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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Release Date: Feb 5, 2015

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Owners of previous Cities XL games (original, 2011, 2012 and Platinum) can upgrade to Cities XXL with a 50% loyalty discount.

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Loyalty discount for Cities XL players
This discount has no limit in time and can be claimed by all owners of Cities XL*, Cities XL 2011, Cities XL 2012 or Cities XL Platinum.

  • If you bought one of the Cities XL games on Steam:
    Login with your Steam account with an activated Cities XL game in its library. You now have access to the 50% off offer on the store page of Cities XXL.
  • If you bought a non-Steam version of a Cities XL game (boxed or digital version):
    1 - Obtain the Activation key from the manual or the Install guide in the box of the game or from the e-mail you received after purchasing a digital version
    2 - Create or login to a Steam account on the Steam client
    3 - Select Activate a Product on Steam

    4 - Register your game with the Activation key, it is now in your Steam library
    5 - You have now access to the 50% off offer on the store page of Cities XXL

Important note: Cities XXL is only compatible with Windows Vista, 7 and 8.
*Cities XL Original Steam version only

Steam Workshop

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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DR.DR
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
this is one of the wrost city building games ever
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GamingWolf
8.0 hrs
Posted: August 13
Is ♥♥♥♥.
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Heroic-Pigeon0098
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 5
$50 ♥♥♥♥ED OF DO NOT ♥♥♥♥ING BUY THIS SHITY GAMR I SAW THINKING THAT IT WAS NOT THAT BAD WILL IT IS.
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soupypope
39.8 hrs
Posted: July 28
OK Now I know that many people say that this is a horible game but it has gon a long way since 2009 but all changes have been small an when you look at it it probely has some of the most realistic looking skylines out there. And if you are new to the seris I definetly recomend it if you have never owned any Cities XL game before. But What I like about this game the most about this game is that it dosent need any mods to make a realistic city but still a has decsent moding comunity unlike Simcity 2013. And dosent slow down eXtremely when you download more than three mods unlike cities skylines. It is definetlly worth $29.99 || || \ U
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Jaggerjaw™
5.3 hrs
Posted: July 13
this game is so much fun to bad i am not good at it
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NICK97
1.5 hrs
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
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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McMoosie
4.3 hrs
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
26.6 hrs
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
Posted: June 11
Play Cities: Skylines instead. Trust me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
this is one of the wrost city building games ever
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843 of 883 people (95%) found this review helpful
182 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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1,815 of 1,993 people (91%) found this review helpful
229 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2015
Get Cities: Skylines instead.
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985 of 1,075 people (92%) found this review helpful
95 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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410 of 434 people (94%) found this review helpful
36 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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816 of 917 people (89%) found this review helpful
48 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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610 of 678 people (90%) found this review helpful
81 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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311 of 333 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."

and

"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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391 of 432 people (91%) found this review helpful
17 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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310 of 337 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
Updated: Just to make clear... IF you're coming in new to this series, or have a very old version of this game, this is by far the best version of this game and could be worth the price, but then again you could get an older version for a lot less and get basically the exact same game - except it runs much worse. The bad reviews have to do with the complete lack of any new content, controls, UI, anything - it looks and controls exactly like previous versions of the game, there is no increase in quaility, the controls still mostly stink - but it does run much better now.

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So I've liked the older Cities games, enough that I pre-ordered this one. I boot it up and tah dah... well there is no need to relearn anything since its 99% of the exact same game.

So to recap the "NEW" version:

Positives:

- This is overlooked in the other reviews I've seen but the game does run much smoother than in the past. I wouldn't really say it looks better, but its no longer sluggish on my top of the line gaming PC. Older versions of the game ran pretty awful, even on top of the line hardware.

Negitives:

- It's the same exact game as before.

- The controls still stink. If they had just upgraded the graphical engine so it ran much bettter (which they did) AND updated the controls so it worked more like SimCity, this game would have been worth the $20 to me. However they did not do that, it controls just as terrible as the previous versions of the game.

- It's the same game... which means it will probably be on sale on Steam for $5 in a week.

Overall this is very very disappointing. Hopefully with the workshop intergration fans will be able to do the job the devs decided not to do - and that is to give us a new game.

If you're new to this game just wait a couple of weeks, it will surely be on sale as they try to get people to buy this desipte all the poor reviews. This is the best version of this game since it runs better, but otherwise, again, it's the same exact game as the versions you can buy all day and night for $5 or less.
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