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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (375 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 20, 2006
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October 30

50% Off The Ship in the Steam Halloween Sale



Come on, you know this is the perfect weekend to troll your friends, you may as well do it with a well timed bomb on the toilet!

The Ship (Complete Package) comes with both multiplayer and single player games, and each purchase gives you two additional gift copies for friends, and they each get another gift copy! That's five copies in total - a great deal!

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About This Game

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. The passengers are coerced into a brutal Hunt to indulge Mr. X's fantasies. Can you survive the voyage? Can you unravel the mystery of Mr X and ultimately can you escape his clutches?

This single player mission based campaign provides a good introduction to the world of The Ship.

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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
The Ship is interesting proposition of well developped FPS with interesting idea of how to put some crime and suspense in virtual world. The game is focused on a multiplayer but with decent single player mode (short though).
It's worth to start with the tutorial though.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Love the Source Engine! Works well!

-Definately get this if it goes on sale! - Full Price? Maybe!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
It's like playing Clue. Loved it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This is the coolest game ever. i could play it for days. and i plan to
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
-In the middle of a mission-
-Person who's job is to kill me is injuring me with a crowbar-
-I attack him back with a fire axe-
-I get arrested-
10/10
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This comes with the Multiplayer Version. Even if your internet is out, looking at the menu for the multiplayer one is better than playing this.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
very gg
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Spent the last $5 I had on a game I can't even run. Says I need the ship, and the probably means I need multiplayer, not one single indication I needed multiplayer for singleplayer. Do not get this if you don't have multiplayer. Either they are trying to rip us off by not indicating that, or they are ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. -100/10
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
As it may look fun It's kinda boring and the quest take to long.
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Rubbish.
Did not work at all and doesn't describe that its a MOD for the ship: multiplayer.
Even if you do have the multiplayer dont buy this, its no-where near as good as the onlin version.
I expect a full refund from the developers.
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Do not buy the single player.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
English:
The Ship: Murder Party is a first-person shooter PC game developed by Outerlight using Valve Software's Source engine. The game was released on July 11, 2006, on Steam .A playable concept for The Ship was released as a modification for the game Half-Life in 2004.

Story: A mysterious man named Mr. X has handed out free tickets for his luxury cruise. Little did the passengers know they were falling into his devious trap. All the passengers are required to track down and murder another passenger. If a passenger chooses not to do so, Mr. X will kill him or her.
Here you can read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ship_%28video_game%29

Graphics: The Game is released on 2006 so the grahpics are old but look okey

Positive:

you also have to keep track of your character health, hunger, thirst, hygene, there is lots of stuff to use as weapons and cloths.


Negative:

The Multiplayer is dead , no one play more the Multiplayer
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I got this game for $1 on bundlestars - it also came with the tutorial and multiplayer components (install separately). Considering the replayability, I think it is well-worth the price. I have played a game mode on Garry's Mod that was roughly similar to this game (one or two people are "killers," and have to kill their targets while avoiding capture from a "detective(s)." Clues are sometimes given on the identity of the killer). The Ship has SOME elements from that popular game mod, however, do not expect the same game.

If you like maintaining "needs" (like in The Sims series), Clue-style gameplay, hunting for your targets while avoiding witnesses, and (sometimes) random violence, then you should like The Ship.

The aesthetics are good - there is enough detail in the scenery and different rooms to make the game world appear crisp and polished. The character models are a bit dated, however, the numerous outfits (clothes, hats, eyewear) and weapons add enough variety to keep things interesting. There isn't any music, but the weapon and other in-game sounds are decent.

The controls are simple and typical of an FPS. The learning curve is minimal to moderate - the most challenging part of the game will probably be balancing the maintenance of your "needs" while also searching for your targets. It takes a bit of time to get used to the layout of the Ship, however, once you do this, orienting yourself and quickly locating your targets will become considerably easier.

The tutorial is pretty quick and very helpful in familiarizing yourself with the gameplay mechanics - recommend trying it out first.

