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  • Summary: 8-Bit Armies is Petroglyph's first game in the 8-Bit RTS series. It commemorates the first Command & Conquer games with its accessible gameplay mechanics while providing a fun and timeless art style that introduces new players to the genre. A unique console controller scheme makes it easier8-Bit Armies is Petroglyph's first game in the 8-Bit RTS series. It commemorates the first Command & Conquer games with its accessible gameplay mechanics while providing a fun and timeless art style that introduces new players to the genre. A unique console controller scheme makes it easier than ever to build bases and command large armies without complex button memorization.

    FEATURES:

    * Jump right in with easy to understand modern military units and structures.
    * Play cooperatively or versus the AI choosing from multiple difficulty options.
    * Use classic RTS Base-Building mechanics to construct the ultimate HQ from which to attack your foes.
    * Explore a variety of locales, destroying everything that gets in your way with devastating superweapons.
    * Two campaigns with a total of 40 single-player combat missions for many hours of gameplay.
    * Join your friends to play 12 co-op missions against a variety of AI opponents.
    * Gather up to 8 online players to team up in one of the dozen multiplayer/skirmish maps.
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  1. Sep 19, 2018
    85
    8-Bit Armies is a game that deserves your attention.
  2. Sep 22, 2018
    80
    8-Bit Armies may look like a goofy spoof of real-time strategy games yet it's an impressively in-depth and enjoyable game that both genre newcomers and veterans will appreciate. Plus, the controls are handled perfectly for console.
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  1. Sep 24, 2018
    8
    This game has a generous amount of content available and I can see this being a game I return back to time and time again. I was veryThis game has a generous amount of content available and I can see this being a game I return back to time and time again. I was very surprised how easy the game was to understand and by them making it like this it meant that the frustration levels were kept to a minimum. There are quite a few maps available for you to hone your skills on and trying each map out is gun because there’s plenty of variety on each map. Playing with friends is really fun and I was really pleased to see that they included a number of missions you can complete with your friends. Constructing is simple yet very effective and I had lots of fun designing and building different compounds. I did enjoy the easy to pick up and play style it is a little bit too basic in some areas. The presentation side of the game didn’t do much for me and nothing much really stood out in both the visuals and sound design. When played for long periods you notice that it lacks depth so it’s best played in short bursts. if you’re like me then sometimes you’ll often get frustrated with some RTS game’s because they can get far too complicated and in the end you end up becoming frustrated and your enjoyment levels dwindle quite quickly. Thankfully 8-Bit Armies isn’t like this and instead you get a game that’s simple to understand and even though it’s a little basic in some areas I still enjoyed constructing and working my way through the generous amount of content that’s available to you. I would however still recommend that you play this game in short bursts though because it does get repetetive quite quickly. You can however combat this repetetiveness though by playing with friends because when played this way for me the game truly shined and if you like playing with friends you’ll be pleased to know that there’s plenty of variety present in the missions and the maps you end up doing these missions on. This then means that 8-Bit Armies gets a solid recommendation from me and as far as the RTS genre goes this is without a doubt a very good addition to the genre. Expand