Cities in Motion 2 is the sequel to the popular mass transit simulation game Cities in Motion. Build, manage and lead your transportation network to provide cities with their ever changing needs. CIM2 introduces new features including multiplayer game modes, day and night cycles, timetables and dynamic cities.
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Mixed (37 reviews) - 48% of the 37 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,447 reviews) - 58% of the 1,447 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 2, 2013

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About This Game

Cities in Motion 2 is the sequel to the popular mass transit simulation game Cities in Motion. Build, manage and lead your transportation network to provide cities with their ever changing needs. CIM2 introduces new features including multiplayer game modes, day and night cycles, timetables and dynamic cities.

Building the transportation network will directly affect how the city grows. Affordable transportation brings middle class housing and work places, while more expensive and exotic choices bring high end businesses. Take advantage of many different types of vehicles including buses, trams, ferries and more.

Build alone or play cooperatively with a friend. Use the newly implemented bus lanes to build efficient traffic free roadways. Tackle rush hour by managing transportation timetables and meeting the needs of the citizens.

Key Features

  • Dynamic cities
  • Player’s choices effect city growth
  • Day and night cycle
  • Manage the timetables
  • Multiplayer with both co-operative and competitive modes
  • Campaign and sandbox modes

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor:2 GHz Dual core
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVIDIA GeForce 8800, 512 MB RAM or ATI Radeon HD 3850, 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:: Microsoft Windows 7/8
    • Processor:3 GHz Quad core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVIDIA GeForce GTX460, 1 GB RAM or AMD Radeon HD 6850, 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    • Processor:2 GHz Dual core
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVIDIA GeForce 8800, 512 MB RAM or ATI Radeon HD 3850, 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor:3 GHz Quad core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX460, 1 GB RAM or AMD Radeon HD 6850, 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVIDIA GeForce 8800, 512 MB RAM or ATI Radeon HD 3850, 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVIDIA GeForce 8800, 1024 MB RAM or ATI Radeon HD 3850, 1024 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
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Aiden
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
How do I refund it?
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camppendleton04
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Bad controls. Not intuitive enough. Jangly
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Berat_Sistemi
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
i really want to play this game as intentet to.
BUT:
*you dont get any money earnings (at least i dont)
*Only busses work (metro,ships... dont work)
*Its really hard to play,navigate,earn money (even in arcade mode)
but overall,this game brings me back to paly more.

5.5/10 would send 1000 busses and never earn money again. :)
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Commander EPIC
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Unnecessarily complex interface, uninstalled again.
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KinG BuGGz
( 247.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
For a simulation game centered around public transportation, it's fun. I actually have fun and find myself thinking about the game when i'm not playing it. It's addictive and hard to stop if you're into these kind of games. Saddly, the game has an issue with "crashes". Not in-game crashed which would probably be cool. But actually crashes of the game, it freezes and you have to force quit Steam altogether. If this happened once in a while it would be ok, but this happens at least 4 to 5 times a day. My Mac's specs are high and updated and I have the graphic rendering lower than normal. But the game has a lot of crashes. Other than that, the game is a pleasure to play and I would recommend it to everyone that would like it.
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Mr. Diggler
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Absolute ♥♥♥♥

10/10 Would absolute ♥♥♥♥ again
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Marco Wilson
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
The game is too complex and the player has to micromanage every inch of track or other things etc.
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TheSithElite
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
I didn't find much enjoyment in this game.
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sniperjozef
( 57.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Love it. Amazing relax, diferent kind of fun for every new game. For me excelent graphic and gameplay. Really recomend for anyone who likes buildings strategies.
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Big Boss
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
i am bad at this a dinnae like it a dinnae want it a want ma money back , ps jamie drummond is homo
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Arnulf.Sumanski
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
better get the first part instead!
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jmpowis
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Really struggle to get into this game, added more complexity but in a way that just makes the game more difficult to get used to. Would recommend CiM 1 really enjoy that game. If you dont have either game buy CiM 1, if you have the first game don't bother getting this one.
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Oppressed Russian Minority
( 22.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
I didn't pay 20€ to play several generic American cities with generic vehicles with unrealistic passenger loads.
Glorious Yuropen cities and beautiful Yuropen vehicles are hidden behind a ♥♥♥♥ing paywall.

WITHOUT MOD SUPPORT. (Cities are on Workshop, but you still need that ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ DLC)

...uuuuughhhhhhh..
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Northspire
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Frustrating, Bus stops are hard to delete. The bullzone button doesn't confirm what you wanted to delete like in Cim1. I deleted a road and avenue by mistake twice already. Construction is already hard as it is and now I have to start the Tutorial city again because of this problem.

I can't recommend this games. Seems more like a city construction management game where mistakes are costly. Other than that I have seen very little usage on my bus line and tram line in the tutorial so far.

