Mini Metro is a strategy simulation game about designing a subway map for a growing city. Draw lines between stations and start your trains running. Keep your lines efficient by redrawing them as new stations open. Decide where to use your limited resources. How long can you keep the city moving?
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Overwhelmingly Positive (123 reviews) - 96% of the 123 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (3,208 reviews) - 96% of the 3,208 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 6, 2015

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May 27

Bug fixes and enhancements

The gamma9 build has been deployed, this includes the following changes:

  • Tidied up service calls for fetching leaderboards and the daily challenge, which means a slightly quicker UI.
  • Fixed uncommon case where the transition or engine sound would loop continuously.
  • Tapping the control key will play a quick red burst animation on top of the mouse cursor. Handy if you've lost it!
  • Fixed inconsistencies in the German translation.
  • Removed one-frame snap when continuing a scored game.
  • Screenshot and GIF save notification messages no longer persist past their useful lifetime.

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April 25

Multi-monitor support

Quick release today. We've just pushed the gamma8 build from test to the default branch; the most significant change is the reintroduction of the Unity configuration dialog. On Windows you can use this to select which monitor to run Mini Metro on.

To bring up the dialog, hold down the shift key when you start the game. Please note all the other settings are ignored, so you still have to change resolution in-game!

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Reviews

“Mini Metro makes mass transportation sublime”
83 – Kill Screen

“Très bon”
8 – Gamekult

“It's so satisfying that the moment one game ends ... you'll immediately want to start again”
Boing Boing

About This Game

In Mini Metro, you take on the task of designing the subway layout for a rapidly expanding city. Your city starts with three stations. Draw routes between these stations to connect them with subway lines. Commuters travel along your lines to get around the city as fast as they can. Each station can only hold a handful of waiting commuters so your subway network will need to be well-designed to avoid delays.

The city is growing. More stations are opening, and commuters are appearing faster. The demands on your network are ever-increasing. You'll be constantly redesigning your lines to maximise efficiency. The new assets you earn every week will help immensely — as long as they're used wisely.

Eventually your network will fail. Stations will open too quickly. Commuters will crowd the platforms. How long the city keeps moving is up to you.

Key Features

  • Compelling, constructive, hectic, relaxed gameplay. If that makes sense. It doesn't though, aye? You just gotta play it.
  • Three game modes: Normal for quick scored games, Endless for stress-free sandbox play, and Extreme for the ultimate challenge.
  • Eleven real-world cities to design subways for (London, New York City, Paris, Berlin, Hong Kong, Osaka, Saint Petersburg, Montreal, São Paulo, Cairo, and Auckland). Each has a unique colour theme, set of obstacles, and pace.
  • Random city growth, so each game plays out differently. A strategy that proved successful last game may not help you in the next.
  • Each game's map is a work of art, built by you in the classic abstract subway style of Harry Beck. If you think it's a keeper, save it, tweet it, show it off or make it your desktop background!
  • Soundtrack by Disasterpeace
  • Colorblind and night modes.
  • Trains! Did we mention them yet?

Demo

You can check out Mini Metro for yourself and play a game on the London map in the demo. The demo uses the Unity webplayer, so you'll need the Unity plugin (Windows and OS X only unfortunately).

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 Lion or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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KingBowser
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I like the night mode. Good for late night gaming.
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c|0n£ SilvaN
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Very relaxing game.

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cabbage thrower
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game is a good game for and at £4.89 (on Steam Sale as of 30/6/2016, otherwise £6.99 at any other time) this game is somewhat fairly priced, the ingame music is nice and pleasant to listen to, compared to the wrecking balls of music I usually listen to :P
Game play is usually repetitive, but it keeps you on edge with challenging achievements, very nice, simple design, overall I'd give this an 8/10.
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sleepy
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
VERY cool! It looks simple but once you get into it you start to realise how complex your subway can be.

