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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.

Screenshots

The Ship Windows Starting a new game.
The Ship Windows Act up in a guarded area and you'll get thrown in the brig.
The Ship Windows Don't disturb my friend...he's dead tired.
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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The Press Says

Worth Playing Jun 08, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
Just Adventure Oct 17, 2006 B+ 83
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Aug 02, 2006 83 out of 100 83
GameCola.net Aug 01, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Yet Another Review Site (YARS) Oct 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamer.nl Nov 22, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 14, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Maximum PC Dec 07, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2006 60 out of 100 60
PC Powerplay Nov 22, 2006 53 out of 100 53

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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 (1015) added The Ship (Windows) on Jul 16, 2006