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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Mostly Positive (70 reviews) - 77% of the 70 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (1,157 reviews) - 82% of the 1,157 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 22, 2016

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June 30

Quick Hotfix Today

Hey gang!

We patched the game this afternoon to handle a weird text issue on a few of the translated languages. Nothing serious.

Have fun and enjoy the holiday Americans! For the rest of ya, have fun anyway!


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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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“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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