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Mixed (407 reviews) - 54% of the 407 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 18, 2016

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About This Content

Snowfall is the second expansion to Cities: Skylines, the award-winning city-building
game from Colossal Order. In Snowfall, players’ cities will be covered in snow or
glisten in the rain thanks to a new in-game weather system, while their civic expertise
is tested by the new challenges of running a city when the temperature falls.
Snowplows will clear the streets, heating systems will run from home to home, and
new trams will shuttle citizens about town in an improved public transit interface. All
of these features will keep players on their toes – while their cities twinkle in the snow
under new weather visuals.

Main Features:



Now is the Winter of This Content: Rain and fog for existing maps, plus a new “Winter” map theme with snow and all of its challenges


The Streetcars You Desire: Expanded public transportation options, including easier management of existing lines – and Trams, a new system demanded by fans


World Warmth, Too: Cold weather increases demands for electricity, unless new water-based heat systems are in place


Plowers to the People: Build a snowplow depot to keep traffic flowing during winter weather, and employ new road maintenance systems to keep your streets in shape


New Chirps: #yeahthereare

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB / ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz / AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 OS X 10.9 OS X 10.9 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB / ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 OS X 10.9 OS X 10.9 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz / AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit/ Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit/ Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit/ Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB / ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit/ Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit/ Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit/ Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz / AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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Overall:
Mixed (407 reviews)
Recently Posted
Big Ram
Posted: August 18
Snowfall would have been much better if snow was integrated with the existing weather engine, rather than a separate map-specific theme and event.

Therefore, I think trams are, ironically, the only worthwhile addition from Snowfall.
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nihal
Posted: August 8
AWESOME DLC FOR A AWESOME GAME
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j.katsikaris
Posted: August 3
amazeballs
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Omega
Posted: August 2
The only thing I wish it had was a dynamic weather environment, the snow is locked to just snow maps like everyone else is saying. It would be cool to see it snow then melt at one point but if you choose a winter map you stuck with snow the entire time.
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Winterspark
Posted: July 6
If you are thinking of getting this you (hopefully) bought the main game and liked it sufficiently to consider this. Honestly, its a bit overpriced as an expansion but look at all the continuous updates the developer has dished out for free. Do you see any essential day one DLC? No. Give them the cash, it encourages good developers to not be filthy thieves peddling formulaic crap like say EA or ubisoft.
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punishEA
Posted: July 5
do only buy this if it is on sale!

you get reskinned (!) services, snow only (!) on snow maps, a useless heat-system (heating on tropical maps?), no seasons - the only thing worth any money are the trams, so you basically pay only for them.
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QuarterSquats
Posted: June 29
People are mad about the fact it isnt a seasonal change, hhowever what they added is fun and changes the style of play i made a city of eternal winter and its fun managing the new road system and heating homes also there is a lot of new buildings and parks which is always welcome. i think the pack itself is worth 10$ it didnt add enough but what it did add is certainly fun and done well, if it was a seasonal cycle it would be a 10/10 but right now its fun and a new experience 7.5/10 and worth 10$ on sale.
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Asura
Posted: June 27
The base game deserves a huge thumb up, but this dlc doesn't add anything to it. The winter theme and snow only apply to the new maps. If you want to add snow to the city you've spent dozens of hours on, you are out of luck. There are only two very minor features for any maps - the tram and temperature, but neither of them really makes an impact to the game. If you want to donate 10 bucks to the devs as a gesture, why not, otherwise you haven't missed out on anything.
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grapes5061
Posted: June 26
Great game
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SClolstar
Posted: June 23
I bought it ONE day before the Steam summer sale
I could have saved $4.00

Do i regret it? Yes
But i still absolutely love this DLC, definitely reccommend buying it, especially since it is on sale!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 2
The only thing I wish it had was a dynamic weather environment, the snow is locked to just snow maps like everyone else is saying. It would be cool to see it snow then melt at one point but if you choose a winter map you stuck with snow the entire time.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: August 18
Snowfall would have been much better if snow was integrated with the existing weather engine, rather than a separate map-specific theme and event.

Therefore, I think trams are, ironically, the only worthwhile addition from Snowfall.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
625 of 664 people (94%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: February 22
Id like to point out that i still support the developers and recommend buying the main game especially while it's on sale because this is still the best modern city building simulator out there.

However i do feel somewhat underwhelmed by their recent dlc's and worried that they are going downwards "lets make a million tiny addons and cash in on this while it is still popular" path like Paradox did with Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, Magika and other games or like Colossal did with Cities in Motion.

Unfortunately Snowfall proved to be little more than 3 maps with permanent snow and addition of trams, while i was expecting at least proper seasonal changes. I would also like to question chosen color palette considering that all maps got weird "yellow" tint to them due to snow being on top of the fertile soil and resources.

I realise that having true season changes would've required an effort and a lot of new textures but i was hoping that the main game did good enough and dlc's are expensive enough to provide us with proper "extensions" of the game rather than just some overpriced cosmetic bits and pieces.

I hope that a drop from the 95% positive pedestal to 65% for the dlc will actually draw the developers attention and they either patch in seasonal support or at least provide better dlc's in the future. I mean - you really shouldn't hurt your fanbase especially considering that just about everyone is on your side due to Maxis destruction and CitiesXL being a huge pile of poop-scam-scammy-poopy-poop.

