A New Wizardry for a New Generation The universe is in the throes of violent upheaval and change. Vast and mysterious forces are preparing for the final confrontation. A small group of heroes from distant lands must plunge into the heart of the maelstrom, to uncover long-forgotten secrets, and bring about a new era.
User reviews: Very Positive (133 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 15, 2001

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"This last and (along with Wizardry 7) arguably best of SirTech's Wizardry games improves on many core aspects of the series while making the move to 3D."
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A New Wizardry for a New Generation

The universe is in the throes of violent upheaval and change. Vast and mysterious forces are preparing for the final confrontation. A small group of heroes from distant lands must plunge into the heart of the maelstrom, to uncover long-forgotten secrets, and bring about a new era. Should they succeed, they will gain the powers of the gods themselves. If they fail, countless worlds will fall into the grip of darkness.

Wizardry 8 raises the standard for fantasy role-playing with a vengeance. Prepare yourself for a new level of excitement, immersiveness and depth that made role-playing games one of the best-selling, best-loved genres of all time.

Prepare to experience the culmination of a prestigious RPG series. Enter a vast world of intrigue and wonder. Unravel a gripping, non-linear storyline. Battle your way to victory using your swords, your magic, and your wits. Compete with rivals or align with allies as you struggle to ascend to the Cosmic Circle. Take the battle to the dreaded Dark Savant in Wizardry 8, the phenomenal conclusion to the Dark Savant trilogy, one of the most extensive and challenging stories ever told in classic role-playing games!

This is the legacy of Wizardry 8!

  • Explore a vast 3D world filled with action, magic and adventure. Wander through dark dungeons, lush landscapes, scorching volcanoes and even beneath the sea.
  • Create your own custom party of adventurers. Make a gnome gadgeteer, a lizardman fighter, a rawulf lord or even a faerie ninja. the possibilities are endless!
  • Choose a custom personality for each character and hear them speak over 100 lines of dialogue; Kindly or Chaotic, burly or surly-how your characters act is up to you.
  • Talk to dozens of intelligent characters. How you treat them determines whether they become powerful allies or deadly enemies.
  • Battle over 300 types of monsters in some of the most intense combat ever seen in an RPG. The unique auto-targeting system makes combat easy to learn, while the huge number of strategies adds unprecedented depth.
  • Advanced creature A.I. brings a new level of realism to RPGs. You don't just hunt the monsters-the roaming monsters hunt you.
  • Cast over 100 spells using a unique power-level system that guarantees that no spell ever becomes obsolete.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 233MHz Processor
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 8MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9 compatible card or onboard sound
    • Additional Notes: Sound Card and Mouse also required for the best experience
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium 333MHz Processor
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 16MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9 compatible card or onboard sound
    • Additional Notes: Sound Card and Mouse also required for the best experience
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Pentium 1GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 8MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor: Pentium 2GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 16MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
One of the best CRPGs in history. An absolute classic with immersive gameplay, tactical turn-based combat, countless race-class combinations and EPIC voice acting.

"I just saw 'em kidnap someone! Good looking woman, too... not that I wouldn't rescue an ugly woman if there were money in it. I'm not biased.
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(Myles, the local "businessman")
Posted: June 19
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
This is a game for you Magi-punk lovers. while you are confined to one planet, Mages in space is a ridiculously fun idea.

Designing a party of 6 right from the get go is also a very nice feature that a lot of games don't have these days, and it which lets you get into playing as your characters.

The game is a bit hard early on while you learn the controls and do your grinding, potentially learning what makes a bad party, (like one without a dedicated healer.)

I highly reccomend going into the controls and switching things to WASD, because arrow keys are agonizing to use. and it took me a while to find that holding right click let's you mouse control instead of the Numpad. once you get used to that, this game get's amazing.
Posted: June 22
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
One of the best old school first person dungeon crawlers ever made. This game is seriously fun for someone like me who enjoys keeping it old school when it comes to gaming. The little quips your party makes add to the entertainment value of the game. If you enjoy old RPGs than you have to play this game and the other Wizardry titles.
Posted: June 20
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.1 hrs on record
One of the best RPGs I've ever played. Vast options for character/party building, tons of personality (especially the hilarious voice acting,) large areas to explore that actually have interesting content in them, highly strategic (and frequently difficult) combat... Wiz8 just rules.

I tried 6 and 7 after this, but found 8 to be the only one that was palatable to me. If you want to try an old-school first person party-based RPG, but are afraid of the obtuse interface, this game does a great job of making that format accessible.
Posted: June 16
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
One of my favorite RPGs of all time. Love it!
Posted: June 28
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92 of 102 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Oh Steam, thank you!

Wizardry 8 is a wizened (ha) old game, having come out in 2001. That said, the old game has lost none of its charms. There is one race short of a dozen playable ones, and fifteen classes. Each race offers its own little perks, and each class has amazing abilities and powers. Combine this with the plethora of items and magic, and you'll be experimenting with different combinations over and over again.
That being said, it is an old game. The graphics are pixellated (go cry in Skyrim if that's what you care about, you horrid wretch) and the control system is outdated (I spent fifteen minutes pressing WASD until I realized it was the arrow keys that moved the party). And it has the "old school difficulty": if your party isn't properly made or if you're missing a member (IE: someone who can tank or cast spells), you're going to get mercilessly butchered by the first boss creature, repeatedly.

I'd recommend this game to all of my friends. It's amazing, it's fun, it's inviting, and it's dynamic. It's an age-old, forgotten gem that has lost none of its charm.

TL;DR: It's a better version of Legends of Grimrock

PS: Hey Steam, why not release other good, old games like Betrayal in Krondor/Antara while you're at it?
Posted: November 28, 2013
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