Faster Than Light: Advanced Edition (USA) PC

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    Game Info
    Game Title: Faster Than Light: Advanced Edition
    Platform: Windows PC
    Release Date: September 14, 2012
    Genre: , , , ,
    Publisher: Subset Games
    Region: USA (NTSC-U)
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    I’m actually surprised this game is not in here already, I’ve probably played over a hundred hours of it and another hundred when the expansion came out. It’s one of the best and most innovative roguelikes to come out in the recent years, every aspect of it makes the game surprisingly immersive, even for it’s pixel graphic style. You take command of a space ship fitted with a Faster Than Light drive on a quest to save the galaxy, you must manage the ship according to each encounter which usually provides you with multiple choices, all which can be done in real time or  you can pause the game whenever to think up your strategy. If you are ambushed by pirates hitting you with a barrage of missiles for example, you can respond by re routing your power to let you escape faster or risk lowering your shields to take a shot at their oxygen and weapons modules, leaving them struggling and defenseless as you prepare your next attack.  Like every roguelike, this one features near unforgiving difficulty spikes and permadeath, but you quickly get over each failure and back on your newly upgraded ship every time. The soundtrack is another aspect where this game really shines, every sector has two versions of a track. An ambient/atmospheric one and a more upbeat, rhythmic one. They seamlessly fade in and out depending on whether you’re exploring or during a hostile encounter. The songs really draw you in and give you a sense of loneliness in a vast open space. The Advanced Edition expansion is included in this download, you can enable it from the hangar menu. This adds a new alien race, new ships, weapons, upgrades, and more. Once you’re hooked, you should consider supporting the developers and/or soundtrack composer, they’re all wonderful people.

    System Requirements:

    • Operating system: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • CPU: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard drive: 400 MB HD space
    • Graphics hardware:  1280×720 minimum resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support
    • Sound hardware: Direct X compatible soundcard

    Here’s my favorite track from the game:


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    Faster Than Light: Advanced Edition PC Download

    Download Size: 349 MB