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  • Summary: Developed by Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines offers sprawling landscapes and maps with endless sandbox gameplay and new ways to expand your city. Key to progression is the ability to influence your city’s policy by incorporating taxation into districts. All this plus the ability to mod theDeveloped by Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines offers sprawling landscapes and maps with endless sandbox gameplay and new ways to expand your city. Key to progression is the ability to influence your city’s policy by incorporating taxation into districts. All this plus the ability to mod the game to suit your play style. Expand
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  1. Positive: 58 out of 60
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  1. May 27, 2015
    100
    This game managed to be everything I had hoped it would be and then some, with all the wonderful attention to little details and customization options. Fans of the genre wont want to miss this one.
  2. Mar 18, 2015
    90
    This is what SimCity should have been. Simply, the best city builder so far, with great support for modders and a lot of fun for all fans of the genre.
  3. May 24, 2015
    90
    Ultimately Cities: Skylines has provided exactly what players wanted from SimCity 2013, and that ought to be all it takes to convince would-be city planners.
  4. May 5, 2015
    85
    Cities: Skylines isn’t without its flaws, but even the things wrong with it add to its charm. It might not be that much of a challenge, but it delivers on the glee of expansion.
  5. Mar 26, 2015
    82
    Cities: Skylines is an outstanding simulator that is accessible and deep. We could only ask for more options and possibilities, but it is still is a great experience fans of the genre will love.
  6. Mar 25, 2015
    80
    Cities: Skylines makes up for everything SimCity did wrong. It offers the possibility of making gigantic cities in which infrastructure is key. Building a city that does well sometimes gets a bit too easy, which also shows the limited offer in buildings. Thankfully the quickly growing community knows what to use the Steam Workshop for. This is only going to get better.
  7. Mar 16, 2015
    60
    As limber as Cities: Skylines is, it’s sorely lacking in replayability. Instead, it lets you get the most out of your favorite city by encouraging you to endlessly optimize and furthermore giving you the tools you need to do it. Come for the ant farm spectacle and spreadsheet detail. Stay for the endless cultivation of your favorite garden.

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  1. Negative: 15 out of 367
  1. Mar 10, 2015
    10
    Truly beautiful game and an experience that is fully appreciated from my point of view. The next Sim City 4 deluxemade by Paradox. Thank you,Truly beautiful game and an experience that is fully appreciated from my point of view. The next Sim City 4 deluxemade by Paradox. Thank you, I am sincerely grateful! Expand
  2. Mar 18, 2015
    10
    After 12 years we finally have a sucessor to Simcity4. The King may be dead (Maxis) but Skylines has stepped up into its place with a trulyAfter 12 years we finally have a sucessor to Simcity4. The King may be dead (Maxis) but Skylines has stepped up into its place with a truly impressive offering. Coupled with the ease of modding and the Steam Workshop for asset and mod management the game offers a stunning array of content for $30. In a year I am sure that the entire game is going to be rebuilt by fans. The base game is solid, but it could do with a few more optional scenarios that effect your city such as wide spread disasters (highway interchanges don't count!) or economic hardships that could be unique to the play experience. For a game that started with 8 people and ended with a humble team of 14, I have a feeling the resounding commercial success and clear vision for this project will give it plenty of solid expansions or DLC. I look forward to seeing them. Bottom line: if you like city building games - BUY THIS GAME, YOU WON'T REGRET THIS! Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2015
    10
    Finally. A city builder with no major flaws. Kudos to this development team, you feel the right spirit in every single aspect of thisFinally. A city builder with no major flaws. Kudos to this development team, you feel the right spirit in every single aspect of this simulation. Happy to vote for this game, we as gamers DESERVE such passion. And trust me, as an 52 year old grumpy gamer, i love this game. Expand
  4. Jun 21, 2016
    9
    A simcity we always wanted.

    This game crept on me unexpectedly. I wasn't aware it's coming out, haven't heard anything before it released
    A simcity we always wanted.

    This game crept on me unexpectedly. I wasn't aware it's coming out, haven't heard anything before it released and was really positively surprised when it came out.

    This game is good. It really is. It's a city builder that just makes sense. The graphics are amazing. The sound, the ambience - everything is as you would like it to be. Even more they've added day and night cycle for free.

    It's really enjoyable to build a city here. You get a wide array of tool that lets build the city in the way you want to. You will need to keep an eye on traffic and population happiness. Not really much more to say. At this point probably the best sim city like game out there.
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  5. Mar 11, 2015
    9
    A great game that could truly suck up all your free time without you even knowing it. There is plenty to do, and really renovates the cityA great game that could truly suck up all your free time without you even knowing it. There is plenty to do, and really renovates the city building genre the way it should be done. There a lot of micro management involved, lots to think about including pre-planning, road layouts, districts, utilities and a lot more. If you are looking to build a city quickly you better know what you're doing, because things can get out of hand quickly, so Cities: Skylines does take a little patience, but it's certainly worth the effort!

    Great game!
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  6. Mar 21, 2022
    8
    Overall a fun city sim. Nothing really super special about the game. Unfortunately, you need mods in order to truly unlock this game'sOverall a fun city sim. Nothing really super special about the game. Unfortunately, you need mods in order to truly unlock this game's creative potential. Not to mention all of the expensive DLC, some of which don't add much to the overall experience. Highly CPU-intensive game which can be slow at times. But managing traffic is fun, so 8/10. Expand
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