Overboard!

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2021

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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Liked-a-lot
Jun 15, 2021

A short, snappy visual novel in which you commit major mischief, Overboard! makes being the bad girl fun. It taps into the human instinct for self-preservation and perhaps a latent desire to see what badness we can get away with. Good writing, fun gameplay, and a light thinking challenge. The game’s replayability makes it worth the price of admission.

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Jun 9, 2021

You are the murderous starlet forced to concoct your alibi in Inkle's fresh and beautifully detailed paperback crime novel of a game

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8 / 10
Jun 7, 2021

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

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9 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2021

Overboard! is an excellent exploration of the whodunit genre that is both grounded and willing to do whatever it likes. This, in turn, makes it incredibly likable.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2021

Get away with murder and outwit your fellow passengers in Inkle's newest "youdunnit" adventure, Overboard! Maintain your innocence for one crucial morning on the S.S. Hook, where everything you do (and don't do) will determine your fate.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2021

I love the ship and the personalities that reside on it, each with its own issues and secrets. I would love to see how the developers can expand it, maybe telling another story from a different perspective or by moving the protagonist into another space. Overboard! represents a clear way for the narrative and choice-driven adventure title to evolve in cool ways.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2021

Overboard is a brilliant narrative video game through and through. The unique premise sets up a tangled web that is engrossing to figure out, as you take your villainous widow through all sorts of scenarios where she does everything from kill again to perfectly set up someone else to take the fall. This might not be as altruistic as other time loop games in the pantheon, but it's certainly one of the most ingenious in its design.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2021

Overboard is not the biggest game in terms of a single playthrough, but you’ll dive in again again until you’ve polished your excuses and suspicion-dodging shenanigans. Throw in a superb soundtrack, a gorgeous visual aesthetic and you’ve got a game to die for.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2021

Although it doesn't follow the same line as How to Get Away with Murder, Overboard! has a plot with several endings that vary according to the actions chosen during the campaign. With balanced humor and suspense, immersive soundtrack and unique artistic style, this adventure game challenges the player's logical thinking in every run. Will Veronica be able to get her late husband's money to live in freedom in New York?

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