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.
User reviews: Very Positive (957 reviews) - 87% of the 957 user reviews for this game are positive.

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Reviews

"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."
Twonk Hammer

"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!"
Dragon Chasers

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
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2015
There _is_ a Linux version, it was in a Humble Bundle. It works, and I swear a few days ago it showed as being available... but I have it and it's excellent and I should get the rest of the DLC.

Also I rather like the soundtrack, it is very much like a 80's zombie/scifi movie. Or, well, side 2 of the "Send More Paramedics" album 'The Awakening.'
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
Sci-fi RPGs are few and far between (aside from anime magick-science, which is a bit cotton candy as far as sci-fi goes. But I digress). Good rogue-likes are also moderately hard to find. This is both. It can be very difficult, but it's also very rewarding when you get experienced.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Doesn't deserve it's horrible Metacritic score. This is a very fun roguelike. In my top 20 or so.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
244.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
This is one of the most challenging Rogue-likes (or lites) out there. Similar to Dungeons of Dredmor, but way more punishing. There's something quite addictive in the gameplay though, especially if you work to decipher all of the crafting recipies instead of looking them up. Overall, it's a fun game that presents a lot of random elements that can sometimes stack against you and seem very unfair. Despite that, it's still fun to go on a run every once in a while, and the devs were very good about supporting the game with free content for over a year after the game was released. You probably got this game in a bundle, so try it out
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