39 Days to Mars Reviews

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6.3 / 10.0
May 2, 2018

39 Days' premise is promising, but its short runtime leaves lots to be desired, making for a fun but ultimately forgettable romp

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Feb 22, 2019

With unique and tricky puzzles, 39 Days to Mars will feel right at home in any puzzle fan's game collection.

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Chris Wray
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7 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2018

39 Days to Mars is a short but funny and compelling trip from Earth to Mars with you and another person, or you and a pet cat. Designed for couch co-op, it doesn't penalise you for being a misanthrope like myself and offers a good amount of replay value with varied paths to take. It's well worth taking this trip to the red planet.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2018

While notably short, 39 Days to Mars is a lot of fun, delivered in an attractive artistic design. It's really more puzzles than adventure, but the puzzles are satisfying to solve and never caused one of those "how was I supposed to know that??" moments.

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7 / 10
Oct 7, 2019

39 Days to Mars succeeds as a one-hour coop game whereas the solo experience is quite frustrating, due to the way the puzzles were conceived. The art direction is a treat though and both characters are true witty british clich's.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2018

39 Days to Mars manages to make steampunk more than tolerable with this charming and innovative adventure game, developed by Christchurch designer Philip Buchanan.

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64 / 100
May 21, 2018

39 Days to Mars is serviceable, but there isn't a ton of substance here. Most of the ingenuity and overall appeal can be found in the charming art style and some of the creative cooperative puzzles interwoven nicely into the gameplay.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2020

Despite being a co-op focused game, 39 Days to Mars is fun to play both with another person or on your own. The puzzles are all fun, creative and work well with the two-player aspect, with only a few puzzle types repeating themself as part of the humorous narrative. If playing with another human, the journey you take is more than simply trying to get to Mars, it’s all about working together and co-operating in order to overcome the obstacles thrown at you. It may only be a short experience, at around 2-3 hours, but it’s a journey you’ll remember and want to play again.

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6 / 10.0
May 20, 2019

39 Days to Mars tries to send you to Mars in 39 days. But you won't feel like you are traveling for 39 days, you won't feel like you are in space and moving toward Mars, in fact you won't feel like you are traveling at all. Just try to have a friend or partner with you on this fake trip because in that case you might be able to experience a cool scientific life!

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3.8 / 5.0
Feb 18, 2019

Definitely recommended for puzzle fans (who have friends who can visit)

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7 / 10.0
May 25, 2018

Its simple, yet fun puzzles make the game quite accessible and the short length prevents it from growing stale. It is not worth it as a singleplayer title, but is fun to play with a friend or relative.

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Feb 7, 2019

39 Days to Mars offers a lot of fun cooperative play but it's far too short an experience.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2018

39 Days to Mars an amusing puzzle-adventure that manages to hit the right steampunk notes while mostly preserving that understated British charm. It's worth breaking out to play with friends, particularly if you're getting cheered or heckled by an alcohol-infused rabble. We just wish there was more voyage in this interplanetary adventure.

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