Time to clean up! Assume the many jobs of a service company and take care of a vibrant metropolis in the open-world city economy simulation CITYCONOMY.
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Mixed (109 reviews) - 40% of the 109 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 2, 2015

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Time to clean up!

Assume the many jobs of a service company and take care of a vibrant metropolis in the open-world city economy simulation CITYCONOMY. For you, that means: From the classic trash collection to drain cleaning, from towing services to lawn mowing, there's a wide range of missions available across the entire city! A total of 15 vehicles await you, even in multiplayer!

Explore a huge, open-world city with its various districts, such as the old town, industrial park and residential neighborhood. You'll find new tasks for your constantly growing fleet all over the city. If the residents are sat-isfied with you, you'll gain access to new skills, jobs and machines.

Complete realistic jobs in the field of city economy, such as towing cars, cleaning drains, improving roads and trimming hedges, all together with your friends in multiplayer mode. Complete the tasks and ensure that the city's residents are happy and satisfied. Build a company that generates profits and is a pillar of the local economy.

Up to 5 players can take part in multiplayer matches. The player who starts the game acts as the host. Complete a diverse spectrum of jobs together with your friends, or simply have fun in the open world.

What are you waiting for? Get behind the wheel of faithfully recreated vehicles from MAN and start the engine!


  • Authentic simulation of municipal services such as trash collection, car towing, sewage and gardening
  • Open-world city with an industrial park, commercial center, suburbs, old town and residential district
  • Realistic weather system
  • Day and night cycle
  • Cooperative multiplayer mode for up to five players, including voice chat
  • Faithfully recreated vehicle models from MAN's current TGL and TGM series
  • Varied, dynamic job system, side quests, experience tree and man-agement section

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10, 64-Bit
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon 64 X2 processor with at least 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11-compatible graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce 4xx or AMD Radeon HD 57xx and better) with at least 1 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3,5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 32-bit operating systems are not supported
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10, 64-Bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 3.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11-compatible graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or better)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3,5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 32-bit operating systems are not supported
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89 of 111 people (80%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
5 hours in.

I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone at this time in it's current state.

1. The steering is terrible. (Sensitivity is very high without an adjustment in the options).

2. Controller support is there, but not ALL there. (50% of the keybindings for the controller you are not even able to bind to the controller) So you can only do a few things and the rest must be done via keyboard.

3. The way the garbage is done is just terrible and very slow. (There is no AI help when doing garbage) You drive the truck get out, then you have to push a button to ready the truck to accept the bin, then you have to go get the bin, slowly walk it back to the truck (some of the bins are the double bins that a person could NOT push IRL) hook it to the back of the truck, push the button again to lift the trash into the truck then watch a cut scene then you have to take the bin off, again slowly walk it back to where you got it from (usually 50 ft from the road) then go back to the truck and hit the button again to close the forks and then get in the truck.
(So many things done wrong here.) Cut scenes WHY? Just let it do the animation.

4. The trucks make this annoying shifting sound every few seconds. I mean WHY! There isn't even a in cab view so why even add the shifting sound. I mean ya, you can have a shifting sound, but holy hell it's so loud and annoying.

5. The AI workers you can send out don't actually go out and do the jobs given to them. Your trucks just sit at your parking lot and say "this truck is being used by a worker". Very lame. It's 2015 and these people can't even make proper features in a game.

6. The AI cars are just plain dumb. They ram you, cut you off, run stop signs and you get the ticket for hitting them.

7. You get tickets for hitting cars and pedestrians, but not for running red lights.

8. I have done all of the jobs except the gardening. The jobs themselves are very simplistic almost to the point where the game looks like it is targeting an audience of 6 yr olds.

9. The economic gameplay is a joke. You can hire workers and fast forward time and just get millions in about 5 minutes.

10. The models of the trucks are 7/10 - the world is 4/10 (looks like it's from 2005) - sounds are 3/10 - overall gameplay 4/10

If you want to try it go for it. imo it's worth about $7
Final Verdict - Don't buy until 50%+ sale.
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80 of 107 people (75%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
One of the few things I did enjoy was the details of the trucks you play, but otherwise this game feels like an unpolished version of itself. It can see alot of improvements in graphics, modeling, multiplayer section, jobs and last, but not least, physics.

