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Sword of the Stars: The Pit - Gold Edition

Sword of the Stars: The Pit - Gold Edition


Game Summary

A deadly plague ravages your world. Your last hope: a legendary alien facility dug deep into the Feldspar Mountains...a massive Pit, built by the ancient Suul'ka. If 'The Pit' really exists, there might be something left. Something that will give your doctors a fighting chance at the cure. All you know for sure is that every expedition into those mountains has failed to return...

And Nothing Sows Death Like the Suul'ka.

Since its first demo was released in the Fall of 2012, The Pit has become an indie hit with its blend of Roguelike action and sci-fi depth! Players were challenged to survive 30 floors of The Pit using one of three characters – the Marine, the Engineer, and the Scout – then in The Pit: MindGames players were given two new characters – the Psion and the alien Tarka Ranger – and ten more floors to survive through, as well as a wealth of new items, recipes, weapons, and nasty creatures to fight!

To celebrate the success of the series, we’re releasing this Gold edition, which not only gives you the game, the expansion, and all the free content we added along the way, but we’re adding three new playable characters – The Hiver Warrior, the Liir Seeker, and the Morrigi Striker! Now you can test yourself against The Pit using all the major races from the Sword of the Stars universe!

“The Pit--with its random elements and permadeath--is justified in its boast of replayability…” – PC Gamer

“Has that same feeling of ‘okay, just one more run’ that both Binding of Isaac or FTL: Faster Than Light have…” – Destructoid

Key Features

  • 8 Characters from 5 different Sword of the Stars races to play as... Marine, Scout, Engineer, Psion, Ranger, Warrior, Seeker, and Striker!
  • 40 Levels of ancient evil science between you and the cure, not to mention unique side areas, known as biomes!
  • Improve your character and increase your skills as you try and find a way to survive the depths.
  • Over 160 enemies drawn from the Sword of the Stars universe!
  • Over 110 weapons and over 45 armors with a variety of special effects including flamethrowers, rocket launchers, plasma cannons and powered Brawler armor!
  • Over 250 items, devices, and ingredients to find, ranging from the familiar to ancient exotic tech. Use stuff  found around each level or on your enemies to craft together more than 100 new items!
  • Randomized augmentation effects (for your equipment... and for you!) make each game unique.
  • Develop 28 unique Psionic powers to better hold off opponents.
  • 5 levels of difficulty, from Easy to Seriously? and three special modes; Infinite, where there is no end, Quick, which reduces the number of rooms per floor, and Fast, which skips every second floor!
  • Dozens of room types containing a host of exotic devices to help - or maybe hinder - your progress.
  • Discover and decipher hundreds of hidden messages, crafting recipes, and pieces of Sword of the Stars lore!
  • Many fiendish ways to die including poisoning, disease, traps, disintegration, radiation, dehydration, starvation and of course... MONSTERS.
  • Plus 1 hidden character, which you can unlock to help you out when things get tough!

System Requirements


Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7
Processor: Intel Pentium 2 GHz or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Disk: 750 MB HD Space
Video: 1 GB DX compatible card
Other: Windows sound device

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Being a fan of roguelikes for years, I just can't say no to a game like this. It's just massive in terms of things you can do, t...hings you can craft, enemies you can fight. And the gold edition really made the game better with all the additions it brought to the table. I highly recommend buying the Pilgrim as well as the newly released Juggernaut DLC, since they both add new items and tweaks to the game as well as new playable characters!


The Gold DLC definitely improves the game in my my opinion, adding some very different classes, as well as a lot more items, equ...ipment, and enemies. It's a turn-based rogue-like, and I usually don't love these, but the Gold edition content made this one of my favorites of the genre.


Fun little rogue-like. I have definitely gotten several hours of gameplay out of it.
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