Best Fire Emblem Games


The Top Ten

1 Fire Emblem: Awakening

I am saddened by all the visible comments on this calling it "trash", but at the same time snickering because in order to make the comments people had to vote for this.

Your list is already trash if this is your number one pick for a fire emblem game. Awakening is probably the worst one after fates. Every character was copy and paste aside from their cringe aspect the had like a thief addicted to candy, what kind of garbage character is that. The pairing system made the game a joke and could beat any chapter with your eyes closed. The only rememing quality of this game was its story which even than gets steam roled by the story in path of radiance and radiance dawn.

Sure, Awakening wasn't as profound as Genealogy or Gaiden and the gameplay was too unbalanced but it was the best Fire Emblem to pick up and play in this generation. All these raging fanboys giving it flack just because they're too busy wanking off older games and don't know how to progress towards a newer generation of games despite the older games having stupid ideas *cough warp. Like it or not, Awakening is the FF7 of the Fire Emblem franchise and if it hadn't come out, Fire Emblem wouldn't be as popular and renowned as it is today. Deserves number 1.

Is this a joke

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2 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Is it this high just because it has a gay character in it?

Soren best boy

Easily the best. It's worst flaw is how hard it is to get due to how great it is.

Easily my favorite fire emblem. Challenging enough to fun, easy enough to not be frustrating. It has (personally) the best characters and I love the story.

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3 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Best story hands down, and the difficulty is perfect. Just enough nail biting tension to make you replay it over and over. The graphics are stellar and the tie in as a sequel in the franchise is astoundingly well done. This will always be my favorite.

This game was my introduction to the series and none have matched it in pure sense of scale and challenge. This Fire Emblem truly puts you in the middle of an all out war, and with three tiers of classes to rank up into, your characters truly feel like legendary heroes by the end.

The best scope in the entire series easily

Radiant Dawn had amazing graphics and a story that brought everything together. Although some aspects of the game are a bit messed up, such as support conversations, I still find that the overall plot of the story to become quite amazing. The levels are fun and nerve-racking. I LOVE THIS GAME!

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4 Fire Emblem (GBA)

i love lyn

It is easy to get into. Characters are loveable. Great story. Good writing. Plus good graphics for it's time.

First Fire Emblem game, and to this day is still my favorite. Down to Earth characters that all hold their own charm. Graphics fit the game perfectly, truly feel the loss of you characters (almost enough to save scum...almost). Give you a large enough roster to add replay value. 10/10 game.

Name any major flaws with this game. Exactly, you can't.

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5 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

I may be a bit biased since it was my introduction to the series, but Sacred Stones has always resonated with me, with its characters that feel both superhuman and flawed at the same time, and one of (if not) the best villains in the series.

While FE7 was my first Fire emblem game, Sacred stones is just above it in my opinion. It does have some drawbacks, but it's soundtrack, map design, and enhanced game design in the form of split promotions and triple effectiveness puts it just above FE7. Plus, Ephraim.

My first fire emblem game and got me hooked on FE games. Completed this game A LOT OF TIMES before I got to play my 2nd FE game AWAKENING witch ALSO the best game I played. On to my next FE game FATES.

One of the best games great story duel promotion make it a joy to play a second time. Great supports, cool map, branching story’s and there is a hard mode if you think it’s to easy

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6 Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Most unique and interesting game mechanics so far. It has a huge overworld map with multiple objectives, realistic restrictions on trade and gold between characters, and a support system with real implications on the later half of the game.

The darker tone and deconstruction present in the first half of the game is very well done. Plus a lot of memorable characters and some great villains!

Very unique game with such an amazing story and characters. One of the best for true fans of the series, also Thracia 776.

They actually did child units in an interesting way.

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7 Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest

The definitive Fire Emblem experience in my eyes. A strict and rewarding challenging coupled with likable, discernible characters that I like building up into an army badasses. If future FE games stick closely to the linear resource management and with deeper combat/unit-building, the series can continue to be my most favorite.

No grinding. No turn-rewinds. Just good old strategy full of suspense and tough choices in battle!

Great game would totally Recommend


I loved how in-depth some of the characters were, including the active part of your Avatar and challenges constantly thrown your way. Several maps, if played on a higher difficulty, are seen as almost impossible for me to beat in Classic mode. I remember watching a popular Youtuber fight the final boss on Lunatic Classic mode, and had to restart because all of his characters had died. The story also seemed more realistic and true to how (in my mind) the Avatar would react. I personally see it a little silly that (if playing Birthright), the Avatar would choose the family they know little of, and *Chapter 5 spoilers* would even want to return to the family where they just killed their birth mother. Add that to the hate they received afterwards, the town destruction...yeah, Revelations and Conquest seems the most logical of choices.