What a let down compared to Cities in Motion 1.
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James
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Good City game, at least it isn't SimCity 9/15
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SherrifBrett
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
If your not into city transportation, this isnt the game for you. It is a great concept, but does not hold my attention for very long. But, since I love the gameplay, and its not buggy, ill give it a thumbs up instead of a down.
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mkiessli
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
What a complete pile of crap.. The devs should have been fired then beaten... Idiots should not be allowed to work in the IT industry.
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AntwonJenkins
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Cities in Motion 2? More like makes you motion toward your families ancestral Katana to commit honorable seppuku because its so bad...2
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cairnswk
( 147.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
After attempting to play this game for several hours, the game still continues to crash on me without warning or error message.
I am on Windows 10 32bit.
This is the second time this ocurred for me from Steam and these developers. The first time was with Train Fever where I found I could get nowehre and they had asked me to turn off my AVG which I wasn't prepared to do.
Sorry, but I amn over these guys.
They have good ideas, but system compataibility and adds such as anti-virus management does not work well.

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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Really struggle to get into this game, added more complexity but in a way that just makes the game more difficult to get used to. Would recommend CiM 1 really enjoy that game. If you dont have either game buy CiM 1, if you have the first game don't bother getting this one.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Frustrating, Bus stops are hard to delete. The bullzone button doesn't confirm what you wanted to delete like in Cim1. I deleted a road and avenue by mistake twice already. Construction is already hard as it is and now I have to start the Tutorial city again because of this problem.

I can't recommend this games. Seems more like a city construction management game where mistakes are costly. Other than that I have seen very little usage on my bus line and tram line in the tutorial so far.

What a let down compared to Cities in Motion 1.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
The game is too complex and the player has to micromanage every inch of track or other things etc.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
I didn't pay 20€ to play several generic American cities with generic vehicles with unrealistic passenger loads.
Glorious Yuropen cities and beautiful Yuropen vehicles are hidden behind a ♥♥♥♥ing paywall.

WITHOUT MOD SUPPORT. (Cities are on Workshop, but you still need that ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ DLC)

...uuuuughhhhhhh..
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Love it. Amazing relax, diferent kind of fun for every new game. For me excelent graphic and gameplay. Really recomend for anyone who likes buildings strategies.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
I didn't find much enjoyment in this game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
I really loved this game! Even with Cities: Skylines now out, this game focuses more on the public transportation aspect of a city, and from what I've experienced in real life, these mechanics seem quite realistic. For someone who is really interested in a simulation/engineering game genre, this game really hits the spot. The game's experience is great, and the openness of the single player quests really encourages you to achieve them your own way in your city. With so many options, you can truly play a completely different game than somebody else. I really hope others like me can enjoy this game, and a special thanks to my friend for gifting me this game in the first place! :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
200.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Yes the interface is clunky and its not a game genre that has mass appeal. Yet, this is such a mellow game and has a certian Zen quality which I love. Almost theraputic. This is my go-to game after a long day at work when I want to play something that is relaxed and fun.

If you like planning and strategy... this is a great game...
After Crusader Kings, this is my favorite game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
255.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
I LOVE the game.
I have been playing for hours, and hours, but this is the best simulation game ever!

DO YOU like transportation business simulation games?
GET THIS GAME! Its worth the money!
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
My bridges are much bigger than yours
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
What the heck why are you angry for waiting JUST 40 min?

2 days later, the public trans system in my cities got a problem and I waited for a bus for nearly 30 min. I called the major's office.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
81.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
For those who come from the newer game from the devs, Cities: Skylines wondering what this previous games of theirs is like: In short, CiM2 is [still] the best public transport simulator out there.
In Cities: Skylines you get a way bigger map area, better and faster engine, more possibilities for building a city - but its public tr. system is simplified, whereas CiM2 is completely built around that with lots more options.

Pros:
  • Schedules: Creation schedules is incredible, you can tailor each line to demand. Also worth setting different lines from a same depot to leave with a delay (e.g. fist buses leaving each line at 4:30,4:35,4:40 respectively, for instance) to avoid queuing, jams, etc on the roads nerby. Don't forget to buy enough vehicles for every depot, for servicing. Don't buy too many either because they won't fit in and just deteriorate over time, waiting on the streets.

  • Street types:: Building roads is incredible, you can curve the range of different types (avenues, one-way streets-bus lanes, and a large combination of these) at any angle and arc, more diversely than in Cities:Skylines.

  • Vehicle parameters: Acceleration, capacity, maintenance cost, fuel consumption, attractiveness.
    You can choose to invest in attractive vehicles early on to increase usage. You can choose smaller capacity vehicles running more frequently, or big ones running paced out.

  • Finances: You can set driver/reparimen/inspector wages (and nr. of inspectors). The sweet spot for inspectors tends to be 11 credit wages, and an amount so that they catch ~33% of freeloaders. This yields maximum income. The income from inspection nicely balances the loan payment amount usually

    Cons:
  • Loans: This is almost like cheat. will have almost unlimited money: You take a huge loan, and set a long nr of installments. It means you can build an infrastructure of metros straight away and guarantee decent income while never actually repaying it (as it may take ~50 in-game weeks or more). Have the decency to work with the 100k starting money, and also don't burn it on metros or trams. Start with buses and replace them later with trams/metros.

