18 Games Like Faster Than Light

Games Like Faster Than Light
Our list of games like FTL (Faster Than Light) offers other experiences that use a roguelike mechanic or space setting as their main selling point.

Faster Than Light (FTL) launched in late 2012 on PC and eventually made its way to iOS devices with an advanced edition which boosted gameplay considerably (free update for PC). In FTL players are challenged to take their spaceship and crew from one side of the galaxy to the other on a quest of great importance.

Along the way players will have to upgrade their ship, recruit crew members and fight off a variety of hostile parties. The game is randomly generated to ensure each new adventure is different and that you never know what awaits you on your next space jump.

A core feature of Faster Than Light is the permanent death mechanic that gives players only a single life to complete their goal. Like most games with permadeath players will have to start from the very beginning if they find their ship being destroyed.

The games like FTL that are on this page focus on other games with permadeath mechanics. While an effort has been made to include other space themed games this collection here covers multiple themes and gaming genres to provide more options and greater variety.

Games Like Faster Than Light

Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?!

Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?!

Jump from galaxy to galaxy in the insanely titled Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! A game about exploring a procedurally generated universe on your mission to save grandfather Jiji from the hands of The Eclipse. While comparisons to Faster Than Light are inevitable Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(8 votes)
space-rogue

Space Rogue

Take flight in Space Rogue a space ship adventure game that combines the likes of tactics, exploration and strategy as you explore the galaxy with your own ship and crew. Fans of Faster Than Light will instantly recognise the gameplay although Space Rogue offers a number of extra mechanics to e... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(7 votes)
neo-scavenger

NEO Scavenger

Awakening from cryogenic status and finding yourself alone in a post-apocalyptic world is a scary situation for anyone. NEO Scavenger attempts to capture this fear and disorientation in a turn based survival title with permanent death. To start your NEO Scavenger adventure players will get the ... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(7 votes)
darkest-dungeon

Darkest Dungeon

Battle stress and monsters in Darkest Dungeon, a roguelike dungeon crawler with a dark setting. Manage your roster of heroes as you explore the depths of a gothic mansion while paying close attention to the building stress level of your adventurers. In terms of plot the game begins with players... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(9 votes)
invisible-inc

Invisible, Inc.

Use your abilities of sneak in Invisible, Inc. a stealth based tactical game Developed by Klei Entertainment who also brought Don’t Starve to the world the game features similar roguelike elements. Invisible, Inc. explores the year 2074 with a setting where large corporations have done aw... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(10 votes)
distant-star-revenant-fleet

Distant Star: Revenant Fleet

Distant Star: Revenant Fleet offers an interesting space strategy video game that relies on a fleet based combat journey that will take you from one side of the galaxy to another in order to save your home planet. The game depicts the war between the A’Kari and Orthani races who have been... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(12 votes)
crowntakers

Crowntakers

Crowntakers mixes several genres together to create an interesting blend of turn based combat, role playing and rogue-lite elements that will keep you hooked and playing just one more game. The setting for your adventure is one you would have encountered before with a peaceful land being thrown... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
sword-of-the-stars-the-pit

Sword of the Stars: The Pit

Sword of the Stars: The Pit has you as the last hope for your world as a deadly plague ravages the entire population will an alien facility hold the cure? With 30 randomised floors of rogue like goodness to conquer in Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a game that you will be dying often as you try... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(8 votes)
rogue-legacy

Rogue Legacy

Create a legacy of children in Rogue Legacy, a rogue-lite experience where you’ll have to explore a dangerous castle, defeat bosses and deal with the poor gene pool of your family. Your ultimate goal in Rogue Legacy is to unlock the golden door that appears at the start of the castle to s... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(9 votes)
weird-worlds-return-to-infinite-space

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is a rogue-like style space experience with trading, battles and plenty of exploration. The game aims to keep each adventure to under an hour (most won’t even last anywhere near that) so there isn’t a huge time commitment required. Every time y... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(9 votes)
star-command

Star Command

Star Command is space exploration game mixed with simulation that allows you to create your crew, explore the galaxy and battle against a range of hostile aliens. Born from a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011 Star Command was eventually released in 2013. The game feels like something out ... Read More »

User Score
6.4
(9 votes)
flotilla

Flotilla

Flotilla gives you a bite sized space exploration and combat game that gives you 7 months to explore the galaxy and encounter as many random events as possible. Flotilla ensures that no two games are the same thanks to the many randomised elements of the adventure portion of the game. This adve... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(30 votes)
dungeon-of-the-endless

Dungeon of the Endless

Fusing the genres of strategy, RPG, rogue like and even tower defence is Dungeon of the Endless a game where you’ll lead a group of heroes after they crash land deep into a facility on a strange alien planet. Dungeon of the Endless has a huge array of mechanics to master which gives the game gr... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(11 votes)
card-dungeon

Card Dungeon

Combining rogue like elements, card collecting and turn based role playing is Card Dungeon, a uniquely entertaining experience for your mobile device. With a crusader under your control, thousands of cards at your disposal and hordes of enemies in the dungeon before you Card Dungeon will keep y... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(30 votes)
binding-of-isaac

The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac was designed by Edmund McMillen and offers a bizarre action adventure game that is incredibly fun and addicting while also hitting many other check boxes. The game is available through Steam and was released in 2011. In The Binding of Isaac you take on the role of Isaac wit... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(10 votes)
out-there

Out There

Choose your own space adventure in Out There a game that challenges you to survive in the vastness of space on your iOS or Android device. Set in the future as the human race makes a mad dash for resources outside our own planet players find themselves lost outside the solar system as they wake... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(8 votes)
delver

Delver

Delver is a dungeon crawler with randomised levels and is available for Windows, Mac and Android devices. The game has great appeal for fans of rougelike dungeon and action role playing games with its exploration and loot orientated gameplay. Delver has been in development since 2012 and has sl... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(29 votes)
spelunky

Spelunky

Spelunky is an action adventure game that has you exploring the depth of various randomly generated caves. On your journey you’ll encounter countless enemies, impressive treasures and much more. The game received a rebirth between 2012 and 2013 with an enhanced edition making its way to various... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(10 votes)