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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.

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Cities: Skylines Release Date

10Mar2015

PC

21Apr2017

XONE

15Aug2017

PS4

13Sep2018

Switch

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Cities: Skylines is a economic strategy game developed by the Colossal Order team, known for Cities in Motion and Cities in Motion 2: The Modern Days. This time the developers decided not to be limited to the topic of urban transport and challenged SimCity-type projects.

Mechanics

Cities: Skylines is a classic representative of the city builder strategy genre. Goal of the game is to build an efficiently functioning city while maintaining its financial stability. The player starts on an area of 4 square kilometers (over time it can be expanded to a maximum of 36 square kilometers) and has to build roads, place residential, commercial and industrial zones, design public transport routes and keep people happy. More elements related to city management are unlocked gradually as the population grows.

There are several types of roads at the player's disposal, which provide different capacities. All of them (except highways) also allow for the construction of various buildings and residential, commercial and industrial zones. If a given street is too narrow to guarantee the smooth flow of vehicles, traffic jams will appear, making it difficult to transport goods and move people.

The city needs proper infrastructure to function - electricity, water and garbage collection - as well as buildings to ensure the safety of its citizens - police, fire department, health care and funeral services. Additionally, the player may also decide to introduce public transport, such as buses. However, his role is not limited only to constructing the appropriate structures - he also has to mark out the lines along which the vehicles will run.

Each structure, however, requires sufficient funds. The city can guarantee its income through taxes, exports of goods and profits from public transport.

Cities: Skylines also allows you to divide cities into districts. Each district can differ in its specialization, tax rate, emphasis on education, and laws.

Game modes

Cities: Skylines only allows you to play in single player mode.

Technical aspects

Cities: Skylines offers simple but appealing graphics. The player can freely manipulate the camera.

Game mode: single player  

User score: 8,5 / 10 based on 3193 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 9.4 / 10 based on 344 votes.

PEGI rating Cities: Skylines

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

Cities: Skylines 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
  • 4 GB HDD
  • 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
  • 4 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8 64-bit
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