Reviews for Cities in Motion [Legacy]


Not a simscity as it might seem, but a good transport sim!

mevidek | Aug. 30, 2011 | See all mevidek's reviews »

Cities in Motion is the highly anticipated transport tycoon simulation game, putting the player in the role of a city planner, creating a transit and transport system for the city's residents. While on one level it's a simple build a track there, place some stations and then a train, on another it's a highly detailed game that makes one think of various possibilities and plans. With impressive graphics, easy-to-use controls and a strong sense of replayability, Cities in Motion is a great game!


A almost perfect transport game? Really?

trinest | Aug. 24, 2011 | See all trinest's reviews »

I remember playing the public beta and thinking to myself "wow this is an amazing game". Even then the games polish was high, and the hope I had for the title was quite strong. When the game came out I got myself a copy and found the same things I fell in love with about the title remained, as well as new things. The games maps are highly detailed, evolving throughout the years to have more roads and areas which need connecting. You can play missions, play sandbox levels or just build your own city and play in it. Yes, thats right, theres a level editor. Which is amazing. The game also has various DLC which I recomend which gives the players a few new cities. The main goal is to build a transport system in the chosen city. It can be easily compaired to games like Transport Tycoon. Cities in Motions transport options are quite detailed, however implementing these options into your city can get confusing. On the flip side the games polish is great, and the music is, well the music is just magical.


Good game, overall

Zniper | June 29, 2011 | See all Zniper's reviews »

Cities in Motion is a more or less ”classic” tychoon, which puts you in the boots of a transport engineer who need to take care of the whole transport system of a specific town. What is great at this game is the gameplay, with its intuitive mechanics. Though it is recommended to have a little experience with other games like this, it is not that hard to learn how the things are going on in this game. In my case (by the way, I was ”almost” completely a newbie), things went pretty well: in 30 minutes I was able to provide a fast-paced transport system for a medium-sized city. However, the major drawback is the... boredom. Well, after 8-10 hours of playing, I can could tell that, by far, the metro systems are the best trasnport method around (in this game, of course). This is not a good thing at all. Knowing that a way is much shorter than the others, makes you use almost always that specific way. Finally, Cities in Motion is a good game, with no huge drawbacks or minuses. Definitely worth a few hours from your life.


Evolution to the transport tycoon

ravenholt | June 29, 2011 | See all ravenholt's reviews »

This game is great. managing a transportation in a city is always exciting, and this game has bring everything needed. Build route, earn profit, build another route, it repetitive but it will make you addicted to it. The only minor thing is the lack of city, there's 4 only! But in exchange, you got a fully, detailed city with awesome graphic. Definitely Buy it.


A brand new transport tycoon

satyakun | June 22, 2011 | See all satyakun's reviews »

This game is for you who like to building a tycoon. Set up the road, transportation route, and enjoy the profit for every success you do. This game is very great with the graphic, make it one favourable game ever. the only minor thing is the lack of city. You only can take 4 city to play. But the major point is, every city is very detail! Nice!


Cities in Motion - Transport Tycoon for a new generation?

hisnameisrob | April 7, 2011 | See all hisnameisrob's reviews »

I was delighted when I first heard about Cities in Motion. I've been playing Transport Tycoon on and off sine 1994 and it remains one of my favourite games of all time. As it became clear, Cities in Motion is not identical to Transport Tycoon. In TT the player builds up a transport company focussed mainly on carrying freight between industries and towns with the possibility to carry passengers. In CiM you are focussed only on providing transport for passengers within a city and it's immediate surroundings. It has a lot in common with an old game called Traffic Giant. The main gameplay in CiM is well designed and implemented but can be frustrating. I would not say this is not entirely a bad thing. An easy tycoon game is a boring tycoon game! The game looks stunning. Previously I have disliked the use of 3D graphics in strategy/tycoon games but here they are implemented brilliantly. The cities are beautiful to look at and the camera system has been designed to mimic the viewpoint of older isometric games with the left and right cursor keys used to rotate the view 45 degrees and the mouse wheel used to zoom. It would be nice if it was possible to zoom out further than the game allows but this did not spoil the game for me. The one thing that could spoil Cities in Motion for some players is performance. I have a quad core Intel processor, 4GB memory and an ATI Radeon 5670 and the game is still not completely smooth. If you have anything but a recent PC you would be well advised to try the demo before making your purchase.