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For over a thousand years, the races of the Ancients and the Kreegans were waging an interstellar war. Eventually, the heroes of the planet Enroth and their allies managed to stop the invading Kreegans. However, the Ancients would rather see an entire world annihilated than let it fall into the hands of their sworn enemies. A planeswalker named Escaton, serving the Ancients, arrives on the continent of Jadame and unleashes a great storm, damaging the borders to Elemental Planes. Terrifying creatures begin to invade Enroth. Unexpectedly, the fate of the world lies in the hands of a lowly caravan guard from Dagger Wound Islands.

Day of the Destroyer is the eighth installment in the Might and Magic series, and a sequel to For Blood and Honor. The game's engine is virtually unchanged from the one used in the sixth game, apart from a few minor tweaks. The biggest difference from all the previous games in the series is the player's inability to create an entire party. Instead, the player generates one character, while the others at first act as NPCs in the game world and must be recruited. The active party can hold up to five characters. Instead of the traditional classes, the differentiation of the characters is mainly manifested in their races, which include, among others, minotaurs, vampires, and dark elves. The player can also choose to ally with different factions and complete different quests for them.


Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows Introduction
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows An aerial view of the town of Shadowspire, all gray-hued and ashy
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows The village elders
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows These ogres mages are formidable opponents even in turn-based combat.

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法門 VIII 毀天滅地" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Меч и Магия VIII: Эпоха Разрушителя" -- Russian spelling
  • "マイトアンドマジック デイ・オブ・ザ・デストロイヤー" -- Japanese spelling

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Unfairly ignored because of a dated engine Windows András Gregorik (65)

Critic Reviews

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Jul 05, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Pelit Windows Jun, 2000 83 out of 100 83
RPGFan Windows Mar 20, 2000 75 out of 100 75
PC Joker Windows Jul, 2000 72 out of 100 72
Clubic Windows May 03, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Windows Mar 22, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Quandary Windows May, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Mar 12, 2000 45 out of 100 45
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
ActionTrip Windows Mar 29, 2000 34 out of 100 34


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The German Art Edition (see cover section) is a fraud. It was the 1st and normal German box release, the Art booklet is normal content of the US-version, and this Art Edition wasn't limited - no other 1st German box release exists.

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