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Publisher: SOEDESCO Publishing
Genres: Simulation, Strategy
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 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.
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.