• Category: Games
  • Release Date: 2014-05-29
  • Current Version: 1.1.2
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 1.70 GB
  • Developer: SQUARE ENIX INC
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 448 Ratings


[Recommended Hardware] iPhone 5 or Higher/iPad (3rd Generation or Better) Please Note: iPhone 4 is not supported. Please take care to check below if your device is supported before downloading. The phenomenally popular DRAGON QUEST VIII has sold 4.9 million units worldwide, and now it's coming to the iPhone and iPad for the first time! This was the first title in the series to be presented in full 3D, and its exquisitely detailed world has to be seen to be believed! Set off on an unforgettable adventure with Yangus, the bandit with a heart of gold, Jessica, the high-born magical minx, and Angelo, knight and lothario, by your side! Everything you need is here in a single package! Once the app is downloaded, there's no more to pay, as every last shred of content is yours to enjoy. So get ready to play the epic that is DRAGON QUEST VIII from beginning to end—and far beyond! Prologue Legends tell of an ancient sceptre, within which is sealed a fearsome power... When the relic's long-dormant magics are awoken by the treachery of a malign magician, an entire kingdom falls into a cursed slumber, prompting a young soldier to embark on an unforgettable journey... Game Features – Simple, Accessible Controls The control system has been streamlined to work perfectly with modern touch interfaces. The position of the directional pad can be adjusted freely, enabling players to switch between one-handed and two-handed play with a tap of the screen. The combat system has also been reworked, allowing for one-tap battles as well as more complex play. – The Tension System During battle, you can select 'Psyche Up' to give your next attack some extra oomph! The more you psyche a character up, the higher their tension will rise, until they finally reach an insane state known as super-high tension! – Skill Points Skill points are earned when your characters level up, and can be assigned to various skills in order to learn new spells and abilities. This system allows you to perfectly tailor your team to your liking. – Monster Teams Certain monsters found in the field can be scouted for your monster team – if you're tough enough to beat them, that is! Once assembled, your crack squad can take part in the fiercely contested tournaments held at the monster arena, and can even come to your aid in battle! – The Alchemy Pot Combine existing items to create entirely new ones! Even the most unassuming objects could be ingredients for the greatest items of all! Seek out the recipes hidden all over the world, and see if you can cook up something truly special! – The Casino Fans of the series will be pleased to learn that the casino is back, and fully-equipped for fun! This time around, there are three exciting activities to enjoy: bingo, slot machines and roulette! Just don't get so caught up in the action that you forget your adventure entirely! [Supported Operating Systems] iOS6.0 and Above [Supported Devices] iPhone 4s*, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2*, iPad (3rd and 4th Generation), iPad Air, iPad mini*, iPad mini with Retina Display The app cannot be guaranteed to run on devices which do not appear on the supported devices list. Please be aware that it will not run stably on iPhone 4. Please be sure to double-check whether your device is supported before downloading the app. * Using the App on iPhone 4s/iPad2/iPad mini After extended play on these devices, some instability may occur, and the app may occasionally freeze or crash. We apologise for the inconvenience, but please keep the following in mind while playing: - Save your game often. - When suspending play, please make sure to close the app completely via the recently used apps list. - Frequent crashes can sometimes be remedied by restarting your device.




  • iPhone X optimization

    By philliphekmati
    This game looks tiny, and honestly, awful on iPhone X. A full screen update would be appreciated, even if it is an in-app purchase.

    By Mardek I.D.2072608673
    I am so worried about breaking/losing my device and having to start all over because the cloud save doesn’t work. This game would have been 5 star if it wasn’t for this.
  • Square Enix Doesn’t Care

    By Airlia sandalwood
    My title says it all. A year almost since they said a fix would come in a patch. When I checked in with them, they once again blame Apple. Thank my lucky stars for searching through all of my backup stuff. I found a DQ8 1.1.1 backup. I loaded that into my iTunes, then synced with my iPad. Voila! It worked! If you have a Mac, go through time machine. You will likely find a copy and can continue your adventures in Dragon Quest VIII. I’m now disabling app updates as I love my cloud saving!
  • Great, but

    By Bob35673855
    Please add voice, it isn’t the same without “COR BLIMEY”
  • Love the game, but needs update

    By Meipster
    Cloud saves don’t work any more and sometimes the game crashes. Need to update for new phones and iOS updates.
  • Where is the iCloud save bug fix?

    By ibock
    I sent like 30 tickets to your customer support, called a dozen times, and was told that this bug would be fixed in a patch. Square Enix, it has been a year and a half since I called and I still cannot access my save file since I switched phones. This is ridiculous, I paid like $30 when this game came out and you can’t even program the cloud save system correctly? Maybe instead of doing your thing where you announce new games and then take 10 years to release them, you should start pouring more funds into Business Division 8–the division you overwork by making them juggle a billion phone games—so they can hire more programmers and fix these issues that you’re currently ignoring. Companies who make crappy little free to play titles patch game-breakingbugs faster than you do and you charge $15-$30 per title on iOS. This is sad. There is absolutely no accountability over there. What are you doing? You better respond. This is unacceptable.
  • iCloud data broken

    By Cosnovae
    I recently upgraded my phone to iPhone X and want to restore my iCloud save data but failed. All my data are lost and I don’t want to play it from the beginning again. So sad!
  • Excellent way to revisit a classic - Lacks Updates

    By B.Watts
    2017 Edit: The game is still a great game, however cloud save functionality has been broken for months and the game hasn't seen any updates in over a year now to make it more compatible with new OS and devices. Still playable, still enjoyable, but performance is lower even on newer devices, and cloud features being down is a drag. I bought and loved DQ8 when it came out, and now almost 9 years later I'm able to revisit this beautiful RPG. The transition to iOS was not without sacrifices, but as much as an orchestral soundtrack or voice overs would be nice, I find it wasn't that bad to give them up to have this game in the palm of my hand. And probably 80% of the time or more I'm playing with the sound off anyway. Portrait mode took all of ten minutes to get used to, and now I'm rather happy for it. It's impressive how much of the game you can still see. The visual integrity of the game is actually made better by the one handed play style as everything my thumb needs to do is below the action and out of the way. I can enjoy the wonderful visuals the entire time in a way that two thumbs in landscape mode might take away from. As for crashes I've played the game about two hours on an iPad 2 and 3 hours on an iPhone 5 and have yet to experience a crash. I usually have all of my background apps closed when I play, so that may be the reason. I do still switch to text messages mid-game but never have issues switching back. All the wonderful gameplay of DQ8 has made it over, and I really feel like I have a very complete package well suited for my mobile collection. I highly recommend that anyone interested in this game pick it up. I believe you'll find many of the gripes of other reviews overblown. Just remember to make sure your device is compatible, and to close those background apps!
  • Badly Needs Update

    By Cubialpha
    Don’t take my word for it, look at everyones’ reviews.
  • Fix iCloud saving!!

    Please fix the iCloud save backup function. I have a new device and I need this feature to work in order to pick up where I left it on my other device.