The Ship is a murder mystery multiplayer! Please read our State of the Game announcement.
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Mostly Positive (104 reviews) - 75% of the 104 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jul 11, 2006

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February 22

The Ship: Remasted is now live!

Happy days!

Check out our Development Roadmap for more details of what's currently in the game and what's still to come.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/383790/

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February 5

Andrea Doria Comparison Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvqagQoTh5Q

Also, a shameless plug for http://www.theshipgame.com/ if you haven't seen it yet! ;)

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Reviews

“its gameplay and design draw on everything from Poirot to Quake, with even a slightly unhealthy dose of The Sims thrown into the mix - but the game is much more than the sum of its well worn parts”
8 – Videogamer

“Unlike a lot of its hybrid predecessors, this multigenre multiplayer game really is something completely different. While the game draws on identifiable sources such as Quake, The Sims, and Clue, it mashes these elements together with a few new ideas to create an innovative experience that doesn't play like any of its inspirations.”
8.3 – Gamespot

“the game twists around the Clue formula to make it a little more interesting. Instead of having to uncover a killer, The Ship makes you the killer. The main gameplay mechanic revolves around finding your target, called your quarry, and breaking their face as stealthily as possible. To do so there are plenty of lethal odds-and-ends to wield, and even some environmental traps. It's certainly a quirky take on first-person gaming, but it's an entertaining one once you get the hang of it.”
7.4 – IGN

Finding a Server

Ahoy Shipmates!

Unfortunately the in-game server browser is no longer working. However, players can connect to servers via the Steam Client > View > Servers (if you don't see The Ship you may have to restart the client). Feel free to drop by the forums to chat about this and you can find a more detail explanation of the issues in our announcement: http://steamcommunity.com/games/theship/announcements/detail/194000194554609687

Steam Exclusive Offer

If you buy The Ship: Murder Party, you get 25% off The Ship: Remasted (currently in Early Access)!

About This Game



Please read our State of the Game announcement: http://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791430084264/announcements/detail/194000194554609687

For PC gamers who enjoy multiplayer games with a bit of intelligence, intrigue and ingenuity, The Ship is a murder mystery alternative to traditional FPS multiplayer games. Each player is given a Quarry to kill - and must evade their own Hunter in the process, all set on board a series of 1920s art deco cruise ships.

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.

Combining stealthy multiplayer action and a needs system, The Ship is a truly unique gaming experience.

This package includes a tutorial, The Ship Single Player, which introduces you to some gameplay mechanics and storyline, and The Ship Multiplayer where you can hunt and be hunted by other players.

System Requirements

    Minimum: 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 8 level graphics card (1024x768), Windows 2000/XP/ME/98, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection, DirectX 9.0c
    Recommended: 2.8 GHz Processor, 1024MB RAM, DirectX 9 capable Graphics Card (1024x768), Windows 2000/XP/ME/98, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection, DirectX 9.0c
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Mostly Positive (104 reviews)
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Charmeleon-Kun
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
A good traitor pizza game.

10/10 would stab friend in the back again aha
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Mlg Kirito
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I dont find it that fun at all all you do is just murder people i know theres diffrent game modes but those game modes are pretty much the same.
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Carlos
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Fun game at lan parties.
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[TSRVTC - Veteran] Storm
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I picked this up for 99 cents and got my friends some copies too. It was fun while it lasted, be careful who you invite to your sessions because they can make it living hell..
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Domo
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Using a Tommy gun to kill - $1900, Letter opener - $3600

Logic (There is none.)
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CÄeex
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
10/10 Raifuku Maru
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-s
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
good luck finding a server without bots
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Jihadi Jebediah
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Couldn't find a match. Guess no one plays multiplayer lol. Good game, but no one plays it.
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βΣHΣMΩTH
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This is a great game. I mean.. It's funny to kill strangers.
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Aendoors
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
A nice little game. First time I played this old gem, I lived in Germany and my life was very calm, so I had time to game some. When I first came across this I couldn't believe my eyes! My prayers were answered! It was all I ever wanted and more. A game where you could sneak around on different maps(most of them shipsm which I really love) and roleplay simultaneously. The idea is a realy good one. I highly recommend this old classic masterpiece to every single person on this earth and their family. Play it and love it!
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MuchoTomato
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
The Ship is one of the best games I have played, I have almost 10 hours on this game and its so good that I bought The Ship: Remastered
I recommend this game
20/10
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TheGreatestKenya
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Quik scoped some kids on this boat, brings back the memories of cod 4 noscoping nerds cross map gg
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Jotaro Joestar
( 56.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Truely amazing game, I recommend it to Everyone! Fun to play with or without people, great with friends. 10/10
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Wallet Inspector
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
It's a multiplayer game (with bots if you would like) in which you are assigned a target to kill without being caught. The less effective the weapon the more money you get. The more money you get the higher score you get. It's really, really fun. Plus, you can make it so all of the players are world leaders (nothing like killing George W. Bush as Raul Castro). It's almost like the one gamemode from Assassin's Creed where you try to hunt your target while being targeted at the same time. A SAW puzzle, if you will, with a lot of humor, fun, and addicting, great gameplay.

