1872, with a steampunk twist. Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the world in just 80 days. Travel by airship, submarine, mechanical camel, steam-train and more. Race other players and a clock that never stops in TIME Magazine's Game of 2014.
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Very Positive (29 reviews) - 96% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (383 reviews) - 92% of the 383 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 28, 2015

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“80 Days tells a wonderful, unpredictable story that gives you a powerful sense of ownership... I had a spectacular, unforgettable adventure story to show for my three-hour adventure, and couldn’t wait to learn more about the world, its characters, and the human desire to discover.”
9.0 – IGN

“A fantastical reimagining of Jules Verne's novel, 80 Days captures the joy and melancholy of travel with unusual wit and humanity.”
Kotaku

“Videogames can take you on a thousand different adventures, but few offer the thrill of travel as 80 Days does. It’s a story game adaptation of Around The World In 80 Days, and it’s accordingly full of exciting, exotic locations to visit, with capers to pull, revolutions to incite and derring-do to perform at many of them... 80 Days is the most human game I’ve ever played. It is also, simply put, one of the best games I’ve ever played.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

1872, with a steampunk twist. Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the world in just eighty days.

TIME Magazine's Game of 2014 and winner of the IGF award for narrative; now available on Steam! Choose your own route around a 3D globe, travelling by airship, submarine, mechanical camel, steam-train and more, racing other players and a clock that never stops.

170 cities to explore. Detailed research and techno-fantasy combine in an 1872 of tensions, inventions and exploration. Climb the Burmese mountains, trek the Zulu Federation, sail up the Amazon and disappear under the Indian Ocean - but don't fall behind the time!

  • Four times BAFTA-nominated and TIME's #1 Game of the Year 2014
  • Winner IGF "Excellence in Narrative" award
  • "We’ve been dreaming about this future for decades. Guess what? It’s here." - New York Times
  • 9/10 -- Edge Magazine
  • "Interactive storytelling as its best" - The Guardian

Playing as Phileas Fogg's loyal valet, Passepartout, you must balance your master's health, your finances, and the time, as you choose your own path from city to city all the way around the world. Bribe your way onto early departures, but don't let yourself go bankrupt or you'll be sleeping rough and begging for aid! Trade items for profit, and collect the equipment for the conditions you'll face: but too much luggage will slow you down...

80 DAYS is a breakneck race, with an in-game clock that never stops running. Trains, steamers, hot-air balloons, boats, camels, horses and more leave and arrive minute by minute.

Every city and journey is narrated via an interactive story where you control every action. Will your choices speed you up - or lead you into disaster? Will you earn Fogg's trust and respect? Will you uncover the secrets and short-cuts that can shave days off your time? Murder, romance, rebellion and intrigue await!

The Game:

  • Plan and strategise - can you find the fastest route?
  • Flexible interactive narrative with thousands of choices
  • Massively replayable - every journey is unique
  • Explore an entire 3D globe, with 170 bespoke cities to visit
  • Richly imagined, diverse alternative-history steampunk world
  • Stunning art by Jaume Illustration
  • Race real people in real-time: every second counts
  • Live multiplayer feed, showing journeys of other players as they happen
  • Share your journey with friends

