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8-Bit Armies

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A Blast From the Past!
8-Bit Armies is a retro Real-Time Strategy game for the PC. With a colorful, blocky voxel art style, 8-Bit Armies is Petroglyph's most fast-paced, friendly, and accessible RTS game to date. Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of military units, and ultimately crush your opponents! 8-Bit Armies features offline single-player missions, two-player cooperative missions, AI skirmish mode, and Player-vs-Player Multiplayer modes running on dedicated game servers.

Initial release includes:
  • 25 offline campaign missions
  • 12 co-op missions to play with your friends
  • 10 multiplayer/skirmish maps that support up to 8 players online
  • AI with multiple difficulty options to play with cooperatively or fight against
  • Classic Base-Building mechanics let you construct the ultimate HQ from which to launch attacks against your foes
  • Destructible environments on maps ranging from small to very large
  • Easy to understand modern military units and structures lets RTS beginners jump right in
  • From the same team that brought you RTS classics such as Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War, and Grey Goo

8-Bit Armies is for anyone that enjoys RTS games, or felt overwhelmed by more serious games. With hours of solo and co-op gameplay included, there's something here for everyone!More reviews from game journalists...
"Its biggest offering to the RTS genre is its brilliant retro design and vivid, colourful graphics coupled with easy-to-learn gameplay. For those intimidated by the complexity of RTS games, 8-Bit Armies is a great place to start."
- CGMagazine

"Simple and balanced game play make 8-bit Armies an indie game gem! I wasn’t kidding when I said that I can’t stop playing this game, it is that good!"
- Just Press Start

"I love the the game, and it is definitely worth buying." and... "It's a fun, fun game and I'm absolutely, absolutely loving it!"
- Worth A Buy (YouTube)
Release date
SOEDESCO Publishing
Petroglyph Games
Petroglyph, Petroglyph Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows Vista SP2
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 or ATI Radeon HD 3870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz+ Quad Core Processor
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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64 Bit Armies
Win a skirmish or multiplayer game vs. 6 hard AIs.
Droning On
Win a skirmish game against at least one hard AI with the Guardians faction.
Fun with Factions
Choose Guardians and ally with Renegade player against other humans.
For Great Justice!
Complete the Guardians campaign with every mission set to hard.
Is it Hot in Here?
Kill at least 40 units with a single nuke.
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Map editor tutorial
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8-Bit Armies reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game is, in my Opinion, suitable for People who Are still too complicated to play games like Company of Heroes. With 8-bit Armies, you can get into the whole System and continue to wrap up your Style of play. :^)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Very good Game for in between. The Units are well balanced and fully designed. The solo campaign is fun-the advanced system, where you get more Start-Ressurcne after every Success, I think is very good
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Microsoft from Deutsch
8-Bit Armies 15 Euro + 8-Bit horn for 2 New Factions and completely equal Game 15 Euros and then 8-Bit invaders that same as with 8-Bit Hordes for 15 Euros. So ridiculous rather than for 2.50 Diccs per Faction. All three Games almost completely the same. Can't I recommend I prefer 8-Bit Armies Arena.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Excellent RTS game. Since C & C, I had already given up hope that an RTS could ever come, but there it is! Of Course, there are still a few Contents missing, but the Bidding, which is available to play so far, is already quite a bit. Plus Point in my Opinion for the Soundtrack. This is where C & C Feeling Comes up. Just horny!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Unfortunately disappointing. 8-Bit Armies is a Game with a lot of Potential. I really liked the Screenshots and my own Graphic Style was convincing. But unfortunately, the Scope of the Game was disappointing. Two blasphemous Factions and not even Technologies? Well, maybe it's Fun to play this Game in Multiplayer with Friends, but if you want a new Game à la Command & Conquer, you'd better not access it here and enjoy the old Games.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
8-Bit Armies is a very nice Game to play it with his Friends or even alone in the 1 against 1 or 2 against 2 Are to 4 against 4 in Teams or Even free for all up to 8 Games. Creating The Lobby and starting a Game goes very quickly and easily. One has the opportunity to choose between zewei Faction (Renegades/Guardians). Then it starts, you build your Army similar to Starcraft and go into battle. This can be both slow and ' tacktic ' and quickly at the beginning to rouse the Opponent dead. However, the Game seems to have a Problem, for example, if you fight each other in 2 versus 2 all at once with a very large Army that the Game jerks massively and it runs on the Screen as in Slow Motion (With me and 3 of my Friends). This doesn't have to be the case with everyone, but we 4 own one of my opinion of ' ' good ' PC and I don't know for sure if something can be done by the Developers ' pages there or if it's because of the Computer Performance that it doesn't run smoothly in some Situations. Otherwise good Game, as I said with Friends, it is most fun, but that is almost everywhere.
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