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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Ship of Fools (2022) is a seafaring cooperative adventure where you set sail in dangerous seas and fight to survive. You play by making multiple attempts to cross the sea, using cannons to defend yourselves

Your mission is to man the cannons and battle sea monsters through the tempestuous seas of the Archipelago. You must defend yourselves from the increasingly aggressive enemies. As you go you collect trinkets and artefacts to help you survive on this run and the next.

You start by choosing which character to use and how to combine their different abilities with items and equipment. But there's a big focus on co-operative play as you need to both deal with combat as well as ship maintenance. Teamwork is essential as you battle together to defend and repair the ship, combine item effects in powerful combos and make sure you have your shipmate's back. As the weather and seas change each run, you need to adjust your course to find the right route to discover what lurks inside the storm.

The result is a frantic nautical challenge for both solo and co-op sailing. It's fun and taxing at the same time so each run feels both rewarding and challenging.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Ship of Fools 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Strategy game with Action, Fighting and Shooting elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 45 minutes to play a round of this game. You play the game in repeated runs, each time the challenge is different.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures, as well as pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. This game features mild violence, which is cartoon-like in nature and always directed towards fantasy characters. Enemies disappear in puffs of smoke when defeated, numbers indicate how much damage is done, and characters do not display any visible harm. The game also features boss-fights, usually located at the end of each zone. Some of these bosses are huge and menacing and may scare young children.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Really young players need to be proficient with moving around the ship, making quick decisions and coping with pressure. Older players will lean more heavily on upgrades and trinkets to help their next run.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 5.


Ship of Fools usually costs £21.99. 

Ship of Fools

Switch StoreSALE Switch £21.99 £8.79 until 16/06/2024
Steam StoreSALE PC £21.99 £8.79 until 27/06/2024
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS5 -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/11/2022, updated in 2024

Price: 60% off

Out Now: PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (2 online)

Genres: Adventure, Strategy (Action, Fighting and Shooting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead

Developer: Fika Productions (@FikaProductions)

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