A deadly plague ravages your world. Your last hope: a legendary alien facility dug deep into the Feldspar Mountains...a massive Pit, built by the ancient Suul'ka. If 'The Pit' really exists, there might be something left. Something that will give your doctors a fighting chance at the cure.
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"A sci-fi roguelike in the correct sense of the word. Devilishly hard with a 90s PC art-style. Plenty of equipment and monsters to murder you."
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"There is such a wealth to do and upgrade that it never feels like you’re saying the same game twice."
8/10 - Game Podunk

"The Pit delivers a solid experience and should be a must buy for fans of the genre. And remember, in space, no one can hear you scream as you die for the forty-second time."
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"The tired old roguelike mechanic of running away gets more tense when you can’t see if the monster is still chasing you, and if it’s gaining on you!"
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About This Game

A deadly plague ravages your world. Your last hope: a legendary alien facility dug deep into the Feldspar Mountains...a massive Pit, built by the ancient Suul'ka.

If 'The Pit' really exists, there might be something left. Something that will give your doctors a fighting chance at the cure.

All you know for sure is that every expedition into those mountains has failed to return...

And Nothing Sows Death Like the Suul'ka.

Quamdiu Poteris Superesse?

Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a fun, fast, light-hearted turn-based RPG, where the tradition of Rogue and other old school dungeon-diving games meets the sci-fi Sword of the Stars universe, where the question to ask isn't "Did you make it to the end?" so much as "How far did you make it into The Pit before the monsters got you?"

Be brave, press on for the sake of your planet, and when all else fails, go out in a blaze of glory!

Key Features


  • 3 Characters to choose from... Marine, Pilot and Engineer!
  • 30 Levels of ancient evil science between you and the cure!
  • Improve your character and increase your skills as you try and find a way to survive the depths.
  • Dozens and dozens of enemies drawn from the Sword of the Stars universe!
  • Over 50 weapons and armors with a variety of special effects including flamethrowers, rocket launchers, plasma cannons and powered Brawler armor!
  • Randomized augmentation effects (for your equipment... and for you!) make each game unique.
  • Crafting lets you make special items from bits and pieces of your enemies.
  • Over 100 items to discover, ranging from the familiar to ancient exotic tech.
  • Dozens of room types containing a host of exotic devices to help - or maybe hinder - your progress.
  • Discover and decipher hidden messages, crafting recipes, and pieces of Sword of the Stars lore!
  • Many fiendish ways to die including poisoning, disease, traps, radiation, starvation and of course... MONSTERS.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel Pentium 1.6 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB DX compatible card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1.4 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any Windows compatible sound device
    • Additional:Controller support: 2-button mouse, keyboard and speakers
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista / 7
    • Processor:Intel Pentium 2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1 GB DX compatible card
    • Hard Drive:1.4 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any Windows compatible sound device
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Controller support: 2-button mouse, keyboard and speakers
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Processor:2.0 GHz Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Hard Drive:1.4 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any Mac compatible sound device, stereo speakers or head phones
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12, Fedora 20, etc
    • Processor:2.0 GHz Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Hard Drive:1.4 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any Linux compatible sound device, stereo speakers or head phones
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
This game is pure death and hatred, with no way to survive for long. It's out to kill you no matter what you try to do.
But that is the fun of it!

It's all based on randomity; the damage you deal or take, the outcome of an attack, the percentage to succeed in an action, and so on.

The upsides definitely are the interesting soundtrack, the enormous amount of content (DLCs included here, but even without) and how different each run turns out.

This game also seriously scared me at times! The sounds, the things enemies do, the fact you keep finding new things - all this easily manages to get one scared of the game.

Sadly, because of the evil nature of the game, you often go to ragequit and never come back for a while. A ton of things you have to know about beforehand, else you'll just die instantly:

The recyclers, for example, pull you into them, holding you there and deal enormous damage.
Or the Von Neumann Probes, which have a chance to insta-kill you or delete a random item from your inventory.

I'd say go for it if you like turn-based rogue-likes, and even though I'm not a big fan of the genre otherwise, it turned out to be a ton of fun in the end!
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
125.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
First let me assure you the horrible music in the trailer does not make it into the game. Now, this game is genius. Buy it now. Pay full price. Buy all DLC. Sell soul. What for?
This is the most difficult and rewarding game I have ever played. In order to beat the game of normal difficulty, you must be conscious of all the complexity this game has to offer, and master the art of building small advantages and minimizing your mistakes. You will die, you will learn, you will not sleep, but you will achieve something great. Luck helps too.

Also, this game is fun to play.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I would encourage more kids to play as it is an entertaining critical thinking/time & resource management challenge… vs learning how to call strangers piles of sticks online in COD-ish games.

Pros:
+ 30-40 Floors of randomized obstacles turn base RPG (depending on DLC purchased)
+ Every DLC adds not just a character but improves upon existing game mechanic – so not money grabs but adds value to WHOLE game – worth getting even if you don’t want new chars IMHO.
+ Dungeons of Dredmor like turn based combat, so great for alt-tab, pick me up anytime game
+ Need to manage, inventory/resources in Deus EX 1 like inventory grid.
+ Different enemies/traps that require different tactics, weapons and approaches.
+ Tons of loot and craft able weapons, armors, gadgets – ***Google sword of the stars the pit Wiki for an idea. but it contains spoilers**
+ Tons of different skills to focus on, so different characters have different playstyles (Not exactly like SPECIAL/perk system from fallout series but uniquely good)
+ 3-8ish different classes with different skills/equipment load out
+Decent voice/music/sound acting (I actually really love the soundtrack though!)


Cons:
-Dated graphics (but pro if you’re into that like I am)
-Difficult learning curve, can understand why some players get turned off by this (pro if you like a challenge that requires adapting)
-Player won’t have idea of what items/tactics necessary for successful runs (but seems to be part of the game design of learning via failures etc.)
-Will have to play multiple times to unlock certain recipes to craft important (but not game required) items. Can cheat with wiki but normal way to unlock is to just play a lot as recpies are unlocked via skill checks at consoles
-Lack of a storyline – it’s there but in the form of lore/messages obtained from consoles (which also is the only way to learn recipes (sans wiki)
-1 Save per class picked, max 5 slots.. but only as game progress save (sorry no save scumming!)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Dungeon crawler with turn based combat... genius
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Best roguelike ever. Roguelike, not roguelite

Atmosphere
Action
Atmospheric Voice Acting
Good Soundtrack
Fluent Controls
Crafting isn't generic minecraft ripoff that kids enjoy and think it's a ripoff of minecraft.
Crafting isn't tedious and doesn't obstruct the game.
Cheap DLC
DLC that adds 50% more content per purchase.
Specials
Frequent Sales
Good Community
No Toxicity
Helpful moderators/Developers
Honest Developers
Good Interface/UI
Amazing build system, not complex to the point of frustration like learning math in a game, just right and simple to learn
Pick up and play
Long play sessions to ensure max replayability
Randomized Everything

Cons
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Ok.. I found one con, if you don't like luck chances that bad luck could ruin the task you're doing, not the run, but the task, then still buy the game. It takes like 50 minutes to get adjusted to it. It's not a huge nerdy thing that takes hours to master for a freakin' role playing game roguelike hybrid.

I do indeed recommend this game to anyone who wants a new game of the roguelike genre, it can be extremely challenging, or extremely easy, depending on difficulty.

Please buy it, it's very atmospheric and will give you some memories playing it. I sure got some. :D
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