- Fire 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
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
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.
Simply had the best characters and most compelling story of any of the games. Though Path of Radiance is a close second!
2. Fire 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.
SOREN IS THE REASON I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING
SO IS RANULF
3. Fire 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
I love how the approached this game. If you played Path of Radiance, you will appreciate the growth in the characters. It makes you have a deep seeded relationship with the characters. I loved this game!
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
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)
This game does absolutely everything right. While it isn’t my number one favourite game in the series, I can still see that it is honestly (in my opinion at least) the best Fire Emblem game (yes, Awakening isn’t the best Fire Emblem game).
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.
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
It is easy to get into. Characters are loveable. Great story. Good writing. Plus good graphics for it’s time.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
It is BY FAR the one with the most epic feeling, both in story and gameplay!
It has one of the best villains in all of fire emblem, besides the Black Knight. It doesn’t have crap reasons for child units like fates and awakening. It’s also just really fun.
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!
7. Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
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.
Though I was hesitant to pick up this game at first – since I didn’t enjoy Awakening and Birthright as much I would of expected – this alternate version of the Hoshidan story made me happy that I chose to play.
From the get-go, you’ll notice that this game brings the difficulty the other games on the 3Ds lacks, ranging from no free money or grinding. Every move you take could either destroy the game or cast victory. The characters have a huge variety, some having great writing while some are simple minded and some have no personality whatsoever (Camilla). But I did enjoy a handful of the characters, such as Xander.
The plot however, was straight up awful. As in, numerous plot holes and a predictable plot. But hey, it was better than Birthright and Revelation. The main antagonist, King Garon, was just some random dude that gave you missions and you did them, knowing he was evil. Wow. Luckily the gameplay makes up for this. Speaking of the gameplay…
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 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!
8. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
This game is the greatest thing ever created in the history of mankind and should be celebrated for it’s greatness. God blessed us with this gem we didn’t deserve. God I love you Intelligent Systems and Nintendo, and I don’t care if that makes me gay.
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 was a pretty good game. It isn’t my favorite Fire Emblem game, but it’s pretty good! I liked the story and the gameplay. Although my least favorite character in the Fire Emblem series is in the game! (*cough cough* Faye)
This is amazing, although Gray and Tobin are the best.
9. Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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.+2
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.
I love this game so much, I mean like the binding blade became my most favorite game in fire emblem. it is rare that powerful swords have a fire emblem. pun intended.
10. Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Best game design in the whole series. One of the most experimental strategy games ever.
It can be unforgiving, but Thracia has some of the most versatile mechanics in the series, such as capturing, which are unique to it.
This game deserves more love for all the risks it took
Why is Awakening at the top