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Cities Skylines Review

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Posted: 18 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Cities: Skylines is a city-building simulation. It rekindled the attention to detail and ambitious city planning of the Sim City games. You zone buildings, place roads, set taxation, provide public services and public transportation. The aim is to do this while also maintaining your budget, health, employment, and pollution levels.

The game offers a more detailed simulation than previous interactions of the genre. It offers an open world that can host the daily routines of nearly a million unique citizens, while presenting this to the player via an understandable interface. Through stats, dashboards and infographics you can see realistic traffic congestion, pollution, electric and water supply.

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Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 10/03/2015, updated in 2018

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Creative, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: Colossal Order (@ColossalOrder)


Players: This is a single player game.


Cities Skylines usually costs £31.99 to £84.99.

Cities: Skylines: Mayor's Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £64.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £84.99

Cities: Skylines: Nintendo Switch Edition

Switch Store Switch £35.99

Cities: Skylines: PlayStation 4 Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99

Cities: Skylines: Premium Edition 2

XBox Store Xbox One £58.49
PlayStation Store PS4 £54.99

Cities: Skylines: Xbox One Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £31.99

Cities Skylines

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game. There's a range of expansions. Pearls from the East, Carols, Candles and Candy are free while Sunset Harbor, Modern Japan, Campus, Parklife, Modern City Center, Industries, Green Cities, Mass Transit, Natural Disasters and European Suburbia are purchased separately. You can purchase these as a bundle or via the Season Pass.

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Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Cities Skylines Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ColossalOrder) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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