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8 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Great remake, amazing game mode and characters

This one was surprisingly good, up there with awakening in my opinion, conquest should not be hire than this one.

This in my opinion, is the best game in the Fire Emblem Series. The music was outstanding, and I loved the characters in their own unique way. I can't stop playing this game. I've beaten it at least 5 times! Great story, and shut up, Tobin!

This game is so much better than Fates. Birthright was a huge mess, but I liked Conquest. So what if you don't get to marry your favorite ships. This is and always will be my favorite game not only in the Fire Emblem Series, but overall.

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9 Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

Lol... Sacred stones above Binding blade. The sacred stones fans are disgusting.

Best fire emblem of all time, rutger is a badass!

An incredible game he is the reason why I started to play Fire Emblem and he is the reason to the game comes to the occident, incredible history, characters, weapons. Only permadeath baby and of course it can be best if you played Fire Emblem 7 before but I love it and think that is a fundamental game to any FE fan

This is the game that actually caused Fire Emblem to come to the US. Without Roy's appearance in Smash Bros, we never would have seen the series in English at all. Fan-made translations allow people to play the game in English, letting us experience the epic story and characters that led to the prequel that is FE7. The plot is seriously advanced compared to the others. Several different branches in the story and prerequisites for different endings allow for a lot of replay value. Hard mode is seriously hard. Larger maps than the other gba games.

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10 Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

The pinnacle of human achievement. I sleep next to my picture of kaga

Why is Awakening at the top

Elitists rise up!

Fates bad thracia good praise kaga

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The Contenders

11 Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

The story is good

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

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12 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

The first one I played and although I don't think it quite stacks up to games like path of radiance I felt like it was accessible and enjoyable, basic perhaps, but fun. I played through multiple times when I was younger and absolutely loved it

Love the reanimation of this classic. The story is the best of all fire emblems and leave a lot to the imagination. Slaughtering own units for gaiden chapters is brutal, but was actually OK (for once)

My favorite version, Navarre's the best.

This is just my personal favorite

13 Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

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

Honestly my favorite in the series.

3rd game in the series, released for the SNES in Japan only.

14 Fire Emblem: Gaiden

While lacking some of the core features we love today (like the weapon triangle) this title has by far the best overworld and gives the player to ability to explore the world.

The most different, but underrated game in the franchise!

15 Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

The true underdog of the series. It's nice to see some maps and most of the characters return from Shadow Dragon. Unlike its previous installment however, this is a remake done right in every aspect. Support conversations, the addition of your own avatar for whom you even get to decide his own class! Not even Awakening got that right! The only flaw is that it was only released in Japan. Yet that didn't prevent it from being the most enjoyable Fire Emblem game (subjectively speaking).

With Wrys this time! Play New Mystery, and you'll be very glad you did!

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.

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16 Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

I have yet to try out the other 2 games, but I love this game. While the story was very simple compared to Awakening, I applaud the mini hub world attempt. It helps keep the pace flowing better than Awakening's level select (... that's actually an accomplishment. I'm impressed.). I know that the nerf of Awakenings pair up nerf may be a con to many, but to me, it's a pro. The pair up system in Awakening was way too game breaking, and it made the game easy. The pair up in this game forces the player to strategize more. This is easily more difficult than Awakening because of that (that is if you are playing on casual or classic.). If you want to get a start on the series, then pick either Awakening's casual mode or this game's Phoenix mode since Phoenix mode revives characters after dying.

I love this game's story and quirky characters. It also holds a fond place in my heart being the game that introduced me to the series. For that, it is my favorite.

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

I found it a rewarding and fulfilling game

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17 Fire Emblem (NES)

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

18 Fire Emblem Heroes

If your a fan of the series and wanna play fire emblem warriors without the 40 dollar price tag, and also play on your phone get this. Its free anyway

Definitely the best game. Trust me, I'm an expert.

FE Cameo isn't bad at all!

Man I love collecting jpegs of various anime girls

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19 Fire Emblem Warriors

This game is underrated really. It has a good story line, and you can easily change the difficulty from easy too hard. It does provide its challenges. But it's fun for all ages really.

Dab on them haters, I actually like this game

I loved it so much

I thought it was hella fun

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20 Fire Emblem (Switch)

It's Fire Emblem x Harry Potter. What more could you ask for?

Not one house, not two, but three

Actually the title is Fire Emblem: Three Heroes for the 3DS

This one isn't out yet. I hope I like the game! - Transformers234

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21 Fire Emblem: Battle Royale

Its fortnite and fire emblems non existent child


22 Fire Emblem: The Last Promise

Takes you on a deep and emotional journey unseen in Fire Emblem before.

9/10 better than fates


23 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
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1. Fire Emblem: Awakening
2. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
3. Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
1. Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
2. Fire Emblem: Gaiden
3. Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
1. Fire Emblem: Awakening
2. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
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