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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
  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: 13 out of 337
  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 19, 2015
    10
    As a lifetime City builder fan, Cities: Skylines completely caught me by surprise. It's basically everything that SimCity has failed to be.As a lifetime City builder fan, Cities: Skylines completely caught me by surprise. It's basically everything that SimCity has failed to be. Cities is stable, looks great, and has deep gameplay to keep you building cities for a long time. This is the best city builder game out, period, no contest. Expand
  3. Mar 10, 2015
    10
    Well what can I say, Colossal Order have done what EA could never do, they have returned the "true" city builder to the fans.
    The Features,
    Well what can I say, Colossal Order have done what EA could never do, they have returned the "true" city builder to the fans.
    The Features, Graphics, Playability and, Smoothness along with the modders tools make this the best out of them all. :)
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  4. Nov 16, 2018
    9
    This is easily the greatest game I've played in a few years! It definitely has a way of wasting your time so efficiently. The workshop onThis is easily the greatest game I've played in a few years! It definitely has a way of wasting your time so efficiently. The workshop on steam really helps immersion. Expand
  5. Mar 12, 2015
    9
    Everything about this game works exactly the way you want it to, though I can list a few features I feel are missing that would bring thisEverything about this game works exactly the way you want it to, though I can list a few features I feel are missing that would bring this from a 9 to a 10.

    1. Circle roads tool
    2. Ability to 'paint' trees like you paint much everything else
    3. A brief tutorial would have been appreciated
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  6. Dec 29, 2020
    8
    Good game. Give it a try it has nice graphics and mod community is very big.
  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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