Manage transportation for commuters in four of the world's greatest cities - Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, and Amsterdam
Release Date: Feb 22, 2011

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Includes 14 items: Cities in Motion, Cities in Motion: Design Classics, Cities in Motion: Design Marvels, Cities in Motion: Tokyo, Cities in Motion: Design Now, Cities in Motion: Metro Stations, Cities in Motion: German Cities, Cities in Motion: US Cities, Cities In Motion: Design Dreams, Cities in Motion: Ulm, Cities in Motion: Paris, Cities in Motion: St. Petersburg, Cities in Motion: London, Cities in Motion: Design Quirks

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Includes 20 items: Cities in Motion, Cities in Motion: Design Classics, Cities in Motion: Design Marvels, Cities in Motion: Tokyo, Cities in Motion: Design Now, Cities in Motion: Metro Stations, Cities in Motion: German Cities, Cities in Motion: US Cities, Cities In Motion: Design Dreams, Cities in Motion: Ulm, Cities in Motion: Paris, Cities in Motion 2, Cities in Motion: Design Quirks, Cities in Motion 2: Bus Mania, Cities in Motion 2: Metro Madness, Cities in Motion 2: Wending Waterbuses, Cities in Motion 2: Trekking Trolleys, Cities in Motion 2: Lofty Landmarks, Cities in Motion 2: Back to the Past, Cities in Motion 2: Olden Times

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Includes 13 items: Cities in Motion: Design Classics, Cities in Motion: Design Marvels, Cities in Motion: Tokyo, Cities in Motion: Design Now, Cities in Motion: Metro Stations, Cities in Motion: German Cities, Cities in Motion: US Cities, Cities In Motion: Design Dreams, Cities in Motion: Ulm, Cities in Motion: Paris, Cities in Motion: St. Petersburg, Cities in Motion: London, Cities in Motion: Design Quirks

 

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About This Game

Rendered in rich detail, four of the world’s greatest cities - Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, and Amsterdam - await the steady hand of a planner to manage their transportation needs in Cities in Motion.
Overseeing the changing needs of people from 1920 to 2020, it’s up to you to manage everything from buses, trams and subway trains to maximize profits while pleasing commuters.

Key Features

  • Explore four different cities: Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, and Amsterdam
  • Engage in a campaign with 12 scenarios, as well as a sandbox mode where all campaign cities are playable
  • Experience realistic 3D graphics with more than 100 unique, highly detailed buildings
  • Use the advanced map editor to create your own cities
  • Play through 100 years of transportation history throughout four eras spanning from 1920 to 2020
  • Choose between more than 30 different vehicles based on real-life models of buses, trams, water buses, helicopters, and subways, complete with an underground view
  • Experience a real-time city and traffic simulator as each location's bustling population commutes between their homes, jobs, and leisure sites

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800/ATI Radeon HD 3850 or higher (integrated video cards not supported), 512 MB RAM, OpenGL 3.0
    • OS: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core or higher
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800/ATI Radeon HD 3850 or higher with 512 MB RAM, OpenGL 3.0
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVIDIA GeForce 8800, 512 MB RAM or ATI Radeon HD 3850, 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:GLSL 1.2, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.5 hrs on record
If you've ever been annoyed at public transport, here's one for you. See if you can do better.
Cities in motion is a simulator game where you can be the one to work out the public transport of a city. Sounds easy enough, just some bus lines here and there. A tram line on this road here, and everything is connected.
And then you give it a while, and there's 8 busses waiting for that one bus stop with a waiting line of 250 people. Clearly you didn't think that one through. But that's okay, where a normal job as public transport planner would have you fired for that, here you can try again or fix it somehow. So then you can add subway stations, boats, and helicopters, and before you know it you're covering the city and hours passed.

The interface and controls are easy to learn(If a little odd at times), and the game mechanics are easy enough as well. However, mastering the game mechanics and planning out the city public transport is much harder. You'll have to go through several attempts to figure out what goes wrong and how to fix it, and you may want to take a look at the actual public transport system in your city for ideas.
Edit: Also, it has some inaccuracies. Amsterdam does not look anything like that. And you can just build a subway tunnel under the Berlin wall. Replacing old vehicles is a pain too.

As for the technical details, it's surprisingly good. Every citizen appears to be modeled*(*I didn't count them. at least a large enough amount of them to make the cities feel alive), and you can follow them through their morning commute, shopping trips, and visits to others. And this is all supported by the game mechanics, you can set a citizen as interesting person, and the game will show you a portrait of him where he goes. (Warning: Long) In my latest case, I looked at a factory in Vienna, and found a red car driving from the top of a parking garage(Mentally following it through the roof as it drove down) next to it down to the ground floor and onto the streets. So I asked, why is this person not using the public transport system to work and back? Wilhelm Klein, factory supervisor - Drives by car from his home, connected to the public transport, to work, also connected to the public transport system. He then went shopping at a big department store, which too was connected by public transport.
After that, he went to a church far outside of Vienna, in a smaller village where I did not yet expand to. He then returned home.

