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:
Overwhelmingly Positive (436 reviews) - 95% of the 436 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (30,148 reviews) - 97% of the 30,148 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 (436 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (30,148 reviews)
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jeremyy
( 104.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Fun roguelike with very high replay value.
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guacamole
( 38.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
hours of fun
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That_Lane_Boy
( 274.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Incredibly good game, very replayable (no run is the same) and it can be very infuriating
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avidday04
( 192.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Game companies spend tens of millions of dollars on games that dont hold a candle to this game. Replayablity is 11/10, soundtrack is 12/10, story is generic and shallow but it doesn't matter. Graphics are basic but the art style is perfect. It is my objective opinion that this is one of the rare 'Perfect' games. Highly recommend.
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Skips
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
In space, no one can hear you scream...... except space pirates apparently.....
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MirkwoodBro
( 54.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
The best way for me to describe Faster Than Light is that it's like Oregon Trail in space. You choose a ship, you can name your crew, you make decisions but don't always control the outcome, and you try to survive sector after brutal sector. This game is hard, like really hard, even on the "easy" setting. However, once you start to develop strategies for each portion of the game and certain scenarios, you'll notice your success rate steadily rise.

One of my favorite aspects of FTL is that it's an easy game to jump into, play for a bit, save for later, then jump back into. It really doesn't get old very quickly, probably because of the difficulty, but also because there are plenty of ships and types of crew to keep it interesting. You might think at first that a certain configuration is the only way to achieve consistent victory, only to realize later that trying other things can also yield positive results.

While FTL is most certainly unforgiving and can be frustrating when your ship, which you feel really great about, is destroyed prematurely, it's also very rewarding. Unlocking new ships is exciting, and it's impossible to anticipate every possible scenario, so each playthrough feels fresh. You can expect a deep, unique, and fun experience, just don't expect to win immediately.
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mischivousmic
( 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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.:RoS:. FIFAsnipe2224
( 55.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game really makes me feel like a catian on a space ship.
Love it!
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Ayy Le Meow
( 24.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
its like d&d in space
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Acdos
( 27.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Fantastic game! All the alien races are interesting, and the variety in ships is exceptional. Boarding is especially fun, and is appropriately as rewarding as it is difficult. The only caveat with my recommendation is that if your computer has no touchscreen, I would suggest getting it on an iPad if you own one. Playing it on a PC is great and all, but a touchscreen adds so much more to the experience. I own it on both iPad and PC and do not regret buying it twice, though :)
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71 of 102 people (70%) found this review helpful
109 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
7 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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20 of 21 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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9 of 9 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
563.7 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
386.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
frustrating, addictive, entertaining and seldom boring as the story/quests varies. Ive unlocked almost everything but need more :D
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2 of 2 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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