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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 An early battle in a pirate cave
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows Introduction: this is your supposed enemy, Escaton the Destroyer
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows Talking to an NPC in her house. Like many others, she can train you in a particular discipline. Note the beautiful background
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Windows Playing Arcomage - a special Might and Magic card game

Promo Images

Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer Magazine Advertisement
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" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "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... Windows Unicorn Lynx (181476)
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
NUKE Computer Gaming Windows 2000 79 out of 100 79
Gamer's Pulse Windows Apr 28, 2000 7.6 out of 10 76
Clubic Windows May 03, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Unlimited Windows Jun, 2000 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2000 59 out of 100 59
games xtreme Windows Aug 03, 2000 5.7 out of 10 57
PC Games (Germany) Windows May, 2000 56 out of 100 56 Windows Oct 06, 2000 9 out of 20 45
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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.

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