I'm not sure I'd play it a lot but there's plenty of challenges and achievements to get you addicted if you're into that kind of thing.
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Andhikamr
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
If you stressed, play this game!
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The Count of Malachor V
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Minimalist game design done right. Highly reccomend.
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ThatNickGuy
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
For such a minimialistic game, it's incredibly engaging.
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The PUNisher
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This game is pretty simple to learn how to play the first time around, but as far as strategy and planning goes, it's well worth the $7 (discounted price) I got it for!. Multiple different maps (for lack of a better word) make the replay value go up exponentially, never mind the fact that how you go about setting up your routes is different each game.

10/10
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Skypo
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Decent game. Especially if you're really bored. I guess its still best on a smartphone or tablet.
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Nik
( 18.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Nice ambient puzzle-ish game with an innovative concept. I just wish there were more cities! Please add Stockholm (Sweden), I've been dying to prove that the metro system can be made more efficient than the current one.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Mini Metro is a small strategy game about making a subway map for growing city.


Normal mode: You start with 3 lines and 3 trains (Blue, Red and Yellow) you must connect at least 1 line with all 3 figures (Not counting rare ones) Every week you can choose what you want to have (Train,line,tunnels etc) so it will help you later. The aim is to don't let a lot people wait near the figures, if there will be too many "people" you lose the game and you can continue in Endless mode.

Endless mode: Is almost the same, but you decide when you lose (By quiting the game) because is Endless!


PROS

+ Relaxing
After hard work when you are finally at home, you can relax with Mini Metro, game is going slowly and is always fun

+ Random
Maps are the same but figures spawn randomly

+ Graphics
Colours are amazing! White, blue,green everything! I love this style!

+ Achievements
Mini Metro got something for Achievement's hunters, achievements aren't hard and you can get them easily


CONS

NONE
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
If your thinking of buying this game then do it! It's a little hidden gem and highly addictive. View my gameplay video to see more - https://youtu.be/LR1a3oZj9aw
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Mini Metro is a little game with minimal art where you create your own metro maps according to the needs of your city and people.

Each station is represented by a geometrical symbol (you start with a cube, circle, and triangle at three random spots, relatively close to each other), and at the stations people will appear as smaller copies of those geometrical symbols, which indicates to which kind of station they want to travel. By connecting the stations with your rails, you create ways for your people to travel to their wanted stations. As time goes by, more stations will appear, usually more cubes, circles, and triangles, and it doesn't matter to which station your people travel as long as it is the right shape.

You have a limited amount of train lines, bridges/tunnels, and trains/wagons. Each end of the week, you will get a choice between two additional supplies, to help you out. Choose wisely as it can make a difference between surviving the game or ending early. Luckily you can constantly change how you arrange your supplies.

Later on more and more unique stations will appear in shapes of stars, ovals, crosses, etc... and you will only ever get one of each. This is where it gets tough, as travellers to those stations can crowd your trains fast. They will also start appearing more and more in harder to reach places (across water, etc...), and the stations will get people wanting to travel faster as well. The game ends when a station has too many people waiting to get on trains.

The gameplay is pretty solid, the music is very relaxing, and on endless mode the game can be just what you need to have a quiet time. Each city has its own unique achievement that makes the gameplay a little different for each map, which otherwise would make each city just too similar. It makes replaying the game not a chore.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Was a great game, til my CD key get revoked.
Fortunately the dev team has a great support, and they fixed the problem with me.

Really good game, even if the mid-game phase is a little bit frustrating : when the network and the amount of passangers expands really quick, which results often in a saturation of every line and of course the end of the game, because not enough carriages and locomotives are given.
But it's still a very cool game

11/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I love public transport and I am really into this game. 👀
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Relaxing and stressful at the same time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Nicely made, relaxing game. Beautiful contrast to the rushing life of a metro ecosystem compared to the relaxed controlling room atmosphere.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
simple concept but well executed and addictive to play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
So simple. So addicting. So entertaining.
Never raged at the game for failing. Only at my poor planning skills.
A strategy/simulation game that is not to be missed even for those who aren't fans of the genre.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
You know what else beside this game got me hooked and made me lose my teeth and a good bit of health?

Crystal meth

Now, I'm not saying that this game = crystal meth, but it comes pretty damn close.
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