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...
User reviews: Mixed (987 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 6, 2013

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"As the name tells the game is a city builder that allows you to make big cities, unlike certain new game in same genre. Has problems on some computers!"

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December 11, 2014

THE CITIES XXL TEASER TRAILER

The world's largest city builder is back!

The Cities XL franchise returns with Cities XXL: a bigger, better city builder pushing the city limits to the edge of your imagination, as seen in the stunning world reveal trailer. Running on a vastly improved game engine, Cities XXL offers classic and extended city-building content, including over 1000+ buildings, 70+ maps including new landscapes and environments, and ecological features making CitiesXXL the 'greenest' Cities XL game yet.

Discover in the first Cities XXL video the sprawling cityscapes and city-life in action, to get a sense of the scale and grandeur of the game:



As you'll see in the video, CitiesXXL lets you design and build a sprawling metropolis across many different landscapes and maps, with varying available resources - from oil to fertile farm land - to keep the denizens of your city content. Featuring four classes of citizens spanning four densities of housing, you'll watch as your cosmopolitan paradise grows from a quiet suburban town to huge economic powerhouse.

With varying road-sizes, including curved roads, bridges, and tunnels unlocked from the start, you'll be able to plan the entrance to your city and its layout before you start plotting its city-scape. As it grows, take advantage of a unique richly detailed street-level view, and meet the citizens as they drive to work, ski, play basketball, or even parachute of the top of towers in unprecedented detail for the genre.

Cities XXL features low-level city management mechanics, such as local air and noise pollution levels illustrated with the new stream-lined UI, and beauty hot-spots suitable for holiday locations to supplement cash-flow.
At citizen management level, you'll be able to track a person's route to work in order to best manage transport from sea, underground and over-ground rail, or air. Cut-down on traffic queues with the park and ride and busses, or even bike hire - reducing that carbon footprint!

Now with Steam Workshop support and streamlined modding, it has never been easier and quicker to share and download user-created content for a Cities XL game. With Cities XXL, you'll be able to use widely available free tools online to create your content and upload it to the Steam Workshop, for all players to download it right through Steam!

To find out why Cities XXL helps you to build a bigger, better world, see the feature break-down below:

  • Over 70 huge maps across multiple terrains and landscapes, from the tropics to the mountains and all in between.
  • Region specific roads to match your country: French, English, German, etc.
  • Over 1000 buildings, many with civilian activity animations to enjoy at street level
  • Greener options for the environment conscious, such as the park and ride, bike hire, and ability to upgrade industrial buildings to reduce emissions
  • Unprecedented detail for the city builder genre, with multiple sky-boxes to choose from and a dynamic time-of-day
  • Steam Workshop support to easily create, share and download new content

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About This Game

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

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP1/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE ATI RADEON HD 3850/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 OR HIGHER
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB HD space
    • Sound: COMPATIBLE DIRECTX 9.0
Helpful customer reviews
79 of 102 people (77%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Nice graphic, not bad gameplay, awful optimization, so just when your city grows(and it happens over 5-6 hours), playing becomes impossible. Despite the hardware you have. It just will lag. And nothing can be done with it, nobody plans to patch it. Every year this game is sold with great discount, and naive customers throw out their money. So I highly warn you against purchasing this game.
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37 of 55 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
For its quality, the game should be called Cities XL M - Early Access (alpha).

This game was fun but very disappointing. The save feature doesn't work and the game is too slow with even a small city of <25,000 people. I saved my game multiple times with different names while I was playing. The game eventually slowed down so much that it was frustrating to play. I saved again, quit the game and restarted it. When I restarted it only a single autosave from hours ago remained. This game does not meet the barest standards of quality.
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37 of 57 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
I've read reviews and in the game Community Hub stating "Lags/Memory Leaks"
I'm like "yeah, not with my rig!

