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 Adding items to my inventory.
The Ship Windows Raifucu Maru is a small boat, so most of the action takes place in the lagoon resort where it's docked.
The Ship Windows Getting money.
The Ship Windows Never knew what hit him!

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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GameSpot Jul 26, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2006 80 out of 100 80 Nov 01, 2006 80 out of 100 80 PC Gaming Nov 26, 2006 7.6 out of 10 76 Nov 23, 2006 72 out of 100 72 Nov 22, 2006 7 out of 10 70 Oct 05, 2006 14 out of 20 70 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 (1012) added The Ship (Windows) on Jul 16, 2006