bit too repetitive for its own good.
Thi Chao — Jan 17, 2017
Whether you are a fan of the Fate series or an anime fan, players will enjoy this great addition to the franchise as well as the quirkiness of some of its characters. For players new to the series but are fans of the Dynasty Warriors style games, Fate/Extella has plenty of entertainment value to offer with its strong story and sound gameplay.
Azario Lopez — Jan 17, 2017
The fighting controls are tight and responsive, and the action is intense. The lack of enemy variation was disappointing, but it didn’t take away from the frenetic fun of pulling off well animated combos against thousands of aggressors. This game might not be for newcomers to the Fate series, but offers a fun and impressive story arc to the franchise.
Blake Grundman — Jan 18, 2017
Despite its narrative shortcomings, the moment-to-moment combat is fast paced, visually arresting and extremely entertaining. If you are looking for a fun mindless jaunt to kick off the New Year, look no further.
Mark Sammut — Jan 17, 2017
It offers mindless fun, sure, but there are a slew of other Musou titles also available on PS4, and nearly all of them are superior to this. That said, if you are a fan of the genre and familiar with the Fate series, then by all means consider Fate/Extella. There’s a decent story to enjoy, and a good 15 or so hours’ worth of gameplay at least; just perhaps wait for a sale.
William Murphy — Jul 27, 2017
I love the relationships in Mass Effect and Dragon Age titles, and I love basically trying to sleep with everyone. Not even going to lie about it. But a big part of Fate/Extella is how you nurture and grow relationships with your warriors, and it’s just way too soft-core porn on Cinemax for me. It just doesn’t work. It comes off as poor spanktro-fiction, and I’m not here for it.
Chris Leebody — Jan 17, 2017
However, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star gets lost in this vision at the expense of its Western audience. With that said, where it does succeed is in making a fun, if forgettable, action title that has plenty of content to work through, even if it does tend to get a little predictable and stale after the first few hours. There is definitely something to work on here for future titles, though, and it is great to see the Warriors style reimagined by another developer.
Miguel Moran — Jan 18, 2017
Fate/Extella will be a hard sell for most fans of the franchise. If you come into this expecting a setting, cast or narrative similar to any of the anime, you might be left disappointed and confused. It’s still a fun, addictive game with the flashy combat you’d expect from a Warriors-style game, but you might have to tune out the story in order to enjoy it. In a franchise where story is so key, that’s a huge bummer.
Robert Ramsey — Jan 17, 2017
Our only real complaint is that repetition can bleed into the experience over time, but give yourself a few days to recover from the fatigue, and you'll come back to a welcoming brawler that's stuffed with content. It's not quite up there with the best musou games on the market, but The Umbral Star scratches that button bashing itch and then some.
Owen Chan — Jan 29, 2017
Aside from the repetitive gameplay, this is a game that Fate fans will absolutely enjoy playing and exploring in an officially released Fate game, since the Stay Night visual novels don’t seem to be coming out anytime soon, including the several other games that spawned from this franchise. From a gaming perspective is a flawless execution of what a Servant would do against an army, but is mechanically challenging.
Garri Bagdasarov — Jan 17, 2017
It may have the Fate name in its title, but it doesn't present itself like a Fate title. The Umbral Star tells a bonkers story that only a Fate franchise can produce. The game itself is fun and features some awesome animations, but it’s instantly dragged down by terrible team AI and almost no sense of accomplishment.
Mike Reyes — Jan 17, 2017
Por otro lado y si eres un principiante que sólo busca un juego de acción con estilo anime, éste te podría entretener por un rato. No es el mejor título que hay dentro del género pero, si no eres tan quisquilloso y toleras algunos horribles desperfectos como su cámara, entonces te podría gustar.
Sergio Martín — Jan 25, 2017
Un juego que en esta ocasión se convierte en un Musou bastante tradicional, pudiendo controlar a diversos protagonistas para acabar con cientos de rivales. Una jugabilidad realmente invariable que puede hacerse algo cansina a medio plazo a aquellos usuarios que no estén acostumbrados a dichas obras, si bien se trata de un juego apetecible dentro de su género. Podría haber sido algo más redondo, pero no está mal.
Jose A. Rodríguez — Jan 17, 2017
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star es un título que parece enfocado casi exclusivamente a los fans de la serie. Un juego que casi necesita que antes hubiésemos experimentado el argumento previo. Y la verdad, es algo que le hace un favor bastante flaco (a la vez que la ausencia total de traducción a nuestro idioma).
Mathias Oertel — Jan 19, 2017
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star ist der beste „Warriors“-Titel, der nicht von Tecmo Koei kommt. Die Action ist ebenso geradlinig und schnörkellos wie die Musou-Spiele von Omega Force, zumal die Steuerung mit ihren nur wenigen Änderungen im Vergleich zu den Vorbildern schnell in Fleisch und Blut übergeht.
ryuzaki57 — Jan 22, 2017
Fate Extella est donc un titre à la fois fun et intense, tout en mettant remarquablement en valeur la licence dont il est tiré. Il enrichit et illustre parfaitement l’univers de Fate et donne aux aficionados une excellente occasion de vivre leur passion, ce malgré le caractère redondant de certains éléments.
Jonathan Bushle — Jan 30, 2017
Fate/Extella est le premier vrai Musô de Marvelous, et la première adaptation dans le genre pour la série Fate. Le jeu puise allègement dans les mécaniques de gameplay de la concurrence, saga Warriors en tête, et le fait plutôt bien, en se montrant généreux dans le nombre de missions proposées. Les amateurs de jeux Tecmo Koei ne seront pas dépaysés.
Andrea Paone — Jan 19, 2017
Insomma, Fate/Extella non sarà certamente perfetto, ma allo stesso modo è ben lontano dal poter essere definito un pessimo videogioco.
Rick Otten — Feb 01, 2017
Voor alle focus op ‘romantiek’ is Fate/Extella dus een bijzonder eenzaam spelletje. En dat is zonde, want de verrassend degelijke gameplay zou niet misstaan in een betere setting en een sterker plot met minder ongemakkelijke, verknipte fan service. Mocht die fan service echter precies de reden zijn waarom je het spel wil kopen - ik veroordeel niet - dan krijg je met Fate/Extella in ieder geval nog wat onderhoudende gameplay tussen de scènes door.