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:
Mixed (22) - 68% of the 22 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,297) - 81% of the 1,297 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 22, 2016

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November 10, 2017

8-Bit Armies Update #48 - 11/10/17

Greetings once again!

We're making a balance tweak today to fix a problem found in our last update. Thanks for all the feedback and help in identifying this issue!


  • GUARDIANS - HEAVY DRONE: Fixed issue with Machine Gun weapon timing that was causing the DPS to be double the intended value.
  • LIGHTBRINGERS - AIR ELEMENTAL: Build cost reduced to 130 (was 150), Build time reduced to 13 (was 15)
  • LIGHTBRINGERS - TREANT: Health reduced to 175 (was 190)
  • MARINES - OGRE: Health reduced to 230 (was 250); shield health remains the same
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October 27, 2017

8-Bit Armies Update #47 10/27 @ 12:00pm PST: Balance Updates!

It's time for another balance update based on our awesome players and a little bit of internal research! Have fun and enjoy the player-sponsored tournament!


  • MARINES BARRACKS: Build cost reduced to 300 (was 400), Build time reduced to 15 (was 20)
  • MARINES HEAVY FACTORY: Build cost reduced to 575 (was 700), Build time reduced to 25 (was 30)
  • MARINES DRONE WORKS: Build cost reduced to 575 (was 700), Build time reduced to 25 (was 30)
  • MARINES SHRIKE: Build cost reduced to 150 (was 180), Build time reduced to 12 (was 15)
  • MARINES HARPY: Adjusted spacing of attack to make it more accurate. DPS did not change.
  • GUARDIANS HEAVY DRONE: Weapons targeting has been adjusted; rockets are now only fired at air, machine gun only fires at ground. The MG weapon has been changed to NEUTRAL damage. It is now a continuous fire weapon (not volleys). This sets the DPS to a consistent 6.0 vs. all ground target types. Rocket damage and timing has not changed.
  • DEATHSWORN SHAMAN: Air attack damage changed to neutral (this is mostly for data clarity since the anti-air damage was already 1-1).
  • CYCLOPS: Increased AoE radius of club hit to 75 (was 50)
  • RENEGADES HEAVY TANK: Anti-Air rocket base damage increased to 5 (was 4)
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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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