Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. With a completely new mechanics of a Tycoon type of game, it is widely considered as the best city simulator up to date. If you want to check if you can be a mayor, then this is a game for you. It is going to put your skills in test.Cities: Skylines has the best simulation of the trafficOne of the main problems connected with most city simulators was lack of proper traffic. Yeah, there were cars, buses, trains etc. traveling through the city. However, it felt artificial. Cars did not behave like they should. However, thanks to the experience Paradox gained during the production of Cities in Motion, they were able to create realistic model of traffic. What does it mean in practice? You must take care of proper road infrastructure. Bad planning might result in traffic jams, which might damage your profits.Cities: Skylines offers a really nice tool for moddersWith the tool for modders, players can create their own maps, buildings etc. The only thing that can stop you is your own imagination. However, the best part of it is the fact that you can present your projects on the Steam workshop. Thus, other players might download it and provide you with an opinion. Who knows, maybe your project is going to be implemented as a DLC?The importance of the day cyclePerhaps the most interesting aspect of Cities: Skylines gameplay is the day and night cycle. The day cycle has a huge influence on it. During the night, the traffic is going to be much smaller. Furthermore, many of factories etc. are going to work with lower efficiency. As a mayor, you must take this aspect into consideration. After all, you want to see your city flourish, right?
As you can easily guess, Industries is another excellent DLC for Cities: Skylines, which not only enriches the game by five new maps but also causes the industry to become its more significant part. The player almost immediately after activating the presented key on Steam and installing can feel like a real city builder.Thanks to the addition, the player gets the ability to manage his products. Through supply chains, he can also adapt its industrial areas, which, depending on the natural resources being processed, are divided into four groups, more precisely on: agriculture, forestry, mining, and oil industry.Additionally, the presented downloadable content gives the player the opportunity to build unique buildings like warehouses or plants producing, for example, food, furniture, toys, electronics, and cars. At his disposal are also added: a new postal service and a cargo airport that facilitates the import and export of goods manufactured in factories. The list of novelties is closed by three new regulations related to the industry and four Policies regarding the operation of the entire city. It is worth remembering that in Industries, you can play regardless of whether you have a Mac or Windows.ReceptionAccording to many reviewers, Cities: SkylinesIndustries is one of the best DLC. A very significant fact, which proves this, is the lack of negative opinions about this addition. In their comments, users often point out that new buildings, maps, and models have refreshed the game, which has made it even better than before and gives a lot more fun.
Cities: Skylines Campus is the eighth pack to the game presents you with the new possibilities brought by the introduction of improvements and specializations to the education system of your city. In this pack, you can indulgence yourself even more in advanced features helping you to micromanage your city through policies and new specialized buildings.Higher education Now you can create more specialized areas for the students of your city with the 3 new campus types: Trade School, Liberal Arts College and, University. After assigning those with the brush tool, you can start building by placing the right administrative buildings specific to each of the 9 faculties. Your citizens can now join the Police Academy, School of Education or School of Science and more. Creating the faculties does not only increase the reputation of the Educational institutions of your city, but each gives a bonus by for example decreasing crime or increasing wealth of your city.Reputation mattersBuilding reputation of your campus is important as it allows you to build more advanced buildings, raise the tuition fees or allow a bigger number of exchange students to visit your city. You need to be careful, though since it is also possible to lose reputation if the balance between Academic Works, campus attractiveness and the number of students is disrupted.
Cities: Skylines Parklife presents you with many new features allowing for a refreshed look of already existing areas as well as new ones created specifically for recreational purposes. With the DLC you can create areas of four different themes such as City Parks, Nature Reserves, Zoos, and Amusement Parks.Create and attractIn order to create a park, you must mark an area that you think is suitable with a brush tool. After deciding on an area, you may want to place a gate which will allow you to take greater control over your park.The creation of a park gives you greater customization freedom as the buildings, attractions and other elements are not placed automatically and most of them do not require road connection. Additionally, you can apply new policies regarding hazards and animals as well as create sightseeing routes and spots to increase the value of your parks.Level up and make your citizens happy!Not all the features of your parks are accessible right from the beginning, as you will need to unlock them by leveling up your parks by increasing their entertainment value. Parks can become invaluable additions to your city as they raise the happiness of the residents and this aspect is undeniably one of the most important in creating a successful city in Cities: Skylines.
In Cities: Skylines Snowfall you can now enjoy the look of a city in a white dress on a set number of maps thanks to the overhauled textures and models applied in the winter cities. The change of season brings not only a new look but also a set of new challenges involving taking care about the road systems and keeping the residents warm, as well as a number of new buildings and attractions for your citizens to spend their time in.Winter themed mapsCities: Skylines Snowfall expansion pack presents you with 3 new maps on which winter never stops. That means you now have to prepare for a slight change of rules, where it is necessary to keep your citizens warm and the roads must be cleared of snow. In order to achieve that you must employ snowplows clearing up the roads of snow, as it slows your traffic down. Additionally, you must raise the budget for electricity or upgrade your water pipes to allow for heating the houses to prevent your citizens from freezing.More transportation options Aside from the snow-covered roads in winter cities, you may also want to change things up a bit in your already existing cities. For this purpose, you can now create tram tracks and their depots as well as a number of types of roads with built-in or individual tracks, which are handy in avoiding busier places. Additionally, you can improve the situation on your roads by building the road maintenance service, which makes cars go faster on boosted roads.
