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 (29,637 reviews) - 97% of the 29,637 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
Helpful customer reviews
287 of 309 people (93%) found this review helpful
86 people found this review funny
319.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
The game that introduced me to the Roguelike genre.
The game that made me love Roguelike games.
The game that made me love Strategy games.
The game that made me simultaneously adore and despise Random Number Generators.
The game that took my heart by storm and raced to the top of my all time favourites list.
The game that finally made me try my hands at modding.
The game that made me realize that I relish masochism in videogames.
The game that made me talk in Lanius-speak.
The game that made me fear and worship Giant Alien Spiders.
The one game that even after losing hundreds of hours to, I keep coming back for more.
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This is that game.
I already lost over 1000 hours of my life playing, researching, modding, watching videos or otherwise discussing this game. If I had those hours back, I would gladly GLADLY lose them again.
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163 of 177 people (92%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
1,375.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
FTL: Stealing Your Soul

My playtime says everything (over 3 years). Are you the multitasking type? Play it while you eat dinner or watch TV. Got a craptop with Intel HD graphics? Take it with you to work. :)

Find the Captain's Edition mod by Sleeper Service on FTL's forums. It gives the game hundreds of more ways to kill yo- Uh, I mean it expands the game even further! Hmyes.
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119 of 125 people (95%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
341.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Hour 1: Hmm, this doesn't look too hard

Hour 2: Giant Space Spiders? What’s the worse that could happen?

Hour 2 part 2: Oh, quite a bit actually.

Hour 4: Ohhh so that’s how you put out fires...

Hour 5: Ok I think I’m understanding the game now.

Hour 37: After 100's of failed attempts I finally got to the boss
*Realizes that there are 3 phases to the boss fight*
*dies*

Hour 58: FINALLY BEAT THE BOSS. Now time for normal difficulty.

FTL is a fantastic game of strategy and risk, you will always be saying, eh just one more round at 8pm, then before you know it its 5:30am the next day. There is a large amount of content and hundreds of different combinations of events ensuring no game is the same as the one you previously played.

Pros
-Fairly simple to learn
-Different scenarios for different gameplay each time
-Different playing strategies
-GREAT SOUNDTRACK

Cons
-Death... So much death... (not necessarily a bad thing)
-May get repetative for some people

11/10 would get face eaten by giant space spiders again.
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145 of 164 people (88%) found this review helpful
156 people found this review funny
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
FTL - TL;DR Version

Easy: You are going to die.
Normal: You are going to die faster.
Hard: You are going to die even faster.

Good luck; have fun.
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57 of 68 people (84%) found this review helpful
89 people found this review funny
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
YOU CAN ROLEPLAY SPACE DANDY
YOU CAN ROLEPLAY HAN SOLO
YOU CAN ROLEPLAY JEAN-LUC PICARD
YOU CAN ROLEPLAY JAMES KIRK

In Space only your roommates and neighbors hear you scream.
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