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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 Megaman in control center
Mega Man X8 Windows Weapon and item inventory
Mega Man X8 Windows Enemy has trapped Megaman.
Mega Man X8 Windows Megaman close-up.

Promo Images

Mega Man X8 Screenshot
Mega Man X8 Screenshot
Mega Man X8 Other
Mega Man X8 Screenshot

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 (165)
Wrong innovation make this game merely a total failure Windows Bregalad (968)

Critic Reviews

HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) PlayStation 2 Jan 22, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GamePlasma PlayStation 2 Jan 13, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2005 75 out of 100 75
PC Action (Germany) Windows Oct, 2005 72 out of 100 72
Playback Windows Feb, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Dec 06, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2005 61 out of 100 61
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Feb 18, 2005 12 out of 20 60
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Oct 20, 2005 12 out of 20 60
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Mar 15, 2005 51.5 out of 100 52


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