On the pro side
, I would like to give them thumbs up for the rich details of their trucks.

On the con side
, I would like to mention
- No physics in play whatsoever
- No driver seat view
- No music
- Night time darkness equivalent that of a black hole
- Varied, but not very pretty modeling
- Multiplayer is buggy

As the game stands to this date, I would not recommend purchasing it. Not even if it is on sale.
It could be a very good gift for someone you do not like though.

Check out my full review here:
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51 of 68 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
I enjoy playing simulation games with friend's so I got this game for me and my friend for the core matter it was multiplayer/co-op. First off all, all the vehicles only let 1 person in them ( So you cant stand on the back of the rubbish truck while your friend drives) which means you may drive but everyone else has to walk. You can only assign 1 challenge per group so you cant send your friend to go cut some grass or pick up some rubbish while your doing other jobs. The sensitivity on the keyboard is very low yet on a controller its very sensitive but unfortunatly the options wont let you change anything like that nor are the keybindings "all there". There is still alot of fun to be had in the game but when your truck sinks into invisible quicksand and your half way through the road and have to buy a new truck its just un-cool. The actual graphics of the trucks themselves is great and the buildings could be a bit more in depth graphically with more textures.

BUT ! after saying this about the game it does have the possibility to be such a great game me and my friend enjoy it even with all the bugs, we just wish that it could actually be "multiplayer" so we can drive in same truck or even in 1st person would be nice. But to only be able to drive "1" manned vehicles at a time and do "1" mission while your friends waiting although he is there on screen does not make this game feel like a multiplayer nor a co-op. Lets just hope that futures updates will fix all this then I will change my review.
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41 of 54 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
OK, here are my thoughts at this point:

Let's get the "stupid review memes" out of the way:

- 11/10 - would push dumpsters again!

- Alternate Title: Cut Scene Watching Simulator 2016!

Other reviewers have already pointed out a few of the shortcomings of this game: It seems pretty un-optimized, Bins spawn in unreachable places, the steering radii of the vehicles makes them annoyingly unmaneuverable, the truck sounds are garbage (pun intended), the AI vehicles are unerringly stupid, and Why oh Why does it seem to be raining every 5 minutes?!?! But all of these are fixable in future patches. The developer has already released a major patch within a day or two of release, and seems committed to further updates to please the users. Great news, right!

Wrong. I'm afraid no level of updating is ever going to make this the great game you were hoping for. The freedom in this games' design is just too limiting within the confines of its skill tree and XP, and aside from unlocking the ability to move a different type of vehicle, over a different sewer, pothole, bin, car, hedge, or stain in a different part of the generic looking map to earn more XP leaves too little for the imagination beyond a few hours of grinding. Grinding can be fun but the mechanics and limitations in each skill tree are too similar. One issue I had was I was earning 3K and 250 XP per job for "towing" a car, then 6:00 AM the next morning it was 2K and 200 XP per job. Just when I thought I had found a way to earn quick cash for that next vehicle the rug was pulled under my feet! Also, hiring workers to do anything for you is useless when they earn 40% of what you would earn and take 4000% longer burning all of your fuel in the process.

The tools we are given look promising and realistic, but the handling is wonky and their uses are very much "on rails". I have a lifter on the front of my Paper Recycling truck, so that should give me the ability to drive up and lift the bins without doing the "dumpster drag" right? Wrong, buddy you are dragging dumpsters again. And why is there a small version of anything? I have to buy it and unlock a bigger version with a bigger tank of whatever to do 20 missions to get a bigger one so I can do it over again? I will say that I enjoyed the mowing and hedge trimming skill tree the most of all, as I felt it provided the best mix of challenge and reward.

And last and least, the setting. I'll give the developers an "E" for effort, as I can see touches in the map and city design that give it a little bit of flair. But on the whole the city you are doing these tasks in is just too bland and uninspiring to draw you back into doing any more grinding. In other games you can take a look out the window while you are doing whatever and just enjoy the setting in a relaxing way. Here there is just too little for the imagination to work with.

