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  • Summary: The Ship is primarily a multiplayer, online murder game with a unique set of game rules. The Ship is owned by the mysterious Mr X and as one of many "lucky" recipients of a free ticket you arrive on board The Ship to find there's a catch to your luxury cruise. You are coerced into a brutal Hunt to indulge Mr. X's fantasies, under threat of death for not only yourself, but also your family. Your only chance to save yourself and your family is to play the Hunt and win. [Outerlight] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. This wildly different take on "Quake," "The Sims," and "Clue" is off the wall and innovative.
  2. While it may not be the refined, leisurely paced kill-'em-up many eager landlubbers might have signed up for, The Ship does quickly prove itself a subtly addictive, relentless nail biter that will only get better as those already aboard learn to rule the bloody waves. Notch this one up as another killer for Steam.
  3. Making a game that is fun to play is what should come first, and The Ship is a game that takes that to heart and doesn't get too ambitious with it.
  4. The Ship is the shooter Agatha Christie didn't live long enough to make. [Sept 2007, p.65]
  5. 70
    If you’re looking for a new multiplayer experience, with a blend of new gameplay elements, and don’t mind its limited scope, then The Ship is worth checking out.
  6. We can see what the developers had in mind when they designed the concept, and on paper it was a glorious scheme. But in practise it does start to tear at the seams, and soon becomes a rather forgettable experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 217
  1. MarkV.
    Aug 20, 2006
    I love this game, especially its art deco. Loved the mod too all I can say are good things about this game. Although there are some bugs they will be fixed. Expand
  2. WillS.
    Nov 8, 2006
    Love this game, totally original and thoughtfully made. Don't be discouraged by the low numbers, well worth the $20!
  3. Oct 30, 2011
    The ship is an amazing classic that you just have to play. Many of the reviews say it gets boring, but it really doesnt. The ship is a classic that you must get. Expand
  4. ReidP.
    Aug 6, 2006
    Great game, it's taking up my life!
  5. VicT.
    Aug 16, 2006
    Its got its share of problems but in the end it is a very fun game, and thats what counts most.
  6. MikeH.
    Aug 8, 2006
    I should have read the reviews before buying this game. Tried to get on servers and they are full. This is not a fun experience as it takes ages to get going and is really boring after an hour of play. Think it is a bit of a rip off having to pay another $15 just for the single player and bug fixes. Expand
  7. Ascension
    Aug 15, 2006
    I bought this game and It does not work properly, I keep falling trough the decks and the doors jam players into the side walls. Donâ??t think this game has been tested just released to make a quick buck and con people. Expand

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