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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...
Release Date: Feb 6, 2013
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Owners of a Steam version of Cities XL 2011 or Cities XL 2012 will receive an 85% loyalty discount on Cities XL Platinum.


About the 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

    • Processor: AMD/INTEL 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
314 of 330 people (95%) found this review helpful
206 products in account
1 review
31.1 hrs on record
This is one of the best city simulations out there, especially when looking strictly at games with good graphics. That said, it is not without its flaws.

The Good:
- Lots and lots of replayability. You could get lost in this game on just a single city for weeks.
- Your cities interact with each other to an extent. You can trade things like water, fuel, industry, and office services amongst the cities you create. This allows you to specialize your cities, such as creating an industry giant that feeds industry goods to your cities where you want to avoid polution, such as a resort town.
- You can point and click your way through everything. Given how many options you have for roads, buildings, etc, the menu is easy to use and allows for quick access to everything.
- The game feels like a semi-sandbox during normal play, as there isn't really many restrictions in place (and you can switch the building restrictions off in the settings).
- As you build up your city, you get to a point where you realize it isn't just about building anymore. Management becomes a much bigger deal. One of the biggest management challenges is transportation, and that adds something to the game that I find quite enjoyable, making it a bit deeper than it might look on the surface.

The Bad:
- Some of the mechanics for laying out streets (especially bridges) and buildings can make things a bit frustrating.
- The whole Cities XL series are just reboots. They look the same, play the same, and feel the same. This makes for a bit of a hidden "good" I guess in that you shouldn't feel the need to own them all (I do and don't have any reason to play any of the previous ones).
- They removed the online function that the original had, rather than making it work. The idea of being able to have cities existing in a "truly global" world definitely had an appeal.
- The developer is lazy. The failure to make online work, some small problems and unfinished features, and the mechanics that are still issues still unaddressed after so much time just speaks to the lack of care the developer has for its work and reputation. They did "fix" things to a point where they weren't really game-breaking, but it still sits in my mind that they seem to want to skate by at this point (especially given how much effort they put into trying to create a great alternative to another "CitySim" game).

If you really like city management/builder games, this gives a good balance between the two and should be able to keep your entertained for quite a while. If you can catch it on a sale, then great! If not, you just need to decide what your dollar is worth. As far as putting a dollar value on fun, you have to do that for yourself, but even with the flaws, the value was definitely there for me given how much entertainment I have gotten from it. Decidedly beats spending the money on gas, a ticket, and some overpriced popcorn and soda at a movie theater for me.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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208 of 260 people (80%) found this review helpful
299 products in account
16 reviews
5.2 hrs on record
This game has the potential to be far greater than SimCity ever could be, considering EA's corporate greed holds it back so much these days. It features enormous cities and very easy-to-use interface systems to create a city EXACTLY the way you want it to look, then zooming in and walking around. The game has a major downside though - it's outdated 2005 graphics engine is a 32 bit engine not optimized for multi-core. No matter how good your PC is, the game is limited to only using 1 core and up to 3 gigs of ram. This means large cities on even the toughest PCs will lag like all hell, while your PC shows virtually no sign of wear, often running far below 20% of max capacity.

Specs arent the issue for those of you claiming I have a bad computer - I run a hex core 3.5 ghz intel i7, have 64 gigs of ram, and 2 nvidia titans.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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83 of 98 people (85%) found this review helpful
175 products in account
17 reviews
34.0 hrs on record
Picked this game up in a humble bundle for a few bucks, and man am I glad I did. After the disappointment of Sim City 5, this game totally scratches the itch. A bit less tedious, and has a very impressive feature of zooming down to street level instantly to see what the city looks like from the citizen's view. Pleasantly surprised to find Sim City has a successor.
Posted: October 22nd, 2013
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48 of 61 people (79%) found this review helpful
28 products in account
11 reviews
4.0 hrs on record
Cities XL Platinum has huge maps (that easily out scale SimCity) and a wide variety of buildings and structures. I love all the small details in the game for example, when going down on street view, citizens in poor districts have ragged clothing, and people in elite districts have suits on. Industries are difficult to balance, not impossible, but nevertheless challenging. Cities XL provides challenge and satisfying gameplay, pretty good graphics, and a good game for people who like city building and/or strategy games. I got this game on sale at 10 dollars, I'd say that was a fair price. Most I would pay would probably be 15-20 dollars. Overall, Cities XL Platinum is a good game to get when it's on sale.
Posted: October 26th, 2013
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
52 products in account
1 review
6.6 hrs on record
Snagged this in a bundle. Does not look like much from the outside, but that is like judging a book by its cover.
It is essentially an offline Simcity, so you can have all the fun you want with no internet. Consider getting this if you enjoy "Tycoon" games like Zoo Tycoon and Rollercoaster Tycoon. To add to this, you can trade with neighboring cities, thus adding another way to get even more money. A must have.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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