[Recommended Hardware]
iPhone 6 or Higher/iPad (5th Generation or Better)

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...

Game Features
– 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]
iOS11.0 and Above

[Supported Devices]
iPhone 6 or Higher/iPad (5th Generation or Better)

What’s New

Version 1.1.3

It corresponds to the screen size of iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

Adamsbrew ,

Great game that would be more popular if updated

I never got around to playing the DQ series on NES or PS2, though the iOS version has definitely shown me what I’ve missed out on. Every bit as good as Zelda IMHO. The one major drawback, and something that could be so easy to fix — it’s a very clunky control system to play on iPads (especially iPad Pro) — at the very least, of you could make it where the directional pad is off to the left or right , it would turn this into a hand cramp magnet , into something that’s quite a pleasure to use. It would be just a minor update, taking less than an hour I imagine, yet could improve the experience drastically for gamers.

I don’t mind that the orientation is stuck in vertical as much as some, but if you could fix that one gripe, I would be much more willing to invest in the other DQ games. DQ deserves every bit as much attention as the final fantasy series, and would benefit even more if you could eventually add MFI controller support, but at the very least, please adjust the position of directional controls .. maybe even add a dual joystick that appears where player puts thumbs, one for direction, the other, for camera. Thanks!

Miss Misnomer ,

Brilliant as ever, portrait mode a massive pain

DQ8 is easily the most visually gorgeous game in the franchise: vast open world, lovely attention to detail, cutscenes that ooze personality, and Toriyama’s iconic art style.

This app continues the series tradition of extremely high-quality mobile ports—I’ve had no crashes, no lag, just smooth sailing all the way. My only complaint is that the fixed portrait mode, a longtime quirk of the mobile versions, becomes wildly annoying in ways it hasn’t been in the past. Previous games have all been top-down, so while the aspect ratio has always been a little restrictive it has never truly gotten in the way; however in this eighth installment even the ability to toggle the camera can’t make visibility any less like looking through a crack in a door and it makes navigating frustrating. I don’t know how big a job it would be to offer a landscape orientation, but it would be deeply appreciated.

Tangx63 ,

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.


1.6 GB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2004, 2013-2016 ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved.


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