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8-bit Invaders

A real-time strategy created by Petroglyph studio. The players are taken to a futuristic universe, taking control of the Galactic Marine Corps or the ravenous race of Cranoids.

Strategy | science fiction | RTS | multiplayer | co-op

8-bit Invaders cover

developer: Petroglyph

publisher : Petroglyph

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-8

game release date:

16Dec2016

PC

26Feb2019

PS4 XONE

8-bit Invaders for PC is a real-time strategy game modeled after the biggest hits of the genre that had been released in the 90s. The game is the third installment of 8-bit series, which had been conceived in 2016. The developer responsible for the game is Petroglyph, an experienced American developing studio, responsible for titles such as Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War: Earth Assault, and Grey Goo.

Mechanics

8-bit Invaders for PC is a classic real-time strategy, mixing the best elements of the genre. The developers directly modeled the game after the first installment of StarCraft series. The title takes the players to a science-fiction universe, were human space marines and an alien race of Cranoids constantly fight for dominance. 8-bit Invaders offers a classic gameplay, focusing on resource gathering, base building, and creating a huge number of units that are used to completely annihilate the enemy forces and buildings. It should be mentioned that in the relation to the predecessor, the developers introduced a completely new economic system, and replaced superweapons with so called epic units.

Game Modes

The single players will take part in a large campaign containing 24 missions with increasing difficulty level. Additionally, they can participate in 10 cooperation levels, and try their luck in Conquer The Multiverse, a new mode that offers infinite number of randomly generated scenarios. A major part of 8-bit Invaders is the multiplayer mode, intended for up to eight players. The title allows for joint games between owners of 8-bit Armies and 8-bit Hordes.

Technical Aspects

8-bit Invaders for PC employs the same engine used by the other 8-bit series games. Even if the game offers a world completely different from its predecessors, it maintains the characteristic cartoony and colorful visual style. The visuals are complemented by a destructible environment and the soundtrack composed by Frank Klepacki, the employee of the legendary Westwood Studios.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Quad Core 2.6 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 550 Ti/Radeon HD 6800 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7
Minimum: Dual Core 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 250/Radeon HD 3870 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows Vista(SP2)

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