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: 2 Ghz with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware support for shader model 3
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: 4 Ghz with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris 6100 equivalent or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Present
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: 2 Ghz with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: support for shader model 3
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: 4 Ghz with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris 6100 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Present
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nocez89
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Excellent exposition (which is paused) and tense real-time decision-making inbetween.
I've only played it once and already feel I've gotten my moneys worth.
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Flopsidoodle
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Fun choose-your-own-adventure with a steampunk twist. Lots of hidden features means the game is replayable, but it goes without saying that you shouldn't buy this if you don't like reading.
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Batman TTT
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Good game,you have to play it a lot to get all the achievements
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Kali the Destroyer (REB)
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
For an evening's casual entertainment, a great game, particularly for Jules Verne fans. Love the retro graphics and plotting different ways to get around the world in record time, trying out different dialogues with NPCs, tweaking economics, and the good and unusual stories. A novel combination of elements make this game a real pleasure to play, would like to see more like this.
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SpaceTank
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
The "choose your own adventure" genre is really interesting: in its original form (printed on a book, that is), it was fun for the first few tries, but you could get tired of the lack of interactivity, even though it offered more than one path to follow, which was already more than traditional books.
As a game genre, you can introduce more elements to the story and add a layer of gameplay to make your choices matter even more and really immerse you in the adventure.
In 80 days, you play as Passepartout, Phileas Fogg's valet, in an adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel.
How much does the story differ from the original one? Well, I won't go into details because this is a spoler-free review, but the world is completely different from the one in the book (and from real life history at the time). The main theme is steampunk, as you will encounter various wondrous machines, contraptions and robots throughout your adventures.
The writing is witty and immediate, with a focus on the character's thoughts (he is, supposedly, writing on his diary), so it never gets too heavy or boring but doesn't skim over important parts of the plot and adds nice details to make the world come alive.
The art style can be described as "inky", with a focus on blacks and shadows. My only issue with the visuals is the fact that the 3D globe is a little too shiny, and sometimes you can even confuse the land with the sea because of the lack of clear, defined lines. It would be nice to have a way to change the color of the land and the sea to better suit the player's needs. The game runs absolutely fine, and it will do so on pretty much all machines.
The sound is limited to ambient sounds and some background music, but it does help you focus on what's going on in the story.
Gameplay wise, apart from the multiple choices, you also have to manage your budget, plan your trip to the next city, buy and sell items (some of which help you during challenging weather conditions), keep Fogg alive and, of course, make it back to London within 80 days (although the game does not end if you fail to do so, you always make it there eventually).
80 Days is not too difficult (as far as I've seen there's no true failure state), but it does offer a challenge in the form of indirect multiplayer with other Passepartous around the world.
The game is both turn-based and real-time: the hours of the day pass by as you wait, but you have to take some set routes from one city to the other.
Overall, I really enjoyed this game and I'm probably going to buy anything Inkle makes if the quality remains this high.
Sorcery, their other narrative-driven game series, is also really good, so if you enjoyed 80 days you'll most likely love that one as well.
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Aspect Destiny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
its an ok game, but when it says in the description "race against other players" dont beleive it, the game is solely single player and it is a choice based story, there is no multiplayer on the game.

but as i said it is an ok game, if your looking for a game to simply relax with that isnt very challenging, this is probably your game but personally im not a fan of it.
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_wildwill_
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This game is great, I would recommend this to anyone and everyone who likes a good story! Easily worth it even though i bought it for the full price and have played so little, there is no doubt in my mind it will provide much entertainment! What are you waiting for??? Buy this game, you won't regret it!
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[THE NUTSHACK] Rick Harrison
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
80 Days is bar none the most sublime video game reinterpretation of classic literature I'm aware of. It's a travel game/choose your own adventure version of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days with writing that's not only engaging for the player, but actively flouts player agency at times, and in the process does a very good job of presenting a larger living world beyond the player's reach. It's only fitting: you are after all just the valet of a man whose mere whim has you both traveling around the world, where you are in turn subjected to much larger twists of fate.

It's heavy on the reading of course, but rather light for a game, and there's generally no reloading saves if you click a choice you didn't mean to. For a globe-trotting game, its graphics toe the line between stylishly minimal and plain austere. I still highly recommend it for literary and adventurous types.
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Hecataeus
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Pretty good "choose your own adventure" game.
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FaZe catdog
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
they lied the game isnt 80 days long 8/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Made out with four different women, turned the tide of a war, found the human race's biggest treasure, solved a murder case and met with my doppelganger in 56 days.
10/10 would go again around the world.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
80 Days is a fun little game that takes you on a whirlwind of adventure.

PROS:
-Great stories and writing
-Good music
-Simple gameplay
-Fun strategy

CONS:
-Can get a bit repetitive after a while
-Money can be tight
-Could do with a bit more interaction with things (in general)

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The fun part of the game aside from the main adventure is managing the money you have. If times are hard, there are ways to earn cash but of course, that means delays in the trip itself. It's also fun to see where people are in their own journeys and the choice to share your own journey is great.

