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Cities: Skylines

Paradox Interactive, Colossal Order
Mar 10, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
86 / 100
IGN
8.5 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Kotaku
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Critic Reviews for Cities: Skylines

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

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

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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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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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The true successor to the SimCity legacy, and even though it only restates what was great about the original it still does a better job than the last decade or so of official games.

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True to its PC reputation, Cities: Skylines is the best city-builder out there today

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Smart attention to details like zoning and policy decisions make Cities: Skyline the most authentic city-builder you can play.

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You want to build cities? This game lets you build really big cities that look awesome.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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