Graphics - 66%
Audio - 72%
Gameplay - 78%
Replayability - 90%
The name says it all, zombies are on the loose and taking over the world. You have to defend your stronghold and see how long you can survive until you get over run.
They are Billions is a RTS mixed with survival game type. There is no real story attached to the game on how the earth got infected and what people are doing to combat it, you only get to either participate in the weekly challenge or start/continue a game. Once you start a game you have a few options to choose from like type of land, other types get unlocked afterwards, size of the population infected and how long before the masses invade. Based on your choosing you will get a bonus score multiplier to calculate your score at the end of the game. The console version does not have a campaign like the PC counterpart, but we hope to see it soon via an update.
The game lacks any kind of tutorial explaining to you how things work, and which buildings get used for what, so you might spend a game or two just trying to figure out how things work. Once you have that under your belt you can get going on building your fortress.
As you build along and explore a bit, you will come across some infected zombies which you can try and avoid or take out there and then. After a while you will get alerted of your first invasion, which will be a mass force of zombies coming to try and take your fortress out. This is not the big attack of which you set the option for in the beginning but a little taste of what is to come.
It is a fun game that is not bombarded with tons of detail and things your need to read, it gets straight to the gameplay. The controls on the console work but is something to get used to. My personal view, they could have had a lot more shortcut buttons for the building options and maybe some customization options to change the layouts.
They are Billions is fun to play and you do not need to spend hours getting into it. It throws you deep into the action and then you must sink or swim. It is a bit of a niche mix with the two genres but I urge both genre fans to take a look at it.