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 (474 reviews) - 95% of the 474 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (30,285 reviews) - 97% of the 30,285 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 (474 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (30,285 reviews)
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InfiniteL88p
( 38.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I've own this for 5 days and I already have 38 hours of gameplay, also this game may haunt you until you finally beat it/10
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Burgerpants The Great
( 63.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Geat game. Its one of my favorites of all time.i love the random generation of story line amd the costomability of your ship. its a well balanced game with plenty of hours of fun packed into it. Would Suggest
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The_Neko_King
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Amazing game. The developers really do have some amazing talent in storys and gameplay. The game itself is so much fun, even addicting. And there really is no endpoint to the game, you still have 7 ships to unlock, achievements, easter eggs, and try to get the best score. Overall, if you're debating over whether to buy this game, buy it. You won't regret it.
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airraid
( 29.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Definitely one of my favorite games on Steam. Don't hesitate.
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The Lone Kleptomaniac
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
>be me
>be summer sale time
>ftl's on sale
>sure why not
>hours later i'm blowing my brains out
>i didn't know you could paint self-hatred in 8 bits
>two turns left to beat this accursed game
>macho man randy savage says
>MMMM I'M JUSTIFIABLY IN A POSITION THAT I'D RATHER NOT BE IN
>boarding party knocks out life support
>ship goes down in fifteen seconds firing a final salvo
>macho man randy savage says
>MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE IS NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR DECISION YEEEAH
>6/10 it's a glorified mobile app that you'd take no small amount of joy in beating
>but precisely no one but you would care
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Greezy Zoran
( 267.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Got this game for $3.99 on sale, and it is worth every penny. I would have paid $30.00 if I knew how good this game was.

Pros:

- Endless replayability
- Lots of unlockable content
- Mostly skill based
- Awesome modding community

Cons:

- RNGesus

10/10 IGN
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Dr. McKitten
( 81.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is great
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HalfMeister
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
FTL is about
- risk,
- managing your ship,
- and the feeling of being Jean-Luc Picard ... xD

Makes a lot of fun (for a short time).
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SmurfALERT 1.7777747577576776
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Very fun and easy but can be challenging, dont forget to repair the oxygen like me
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MC(K-sin)
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game has great potential, but the execution is horrible. The learning curve isn't the problem, nor are the battle mechanics. Even the layout is fine. There are two major problems: the limitations of gameplay; and the lack of limitation of enemies early on.

You can't go back to a place you went to previously, so if you get some currency and want to go buy the item you couldn't afford before, you can't. It could be a regular space station and the game still won't let you go back there.

You can battle enemies in the first place you go, but it's so randomized that you may get an enemy that is unbeatable at your current stage in the game. This is the main reason people constantly die in this game. You are very limited in your options, but the computer random generator has no limitation. You can be the best player in the world and still constantly die in this game due to back luck. I can't recommend a game where winning the game depends entirely on luck.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
95 of 99 people (96%) found this review helpful
24 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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151 of 227 people (67%) found this review helpful
231 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
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32 of 34 people (94%) 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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39 of 51 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 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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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
29 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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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
34 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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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
32 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
83.2 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
I died

Like 500 times

On easy mode.

10/10 love the game anyway.
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