Just talk to your supporters, look at your base game and realise that you are kinda bringing your own creation down with that approach. I would rather pay you for a season pass or a proper huge addon than get a ♥♥♥♥ ton of weird cosmetic dlc's over the next 2 or 3 years.

P.S.

I really wish theyd fix that audio stutter bug already -_-
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754 of 855 people (88%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: February 19
Not worth the money. Snow is only on snow locked maps - it's either eternal snow, or none. If you play a 'normal' map, you get just some rainfall, that's it. Pure aesthetics. Second, buildings added by the DLC, the parks and stuff, nothing really special. Again, locked for snow maps. Heating, snow plowing, road improvement service - just adds to the traffic, but doesn't bring anything too good to the city. Again, pure aesthetics. Heating? Pipes cost 4-5 times of usual price for pipes, but can be completely avoided; it doesn't improve the city in any meaningful way. People will come and work in the city even without heating, they really don't care.

tl;dr - some aesthetics, easily forgettable, a complete miss. could have been so much more if they crated Skylines: Seasons, not like this.
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368 of 409 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: February 19
Oh boy. This was a tough one.

I love Colossal Order, and I love Cities: Skylines. I love everything they've done for the community (Taking suggestions, interacting, etc.) but I really feel they dropped the ball with this DLC.

The amount of content you get in this does not in any way justify the price tag. Who at CO thought eternal winters was a good idea? Why is there no seasonal cycle? Why does the heating system feel so cheap and tacked on?

Not to mention there's a large amount of problems and bugs in the simulation that they STILL haven't bothered fixing. What do we get in return? More cosmetics!

I feel CO has adopted a "We'll leave it to the modders" attitude. You guys want seasons? Oh I'm sure a modder will do that. You guys want bug fixes? Oh I'm sure a modder will do that. You guys want a realistic simulation? A modder will do that! (And they did - Check out Rush Hour.)

I've supported CO from the start but unfortunately if their DLC model continues like this I'm boycotting further purchases.
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353 of 408 people (87%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: May 6
I can't recommend this expansion to anyone of you, and I'll tell you why, shortly, in the next words.

I own this dlc since the day one, and it was fun to see all the extra features included in this expansion, but after that? There is snow. Snow. Snow all the days. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥it.. you'll hate snow after some hours that you'll play this.

That's because it's not present any season cycle, and you can't go back to the beautiful green of the previous maps, unless you start a new game. Again, that's because Paradox have to gain more money as possible selling this dlcs separately, and couldn't implement any type of season cycle if this one is separate from the main game.

Great delusion.
Instead, it would be very nice to have, if Paradox will implement a way to merge to the rest of the game, so you can manage your city depending on the current season.
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328 of 381 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: February 19
Disappointing in terms of the level of content for the cost. However what is there is high quality.

As with after dark the amount of new content here is extremely light on and largely cosmetic.

Snow maps should cycle to summer where things are warmer for some months . That would be more fun.

When you consider that both cost 26.98 together (12.99 and 14.99) which is nearly the price of the full game and other indie titles.
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178 of 194 people (92%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: February 21
Well, I have mixed feelings about this. Despite being a new fan of CO and a huuuuge fan of Cities Skylines (Meh, I just like city builders in general and was sorely disappointed at the SimCity game a few years back) I just can't recommend this. I just.... can't.

- Essentially, this DLC gives you a few winter maps (permanent/eternal winter... yup), heating requirements, a few new policies, TRAMS (ermergerd very hype much tramline such wow) and some other bits and bobs. It's just... well... meh. I purely bought snowfall just for the trams, and after having played a winter map it's just incredibly dull and follows a cyclical process of repetitive boredom-inducing gameplay: ermergerd snow > temperature plunges > heating requirements go up > snow plows clear roads > temperature goes back up > after a while it goes back down > repeat process. Snow is pretty, snow is nice, but snow alone simply won't suffice.

- This update has managed to screw up one of its core assets: mods/modders. Modders are now having to update and work around bugs in order for things to actually... well... work. I had to spend a good 20 minutes deleting a ton of assets and mods just to be able to start a new city - sucks, right?

- This update shows that CO is treading along a very delicate path. Cosmetic updates are nice, they're pretty. But it's just not enough, especially for the price tag it's been given. I'm all for supporting the devs, but there comes a time when extreme fanboyism just doesn't cut it and you need that little extra. How about more in depth gameplay, better traffic mechanics and other core issues that need to be addressed, priority given to strategy now that the simulation and cosmetic aspects are up to scratch?... no? Snow? Trams? Oh.. o-ok then.

- If you can get this on sale, then by all means, throw those metaphorical coins at your computer screen. However, to those purchasing at full price : be prudent.

Edit: Meh, 0 hours gameplay according to my profile, all lies :C I have indeed played the game, just a heads up.
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223 of 261 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: February 19
I hate to say I'm a bit disappointed... All I wanted was Trams, and I'm super happy about them, but I had to pay extra to have all these Winter features that are practically useless because I don't want my Cims to be living in permanent Winter.

Even the developers while they were showcasing the game on Youtube said that the Winter maps look liked horrible places to live. How can they expect people to want to build a City in Winter only?

I really would've preferred to pay extra to have a game with proper Season features, but I'm stuck with this.
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169 of 194 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: February 20
Adds some fun stuff, and what it does add cannot be faulted, however with what they're charging for it, it's not terribly good value at all. If money is no object, then by all means, purchase this.

I won't be returning it, but if you've got limited funds then you should do some research before purchasing this.
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