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: Mostly Positive (754 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!"

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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I will recommend this game, but be cautious. This game gets insanely difficult, and fast. Once you get access to basic utilities, like water, power, and oil, it can be so easy to bankrupt your city by trying to offer all of these to your city at once. This game runs on supply and demand. If you're producting a lot of oil, and your city can't pay for it (not that your city won't demand it; they just won't be able to pay for it), your city will lose money by extracting more oil than what it can pay for. This goes with about a dozen different resources the game takes into account. You can also have not enough resources. This makes things rather complicated, because you will always run into a scenario in which your city needs more resources than it can pay for, even if you trade with other cities.

Your city will always be plagued with problems once you get to a significant population. Traffic is always a problem. Always. There is no way to really mend the traffic problem. The tourism also really doesn't make much sense to me.

However, I recommend this game because it's kind of realistic. You can't make everyone happy. You can't "pre-plan" your city by making interstates in a town with 200 population. You have to build your city up and then create those, causing you to have to re-route traffic and demolish structures so you can work on your interstate system, which is a headache I bet most leaders in transportatioon have. You will have to have a ghetto and also a rich population. Your citizens will get bored. The game is also beautiful and zooming into ground level gives a lot of awesome views.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
great visuals. endless possible outcomes. good amount of difficulty. always a good time burner.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Good game, what Simcity 2013 lacks can all be found here, though the visuals won't be as good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
332.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
please add support for landscape displays. Love this gamebut cannnot get it to open so I can put it to windowed mode
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Good Game. Just complicated enough but not to complicated.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Great game, a few bugs here and there and a pretty big learning curve, but once you get it, it gets better and better. Haven't had the issues other people have had yet, but only have 4.5 hours on record.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Still remember the day I played SimCity 3000's demo. And I bought a PC just because of I did not want to wait SimCity's Mac launch date (which was only 6 months later). And I can easily say this is the best city building game ever.

And I had never experienced an annoying bug. Don't look to my time at Steam, I played Cities XL 12 and this probably more than 400 hours.

And tell you what, if someone say this game is bugy so don't buy it, then answer einstein, which game we should buy? The other game which 'cities' are smaller than smallest village? If you have a good pc, you will be ok. Otherwise, it's like you choose to not go to MJ's concert just because there is no beer left at the concert hall, and sit at home, listen some ♥♥♥♥ music with ♥♥♥♥ beer. What an amazing choice!
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Could have been a great game but won't run for long beffore it churns to a halt. Poor game design as it had real potential.
Avoid this game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
209.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Sim City type of game with more.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
57.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Cities XL Platinum, "developed" by Focus, is a mix of rather if you would like it, or not. The graphics at times, may look nice, but then, the city look lifeless most of the time. That changes when switched to night mode, as then, it gives it at least a bit of life. The unfinished transportation system is disapointing. The game will lag up and become unplayable, when you hit over 200,000-300,000 people in one city. The game does not focus a lot on actaully the goverment, but more or less building the city it self. It's road system often (to me) unfinished and confusing, like the transportation system is disapointing. I can not really say I wouldn't, or would recommend this game, as it is in the mix. Though if I was you, I would wait till this game is onsale before I would buy it.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I got 15 hours out of this game, and enjoyed it as a 5/10 city builder. Unfortunately this game has serious reliability issues, and I can no longer play this as it crashes on startup. Ive done everything I can find as a fix from online forums from many people with the same issues, including verifying game cache, reinstalling DX9/other exe's with the game, deleting all the saves, complete uninstall/reinstall. It still crashes on start. As it stands i'd value the game at £2. Do Not Buy at full price.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
This game is not working i played it a good week then stopped working. Whrn i click play it crashes. I tried fixing it numerous times, had no luck. If SOME ONE COULD HELP that would be greatly appretiated. Otherwise i say its a BIG NOPE
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Pretty boring gameplay, notmuch todo rly, and wipes progress for no reason once in a while . If your a hardcore fan , sure, else this game isnt worth it.
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
maybe ..I enjoyed building the city...but there should be way more options as in entertainment and others. Played it once..built the city...what now..didnt want to start another.
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Only reason I got almost 10h Is because I forgot to turn of the game when I went to the bar to drown my sorrow in booz because this game is so bad.
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Najbolja igra ikad! Ta+nfsc
Best game ever! This+Need for Speed Carbon
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1 of 12 people (8%) found this review helpful
67.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
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0 of 10 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
it is to advanced
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14.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Great game tops sim city any day. Needs the Realistic highway mod to be fixed however
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12.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
i played 17mins... and i turned off... after few hours i wanted to get back to the game and i can not turn it on .... its some kind of problem with windows(?) lol i have really nice laptop (asus republic of gamers) and now i am so mad... cause i tried to unistal and install the game again... and everything but still i can not play this ♥♥♥♥!!!
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