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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 These ogres mages are formidable opponents even in turn-based combat.
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows An important building in Ravenshore - the "enter" screens are beautifully done throughout the game.
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows In the tavern, you can play this mini-game.
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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 András Gregorik (65) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

NUKE Computer Gaming 2000 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2000 75 out of 100 75
PC Gamer Brasil Nov, 2000 71 out of 100 71
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr 29, 2000 67 out of 100 67
IGN Mar 22, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Absolute Games ( Mar 12, 2000 45 out of 100 45
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 01, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
incite PC Gaming Jun, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Gamer UK Aug, 2000 27 out of 100 27


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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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Bilal Ibrar (41) added Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer (Windows) on Aug 16, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Max Tikhonov (949)