  • Campaign: The game jumps you into "Berlin", a huge city with a lot of tasks to do. It should start with a small village. Also the campaign scenarios are short, and not really diverse. Custom, free, Steam workshop user-created maps are great to try but offer no missions. Still it's fun to play this game as sandbox, like Cities: Skylines is also, basically.

  • Performance: On larger maps or a large nr. of lines the game likes quite a bit. It is actually caused by the overlay (floating icons for vehicles, stops, lines, depots) which can be turned off but cumbersom (individually).
    Also it is heavily CPU based, so even an 8-core AMD 8350 struggles on 3x speed (you don't play on 1x usually). When the CPU can't handle more, 3x feels like 1,5x. Not necessarily FPS drop but simulation speed is sluggish.

  • Vehicles: While there is a nice selection of vehicles, there is one ultimate one in each category, meaning I never actually tried most of the buses/trams as they are inferior.

  • Gameplay: While I put some 100+ hours into the game (therefore safe to say it is addictive) it is a grind sometimes. Also can't seem to change the default schedule to something better (2 hour frequency is really bad).

  • AI: The citizens very rarely glitch into circling some vehicle at a crosswalk when too many of them want to cross the road.

  • Road upgrade: Unfortunately, as good and diverse the road types are, you cannot upgrade them, but need to demolish and rebuild.

  • Ticket prices: The game allows you to set ticket prices for vehicle type vs zones, and for single ticket and passes. While this is great to be flexible, it also becomes a grind. Basically a huge table of 6*5*2 cells that you continually need to monitor and update because as you build new lines, demand changes and hence the prices (really complicated system, you will see. The game gives you hints whether a price is below or above the normal. Per cell. With an alert at notification bar every time there is a single cell (ticket combination) that deviates moderately. Ouch.)

  • Stop interest: The circle area of a stop that you place (which attracts only the buildings inside) is a little disappointing. A better solution would be the method in Train Fever where citizens will decide how much they need to walk, and they still choose a stop even if it's far, if it means they still get from A to B faster (that game starts from horse carriages are though).


    Overall I greatly recommend the game, with its flaws there is still a ton of plus, and is a fantastic simulation for anyone loving traffic, public transportation, or just plain management games! Support a small company :)
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Pros:
• Transportation zones
• How easily the road network can be modified (Actually even easier than Cities: Skylines, unfortunately it is why I also purchased Cities: Skylines)
• Everything transit related can be adjusted and a very real transit simulator

Cons:
• Not a full fledged city simulator, however that's not the point of the game

Similar games:
OpenTTD, Transport Tycoon Deluxe, SimCity 4, CitiesXL
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
590.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
The game is super fun for transit lovers
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I highly recommend this game! If you have played Cities in Motion 1, you probably realize that there aren't too many vehicles and possibilities. Well, in Cities in Motion 2, you have a LOT more possibilities, vehicles, you also have larger maps. You can but amazing vehicles in the store, and the game itself is a whole lot better than the first one! And one more thing: the cities look much more realistic than in the first version of Cities in Motion.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Can't say which is better, this or the first one, they both have something i like. This is more free, where the old one had a better flow. Both super nice and chilly :-)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Have you ever wanted to be in control of every little aspect of a public transportation company? Then by golly this is the game for you!
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
146.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Good engine and simulation, smooth and nice graphics, but lacks any dynamic, story or challenges to entertain you. All parts of city are unlocked from start, you just create profitting company by connecting highest density areas and that's it. But developers are on good path, give it more thorough work and I will buy next sequel. There are not very good city/transport simulators these days.
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301 of 351 people (86%) found this review helpful
400 people found this review funny
Recommended
316.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
100% City Coverage by trams
Replace all roads with pedestrian roads
Charge people 300 for tram passes, regardless what zones
Making 600,000/week estimated
0 Reputation, but people take your vehicles anyways, because your their only means of transportation.

Congratulations, you just took over the city with public transportation, and there's nothing they can do about it.
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290 of 342 people (85%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
49.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2014
Ahh so much potential. So many bugs. Let me start by saying this is a game that would get a solid 8/10 if the developers had spent just a few more days polishing this off. Want to scroll around the map with the mouse? Too bad. Like a useful tutorial? Nien. Want to connect two metro lines together? ♥♥♥♥♥ you. Made a mistake about 50k$ ago designing that highway? No Undo. Time to load that save from a million years ago. When Chris Saywer made the ambrosia that is RollerCoaster Tycoon, he understood that you wanted to design a path - AND THEN pay for it. This was figured out in 1999 guys. Scenario goals not working? Let's check google; oh hey some people had the same problem six months ago. No patch, just more shít DLC. Here is the secret to winning for those interested: take out a huge loan and build one really good metro right at the start. Now leave your game on overnight and you can come back and have fun when you have actual cashflow. Cities in Motion 2 is a great sandbox game ruined by seemingly arbitrary design decisions at Paradox Interactive. 5/10 for a nice-looking game that doesn't deliver.
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