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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

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  • Summary: Mini Metro is a strategy simulation game about designing a subway map for a growing city. Draw lines between stations and start your trains running. Keep your lines efficient by redrawing them as new stations open. Decide where to use your limited resources. How long can you keep the city moving?
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 20, 2015
    85
    Mini Metro is a minimalistic transport simulator that gets difficult pretty quickly. It is insane how a simple game like this has a hold on us like that, but we are sure the stylish presentation plays a part in that.
  2. Nov 24, 2015
    83
    Like a city that leaves its streets to pedestrians, pushing highways underground and elevating trains overhead, the game seeks to avoid the anxious hustle of a traditional simulation by reducing clutter and keeping things at a more intimate, human level.
  3. Nov 23, 2015
    80
    It's a fun and intelligent managing game, bestowed with well balanced controls and very elegant, albeit minimal, graphics.
  4. Dec 3, 2015
    80
    Mini Metro shows that all the brilliant ideas are actually very simple. The game looks like a map for tourists, but no other map offers so much fun and education.
  5. Nov 13, 2015
    77
    The longer you play, the more mechanical limitations become evident. But as a short snack here and then Mini Metro eats away more of your time than you’d like to admit.
  6. CD-Action
    Feb 4, 2016
    70
    A minimalistic strategy/puzzle game, simple but inventive. [01/2016, p.71]
  7. Feb 15, 2016
    70
    If you’re after a light and engaging time sink, look no further.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Feb 13, 2015
    10
    This game is really well executed, fun and intelligent. If you re into big graphics forget but if you like seemless realization and designThis game is really well executed, fun and intelligent. If you re into big graphics forget but if you like seemless realization and design intelligence, that's your pick Expand
  2. Oct 6, 2016
    9
    This is a lovely little game I love the world of subways. Regarding graphics it is very neat and clear so it could be even fun with a moreThis is a lovely little game I love the world of subways. Regarding graphics it is very neat and clear so it could be even fun with a more realistic graphics for another version. I still love to play it! Expand
  3. Aug 1, 2016
    9
    One of the few games that you can simply pick up, get no explanation or tutorial for, and you immediately understand how it works. You connectOne of the few games that you can simply pick up, get no explanation or tutorial for, and you immediately understand how it works. You connect different geometric shapes (the "stations") with colored lines (the, well, "lines") and small shapes appearing next to to big shapes (the "passengers") want to be taken to the big shapes by the rectangles on your lines (the "subway trains").

    I just fully explained the game. And the "graphics" it employs. Just another proof that graphics do not make a good game, and bad graphics do not sink it. Because the graphics of this game could've been done on a C64 with little to no loss in fidelity.

    It is one of those "easy to learn, hard to master" games. Because you are ever presented with new decisions and challenges. Do I need more lines or more tunnels? Should I put another train on my route or attach a cart to one of the ones I have? Because if the passengers are waiting too long, the game's over.

    My only complain would be that the different towns (i.e. "levels") don't really differ that much. With some you have more rivers (which is a problem because crossing a river costs you a bridge), others spawn passengers faster, in the end, though, they all play really similar with little strategic variety.
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  4. Sep 9, 2015
    8
    I bought Mini Metro after demoing it at PAX. I figured I'd play through it on a sleepless night and never pick it up again. How wrong I was!I bought Mini Metro after demoing it at PAX. I figured I'd play through it on a sleepless night and never pick it up again. How wrong I was! It actually got my heart pumping a few times before I figured out you could pause the game to move the tracks around. This game's a lot of fun!

    So why only an 8? Well first off, it didn't blow my mind. There are other charming minimalist games out there. I also noticed a few bugs, like trains getting stuck for a few seconds at stations, or not picking up passengers when a station is about to [riot? explode?]. They're rare, but when they result in a loss, it can be frustrating. To be fair though, the game is still in early access.

    All in all, I recommend Mini Metro if you want a quick game you can come back to again and again.
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  5. Dec 31, 2016
    8
    Très bon jeux de "détente" qui simule un système de metro dans différentes villes et qui ne s'embête pas avec les graphismes, il peut doncTrès bon jeux de "détente" qui simule un système de metro dans différentes villes et qui ne s'embête pas avec les graphismes, il peut donc tourner sur tout les systèmes. Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2018
    7
    A really charming game, the simplistic graphics really keep me hooked. To be honest I never bought this game and just played it on someone'sA really charming game, the simplistic graphics really keep me hooked. To be honest I never bought this game and just played it on someone's computer for a few hours but it was definitely fun and something that I would consider picking up, I don't think that it is a game that you could play for hours as it gets a little boring after a bit but it was still well made and something that I am going to look into the mobile version for Expand
  7. May 14, 2016
    6
    There is something about this game. It pi**es me off that my lines don't go in straight lines but at the same time that same thing keeps meThere is something about this game. It pi**es me off that my lines don't go in straight lines but at the same time that same thing keeps me coming back for more because I just want my lines to go in a straight line! Expand

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