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8-Bit Armies is a quasi-retro real-time strategy game that uses a simplified version of the Command & Conquer formula, featuring 25 campaign missions, 12 co-op missions, 8-player multiplayer, and destructible environments. Its specific visual theme involves a 3D engine with blocky graphics inspired by 8-bit video games.

Resource management is based on harvesters and refineries. The resources are then converted into credits used to build barracks, motor pools, turrets and other types of buildings. Armies can be built quickly by queuing up units so resources are spent as soon as they are available. Structures can also be repaired. Missions have three difficulty levels with primary and secondary objectives.

Skirmish and multiplayer games have three modes or victory conditions: Annihilation (destroy all enemy units and structure), Destroy HD (instant win after destroying the enemy headquarters) and Production Only (win after destroying all production facilities such as the HQ, factories and refineries).

The base game has only a single faction, the Renegades. An additional Guardians faction is available as free DLC for multiplayer matches, while the Guardians campaign is commercial DLC.


8-Bit Armies Windows Mission loading screen
8-Bit Armies Windows Main menu
8-Bit Armies Windows The environments can be busy, hindering the movement of a large army.
8-Bit Armies Windows Overview for the Renegades co-op campaign

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8-Bit Armies Screenshot
8-Bit Armies Screenshot
8-Bit Armies Screenshot
8-Bit Armies Screenshot


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It's official, Petroglyph Games can't make RTS games anymore Plok (81361) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars

Critic Reviews

CGMagazine / Comics and Gaming Magazine May 25, 2016 8 out of 10 80
SelectButton May 31, 2016 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Apr 22, 2016 68 out of 100 68 May 02, 2016 65 out of 100 65
DarkZero May 30, 2016 6 out of 10 60
GameWatcher / Strategy Informer Apr 24, 2016 5 out of 10 50


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Plok (81361) added 8-Bit Armies (Windows) on Jun 01, 2016