8-Bit Armies is a retro Real-Time Strategy game. With a colorful, blocky voxel art style, 8-Bit Armies is Petroglyph's most fast-paced, friendly, and accessible RTS game to date. Featuring a campaign of 25 single-player missions, 12 co-op missions, multiplayer and skirmish modes.
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Very Positive (1,115 reviews) - 82% of the 1,115 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 22, 2016

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June 15

8-Bit Armies Game Update #44 - 06/15/17

Greetings once again! It's time for patch #44! (Can you believe 44 game updates?!)

As always. we review the forums and emails that come in to our support team on a regular basis. Today, we're releasing a patch to fix some smaller but still potentially annoying issues that you've reported to us.

We think you'll be happy with some of these updates and just wanted to say thank you for letting us know what needed to get fixed. Once again we're very appreciative for all your help in continuing to make the game better.

Let us know how you feel about the update and please send us an email if there's still something that needs to be looked at.



  • Added server functionality to clean up old replays after 4 months if they have not been downloaded

  • Updated Master Text Mod file to match all latest new features

  • Superweapon countdown timers will sometimes get stuck in a ready state, or not appear at all

  • The skull and crossbones icon for defeated players doesn't always appear when a player disconnects

  • Occasionally a player may untick ready just as the host has hit start which caused the game to go into an unresponsive state.

  • Fixed a variety of Turkish text length problems

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April 28

8-Bit Armies Game Update #43 - 04/28/17

Alright! Time for a few balance adjustments per your feedback, and some desperately needed tweaks to one of our translated languages.

First - all those balance changes. We have been watching a LOT of games, and listening to your feedback and we are really close to an even win ratio across all factions. Still, we want to keep an eye on it and ensure that nothing in the game is under or over-powered. The changes we're making today should help keep everything in check.

Second, one of you pointed out that our Turkish language support was REALLY off - and it turns out that many of the lines were adjusted by one spot. This is fixed now, so please take another look and let us know if you find something wrong (with any of the languages..)

We thank you for your continued support! Have a great weekend!



  • Starting units changed to 1 Grenade Infantry and 2 Engineers (was 2 Grenade Infantry and 1 Engineer)
  • Siege Artiller Speed reduced to 260 (as 280)
  • Heavy Drone build time reduced to 18 (was 20), Will now use rockets when targeting Paladins and Warriors.
  • AA Drone build cost increased to 100 (was 80)

  • Starting units changes to 2 Archers and 1 Warrior (was 1 Archer and 2 Warriors)
  • Dragon build cost reduced to 230 (was 250), build time reduced to 18 (was 20), base damage for Anti-Air attack increased to 15 (was 12)
  • Watchtower build time increased to 20 (was 18), Health reduced to 350 (was 450)

  • Treant, AoE damage reduced to 4 (was 8) - main target damage remains unchanged, health reduced to 190 (was 200)
  • Ranger speed reduced to 280 (was 300), Ground-to-ground weapon range reduced to 750 (was 800), Ground-to-air weapon range reduced to 850 (was 900)
  • Arrow Tower build time increased to 20 (was 18), health reduced to 350 (was 450)

  • Tripod health reduced to 250 (was 280)
  • Blast Bug build cost increased to 300 (was 280), health reduced to 200 (was 220)
  • Mothership health reduced to 180 (was 200), build cost increased to 320 (was 300)

  • HQ starting power reduced to 60 (was 100)
  • Ogre health/Shields increased to 250/100 (was 200/100)
  • Harpy build cost reduced to 150 (was 200)
  • Manticore range increased to 850 (was 800), move speed increased to 200 (was 180)

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“This is probably the most beginner-friendly entry the genre has seen in the last decade, and it just works.”
Gaming Nexus

“The ex-Westwood guys did an awesome job here! Clearly recommended for purchase.”
HQ Gaming Network

“For fans of old Command & Conquer, this should be high on your list. A great title for those looking to get into the RTS genre or return to the classic RTS formula.”
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About This Game

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)

System Requirements

    • 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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