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 the best city-builder on the market right now. The game's presentation is stodgy, but it is all but guaranteed to provide you many hours of carefully crafting cities, laying out zoning, and establishing districts for specifics residential and industrial uses…all free from real-world mayoral headaches like 6 a.m. phone calls griping about snowplowing." [Gamespot ]
About the game:
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.
From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchise, the game boasts a fully realized transport system. It also includes the ability to mod the game to suit your play style as a fine counter balance to the layered and challenging simulation. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!
Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Constructing your city from the ground up is easy to learn, but hard to master. Playing as the mayor of your city you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water electricity, police, fire fighting, healthcare and much more along with your citys real economy system. Citizens within your city react fluidly, with gravitas and with an air of authenticity to a multitude of game play scenarios.
Extensive local traffic simulation: Colossal Orders extensive experience developing the Cities in Motion series is fully utilized in a fully fleshed out and well-crafted transport systems.
Districts and Policies: Be more than just an administrator from city hall. Designating parts of your city as a district results in the application of policies which results in you rising to the status of Mayor for your own city.
Extensive modding support: Build or improve on existing maps and structures. You can then import them into the game, share them as well as download the creations of other city builders on the Steam workshop.
The Deluxe Edition:
Included in the Deluxe Edition are 5 In-game historical monuments from around the world, the games original soundtrack as well as a digital art book.
Five in-game items include:
Statue of Liberty
Arc de triumph
Grand central terminal
Original Soundtrack: This Original Soundtrack includes 14 unique tracks mixed from the ambient music of the game, allowing you to enjoy the wonderful music whenever you want.
Digital Art book: See the concepts behind the buildings! The book features almost a 100 hand drawn concepts of the game various buildings and the story behind each.
Cities: Skylines is the city builder I've been waiting for since 2004. It is intuitive, has actual working citizen travel, flowing water, (mostly) realistic travel... and looks beautiful. It is also designed to be mod friendly and mods are already expanding the game within the first weeks of release. And no forced online or tiny city sizes. Even without mods, you can built a huge metropolis in this game. Downsides: traffic isn't perfect, so you can end up with unrealistic traffic patterns. The devs are working on this though. Music is forgettable. Nothing like the excellent SimCity series :/ And it is extremely addictive. This game will cause you to be tired at work because you stayed up until 3am on a working day... TDLR: Best City Builder in over a decade. Buy it today.
Hello! Well, you already know that this game is a city building simulator. And I think it's the best one on steam, right now. So I'll keep it short and will tell you why I gave this game that score: DLCs. Yep, you heard me right - Downloadable content. The game is good, but the DLC is too overpriced and they should had included in the base game: - Snow themed: really? pay 13$ for adding snow into your city? - Night themed: again? pay 15$ for managing your city's nightlife? -Apocalyptic themed: wow! pay 15$ for destroying your own-built city! ~Coming soon: Transportation DLC! Sadly, I will buy these DLC someday, as I'm some of an achievement hunter, and I must own these DLCs to 100% the game. This game is really cool, I must admit - but they sell many things that had to be included in the base game as "DLCs", and this really frightening me off. I bought this edition for 13.59$, and sadly - I regret it. Every time the marketing it for 7$, so I kinda ripped off. To sum up: if you are an achievement hunter, think twice before buying this piece (has trading cards btw). Thanks for reading :) Yoav
It was long, so long, for all City builders lovers to be able to play a game better than SC4. Need I to name all city builders between those two? No, you can simply forget them. Cities Skylines will surely be the best city builder for many years. The community will always deliver some great mods, buildings... Just check well the minimum configuration required. From my point of view, I would say it 's better to come with 16 RAM because you will surely want to add some mods, assets.
This game is incredibly fun although I can't help but wish there was just a bit more to it. It's another city builder type game that is really easy to get addicted to if you enjoy going through the city simulator esq. games. You can build the city how you want, place monuments in your city, or even just be a massive d**k to your overall populous by screwing over the pollution. One of my biggest problems for this though was that, unlike SimCity, this game has really no natural disasters! The best natural disaster you're going to get is slight floods when you're trying to reshape the land around water masses or even just build a dam. However even with the lack of destructive capabilities I am still coming back to this game and chugging in a few good 7-10 hours each time I come back to it.
If you love city builders there is absolutely no valid reason not to get this. Good graphics, great mod support, good modelling, nice clean interface, passionate developer who keeps providing new features with free updates, freedom to create massive beautiful cities. This game is almost perfect. Only thing keeping it from perfect in my opinion is the fact that while maps are large, there is no region like in SimCity which allows you to interconnect different cities you've build. Each map is its own isolated universe and there is no way for interconnect your own cities to your new one.
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