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.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (433 reviews) - 95% of the 433 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (30,137 reviews) - 97% of the 30,137 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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Overwhelmingly Positive (433 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (30,137 reviews)
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Pre Zombie
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This is game of game of micromanagement. Which can be fun, though is slightly boring. It's better early on when the game ayou new things to try out. Unfortuniately it only gives you so many things and keeps things locked behind very challenging or very teduis chores.

The second the game stops giving you something new to try it gets very boring very quickly. I would personally recommend just skipping this game.
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Kongwars
( 43.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
You love space games? But you would also like a challenging strategy game? Then you must buy this game because FTL offers you them both and it's awesome! 10/10 for Rogue-like
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Verin_XIII
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Played it only once right now ♥♥♥♥ing got me hooked like Meth 11/10 would star at desktop 5 hrs straight again
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Caboose
( 176.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
My most played game. Really cemented the roguelike genre for me, as it's really really replayable, and brutally unforgiving at first. I remember, I think it took me 36 hours of playtime before i beat the game once. 36 HOURS! That's more than I put into most games fully! And it's super cheap. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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qigge5
( 183.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
One of my friends first got me into this game, teaching me how to play as I went- managing fuel, health, good weapons to buy, etc. He had never beaten the game, but still loved it (yes, this is that good of a game). To farther upset my friend, I beat the game my first play through, luckily our friendship survived. This was my first steam game, and still my favorite. Don't be like me and upset your friend- buy this game now, so you don't make anyone mad.

10/10 recommend.
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Dr. Steven Brule
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
hEY chicas and chicos,
ths game is relly cool four the kids. its about spase annd aliens; the adveentur is relly fun two. the slugs look like prizza and my ding dong get tingly wen I play. thANCS for reeding my review.

check it out, sincereli
Dr. Brule
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Hexploit
( 33.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Deep space, aliens, lasers, fantastic soundtrack, adictive gameplay. If you are fan of sci-fi this is a must have tittle.
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Jaqen H'ghar
( 97.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
price/performance - 10/10
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k.zaworotna
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Perfect game.
Simple, yet very interesting.
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PurpleStalkerH3
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I've played this game for a couple hours and it is fun as h***. It is a difficult (but not unfair) game that gives the player a sense of accomplishment with every successful completion..... or so I've been told. (this player had fun the first few runs until every time he failed on the final boss and like a whiny b**** said "screw it, this game is to difficult, I'm gonna play a fun and relaxing game" so he looked in his library and found his three other games- Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, and Dark Souls 3.... F***.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
42 of 44 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
107.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
"do you think FTL is a good game?"

TLDR: I think it's a fantastic game, FTL is a gold standard.

But since you asked, I'll say why:

The gameplay is great. You really want to start on Easy, and use the pause button very frequently. It's really a turn based game don't try to play it in real time. Then just try stuff, explore solar systems, and have a great time. Normal mode is hard enough that lots of people never beat it, and then they added a hard more that really is tough.

The graphics are very simple but also very clean and clear. There is a lot more variation visually than you might think, but you will always know exactly what is happening at a glance. The music is really, really great. You don't need to be a fan of any specific type of music to appreciate how well the tone is constantly transmitted to you. Personally I wind up turning the music off in any game I play after a while, because you have heard it sooo many times, but with FTL I turn it back on, sometimes.

There is lots of content to see. The different types of ships can change the tactical combat hugely, all kinds of things will have effects on the interactions you will have. Some people get frustrated because they have a hard time beating the final boss of the game, but the truth is that exploring the galaxy in various ways and encountering various things, the basic gameplay itself, is the point. The first time I got to the boss it was an accident and I was disappointed because I didn't get to finish the delivery quest I was working on.

I have over 100 hours logged into Steam, and this game has gotten me through at least one long internet-free vacation on top of that. Most of that was before they added a huge, free expansion pack, too. If tactical turn based rougue like lite whatever space exploration sounds fun to you, at all, you will get some time out of this.

The cherry on top of the FTL sundae is the price, it's been in a few bundles and goes 70-85% off pretty frequently. It's worth it at any price, really.
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67 of 94 people (71%) found this review helpful
93 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
452.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Everyone burned to death. Then everyone suffocated to death. Then, a few runs later, everyone was burned, suffocated, and blasted to death.

Giant spiders ate my crew, strange monoliths evaporated them, and asteroids turned them into fine, dehydrated powders drifting through the void.

Then I started getting better. I stayed away from the spiders, I vented the oxygen out of burning rooms, rather than sending a single hapless insectoid to fight the flames. And then, one glorious day, after so much blood, sweat, and tears, I destroyed the rebel flagship and won the game.

That was 40 hours in. There was still much to be done. This was before Advanced Edition came out, of course, so the unlock quests were the only ways to unlock all of the ships. And how long did it take me to obtain the Crystal Cruiser? 100 more hours.

That brings us to the present day, when I'm 450 hours in, and still banging out a game every week or two. And so, if you're still on the fence about buying FTL: Faster Than Light, ask yourself this: do you want a game that you'll play once and never touch again, or do you want a game that still has tons of replay-value after a frankly embarassing amount of time?
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Personal Rating: Terrific but unforgiving Space Sim
Classic Rating: ★★★★☆

What makes FTL good for me?

✓ Spaaaace: this is a quite simple Space Simulator and yet it's features' rich.
✓ Great atmosphere, short game sessions and high replay value.
✓ Excellent Soundtrack, fits perfectly into gameplay.
✓ Cute graphics, even if it lacks a proper fullscreen/high res setting.

And then it's tough too because of:

✘ RNG, which can be so frustrating.
✘ Permadeath: True, you cannot save mid-game, you can only save and quit (to continue later).
✘ A lot of micromanagement involved: every choice is hard to make and you can get killed in so many ways, each time a different one.

I believe every one owns FTL already but if you don't yet, take advantage of the next sale and give it a go.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
123.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
first win after 284 games and 90 hours of good times 10/10 would 4 flak cannons again
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
264.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I am 34 years old and have been playing computer games for at least 24 of these.
This is probably my all time favorite game. Need I say more?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
563.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
.....SUBLIME.

...compeling,

....Perfect.

benchmark.

if a game ever aimed at a target, FTL hits the sweet spot, then splits that arrow.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Most games start good and get worse as time goes on. Whatever you think of the first few moments of this one, it gets better from there. The end game is amazing, because by then you've built your ship to suit your play style, but it can't generate enough energy to power everything at once. The game isn't truly tense until you have to give up powering what you want in order to power what you need.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I died.

Then I got smart...

... and died again.

Then I got clever...

... and died again.

Then I got courageous...

... and died 12 more times.

Then I logged out...

... and died again.

Then I logged back in...

... and guess what happened?




I died again.

Best death simulation game ever created.

Oh and the roguelike is pretty cool too.

Stop reading and push the green 'add to cart' button.

If you don't. . . that means you want to live.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
I love this game, it's a good game to play when you need something to do. It's so fun and it's got some cool mechanics to it. I love this soundtrack and I'm super pleased with the game overall. I don't have any regrets about buying this and I hope that they make more great games.
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