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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.

Screenshots

Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows These unassuming creatures can turn the party to stone!
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows The giant crystal that caused the original upheaval
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows Dagger Wound Island has a tropical feel, with "tribal" elements in the architecture
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows Entering this troll tomb with a slower computer is an exercise in frustration - there are many, many doors, each of which must close before the next one opens!

Promo Images

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Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Screenshot
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Screenshot
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Screenshot

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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User Reviews

A minotaur, a dragon, and a lich walk into a bar... Oleg Roschin (181732) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Unfairly ignored because of a dated engine András Gregorik (65) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jul 05, 2000 85 out of 100 85
GameSpy Apr 11, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Gry OnLine Dec 21, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Computer Games Magazine Mar 15, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Mar 22, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2000 59 out of 100 59
Privat Computer PC 2000 55 out of 100 55
incite PC Gaming Jun, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Revolution Apr 01, 2000 D 25

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Trivia

German version

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

Related Web Sites

  • 3DO Company Homepage (All the Products Of 3DO including Might and Magic Series are available here)
  • Faqs and walkthrough (posted on gamefaqs.com)
  • Hints for MM8 (Hints arranged to give you subtle clues before final solutions are revealed. Help you solve the game yourself.)
  • Wikipedia Entry (Information on Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer in the free online encyclopedia: Wikipedia.)
Bilal Ibrar (56) added Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer (Windows) on Aug 16, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Max Tikhonov (952)