I was expecting the singleplayer component of The Ship to simply be any of the multiplayer game modes (deathmatch, hunt, survival, etc) with bots in place of real human opponents, however, I was pleasantly surprised to find an actual "story" mode instead. The story is basic - passengers on a cruise ship are tasked with killing their targets for money, with the "winner(s)" being allowed to leave when the competition is over (aka Hunger Games/Battle Royale on a ship). The missions have a fair amount of variety - it is not simply "kill x," "kill y," however, most of the missions will still require you to kill a target.

The elevators provide a much quicker route to the different decks of the ship. There are stores where you can purchase different outfits/hats/etc. Many of the rooms are lootable with random items (especially weapons).

To manage your "needs," you can do things like eat/drink consumables (which can be purchased from vending machines), use the bathroom, wash your hands/shower, sleep on beds/couches/chairs, talk to NPCs, and read books. The feedback is very good, the HUD will always show the needs that require the most immediate attention, and you can press "N" to view all of your needs. When you do relevant things, an up or down arrow will be shown next to the need(s) that your action is affecting.

A green eye icon will let you know when there are no witnesses to your actions. Red icons or camera icons will indicate that witnesses are nearby or that you are in a camera's radius. Taking out a weapon and/or killing someone while you are visible will cause you to be arrested (and jailed). While in jail, you must wait for a certain amount of time before you can continue playing - you also lose a percentage of your money depending on your charges. During your jail time, this is a good time to attend to your needs (you can eat by interacting with the benches).

Scoring is based on the money you have in your bank account. It is recommended that you periodically depost your money in order to protect it, however, be sure to keep a few hundred dollars to pay for things like food/drinks in the vending machine (when you can't find any while looting) or even outfits at the stores.

During my playthroughs, I noticed that you will sometimes see the AI killing their targets - you can kill non-targets, however, you will not be paid any money. You can also check the weapons list for bonus money rewards based on different weapons you use to kill your targets.

The singleplayer is fun, however, you should definitely take the time to try out the multiplayer component - if you can play with some friends, it will be especially fun.

If you like murdering victims while trying to remain anonymous, give this game a try.

Recommend!

Cheers,
DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
This game was really fun to play. There are 10 chapters, and of them, only 2 were challenging. The graphics were not the best, but it did make the game easy on your computer. I was able to run it perfectly fine, and I have a pretty bad computer overall. The game is fun if you can get a basic layout of the ship early enough so that you can collect firearms easily. Bombs, on the other hand, are somewhat hard to come by.

Overall this game is pretty fun, But it's best bought with the multiplayer version as well. Its really only around 3-4 hours of gameplay if you take it somewhat slow-ish. 8/10 game, would recommend to friends
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Game is fine! BUT multiplayer is dead :(
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28 of 52 people (54%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
The Ship is HORRIBLE as a single player game. Outerlight must have felt obligated to add a singleplayer campagin and while I appreciate the effort, the final product is just terrible. It's honselty more fun playing against bots in the multiplayer client.

This is literally the entire game:
Talk to someone.
They want you to kill someone else.
You walk to the person you're supposed to kill.
You kill them, usually by clicking on them.
You walk back to the person who hired you.
They give you money and tell you either the next person they want you to kill or the next person you're going to work for.
Repeat for 2 hours.

Sometimes they'll change it up and force you to wear a disguise before killing them but it's just..so...dull.

Also the ending is hilariously dumb and I'm pretty sure there's only 2 voice actors doing the voices for everyone.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Fun little game that will take about 3-4 hours to complete.

I love the ambience of the whole game, the mechanics and the idea. It does have few bugs but they are not even close to be game crashing ones. The story and characters are surprisingly well made considering this is only a preparation for the multiplayer part of the game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
This is one great game for some reasons like:
1)Only 10 euro.
2)great graphics
3)cool missions
4)it's not too long, or too short.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
So there was this girl stalking me with a claymore in her hand then i get arrested because i took out a syringe...
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful