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 (52 reviews) - 92% of the 52 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overwhelmingly Positive (3,142 reviews) - 96% of the 3,142 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 6, 2015

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October 20

Gamma13, no really this time

Hello everyone! The latest update, gamma13, is now live, for the second time. This time we decided to ship without the crash so you'll actually get to play it for longer than two seconds.

On a more serious note, we've looked at our build processes and made a few changes so things like this don't slip through again. Thank you for your patience.

The update includes the following major changes:

  • A new map, San Francisco! Bridge over the two estuaries as you link up the cities of the Bay Area.
  • Major overhaul of the line-building code. This has cleared up a lot of the niggling issues when building and editing routes, and also made middle-edits feel a lot nicer.
  • Lines can now cross. It's still best to avoid it as your trains move slower when they have to cross other lines.


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October 18

Gamma13 rollback

Hi everyone,

I'm very sorry, but we've had to rollback to gamma12. Soon after the update we got reports from a number of players about crashes. We've had a look and it's something we need to look more into.

If you were playing gamma13 without any problems then you can still get to it on the test branch. To do so, from the Library tab: right click on Mini Metro, click on the Betas tab, select "test" from the dropdown, then click on Close.

Sorry again for the issues, we hope to have it back up and running soon!

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“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?


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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Minimalistic interface and solid gameplay
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Excellent game... simplistic in concept, difficult to master. The minimalist graphics have a nice look to them and convey the information you need. The different layout of stations every time you play, and having to choose between new trains, train capacity, new lines, bridges, etc. make this endlessly replayable.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Mini Metro is a cool little indie simulation/management game with minimalistic art. You construct a metro (or tram) network on abstract maps based on real world cities. The goal is to transport as many passangers to their destinations as you can without letting any single station overcrowd.

The core concept is great and the abstract artwork is a perfect fit for the game. Connecting the stations is fun and later on things get quite hectic as new stations keep popping up and you need to readjust your metro lines and reposition trains to avoid overcrowding.

Unfortunately the game suffers from lack of depth. The core gameplay is rather simple and the different cities feel fairly similar despite the few unique gameplay elements. There are leaderboards and a few different gameplay modes, but I still felt that the game could have used some more content and variety.

Mini Metro is still a fun experience and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes abstract management or simulation games.

The good:
- Great concept
- Fun gameplay
- Art style fits the game well

The bad:
- Poor tutorial
- Could have used more variety with the cities
- Moving trains around feels bit too powerful at times
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Frustrated by the working week? Try Mini Metro!
Sweet relaxing little game, with nice soothing sounds that will make you forget every pain of the day, including everything productive that you should be doing instead!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
466.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I absolutely love Mini Metro! I've played it since before it was even on Steam. Anyways, the one thing I have always been wishing to see in every update was a Los Angeles map. LA has an every expanding system, with more than 100 miles of Light Rail and Heavy Rail transit. I can also confidently say that if Los Angeles were added to the game, a lot of people I personally know, as well as so many more people would become interested in buying Mini Metro for that reason. I mean, have you seen all the fictional Los Angeles transportation maps countless people have made over the decades? Well, if you haven't, believe me when I say that the ones on Google Images are only the tip of the iceburg. I really do feel Los Angeles is worthy of a spot in Mini Metro for these reasons, and I really do hope adding the city is seriously considered, because countless people would seriously love to see that happen. Thank you for your consideration!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
A real minimalist masterpiece. Simple visuals, simple sound, and simple mechanics combine to produce a deeply compelling game. Fantastic.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
200.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Mini Metro is a very simple game, but that is one of its strengths, but for gameplay and as a stylistic choice. Anyone who's ever been fascinated by maps, and specifically transit systems, will love this game. It may seem like a niche interest but working towards making an efficient metro system can actually be highly addictive. The game is easy to start playing but hard to master, which is perfect when the ultimate goal is the just the tried and true persuit of a high score.

Mini Metro offers a wide range of cities, some of which must be unlocked by scoring at a certain level on previous cities. Despite aiming for simplicty, there are a number of creative ways cities are differentiated, such as station type spawn patterns and different asset constraints.

If the game were just this it would probably have limited longevity, but where it really shines for some is in the daily challenge. Once per day there's a random seed generated on a given map that everyone gets *one* shot at, and then placed on a leaderboard. This is great for those who are competitive but also don't want the hassel of setting up something more complicated or can't invest much time most days. Also great for just casual challenges in a circle of friends.

Overall Mini Metro is a simple game with a set purpose, but nails that purpose right on the nose. If this game seems like your thing I'd recomend checking it out. If you're on the fence it still might be worth checking out when it goes on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Strangely relaxing, incredibly deep, extremely fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
A more fair pricing would be $5, like in iOS. :)
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Imagine buying diablo and there are only 5 levels of dungeon - As others have said, this game does have a good enjoyable core - but once you break free of that, which is not hard, it gets pretty dull.

After 100 or so passengers a day in endless, you stop gaining things. It just keeps going, but you can't aquire any more cars or tracks.

And while the design looks clean and simple; there are some very frustrating interactions. want to lay down the red track? first, select the red track then click on a station - oh wait, its laying down a blue track.

There are a lot of good things done well in this game - things I really think are worth celebrating - Attentions to details that I find really exciting, and a core concept that is beautiful and elegant.

I guess if anything, I would describe this game as such: a finished unfinished game with no updates in months. It's only fault is that there is not enough of it.
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11.9 hrs
Posted: October 23
Fun game with a unique concept. Played it obsessively for about 2 weeks after I got it. It is a bit hard to jump back into it after a break so knock out as many acheivements as you care to the first go around.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: October 22
A great brain teaser of a game. The rules are simple, but the simulation demands your attention, and absorbs you completely. This game definitely fits into the "I'll stop after one more try" mold -- you'll wonder where the time went.

The addition of daily, one-try-only challenges is a nice touch, as well.
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14.7 hrs
Posted: October 21
I enjoying this games.
I am not complain and
its so cool to play. keep it
up working. thanks delveper
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37.9 hrs
Posted: October 20
Made me hate maths more just because of those stupid polygons.
10/10 would drive crazy again.
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3.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
Got my knickers in a knot. Will tie myself up again any day.

11/10 (+1 for touch support)
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16.8 hrs
Posted: October 17
Please add more complex gameplay as an option. Have annoyed people if they are forced to wait to long.
Have a mode where people are not shapes and they randomly want to go to different stations, sometimes on the otherside of the map.
I love this game, it is a good time killer, however I would like to see a more complicated and realistic version.
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14.7 hrs
Posted: October 16
A very simple concept but adicting and gets complicated fast. Great for quick games, or while you are watching a movie/tv show.
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14.4 hrs
Posted: October 15
LOVE THIS GAME!!! It is pretty hard but SUPER FUN, to succed you ned to pay constant attention to the screen. Heck It helps you pay attrention more. Overall its definitly worth your money! :-)
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