Design, build, and manage the world’s largest and most diverse cities in Cities XXL. Bigger and better than ever before with a more powerful game engine and new interface, become the mayor of your very own sprawling metropolis.
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Mixed (15 reviews) - 53% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Negative (1,473 reviews) - 26% of the 1,473 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 5, 2015

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With Steam Workshop support, you’re free to create and share a plethora of new content for Cities XXL, from buildings and landscapes, to roads, highways, scenery, and many more.

About This Game

The supersized city-builder

Design, build, and manage the world’s largest and most diverse cities in Cities XXL. Bigger and better than ever before with a more powerful game engine and new interface, become the mayor of your very own sprawling metropolis. With town-planning including home locations, retail plots, offices, industry and infrastructure across 47 architectural styles and 1000+ buildings, manage the happiness of your city’s denizens, with leisure activities, landmarks, and ecology and pollution management. With new structures, but also all-new ecological buildings and upgrades, such as the park-and-ride, electric car dealership, and bike hire, Cities XXL offers a greener approach!

Manage the economy by sharing resources between all of your cities across over 65 maps (including new landscapes and environments) throughout the ‘Cities Planet’: trade anything from waste management to oil, fuel, and water – even holidaymakers and workers. Finally, create, share and download user crafted content via the Steam Workshop – an endless supply of user-curated content. From scenic villages to economic powerhouses, build, manage, and grow the city of your dreams in Cities XXL.

  • 1000+ unique-looking buildings to bring your city to life
  • 47 Architectural styles from many different cultures around the world
  • NEW: Over 65 varied landscapes including 5 new environments to develop on, from snowy alps to green meadows and seaside resorts
  • NEW: A powerful and improved game engine for an experience that stretches your city to the limits
  • Fine management of road traffic and public transportation networks (buses, railways)
  • NEW: New ‘green’ options such as industrial building upgrades, and all-new ecological structures like the park & ride bus company and bicycle rental services
  • NEW: Localized pollution levels to target and manage, including noise and smoke
  • NEW: New skies and moods to set the perfect backdrop to your cityscape
  • NEW: Create, share and download more easily an endless new supply of user-created content, thanks to the integration of Steam Workshop

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory: 3072 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 768 MB 100% DIRECTX 10 AND SHADERS 4.0 COMPATIBLE ATI RADEON HD 5670/NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 260 OR HIGHER
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE GAME ACTIVATION, WINDOWS XP NON SUPPORTED
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Recent:
Mixed (15 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Negative (1,473 reviews)
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NICK97
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I really Like This Game becuse it has really nice skybox Look like real world i got it for very great deal, This game is has batter building from XLNation, Cities XP and Steamworkshop for mods, This game i really like i gave 10 stars if has rating support
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[CoH] Joker
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Horrible game. City managers are generally bad enough, what with fixing one problem creating two more, and nothing ever really helping.... This game takes that to a new level however. When it informs you of a problem, the lack of real help or information about the problem means you generally have to guess what the problem is, and even if it tells you, such as "There is a lack of police services", adding police stations is actually a bad idea, since they cost so much you will go into a deficit freefall by putting a few in. But by not putting them in, the satisfaction of your people goes so low you lose money anyhow.
So fixing a problem creates -three- new ones, plus not really fixing the old one... or you go bankrupt quickly by attempting to do anything.

And you still won't really know why you did any of it.
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bernabruce
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
The minimal keyboard shortcuts greatly reduces the enjoyment of this game. I don't usually write a review. But I had to this time, as it really makes the game clumsy to play,
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MrFlipside
( 24.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
It's... not terrible.

As city builders go, it has issues, and if you own previous iterations of the game, then probably not worth it, but it isn't terrible at all.

In some ways it's deeper than Cities Skylines, in other ways it isn't, I miss districts, for example, but I actually prefer some of the mechanics and the 'feel' of XXL. There's plenty of content to unlock and the graphics work well, though not sure with the big-head design choice for the population.

