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 (334 reviews) - 93% of the 334 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (31,012 reviews) - 96% of the 31,012 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 (334 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (31,012 reviews)
Recently Posted
91.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
FTL FTW
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Col. Six Lecko
17.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
Fun game for the most part, giving it the thumbs down for perpetuating the "Reward based dialog is fun and interesting gameplay." myth.
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Wind Dog
77.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Victory, is not guarenteed.

Luck is what makes or breaks you in this game. There's a lot you can do to mitegate it, and clever ploys end up mattering in future games (ship onlocks etc.). There is no Karma system per-say, but in general, ethical choices have the higher base value pay out. It's not in an obnoxious way that beats you over the head in a 'forced to be the good guys' sort of way, but is subtly there. However, good- does not mean- nonlethal. Don't kid yourself, at the end of the day, the final battle is no joke. Turn your scout into a warbird, or figgure some other way to wrestle control from the enemy.

Good Luck!
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Kokobongo
41.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
wish there were more weapon & objective diversity. Still worth the money.
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ATX Ferret
20.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
I agree with everything positive said about this game.

Also, this game is mean. It doesn't like me. It won't like you. Oh, you'll like the game, but it will use that to its advantage to show you how much it *doesn't* like you.

Sometimes you may think it likes you. You may think FTL is your friend. But that's just to make you that much more upset when it shows you otherwise.

It will hurt your feelings. I'm only playing it on easy, and I'm quite angsty at the moment.

You'll be going along, happily building your ship up and lazering the crap out of anyone who gets in your way, gathering up scrap, and then suddenly something comes at you with a missile launcher (bypasses shields), missiles your shields, and their two beam drones make lunch meat out of your ship, while you're all "b-b-but...I can shoot them like 7 times a round! I mean, I could before my weapons room was ON FIRE."

The game is very RNG dependant, but I almost feel like that's kind of realistic, in this case. Regardless, the RNG plus the ability to screw yourself up, is pretty brutal.

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS GAME HURTS FEELINGS ON PURPOSE.

11/10 would be sad and angry metal salami (SAAMS) again

PS - Screw the shop owner that warned me how dangerous things were when I pulled in with multiple sections of my ship ablaze.
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yellowben9
49.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
this game is amazing. it is one of the best game i have ever played and has done everything correctly. it has one of the best soundtracks i have ever heard and its gameplay gives a lovely blend of narrative and strategy. i would recomend it to anyone no matter what game you like
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Linis
21.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
1. Survive 1st sector
2. Buy teleporter
3. Make a massively awesome "Take over" of their ship
4. Watch enemy ship jump away with your crew
Enjoy credits

5/7 great game
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Terminotter
66.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
One of the best rogue-likes space sim i've ever played.

The soundtrack it's great and the customization and variety of ships really breath life in this game, your actions have notable consequences and it's hard, very hard, i sweated bullets the first time i beated the last boss and oh boy it was worth it.

There's also some good mods that makes the game virtually infinite by getting rid of the classic system making it more of an exploration game, really recommended.

9/10
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3than.k33n3
75.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
I couldn't possibly bive this game more thumbs up its sooooooo awesome
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Hodor
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
Hodor.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
45 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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
10 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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
611.6 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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8 of 8 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
303.9 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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7 of 7 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
24.8 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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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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Giant alien spiders are no joke
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