Fate/Grand Order (English)

Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 73 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 86 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


21 votes
2 votes
Daily Rewards -
21 / 2 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

20 votes
2 votes
Grinding -
20 / 2 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

17 votes
6 votes
Wait To Play -
17 / 6 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

9 votes
14 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
9 / 14 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

5 votes
17 votes
Playing by Appointment -
5 / 17 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
22 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 22 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

23 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 23 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 110 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 134 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


22 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
22 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

23 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
23 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

17 votes
3 votes
Pay to Skip -
17 / 3 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

18 votes
4 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
18 / 4 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

8 votes
14 votes
Waste Aversion -
8 / 14 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

7 votes
16 votes
Pay to Win -
7 / 16 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

7 votes
14 votes
Power Creep -
7 / 14 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

6 votes
16 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
6 / 16 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

2 votes
21 votes
Accidental Purchases -
2 / 21 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

22 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 22 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

23 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 23 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 38 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 122 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


22 votes
1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
22 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

6 votes
17 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
6 / 17 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

5 votes
17 votes
Reciprocity -
5 / 17 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

3 votes
20 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
3 / 20 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
22 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
1 / 22 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
22 votes
Competition -
1 / 22 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

23 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 23 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 58 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 101 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


22 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
22 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

12 votes
11 votes
Variable Rewards -
12 / 11 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

12 votes
10 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
12 / 10 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

7 votes
16 votes
Complete the Collection -
7 / 16 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

3 votes
20 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
3 / 20 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

2 votes
21 votes
Illusion of Control -
2 / 21 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

23 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 23 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 6,253 votes.
Google Play:  (4.41) with 31,118 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on May 6, 2024
the events is not permanent and it's hard to even skip since there's no rerun.
Daily Rewards reported on May 6, 2024
some of the rewards is random
Complete the Collection reported on May 1, 2024
The collective nature of characters is a huge part of the game. In the main screen there are digits showing the amount of unfinished missions you have left to do.
Grinding reported on May 1, 2024
You farm materials to level up characters and their skills, the main time investment of the game.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on May 1, 2024
Since luck plays a huge part in getting characters you want, no account will be the same.
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on May 1, 2024
You spend IG currency called saint quartz to roll for characters and weapons called “craft essences”.
Daily Rewards reported on May 1, 2024
A weekly reward loop to earn premium currency and recurring bonus for the number of days you’ve logged in. It doesn’t reward consequtive log in however.
Pay to Skip reported on May 1, 2024
You can use real money for IG currency normally used to pull for characters to gain more energy.
Wait To Play reported on May 1, 2024
Each run of a mission costs energy and it can be replenished through both IG items, IG currency and real money converted to said IG currency.
Fear of Missing Out reported on May 1, 2024
There are limited characters you may miss if taking prolonged breaks, and even some story events are limited. Some free characters are very powerful and can be missed if away from the game for a long time. Limited banners to roll for characters are time restricted.

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Screenshot A new mobile "Fate RPG," presented by TYPE-MOON!
With an impressive main scenario and multiple character quests,
the game features millions of words of original story!
Packed with content that both fans of the Fate franchise and newcomers will be able to enjoy.


2017 A.D.
Chaldea, an organization tasked with observing Earth's future, has confirmed that human history will be eliminated at 2019.
Without warning, the promised future of 2017 disappeared.
Why? How? Who? By what means?
AD. 2004. A certain provincial town in Japan.
For the first time ever, a region that could not be observed appeared.
Assuming that this was the cause of humanitys extinction, Chaldea carried out its sixth experiment - time travel into the past.
A forbidden ceremony where they would convert humans into Spiritrons and send them back in time. By intervening in events, they would locate, identify, and destroy the space-time Singularities.
The mission classification is an order to protect Humanity: Grand Order.
This is the title for those who would take a stand against human history and battle fate in order to protect mankind.

Game Introduction

A command card battle RPG optimized for smart phones!
Players become Masters and together with Heroic Spirits, defeat enemies and solve the mystery of human history's disappearance.
It's up the players to form a party with their favorite Heroic Spirits - both new and old.

Game Composition/Scenario Direction
Kinoko Nasu

Character Design/Art Direction
Takashi Takeuchi

Scenario Writers
Yuichiro Higashide, Hikaru Sakurai

Smartphones or tablets with Android 4.1 or higher and 2GB or more RAM. (Incompatible with Intel CPUs.)
*It is possible that the game will not work on some devices, even with the recommended version or higher.
*Incompatible with OS beta versions.

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