The Ship (Windows)

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Trapped on a luxury cruise ship run by the nefarious Mr. X, the only way to save yourself and your family is to participate in the Hunt. Mr. X gives you a quarry, a person you must find and kill in any way possible without being located. But beware: there is another person hunting you too.

The Ship is primarily a multiplayer game, but unlike other deathmatch games it requires the player to maintain a normal sense of behavior and only kill their quarry when undetectable by security. It is set in a 1920s art-deco cruise ship with a cartoony art style, all powered by Valve's Source engine.


The Ship Windows A new round has started.
The Ship Windows Identifying another player.
The Ship Windows Adding items to my inventory.
The Ship Windows Letter knife title menu

Alternate Titles

  • "The Ship: Остаться в живых" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Ship: Murder Party" -- French title
  • "The Ship: Mörder Ahoi" -- German title

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Worth Playing Jun 08, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
GameSpot Jul 26, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Action Sep 15, 2006 81 out of 100 81 Nov 01, 2006 80 out of 100 80
CanardPC Jul 19, 2006 8 out of 10 80 Nov 22, 2006 7 out of 10 70
1UP Jul 26, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65 Oct 05, 2006 13 out of 20 65
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2006 60 out of 100 60
PC Powerplay Nov 22, 2006 53 out of 100 53


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The game was originally developed as a free mod for the original Half-Life, but when Half-Life 2 came out, it was reworked for the source engine and eventually released as a standalone commercial product.

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Zack Green (1013) added The Ship (Windows) on Jul 16, 2006