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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: 18 out of 39
  2. Negative: 11 out of 39
  1. Oct 23, 2019
    10
    Polished. Fun. Hard. Addictive.
    A bit of a hard learning curve.
    Get it and shut up and play.
  2. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    yeah finally is here, you have three kind of missions and now you can choose a hero/heroine for complete the “hero missions” , now the game isyeah finally is here, you have three kind of missions and now you can choose a hero/heroine for complete the “hero missions” , now the game is more accesible in the first missions and its very well balanced. i totally recommended!!! Expand
  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. Jun 19, 2020
    7
    A solid game with great replayability but the annoying voice lines from units are extremely repetitive.
  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.

    5/10
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  6. Jun 5, 2020
    5
    Kinda repetitive, but cool setting. Kinda repetitive, but cool setting .....
  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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