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Cities: Skylines

Rating Summary

Based on 89 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

Based on 89 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 15, 2017
Xbox OneApr 21, 2017
PCMar 10, 2015

Developer: Colossal Order

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Genre: Simulation

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.

From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchise, the game boasts a fully realized transport system. It also includes the ability to mod the game to suit your play style as a fine counter balance to the layered and challenging simulation. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

That distinction between the two doesn't retroactively make SimCity a better game. A failure is still a failure. It does, however distinguish a visionary-but-broken game and one that works enough to please an itch without pushing boundaries. Skylines is a merely competent game that's smart enough to let the community innovate for it. All its problems and all its genuine innovation will come from the creative ambition of its players. It's comforting in a way, because with that you feel that you share your struggles with a larger community, but there's still the nagging feeling Cities: Skylines lacks a magic of its own.

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IGN

8.5 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Cities: Skylines is all about building huge, bustling cities, but they don't need us to save them from disaster.

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PC Gamer

86 / 100
PC Gamer

A handful of flaws, but this fun and addictive city-builder still climbs high.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A reasonable port of the PC original, and certainly the best SimCity clone on consoles, but missing features and awkward controls narrow its scope and appeal.

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