Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Feb 25, 2011
    86
    A positive surprise, a remarkable "public transport tycoon" game from a brand new dev team that clears all the basic hurdles of the genre and manages to be entertaining. Traffic simulation needs some fixes, but otherwise quite polished and beautiful - just make sure your video card is good enough.
  2. 80
    Cities in Motion isn't as polished as it could be, but it's still very deep and engaging. And – at times – quite meditative. [May 2011, p.107]
  3. Mar 9, 2011
    80
    Notwithstanding a few little imperfections, Cities in Motion is really complete from every side, including the unbeatable price.
  4. Mar 8, 2011
    80
    "Tycoon world" rises again with Cities in Motion! The necessity of building a prefect transportation system brings us new forms of entertainment that partially suffer the lack of a multiplayer/sharing mode.
  5. Mar 7, 2011
    80
    Cities in Motion is a beautiful, deep and engaging economic strategy game. Making sure that the public transit system runs smoothly is highly addictive, though constant traffic jams will probably frustrate new players.
  6. Mar 14, 2011
    75
    Cities in Motion is a new simulation that allows you to build the local traffic for the uprising cities Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam and Helsinki. Unfortunately, the game consists of nothing more than planning and constructing routes.
  7. Mar 3, 2011
    75
    The only serious drawback with Cities in Motion is the single-minded nature of the simulation. You need to have--or at least be able to develop--a real love of mass transit to get much out of the game.
  8. Feb 23, 2011
    75
    3D is very helpful for squeezing metro stops in between buildings and examining your spaghetti mess of underground metro tunnels.
  9. Feb 18, 2011
    75
    With 100 buildings, twelve scenarios and thirty vehicle types, we're hoping that the game will be well supported by an active modding community as well as post-release DLC. At the moment actual content is a tad sparse, but at a knockdown price of £14.99, you're getting a lot for your money.
  10. Jan 12, 2011
    75
    In summary, Cities in Motion looks to become a solid transportation sim in a colorful package. A comprehensive city model and a wide assortment of transport modes provide a wealth of choices to the aspiring city planner.
  11. Apr 18, 2011
    70
    Difficult, nerdy, tedious but satisfying. What more could you want in a lover? [May 2011, p.70]
  12. Mar 22, 2011
    70
    The lack of feedback, in-game competition, and unpredictability hurt the game's long-term draw; some older business simulations didn't have these problems. Cities in Motion does feature stellar tools and is one of the prettier business simulations on the market.
  13. Mar 15, 2011
    70
    Cities in Motion is an innovative and well thought through tycoon-game. By putting the focus on the managing of public transport in the cities, the game distinguishes itself from other tycoon-games. The concept has been worked out well as a whole, but the balance in gameplay could've used more refinement.
  14. Mar 7, 2011
    70
    Cities in Motion is a game about public transport attractive enough for fans of this genre but with too many limitations for those looking for a more global possibility. The game features an appropiate graphical level but certain problems in the simulation of traffic must be addressed to make it a real choice.
  15. Mar 4, 2011
    70
    It's not without its quirks but Cities In Motion is a dependable heir to the transport sim genre's throne.
  16. Feb 26, 2011
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  17. Mar 12, 2011
    67
    A transitory pleasure that polishes up nice. But it lacks variety and competition, and is just a little bit too difficult.
  18. Mar 22, 2011
    65
    An unusual managerial, somehow confined by its own concept. Public transport can be fun in the beginning, but it gets old pretty soon. It just depends on what you're interested in, and surely it's a well developed simulation.
  19. Apr 4, 2011
    60
    Cities in Motion is a game about the edification and management of public transportation in four major european cities. The management side is not so easy, and you will have to master the different elements of the game in order to avoid bankruptcy. In terms of creation, CiM could have been a little more enjoyable in terms of controls, and visuals. For 20 euros, it still can fulfill the needs of the fans, until a more ambitious titles arises.
  20. 40
    Cities in Motion is a good example of what a young Finnish game studio is capable of: 3D graphics and programming. Good games remain beyond their reach so far. [Mar 2011]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28
  1. Feb 25, 2011
    5
    after consulting various forums: unfortunately the traffic jam's make playing practially impossible at this time... i hope the developers willafter consulting various forums: unfortunately the traffic jam's make playing practially impossible at this time... i hope the developers will soon react to this... Full Review »
  2. Feb 23, 2011
    10
    It's the first traffic simulation game in years. The details are amazing and the graphics just really cool! The game runs smoothly, even ifIt's the first traffic simulation game in years. The details are amazing and the graphics just really cool! The game runs smoothly, even if lots of vehicles and people are moving around the cities. Some minor issues found during the first day of playing, but nothing that worries me and the developers seems to be aware of it and works closely together with community to make the game better. I'm looking forward to see Cities in Motion grow and will probably spend hours playing this game! Full Review »
  3. Feb 24, 2011
    3
    Once again, paradox releases a demo as a game. Traffic grinds to a deadlock after playing for a few minutes, passengers don't care if theOnce again, paradox releases a demo as a game. Traffic grinds to a deadlock after playing for a few minutes, passengers don't care if the ticket prices are multiplied by 10. This is like traffic giant for kids, a nice looking sandbox but nothing of substance. Also, they managed to make the game even worse than the beta. Save yourselves some bucks and go buy traffic giant or transport tycoon. Full Review »