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.
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Release Date: Mar 10, 2015

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March 10

Cities: Skylines Celebrates One Year with Video Tribute!


STOCKHOLM – Mar. 10, 2016 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games that’s run an effective residential campaign, today announced that Cities: Skylines, the award-winning city-building game by Colossal Order, has now sold over two million copies worldwide. Released to critical acclaim one year ago on March 10, 2015, Cities: Skylines has rapidly built a community of over two million players across Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs, setting records at Paradox Interactive for the publisher’s fastest-selling title in company history. To celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary and outstanding success, Paradox will release a free content update for Cities: Skylines later this month, adding new features to the game for all current and future players.

See how the community has built up Cities: Skylines in this anniversary video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjyaaMHe09s&feature=youtu.be


“Our team is floored by the response players have had to Cities: Skylines and by the level of success the game has achieved in such a short time,” said Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of Colossal Order. “We knew that trying to create a city-building game with such a small team was an ambitious project, but we’d been working towards that goal ever since the first Cities in Motion title, and we knew, if given the chance, that we could make it happen. A year ago, we achieved that goal, and the results have been nothing short of incredible. We’ve got so much more in store for all two million of our players, and I want to thank each and every one of them.”

“The remarkable thing about our fans for Cities: Skylines isn’t just their number, but how active they are in keeping the game growing and changing,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “Giving the modding community the keys to our cities has resulted in so much passion and creativity. As of this month there are over 76,000 pieces of mod content on Steam Workshop for Cities: Skylines, from custom buildings to new road designs and beyond. Together with Colossal Order we intend to keep supporting this game and our players with more updates and content of our own for a long time.”

Later this month, Cities: Skylines will receive a free content update which will add new features and options for ambitious player-mayors. Players should be formally informed that they can perform mild terraforming on their cities’ formations, to reform former landforms into malformed formats. Canals and quays will also be available for construction, so that Paradox can officially say they have handed over the quays to the city.

In addition, Colossal Order will celebrate the game’s anniversary with a party in their own scenic city of Tampere, Finland, the proud home of Chirpy. One lucky player will be invited to join the festivities, winning a trip to Finland, a tour of the Colossal Order office, attendance to the anniversary party, and more. Fans can enter at http://colossalorder.fi/ChirpyContest/ by submitting their best Chirper-related art, poetry, song, game mod, or anything else they are inspired to create. Full details and rules of the contest are available at the above link.

For more information on Cities: Skylines, visit http://www.citiesskylines.com/.

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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


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.


Utilize the Day and Night Cycle:
The city changes during the hours of the day and affects citizen schedules. Traffic is visibly slower at night and some zoned areas do not work with full efficiency. This expansion will put you in control of managing the different aspects of the day and night cycles.

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
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FoggyLine99
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
So much fun! I could play this game for days on end!
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Atomkick Shinoski
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
A very good city building game, certainly has more aspects to it than the others.
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✌Luke✌
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Decent Game TBH Jks
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VERTEX☆KYOUKO?
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
For every reviews on other City Builder game, there always many secret Cities: Skyline marketing.

Comparing to other City Builder game, when first time I play the game, I started feel like cartoonish city. And what happen when you build a hospital ? Wii u wii u wii u everywhere

Go get other City Builder instead. If you ever read review like "Don't buy don't buy don't buy get Cities:Skyline instead"on other City Builder game, they're probably Cities: Skyline marketing.
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Qayserian
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Best city sim atm. Lots of mods/assets which gives it unlimited replayability.

10/10

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[DFS] ★♫Dj Demo Dj♫★
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
very fun game i can recommend enyone who likes to build up a citi with limited money..
this game is also more fun with mods.
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Abrammsssss
( 31.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
This game is awesome!You have total freedom of what you want to do,there are a lot of mods(with them you can built even more compact roads!)Awesome free updates and everything is worth every single penny.
I recommend it to every city builder fan!
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Reddevil594
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Brilliant game, so addictive
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Phoenix
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This is a great game to relax to. I love just building a city, and the slow-paced problem solving of trying to make my city better. Continuously iterating on city design with new cities I build. Lots of variety in how you can do things, pleasant visuals, good UI.
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startrekkie1701
( 21.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I recommend this game, unless you're on a laptop PC that has an Intel HD GPU built-in your CPU. If you do, then the game will consistently crash. Unfortunately, most of your entry level computers that would otherwise meet the minimum specs for this game HAVE an integrated Intel HD GPU. Love the game, but I can't possibly recommend this to a majority of gamers until this is addressed and fixed. There is absolutely no reason that this game can't work on a computer that has Intel HD integrated into the CPU, when I have that and can play a next-gen game, NBA 2K16, just fine on low graphics. Thus, I'll gladly change this once the devs of the game patch it to support Intel HD-something they should have done when they launched the game if they want to have the minmum specs to meet low-end machines.

