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 (220 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 15, 2001

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Includes 3 items: Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge, Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant, Wizardry 8

 

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"The last game in the Wizardry 6, 7, 8 trilogy - challenging turn-based combat game MUST PLAY for every true CRPG fan - two thumps up! "

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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

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
    • 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
43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Length of Time Played: ~300 Hours (On and Off Steam)
Distance Played: Beaten the Game on Ironman Mode
Personal Grade: A+ (5th Favorite Game of All Time)

Opinion of Each Aspect

Grading System - Outstanding, Excellent, Good, Acceptable, Poor, Horrendous, Abysmal

Gameplay: Outstanding
Stability: Excellent
Story: Outstanding
Controls: Excellent
Graphics: Excellent
Music: Outstanding
Sounds: Outstanding
Difficulty: Excellent

Notes: + (Positives), = (Small Gripes), - (Negatives)

+ Expansive world to explore
+ Vast array of characters to play as
+ Customization like crazy
+ Enthralling storyline that continues from Wizardry 7
+ Engaging combat
+ Plenty of NPCs to talk to

= The difficulty can be a tad unforgiving at times
= Movement is slippery when running
= Combat can be a tad slow when fighting large groups of enemies
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
This is a classic cRPG (Computer RPG) from long ago (early 2000!). A fantastic first person adventure, and a game not for the feint of heart. If you yearn for a game with little to no handholding, a game thats going to frustrate you with its overwhelming odds (seriously, 8 ♥♥♥♥ing Acidvines right after the monestary you dirty dirty game I am gonna kill you) but give you that sense of pure satisfaction when you stomp those bloody ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ mobs, this is the game for you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
This was the first Wizardry game I ever picked up some 13 years ago, and I still have my boxed copy around somewhere. It can be a little confusing for new players (the manual helps a lot) and some parts are a bit grindy, but the sense of adventure and exploration combined with your characters progress while levelling, make this a definite recommendation for RPG fans.

Roughly 100 hours played, years before Steam was released.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
REASON FOR NEGATIVE IS BASED ONLY ON THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE GAME ON MODERN PC.

Avoid this game if you have a modern computer. Starting it up is a nightmare - tends to crash for no apparent reason. Seems to hate my multiscreen setup and graphics card which shows itself in the form of starting once in a while, while refusing to start again for the rest of the day.

Possibly great RPG with awesome story and world, but it's slightly difficult to enjoy it when you never no if it will start or not.

CONCLUSION:
get this if you have access to an older computer that can run it with no issues.
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