Cities: Skylines - Concerts is a mini-expansion for the award-winning city builder that gives players the power to plan and present major concerts. Featuring music and images from Rock, EDM, and Pop/Folk bands - as well as a new music focused radio station - Concerts brings a more melodic component to the sounds of city life.With Concerts, putting on a great show is about more than just the music. From new buildings to host your headliners to festival management options that encourage ticket sales, creating advertising campaigns, driving band popularity, optimizing security budgets and more, Concerts puts players in control of everything from the front of house to backstage.
Make green your favorite color and create a city that implements new environmentally friendly technologies. In Cities: Skylines Green Citiesthe players are presented with new features such as, electrical cars, shops and new services that will help clean your city from waste and pollution.Plenty of new additionsThe expansion pack features 350 new objects, which can not only help you in achieving a modern and green look of your city but also change the way it works to be more nature friendly. Some of those elements include new self-sufficient residential buildings, green skyscrapers, electric cars, and specialized buildings. Making the city look green has become much easier with the inclusion of new garden types such as the Floating or Ziggurat Gardens as well as the Lungs of the City and a number of new plants.Go green!In order to create a truly green city or at least a more diversified one, you may want to make use of the new buildings such as the Floating Garbage Collector, Eco Water Treatment Plant, the Solar Updraft Tower or the Ultimate Recycling Plant. To even further help you in your goal, the pack presents you with new policies and specializations for commercial, residential and office areas. Additionally, if you felt the need for completing scenarios, the developers prepared 3 new ones and also 3 new maps you can play on.
Cities: Skylines Mass Transitpresents you with many great additions that you can make use of while building your city in game. This downloadable content focuses on the new possibilities of commuting allowing for more interesting ways of transporting the citizens and streamlining other systems to improve the traffic in your city.New ways of transportationNow your citizens can travel even to the sky with the addition of blimps, which give the sky above your city an interesting look. Those balloons can take the residents from A to B while looking fancy and retro at the same time. Moreover, going down you can use monorails and cable cars to speed up transportation. The addition of ferries as a means of transport gives the maps with big water areas a completely new meaning and look.Improve trafficThis number of new transport ways may be astounding and in order to make good use of all of those features, you must create a reliable and streamlined communication system. This can be achieved with the use of advanced tools prepared by the developers which help you in connecting your roads and paths for your vehicles. Additionally, your lines can now exchange passengers with the inclusion of transit hubs, helping in keeping the transit system in order.ReceptionCities: Skylines Mass Transit features met with a great response from the community as with those, the look of the city can be changed in additional ways. Moreover, the systems introduced in Mass Transit DLC allowed players to streamline and improve the overall traffic situation of their areas.
Create an outstanding and perfect cityCity: Skylines is all about building a towering metropolis from ground up, or a bunch of farming towns, or a low-density urban jungle. The entire city design is completely up to you!Feel the joy of creating roads, winding mountain passes, and flowing country lanes. Manage money and strike a fine balance between residential, commercial, and industrial while at the same time make sure that you have the services in place to provide water, electricity, public services, parks, plazas, and schools. Using fantastic systems in cities in motion, Colossal Order have bought a new dimension to public transport with the complex bus, train, and underground systems. A successful city will need to make the best of these features to avoid massive logjams.An incredible world complexityYou’re going to start with a small piece of land about two kilometers square and as you gain residents, you’ll unlock more services and more tiles which you can then purchase to expand your cities. Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition features a fully working day and night cycle. Traffic levels are different during thenight and efficiency is reduced. Drive as many visitors as possible to your town and build restaurants, bars, casinos, hotels, marinas, and many more.Build prisons to manage high crime rates, because without effective policing and prison systems, your city will fall apart. Discover entirely new weather effects like rain, foggy weather, and snow. Worry about the heating systems, road maintenance, water pipes, and demands changing with electricity due to weather.Thousands and thousands of modsExpand your basic game with new buildings for housing, police stations, commercial, fire stations, hospitals, new industries, new industry buildings, new cars, vans, trains, planes, you name it! Use a variety of mods to completely change how you play the game. This part of Cities: Skylines is what makes it so special. Create thousands of buildings for millions of residents. Special mods give road adjustable speed limits and introduce lane changing rules to the city allowing you to fiddle for hours just to make sure that your traffic flow is not disrupted by some irresponsible AI drivers. There are also mods that create events in your city and simulate rush-hour traffic. Discover a variety of different roads ranging from narrow low-density one-way road to massive six-lane motorways like those in American highways.A unique city building experienceExplore all additional layers of the game’s depth and enjoy the incredible attention to detail. Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition is fun, fancy and ruddy brilliant. Dive into the world where are specialized industries like farmland, mining or forestry. Each one of these has their own requirements and produce their own, unique products. Plan and think about how they’re going to work in your city. Spend many hours on a single city before going ahead and trying something new. Create any type of city you want in any rich way.Cities: Skylines Deluxe EditionExperience supreme quality of city building as you construct streets, highways, bridges, and train tracks. Buy the Deluxe Edition to gain access to additional content. Get additional, 5 In-game historical monuments, the game’s original soundtrack and beautiful, digital art book. Five in-game historical monuments: Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Arc de Triomphe, Brandenburg Gate, and Grand Central Terminal. Original Soundtrack stores 14 exceptional tracks of background, ambient music presented in the gameplay. Digital Art Book includes 32 hand drawn ideas of the game different buildings and show their story.