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 and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.
User reviews: Very Positive (21,029 reviews) - 94% of the 21,029 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 10, 2015

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February 11

Snowfall Developer Diary 4 & Gameplay video by Quill18

Greetings Chirpies!

We just released our fourth developer diary on the topic "new and free". You can read it in its entirety here.

Yesterday there was a stream from the Paradox office showing Snowfall gameplay and features. It was finished with a segment with the new Theme Editor, which we are sure many of you will love!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eduYQe31HkM
On top of that we were recently visited by YouTuber Quill18 and recorded a gameplay session that you can find here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNXce1pJHn0

Snowfall will release on February 18th. That's in a week!

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February 9

Paradox Reveals a Flurry of Content for Snowfall

Free Features Coming to All Players of Cities: Skylines; First Live Gameplay Stream Tomorrow

Paradox Interactive, a “raining champion” publisher of games, today revealed several details about “Snowfall,” the forthcoming expansion to Cities: Skylines from Colossal Order. Snowfall, which will be released on February 18th, 2016 for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs, will add several new gameplay features to the award-winning city-building game, including several new mechanics revolving around the expansion’s titular weather phenomenon.

To show off these new features first-hand, Paradox will stream the game live on their Twitch channel on Wednesday, February 10th, at 1700 CET (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time). To view the live stream, watch Paradox’s Twitch channel at http://www.twitch.tv/paradoxinteractive on Wednesday.

In addition, Paradox has also detailed the features that will be added to Cities: Skylines for all players in a free patch on February 18, whether the weather-oriented expansion is purchased or not. All players will see the following additions:

- Rain and fog-based cosmetic weather for existing maps outside the new “Winter” themed maps
- A new Theme Editor for map modding, allowing players to create new Map Themes ranging from different terrain styles to incredible alien worlds; here is one such incredible alien world
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=620056199
- Pretty cool, right?
- An expanded UI for public transportation management
- New Chirps from everyone’s favorite in-game social media avatar
- New Hats for everyone’s favorite in-game social media avatar
- Newfound respect for everyone’s favorite in-game social media avatar

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Digital Deluxe Edition

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
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • 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 32 hand drawn concepts of the game various buildings and the story behind each.

About This 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 and maintaining 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!


Main features:
  • 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7/8 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
533 of 556 people (96%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
2,313.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
Without a doubt one of the best City Builders of all time. The price is so reasonable for the amount of quality content you get both from the default game and from all the modders on the Steam workshop. I'm so looking forward to what new things will be released in the future for this game. The Developers also listen to their customers and have been adding more modding tools for us to use to create new assets for players. Thanks CO!
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1,333 of 1,504 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,445 people found this review funny
68.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2015
All old people die simultaneously. Drivers can't make a U-turn unless the road has ended. No one tries to avoid traffic jams. Twitter is annoying.
10/10 for realism
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1,657 of 1,880 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,227 people found this review funny
80.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
Not owned by EA.

What more is there to say?

10/10

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Edit : It's really annoying when you zoning huge plots of residential area at once and they die relatively at once. Massive death wave incoming. http://s172.photobucket.com/user/bvoice360/media/Death_spike_zps7c56lews.jpg.html
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915 of 1,066 people (86%) found this review helpful
767 people found this review funny
327.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
I have lost control of my life


But traffic is running smoothly through Orion City!

11/10 would reccomend
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220 of 231 people (95%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
79.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2015
Alright, let me start this off with this. If you already love city-builders, this is for you. If you don't already like city-builders, this is a great place to start!

I personally love city-building games and I can't really believe that many of the things that they acomplished (either totally or partially) were done. The traffic AI has been
greatly improved since release.

Pros:
- CURVY ROADS
- Adustable height of the roads allowing for customized interchanges
- Renewable Energy is the main power source that you will use.
- Train/Subway/Bus Routs are editable and can be color coordinated.
- Cities grow based upon services and leisure and educated near them.
- Mods, thousands of mods.
- Intuituve Menu Layout
- Great AI

Cons:
- Not much anymore

Yeah that's all the cons. If I had to I would give this game a very nice 94/100. It's got a lot of polish added to it and it's worth every cent you put into it. Buy this, you won't regret it at all.
Edit 12/22/2015
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