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Cities: Skylines

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Cities: Skylines is a traditional city-building game, which allows players to experience urban planning in all aspects including zoning, road placement, transportation, taxation, and improvement of welfare. Therefore, within the game players are able to assume roles of city’s principal architect and mayor. The history of the city, in control of the player, begins with the 2-by-2 kilometers plot of land and a sum of money to start with. Players have to zone the city, build roads, explore the surroundings, provide infrastructure and jobs to attract new citizens. Once the newcomers settle down, the immediate reaction is expected to establish public services and to set proper taxes. Progressing within the game and developing the city will unlock new upgrades of the urban environment and lead to the territorial expansion. The gameplay also requires the control of several city’s parameter scales like budget, health, employment, and pollution. The game also features a creative sandbox mode, where the architect’s imagination is not restricted in any way.

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85
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Developer
Colossal Order
Publisher
Paradox Interactive
Age rating
0+ Everyone
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Website
http://www.citiesskylines.com/

System requirements for Xbox One

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7/8 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: OS X 10.9 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

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Cities: Skylines reviews and comments

just not for me, and too many dlc.
«Boooring»
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«Sit back and relax»
i absolutely love this game!
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
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Review Cities: Skylines in Advance I would like to say that I Am basically not playing Building games because of the Challenge. Whether Games like Anno, Sim City or Yes Cities: Skylines-I draw my Fun from it and hardly put any Value on the economic Aspect or correct Simulation of the Games. To me, they're more of a Kind Of Lego Box. :) I ask that to be taken into account, because from this Viewing angle I rate the Game. And I have to say that Cities is doing pretty well here and got much better again with the Addon After Dark. I have to get out yes, I really liked the last Sim City as well. It may be That the Game had Quirks and only pre-installed the Simulation in the Background for the player. For my Style of play, though, that didn't Matter. In Terms of Atmosphere, I also found Sim City much better than Cities at first: Skylines, but with the Add-on, the Game not only drew the same, but also worked out an atmospheric Lead. Graphically, I liked Sim City better at the time, but what is atmospherically taken out here by the Tag-/night change (for such a Game of sorts) is already great. It's just always nice to see as gradually the street Lights and Lights in the Houses tackle and on the Party mile the Mood rises! :) Otherwise, the Game offers pretty Much everything that's needed for the inclined Hobbyist and you can let off steam to your Heart's Content. For a Patch a little Longer ago, Roads can also be laid underground (on multiple Levels), so you can plan and tinker really nicely. For my Taste, however, it is likely to be a few more urban Service Buildings, but this is mecker at a very high Level. I can definitely still get into my City for hours and see how I can still optimize the Areas or Roads-unfortunately I still have too much Traffic Jams on my Roads. ;) Getting into Cities is quite easy in Principle, but genre beginners might be a bit overwhelmed at first, as in Principle there are no Tutorials. But If you deal with the Game a little bit, it should still be quite feasible quite quickly. I am aware that I probably leave a lot of Strengths from the Game behind, as they don't matter in my Style of play. But the Test is my subjective Opinion. :) Technically, Cities: Skylines makes a good Impression. I can't quite share the partly euporic Comments on the Graphic, it's good without Question, but in my Opinion it's not outstanding either. I have no technical Problems whatsoever and can play with maximum Details in 1080p (Core i7-2600k @ 4.5 GHz, 12 GB RAM, Geforce GTX 970 SLI). My Rating: Graphic: 7/10 Sound: 7/10 Circumference: 10/10 Atmosphere: 8/10 Play: 83%
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It works fine with a game pad but sometimes I miss a PC mouse. While the actually simulating agents is neat and it's fun to watch people do real things, I sometimes wish it simply pretended in order to speed up the simulation and increase city sizes.

Unlike recent SimCity games, I like that you can have one city that just keeps growing.
Pretty good. Relaxes my brain. Dat OST!
«Can’t stop playing»
«OST on repeat»
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