I didn't have the money, but I figured I'd have to connect that place somehow when I did get money. So I went on to look around town, just watching people board the bus and go around. After a while, Wilhelm was moving again. Another day at work. This time, he wandered to the tram stop down the street and was quickly picked up by one of the passing trams. He then got out at a connection to the subway, but instead took the bus at that same subway station, and rode it all the way down to work.
A while after, he boarded the bus again and I watched him go back to the tram station for what I assumed to be the way home. But not this time. This time he went into the subway, so I look at his info screen and see his destination is a ministry building near the town center and then back home with a direct tram line. I connect the extra village with a busline, and I speed up time a bit.

When I check back on Wilhelm, he has a new job. He is hired as secretary in the ministry building he went to way back then. Perhaps he couldn't handle his supervisor job at the factory, or perhaps he never really wanted it in the first place.
But either way, Wilhelm is happy now, and he can go with a direct tram line from his home to his work, and from there, anywhere in Vienna he wants.

Mission succesfull, the citizens of Vienna can stay in motion
Posted: October 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
70.8 hrs on record
This game is addictive and fun. I really enjoy it. Recommended for those who like management sims.
Posted: October 15
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Personally I love transport and simulation games so this game is pretty awesome. Do not get the second game though, it is quite hard and the layout is messy
Posted: October 3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Seems bland and overdone. I have a game like this on my smartphone that's more fun than this game. Not to mention 20 minutes into playing it, the game exited.
Posted: October 20
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Game downloaded and installed fine but won't let me run tutorial, campaign or anything.

It loads 100% then sits there doing nothing forcing me to CTRL+ALT+DEL out of it.

GOing to be asking Steam for a refund.
Posted: October 5
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
33.2 hrs on record
Cities in Motion is a transport management sim.

The interface is a little cryptic and this game is by no means Transport Tycoon, the campaign is a little clunky and the graphics are acceptable.

Railroad Tycoon 2 and Transport Giant are better games, but they're old. There aren't that many transport games out there and this was the best at the time I bought it.

The game doesn't explain itself well at times and can be frustrating but is overall an enjoyable experience.
Posted: September 25
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
didn't get my city moving
Posted: October 5
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
The game is very nice, but it is overwhelmed with bugs. I don't know if they are going to polish the Linux version one day, now it's utter ♥♥♥♥. It shows black screen when launched from Steam, so it has to be launched from console. It crashes if I try to start a campaign in Saint Petersburg. And the developers don't give a ♥♥♥♥, these problems are known for many months.
Posted: October 3
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37.8 hrs on record
If you loved sim cities, railroad tyccon or any tycoon. You will love this game !
Posted: September 25
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13.4 hrs on record
This is very good game. l really enjoy ime that I spend with it.
Posted: October 5
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29.0 hrs on record
This game is worth it.

FOR ME MUST HAVE
Posted: October 9
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11.3 hrs on record
Thoroughly engaging. Despite it's on the surface simplicity, Cities in Motion is an in-depth public transport manager with excellent communter behavior. The tutorials are excellent, completing them gives you a basic understanding of the game, but a fully fledged, more functioning system requires experience and additional guide reading; the game doesn't hold your hand all the way through.

It must be said however, that much of the game's flaws lies in it's engine. It's extremely limited in functionality (you can't rotate stations at a 45 degree angle for instance) and at times, rather clunky. With that aside, this is an excellent game and I highly recommend it for Sim City and management affectionados.
Posted: October 11
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18.3 hrs on record
Tutorial is long and boring, controls and user interface are not user friendly at all.

Enjoied only first 1 hour of playing, then I've got bored.
Posted: October 12
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1.8 hrs on record
Good game well worth buying the for 20 easy to pick up and put back down and come back to later.
Posted: October 12
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10.4 hrs on record
Great game - really detailed and good fun. Can be really hard to keep up with demand at the start though.
Posted: October 18
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
81.5 hrs on record
Brilliant! I've spent more time on it than steam says (offline play) - a lot of it as well. It's a great transport strategy game. The work of a genius, and can run on my laptop with only 6GB RAM and c**p everything else. From that point of view, it's even better than number 2. The campaigns are great fun, and challenging, for example, they ask you to build a tube link...but you only really have enough money for a bus route, so do you save up, or hope the line is a success.
Also the ability for custom games, and map creation make this a truly amazing game!
Posted: May 3
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32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Do you have a nice CPU?
Have you always wanted to murder your local public transportation manager and fix everything..?

It's relaxing, challenging, sometimes even tense.

Avoid the sequel

9/10
Posted: April 29
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
96.7 hrs on record
I marvelled as I had finally managed to build a sustainable public transport network with happy employees, happy passengers and 100% population coverage. Then I heard a dingle and saw a notice in my status bar, a hippy type man wanted a route added from the town centre to the bushes in the corner of the map tile. I declined.
Posted: April 29
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8 of 17 people (47%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
It's fun to play, you can make cities and then make transport for the city and manage it. It does crash occasionally but then again most games do.

6/10
Posted: June 10
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
I really want to love this game, but I feel like it's punishing me for playing it. Games should make you feel relaxed, and shouldn't frustrate you. I constantly have this feeling that the game is buggy and isn't made super user friendly. That's sad, man, that's so sad.
Posted: September 11
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