VSG uses cookies to give you the best online experience. By continuing on this website without changing your browser settings, you consent to this use. Read more about how to disable cookies here.

Overboard!

What to Know

88%

Total Reviews: 17
VSG Recommendation: Play It
Critics Consensus: Overboard! has charm and wit, and flips the whodunnit genre on its head in a deceit-filled race against the clock.
Overboard!
0%
Play It
Critics Recommend
Critic Reviews: 17
WHAT TO KNOW

Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 17

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

Spread the Word

Where to Play

WHERE TO PLAY

** VSG may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.

Rate and Review

RATE AND REVIEW
What did you think of Overboard!?
Player Reviews0 Votes

Critic Reviews for Overboard!

HIGHLIGHTED CRITICS

Critic Reviews

17

Reviews

Distribution

High Score - 100/100
100%
Average Score - 85/100
85%
Low Score - 60/100
60%

Silver TIER

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

5/5 stars
Keith Stuart (Guardian)

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.

Jun 9, 2021 |

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

Jun 7, 2021 |
8/10
Tim McDonald (PC Invasion)
8/10
Noelle Adams (Critical Hit)

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.

Jun 15, 2021 |

Keith Stuart (Guardian)

5/5 stars - (Read Review)

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)

8/10 - (Read Review)

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)

8/10 - (Read Review)

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.

**Read all 17 critic reviews on the desktop version of VSG.

Awards & Recognition

RECOGNITION
Best Strategy/Puzzle Game

Game Info

GAME INFO
Game Description / Storyline:

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?

RELEASE DATES:

DEVELOPER(S):

PUBLISHER(S):

GENRES:

SERIES/FRANCHISE:

GAME MODES:

GAME ENGINE:

DLC:

BUNDLED IN:

DIRECTOR(S):

PRODUCER(S):

DESIGNER(S):

PROGRAMMER(S):

ARTIST(S):

WRITER(S):

COMPOSER(S):

LINKS:

AGE RATING:

ESRB-T

GAME MODES:

GAME ENGINE:

DLC:

BUNDLED IN:

DIRECTOR(S):

PRODUCER(S):

DESIGNER(S):

PROGRAMMER(S):

ARTIST(S):

WRITER(S):

COMPOSER(S):

Developed by inkle. All titles, content, brand names, trademarks, logos, artwork, and associated imagery are trademarks and/or copyright material of their respective owners. © All rights reserved.

People Also Like

RECOMMENDED

Follow VSG on Instagram

Your go-to for the news, reviews and info you need from the gaming industry. Without access. Without favor. Without interference.