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 (446 reviews) - 95% of the 446 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (30,249 reviews) - 97% of the 30,249 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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Chives
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Like courting a beautiful women. Extremely difficult, seemingly impossible. But with timing, strategy, and good judgement. You can make it. Then she catches on fire, punches you in the ♥♥♥♥, and murders your whole crew.
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Stokkie
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Still play this game from time to time. Great game!
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Necronomixim
( 46.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The sales price is 3 euros. Pizza costs more, drinks cost more, anything you can order pretty much costs more. Heck it costs the amount that bars take to hang your jacket.. (Naturally differs from place to place)

It is a really wonderful game. Same time very simple and very complex. I dare you to get through the game on your first try, or third, or tenth.
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akadas
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is a fun little strategy game. Tons of micro management and planning. Tons of replayability.
You will have fun; it is well worth the buck!
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Bilbo Teabaggins
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great game. So simple, yet it really keeps your attention and is really fun to play! Highly recommend... Especially for the price!!!
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Grimace
( 35.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Ive won once out of hundreds of games which is nice
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riffraff
( 214.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game was a big surprise for me. One of my favorite games over the last 3-4 years for sure. Randomly generated encounters & loot.. a variety of strategies to persue, and very unique factions to play. I can't recommend this game enough.
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Armani
( 32.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is how a normal run of FTL goes for me:

- Pick a ship out of the hanger, name my crew after friends/family.
- Launch out.
- Redistribute power.
- Start exploring.

~ About 50 jumps later.
- Ship is at 50% hull, and armed to the teeth.
- I have rockets coming out of my rockets.
- My shields could hold off attacks from bloody Cthulu.
- I have completely neglected to upgrade basically anything not related to firing said weapons or charging said shield.
- I've acquired 3 additional crewman: an alien made of stone, an alien made of electricty, and an alient ant.
- I jump into what I now know is the final fight for that ship.
- I stare my opponent down and select the option that boils down to: "Bugger off ya ♥♥♥♥♥♥."
- They take offense.
- I roll up my cuffs, start charging my guns.
- We stare at each other awkwardly.
- Still charging. More awkward staring.
- All guns fire, missles away, and everything goes to hell.
- Half my ship immediately catches fire.
- My shields go offline.
- My oxygen tank explodes,
- Some random engi thinks its a good idea to board.

Okay.

- Start venting air out of my ship to put out fires.
- Send people to repair the shields.
- Send ant alien to fight robot alien.
- Shields back up barely in time to block next salvo.
- Fire off a second salvo and sink their ship.
- Realize too late I forgot to repair oxygen.
- Shields are back up but everyone is slowly suffocating.
- Close every door on the ship, try to siphon air to the oxygen room.
- Send entire crew to fix the O2 Tank.
- Not enough air.
- Everyone dies.

Thats FTL in a nutshell. The gameplay is fantastic, and it encourages you to take run after run. But be warned: Things go bad extremely quickly, and this is a true rougelite. It will punish you for mistakes, it will be harder than you expect.

If you don't mind that though, its easily one of the best rougelikes that exist. Would highly recommend, time and again.

Safe travels.
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VeendowViper
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I went into this game not expecting much. It was on the cheap side, it looked kind of neat, but nothing I thought I'd fall head over heels for. Well, for what it's worth, this is an amazing game; a great example of an indie game that succeeds in bringing a unique experience to the player. Add to that, near infintie replayability due to how differently each playthrough can turn out.

I plan on putting many more hours into this, but I've completed it once out of all my attempts so far, and plan on doing it many more times. To me, it's just that good. There are some complaints about it being luck based and extremely unforgiving, and they're right to a degree. See the thing is, it's all about how you handle it. You need to constantly be adapting, both within a playthrough, and across them. It won't work if you try the same thing every time; your enemies, resources, and the ship you pilot (if you chose) will be different. And I think that's great. Repetition and predictiveness usually kills fun.

The advanced edition adds some content, and there are also mods out there that enhance/add even more content. So if you thought there was a lot before, there's even more now.

Bottom line, if you enjoy strategy, sci-fi adventures and good indie games, then you'll likely enjoy FTL very much.
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Jasoncnapich2
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I think FTL is one of the best games I've ever played.It's soundtrack is amazing and atmospheric,the battles are fast-paced but tactical,the side quests are interesting and rewarding,and you never know which ship will attack or what event will happen when you get to another section of space.It's surprising,well built,and fun.It may be a bit difficult,but it's still pretty fun to get into.I give it a 10/10.
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74 of 78 people (95%) found this review helpful
19 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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129 of 188 people (69%) found this review helpful
182 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
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29 of 30 people (97%) 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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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
19 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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28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people 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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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Do you like playing a badass space hero? Well ♥♥♥♥ off back to Mass Effect because this game is about being a space murder victim.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
175.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
*Distress beacon*
*Goes to distress beacon*
*Sees a small research that has uncontrollable fire problem*
*Almost losses crew after helping them*
*They give me a reward after helping them*
*It was fire suppression device*

11/10
Would face palm through my face again
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
24 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
FTL has kept me interested for 66 hours already and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Every time you start a new game, the outcome is different and engaging. Although you follow the same general storyline in every play through, it still introduces new challenges and thought provoking events. You are constantly running into issues where you have to make hard moral decisions that will affect your progress in the game.

I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys happiness. 12/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game is extremely tough. I'm a AAA title, high end pc gamer, and this game is on my top 10 list. it may not look like GTA V or Crysis, but it's engaging, challenging, and addictive.

pick it up on sale for like 2 bucks, can't go wrong.
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