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Cities: Skylines - After Dark PC

An official expansion to Cities: Skylines, an economic strategy game released in 2015 and developed by the creators of Cities in Motion series - Finnish studio Colossal Order.

This is Cities: Skylines expansion pack.

Strategy | Economic | sandbox | city builder

PC / Windows
Cities: Skylines - After Dark cover

developer: Colossal Order

publisher: Paradox Interactive

Official website

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

24September2015

After Dark is the first major expansion for Cities: Skylines, an economic strategy game focused on city building. Just like the original game, the add-on was developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive.

The most important novelty of the DLC is the introduction of daily cycle, although this feature is not exclusive to the owners of the expansion as it was released as part of an update for the original game. Obviously, the day-night cycle is more than a visual gimmick – the citizens behave differently at night, the traffic decreases and so on.

Apart from that, the expansion offers numerous buildings and features that are exclusive to night-life. Furthermore, commercial zones can now be set to several new specializations, including beach, provided of course that they are located on the coast, or recreational, especially active when the moon is high and bright. In addition, new facilities and objects: prisons, taxis, international airports (significantly bigger than those built up to now) and bicycle paths, among other things, are available.

As far as the visuals are concerned, After Dark doesn't introduce any enhancements - the game constantly offers good visual quality and can be launched even on moderately powerful machines.


Game score 7.49 / 10 calculated out of 97 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 18 players' votes.  

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce GTX 260/Radeon HD 5670 or better
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-3470 3.20 GHz/AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7870 or better
  • Windows 7/8 64-bit
 Cities: Skylines expansion review – what mayors do After Dark?
Cities: Skylines expansion review – what mayors do After Dark?

game review 26 October 2015 14:36

Strange things happen in the course of a city’s nightlife – the same is true when playing After Dark, the first big expansion for the popular city-builder Cities: Skylines.

Cities: Skylines - After Dark Expansion Revealed at Gamescom
Cities: Skylines - After Dark Expansion Revealed at Gamescom

news 07 August 2015 11:24

Cities: Skylines is getting its first big expansion. After Dark will introduce day and night cycle and lots of new content focused on nightlife activities and public transportation.

Cities: Skylines - After Dark Coming Out Next Month
Cities: Skylines - After Dark Coming Out Next Month

news 21 August 2015 14:10

Cities: Skylines - After Dark is coming out on 24 September for PC (Windows, Linux) and Mac. The expansion will be digitally distributed for $14.99.

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