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Cities: Skylines

An economic strategy game belonging to the popular genre of city builders. This one was created by the Finnish studio Colossal Order, creators of the Cities In Motion series. The game is a response to the popular SimCity franchise from Maxis Studios. In contrast to the previous titles from the Finns, this one is not limited to public transportation, letting you build up a whole virtual metropolis from scratch. The game is set on maps providing 36 square kilometers of terrain each, where you can build your dream city and take care of its inhabitants by raising new buildings and creating transportation network. Economic aspect is the crucial element to the game – while playing, you have to keep an eye on the city budget, provided by your citizens' taxes, and establish trade contacts with neighboring cities. You also develop means of public transportation to help your citizens get around the city faster. The game features high quality 3D graphics and full mod support.

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PC / Windows
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Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines | PC

Strategy, Economic, sandbox, city builder

Companies responsible for Cities: Skylines

Colossal Order | game developer

Paradox Interactive | publisher   Official website

Cities: Skylines release date for PC:

game language:

10 March 2015 | Worldwide

10 March 2015 | Europe

10 March 2015 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.535 / 10 calculated out of 1220 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 316 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines | XBOX ONE

Cities: Skylines release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:

21 April 2017 | Worldwide

21 April 2017 | Europe PAL

21 April 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 28 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines | PS4

Cities: Skylines release date for PS4:

game language:

15 August 2017 | Worldwide

15 August 2017 | Europe PAL

15 August 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 5 players' votes.  

Cities: Skylines for PlayStation 4 is an economic strategy game developed by Colossal Order, the creators of Cities in Motion and Cities in Motion 2: The Modern Days. This time around, the developers decided not to limit themselves solely to urban transport and challenged such hits as SimCity.

The main goal in Cities: Skylines for PlayStation 4 is to build a city of your dreams, although you also have to take care of its citizens’ welfare and keep the money flowing to ensure future investments, and so on. The game also offers support for mods.

In the game, we build metropolises on maps that have a size of 36 square kilometers (it is possible to lessen that value). To fill the entire area with buildings and roads, we have to make sure that the city administration works well and the tax money flows into the treasury. It is also essential to remember that city districts are inhabited by various social classes with different financial capabilities. Luckily, the developers implemented tools for precise taxing as well as creating policies for all districts. Apart from that, it is our responsibility to establish urban transport that enables virtual people to move around the metropolis. Trading with other cities is also an important aspect of the gameplay.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.
Cities: Skylines Game Guide

game guide 04 July 2015

Many cities have grown on very harsh territories. Others had good condition for growth. But, despite everything, every city starts with one man that wants to settle in a specific place.

Cities: Skylines Review - Farewell SimCity

Review 13 March 2015 13:18

City building games lovers finally got what they asked for. With help from Paradox Interactive, Colossal Order's Cities: Skylines is a worthy successor of SimCity.

Cities: Skylines is getting new means of transport in the Mass Transit DLC

News 01 March 2017 10:49

Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit is the next paid expansion for the popular city-builder from Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order. This one will focus on traffic.

Big update for Cities: Skylines features landscaping

News 23 March 2016 13:50

There’s a new free update for Cities: Skylines, introducing new functionality: the tools to shape the terrain are now at our disposal. The patch, available for free to all who own the game, also brings us new structures and the ability to build canals.