Mega Man X8 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2004
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 62
  2. Negative: 5 out of 62
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  1. MP83
    Aug 10, 2005
    6
    Quoting Marc D. " Stop messing around and go back to your roots Capcom. Not everything is better in 3D. Ask Contra and Castlevania."
  2. MarcD.
    Mar 26, 2005
    5
    I'm not being sentimental. I'm not some old fuddy duddy. Its fact. Mega Man is meant to be played in 2D. Stop messing around and go back to your roots Capcom. Not everything is better in 3D. Ask Contra and Castlevania.
  3. Jul 21, 2016
    5
    Mega Man X8 is okay but it is flawed still. The gameplay is now getting stall and the graphics are meh. The controls are mediocre. So this game is just okay. Not that special.

Awards & Rankings

#48 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#18 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. 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.
  2. And while the whole trial-and-error mechanic is enough to make you throw your controller down and never return, there's a rewarding feeling when you do finally win.
  3. 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.