Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Dec 16, 2019
    70
    They Are Billions does a lot of things great. The survival twist of a city-builder is unique, and lots of fun. Dealing with the huge waves is always as fun as it is stressful, including the huge final waves. Things that hold the game back are difficulty playing a computer game on console controls, and various UI and graphics issues as well as slowdown. This being said, it's a solid and unique RTS title.
  2. Oct 14, 2019
    70
    They Are Billions boasts strong central ideas about pulling yourself up by your bootstraps to industrialize in the face of grave danger. This is done incredibly well, from the aesthetics to the music and especially the upgrade trees. All of these work in tandem so well that it's cool to see, but unfortunately, the follow-through for the console version isn't done well enough. This on its own is pretty damning, and coupled with the strange aesthetics makes the game considerably less enjoyable. The PC version may run better with the controls, interface and menus.
  3. Jul 29, 2019
    70
    While the game itself is really quite good, the lack of gameplay options and lack of thought into porting over the control scheme make for an average experience overall. This is a port that feels very much like one done with the absolute minimal effort required, and that's just not good enough for 2019 when so many other games this year have done so much better in this same PC to console space.
  4. 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.
  5. 70
    Taken as a whole, it is an entirely new and interesting take on genres that are as old as gaming. Billions has such great moments at times that it’s rather surprising that these genres hadn’t been smashed together already. Billions leaves plenty to be desired everywhere else though—in visual fidelity, art direction, sound design, and even game balance. Clearly, this is a first step on a new and mysterious frontier. Hopefully, not the last.
  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. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 27, 2019
    60
    This game is best played up close – as you would with a computer monitor – and not half a room away on your sofa. While we don’t doubt that with its tight strategy gameplay and weekly challenges it’s a compelling title on its native platform, here it leaves much to be desired. [Issue#166, p.92]
  8. Jul 9, 2019
    60
    They are Billions is not that different from other games in this genre, except for its Zombies of course, and actually you can even compare it with some top Zombie titles. But the main problem with They are Billions is that it's not compatible with Console controllers, and you'll have a horrible time if you decide to try it on Consoles instead of a PC.
  9. 60
    They Are Billions is certainly an impressive game that can be on PS4. Whether it should, or at least whether it should yet, is another question. The port feels fairly rushed overall, with little consideration given to the changes in control dynamics and player setup that come into question when running on console.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Nov 8, 2020
    1
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    2.Время в игре можно только
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  2. Feb 6, 2020
    9
    Si te gustan los juegos de estrategia rollo Age of Empires, la temática zombie y la auto-superación en juegos difíciles, este juego te va aSi te gustan los juegos de estrategia rollo Age of Empires, la temática zombie y la auto-superación en juegos difíciles, este juego te va a encantar!

    Es un juego muy complicado, ya no solo en el modo difícil, sino que el modo fácil también es difícil! Cuando vienen hordas de zombies es cuando empiezas a temblar porque sabes que todo lo que has construido va a ser fulminado por estos seres no muertos.

    Es muy entretenido y adictivo. Los controles han sido bien adaptados para los mandos de PS4, de manera que se hace ameno jugar con gamepad.

    Si te gustan los juegos de estrategia, este juego va a suponer todo un reto para ti!
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  3. 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). Full Review »