Percentile Rank

8-Bit Hordes is ranked in the 24th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

Video Chums
Jan 23, 2019

With an enjoyable medieval setting and intuitive real-time strategy gameplay, 8-Bit Hordes is an easy to recommend game for anyone with a fondness for the genre.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jan 31, 2019

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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Impulsegamer
3.8 / 5.0
3.8 / 5.0
Jan 29, 2019

A wonderful title for all skill levels, 8-Bit Hordes is sure to delight gamers of all ages.

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GamePitt
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2019

8-Bit Hordes is a really fun and enjoyable second instalment in the 8-Bit Franchise and an interesting RTS as a whole. Instead of fending off the enemies with guns and bullets, we resort to melee, magic, and brute strength this time around as the ogres and wizards get involved. the gameplay and mechanics are identical to what we saw in 8-Bit Armies, but that’s not a bad thing as that game was also a great casual interpretation of the RTS genre on modern consoles

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PowerUp!
7.2 / 10.0
PowerUp!
Jackson Wall
7.2 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

Its certainly worth a romp and on sale would be a safe purchase for any fantasy fanatics with a penchant for strategic combat.

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FingerGuns
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

What could have been a decent sized expansion to 8-Bit Armies has shaped into its own fully fledged release, for which it probably deserves. More charming and fun than a simple reskin though, 8-Bit Hordes is an accessible Warcraft-meets-Command & Conquer RTS that’s as deep as you want it to be but comes with many of the same issues as its predecessor.

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jan 31, 2019

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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PlayStation LifeStyle
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2019

Playing 8-Bit Hordes then is a bit like walking a tightrope with boredom on one side and frustration on the other. There are occasional moments when the game offers an exciting balance. But most of the time it fails to watch its step.

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Screen Rant
Feb 1, 2019

8-Bit Hordes aims to emulate the classic RTS games of yore, but cannot match up its retro design choices with suitably enjoyable gameplay.

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Gameplanet
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

8-Bit Hordes is a pleasantly diverting and fast-paced “blast”-style throwback to the heyday of the RTS, with plenty of charm. It's also easy to pick up and play. But its major lack of depth will turn off hardcore strategy fans, and several annoyances detract from what would otherwise be a polished product.

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The Digital Fix
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2019

Scarce content removes the "strategy" from "real-time strategy"; this homage to classic RTS games sadly fails to imitate them.

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TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jan 29, 2019

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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AbsoluteXbox
2.2 / 5.0
2.2 / 5.0
Jan 28, 2019

Overall 8-Bit RTS simply wasn’t my cup of tea. From someone who’s gamed excessively into the strategy genre, I can tell you that you you’ve most probably played this game before.

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PlayStation Universe
4 / 10.0
PlayStation Universe

Top Critic

4 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2019

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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