iPhone 5 or Higher/iPad (3rd Generation or Better)
Please Note: iPhone 4 is not supported. Please take care to check below if your device is supported before downloading.
The phenomenally popular DRAGON QUEST VIII has sold 4.9 million units worldwide, and now it's coming to the iPhone and iPad for the first time!
This was the first title in the series to be presented in full 3D, and its exquisitely detailed world has to be seen to be believed!
Set off on an unforgettable adventure with Yangus, the bandit with a heart of gold, Jessica, the high-born magical minx, and Angelo, knight and lothario, by your side!
Everything you need is here in a single package!
Once the app is downloaded, there's no more to pay, as every last shred of content is yours to enjoy.
So get ready to play the epic that is DRAGON QUEST VIII from beginning to end—and far beyond!
Legends tell of an ancient sceptre, within which is sealed a fearsome power...
When the relic's long-dormant magics are awoken by the treachery of a malign magician, an entire kingdom falls into a cursed slumber, prompting a young soldier to embark on an unforgettable journey...
– Simple, Accessible Controls
The control system has been streamlined to work perfectly with modern touch interfaces.
The position of the directional pad can be adjusted freely, enabling players to switch between one-handed and two-handed play with a tap of the screen.
The combat system has also been reworked, allowing for one-tap battles as well as more complex play.
– The Tension System
During battle, you can select 'Psyche Up' to give your next attack some extra oomph!
The more you psyche a character up, the higher their tension will rise, until they finally reach an insane state known as super-high tension!
– Skill Points
Skill points are earned when your characters level up, and can be assigned to various skills in order to learn new spells and abilities.
This system allows you to perfectly tailor your team to your liking.
– Monster Teams
Certain monsters found in the field can be scouted for your monster team – if you're tough enough to beat them, that is!
Once assembled, your crack squad can take part in the fiercely contested tournaments held at the monster arena, and can even come to your aid in battle!
– The Alchemy Pot
Combine existing items to create entirely new ones!
Even the most unassuming objects could be ingredients for the greatest items of all!
Seek out the recipes hidden all over the world, and see if you can cook up something truly special!
– The Casino
Fans of the series will be pleased to learn that the casino is back, and fully-equipped for fun!
This time around, there are three exciting activities to enjoy: bingo, slot machines and roulette!
Just don't get so caught up in the action that you forget your adventure entirely!
[Supported Operating Systems]
iOS6.0 and Above
iPhone 4s*, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2*, iPad (3rd and 4th Generation), iPad Air, iPad mini*, iPad mini with Retina Display
The app cannot be guaranteed to run on devices which do not appear on the supported devices list. Please be aware that it will not run stably on iPhone 4.
Please be sure to double-check whether your device is supported before downloading the app.
* Using the App on iPhone 4s/iPad2/iPad mini
After extended play on these devices, some instability may occur, and the app may occasionally freeze or crash.
We apologise for the inconvenience, but please keep the following in mind while playing:
- Save your game often.
- When suspending play, please make sure to close the app completely via the recently used apps list.
- Frequent crashes can sometimes be remedied by restarting your device.
Fixed a bug
Ratings and Reviews
iCloud doesn’t work
I have been playing this game very casually for about 3 yrs now. Great game but now that I have a new iPhone X since my other one took a beating and does not fully work anymore. I cannot retrieve my old game save on the iCloud. Send tickets and nothing new really from what I have been reading from others with same problem. SE blames Apple and Apple blames SE. iCloud function used to work great for this game before and I noticed it stopped working roughly a year ago. I did not pay any real mind to it since I was not planning on a new phone then. Please fix this. A good amount of us paid full price for this when it can out such as myself which I believe was around $30. I also have every other dragon quest and final fantasy game you guys produced and all of their iCloud functions work perfectly fine. This is the only game where it doesn’t work from all of your titles I own. I’ve been a loyal customer when you were square soft and Enix apart since the late 80’s. Please fix. Thank you.
I like the minor changes. 3DS Soon.
I played the original PS2 version, and I really like the small changes made to the game.
The "Auto-walk" is great so you're only moving the camera rather than constantly keeping the joystick forward with your finger.
"Benediction" is removed, and EXP Needed is added into the "attributes" menu.
Hero no longer turns Super Saiyan when in "Super High Tension"; kind of a bummer but it's alright, we still get the Magic Bikini.
The new Menu UI is great, easy, and the directional joystick is adjustable to the Left/Center/Right positions, and in size.
On iPad, I recommend joystick on the sides, and in Small; Center position for iPhone/Touch.
**SPOILER**For those who played the original, "Alchemy" is now instantaneous rather than walking endlessly.
These are just a few great changes.
That being said, Nintendo 3DS has released the Japanese Remake, and soon for NA. New story scenes, maybe missions, and PLAYABLE CHARACTERS. As of now, I only know of 2 characters, maybe they've added more.
I'm on my 3rd Run now, and despite the guides made for beating the game, how the characters ends up becoming is UP TO YOU. Choose your role!
I love this game, it's just like the PS2 Version, brings back so many memories, I'm so happy I can play the full game on my iPhone, there are a few differences that I wish was kept from the original, there is no voice acting in a Cut scene, just text and reading, 2nd I read that Hero no longer goes super saiyan when he is fully psyched up, that bit disappointed, I love that look special being a big DBZ fan, and a few other small changes here and there, other then that, I love the game and will continue to play it 😊
Maybe if there are any updates coming can make Hero go super saiyan again, that would be awesome, thank you 🙂
- SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- 1.8 GB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.