The Ship (Windows)

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Description

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.

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The Ship Windows Main title menu
The Ship Windows Kill too many people, you'll get depressed and lonely.
The Ship Windows Identifying another player.
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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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central May 08, 2007 4.3 out of 5 86
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Aug 02, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Fragland.net Nov 01, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Yet Another Review Site (YARS) Oct 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Nov 27, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Maximum PC Dec 07, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Gamer.nl Nov 22, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2006 60 out of 100 60
Gameslave UK Aug 17, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

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