I will state this for the record as well: Giving it this rating pains me to no end, as the game itself is terrific. I just can't recommend a game that would simply exclude a significant portion of laptop gamers UNLESS they stop singling them out.
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trash boy
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
There should be co op, that would be pretty cool
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ShinraVeteran
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Cant solve the traffic problem. Cut the main road build ship ports ...
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Marcel1801 [Ger/Eng]
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
You like playing Mayor or Prsident of your own city or country? Then build one in Cities:Skylines!
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BlekMarrow431
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
THIS GAME IS FREAKING AMAZING I LOVE IIIIT!!!!!!!!
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Maillake
( 24.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Cities:Skylines is in my opinion one of the best city builders on the market. The graphics are amazing and the modding community is also amazing. The only downside to this game which can't really get changed by mods is that you can get bored by the concept pretty quick. If you don't have alot of fantasy I wouldn't really recommend this game, but if you do then this game is going to fullfill all your dreams. The assets can aswell as the mods give you the abillity to build the sickest city ever created, you only need creativity. All and all I really recommend the game. Worth trying out though it's so cheap.
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Shaoling
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
City Skylines is the best city builder I'cve played since Simcity 4. It's everything that we hoped Sim City 5 was. Definitely worth checking out especially if you enjoy city building games.

I talk alittle bit about the latest expansion Snowfall here https://youtu.be/zyt_dwrfUC4

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71 of 80 people (89%) found this review helpful
90 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
-Playing Cities: Skylines at 4am pimpin my metropolis
-Realise not enough coverage for fire trucks
-Up the funding to the fire brigade to 200%
-Chrip comes down
-"Wish we could get some #fire service around here to feel safer
-♥♥♥♥ you say?
-Click on the name
-"Nathan Jones"
-I've had enough with these spoilt-♥♥♥ simulations. Thinking I don't put any work into their lives just so they don't choke do death on their own ♥♥♥♥ing tongues
-Follow his day to day life
-Works at the laundromat
-Goes home to his wife and 2 kids
-Not for long
-Gets up next day
-Close all roads leading to that half of the city except the one road he takes to work
-Next day he's stuck in a 6-hour traffic jam
-♥♥♥♥♥♥ car which probably has no air conditioning
-He arrives at work
-Gets out of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ car
-Laundromat is demolished in front of him
-Jobless
-6 hour journey home
-Cut sewage to his house
-♥♥♥♥♥♥ water poured everywhere in his house
-Family gets sick from living around ♥♥♥♥ bottles and ♥♥♥♥ bags all day
-Lower coverage of hospitals
-Excludes only his house
-No healthcare
-Whole family dies except Nathan
-"Going on #vacation today, can someone water the #plants?"
-Build dam
-Completely flood his house
-He lives
-Demolish house
-Now homeless. Lives in a bus shelter

Don't ♥♥♥♥ing criticize my fire service Nathan

10/10
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
83.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Multiply my online game time by at least 4, to see my offline game time

I have always been a huge sims fan, and simcity fan up until simcity 5 and sims 4, but when I played this game it was like a whole new way to build unlimited cities, I love the graphics, and especially the must have steam workshop stuff, but one thing bothers me a lot about this game, they use cim instead of sim. I really hate that, and it really bugs me, but the game is worth it:0 Well I do hate 1 more thing about this.... I hate th 1001 night achievement, it is like impossible:/ overall 10/10

Btw I own both dlcs
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
981.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
My SimCity 2013 tears of sadness are finally gone! :D
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
amazing game. so many mods and addons in the workshop, you'll be spoilt for choice. you will lose all sense of time while playing. just wish i was more creative..
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,113.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Best City Builder ever!
You can build all you want. And if not, there is a mod for this ;P
The selection in Steam Workshop is very huge. Enjoy!
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
89.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Nice City Builder with ♥♥♥♥ing traffic jam problem after reach 80K population above

It has a good graphic for city builder game

Steam Community Workshop isn't bad either, many interesting items there

first time I play this game I think "wow it's little bit hard to solve traffic jam problem, and why my city population won't increase after 32K???" but now maybe Cities: Skyline helps me a lot to know what other people think if I do a mistake, because the NPC wont stop complaining before I solve the problem.

  • If you love city builder game, I recommend this game
  • If you never play city builder, Try this game. Not too hard for starter but after reach 2400 population, you will need strategy
  • If you like a game that requires patience, I recommend this game

I bought this game one week before the discount, and I was a little annoyed with that

Overall Ratings: 11/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This is the best city builder ive ever played, it got very little flaws and destroys ♥♥♥♥ City.

But their is one flaw i counter while playing.
THE ♥♥♥♥ING GAME CRASHING AT THE END OF YOUR 10 HOUR SESSION FORCING YOU TO START FROM ♥♥♥♥ING SCRATCH. (Please input a optional auto save in the options)

If you ever buy this please search on the workshop for a autosave mod or you will suffer like me
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
I was an avid fan of the SimCity franchise all the way back to SimCity on SNES when Will Wright was the developer. I had my pet peeves with SimCity 4 and was very much so looking forward to SimCity 6 (2013) which ended up being an EXTREME disappointment and should have been called SimTown instead. I was finding myself completing a City in less than 2 hours, and got so frustrated with the game that I took to their Facebook page and left a rather lengthy post that hundreds of others seemed to share the same feelings in regards to the lack of attention put into the game.