While this had the look of something great in this genre "on the tin", I'm afraid there is too little on the inside at this point to recommend it. On the positive, I’m totally ready for the “Dumpster Pushing Nationals” next year!
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
After giving this game some time for patches and finding an MP game finally today (Mp games are set up as no drop in support right now, but might change) This game dose have potentional to be good. The Dev team seems to be taking care of nagging issues and adding things to the game as they go along.

The game itself. Picture the following. Any Garbage Truck simulator (That are terrible and slow) Tow Truck simulator (That is just.. god awful) Street Sweeper simulator (Slow, never worked for me) take all the problems out of them, you got a nice little buisness sim game, The controls are nice and do support controllers and wheels (Added support) No Interior views but the models themselves are greatly put together. There are a few problems to be ironed out (Aggressive AI traffic , A front loaded Recycling truck that needs to be manually loaded by hand instead of inside the cab, Some locations that have traffic just stop dead in the middle of the road and kill framerate. )

Mutiplayer is OK in it's current state but needs much improvement when using some trucks.

So is it worth the buy? Possibley, maybe when the price just drops a bit.
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56 of 95 people (59%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
First of i was pretty Hyped for this game so im going to give my feedback from playing a painfull couple of hours in single player and multi player.

Gameplay in general

- The controls are utter garbage, the controller support is poor.
- AI behind your vehical there engine is far to loud.
- Steering a multi ton garbage truck should feel like it not turning like you are driving on ice.
- Seems to be an issue with weather effects grey box when raining.
- No signal lights.
- No fines for driving through red lights.
- AI traffic are dumb AF.


- No AI traffic.
- Second players can not accept jobs, have to be the host. from what i've played.
- No ingame chat/voice!!!
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53 of 93 people (57%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
It's time to take out the trash!

At first appearance Cityconomy is exactly what you'd expect - an unyieldingly focused simulation where you have to empty large bins into your lorry in real time, and keep doing this over and over. It lets you turn this into a career, able to expand your business (and gain new types of job to do) as you make money.

But it mixes in some very unsimulation-like concepts taken directly from RPGs. You receive job quests from quest-givers, complete with cartoony exclamation marks over their heads. And completing quests levels up your XP and increases your customer satisfaction levels, with which you can unlock skills on your skill tree and new jobs such as street sweeper.

This is a blessing and a curse - it adds variety and gamifies a dry subject, but it also sets in stone the game as a grind where you have to really work at unlocking most of the game.

From the start of the game you can only play as a bin man - the gardener, plumber, tow truck driver and street sweeper are locked behind walls of experience. You will need to empty 20+ bins (up to 2 hours of playing) before you can unlock your choice of one new job / unlock a new district on the map.

Gameplay video for collecting trash:

You start your career with access to two vehicles - bin lorry and recycling lorry. Both operate the same. You can buy new vehicles, but you'll need to unlock the relevant job if you want to actually use them to earn money. You can instantly swap between vehicles using tab, which is weird at first but essential for time-saving if your vehicles are spread across the map!

Performing the garbage collection means knowing your vehicle - for each collection you drive as close to the bin as possible, open the "arms" of the vehicle, drag the bin over to the lorry, press the button to engage the emptying mechanism, take the bin back to where you got it from, close the arms again (if you're not driving far) and then tootle off again. Most quests involve emptying 4 bins in an area. It's fairly repetitive, but working out how to be super-efficient is oddly satisfying.

Other types of job each have their own things to learn, and you'll have to learn a bunch of new keys to press (press O to show recommended keys, otherwise it won't tell you!). The street sweeper, for instance, requires you to fill your tank with water, extend brushes, engage brushes, and run over the instructed patch of oil on the street.

All vehicles need maintenance (because you keep driving into a lamppost), emptying of trash etc and regular pitstops for fuel. Sometimes this is a bit mean - your bin lorry only has enough room for 10 bins of rubbish, so realistically you need to do this every 2 "quests".

The open world, if not the best looking city, works well enough - you can do whatever you want in the course of the day, even to the extent of skipping hours at a time if you, say, fancied working at night. It's best at sunrise/sunset, when the light catches the buildings in a surprisingly fetching way.

But the city's a bit plain and you cannot interact with it beyond doing your job - other vehicles and street furniture are unmovable objects that will stop you dead if you crash into them. There is a limited amount of traffic (which can be altered for performance), and very few pedestrians.

