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Cities: Skylines is a city building simulation developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. Cities: Skylines was released for digital distribution on Steam for Windows, OS X, and Linux. An Xbox One version is planned for release in 2016.[1]

FeaturesEdit

As the main game of the franchise, Cities: Skylines offers the basic features to construct a typical, thriving city.[2]

  • Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: As the mayor of the city, cities will be faced with the basic necessities to become a thriving city, such as education, safety, fire, water and sewage, and healthcare.
  • Extensive local traffic simulation: Traffic is well-crafted and simulated to portray a bustling city.
  • Districts and policies: Areas can be assigned districts and apply policies to alter the behavior.
  • Extensive modding support: Through the Steam workshop, modders can create and share their creations to expand the creativity.

Expansion packsEdit

After DarkEdit

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After Dark

Main article: After Dark

After Dark is the first expansion pack announced for Cities: Skylines. After Dark revolves around nightly activities, such as leisure and luxury, increased criminal activity, and the day and night cycle.[3]

SnowfallEdit

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Snowfall

Main article: Snowfall

Snowfall is the second expansion pack announced for Cities: Skylines. The central focus of Snowfall introduces the weather system, including rain, fog, and snowfall. New transportation methods are introduced, such as tram lines. Snowplow services can maintain the shape of the roads to keep traffic flowing. Water-based heating systems can meet demands for warmth.[4]

Additional contentEdit

Digital Deluxe EditionEdit

The Digital Deluxe Edition can be purchased separately or together with Cities: Skylines. The Digital Deluxe Edition requires the main game. The content pack contains five real-life historical monuments:

The deluxe edition also includes fourteen unique soundtracks and a digital art book containing 32 hand-drawn concepts behind the buildings.[5]

Match DayEdit

Match Day logo

On June 9, 2016, a new free downloadable content became available. Match Day included a football stadium, football match mechanics, new policies, new chirps, and a new hat for Chirper.

Pre-order contentEdit

The pre-order content was only available to those who have purchased Cities: Skylines prior to the release of the game.[6] As of June 2016, all five parks became available in the base game content.[7]

The pre-order content included:

  • Five parks
    • Basketball court
    • Botanical garden
    • Bouncy castle
    • Dog park
    • Merry-go-round
  • Digital postcards
  • Concept art book

System requirementsEdit

Minimum

OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 4 GB available space

Recommended

OS: Microsoft Windows 7/8 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 4 GB available space

Minimum

OS: OS X 10.9 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 4 GB available space

Recommended

OS: OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 4 GB available space

Minimum

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 4 GB available space

Recommended

OS: Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 4 GB available space

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cities: Skylines Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10. Paradox Interactive. 4 Aug 2015.
  2. Cities: Skylines. Paradox Interactive.
  3. Cities: Skylines After Dark. Paradox Interactive. 8 August 2015.
  4. "Cities: Skylines Snowfall". Paradox Interactive. 19 January 2016.
  5. Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition. Paradox Interactive.
  6. Pre-order on the main website. Paradox Interactive.
  7. "CO word of the week #12 - 23/2016 + Patch notes 1.5.0". Paradox Interactive. 8 June 2016.

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