iPhone 6 or Higher/iPad (5th Generation or Better)
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!
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...
– 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]
iOS11.0 and Above
iPhone 6 or Higher/iPad (5th Generation or Better)
It corresponds to the screen size of iPhone X.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
YES YES YES YES
This is the first review I’ve ever written. I feel compelled to write this review because this is the first hope for humanity that I’ve felt in a long time. This is one of the most underrated games of all time with great art design, plot line, leveling, monster collecting, open world, not to mention one of the best OSTs ever made. I have waited FOREVER for this game to come out on more platforms and get the recognition it deserves. I just hope that more people play this through and game developers start to take notes on what a perfect game looks like. I’m not even mad that they cut the voice acting, it was a great accent in the ps2 version but I CAN DEAL WITH IT. These kinds of games (open world turn based rpgs with a focus on story) are perfect for mobile gaming and probably the only type of games I can see myself playing in the future. Let me reiterate: this type of game is the only type worth playing on mobile, especially when you factor in controllability which isn’t much of a problem in turn based rpgs. In conclusion THANK YOU, YOU MAGNIFICENT GAME GODS I LOVE YOU, YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR PLACE IN VALHALLA YOU BEAUTIFUL HONORARY NIPS! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!....
Great game that would be more popular if updated
I never got around to playing the DQ series on NES or PS2, though the iOS version has definitely shown me what I’ve missed out on. Every bit as good as Zelda IMHO. The one major drawback, and something that could be so easy to fix — it’s a very clunky control system to play on iPads (especially iPad Pro) — at the very least, of you could make it where the directional pad is off to the left or right , it would turn this into a hand cramp magnet , into something that’s quite a pleasure to use. It would be just a minor update, taking less than an hour I imagine, yet could improve the experience drastically for gamers.
I don’t mind that the orientation is stuck in vertical as much as some, but if you could fix that one gripe, I would be much more willing to invest in the other DQ games. DQ deserves every bit as much attention as the final fantasy series, and would benefit even more if you could eventually add MFI controller support, but at the very least, please adjust the position of directional controls .. maybe even add a dual joystick that appears where player puts thumbs, one for direction, the other, for camera. Thanks!
Brilliant as ever, portrait mode a massive pain
DQ8 is easily the most visually gorgeous game in the franchise: vast open world, lovely attention to detail, cutscenes that ooze personality, and Toriyama’s iconic art style.
This app continues the series tradition of extremely high-quality mobile ports—I’ve had no crashes, no lag, just smooth sailing all the way. My only complaint is that the fixed portrait mode, a longtime quirk of the mobile versions, becomes wildly annoying in ways it hasn’t been in the past. Previous games have all been top-down, so while the aspect ratio has always been a little restrictive it has never truly gotten in the way; however in this eighth installment even the ability to toggle the camera can’t make visibility any less like looking through a crack in a door and it makes navigating frustrating. I don’t know how big a job it would be to offer a landscape orientation, but it would be deeply appreciated.
- SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- 1.6 GB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2004, 2013-2016 ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.