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  • genre Role-playing / Turn-based / Sci-fi
  • download size 545 MB
    1Mbit
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 195 user ratings.
  • release date February 21, 2013
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Kerberos Productions / Kerberos
  • game modes Single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual
  • 21 avatars
  • 8 concept arts

What's cool about it:

  • A Sci-Fi dungeon-dive adventure with 3 player characters--the mighty Marine, the brainy Engineer, or the thrifty Scout-- using hundreds of items and weapons to face off against dozens and dozens of monsters over 30 floors!
  • A new randomized Pit to explore each time you start a new game!
  • Turn-based game play allows you to play for a few minutes or a few hours!

Overview:

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.

Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a fun, fast, light-hearted turn-based RPG, where the tradition of Rogue and other old school dungeon-diving games meets the sci-fi Sword of the Stars universe, where the question to ask isn't "Did you make it to the end?" so much as "How far did you make it into The Pit before the monsters got you?"

Ancient alien underground complex is just as good a setting for a roguelike game as any other dungeon, so find out just how deep you can get in this modern Sci-Fi turn-based RPG. Be brave, press on for the sake of your planet, and when all else fails, go out in a blaze of glory!

Compatibility notice: Sword of the Stars: The Pit fully supports the Xbox 360 controller.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Violence, Blood.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 2 GHz Processor or faster, 1 GB RAM (2 GB of RAM recommended), 3d graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c with 512 MB VRAM ( 1 GB VRAM recommended), 750 MB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 1.0.7

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Good But Hard

Posted on 2013-04-18 06:42:04 byFaithful's avatarFaithful:

This game is not an easy game. It is a fun turn-based RPG where you play one of three characters. Each can have their own save game, so you can have three games you are working on at any one time.
The Pit gives the user the ability to develop areas such as your weapon ability, computer skills, foraging, etc.
It is a turn-based game but you simply keep moving, shooting, garbingread more items, picking locks, etc. and when your ability to move is gone the enemy moves, and then you can move once more.
The game auto-saves whatever you do. There is NO going back and loading a save to replay something you did wrong, or did not work out so well.
Once you run out of life you run out of game and it ends, and you have restart. Plan on this.
The game is set so you try to get as far as you can which likely will not be too far at first (even on easiest setting).
It is a simple game to pick up with few controls and it is a game where you want to keep playing, but I will say many times it seems bad things happen more often than having everything work out.
I would recommend the game because it is fun, it is easy to pick up, hard to put down, and it simply works.
If you are looking for a easy to get into but near impossible to complete game with great challenge, and excellent replay-ability then give The Pit a try.

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Excellent sci-fi rogue-like

Posted on 2013-04-18 08:21:19 bymouton's avatarmouton:

I have finished it twice on "normal" which is no small feat as the difficulty is actually pretty hard. The game is brutal and unrelenting, one constantly struggles with deficits of ammo, health, food and equipment fighting progressively harder monsters, some of which can be almost unfair. You can decipher story/recipe messages, level up different skills and craft a variety of items.read more The game is well-polished, is - as of this review - regularly updated and they are planning an expansion. Oh, and there is a demo elsewhere.

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Unforgiving, hard and purely awesome

Posted on 2013-04-19 22:33:02 byNettle's avatarNettle:

I am a big fan of survival games even though I am not very good at actuualy winning them - often there is just too much stuff to care about, that I simply forget and fail as a result.
This game is a nice surprise, the survival part is very intuitive, it can be extremely fast paced and quite tactical at the same time and its hard as hell. Even on easy difficulty its quite nice challengeread more on insane, well its just insane.
Graphic are very well made and since background changes and new creeps, facilities and even player armors are availible every few floors it doesn't get dull.
The RPG part of the game is very well done with free skill system and choice from three classes. Each class has huge bonus to some starting skills and set of unique advantages but after that it is your choice what skills to improve.
Music is not miraculous but good enough and voicing is fun and well made for each class and the in-game encyclopedia.
For me, it is one of the best games I played in a while.

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