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Cities: Skylines

An economic strategy game belonging to the popular genre of city builders. This one was created by the Finnish studio Colossal Order, creators of the Cities In Motion series. The game is a response to the popular SimCity franchise from Maxis Studios.

Strategy | Economic | sandbox | city builder

Cities: Skylines cover

developer: Colossal Order

publisher: Paradox Interactive

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

10Mar2015

PC

21Apr2017

XONE

15Aug2017

PS4

13Sep2018

Switch

Cities: Skylines for PC, PS4 and XONE is an economic strategy game developed by Colossal Order, the creators of Cities in Motion and Cities in Motion 2: The Modern Days. This time around, the developers decided not to limit themselves solely to urban transport and challenged such hits as SimCity.

The main goal in Cities: Skylines for PC, PS4 and XONE is to build a city of your dreams, although you also have to take care of its citizens’ welfare and keep the money flowing to ensure future investments, and so on. The game also offers support for mods.

In the game, we build metropolises on maps that have a size of 36 square kilometers (it is possible to lessen that value). To fill the entire area with buildings and roads, we have to make sure that the city administration works well and the tax money flows into the treasury. It is also essential to remember that city districts are inhabited by various social classes with different financial capabilities. Luckily, the developers implemented tools for precise taxing as well as creating policies for all districts. Apart from that, it is our responsibility to establish urban transport that enables virtual people to move around the metropolis. Trading with other cities is also an important aspect of the gameplay.

System requirements

PC / Windows

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

Cities: Skylines Game Guide
Cities: Skylines Game Guide

game guide 04 July 2015

Many cities have grown on very harsh territories. Others had good condition for growth. But, despite everything, every city starts with one man that wants to settle in a specific place.

Cities: Skylines Review - Farewell SimCity
Cities: Skylines Review - Farewell SimCity

game review 13 March 2015 13:18

City building games lovers finally got what they asked for. With help from Paradox Interactive, Colossal Order's Cities: Skylines is a worthy successor of SimCity.

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.

Cities: Skylines Snowfall - a new expansion to a highly acclaimed city-builder announced
Cities: Skylines Snowfall - a new expansion to a highly acclaimed city-builder announced

news 19 January 2016 16:02

Paradox Interactive revealed an upcoming expansion to Cities: Skylines and this time around we get to build and maintain the city in winter landscapes. New content includes weather cosmetics, expanded public transport, new services and infrastructure.

Big update for Cities: Skylines features landscaping
Big update for Cities: Skylines features landscaping

news 23 March 2016 13:50

There’s a new free update for Cities: Skylines, introducing new functionality: the tools to shape the terrain are now at our disposal. The patch, available for free to all who own the game, also brings us new structures and the ability to build canals.

Natural Disasters are about to hit – at least in Cities: Skylines
Natural Disasters are about to hit – at least in Cities: Skylines

news 19 August 2016 11:31

A new expansion for Cities: Skylines called Natural Disasters, will introduce various calamities to the game, challenging players with devastating and destructive disaster effects, and forcing them to face the nature in order to save their city.

Forecasts say Natural Disasters are to hit Cities: Skylines next week
Forecasts say Natural Disasters are to hit Cities: Skylines next week

news 22 November 2016 19:13

A week from now, players will be able to unleash hell at their metropolises in Cities: Skylines thanks to the Natural Disasters DLC.

Cities: Skylines is getting new means of transport in the Mass Transit DLC
Cities: Skylines is getting new means of transport in the Mass Transit DLC

news 01 March 2017 10:49

Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit is the next paid expansion for the popular city-builder from Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order. This one will focus on traffic.

Paradox Launches a Dedicated Multi-platform Mod Website
Paradox Launches a Dedicated Multi-platform Mod Website

news 21 February 2019 00:17

Paradox Interactive has launched a new multi-platform mod service for the studio's titles, such as Cities: Skylines or Surviving Mars.

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