Snowfall is the second expansion for Cities: Skylines for PC, PS4 and XONE. The production, being a classical city-building simulator, debuted in March, 2015, and was well-received by players who waited for a worthy successor of the classic SimCity 4 for years. The title sold over a million copies worldwide, and thanks to the incessant support of the developers and the modding scene it still attracts new players. The expansion and the original game were developed by Colossal Order, which specializes in economic strategy productions and created the Cities in Motion series. Similarly to After Dark, some of the novelties introduced in Snowfall were given at no cost to the owners of the vanilla game in the form of a free patch.
Cities: Skylines – Snowfall for PC, PS4 and XONE introduces changing weather and temperature which actually influence the functioning of our city. As temperature goes down, citizens use a lot more power to heat their homes and workplaces. Our task is to face the fluctuating demand for electricity. We prevent any potential problems by developing power plants and transmission lines or by deciding to build a municipal central heating system. Apart from rain or fog, which are both purely cosmetic, a heavy snowfall can pose a real challenge for the mayor since it may paralyze the street traffic. The players have to ensure that snow removal be performed as well as to provide an adequate number of snowplows. But snow is not only a difficulty; it can also be used to build new kinds of parks and special buildings. All of the above options and structures are available on the new winter-themed map.
Moreover, the players can make use of an enhanced system of collective transport management. Thanks to this, it's now easier to control bus routes and set all options connected to them. However, the biggest novelty is the introduction of the long-awaited trams, which complement the list of the available means of public transportation.
PC / Windows
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, 4 GB HDD, Windows 7/8 64-bit
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, 4 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 64-bit