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 (246 reviews) - 95% of the 246 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2001

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December 5, 2015

New update out now

Hello everyone,

A small update for Wizardry 8 is available now. It contains the following:

  • (Windows) nGlide was updated to 1.04 from 1.02
  • (Mac OS X) The game will now launch on OS X 10.11
  • (Mac OS X) Wine was updated to 1.7.54

Enjoy!

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About This Game

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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 233MHz Processor
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 8MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2015
6 bats, 5 bugs, 12 slimes came down the corridor at once and took me like 15 mins to kill everything. Its D&D meets Legends of Grimlock without the puzzels. 11 races, 15 classes, dozens of spells, lots of skills. Leveling up is xp based plus skills gain through use in addition to level-up points. Multi-class any of your 6 character party!

Its very slow. But I think that's a plus. I enjoy long slow games that challange me. Combat is done VERY good once I figured it out. Just requires some patience. Its an old game but I think the graphics are quite alright. I play in windowed mode so I can chat and do other stuff too (search online for the tweak). One thing I like is the way battles can be automated or micromanaged. Positioning, formation and knowing when to use spells is critical! Save early, save often.

A strong and intresting tactical cRPG. I give this a strong 4/5
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2015
I have 100's if not 1000's of hours in this game (before it was on steam). This is, IMHO, the very best game in the genre. No one has ever even come close (exept possibly Wizardy 7). New games in the genre are ok (Grimrock 1 and 2), but they have nothing on the deapth of this game...
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2015
This is the best RPG I have ever played. I will say that flat and simple. It has the best replay value of all RPGs I have played, best party building system, best leveling system, and great and unique combat system too. THe only con I can think of is the graphics very much how its an old game. It is about a slight step up from N64 graphics is all, but damn the gameplay is good. It is a complex game, but very straight forward like chess. The rules of chess are easy to learn, but figuring out how you want to play and the best way to play are a whole other thing.
This game is worth $10. Ive got 25 hours right now and I'm still fighting with restarting and just trying out combinations of parties. I haven't even gotten 1/4 through thew game yet. I make progress fine, but I learn more about the enemies and flow of combat and think "Oh wait I can do that! ok I'm ganna make another party with that in mind now"

You can do almost anything you want too. Want all ranged members? all melee or magic? no problem you can do it, but it will take some time to tweak the and figure out how to make it be good, but the point is you can!

My favorite RPGs before this were probably golden sun and legend of dragoon. If your like me you or like either of those games you will LOVE this game.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2015
Don't be discouraged. I read some of the negative reviews saying this did not work with newer computers and operating systems. However my love for this classic RPG drove me to buy it anyway, and it works flawlessly.

Short rundown of system specs:
Windows 8.1
Intel I7 4790K Processor
EVGA GeForce GTX 980
16GB of DDR3 Ram

The game started up without any extra tinkering on my end. Valve has yet again provided a classic game that runs on new systems.

Gameplay:
Like many others here, i have put 100's of hours into this game outside of steam. What you need to know getting into it, is that this is a very challenging, but rewarding RPG. You will have characters die, sometimes even wipeing your whole team. You will forget to save and have to restart from your last autosave(you did enable that right?). You may even have to leave an area to come back later because the enemies are just too strong. If you like challenging, long lasting game experiences, this is the game for you. If your looking for a strategic game, with turn based combat, and loveable characters, this game is for you. If you want to spend $10, and hide in a cave and play a RPG for a month, this game is perfect for you!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,307.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
To this day W8 is STILL probably the best RPG ever made IMHO. I have never spent the big bucks on any of the newer games, nor do I have the hardware to handle any of them with my poor old machine, but I've logged A WHOLE LOT of hours on W8.
And ya know what? I'm gonna log some more here in a few minutes :-)
I can't say this about many other games on Steam, but I do say this about W8:
BUY THIS GAME
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