FTL has become synonymous with futuristic space-based strategy games due to its polished gameplay mechanics and in depth strategic decision making options provided to its players. The game is a success story right from its inception, having created a reputation for itself among gamers even in its infancy. As players who tested the game realized its potential, the developers decided to open a kickstarter campaign for its development. It managed to generate 20 times the intended amount and the developers were overwhelmed with the success of the program and used the excess amount to develop new artwork and storylines for the game. It is regarded as one of the most successful crowdfunding stories of all time and ‘FTL’ has managed to create its own space in the gaming industry. So with all that said now, here is the list of video games similar to FTL that are our recommendations. You can play these games like FTL on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Android, mac or even online.
11. Battle Brothers (2017)
‘Battle Brothers’ is a roguelike tactical turn based strategy video game developed and published by Overhype Studios in the year 2017. This is actually one of our favorite turn based strategy video games and if you like playing games like ‘FTL’, then you can definitely give this one a go. There are various gameplay elements that you will find similar to ‘FTL’ but the setting for the game is completely different. It is set in the medieval era and you are required to hire a group of mercenaries, train them and lead them in combat in a procedurally generated map. There are a few expansion packs released for the game along with several DLC packs which provides you with a lot of content during gameplay. You have a variety of quests or contracts to choose from and you need to make this decision depending on the types of troops you control. It requires quite a bit of strategic decision making in order to successfully play this game. If you liked ‘FTL’, then you will definitely like this one.
10. Thea: The Awakening (2015)
‘Thea: The Awakening’ is a beautiful tactical turn based strategy video game with rogue-like elements. The game is set in a dark fantasy world heavily influenced by Slavic mythology where you need to control a group of demoralized survivors and lead them to their destiny. Their world is being taken over by ‘The Darkness’, an unknown enemy without a face or figure, and you must do everything in your power to save the world. It seems quite overwhelming when you begin to play the game, but it gets easier once you master the combat mechanics. It is a turn based combat style set in a hexagonal honey-comb like field.
‘Thea: The Awakening’ is quite unique for the style of games and can get quite addictive if you manage to get some of the more powerful combos. Your decisions will have an overall impact on the lives of the survivors and also on your overall gameplay since the game has various endings depending upon the choices you made. The game was developed and published by MuHa Games in the year 2015 to major critical acclaim.