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Overboard!

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Overboard! has charm and wit, and flips the whodunnit genre on its head in a deceit-filled race against the clock.

Game Info

July, 1935. A murder has been committed aboard the SS Hook, eight hours out from New York. Only one problem: you did it. Can you get away with murder?

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Total Reviews: 17

Nom: Best Strategy/Puzzle Game (2021)

Silver TIER

41% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

17

Critic Reviews

85

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

High Score

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Median Score

85%

Low Score

60%
What did you think of Overboard!?
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Keith Stuart (Guardian)
Jun 9, 2021
5/5 stars

Overboard! allows us to imagine what would have happened had Agatha Christie seen Groundhog Day and written a whole new type of mystery novel as a result. Its mobile format also works in its favour – as a Switch or smartphone game, it feels like carrying a little detective paperback around with you, except here you are the lead character, author and reader. As an experiment in fast, story-based game development it is – unlike most of my own mariticidal plots and alibis – a quite scintillating success.

Tim McDonald (PC Invasion)
Jun 7, 2021
8/10

Charming, witty, and very replayable: Overboard flips the whodunnit on its head and proves that it can, indeed, be good to be bad.

Noelle Adams (Critical Hit)
Jun 15, 2021
8/10

With a wicked sense of humour, loads of visual flair, and a surprising amount of cerebral satisfaction packed into its deceit-filled race against the clock, Overboard! is a delight. It’s one to keep within arm’s reach when you’re in the mood for short bursts of frantic, but low-effort, fun.

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Awards & Recognition

RECOGNITION
Best Strategy/Puzzle Game

Overboard! Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold

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DESIGNER(S):

Tom Kail

PROGRAMMER(S):

Joseph Humfrey, Iain Merrick, Tom Kail

ARTIST(S):

Joseph Humfrey, Anastasia Wyatt

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