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Parents' Guide to

The Ship

By Aaron Lazenby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Creative first-person stalker may appeal to teens.

Game Windows 2006
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It's really too bad that the game's marred by glitchy gameplay, because the premise holds great promise. The critical roles played by strategy and discretion make The Ship much more interesting than your average FPS. And the game's reliance on online multiplayer action (don't bother with the offline version -- the computer-directed opponents are dumb enough to take a nap in a sauna) increases the unpredictability of the game, as well as a player's need for creative thinking.

While the subject matter is murder, the violence is pretty tame by contemporary standards. No blood is spilled, and combat is clumsy and vague. Like the classic board game Clue, the thrill is in the hunt, not the kill, making The Ship a mannered departure from its mayhem-driven cousins. But glitches like floating opponents, slow frame rate, and crashes all too frequently disrupt the flow of the experience.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Outerlight
  • Release date: September 11, 2006
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: RP
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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