1001 Video Games
The PS2 version of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
North American version
The North American version of the game has been improved. It contains new voice acting, new animations, enhanced music and sound effects, additional spells and attacks, and a new menu interface. It is also the first game in the Dragon Quest series
to bear the Dragon Quest name (rather than Dragon Warrior) in North America. The North American version also became famous for shipping with a playable demo disc of Final Fantasy XII
The translation of the Japanese title in English is "Sky, Sea, Land and a Cursed Princess".
- 2005 – #8 Game of the Year
- 2005 – #3 PS2 Game of the Year
- 2005 – PS2 RPG of the Year