Score: 10/10
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coolmcjojo
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
i hate it
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GrandSilver
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Steampunk
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☪Änonyßuttä's☯
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Great game but sadly doesnt work on my operating System i used to stream but cant my arcade machine we have steam on doesnt work right now the internet isnt working
so we can only play offline games i have
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Mike Hax
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
The only thing I did in this game was go into the bathroom and take a ♥♥♥♥. It made legit noises and made me feel like I was doing the real thing.

10/10 would ♥♥♥♥ again.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Multiplayer:
Fun as hell if you're playing it with friends. Knowing that one of your friends might be the one who is assigned to kill you (or maybe you're the one who's quarry is your friend) makes the whole thing funny while you are Skyping or smtn.

Singleplayer:
It's quite short and the story is pretty much meh. All you gotta to do, are some tasks given by the Bellboy. Those aren't the "Kill that guy" objectives only. Hard difficulty makes your butt clench very hard, especially while fighting with the melee weapons.

Overall:
Mostly it's a multiplayer fun - lots of maps, weapons, interactions... Interactions kinda reminded me of The Sims. Even the animations and characters looked like from The Sims. Ships are confusing at first and walking around non-stop might affect your patience, because sprinting drains fast and restores slowly. Also, your character needs drain annoyingly fast.


No achievements, SP is short, MP is fun while playing it with friends only, in my opinion.
Wait for the sale, it's not worth 10 euros.

6/10


Btw, why the ♥♥♥♥ there are 3 different downloads for this game - MP, SP and even the Tutorial needs to be downloaded???
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I picked this up for 99 cents and got my friends some copies too. It was fun while it lasted, be careful who you invite to your sessions because they can make it living hell..
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Great game, really knows how to make me scream in anger because of 90% of the things that happen are unjustifed and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Couldn't find a match. Guess no one plays multiplayer lol. Good game, but no one plays it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
good luck finding a server without bots
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
The Multiplayer is broken
but still a great game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
>Played the game
>Server's server is not working

10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
The Ship is a very fun murder game :') the story mode was very fun to play and so was the actual game. If you're having trouble joining a server in the ship, click this link http://steamcommunity.com/app/2400/guides/#scrollTop=500 and search up how to join a server :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
The amount that I miss this game is truly amazing. This was one of the first games I bought on Steam nearly 10+ years ago and I had quite a good time with it.

If the remastered version is half as good as this, I'll be sure to pick up a copy!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
great game to play with friends, but buy the remastered version rather than this one, unless you're all about that classic old feel to it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Kill your friends in a beutiful, complex and interactive world! 10/10 frigin great
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
For all you scrubs saying that you cant play this game without a friend, FOLLOW MY MOTHA♥♥♥♥IN STEPS BOY:

Step 1: Get yo lazy ♥♥♥ off the couch and buy this game.
Step 2: After the game downloads since the master servers are broken, don't open the game, press view on the steam thingy.
Step 3: Change game filter to 'The Ship'
Step 4: Join the game of your choice! Enjoy :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Not bad but still has to have more chances to run away from the hunter
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Downloaded game while everyone else played. Game finished downloading. Everyone got off and never played the game again. 4/5 Would cry alone again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
I recommend this game. I just warn you that you have to use multiplayer different way. It doesnt work via game but if you look out Steam servers you find that game's servers and there is some players too
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
I traded this game for Dead Island, Totally worth it. I love this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
I love this game! Its really fun and awesome. Not the newest release but its still a great game! ;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
I went to jail for holding an umbrella, I still can't get over it... 69/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Thought it said "The ♥♥♥♥"

10/10 will learn to read
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