Best Fire Emblem Games


The Top Ten

1 Fire Emblem: Awakening

It was a great game, my only problem with it is that (spoilers ahead) basically no one in the main cast of characters die. Your avatar doesn't die when you sacrifice yourself which makes it less meaningful. Nonetheless its still a great game and a great entry point for any newcomers.

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.

First fire emblem game I played this one is quite fun - trains45

This game saved the series. That's not a statement but a fact.

2 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

One day this will pass Awakening and take its' rightful place.

The ultimate fire emblem game. They don't make em like this anymore and it's a shame.

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

Bangin story, fantastic cast, solid difficulty curve, this game has it all, baby

3 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Ike is the coolest character ever

Amazing story, sick challenge if you're looking for one.

Only one I reply over and over every single year. Combat, story and strategy were perfect

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.

4 Fire Emblem (GBA)

I agree with comments I have read on this game. I started playing this game on my original Nintendo DS (2nd version) and when first played was really connected with the storyline. Once I found out that I was able to get the game back I got it in a heart beat. Now ready to play other versions :) 10/10.

This game was sick

Great characters and storyline! The graphics and fighting animations are perfect - the new games try too hard and the result is often bad 3D animations or too cartoon-y 2D art.

i love lyn

5 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

My Favourite fire emblem game its incredible

Best game in the series, by far. The other GBA games may be longer, but on both a technical and story-telling level, SS is one of the best games Nintendo has ever published.

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.

6 Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

The greatest story in a fire emblem and a willingness to try new things, Genealogy could use some changes to the gameplay but overall makes a very complete and unique experience. It truly feels like the game is on a massive scale compared to other games, because it is.

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.

7 Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest

The only Problem with this game is there is no Postgame. Ypu cannot even save after killing Takumi. The rest of this game however is good - Mattblue66

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


8 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Great game play. The voice acting really brought the story to life more than previous games. Not sure if its actually my favourite, but should be higher than Fates, in any case.

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!

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.

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.

10 Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Most underrated fire emblem game

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

Kaga I love you. Kaga I just want to give you a kiss for this. Kaga please let me kiss you. I sleep next to a picture of you every night I just want your love. Please Kaga just love me. Also Thracia is pretty good

Why is Awakening at the top


The Contenders

11 Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

I love the map design and all the support conversations available. And It also has so many characters that are incredible specifically Takumi, Leo, Sakura and Hinoka, (My personal favorites) and all in all is a great game and is better than conquest and birthright.

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.

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: Three Houses

Amazing story with world class voice acting, and excellent character development. High replayability due to the 2nd half of the game being completely different depending on which house you pick. Combat is fun and allows for creative strategies. AI can be intelligent at times but it can also be reckless and predictable which is my only criticism of the game. Overall, I give it a 10 out of 10!

This game has consistent and amazing voice acting throughout the whole game. You have tons of replayability because you have the decision to choose between 3 houses. The game has very likable characters that you just don't want to lose in battle. The combat is fun and rewarding yet is still challenging

Better story parts than any other game of the series and its harder to achieve higher classes! Great game with great characters

An absolutely amazing game. It hooked me so much I haven't been able to put it down.
Amazing replayability and huge a huge amount of content.
A ton of amazing characters.
The lore of the world is on a whole different level.
Amazing OST.
Overall just a fantastic game.

14 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.

15 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!

16 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.

17 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 played through this game and I LOVED it. I wound up resorting to it after (1 CONQUEST WAS JUST THAT HARD and (2 I didn't want to pick Nohr! HOSHIDO 4 LIFE!
this game also has a set of strong characters, such as Takumi, Corrin and Kaden ( even though I found out Kaden is in both games. I love Kaden and Takumi for my personal favorites. I like Azura, but she is weak and after finding out what happened to her in the end I lost interest. But anyways, the plot is amazing and I really didn't want to beat the game due to how much I liked it.

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.

18 Fire Emblem (NES)

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

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

20 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.

What the hell

Man I love collecting jpegs of various anime girls

21 Fire Emblem (Switch)

Most engaging story to date

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

22 Fire Emblem: Battle Royale

It's a real thing. Dab on them hatera

Its fortnite and fire emblems non existent child


23 Fire Emblem: The Last Promise

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

9/10 better than fates


24 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
25 Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
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