Developed by Colossal Order Ltd, Cities in Motion sees players develop and operate their own public transport company building a travel network across Vienna, Berlin, Helsinki and Amsterdam using more than 30 different modes of transport including buses, trams, subway...Read full description
Developed by Colossal Order Ltd, Cities in Motion sees players develop and operate their own public transport company building a travel network across Vienna, Berlin, Helsinki and Amsterdam using more than 30 different modes of transport including buses, trams, subway trains and water buses. As each city develops and grows the player must continue to meet the ever changing transport needs of its commuters, while at the same time ensuring it remains as profitable as possible.
Featuring an in-depth campaign mode made up of 12 scenarios along with an open ended sandbox mode, an advanced map editor that allows players to create their own cities, plus much more, Cities in Motion will challenge players to create the perfect public transport system that has no cancellations, no delays and where the passengers are always happy!
Explore four different cities: Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin and Amsterdam
Engage in a campaign spread across 12 scenarios, as well as a sandbox mode where all campaign cities are playable
Realistic 3D graphics with over 100 unique buildings
Advanced economy simulation including contractor deals, banking, insurance and fluctuating economic trends
Play through 100 years of transportation history across four eras between 1920 and 2020
Use the advanced map editor to create your own cities
Choose between over 30 different vehicles based on real-life models including buses, trams, water buses, helicopters and a subway system with underground view
Real-time city and traffic simulation as people commute between their homes, workplace and social lives.
Meet residents’ travel needs as seven different social groups exhibit different passenger behaviours
I'm a sucker for simulation titles and even though I don't really like transport simulators I loved this one! Complex systems: each transportation system has its own advantages and disadvantages. Going to go with the regular buses or will you invest a lot of money and build a metro? strategy required: what does the particular city need from you? Is it worth it to include that remote suburban location or should you focus on the main city only? What places are going to be the busiest? Who are your customers? How much should you pay your workers? How much should your tickets cost? Is there enough Vehicles running on a specific line? Objectives: the career mode gives you a primary objective and there are some secondary objectives that you can choose to fulfill. Secondary objectives normally give you money, however how much you would lose can be greater than how much you can gain. Rationalize. Is it worth it to promise to that person to have a transport line running at that particular location? Minor bugs: couldn't figure out how to force an underground metro to work, however it's not game breaking. Like what you heard? Purchase it!
Cities in motion is one of those games, which does not make you feel dull while playing it, actually you get feeling you are getting smarter. Developers evidently put some thoughs into designing it. It is deep and user-friendly at the same time. It provides lenghty campaign, multiplayer (both competitive and cooperative) and sandbox mode. It was this game which got me excited in city building simulators.
City transportation networks are a part of everyday life. We all take the bus, ride the tram, and whatever else to get around to where we need to go. This game puts us in control of building and maintaining these lifeblood networks of city life. The scenario mode is challenging, but offers no time limit, and the sandbox mode leaves you free to manage the city of choice for years (game time, of course) on end. It offers something for every type of player. The graphics are superb for the time it was created, rivaling those of the modern Tropico series, of Simcity. The sound is well done, and reflects the environments you are put into. The game has a learning curb, but the game naturally keeps things on the interesting end of the spectrum to make learning feel like playing. This game is one that you'll improve at as you play. You will fail many times in the beginning, but, if you keep at it you'll find yourself designing city networks better than some professionals.
Back there, in old days there is only one game that have this theme, a "Transport Tycoon" it was old really old, but now in this era there is Cities in Motion, if you're transport tycoon fans, you'll be loved this ones, it has a decent graphic, lightweight, and of course this is the revived of transport tycoon that already become a legend nowadays, only lack ones factors, you need to buy all DLC for this game if you really love managing transport, and it'll be way challenging.
It is a very neat game but needs that extra push to be great.The game should have included road and highway infrastructure. You can build train tracks why not new roads? Also cities should be dynamic and evolve as you play. If one area is right next to easy transport around the city or to certain parts of the city the area should reflect that through high demand and growth. I love the idea of a game only based on mass transit but that does not mean that cities can not develop around your decisions. Don't let this stop you from playing it is really a one of a kind game for a niche only touched in simulation games like sim city, just know that the concept and limited control you have will get old, fast. Sure you can build cities first and build the roads then but in game you are stuck with train lines, subway lines, ferry lines, and bus lines (and the helicopter which is pretty much just a shuttle) in a cities that even if 60 years go by will not change a bit no matter what you do.
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