Cities: Skylines 2 Reviews

Cities: Skylines 2 is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
GameMAG
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 19, 2023

Cities: Skylines II is a gripping experience and a perfect follow-up to the first game. Sadly, all of that is really dragged down by myriads of technical problems. For now, we can only hope that Colossal Order will fix most of the issue and gets the game to the state it deserves to be.

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4 / 10
Oct 25, 2023

In its current state, it is impossible to recommend Cities Skylines 2, as the game proves to be unplayable, even on a very powerful machine. The game has enormous potential and could score much higher after the necessary corrections. It is important to note that this is not an early access version, but a "final" version that is being sold for 49.99 euros. Players have the right to expect a smooth and complete gaming experience for this price, and unfortunately, Cities Skylines 2 does not meet these expectations in its current state.

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7 / 10
Oct 19, 2023

Intricate, intuitive, and ambitious, Cities Skylines 2 successfully integrates all the major improvements that players might have wanted. Something personal is lost in its larger scale, while performance problems spoil the beauty, but this could one day become the superior city building game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2023

We could go into more detail about the many innovations introduced in Cities Skylines 2, but what really matters is to emphasize the freedom of choice it offers the player.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2023

Cities Skylines 2 can be engaging – expanding your city provides a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it cannot overshadow a vast sea of greyness, identical, levitating cars and ugly graphics that do not explain ridiculous system requirements.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2023

Cities: Skylines 2 doesn't rebuild the genre nor its identity, instead choosing to go bigger and deeper without losing sight of what made its predecessor work. With no better alternatives on sight, this will do.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2023

As far as world-building games go, Cities: Skylines II is second to none. The sheer volume of capability is staggering and the possibilities are endless for what you can create.

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Gamersky
Mega杰尼龟
Top Critic
8.6 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2023

Cities: Skylines II is a game that's ahead of its time in terms of both gameplay and hardware demands. It has taken significant steps forward in terms of quality, gameplay, and detail compared to its predecessor, although this comes at the expense of very demanding system requirements. In an era where city-building simulations are becoming increasingly scarce, Cities: Skylines II remains the top choice for fans of city-building simulation.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2023

Cities Skylines II does its best to become the best city builder on the market and this first step surprises for how many things Colossal Order managed to improve. Of course it still needs more time to build (pun intended) on this foundation, but the ambition of this game was surely delivered with the right amount of love and care for even the little details.

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70 / 100
Nov 6, 2023

Cities: Skylines II is a modest improvement on its predecessor, integrating a good amount of features and content to feel like a worthwhile sequel. The underlying design remains great and should eventually reach its full potential, but a lack of structure and poor technical performance mean that it's not yet time to make the switch.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2023

Skylines II is a good strategy builder that meets today's standards, but could have delivered a little more. You won't find anything in the management that you haven't seen in the previous game or in other city building games. We appreciate the opportunity to build a really huge megalopolis with a complex structure.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2023

Cities Skylines 2 makes for a truly enjoyable city builder experience. The merit of its visual beauty and the excellent building and planning tools offered make it unique. It definitely needs to find some improvements in the technical aspect.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2023

Cities Skylines 2 brings its share of new features, including even more in-depth management of your city. The financial aspect is more difficult and may come as a surprise to some, but after a few attempts you'll get the hang of it. However, the heavy tutorial for older players and the numerous technical problems spoil the experience for many.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2023

Cities: Skylines II has an extensive system that lets you control every aspect of a city's growth. Unfortunately some aspects could use more explanation and the graphic requirements are high, making it tough to get started.

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Dec 5, 2023

While I absolutely enjoy Cities: Skylines and have seen the features that really make Cities: Skylines II a more enhanced version in terms of game mechanics, it is severely let down in my opinion with its graphics. I found myself getting frustrated that I could not have a smooth experience if I had the graphics even on medium. Against the previous game, graphically Cities: Skylines wins. I started to question why this second iteration was needed. Could they have not just upgraded the game mechanics in the first one and carried on building on what they had? I guess maybe it was not possible and perhaps the changes were too much for any existing cities to handle. It’s a shame as my experience has not been a massively positive one and despite having some better features and ways of doing things, it feels like a backward step in user experience at the moment. Let’s hope for some serious optimization to happen! For now, I would hold off from buying and maybe play it through the Xbox game pass library if you want to have a dabble.

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 25, 2023

Cities: Skylines 2 is a sequel with notable improvements over its predecessor, but it falls short in terms of content and stability.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2023

Cities Skylines 2 is a game dense with content, structured-as is traditionally the case-with an abundance of detail and almost manic care, at least in terms of the series' strengths (i.e., the management of neighborhoods, transportation, and utilities). It continues not to shine from the purely economic point of view, which should be the real gameplay challenge.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2023

Cities: Skylines II, like its predecessor, provides one of the most enjoyable and robust city management experiences today, especially if they address performance issues and if you're not a political fanatic like the person writing this particular review. So, if all you're looking for is an escapist amusement to test your disastrous skills as an amateur civil engineer, you'll undoubtedly find this game very entertaining and comprehensive.

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78 / 100
Oct 19, 2023

This deliciously detailed city-building game is beautiful, even if it's marred by performance issues and bugs large and small.

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Recommended
Nov 2, 2023

Cities: Skylines II is a surface-level upgrade to a city-building sim leader that needs a little time in the community before it's truly a game to call home. But what's on offer is well worth the cost of moving in.

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