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Cities: Skylines

Critics Consensus (Play It)

It isn’t perfect, but Cities: Skylines is the true successor to the SimCity legacy.

Game Info

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience. From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchise, the game boasts a fully realized transport system. It also includes the ability to mod the game to suit your play style as a fine counter balance to the layered and challenging simulation. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!

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Total Reviews: 65

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53% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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Dan Stapleton (IGN)
March 10, 2015
8.5/10

More than anything, Cities: Skylines is about the simple joy of building. It’s a really impressive and often beautiful simulation, where an amazing number of virtual people go about their business across a huge swath of land. Getting in and creating something is easy, though mastering it will require extensive research on community wikis to understand why growth is stunted even when you address your citizens’ apparent concerns. Don’t expect exciting scenarios or random events, but do expect to be impressed by the scale and many moving parts of this city-builder.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
May 5, 2017
7/10

A reasonable port of the PC original, and certainly the best SimCity clone on consoles, but missing features and awkward controls narrow its scope and appeal.

Mike Williams (USgamer)
March 14, 2015
4/5 stars

Cities: Skylines isn’t perfect, but it’s an excellent city builder and a great launch for developer Colossal Order. There a few control issues, a lack of key features explanations for new players, and the building currently lack the complexity found in SimCity 4 or SimCity (2013), but I still sunk hours into the game and will sink many more. With a strong mod community, I’m sure Cities: Skylines will look great for years to come.

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Cities: Skylines Credits

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DIRECTOR(S):

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PRODUCER(S):

Mariina Hallikainen

DESIGNER(S):

Karoliina Korppoo, Henri Haimakainen, Miska Fredman

PROGRAMMER(S):

Antti Lehto, Damien Morello

ARTIST(S):

Antti Isosomppi

WRITER(S):

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COMPOSER(S):

Jonne Valtonen, Jani Laaksonen

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