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Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

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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
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 7 out of 22
  1. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    The best on RTS games, Steampunk style, and they are billions in real, so good work guys ¡¡¡¡
  2. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    The final camping is awesome, you have so many kind of stages, including quests from the heroes and stages tower defense style, new units andThe final camping is awesome, you have so many kind of stages, including quests from the heroes and stages tower defense style, new units and so many gameplay hours. Definitely the best option ni RTS games. Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    So great game!! i love RTS based games , i purchased the game in early access and i think the new campaign mode is very cool , some kind ofSo great game!! i love RTS based games , i purchased the game in early access and i think the new campaign mode is very cool , some kind of issues at the beginning but the game is perfect , i love it Expand
  4. Aug 9, 2019
    8
    Despite a lacklustre campaign, this is still a very good and surprisingly influential RTS. If you are the sort of person who enjoysDespite a lacklustre campaign, this is still a very good and surprisingly influential RTS. If you are the sort of person who enjoys narrative, story and casual play, then it probably isn't for you. If however you have OCD, are a perfectionist at heart, and enjoy getting maximum efficiency from your in game decisions then TAB will scratch that itch like no other game can. Expand
  5. Jun 25, 2019
    5
    They Are Billions is a game with a wonderful concept, beautiful sounds and music, the graphics have this cartoonish look and are a pleasure toThey Are Billions is a game with a wonderful concept, beautiful sounds and music, the graphics have this cartoonish look and are a pleasure to see, the gameplay is enjoyable. At this moment, there are three modes to play: Campaign, Survival and Custom games, the latter I didn’t explore it yet but from what’ve researched is actually the most interesting mode.
    Campaign was just released and is being improved after the initial backlash, both Campaign & Survival mode are Ironman, which means you can’t manually save/load while playing, you can lose extremely easily on this game, all you need is a lone zombie to go your tents and you’re finished, and after that you’ll have to start again from scratch. On Survival, the maps are also randomly generated so many times you’ll restart because the Starting Position is bad. You also have a number of different map types, only one is unlocked and you unlock map type by map type by finishing the earlier one with the necessary Score Factor (number zombies & days until the final wave), most of the content is gated.

    This game is good for those who love the challenge but also have the patience & time to invest, I never finished the 1st map type of Survival and I even read on forums people taking as much as 100 hours of game time to do it. It really depends on if you think this’ll be okay for you or not. The game can be extremely frustrating and feel like a waste of time.
    My last Survival map went like this – I was expanding well and having fun, then the announcer said “a wave is coming from the North”, so I prepared for that and sent my troops there but the wave came from the East instead, which is different from North on my book, and as soon they got in, it was a game over. While I had fun, it ended up feeling like a waste of my time, because my time is limited and I don’t have enough to invest on this game until the pay-off becomes good. When I invest time & money on a product, there has to be a pay-off to justify the investment.
    I believe tutorials and even Skirmish mode where you could play specific maps and all map types with the ability to Save/Load would help, and having two Campaign modes where one was Ironman and the other wasn’t would be good and more inclusive instead of being exclusive.

    In conclusion, this game is good for those who are hardcore and have time to invest, for the rest of the gamers demographic it might not be so good, at least at the moment. I’ll still keep an eye for it because I truly love the concept.

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  6. Jun 19, 2019
    4
    The game is disappointing with a tedious and generic campaign that includes mission timers in almost all missions and spawning zombie hordesThe game is disappointing with a tedious and generic campaign that includes mission timers in almost all missions and spawning zombie hordes it feels like a lazy way to make the game more difficult. There are only three type missions (The "hero" missions, "kill the swarm" missions and "Build a colony" type of missions with a large number of colonists required) . The campaign is inferior from all other modes in the game there is no voice acting and neither a story except from an opening cutscene. Most animations are very poorly designed sometimes this reminds me some old games from the early 2000. Sorry but i can't recommend this game Expand
  7. Jul 25, 2019
    0
    This game crashes every 30 minutes on average and absolutely unsuitable for a playing. Oh, and saves are not allowed in this game. NiceThis game crashes every 30 minutes on average and absolutely unsuitable for a playing. Oh, and saves are not allowed in this game. Nice convergence, isn't it? Not that it only crashes, but it freezes your entire PC so you have to switch the power off to forcibly restart it. Expand

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