That is a very old game (2001) it was designed pre XP. I would not expect to run on windows 8. (if it ran on windows 7 you might have a chance) You might be able to run in on windows 8 in a hyper-v session of the XP operating system. it is just a lot of effort.
My Yuri's Revenge (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) that I bought LONG ago worked just fine on Windows 8 for a month. Just today, it has been locking up mid-game. I'm not a real techie-kinda-guy, so I have NO IDEA why it doesn't work. I thought about uninstalling and reinstalling it.