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.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (23) - 82% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,207) - 82% of the 1,207 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 22, 2016
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September 22

8-Bit Armies Update #46 - 09/22/17

Hey everyone! Happy Fall Update!

With the seasonal change today we though it was a good time to do a balance patch, which we have been experimenting with for some time now. In addition, we also fixed (hopefully) a rare crash on startup that a few users were having.

Have fun!

BALANCE CHANGES:

  • SUPERWEAPON STRUCTURES (ALL FACTIONS): Build cost reduced to 1500 (was 2000)
  • DRAGON: Health reduced to 180 (was 200), The damage over time effect on the anti-air shot has been removed; base damage remains the same.
  • FLOATING BRAIN: Attack range increased to 600 (was 500)
  • BLAST BUG: Base damage reduced to 16 (was 18)
  • OGRE: Movement speed increased to 190 (was 180)
  • GREMLIN: Build cost reduced to 120 (was 160), Build time reduced to 10 (was 15)
  • RESOURCE ENHANCER (MARINES): Power drain reduced to 80 (was 100)
  • TECH LAB (MARINES): Power drain reduced to 130 (was 150)
  • CLOAKING GENERATOR (MARINES): Power drain reduced to 130 (was 150)
  • POWER PLANT (MARINES): Build cost reduced to 300 (was 350), Build time reduced to 15 (was 20)
  • HEAVY DRONE: Build time increased to 20 seconds (was 18)
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July 25

8-Bit Armies Game Update #45 - 07/25/17

Hi everyone!

We continue to monitor our multiplayer statics and read through the forums to determine if there are any corrections that need to be made to balance or the game in general. Thanks to you, we've identified a number of small tweaks that needed to be made - especially to Regent mode in multiplayer.

Have fun!

-8Bit

PATCH NOTES:
GENERAL:
  • Added new armor type "Neutral" to game. This will not show up in the GUI listing since it is only used for the Regents in Assassination mode. Neutral armor removes all damage modifiers from weapons - the target will take the weapon's base damage from attacks.
  • The Regent unit for all factions (used in Assassination Mode) have been updated to use Neutral Armor.
  • Shortened a variety of non-english texts to fit properly within the UI

UNIT/STRUCTURE BALANCE:
  • Cannon Turret (Guardians): Damage type changed to Neutral, Base damage increased to 20 (was 15), Shot speed slowed to 1.5 (was 1.0), Can now target aircraft
  • Wraith (Deathsworn): The heal effect was not stacking to 3 as intended (like all other healers) - this has been fixed, Heal aura increased to 300 radius (was 250) to match skeleton conversion effect radius, Build cost reduced to 140 (was 160).
  • Ballista (Lightbringers): Line of attack widened slightly; damage remains the same, but it should be easier to hit with it.
  • Phoenix (Lightbringers): Base damage reduced to 14 (was 16), AoE radius of shots reduced to 30 (was 50).
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Reviews

“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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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