This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship and crew on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy filled with glory and bitter defeat.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (347 reviews) - 93% of the 347 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (31,036 reviews) - 96% of the 31,036 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 14, 2012

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About This Game

****New Content Available****
The free expansion, FTL: Advanced Edition, is available now! Content additions include: new alien race, events, weapons, playable ships, drones, and more! Also adds additional musical tracks by Ben Prunty, and events by Tom Jubert and guest writer Chris Avellone.

If you already own FTL it should update the new content automatically. Advanced Edition is included free for anyone who purchases the game from this point forward.
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In FTL you experience the atmosphere of running a spaceship trying to save the galaxy. It's a dangerous mission, with every encounter presenting a unique challenge with multiple solutions. What will you do if a heavy missile barrage shuts down your shields? Reroute all power to the engines in an attempt to escape, power up additional weapons to blow your enemy out of the sky, or take the fight to them with a boarding party? This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship and crew on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy filled with glory and bitter defeat.

Key Features:

  • Complex Strategic Gameplay - Give orders to your crew, manage ship power distribution and choose weapon targets in the heat of battle.
  • Play at Your Own Speed - Pause the game mid-combat to evaluate your strategy and give orders.
  • Unique Lifeforms and Technology – Upgrade your ship and unlock new ones with the help of six diverse alien races.
  • Be the Captain You Want - Hundreds of text based encounters will force you to make tough decisions.
  • Randomized Galaxy - Each play-through will feature different enemies, events, and results to your decisions. No two play-throughs will be quite the same.
  • No Second Chances! - Permadeath means when you die, there's no coming back. The constant threat of defeat adds importance and tension to every action.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1280x720 minimum resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive:175 MB HD space
    Some integrated Intel HD graphics cards have been known to work but are not officially supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6 or above
    • Processor:Intel 2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1280x720 minimum resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive:175 MB HD space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x720 minimum resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support
    • Hard Drive: 175 MB HD space
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Recent:
Very Positive (347 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (31,036 reviews)
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pgrim91
170.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
Writing my review because I finally beat the final boss with all the ships. While I did have to look up a few things along the way, this game was fairly intuitive and certainly addicting. While it may seem daunting at first, you learn over time to craft strategies that are robust enough to survive the randomness of the game and beat the boss - which I didn't accomplish until about 12 hours of playing (but I might just be bad). With experience you can usually beat the game with any ship, at least on easy. I think this game is worth the money, and I only regret that there are no plans for a sequel. While the "captains edition" mod from the workshop is recommended by others, I personally like the balance of the unmodded game better, at least with advanced content turned on.
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Lassious
35.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
Simple and addictive gameplay. Totally worth it for the price. Can play ths endlessly.
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Destin Grin
12.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
——— 8/10 ———

+ Mechanics Depth
+ Economic
+ Replayability
+ Score

+/- Difficulty Levels Balance

- RNG-Dependant Balance

Almost perfectly balanced rogue-like.
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Roma
23.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
I was the best sthdent of school.
What's happened?
I spend five reals in a steam promotion.
I lost my life.
Now I am a interestelar traveller.

Don't buy this game, unless you not have life.
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WombRaider
321.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
My very first ship died in a fire. Next game half my crew was killed by a fire. I jumped too close to the sun and caught on fire. I did a quest. Fire. I went to the store. Fire. I went to the bathroom. Fire.

2/10 needs more fire.
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ThunderMare
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Hard not to enjoy this game. I've never invested enough time to be able to finish it. That damn mothership always got me in the end. Still, plenty of cheap fun!
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Euryale Eclipse
4.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
SPACE✔
MASOCHIST✔
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Coolfreez3
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
This is one of the best games Ihave ever played! 10/10
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diablogamer225
160.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
One of the best rouge likes I've ever played highly recommended.
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TubaSmaug
179.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
this game is my favorite
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
50 of 55 people (91%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
758.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I dunno, it gets kinda boring after the first 700 hours.... :P
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
620.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
i... i cannot play it any more
i have played it
too much
609 hours

Maybe it was also that i was playing on hard all the time
and you would be doing great
and then mantis boarding ship
and they have four different kinds of missiles
and they have anti hull

you are always scraping by
you never feel good about anything.
everything is on a shoe string

You almost never find weapons on hard mode. Even finding a store that will sell you any weapon is rare. Gone are the days when you could find the weapons for your ideal build. You are left holding off fire on some ♥♥♥♥♥♥ little laser while your ion shot recharges. Hoping that nothing misses, nothing misses, because it cannot, or your shields will not hold for the next volley...
game ptsd
10/10
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
A wise man once said: "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself. And also giant, man-eating spiders."
I now see why.
Don't ♥♥♥♥ with the giant alien spiders.


I'll never forget you, Johnson.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
How did I miss writing a review for this?
FTL is hands down the only rogue-like with replayability that I enjoy. You obviously don't know me so I guess that isn't saying much to you though. The game has a similar feel to XCOM:enemy unknown in its strategy system. If you rush and don't think things through, bad things will happen. And you will REALLY feel it in the long run. Unlike XCOM, playthroughs are shorter and you will learn from each mistake. The UI is beautifully done, and nearly every strategy you can come up with is viable. And it better be, because this game is HARD. I haven't personally even come close to beating the game on anything above the easiest setting. Advanced addition was an incredible update that added more to the gameplay, races, weapons, interactions, soundtrack and metagame. Everything feels even more chaotic, as you truly feel like a captain of a starship navigating in a maze of alien forces coming after your ♥♥♥. One wrong move and you're dead. One wrong move and it will cost you scrap that couldve gotten you that missle to pierce those shields you just didn't have the firepower to break through. One cheap out of repairing your health and you were one shot away from killing that drone and it kills you. One... you get the point. As stressful as it sounds, the one mistake costs you mechanics of the game give it incredible depth and replayability. Did I also mention that Advanced Edition can be turned off if you want to play the legacy version of the game? And oh yeah baby, this game has mods too. If you wanted a whole new campaign and an even bigger update than ADV edition was, Captains edition has you covered. If you just feel like adding a star destroyer as a playable ship, then whatever floats your boat.
In conclusion I'm not sure what else you could possibly ask for this title. The devs have gone above and beyond the standard, and though it likely won't happen, I would absolutely love another update here in 2016. This may be an old title, but it's far from dead.
Happy flying, Federation! Crush the Rebels!
10/10 from me.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
309.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
This is the type of game where you can play for a few hours, put it down for a year, and then pick up right where you left off.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
step 1. choose ship
step 2. name crew
step 3. get attached to the crew
step 4. upgrade & buy equipment
step 5. crew dies
step 6. cry about crew dying
repeat
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Steps to FTL

1. Find enemy
2.Charge and shoot weapons
3.Regret your life decisions
4.Have (Enter crewname here) die
5.Scream in rage as you flee
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
This game sucked me in. The game has a very high reply value. You shouldn't be deterred by the difficulty, once you learn the ropes of the game, you'll spend hours jumping from beacon to beacon, trying to outrun the Rebel fleet. Being tactical about your moves and not taking needless risks will take you consistently to the end of the game. I've clocked in around 10 hours, and I still have a desire to play. This game is a buy!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Giant alien spiders are no joke
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This is my first roguelike, and I love it. With a game this unforgiving, my decisions feel like they have real weight and I find myself agonizing over the fates of my crew. Try as I might, I can't bring myself to be the calculating tyrant, I just want my guys to get through this thing in one piece! To me, that's a big success for a game. It also helps that no matter how many times I play it, I can't beat it.

10/10 would get ♥♥♥ kicked again
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