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  • Summary: Starring Mega Man and allies Zero and Axl, the eighth "X" saga is an all new action-adventure packed with more features, depth and variety than the series has ever seen. Your quest begins with war-torn Earth, left in shambles after the fall-out of Sigma's war on the planet. Humankind, planning a mass exodus to the moon, has been mass-producing a new generation of robot reploids to start colonizing it. But Sigma has corrupted their DNA to make them turn on humans. This time, you and your team-mates must head to outer space and eventually the moon on an out-of-this world mission of epic proportions to save mankind! [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. This game is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, even when you are dying over and over. Like "Prince of Persia," it's that one time you actually make it all happen that has you forgetting how many times you hit retry.
  2. Old-school fans will rejoice, and maybe a new generation will now understand why Mega Man is awesome. [Jan 2005, p.124]
  3. The stages are challenging, the bosses are interesting, though a bit predictable, and the game is just about classic platforming fun.
  4. 70
    The story's dry as a bone, but that's not what you're playing Mega Man for anyway. The only truly glaring flaw: there are some lame 3D shooter sections, and while they aren't as frustrating (or prolific) as those in X7, surmounting them will still test your patience more than your ability with a joypad.
  5. Better than most of the series' efforts, this is still a painfully stunted experience. The art team give things a nice visual nudge, but the focus still needs to fall on the core gameplay.
  6. Eliminates some of the annoyances of its predecessor. However, while that's all well and good, X8 can still often be an intensely frustrating game, and still isn't especially fun.
  7. 40
    Maybe our blue buddy needs to take a breather for a little while, replace his outdated circuitry, and make another run in a few years' time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. JonL.
    Feb 7, 2005
    10
    The best Mega Man X game yet. No X game can compare to it's greatness.
  2. DerekT.
    Feb 9, 2005
    10
    I picked this one up and started playing start to finish. Benn a fan of the X series through its ups and downs and this is definitely the best.
  3. Dark5523Chaos
    Mar 4, 2005
    10
    This game is more challenging than I thought.... It was quite fun to know that the game's bosses can give you a hard time if you fight them without their weaknesses. But I still have to comment about the "spikey" areas and the racing-based stages in the game! Expand
  4. Msonic
    Apr 24, 2005
    9
    Wow. It seems Capcom finally learned their lesson. After of all of the huge disappointments of X5, X6 and X7. (Which X5 and X6 weren't bad, unlike X7) X8 really did go well, infact I think it's close to be great as X4 and X2. (my favorite X games) Expand
  5. KipR
    Nov 28, 2009
    8
    A real cool game. Probably my favorite since the very first. There are two bummer levels, but besides that, that game is exciting through every second. Maybe not the top choice for those who dislike 2D side-scrollers, but a treasure trove for those who are fans. Expand
  6. JoseS.
    Aug 8, 2005
    8
    CAPCOM has made a great step with MMX8!!! with all that new stuff, metals, weapons, and FINALLY 2 armors once again. MegamanX8 has GREAT graphics, very detailed, incredible variety of gameplay, with a lot of moves with Zero, attacks with X, Cool Ratchet&Clank style weapons with Axl, the awsomes double attacks....and an incredible plot. AND IN 2D all this make this game very enjoyable and fun. Im a megaman fan since a remember.....the first "mega" game I played was X1....and i loved it. with the first 2D (i mean ALL 2D) megaman game on the ps2....capcom has finally decided that is time to put more things on this legendary saga.... to make it shortly this are the things that makes MegamanX8 a Greatest HIts (I hope!!): -very detailed graphics, make the attacks much more interestings -the 3 navigators, the 2 armors and a lot of upgrades put more freedom to the game -the new and cool Double Attack -A LOT of hidden items and weapons (which make the game more depth...because you can end the story but not have all....gotcha;) -the Metals (money)....finally we have a reason to repeat levels!!! -the first game in the world with ALL 2d gameplay but very strong 3d graphics and movie pics But of course not all the games are X-Cellent.....the bad thing are like the difficulty levels.....on easy mode you can easly on 3 or even 2 days complete the game. also the game is (again) short for a ps2 game.....one first level....8 bosses level....2 other level and the final......ONLY 12....the number may be kind of big.....but the large in each level is not that long. CAPCOM SHOULD NOT PUT DIFUCULTY LEVEL (or maybe just Normal and Hard) SO THE DIFFICULTY WILL HELP THE SHORT GAME. MegamanX8 is a great game.....incredible detailed graphics....depth story.....more weapons and upgrades that the saga has ever had....lot of HIDDEN items ( i write it like that because if you are playing without any cheat or hint it will be very difficult to complete the game in 100%........well in easy mode....much of the items are already in the R&D lab).... MY OPINION: max 10 GRAPHICS: 9 SOUND EFFECTS AND MUSIC: 7.5 STORY (well...this is only for fans): 7 FUN FACTOR: 8 GAMEPLAY: 7.5 DEPTH AND VARIETY: 8.5 im sure Caocom has no excuses for not make an incredible MegamanX9 for the ps3 (i said becuase the next year the ps3 is gonna come out and Capcom surely want to make Megaman great again) unfortunetly Capcom made a HUGE error with MegamanX7.....that was just a failure.....and has lost some fans. I dont know what happened, Capcom make the megaman series evolved very good....from NES to SNES with MegamanX.....form the SNES to the Playstation with MegamanX4....and also x5 and X6 were great....unfortunetly they were almost the same..........but with X8.....MEGAMAN HAS COME BACK BAY!!....YEAH!! who could think...that Im Colombian? Expand
  7. Dec 9, 2013
    4
    Nonsensical, unnatural and laughable story accompanied with a gameplay that looks pretty but has lost all the previous essence. Mega Man is dead unless a total reboot. Expand

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