I wouldn't rate it as the greatest game, or even the greatest City Builder I've ever played, but if you are a Builder fan, then, well, it's not terrible.
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Sarkoth
( 33.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Play Cities: Skylines instead. Trust me.
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NichoGamer6
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Very cool 3D
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outlandsounds
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
I was an avid Sim City fan back in the day, I find the latest games stagnent and boring. I had to post this review due to the amount of negative reviews and people blathering on about how much they like Cites Skylines. I find the game play mechanics in skylines clunky, and for me it's difficult to get a city going with possitive cash flow, sure I could watch some more youtube tutorials, but I don't feel like it, I rather just play something else. Like Cities XXL. Things in this game work intuitively and I have a possitive feeling as my city makes money and I unlock achievments and more things to place in my city. My city actually grows and I have fun, isn't that how a game is supposed to make you feel? This is the modern day successor to Sim City 2000 and 3000 (and 4k I suppose :-)) that we always wanted! Don't hessitate to pick this up (esp on sale!) Boo to all the negative reviews and haters!
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Devildog
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
I've had Cities XL the first 3 games i thought the first one was cool with Multiplayer but then the servers went offline.
Comparing the New one to the old one is that its nearly exactly the same.
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=[TB]= ThereIsAlwaysHope
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
I WANT A SOUNDTRACK THAT I CAN BUY!!!!!!!
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truthwarrior
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
Interesting and fun game. Basically it’s a city builder. You place “zones” rather than specific buildings. The populace will start to create and fill your city based on your zone. I haven’t played too many city building games so I won’t be able to compare it to much. I enjoy it a lot.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
89 of 108 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Play Cities: Skylines instead. Trust me.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I've had Cities XL the first 3 games i thought the first one was cool with Multiplayer but then the servers went offline.
Comparing the New one to the old one is that its nearly exactly the same.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
784 of 822 people (95%) found this review helpful
167 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
Thought I would play a bit of XL before XXL came out. It was a bad idea, because you can see how identical the games are. The best part is they forgot to rename the program so it's still labelled as Cities XL if you play in windowed mode. It just shows the extreme laziness and lack of care from the developper. Where is the refund button?
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1,722 of 1,891 people (91%) found this review helpful
219 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2015
Get Cities: Skylines instead.
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957 of 1,045 people (92%) found this review helpful
92 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
99% same game.
Even UI bug which allow you to buy infinite money tokens is still there, so don't tell me it's a "new ui" or "new engine"
It's a scam. Avoid at any cost.

PS. 1% new is UI color.

EDIT: Most comments are fair enought, so let me defend my pointa bit. I've copied my 1.5mil city from Platinum (sure it works, why not, it's the same game) and made few screenshots with steam FPS-meter and fraps on screen as well as CPU load per core. http://imgur.com/a/7LvWO
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380 of 403 people (94%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2015
I want my money back.

This game is just the game they released 3 years ago, with the UI color changed from blue to black.

Don't waste your money.
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808 of 908 people (89%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
Well....I can't say I am surprised given the large discount for previous owners of the franchise. But, this game is the exact same game as what came before. The exact same buildings, the exact same tools, the exact same interface layout. The only differences I have been able to spot are the new color of the interface (from blue to black) and apparently it has multi-thread support.

I could have just saved the 20 dollars and played Cities XL, and gotten the exact same experience. It is a bit sad that they repackaged an old game and sold it for so much while promising us "tons of new features". Maybe a ton has a different weight value wherever this developer is located.


Edit: Due to some legit points made in the comments section of this review I've decided to make an edit.

Old players: Don't buy it, unless you play it every day, then you'll have bought it anyway.

New Players: I would characterize this game as more of a City Editor instead of more of a city sim in the manner of the old SimCitys. In my opinion, this game is just too easy to plop whatever you want down, and watch it build itself. Yes, you can build a massive city in many of the ways you want. But if you want to start with a small town, and work your ♥♥♥ off to turn it into a bustling metropolis after hours and hours of fun gameplay, and then have to deal with sprawl, aging infrastructure, and urban blight....then this is not the game for you.

To that end, I would characterize this game as a pretty boring way to spend an evening as you just point and plop whatever you want or need and then watch the grey boxes go around your city because you don't want to view your city one street at a time.
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597 of 664 people (90%) found this review helpful
79 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
Can I have my money back please?

I allready own this game, it's called cities XL (it wasn't even that good). Why did you make me pay 30 dollars for a game I allready own??

I am perplexed...

This is the exact same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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296 of 317 people (93%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2015
So there's lots of bad reviews. But lets first look at what's sold:

"Running on an improved game engine for enhanced performances, Cities XXL offers classic and extended city-building content, including over 1000 buildings and structures, over 65 maps including new landscapes and environments, and ecological features making Cities XXL the 'greenest' Cities XL game yet."

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"Design, build, and manage the world’s largest and most diverse cities in Cities XXL. Bigger and better than ever before with a more powerful game engine and new interface, become the mayor of your very own sprawling metropolis."

So they didn't say "new" landsapces, "new" structures. Ok, I get that. I didn't really expect it to be a massive difference from the XL version in that sense.

I bought the game thinking there would be an improved game engine for enhanced performance. That's what was sold - an improved game engine. The previous version really suffered from terrible performance. Has the performance been improved in this one? Nope. Not a bit.

I really don't know what this version offers over the previous one.

Focus deserves the bad publicity. You know how you ruin a brand? This is how.
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384 of 424 people (91%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2015
This game offers a small update to Cities XL. This game should have simply been released as a patch for previous versions.

No new gameplay, HORRIBLE performance issues, same problems as before.

Don't buy this game.
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