Cities XL Platinum

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Third party DRM: Steam

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Build cities, shape a world: Cities XL Platinum lets you design, build and link up cities of all shapes and sizes around the Cities XL planet!

Build more impressive cities than ever before! Cities XL Platinum offers a huge variety of over 1,000 buildings and constructions (including 50 brand new structures), that you can freely place on more than 60 gigantic maps, offering varied terrain and an incredible level of detail.

Take on the role of virtual mayor and find solutions to the problems faced by modern city planners like energy shortages and public transportation. Answer the growing needs of your citizens and find the perfect balance between various services such as housing, recreation, and employment. Specialize your cities and set up a trade network with neighboring towns to ensure large-scale financial success with an increasingly complex network of cities!

Key Features:

  • Over 1000 different buildings

  • 60 gigantic maps

  • Answer the needs of the citizens: employment, housing, recreation, and more

  • Manage a large-scale economy

Customer reviews


A nice try against Sim City, but...

Revexe | Jan. 27, 2015 | See all Revexe's reviews »

If you never played city builder games before this will certainly make you busy for a few hours. It's not a bad game if you want to try out how some basic mechanisms of these kinds of games works.

If you are looking for a more creative stuff though, which has more designing and structuring elements then It's not for you.


  • Nice and smooth graphics
  • Easy to use interface
  • The tutorial is quiet good. It really guides you through the basics
  • The road and housing construction is pretty easy if you're just play the game for economic stuff.


  • fps problems
  • The game itself is buggy
  • Lack of design tools and the freedom of drawing
  • No Multi-player


City building game worth mentioning

drakso | May 15, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »

You want to play a city building game and you are tired of simcity4? Well, this is the game for you. This game lets you build a city almost to your own liking and have tons of fun while doing it. The UI is similar to all the city building games before this but it appears to be quite effective. There is also some interaction between the cities in a sense that you can trade power or garbage between cities and people can move to other cities. There are some problems that are constant and that you are going to be battling all the time such as not enough workplaces or workforce, the traffic or the pollution. But That's the problems you will face when you try to run a city I guess. The graphics are basic, not really big deal and the music is okay to have it in the background.


Great alternative to Sim City

nightassassin1 | May 13, 2014 | See all nightassassin1's reviews »

This game is a good alternative to Sim City. It plays very similar and has a few different options. There is a bad lag that you get when you develop your map a lot. This is because the area is so big and you have a huge amount of entities moving around that must be rendered and tracked constantly. The programmers did not understand how to optimize this properly and that is what is causing the lag you read about. I feel that this is no buggier than Sim City and the best plus is that it is not affiliated with EA, the company notorious for giving out broken games and doing little about it.

I recommend this if you want a city building game. It is fun and well priced with no gimmicks like building DLC that you find with Sim City. When you buy this game, you get the entire game. Now I will get back to monitoring my Oil Dale city that is producing millions every few minutes.


Fun city building game, but laggy

Woundead | Oct. 12, 2013 | See all Woundead's reviews »

Fun game that lets you build a city. Similair to the Sim city series.

If you like this type of games I would recommend it.

Fun gameplay and graphics are nice for this type of game.

There are some performance issues though that (often) happends after you have played for and extended amount of time (2-3h+). But sometimes it occurs even around the 1h mark. The easist fix to this problem is the restart the game. But sometimes even this seem to resolve the issue.

There are some great mods for this game, and as for starters I recommend at least the "User Interface Mod"


Nice game but the optimization...

fussioman | Oct. 10, 2013 | See all fussioman's reviews »

I experienced some problems on my PC but the game itself is good and in my case, I just had to restart it after about 2-3hours of play and it worked fine again - it was about FPS drops and I experienced a couple of other less bugs.

I think this game is more realistic than SimCity and because of that a little bit better ! I have the platinum version of the game and I'm really happy that I bought it but I think it's more wise to buy the cheaper copy.

The graphics are really detailed and the gameplay was good to me for about 2 hours, after this I experienced the mentioned earlier lags and I had to restart the game.

So overall, the game is really nice and if not the problems I had with the bugs and lagging I would give it 70 over here.