Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating maintaining the a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.Read full description
Cities skylines is a great game in many aspects with very good gameplay and features. You can easily spend many hours trying to optimize things such as traffic which is a large part of the game. The game has many good features but unfortunately there also exists many expensive DLCs that improve on the things that the base game lacks. The amount of mods that can be used for this game is however an important part. You can add and change everything from store signs, civilians to interchanges and road networks. I would easily recommend this game if you like city builders and traffic management.
As a fan of SimCity 4, this game delivers upon the city-building niche with a compelling combination of traffic management, city development and a big sandbox to play with. However, there are a number of gripes that I have, which include a number of key options that really should've been in the game that are now being sold as DLC (road-types, trams, special districts, etc.), performance optimizations and the traffic AI which only uses one lane on a four lane road. There are a vast number mods that fix a lot of them (full map usage, parallel asset loading, landmarks, etc.) or to satisfy your cravings, but be aware that it will affect the performance and hope that they also work or don't break your saves when a new update releases.
Cities: Skylines never fails to amaze me with it's visuals alone, it really got the miniature city look, like you could just squash a few houses with your fingertip! Skylines is a learning-by-doing type of game, you will always fail at some points but somehow this game manages to not let it frustrate you! Instead it is exciting to watch new events unfold. Even long time players still enjoy it as the game always is a challenge, but not in a bad or too hard way! This game is a must for anyone who likes to play god and build a little city of your own!
I have been a fan of city builders since I first played Sim City 3000. Like most fans of the genre, I was really disappointed by the latest iteration in the Sim City series. Cities: Skylines is the game that EA should have created. Your cities can be massive by default, and expanded even further using mods. The huge library of DLC includes buildings, modded use of different public transportation systems, different road types, useful intersections, and different information and management panels to supplement the native ones. Updates occur regularly and many of the features in the expansions are included as free updates to the base game. I highly recommend this to anybody interested in city building. I really only have one complaint with the game, and that is the traffic management system. Usually there is little benefit to upgrading roads past four lanes because the traffic flow system doesn't maximize usage of all lanes. If you design your intersections, highways, and public transportation correctly this isn't a huge issue, but it would be nice to have more realistic traffic flow. The developers have said that updating the traffic management system would require players to have a much higher end machine. When compared with Sim City, the tradeoff of larger, more realistic cities in Cities: Skylines is worth the sometimes glitchy traffic system. My only suggestion would be to implement some sort of Academy or Megatower feature similar to those in Sim City. It would help add a new component to the game. Overall, I couldn't recommend this game more. I have put an embarrassing amount of time into this game and I don't see a reason to stop anytime soon. Each city teaches you a new lesson about how to properly expand your city to avoid different issues relating to public services.
A traffic management sim disguised as a city building sim, Cities Skylines is sure to make players cure the idiocy of the common driver.
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