Cities: Skylines - Switch Edition

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Cities: Skylines - Switch Edition is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews

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GamePro
86 / 100
86 / 100
Sep 22, 2018

Very motivating urban construction sim with credible, extensive transport system but jerky in the close up view.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2018

Despite these drawbacks, Cities: Skylines is still a fun game on Nintendo Switch.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Oct 14, 2018

The depth on offer in Cities Skylines is staggering, which is why being able to pick that up and take it with you is so exceptional. There is a limit to how successfully the console version is able to emulate the PC experience, but it does a good enough job that I can't recommend the game enough to the Switch owner hankering for a city building game for their favorite hybrid console.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Sep 25, 2018

Overall, Cities: Skylines' technical performance is not completely top-shelf, but it gets the job done. I rarely noticed choppy frame-rates, and bearing in mind the console we're working with, I'd say a massive feat like porting a complex city-builder deserves some credit.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 25, 2019

Cities: Skylines is one of, if not the premier city building sim on the market. The amount of detail it is able to cram into every facet of the experience can feel intimidating at first, but getting to know all of the features at their disposal will be both crucial and satisfying in the player's pursuit of the greatest city on Earth. Some performance issues place a damper on the experience, as does the absence of content available in other versions of the game. Regardless, for Switch owners wanting to get their fix of constructing their very own megalopolis would be hard pressed to find a better resource than this.

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Daily Nintendo
7.1 / 10.0
7.1 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2018

Cities: Skylines is fun to play. It has almost everything to make the game an amazing simulation game but, the graphical fidelity falls short tremendously.

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Jump Dash Roll
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 9, 2018

Cities Skylines: Switch Edition is a serviceable city builder for Nintendo's portable wonder. However its graphical sluggishness, imprecise controls and lack of scenarios to complete dampens things somewhat.

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Top Critic

Sep 19, 2018

The sense of satisfaction Cities: Skylines delivers, from gradually layering a city until it becomes a behemoth of urban design, finds a good home on Nintendo's portable. The speed of activating the Switch works well for brief forays into neighbourhood management and policy adjustments.

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The Digital Fix
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2018

While the underlying game is still fantastic, the Switch port of Cities: Skylines is plagued with poor performance and finicky controls. If this is the only version available to you then it may well be worth a look, otherwise you'd be better off elsewhere.

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Nintendo Life
5 / 10
5 / 10
Sep 19, 2018

Cities: Skylines - Nintendo Switch Edition has so much potential and offers a fine alternative to SimCity's broken reboot, but this game needed to be revamped and re-approached for Switch in a way that doesn't turn it into a performance quagmire. Sadly, this is a game better played elsewhere.

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Destructoid
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2018

I can understand the appeal of wanting to put any title on Nintendo's massively popular console, but I'm surprised publisher Paradox Interactive didn't attempt to make an original version of Cities for the Switch. That would have been far more preferable than whatever we've ended up with.

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