Despite still being in Early Access, They Are Billions is already really good. But the version of the game I fell in love with months ago just keeps getting better thanks to a number of smart updates, including the latest, which adds a number of super-powerful new buildings that can be used to help fend off the zombie apocalypse.
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They Are Billions took Steam by storm not too long ago and has been growing and evolving in Early Access ever since. Not content simply to master the regular game, however, some expert players have taken to making up their own personal challenges, like trying to survive using the least amount of defences possible.
On its face, Steam sensation They Are Billions appears to be about three of gaming's most-hallowed S's: survival, steampunk, and (s)zombies. That, however, is all just window dressing. Truth is, They Are Billions is a game about failure, which is where all the best stories come from. Steam users have been sharing some doozies.
They Are Billions is an Early Access PC strategy game about trying to build a city while fighting off hordes of zombies. It's surprisingly fun and polished, but also incredibly brutal. If you want to have any chance of not dying right away, I have some tips for you.
Nobody likes to lose. We hardly ever set out to intentionally fail. But just because it wasn't the goal doesn't mean losing is always bad. Often seeing the dreaded "Game Over" screen a number of times makes finally winning all that much better. And on rare occasions losing is what makes a game so much fun to play.
They Are Billions pits a steampunk village against a giant zombie horde. While it might look like a reskinned Age of Empires, that surface hides a strategy game that strikes all the right balances. Every time a wave of undead obliterated my encampment, the only thing I wanted to do was restart and try again.