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  • Summary: They Are Billions is a Steampunk strategy game set on a post-apocalyptic planet. Build and defend colonies to survive against the billions of the infected that seek to annihilate the few remaining living humans. Can humanity survive after the zombie apocalypse?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jul 15, 2019
    85
    They Are Billions offers an almost perfect gameplay loop, mixing tower-defence with city building and exploration, as you balance resource-management, defence and offense, all against your ever-impending doom at the hands of a world infested with the undead. The only downside to a game that looks and sounds great, offering a tense experience in a compelling setting, is a campaign that doesn't fully make-use of the gameplay loop perfected by Numantian Games, leaving the campaign feeling weak, compared to the survival mode, which is the real draw.
  2. Jul 1, 2019
    85
    They Are Billions is a game based on just a single trick that’s up its undead sleeve. But it’s a hell of a trick, one that’ll keep you ensnared in its tangled web of survival for dozens and dozens of hours as the undead march upon your best base-building efforts.
  3. Jul 23, 2019
    80
    They Are Billions is an interesting mashup of classic RTS, tower defense, and survival that successfully conjures up that “one more game” feel, assuming you can persevere through countless defeats.
  4. Jul 3, 2019
    75
    Establishing and expanding a colony while defending against increasingly difficult hordes of infected makes for a very engrossing experience in They Are Billions, though some questionable design choices make shambling through the lengthy Singleplayer campaign a bit of a slog at times.
  5. Jul 9, 2019
    75
    They Are Billions is an atmospheric mix of strategy and Tower Defense game. It isn’t without some hiccups, especially in the story mode, but this is such a great and different experience for RTS fans that you should check it out.
  6. Jul 3, 2019
    75
    The mixture of base building, expansion and defense works well - especially in survival mode. The campaign is a big disappointment, though.
  7. Jun 25, 2019
    70
    After starting the game, we soon felt disillusioned. The structure of the missions nevery changes and there isn‘t really a story to the campaign. The are Billions shines the most when playing outside the boundaries of the campaign, especially when playing on high difficulty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 46
  2. Negative: 11 out of 46
  1. Oct 23, 2019
    10
    Polished. Fun. Hard. Addictive.
    A bit of a hard learning curve.
    Get it and shut up and play.
  2. Dec 2, 2020
    10
    I never felt that challenged in a game in the last years.
    Some people don't like the no save option, but there is,
    how much I tried to
    I never felt that challenged in a game in the last years.
    Some people don't like the no save option, but there is,
    how much I tried to abrupt close the game because of a stupid mistake I made, It always jumps back to the latest point reminding me that I have to deal with my mistake even when its meant having hours of planning wasted.
    I really adore this and kept me pushing myself and perfecting my strategy.
    Love it!
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  3. Jun 21, 2019
    9
    what a variety of opinions, mine , i like it so much , ok the game is not perfect , but the new mode is from three days ago? what do you wantwhat a variety of opinions, mine , i like it so much , ok the game is not perfect , but the new mode is from three days ago? what do you want ? i love hero missions , and with the last patch you can see blinking some items on the ground. Expand
  4. Feb 29, 2020
    8
    They are billions is a very captivating strategy game, that takes you through a campaign of "reconquest of the world" that has been overtakenThey are billions is a very captivating strategy game, that takes you through a campaign of "reconquest of the world" that has been overtaken by hordes of zombies. Completing it will take well over 60-70 hours that include missions with their own goals and specific environment where base building and map cleaning will be the main focuses. But the campaign also contains some third person exploration missions where you will slowly get pages of newspaper that will help you understand what happened to the world and what caused the infection.

    While the campaign contains a lot of hours, and diverse experiences, at some point the missions will feel very similar and less interesting, despite the addition of new enemies and technologies.
    It's important to know that there is NO recovery points in missions, losing mean starting all over again, which could be pretty frustrating, but once you've figured out how the game works I haven't found it that difficult overall.

    The game runs on a very powerful engine, allowing really thousands of units to live their lives on the map. The post-apocalyptic feel has really been nailed too, and the steampunk universe is very well represented. Some characters seem interesting but lack of a bio or some kind of history. For example, one of the units is a small british man (or perhaps a dwarf?) piloting a massive zombies killing machine. It just feel pretty random without any explanation on the character.

    So, They are billions is a very unique game, with its own feel and gameplay that will hook you up into a pretty long campaign, that will sadly lose interest mission after mission once passed the 50% because you will be repeating the same patterns over and over again. But don't get me wrong, the feel of having a big army crushing zombies, or seeing your defenses take down some hordes, or even having your economy thrive makes an overall enjoyable experience.
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  5. Dec 20, 2020
    6
    Strong 6 score. There is too many completely rubbish technology's in game, it's almost impossible to play at many different way (RTS supposeStrong 6 score. There is too many completely rubbish technology's in game, it's almost impossible to play at many different way (RTS suppose to have that option), and you can bite you enemies (this is strategy game not arcade). However nice graphics, high difficult level and many options. Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2019
    5
    Frustrating game, its basically a very hard tower defense game.
    My biggest grip is that if you invest lot of effort and time the payback is
    Frustrating game, its basically a very hard tower defense game.
    My biggest grip is that if you invest lot of effort and time the payback is not large enough and the game felt "fiddly" which is a nightmare with snowball effects.
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  7. Apr 13, 2020
    0
    Failed my research points and had to reset whole 33% campaign.... spend 20 hours to find out that I can not advance because of trash gameFailed my research points and had to reset whole 33% campaign.... spend 20 hours to find out that I can not advance because of trash game development.

    Just refunded the game and uninstalled. DO NOT BUY IT.

    Really, the game is not worth any money yet. Game is a deep testing/development stage.

    Come back after 2-3 years... maybe?
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