Owners of the Steam version of Cities XL Regular Edition or Cities XL Limited Edition will be able to purchase Cities XL 2011 at 50% off!
User reviews: Mixed (104 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 14, 2010
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About This Game

Imagine and Conceive cities of all types and sizes on Cities XL planet. From a several million citizens megalopolis to a hyped seaside resort, to an industrial city, everything is allowed in Cities XL 2011!

Take advantage of an incredible collection of more than 700 buildings and structures, 47 different types of maps featuring realistic environments. Enjoy never seen before freedom in a city-builder!

As a virtual mayor, find the right balance between economic development of your cities, attractiveness, transportation (road traffic, bus, metro…), pollution, social services, taxes and even leisure activities. For the first time in this kind of game, Cities XL 2011 finally let you go beyond the simple creation of a city! Connect every city that you build in a trade network, specialize some of them so that they can provide for others, thus creating a large-scale economy balance.

Key features:

  • More than 700 buildings, structures and monuments inspired by various architectural styles.
  • 47 incredibly detailed and diverse 3D maps: mountains, hills, canyons, islands, cliffs, as well as famous places: Hollywood, Manhattan, Paris, Hong Kong, the Krakatoa volcano…
  • Connect cities that you build in a trade network, specialize some of them so that they can provide for others, and create a large-scale economy balance!
  • A sophisticated public transportation system: manage in detail the road network, as well as bus lines, and the underground and elevated railway.
  • Take profiles of your citizens into account to provide the services and the entertainment they need.
  • A self-sufficient global economy, controlled by price variation and by citizen’s needs in the game.
  • An all new tax management system allows you to refine the city's administration.
  • A very high quality graphic engine which provides nearly photorealistic visuals.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1 or 7
    • Processor: Intel core 2 duo or higher – 2.5 GHz and AMD equivalent, or higher
    • Memory: 1GB RAM (XP); 1,5GB RAM (vista)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 8800/ATI Radeon HD 3850 or higher, 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 8GB
    • Sound: Compatible direct X 9
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Avoid this game.
The game itself could have been good, but due to multiple bugs and very bad coding the game is close to unplayable.

First of all the game have severe memory leaks that will make the game slow down to a crawl or crash as your cities grow in size. This problem was first noticed at release and have not been fixed niether by the developers nor the rather enthuiastic fanbase of modders. This coupled with the games inability to use more than a single processor bottlenecks any gains from having a good gaming rig.

Second of all the game is allergic to Windows 64-bit systems. When the game came out this was not much of a problem. Nowadays however this means most new computer cannot play the game without errors. By now the developers have ceased any and all support for the game so don't expect any help there. Perhaps the modding community can fix this but it is highly unlikely and in my eyes a waste of time on a failed and abandoned game.

Put your money on a more deserving title.
Posted: August 23
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10 of 25 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
One of the only games on Steam that has ever given me buyers remorse. The game is broken, doesn't even launch. Usually takes around 5 minutes and the launcher will just crash on its own. No help online, so it's basically a brick.
Posted: July 13
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6 of 19 people (32%) found this review helpful
80.5 hrs on record
Wow!this is very cheap for Cities XL 2011,it used to be way over $20
Posted: June 29
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3 of 20 people (15%) found this review helpful
45.7 hrs on record
This game sux, its unfinished
Posted: July 20
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48.4 hrs on record
Cities XL is a city-builder with a lot of potential. Alas, design flaws (such as not knowing how to use more than one core on a machine) plague this and its future versions.
Posted: July 1
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