A turn based tactics game where the player commands a cast of unique heroes as they travel across space and time in order to power up and defeat the evil lord Cthulhu. Build up your party by destroying mini-bosses and their lackeys in preparation for the final battle to save the universe!
All Reviews:
Mixed (34) - 58% of the 34 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 15, 2020

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About This Game

8-Bit Attack: is a turn based tactics game where the player takes control of a hodgepodge of heroes from across multiple fantasy universes, and commands them as they defend the galaxy from evil. The evil lord Cthulhu and his minions of darkness threaten the destruction of all life as we know it, it is up to your strategy and wits to stop him. Battle through 4 types of levels before having to face the final boss himself, outfitting yourself with more gear and upgraded characters after each successful fight. Careful planning, coordinate attacks, and unique abilities are crucial in deciding whether your team emerges victorious, or falls victim to the invading monsters.

How to Play:

1) Determine Enemy Attacks: Choose which hero each enemy will be attacking for this combat sequence.

2) Determine Hero Attacks: Choose which heroes will attack which enemies. Will you gang up to take out the hardest hitting enemy, or target the enemy healer instead?

3) Use Hero Abilities: Heroes can use special abilities that greatly impact the battle. Some can attack an additional time, add critical strikes to their attacks, or heal allies!

4) Damage Phase: Heroes deal their attacks to enemies, and then enemies deal their attacks to heroes. This means you can target an enemy so he is killed before he is able to make a large attack!

5) Battle Again!: Enemies and players repeat the phases of combat again until all enemies or all heroes are dead.

6) Post Battle: Depending on the difficulty of the battle, medals are awarded to the player. The player can then spend these medals to upgrade their units with additional stats, healing potions, or more unique abilities!

7) After 4 rounds of fighting, the final boss appears... Lord Cthulhu. He is almost impossible to overcome, and will take an insane amount of planning and strategy to defeat. Think you are up for the task?


8-Bit Attack was originally a boardgame created by Petersen Games that successfully launched on kickstarter to the tune of $40,000+ in funding. One of the stretch goals for the kickstarter was this video game, so here we are! This game follows the same rules, characters, and core gameplay, but modified to be more friendly to a PC audience. We hope you enjoy the wonderful battles, art, and design as much as we do.
Visit https://petersengames.com/8bit/ for more details!

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7+
    • Processor: x86, x64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Must support DX10+
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Runs well on some mobile devices, but this version does have higher res textures.
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 3.4 Ghz Quad Core or better.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 40 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Should Exist.
    • Additional Notes: Disk space is recommended to keep a healthy PC!
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Sierra 10+
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz intel Core i3 Dual core.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 4670 256 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This was the oldest PC we could find, but it could probably run fine on even lower specs.
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.

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