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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 344
  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
    How do I know this is a great game? Thought, I'll just fire it up, make sure it works as I intended to play BF4. 4 hours later, I'm ballsHow do I know this is a great game? Thought, I'll just fire it up, make sure it works as I intended to play BF4. 4 hours later, I'm balls deep in cultivating a high ed, high tech city of awesomeness.

    This game is digital crack in the same vein as Civ, Age or Empires, or the real Sim City (1-4) games.

    If you loved Sim City 4 and want a game to consume your life. Buy this.

    The fact it has strong mod support means this game will have legs and you'll get years of enjoyment from this game for frankly a tiny amount of money.

    For a game developed by just 9 people, this is an exceptional achievement. The game looks slick, it feels optimised. There are no crashes, no glitches, no weird "we'll patch that out later" crap you find in nearly all new EA titles. Skylines shows that indy games can not only compete but excel against traditional big money publishers. You don't need social media "experts", you don't need to spend more on marketing than a small African country. You just need to create a game with passion, listen to your customers, and deliver a great game for a fair price.
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  3. Mar 16, 2015
    10
    Amazing game. The clear successor to Sim city. I haven't had so much fun since back in the sim city 4 days. I spend so many hours in thisAmazing game. The clear successor to Sim city. I haven't had so much fun since back in the sim city 4 days. I spend so many hours in this game already and I just cant stop. The best thing is they dont try to reinvent the wheel. The developers are clearly fan and former players of Sim City and it shows. Well done a must buy for any Sim city 4 fan. Expand
  4. May 5, 2016
    9
    The best current city-build strategy. It is not hard game like some other titles from the same category, it si more like sandbox and in fact,The best current city-build strategy. It is not hard game like some other titles from the same category, it si more like sandbox and in fact, it is harder to do something bad. Game has quality mechanisms, comfortable graphics design, nice soundtrack and good UI. My only problems has been with trainz, where is possible to create some deadlock situation. Summary great title for a nice price. Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2018
    9
    This game is fantastic and is what Simcity (2015) Should have been. Some Examples:
    1. A good map size
    2: Residents have ONE house, they go
    This game is fantastic and is what Simcity (2015) Should have been. Some Examples:
    1. A good map size
    2: Residents have ONE house, they go to ONE job and they come home to that same house

    Minus one point due to DLC
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  6. Aug 11, 2020
    8
    ====================IIIIIIIIII GAME RANK : 8.50-IIIIIIIIII====================
  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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