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In the late 22nd century, humans have commenced a construction of an orbital elevator to the Moon. A Reploid named Lumine was put in charge of the project. Lumine belonged to the new generation of Reploids, which were apparently unable to become Mavericks (i.e. turn hostile towards humans). Soon thereafter, Lumine was kidnapped by unknown assailants. The team of Maverick Hunters, composed of X, Axl, and Zero, must pursue the abductors and find what they were truly after. However, they will also have to deal with familiar enemies from the past...

Mega Man X8 is similar in visual style to earlier Mega Man X games, moving away from the 3D gameplay elements introduced by its predecessor. As in classic Mega Man games, the player is free to tackle the levels in any order, and must defeat a boss at the end of each. The player is able to control X, Axl, and Zero, which are distinguished by their gameplay style: X is able to equip body parts and armor, Axl specializes in guns and can also hover and glide in the air, while Zero focuses on short-range attacks.


Mega Man X8 Windows One of the cut-scenes.
Mega Man X8 Windows Enemy has trapped Megaman.
Mega Man X8 Windows R&D Lab
Mega Man X8 Windows Nice waterfall

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Alternate Titles

  • "洛克人X8" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ロックマンX8" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Rockman X8" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

FINALLY a great 3D Mega Man platformer. Windows CKeen The Great (142)
Wrong innovation make this game merely a total failure Windows Bregalad (938)

Critic Reviews

Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Jan 31, 2005 9 out of 10 90
neXGam Windows 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2005 75 out of 100 75
4Players.de Windows Oct 03, 2005 71 out of 100 71
1UP PlayStation 2 Dec 06, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 2 Mar 16, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameZone PlayStation 2 Dec 13, 2004 6.4 out of 10 64
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2005 61 out of 100 61
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Feb 18, 2005 12 out of 20 60
Gaming Age PlayStation 2 Dec 29, 2004 C+ 58


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