Preview: They Are Billions (Steam Early Access)

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 the zombie apocalypse?

Pros:

  • Beautiful Steampunk influenced graphics.
  • Steam achievements.
  • 3299GB Download size.
  • Trading cards.
  • RTS Gameplay. Build a community whilst also holding off the ever threat of a Zombie invasion.
  • Graphics options- Resolution, Monitor choice, Window, Lock mouse,  Frequency, Quality sliders for texture.
  • Game help- Text-based tutorial.
  • Local leaderboard.
  • Four map types to unlock.
  • Five difficulties- Easiest to brutal.
  • Survival mode- Survive X amount of days, Set map type, Infected population and game settings. These change your score factor percentage.
  • Controls are easy enough to learn.
  • Can play with just the mouse or mouse and keyboard.
  • Active pause- Pause but you can still interact with the game like setup actions.
  • Uncover the map as you play.
  • Levels randomize every game.
  • Resource collectible piles around the map.
  • Chilling soundtrack.
  • Addictive.
  • Does survival horror better than some horror games I have played.
  • Save and exit option.
  • Cool zombie animations.
  • The game is full of fear and tactics.
  • Very hard to put down.
  • Can zoom in/out.
  • Keyboard shortcuts like grouping and macros.
  • Community challenge- One-time attempt at a scenario with full leaderboard support.
  • Scores- shows your score and has filters for modifiers and friends.
  • Constant updates.

Cons:

  • No tutorial.
  • Slow starter.
  • Daunting for new to the genre players.
  • Lacks the usual settings for a game like this like game speed.
  • Only a few modes atm.
  • Zombie infections feel so overpowered as they spread so quickly.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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