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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 359
  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
    A beautiful and incredibly feature rich city builder that will continue to be expanded at pace for many years to come through the wonderfulA beautiful and incredibly feature rich city builder that will continue to be expanded at pace for many years to come through the wonderful community mods and expansions!! This is how city sims should be!!

    * Huge maps
    * A deep transportation system
    * In game citizens that feel like they're really actually living in your city!
    * Both simple and complex tools depending on how deep you want to go
    * A fully integrated mods and custom assets experience, with a highly active community

    I could go on and on....

    You can tell the developer's built Cities Skylines with real passion for the genre and to deliver a fantastic experience for the players. They genuinely want people to love this game, and because of this attitude...it seems the player's do!

    Well done Colossal Order and Paradox!
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  3. Mar 15, 2015
    10
    This game, this game redefines the city building genre, i mean SimCity should've been this, if it wasn't for Electronic A**holes maybe itThis game, this game redefines the city building genre, i mean SimCity should've been this, if it wasn't for Electronic A**holes maybe it would've been something, but we got this i swear this is the best city builder I've ever played.10/10 no h8 Expand
  4. Nov 27, 2018
    9
    I love this game! It's helping me to still stay creative. Shame that on my computer it freezes or crashes a lot..
  5. Mar 24, 2015
    9
    Isolate yourself from society for hundreds of hours building the perfect little digital society. You'll learn more things about trafficIsolate yourself from society for hundreds of hours building the perfect little digital society. You'll learn more things about traffic control from this game than from any other source you've ever known. Expand
  6. Feb 26, 2022
    8
    Undoubtedly it is a very cool game that guarantees hours of gameplay. The city management system is theoretically simple, but as the cityUndoubtedly it is a very cool game that guarantees hours of gameplay. The city management system is theoretically simple, but as the city grows, it becomes complex and challenging.

    Despite being a game that was released 7 years ago, it still has its place! It's not one of those games that you care about graphics (although the graphics are reasonably good) and it guarantees hours of fun. I recommend!
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  7. May 12, 2020
    0
    Optimized Like Garbage !

    i have an i 7700 with an gtx 1060 and it runs about 14 fps

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