After SimCity 2013 was released (I got it at launch) I thought the city-building era was coming to a tragic and slow death… That’s when Cities Skylines came out, I preordered this game, hoping for the best, and my. God. This. Game. Is. Amazing!
From the begging you get lots of freedom. Doing everything SimCity failed to do, modding ( built in modding tools!), Bigger maps, Making your own maps, your own buildings, props, and a ton more. A traffic system that really works, people with actual life’s that they live (People even get too old, and they die! You have to make a cemetery to hold the dead!), An amazing water system, I made a dam to get power from a river, but the river over flowed and half my town was consumed in a flood! There is tons of things to do, and it brings a dying game genre back to life. Take that EA! Quit ruining good series!
So as a lover of city building games, I give Cities Skylines a 9.5/10, the reason that it’s not a ten, is because I have been having some save issues, but the game runs like a dream on my crap laptop! What are you waiting for?! Go get this amazing game!
including being on Steam and not that horrible pile of poo that is Origin (which may be better than I give it credit for, but I entered my email wrong and it won’t let may play SimCity any more, even though I have the disk).
The one thing that Cities: Skylines is missing IMO is a large selection of bridge types to choose from, a la Simcity 4. There’ll be a mod for that someday, I’m sure!
Nice. Is there any chance to build a small town, with a farming and country setting, BTW? This was among the things that worried me most of the late Simcity series, since I don’t tend to play “big” and fast, and like to evolve slowly from small cottage to mid-sized town.
Yes, you can build or “zone” farms if you have land apropriet for farming, just like you can build a logging industrie of you have forests. And you can of course zone low density to prevent them from building apartments and tall buildings.