*facepalms*
I've got a very nice rig that handles NBA2k15, and other high end games. 16GB DDR3 RAM 1600Mhz and a 6 Core AMD processor XFX AMD Radeon HD 7770 graphics.....

When i hit the main menu, the game was lagging....barely responsive....then it was fine. I started the tutorial, at first, things were fine...then it started freezing, stuttering. I alt tabbed and checked task manager. Sure enough, ONE CORE of he processor was MAXED OUT and the ram was quickly filling up. ALL USED by this game...I tried to set the Affinity of the game, no luck. It was using ONE CORE of my 6 Core Processor.
I can't play it waste of money and one hell of a memory hog.

STAY AWAY!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
66.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Get Cities: Skylines instead of this. Don't get Cities XXL either, from what i've heard, its the same exact game as this one.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Just great. If I ever want an update to this game
I have to pay for the updated version.
Biggest ripoff ever.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Cities Skyline is everything this game should have been.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Game seems to lack true depth as other city building games do not. No support for more than 1 cores, lag, sound issues, issues all around, plain cities. The only bright side is it is easy to make huge cities but they will lag even more.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
It is really not good. First off, buy City Skylines. Way better and more realistic. Second, this game looks like garbage. The UI looks like one guy spent a couple hours in Photoshop; the roads are just awful - roundabouts are useless and ugly, trying to make your own roundabout will lead to annoying texture clippings on the roads EVERYWHERE. The traffic managment just doesn't even exist even though it tries to. There just aren't enough options to help.
So if you're looking for a good city sim, do NOT pick this up.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
I'm an atheist and this game genuinely had me looking to the Bible for help.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
I came over from simcity to tryout something new, more exciting than simcity 2013 and I was not disappointed. I had a blast in the beginning but as my city grew lag became evermore prevalent and made the game unplayable and unenjoyable. No matter your rig the game runs on one processor only. I hope they fix this next game with a better utilization of a computer.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
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 city structuring elements then It's not for you.

Pros:

- Nice smooth graphics
- Pretty easy interface
- The tutorial is quiet good. It really teaches you the basics
- The road and housing construction is pretty easy if you're just play the game for economic stuff.

Cons:

- fps problems
- The game itself is buggy
- Lack of design tools and the freedom of drawing
- No multiplayer
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Poor man's Simcity 2000
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Memory leakage causes large cities, like you seen in the screenshots, to be virtually unplayable. So either make small cities and stare at the bad animations on the roads, or play a medium sized city at 10 fps.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
251.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Another good city-builder, albeit with a few problems.

Pros...

Good visuals
Mods (Google it)
Lots and lots of variety
Easy to figure out

Cons...

Get rid of the jank-♥♥♥ token system. It was a novel idea but it doesn't work, it's bugged, and will become increasingly frustrating the more you play.

Still recommend, if anything for the modding and variety of things you can put in your city.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Well, when you get to 3 fps in this game, i would call THAT a gold star for you and your god like computer.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Bad game. Unintuitive interface. Terrible game engine
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
66.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
for everyone who is here because of Cities XXL, dont buy it. the game engine has some flaws, no matter how good your pc is you will have low fps as soon as your city gets bigger.

Dont get me wrong, i had fun with this game, but the low fps i get in my cities just holds me back to play it again.
I would recommend it if it is really cheap on summer sale or some keystore.

Check out Cities Skylines, it seems like it has all the features Cities XL has and more, also it looks like it uses a better engine. I think its not made by the same developers.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Citizens are bored simulator XL 2k14
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
46.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I'm pretty disappointed with this purchase.
The biggest problem is I've lost several cities due to a bug in the way the game saves cities. I've looked online, but have not been able to figure out how to fix this bug.

But bugs aside, I don't like the trade variable of this game. I don't want to trade online. I don't want to be forced to build up other cities just so my main city can have water... and I don't want to deal with omnicorp because the game is designed to have them hold you over a barrel.

Tropico is a much better game in my opinion.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Nö.

;c
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