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  • Summary: In 1899, Oliver Lavisheart, young adventurous Englishman, accepts to help his uncle Mathew to win a bet: going around the world in 80 days or less to collect proof that the wacky uncle has created 4 major inventions in 4 different cities all around the world. Oliver follows Phileas Fogg's tracks through Egypt, India, Japan, and finally to America. He has only 80 days, or his uncle will lose his bet and will be ruined. For this trip you will become Oliver, discover your uncle's fantastic talents, his adventurous life and his secrets. You will also learn a lot about yourself, the truth about your family and the true nature of this incredible bet. As the game progresses you will help a strange German Archeologist, rescue a distressed - not overly bright actress from Bollywood, organize a SM contest, win an elephant race, drive the biggest airship ever, find a way to make the Scottish tartan the coolest street wear worldwide, fool a shogun's samurai, burn your own boat to go faster, avoid the traps of inspector Fix's nasty son, get into disguise, bribe, steal. [Tri Synergy] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. There are some frustrations with saves and puzzle implementation, but the game does have solid entertainment value.
  2. It has a good sense of fun and is a little different from your average adventure game. A little more attention to the production values and it could have been a real winner.
  3. 80 Days had all of the makings to be a great PC adventure title, but due to a myriad of technical faults and off-putting humor and dialogue the game only delivers a good, solid adventure experience solely meant for fans of Verne’s novel and the adventure genre as a whole to enjoy.
  4. It's a shame there is so much wrong with the game, which at its best mixes architectural splendor with affable goofiness.
  5. If you're a patient person and can forgive technical problems in your games, and you like adventures with a little freedom to roam about in a 3D world, you might get some enjoyment out of 80 Days.
  6. A whirlwind global tour for diehards... and a bumpy ride for everyone else. [Feb 2006, p.77]
  7. If they developed this game with the younger audience in mind, then it's a pretty nice game, suited for such a target. If not, then it's a fiasco.

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  1. GeneS.
    Apr 4, 2006
    The New York Times review is right on the money. It could have been a great game, but the technical problems ruin it.
  2. WilliamH.
    Oct 7, 2007
    While this has some fun elements and nice graphics, the humor is generally poor and borders on sexism and racial stereotyping. Add to this the various bugs, including crashing to the desktop, and the dire save strategy, and the game is hard to recommend. Expand