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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Very Positive (58 reviews) - 94% of the 58 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (3,092 reviews) - 96% of the 3,092 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 6, 2015

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July 14

Minor update

The gamma12 build is live on Steam now. This is a fairly minor update with the following changes and fixes:

  • -novignette and -notint can now be specified on the command line to hide the vignette and tint.
  • Added European Portuguese translation.
  • Fixed the crash when starting the game from within a directory named with non-ANSI characters.
  • Resuming an archived game now correctly restores the score.
  • Logging's been added around the Daily Challenge to track down the update loop it can get stuck in.

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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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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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Ali
10.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
I like this game because doing the levels is fun and it's exiting to play when things are going smoothly. I would recommend this game to people who like playing puzzle games and doesn't mind spending a lot of time in a game.
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shaolinpunks
4.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
I really enjoy this game.
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BusóGerilla
36.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
This game is one of the best of the indie category. Its hard as it gets and look good even with the minimalistic graphics.
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fishboychen
6.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
很好玩,很不错的解谜游戏,还有点塔防的意思
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ToffeeFiveOh
9.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
A very pleasant strategy/puzzle game experience, loses a bit of long-term (or long-session) appeal because I can't quite seem to reckon *any* advanced strategies to significantly improve my level of play- maybe that's just me. All told though, A+ for creativity in design, user interface, and overall gameplay.
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Tekop
26.5 hrs
Posted: September 19
Really wonderful and calm game to play when everything sucks and you just want your mind to go somewhere else. Nice and simple graphics, calm "procedural" music based on ingame events, nice progression from simple beginnings to complex systems around endgame. It always ends up in a super intensive situation where your system starts to break down, and the whole game is about extending the time before this happens.

Replayability is based on global/friend scorecharts and daily challanges.

People with drawing tablets will also have good fun since you won't need more than left-clicks to play it all, and you can spare your mouse hand by drawing out your metro. It's not for people looking for a hardcore and realistic metro-simulator (maybe go play OpenTDD) but people looking for a simplistic game that can be played with a single hand.

One of the few games I've prepurchased only because of concept and nice pictures, and not been disappointed with at any time.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Fun little game where you basically have to manage train lines you build yourself, its a straight forward game not really that hard to learn, but also not easy to master if you wanna challenge yourself and go for the achievements tooo on the levels instead of the level objective alone, at the point of writing this review i completed 1 achievement the one from Paris where you have to get 1000 passengers using only 3 lines (took me alot of time but got it finally :D and can say it was worth my time xD), also tried the London one too (alot) but that one is just too hard, but that doesn't mean im not going back for it :D, because i definitely will get THAT ACHIEVEMENT WHATEVER IT TAKES :D!! One day.... :P!

But i would definitely recommend this game if you like these types of games where you have to build and manage stuff, this game would be perfect for you if you like that kind of stuff :)! This game is Fun, Time Consuming, has multiple modes (Career and Endless Mode), has good music, The gameplay and overall design of the game is well made and just looks good :)! I would definitely Recommend this game :)!!!

8,7/10 Would Rage Quit again because of the Achievements!!!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Simple, yet interesting.

Gameplay - 9/10
Visuals - 8/10
Audio - 8/10
UI - 9/10
Overall - 8.5/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Mini Metro is a really fast to learn game.
There 12 cities in Mini Metro, which mostly differ by rivers laying across every city. Depending on each city plan and location of stations (geometry figures) you should combine all stations so passengers (geometry figures too - showing which station they need to reach) can get to every station avoiding overcrowding. The game lasts until any station gets overcrowded. Such proccess exists in Normal mode of the game.
Also there two modes: Endless (there is no overcrowding option) and Extreme (Can't restructure the tracks)
There are dailly challenges in Mini Metroas well to make it a bit more interesting.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
If you despair about your country's transportation system, this game gives you the illusion that you'd be better at it. Also very zen when everything goes smoothly.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
This game could use a bit more explanation in the tutorial -- once I had finished it, I still had no idea how to move train tracks without deleting the entire line, and several other features also went unexplained. (Did you know that you can press the space bar to pause the game and still move lines around? Speaking of a game changer!) Fortunately the Steam community has created some great guides that provided me with all the information that I was missing.

Once I understood the game, it proved to be a lovely minimalistic puzzler that has you trying different things to find the most optimal routes and keep the game running. It is quite challenging, but without getting too frustrating. If a run isn't working out so well for you, well, there's always the next one!

Very cool game idea that was well executed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Great small entretaining game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
-Dude have you ever played mini-metro?
-Yeah man I've played it. Its ok.
-Dude have you ever played mini-metro....on weeeeed?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
This is such an awesome game to pass the time, so minimilistic, yet to complete all the challanges will have you pulling your hair out!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
This game is seriously fun.

Its my go to relax and watch tv game.

Total strategy, total re-play over and over again.

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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I think this is a puzzle game.
Because in this game you play is a subway engineer,
through time and space came to the 19th century,
master the underground traffic across the city,
while giving an unprecedented feeling.
I recommend this game. :)
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