Then comes Cities: Skylines. My girlfriend actually purchased a copy for me as a gift and I had my eye on it for awhile, just never made the purchase because I didn't have time to play (full-time developer).

I can honestly say this is everything that SimCity SHOULD have been, or at least what EA Games promised us it would be.

-> [ Steam Workshop ]
The steam workshop is the HUGE seller for me. Almost any building, tool and mod is available to integrate into the game. I have well over 200 addons packed into my game, and almost an endless supply of buildings I can place, which ensures my city doesn't look the same everywhere. This is probably my FAVORITE thing about the game, is the huge support for this game through the workshop.

-> [ Detailed Building Tools ]
Everything from the terrain tools, the different types of roads you can place, and the ability to toggle the grid system on/off makes it possible to pretty much create anything you want. No two cities should look alike if you truly utilize the tools you are given.

-> [ Sandbox Mode ]
When I play these simulators, I don't like going through and playing the scenarios and having to watch my money. This game gives me the ability to have an unlimited source of money, and just build away.

-> [ Game Engine ]
Everything is beautiful in regards to the games appearance and performance. FPS is extremely smooth, and the entire city looks amazing (especially at night with the lights on). I haven't ran into any bugs, and I can pretty much crank the graphics up to ultra for everything, and the level of detail is very very real.

-> [ Traffic ]
It is relatively easy to control traffic in this game. You just have to map out where your dense traffic is going to be, and adjust accordingly with the right roads, and the other methods of transportation are great as well! (Bus, airport, tram, etc).

I did find one minor annoyance. It appears that Sims get sick quite frequently, especially in a highly populated city. Theirs almost never a moment where I don't hear an ambulance screaming past me where I'm building. In fact one time, I was just browsing the city, and one of my main busy roads had 17 ambulances one after another, going to different calls... that's a little excessive.... I don't even see them that much in Los Angeles...

Overall, it's a great game, and definitely worth the price. I think the DLCs are a little over-priced for what they provide, but that's certainly not a reason to not by the game.

It looks like EA Games is no longer the king of City Simulators.

Regards,
Richard
YouTube: IAMRichardT
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This is one of the best city building games i have ever seen cause it gives you plenty of vanilla material and sometimes gets you thinking outside the box and get creative. It has workshop support so if you run out of fun in the vanilla game there is the addons on the workshop whit sections like: Mods, Buildings, Transport, Fire, Health and police Department and many more. Also Paradox and Collosal Orders [The Creators Of This Game] make DLCs and Huge! updates to the game every now and then.

After Dark DLC

This DLC includes the Day and Night cycle, Better airport, Taxies and Tourisim! Now thats a bunch we also have the Snow Fall DLC

Snow Fall DLC

It includes Trams, Heating, Snow Plows And obviosly Snowy Maps. Thats so far with the DLCs. I dont really want to talk about the updates because it would take too long so I leave it up to you to find out whats new and whats gona come out next.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
A handful of flaws, but this fun and addictive city-builder still climbs high.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
243.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I'm pretty much embarrassed about the amount of time I've invested in this game. Never gotten so much entertainment for such a low cost. If you're a sim junkie, just do it already.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
61.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Accidentally polluted the residential water supply which ended up killing thousands.

11/10 Would commit genocide again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
88.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
The true sucessor to Simcity 4. I love this game!

Pros: Great graphics, lots of mods and devs are constantly improving the game with free updates.

Cons: Deathwaves (entire city just dies.. kinda hilarious but stupid) and not so great traffic AI (Cars don't use all the lanes on highways).
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
426.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This won't be a long review. I will say this. If you like city building games and responsive studios, this is the game for you. There are freebees still being added to the game to this day. Little things that you would normally have to purchase in a DLC are given to us. Support from the studio is amazing. The gameplay is amazing. The ability to mod is amazing. The workshop content is amazing.

If I had one complaint, it would lane management for traffic. This has been worked on though and is already better than it was just a couple months ago. With that being said, traffic stops being as much of an issue once you understand the mass transit options within the game.

Buy the game. It is worth every penny.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
69.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Very very good game, very addictive and the addition of mods, custom maps and assets makes it so there's always something different to do.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game is cool
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
This is the best city building game I've ever played. This one got a lot more opportunities then SimCity, they can learn a lot from this game!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
This game is great , if you are a city builder lover buy it! , its worth every penny :D
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
I'll recommend it even though I can't muster the will to play it. All because of roads. Let me place whatever road I want from the beginning without disabling milestones you ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game! Otherwise you force me to tear my city down later just to change them.

Tried a mod that unlocks all roads but that didnt work. So... uninstall and rot away in library... :(

Though this small trifle destroys my will to play, it is a good game.


*STOP BLOCKING OUT NON OFFENSIVE WORDS STEAM YOU D*O*U*C*H*E!*
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
best game ever
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