They Are Billions gets campaign mode on Xbox One

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They Are Billions

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What you need to know

  • They Are Billions is a cult classic strategy game on PC.
  • It launched on Xbox One with mouse and keyboard support and today's update added the campaign.
  • The console port isn't great with a controller, but got tweaks today.
  • You can purchase it for $30 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.

If you bought the title on Xbox One, you'll be happy to know that today's update adds the long-awaited campaign mode to consoles. Gamers can learn the secrets of the zombie apocalypse as they make their way through 48 missions in this 60-hour campaign.

In Windows Central's review, Jez Corden wrote, "I well and truly love They Are Billions, having been drawn back to it multiple times on Steam over the past year. It's equal parts satisfying and addictive, as you ascend the tech 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."

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This update also includes tweaked gamepad controls, something that players have been asking for since the title launched on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The help menu is also better now. If you already own the game, the update is free. However, if you're a first-time buyer, the price has gone up for $25 to $30 since it's complete now.



Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.