19 Games Like FTL: Faster Than Light

Games Like Faster Than LightOur list of games like FTL: Faster Than Light offers other experiences that use a roguelike mechanic or space setting as their main game mechanic.

FTL: Faster Than Light launched in late 2012 on PC and eventually made its way to iOS devices with an advanced game edition that expanded the core content. Selecting from one of several unlockable ship and crew configurations players embark on a journey of random events. Your mission in FTL is to take your spaceship and crew from one side of the galaxy to the other on a quest of great importance as you fight for the Galactic Federation against the Rebellion and ultimately defeat the Rebel Flagship in one on one ship combat.

Throughout this journey players will have to upgrade their ship, recruit crew members and fight off a variety of hostile parties using the weapons and ship systems they can purchase or scavenge. Due to the random generation of FTL: Faster Than Light no two adventures are the same and require players to adjust to their situation in order to succeed. With the threat of permanent death for failure players must carefully consider their decisions and take combat slowly to maximise their chances of survival.

The games like FTL that are on this page focus on other games with permadeath mechanics and particularly space themes where you'll have to utilise the random resources you acquire along the way.
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Space Food Truck

Imagine you find yourself in a procedurally generated galaxy at the wheel of a spaceship hurtling through space to find exotic ingredients, craft recipes and delivering them to your waiting customers. This is the setting of Space Food Truck which pairs with co-operative gameplay and deck building to round out this galactic adventure. Space Food Truck is not content with operating in a single genre and instead mixes rouge like gameplay with card games, strategy and even cooking. All of these mech...[Read Review]

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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?! takes a much different approach, doing away with the rougelike elements for a more structured (and hilarious) adventure that comes with different combat mechanics, a crafting system, crew skills and so m...[Read Review]

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9 User Avg (8 votes)
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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. Hoping for survival and striving for more than that as you discover the truth about the planet Auriga Dungeon of the Endless is a game enjoyed solo and through online co-operation for 4 players. While originally launching on Windows and Mac Dungeon of the Endless was released for iOS and An...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (12 votes)
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Rogue Legacy

Create a legacy of children in Rogue Legacy, a roguelike experience where you’ll have to explore a dangerous castle, defeat bosses and deal with the poor gene pool of your family. Requiring careful platforming and combat Rogue Legacy is one of the few video games that allows players to literally watch their descendants tackle the same challenges with slight upgrades in between that allows each to delve deeper. Your ultimate goal in Rogue Legacy is to unlock the golden door  that appears at...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (9 votes)
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Invisible, Inc.

Use your abilities of sneak and steal in Invisible, Inc. a stealth based tactical game Developed by Klei Entertainment who also brought Don’t Starve to the gaming scene. Featuring similar roguelike elements to this past title players will likely experience several fails on their path to mastery of the core game mechanics and in turn tactical success. Invisible, Inc. explores the year 2074 with a setting where large corporations have done away with the government and put themselves in charg...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (11 votes)
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Card Dungeon

Combining rogue like elements, card collecting and turn based role playing is Card Dungeon, a uniquely entertaining experience for your mobile device and computer. 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 you engrossed for hours and hours as you uncover new strategies to overcome increasingly difficult game challenges. Set in a game world where players are returning from a long voyage they find ...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (30 votes)
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is the 2014 remake of the original title which features primarily the same core gameplay albeit with additional content and features. Building on the success of the original this remake is available on a broader range of platforms and follows the same plot of Isaac as he fights all manner of horrors in a roguelike framework. This story sees players control Isaac and in time several other unlockable characters after you flee into the basement from your mother who is ...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (10 votes)
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Delver

Delver is a dungeon crawler with randomised levels and rogue like elements where you’ll explore dungeons as you hunt for loot to improve your chances of survival. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux Delver was in development from 2012 as an Android game (since discontinued) before a final 2018 release on the Steam platform. Delver is played in a first person perspective in a relative simple game environment that is reminiscent of the original Doom and other 90 first person shooter titles ...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (29 votes)
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Flotilla

