25 Games Like 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 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 (and was included as a 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 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.

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 appro...[Read More]

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9 User Avg (8 votes)
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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 ...[Read More]

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9 User Avg (11 votes)
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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 solve the simple but mysterious...[Read More]

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8.8 User Avg (9 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. Dungeon of the Endless has a huge array of mechanics to master which gives the game great longevity. For the most pa...[Read More]

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8.7 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. 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 hou...[Read More]

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8.6 User Avg (30 votes)
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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 away with the government and put...[Read More]

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8.6 User Avg (11 votes)
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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 with the ability to eventually un...[Read More]

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8.4 User Avg (10 votes)
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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 opportunity to develop a uniqu...[Read More]

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8.3 User Avg (7 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 slowly grown into an enjoyable g...[Read More]

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8.2 User Avg (29 votes)
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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 adventure mode will start you with...[Read More]

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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 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 from their cryonic sleep. In ...[Read More]

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

Explore the far corners of a procedural generated Earth in Renowned Explorers: International Society a game where you create a crew of 3 experts (from a potential 20) to hunt down the treasures of the world and remove whatever stands in your way. Renowned Explorers: International Society splits its gameplay into two differe...[Read More]

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8 User Avg (18 votes)
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Captain Forever Remix

Captain Forever Remix recreates the original Captain Forever title with enhanced gameplay. Your objective is to design the most powerful spaceship you can from randomly generated parts from the ships that you destroy in the rougelike framework. Each individual game in Captain Forever Remix starts off the same with players b...[Read More]

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8 User Avg (18 votes)
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Sunless Sea

Sunless Sea explores a dark world within the same universe as Fallen London where you’ll control a ship and its crew in an effort to achieve your selected characters ambition. For those unfamiliar with the Gothic Victorian inspired setting of Fallen London it revolves around the city of London being sunk into the grou...[Read More]

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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. 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. Halcy...[Read More]

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8 User Avg (18 votes)
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Battlevoid: Harbinger

Battlevoid: Harbinger aims to be a challenging exploration game where you explore the galaxy, experience real time space battles and take control of enemy territories one hyperspace jump at a time. Originally released under the name Battlestation: Harbinger but renewed under Battlevoid: Harbinger you will make key decisions...[Read More]

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8 User Avg (18 votes)
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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 inheriting an estate from a r...[Read More]

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7.9 User Avg (9 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 and playing just one more game. The setting for your adventure is one you would have encountered before with a peaceful land being thrown into chaos after the loss of ...[Read More]

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7.8 User Avg (10 votes)
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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 locked in a war spanning the ...[Read More]

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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 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 to make it deeper and deeper ...[Read More]

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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. 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 you start a game an entire univ...[Read More]

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7.6 User Avg (9 votes)
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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 explore. The primary draw of Sp...[Read More]

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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 platforms that greatly improv...[Read More]

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6.9 User Avg (19 votes)
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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 of the Star Trek universe as y...[Read More]

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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 based around a semi trailer truck in turn to repair your crashed spaceship. It’s a post apocalyptic setting that feels just like the Mad Max fr...[Read More]

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6 User Avg (18 votes)