Mega Man X8

Developer(s): Valuewave Co.,Ltd.
Publisher(s): Capcom
Genre: Action, Platformer
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN7.3/10, Metacritic68/100
Game description: Mega Man and his allies, Zero and Axl, team up and head to the moon in a mission to defeat the enemy and save mankind. As any one of these three characters, you must successfully jump, attack and use new weapons to gain access to new areas. Each area contains different challenges that help you build and acquire skills. Fight your way through 12 stages with settings ranging from space stations to lunar colonies and then replay the levels to discover new subquests.

Mega Man X8

Mega Man X8 NTSC-U Cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: E (Violence)
PEGI rating: 7+
GRB rating: ALL
Widescreen patch available
Progressive scan supported
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52988 & SLUS-20960
Japanese: SLPM-65730
German: SLES-52988
French: SLES-52988
Spanish: SLES-52988
Italian: SLES-52988
Korean: SLKA-25222
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20960
Release date: December 7, 2004
CRCs: 196DF4E5
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52988
Release date: February 11, 2005
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLKA-25222
NPJD-00115 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: February 3, 2005 (Korea)
March 10, 2005
December 16, 2015 (PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

In the aftermath of the terrible war started by Sigma in the previous game the human race has constructed a new line of Reploids to help them expand beyond Earth's shattered remains and colonize the untouched moon. Unfortunately, Sigma has corrupted these Reploids with his sinister DNA and its up to X, Zero and Axl to stop him before it's too late. And so begins Mega Man X8, a PlayStation 2 exclusive that mixes the 3D aspects of X7 and the old-school gameplay of X6.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Core i5-4570 @ 3.20 GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 4600
1.0.0 r5350 GSdx 5334 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X r5324 2.0.0
  • LilyPad svn r5282 0.11.0
BIOS: USA 2.20, If you encounter significant slowdown, please add extra rendering threads before adjusting other settings. Most of the time it lags when several enemies are doing things on the screen, as well as dialogue boxes within the stage. Other than that, no other speedhacks should be necessary. OhioGoysmash
NTSC-U Windows
  • AMD Intel i7 6700 @3.40ghz
  • GTX 1050 TI
1.7.0 g491b6e12f GSdx AVX2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: V2.30 HK, Game runs prefectly with just an fmv subtitle glitch Scalerize


  • Original names: ロックマンX8 (SLPM-65730), 록맨엑스8 (SLKA-25222)
  • Also known as RockMan X8 (JP, KO), Megaman X8 (EU)

Known Issues

FMV subtitles

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: FMV subtitles keep blinking
  • Workaround: None.