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80 Days (Windows)

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Inspired by Jules Verne's famous novel Around the World in 80 Days, trace the steps of Verne's original character, Phileas Fogg, in a fantastical trek through Egypt, India, Japan and America. Players take the role of Englishman Oliver Lavisheart who is portrayed as a sort of Indiana Jones fellow in the year 1899.

Oliver's billionaire uncle boasts to his scientific colleagues that he has created 4 major inventions and placed them in 4 different countries around the globe. The uncle then makes a hefty wager that his inventions (or proof of them) can be found in 80 days or less. Oliver decides to help his uncle, and he is off in search of them. Can he do it in time? The clock is ticking!

Players will use a combination of keyboard keys and mouse for navigation and various actions (including jumping and running). Many different modes of transportation are at Oliver's disposal to help him travel to and throughout the large locales including camels, elephants, or flying carpets, and several unusual cars, trains, steamboats and flying ships. There are adventure type puzzles to be solved and over 100 non-player characters. In addition there are several difficulty levels, side quests and time bonuses.

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80 Days Windows One of many disguises you need for some tasks.
80 Days Windows With your first vehicle you get to Cairo.
80 Days Windows Another vehicle
80 Days Windows Cairo: On the upper right corner you can see the time of the day and the number of days of your journey.

Alternate Titles

  • "Вокруг света за 80 дней" -- Russian spelling
  • "Jules Verne 3" -- Informal name
  • "In 80 Tagen um die Welt" -- German title
  • "Cesta kolem světa za 80 dní" -- Czech title
  • "80天" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "80 Tian" -- Chinese title
  • "80 Jours" -- French title
  • "80 Giorni" -- Italian title
  • "80 Dni" -- Polish title
  • "80 Días" -- Spanish title
  • "80 Days: Around the World Adventure" -- Common name

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The Press Says

Playback Feb, 2006 8.25 out of 10 82
Adventure Corner Nov 10, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania Nov 09, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Quandary Feb, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Just Adventure Dec 19, 2005 B- 67
Game Chronicles Mar 11, 2006 5.7 out of 10 57
3DAvenue Mar 15, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
TTGamer Mar 15, 2006 5 out of 10 50
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Apr 06, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
Aventura y Cía Nov 13, 2005 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Jeanne (75633) added 80 Days (Windows) on Oct 26, 2005