• Category: Games
  • Release Date: 2014-05-29
  • Current Version: 1.1.3
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 1.48 GB
  • Developer: SQUARE ENIX INC
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 11.0
Score: 4
From 532 Ratings


[Recommended Hardware] 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! 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] iOS11.0 and Above [Supported Devices] iPhone 6 or Higher/iPad (5th Generation or Better)



  • Overrated and repetitive

    By Slender am is the best
    I purchased this game because it was highly recommended, but I was very disappointed. I am 19 hours in, at the town of Baccarat, and all I’ve managed to gather about the story is: the characters are chasing this guy, and once they catch him, he runs, and they have to track him down again. In between these dull events, is a million meaningless enemy encounters. It takes forever to do anything, and the soundtrack is also mediocre. There is nothing to like about this game. I tried to make myself like it, but it really is one repetitive, overrated game. Being that nearly all the Dragon Quest players agree that DQVIII is the best one, I do not see myself playing another Dragon Quest game ever again.
  • New Update

    By KJ5252
    I don’t know what all they did on this update (the first in two years) besides update the game to correspond with the iPhone X screen size, but they changed other stuff. The game runs so incredibly smoothly on my X now, it’s at least 30 FPS if not 60 constantly. If you have an iPhone X or newer I would greatly recommend this game. It’s always been a fantastic game, but with this newest update, they made it a fantastic port.

    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. I did end up losing my save and having to start over. I wish i never bought this Update: THANK YOU!
  • Great Port One Big Bug

    By Bradynt
    Seems to be great so far. The graphics are beautiful and the game play is smooth. Loading times are fast so overall great so far. One thing, the game crashes every time I try to check attributes. Nothing can be selected then my character can’t move and nothing works again until I close the game. If I just ignore that it’s overall solid but it would be great to get that fixed. 5 stars once that is fixed.
  • Where is the voiceovers?

    By Renodil
    How come we have to read everything they say in this instead of being able to hear them speak? I’m knocking off a star because there’s no voiceover work.
  • Frame Rate - Read This

    By MorningWoodward
    I was very concerned with frame rate before purchasing as I couldn't find anything reliable. I have an iPhone 7 and the game runs perfectly. Looks like 30 fps.
  • Good but no cloud save.

    By CaptainMorgansRum
    Looks really good on my iPhone X! I wish cloud save was working so I could continue to play on my iPad 😟 the only other thing is I really wish there was an option to download the voice acting. I do really miss that from the old PS days. Other than that the graphics and the smoothness really make for a wonderful game!
  • Woooo

    By Shidokan57
    Thanks for the iphone x update. Gonna play it again. More dragon quest games please. Maybe dq builders?
  • Great game that would be more popular if updated

    By Adamsbrew
    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!
  • Play your own audio

    By BpWally
    Unless you have AirPods in, you can’t play your own audio.