It's not surprising that the game can eventually become repetitive but there's enough stories to keep it from happening for a while. It would be nice if the development team can update the stories from time to time adding more content but it's already a great game as is.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
A very interactive and engaging spin on the visual novel genre, 80 Days brings a lot of replayability into the mix through the sheer number of possible routes and events you can take in this reimagining of Jules Verne's classic Around the World in 80 Days.

You play as Passepartout, the valet and are charged with planning the journey and scrounging up funds through smart buying and selling of various items across the world. The setting is sort of an alternate history full of steampunk influences and creative vehicle designs. Through the writing you get a very authentic feel of the world, each country having its own history, conflicts, culture and characters.

The sounds of the cities create a vibrant feel contrasting the minimalistic graphic style that leaves much to the imagination. I found it to be very fun and very addictive.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
I really enjoyed this game. Enough that I also bought it on my phone (but the mobile version sucks when it comes to reliability and usability, don't reccommend it).

Multiple playthroughs and there are some long fun (as well as some very heavy) plot developments in the story. Great fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Pretty good "choose your own adventure" game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
The "choose your own adventure" genre is really interesting: in its original form (printed on a book, that is), it was fun for the first few tries, but you could get tired of the lack of interactivity, even though it offered more than one path to follow, which was already more than traditional books.
As a game genre, you can introduce more elements to the story and add a layer of gameplay to make your choices matter even more and really immerse you in the adventure.
In 80 days, you play as Passepartout, Phileas Fogg's valet, in an adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel.
How much does the story differ from the original one? Well, I won't go into details because this is a spoler-free review, but the world is completely different from the one in the book (and from real life history at the time). The main theme is steampunk, as you will encounter various wondrous machines, contraptions and robots throughout your adventures.
The writing is witty and immediate, with a focus on the character's thoughts (he is, supposedly, writing on his diary), so it never gets too heavy or boring but doesn't skim over important parts of the plot and adds nice details to make the world come alive.
The art style can be described as "inky", with a focus on blacks and shadows. My only issue with the visuals is the fact that the 3D globe is a little too shiny, and sometimes you can even confuse the land with the sea because of the lack of clear, defined lines. It would be nice to have a way to change the color of the land and the sea to better suit the player's needs. The game runs absolutely fine, and it will do so on pretty much all machines.
The sound is limited to ambient sounds and some background music, but it does help you focus on what's going on in the story.
Gameplay wise, apart from the multiple choices, you also have to manage your budget, plan your trip to the next city, buy and sell items (some of which help you during challenging weather conditions), keep Fogg alive and, of course, make it back to London within 80 days (although the game does not end if you fail to do so, you always make it there eventually).
80 Days is not too difficult (as far as I've seen there's no true failure state), but it does offer a challenge in the form of indirect multiplayer with other Passepartous around the world.
The game is both turn-based and real-time: the hours of the day pass by as you wait, but you have to take some set routes from one city to the other.
Overall, I really enjoyed this game and I'm probably going to buy anything Inkle makes if the quality remains this high.
Sorcery, their other narrative-driven game series, is also really good, so if you enjoyed 80 days you'll most likely love that one as well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
A great game for something I picked up cheaply as part of a Humble Bundle. Nice story with some surprising turns that keep you on your toes. Sometimes emotional, sometimes funny, and delightfully steampunk. Trying to find all the different routes and unlocking every achievement is addicting, although the story does become a bit stale after 5+ replays.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
80 Days is bar none the most sublime video game reinterpretation of classic literature I'm aware of. It's a travel game/choose your own adventure version of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days with writing that's not only engaging for the player, but actively flouts player agency at times, and in the process does a very good job of presenting a larger living world beyond the player's reach. It's only fitting: you are after all just the valet of a man whose mere whim has you both traveling around the world, where you are in turn subjected to much larger twists of fate.

It's heavy on the reading of course, but rather light for a game, and there's generally no reloading saves if you click a choice you didn't mean to. For a globe-trotting game, its graphics toe the line between stylishly minimal and plain austere. I still highly recommend it for literary and adventurous types.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
For fans of reading and traveling that could be one of the best games ever. Love the whole steampunk feel, the choices and consequences system. Even gave me a lot of ideas on how to plan my next trip :D
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
they lied the game isnt 80 days long 8/10
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