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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?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Aug 22, 2019
    86
    They Are Billions' crucible of experimentation and failure molds players into rugged survivalists. The RTS-style resource management and tower defense test the ability to aptly devote time to the bare necessities that will fend off countless hordes of undead. Harder to master console controls may add an extra layer of tension but living another day remains the sweetest of rewards.
  2. Jul 23, 2019
    85
    Overall, They Are Billions is an absolutely solid pick up and a real steal for its price point. It has a great aesthetic, solid gameplay, and a difficulty curve that is as impressive as it is aggravating. The only real drawback that I found was the PC ported controls that aren’t exactly designed to make PS4 gaming a breeze. If you want to test your steampunk mettle against an almost endless hoard of the undead, They Are Billions scratches that base building itch as well letting you live out your fantasies of fighting zombies. As long as you’re really, really, good at both, you’ll have no trouble with this one! Even if you’re not, this is one that is well worth the time and punishment.
  3. 80
    If you can get past the almost hostile learning curve, and that's a BIG if, then They Are Billions offers a unique take on the RTS genre and one of the most thrilling, and scary, zombie experiences you can have in a game. There are concerns over the lack of a tutorial, the effectiveness of the map generator and the absolutely mad difficulty curve but if you survive, maybe you'll catch some of this Stockholm Syndrome too.
  4. Jul 10, 2019
    75
    The lack of the campaign mode and the difficulties in its gamepad control do not make the consoles versions of They Are Billions the best, although its fun and challenging essence remains intact.
  5. Jul 23, 2019
    70
    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.
  6. Jul 10, 2019
    70
    They are Billions is a great game that is lacking in content. The idea behind it – a survival strategy with "realistic" zombie mechanics – is fantastic and the actual mechanics behind it are well thought out and make for a deep and enthralling strategy, if one that may be a little too challenging for some. If that sounds great to you then being light on content may not matter, as there aren't many, if any other games that fit into this particular niche.
  7. Jul 23, 2019
    35
    As it stands, They Are Billions on PS4 is a title whose strong RTS fundamentals and brilliant premise are undercut by the complete failure to respect someone’s time or offer any reason to keep coming back once the novelty of the first few hours has worn off.

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  1. Jul 18, 2019
    10
    They are Billions is a masterpiece in the genre! It mixes the mechanics we fans all know from classics like Starcraft and C&C, withThey are Billions is a masterpiece in the genre! It mixes the mechanics we fans all know from classics like Starcraft and C&C, with survival/hord mechanics we have seen in other genres. The result is one of the best RTS games i have played in decades (consoles or PC). Expand