Best Fire Emblem Games


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1Fire Emblem: Awakening

The ability to pair up does adds so much more to the strategy than I ever would have thought. The graphics are stunning. And I think it's really cute that you can have your characters get married

Fire Emblem: Awakening has added many successful mechanics (including pairing up) that have made the game more enjoyable than any other fire emblem installment. The children feature has made me play the game many times over, to find my favorite combinations. The characters are very memorable, and losing one has never felt more saddening.

So many terrible levels that were either no strategy at all or kill 42 enemies that you can kill if you grind for an hour like chapter 17 so terrible I liked the story though so there's that should be swapper with conquest

This is the least favorite fire emblem game I've played, so I don't think it deserves Number 1, however it does deserve a spot.

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2Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Though Awakening was great, my vote goes to Path of Radiance. Believable characters, a great and mysterious plot which extended into Radiant Dawn, and highly addictive gameplay. Both protagonists and antagonists were awesome. The music was also fantastic. Path of Radiance truly is the best game I've ever played, not just in this series.

Despite being a bit easy. Path of Radiance more or less captures all the best points of fire emblem. A great story, good gameplay, fantastic characters that actually react to current affairs in info conversations. Unless you only play fire emblem for the shipping elements, I believe this game deserves the top spot.

It had an amazing plot with great characters. Also an excellent soundtrack. Altogether, a well rounded game. I would've voted for awakening, but I just couldn't get into the plot as much as I did in this game.

I just have no complaints. Balancing is solid, characters are interesting and cool, and story is of adequate length. Great game, overall.

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3Fire Emblem (GBA)

Fire emblem 7 ( or gba ) is my favourite game in the series. It is a prequel to the binding blade and tells and great story by itself. The sprites are amazing and the characters are great

The sprites/ combat animations were aesthetically stunning and striking. Beautiful game, complete with beautiful music and enthralling dialogue between characters. - ShuhBanggg

Why is this not #1, it's the one that started it all on a worldwide basis, and the most tactically balanced in the series.

Good game, but bad fanbase.

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4Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Radiant Dawn is my personal favourite because of the sheer difficulty and characters. When I think of the fire emblem games the first thing that comes to mind is difficulty. However the supports seem to be lacking and consist of one or two sentences. This game is incredibly long and will keep you entertained the entire game. This is truly the game for players looking for a challenge

While many FE games have a central "war is bad" theme, none hit quite as home as Radiant Dawn. The game takes extra care for you to see both sides of the war, especially in the mid-game, without being preachy or over-the-top. The story is excellent, although playing Path of Radiance before is a must, and there are many unique maps and challenges that add to the overall tactics gameplay that make the Fire Emblem games so great

The story was incredible, the gameplay was awesome, the game was long. There was nothing not to love about this game except that it was on an unpopular system.

This game was AWESOME. That is all I have to say.

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5Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

GREAT GAME! All the people that voted for awakening are spoiled kids who only play games with full hd graphics and voice acted computer generated cutscenes. Sacred stones improves on binding blade with its more than one promotion choice, and many other things. The world map wasn't really necessary. I also felt closer to the characters, with unique personalities, especially Ephraim. One thing, TAKE OUT THE SPIDERS! They were really creepy and made me turn of animations for the whole game, which in turn made me miss a lot of fun animations.

It might be really easy, but I think that the tweaks that the developers made compared to FE7 makes it a slightly better game, for me at least!

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6Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Think of all the features that make you love Fire Emblem. The weapon triangle (swords beat axes, axes beat lances, lances beat swords), marriage, children, support. That all came from this game. And not only that, but we also got an amazing soundtrack, graphics that pushed the SNES to its limits, a complex story that twists and turns so many times, a very interesting and dynamic villain, huge maps, super fun gameplay, replay value that's through the roof! The list goes on and on. Play this game! Now!

Unlike Awakening, requires actually strategy, best story in the series, ALL units are useful in some way, master lord class.

It is BY FAR the one with the most epic feeling, both in story and gameplay!

This is my jam

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7Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest

Honestly, this should be higher on the list, due to it's really good story and new features in the series. It has classic map design like past games, making it a type of throwback to the harder games in the series. Also, this is the first in the series where this is one side to a story. Playing this game makes you want to play the others. (Birthright and Revelation)

The way it throws a new challenge at you every chapter makes sure the gameplay never gets repetitive. With all the unique level designs and objectives, this game shows the creativity that can be achieved with the Fire Emblem gameplay.

After Awakening I really appreciated the return to truly difficult maps: they did a very good job of downplaying the formerly OP mechanics of Awakening. The story is great and the characters are memorable.

It's the most mature in strategy

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8Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

It's a reward to play Revelations, especially after playing Birthright and Conquest

Ties everything together, great story, good difficulty level, closes plot holes like who Azura really is only complaint is the last chapter was so terrible I could not force myself to complete it SO BAD.

Brings the whole game together

9Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

This is just my personal favorite

10Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

"This game is meant to remind you of the point of this series.

While Birthright is the easier FE game, it's still fun and enjoyable, perfect for newcomers

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The Contenders

11Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

Nobody will vote for this because they have never played it and it looks like Shadow Dragon. People, this is by far the most criminally underrated game in the franchise. So many vast improvements upon its predecessor, and as far as hardcore FE gameplay goes it is the most refined of all. The catch is, of course, the fact it was only released in Japan.

It has the perfect difficulty, Not too easy, A bit challenging but not too much and the game introduced casual mode if you find classic too hard. Sadly only released in japan, but there are lots of fan translations out there that you can play.

A good example of 'Don't judge a book by its cover'. People ignore this because it looks like Shadow Dragon and don't give this fantastic game a chance. Really, you're missing a solid and enjoyable entry in the series. As soon as you finish your first playthrough you're going to start all over, whether you have the time for it or not.

The game was great. Played a fan translation, worth playing 100%

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12Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

Brings the old spirit an design philosophies of old school fire emblem, along with streamlined mechanics, supports, increased difficulty, and some of the best villains in the series. It's challenging and memorable, even if the story is inferior to it's prequel, at least it is better than Awakening's.

I agree that this game deserves a spot. While I haven't fully finished it yet, it definitely is a good strategy game.

My second favorite game in the series

13Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Best game design in the whole series. One of the most experimental strategy games ever.

This game deserves more love for all the risks it took

14Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

Contains TWO games in one! What more do you want?

Honestly my favorite in the series.

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15Fire Emblem (NES)

So old and clunky, but strangely still manages to be fun!

16Fire Emblem: Gaiden

The most different, but underrated game in the franchise!

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