Cult hit 'They Are Billions' lands on Xbox One
Be on the lookout for this one!
What you need to know
- They Are Billions is a cult classic strategy game on PC.
- It finally launched on Xbox One with mouse and keyboard support.
- The console port isn't great with a controller.
- You can purchase it for $25 through the Microsoft Store.
They Are Billions is a cult classic zombie apocalypse strategy game set in a steampunk future, where humanity clings to a bleak existence in a dark world plagued by billions of zombies. The game is a success story on Steam, enjoying a large following and plenty of free updates, including a sizeable campaign mode.
After its successful PC debut, the game is finally available on Xbox One for $25. Unfortunately, it's controller control scheme is broken, so you'll want to play with a mouse and keyboard because it supports that on the console.
The gameplay is quite addictive and if you have a mouse and keyboard, you'll have a lot of fun. It's interesting how such experiences can be so mesmerizing when major "AAA" games fail to hit the mark, as has been the case in recent months.
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In our review, we said, "It's equal parts satisfying and addictive, as you ascend the technology tree turning your settlement from a desperate campsite into a sprawling, steampunk metropolis. Sadly, the transition to console hasn't done the game justice, owing to awful controls and the omission of the campaign mode."
Zombie apocalypse simulator
Please play with a mouse and keyboard
They Are Billions is a successful cult strategy game on Steam, but its translation to console hasn't been smooth, practically begging you to use a mouse and keyboard.
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