So Cityconomy is a strange mix of simulation and RPG. There's little scope for playing for laughs (although you could probably get some off-piste fun out of the multiplayer), but if you're going to drop the best part of £20 on a game about collecting bins, you're not going to be taking this lightly!

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25 of 41 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
its a bit sad that this game has only mixed reviews, because its a really nice game, its so fresh from all the killing and blowing stuff up, especially if you enjoy things like simulators and managment games, it really is a great game. and $20 isnt a bad asking price, not when you have AAA games asking for an arm and a leg by giving you an unfinnished product and then trying to sell the rest to you bit by bit through DLC and bloody season pass'. what you have here is a developer that actually cares and listens, and has twice responded promptly to my issues, thoughts and suggestions. and not only responded but taken my suggestions and others suggestions and actually gave them serious consideration. so a big yes from me for a good game and a fantastic developer who i want to see do sucsesfully.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
You would think that a game that builds on Construction Simulator 2015's engine would have been able to get over most of the hurdles and not make the same pitfalls again.
Well this game makes all the same pitfalls and ignores all of the lessons they got from Construction Simulator 2015.

For an example in this game the tasks become monotonous very quickly compared to CS 2015, and that isn't good if you need to repeat the same task with little variation or chance of creativity 20 times to unlock something.
Also the it feels very little like a simulator, most of the actions that in CS allowed you to manipulate each of the machine's components, are now reduced to a single push of a button.
The vehicle dynamics also feel very off in this game, the steering is so sluggish that backing up can be a hassle.

The list of this game's problems goes on, in multiplayer the list is long, especially with desync issues.
A classic is if you are riding along with someone in their vehicle, your map won't update as you travel along.
This means that the minimap that guides you to your job doesn't do anything until you get out of the vehicle.
There are also desync issues related to "tickets" for an example a light may be green for the host, but red for the client, and thus the client is ticketed.
And because of this, the cash between the client and host aren't exactly in sync either and gets unpredictable very quickly.

The ugliest problem of them all is the graphics, they are supposed to be DX11, but something about the shading and colors used, makes the graphics feel WORSE than CS 2015's DX9 graphics!
Also the use of DX11 makes this game a no no through Wine for Linux users, where CS 2015 actually works.

The good about this game is the improvement to the economy aspect of the game, something that was missed in CS 2015, the fuel parts could have made CS 2015 even better.
However, in this game it is more of a hassle than an improvement and is lost in the troubling UI.
And the final nail in the coffin for this game is that once you have started a game, you are LOCKED OUT of the options menu!
If you need a control reference, you can pretty much forget about that or need to tweak a setting for your controls.

All in all, you are better off buying CS 2015 for Coop simulator fun than this game, this game needs a couple of extra months of hard development to be a viable game, at the moment it is junk at best, and may be worth it on a 90% off sale.
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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
not a bad game but i do find it very badly optimised, can run fallout 4 on ultra but barely run this on medium, no change in camera (3rd person only), AI cars are a joke, they crash into you and you get fined! if they sorted the optimisation out id change this game to a recommended but as it is i wouldnt, hope this helped your decision
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48.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
This "game software" is same industrial waste like any other German simulator-dump.

[ Thank you so much for this bright future, dear uncle Dolfi! This is your legacy... ]

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0.3 hrs
Posted: August 20
game keeps freezing and controls suck
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3.4 hrs
Posted: August 9
never get this game. It is laggy and always crashes
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 30
awful piece of ♥♥♥♥ game. Runs at a outstanding 10 FPS on a R9 390. And yeah everybodys gonna say "wah wah whah AMD's ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ whah whah" but I've done everthing to make this game work and even then it ♥♥♥♥. WHEEEEEE! DRIVE A ♥♥♥♥ING GARBAGE TRUCK!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
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3.0 hrs
Posted: April 24
Great game. Dont know why more people are not jumping on a game like this. Wish there was even more to do for the town. But with low sales. Just glad the game works. Keep it up.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: March 30
The Game Doesnt Work Because Its Meets GPU Requirements
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6.4 hrs
Posted: March 27
the learning of how the equipment works
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Jesus Christ
1.0 hrs
Posted: March 15
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16.4 hrs
Posted: February 12
bok gibi
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