Offering a turn based expedition in space Flotilla is a challenging strategy title where players can fully explore space based combat through the core 3D ship movement mechanic the game is set around. With a randomised galaxy to explore and a time limit on top Flotilla is one that encourages you to visit everything available and take each battle along the way. This ensures that no two games are the same in Flotilla given the many randomised elements of the core adventure portion of the space gam...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (30 votes)
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Out There

Choose your own space adventure in Out There a game that challenges you to survive in the vastness of space as you travel between planets and acquire resources. Originally released for iOS and Android device the title was eventually brought across toe PC, Mac and Linux with an enhanced version for the Nintendo Switch in 2019. 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 from their cryo...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (8 votes)
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Renowned Explorers: International Society

Explore the far corners of a procedurally generated world of treasures in Renowned Explorers: International Society a game where you create a crew of 3 experts from a large available pool to hunt down the treasures of the world and overcome whatever challenges stand in your way. With rougelike mechanics at the core of your journey this is not a title that players will be beating on their first playthroughs as you’ll need a vast amount of game knowledge combined with risk taking and a touch...[Read Review]

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Sunless Sea

Sunless Sea explores a dark world within the same universe as Fallen London where you’ll control a seafaring vessel and its crew in an effort to achieve your selected characters ambition. Originally released on Steam in 2015 with a subsequent PlayStation 4 release in 2018 and Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2020 allowing more gamers the opportunity to step into the gothic horror world of Sunless Sea. For those unfamiliar with the Gothic Victorian inspired setting of the developer’s o...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (18 votes)
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Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition combines the original Halcyon 6 game with a host of additional game content, optimisation and enhanced features based on community feedback to deliver a more diverse and vast science fiction strategy adventure over the base game. Blending detailed crew management with space battles, story events that can change between playthroughs and randomised elements Halcyon is an intriguing mixture of game genres wrapped within a Star Trek inspired game skin. Halcyon 6: Lights...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (18 votes)
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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 in that familiar cycle of playing just one more game. When it all comes together Crowntakers is a highly strategic and tactical challenge that will require experimentation and experience to achieve victory on your selected game platform. The fantasy like setting for your adventure is one you would have encountered before with a peaceful lan...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (10 votes)
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Distant Star: Revenant Fleet

Distant Star: Revenant Fleet blends the genres of space strategy title and rogue-lite challenge into a single galactic level adventure. Allowing players to design their ideal fleet this combat based journey will take you from one side of the galaxy to the other in order to save your home planet on Windows, Mac and Linux. Central to this adventure Distant Star: Revenant Fleet depicts the war between the A’Kari and Orthani races who have been locked in a war spanning the ages due to an ancie...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (12 votes)
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Sword of the Stars: The Pit

Sword of the Stars: The Pit has you playing as the last hope for your world as a deadly plague ravages the entire population. With an alien facility the last roll of the dice for your home will you be able to survive the labyrinth of floors and alien threats to find a cure? Launched in 2013 the title has continued to expand its content with downloadable content expanding each of the core mechanics with fresh challenges. Simply referred to as The Pit this alien facility utilises roguelike mechani...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (8 votes)
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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 waiting to be discovered in the weird galaxy it presents. 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 to roll the dice one more time as you attempt to achieve galactic victory (based on score and survival). As one would expect from the rouge-like genre style adve...[Read Review]

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Star Command

Star Command is space exploration game mixed with simulation that allows you to recruit your crew, explore the galaxy and battle against a range of hostile aliens in the process. Born from a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011 Star Command was eventually released in 2013 to mobile (iOS and Android) devices with clear inspiration from similar games and science fiction films. One of these most evidence influences in Star Command is that of the Star Trek universe as you take command of your ver...[Read Review]

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6.2 User Avg (10 votes)
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Convoy

Taking a page out of the lore of Mad Max and blending it with the likes of Faster Than Light is Convoy a game orientated around scouring the wastelands to build up your convoy in the harsh environment. Travel the wasteland in your semi trailer truck as you aim to recover enough resources to repair your crashed spaceship. It’s a post apocalyptic setting that feels just like the Mad Max franchise albeit on a distant planet in the future as you fight off other convoys of vehicles to obtain the nece...[Read Review]

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6 User Avg (18 votes)