8-Bit Hordes

Petroglyph, SOEDESCO Publishing

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
63
Top Critic Average
29%
Critics Recommend
Based on 14 critic reviews
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8-Bit Hordes

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCAug 12, 2016
PlayStation 4Feb 1, 2019
Xbox OneFeb 1, 2019

Developer: Petroglyph

Publisher: SOEDESCO Publishing

Genres: Simulation, Strategy

The Hordes are Coming! From the team that brought you 8-Bit Armies comes a new fantasy RTS as fast-paced and friendly as the original! 8-BIT HORDES is a colorful strategy-arcade game that is easy to learn for players of all skill levels. Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of orcs or humans and ultimately crush your opponents! 8-Bit Hordes features offline single-player missions, two-player cooperative missions, AI skirmish mode, and Player-vs-Player Multiplayer modes running on dedicated game servers. 8-Bit Hordes includes all the following: 2 Factions - The Dark Orcs and their Undead allies versus those annoyingly cheery Humans, Dwarves and Elves of the Lightbringers. 24 offline campaign missions 12 co-op missions to play with your friendly fiends 10 multiplayer/skirmish maps that support up to 8 trolls online Devious AI opponents with multiple difficulty options to play with cooperatively or destroy Classic Base-Building mechanics let you construct the ultimate lair from which to launch attacks against your foes Destructible environments on maps ranging from the underworld to cemeteries and haunted forests A fun and friendly art style even the forever cursed would enjoy Full interoperability with 8-Bit Armies' factions and maps providing endless crossover combat opportunities An awesome new soundtrack by Frank Klepacki

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8-Bit Hordes Reviews

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8-Bit Hordes has attention grabbing visuals but little else on offer. This is Real Time Strategy by the numbers and entirely forgettable, though other developers would do well to remember and adopt the 8-Bit series control scheme. In that regard at least, Hordes might have some of its own ideas pilfered, rather than liberally borrowing everyone else's.

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8 Bit Hordes is a nice addition to the 8 Bit series, especially with the fantasy centered theme. The gameplay is essentially the same, which is great for fans of the previous game. For RTS fans, you'll appreciate the ability to control three different groups while managing your resources.

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PlayStation Universe

Dan Vinci
4 / 10.0
PlayStation Universe

A voxel based console RTS that tries to simplify things for the platform but comes up short. There is a whole lotta game here but the simplistic controls and poor AI end up making the whole experience hard to enjoy unless you really love the RTS genre.

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While each element of this game had it’s ups and downs, I was still able to get sucked right into the battles on every stage.

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