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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked 80 Days 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 months ago.
You play Phileas Fogg's loyal valet, Passepartout, and work to balance your master's health, finances and the ever-ticking clock. It's a game about making the right choices in ever more pressing circumstances. You choose which path and means of transport to take from city to city in an effort to get all the way around the world. You can bribe your way onto early departures, trade items for profit, and collect the equipment for the conditions you'll face.
As you progress you discover a widely branching story. The 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.
The result is a game with simple visuals and textual storytelling that soon becomes a race on a knife edge. Every choice has the ability to speed you up - or lead you into disaster? Get it right and you can uncover the secrets and shortcuts that can shave days off your time. Murder, romance, rebellion and intrigue await.
Rated 12+ on Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References, Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes, Suggestive Themes and Simulated Gambling.
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The nature of this game is that it requires considerable reading. The fun here is about making choices and feeling the unintended (or intended) consequence so it requires some joined up thinking and degree of maturity.
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