Cities Skylines Review

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Posted: 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

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

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Genres: Creative, Simulation and Strategy.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

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.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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