"One of the most ambitious designs that we've ever seen for a game of this sort." – Gamespot
"City simulation fans should definitely keep their eyes on Cities XL." – IGN
"...everything you would want in a city builder game." – IGN
CITIES XL™ is the next-generation in city-building games, allowing gamers to develop cities on realistic 3D maps using an incredible collection of unique structures. Would-be Mayors are challenged to create the right combination of social services, leisure activities, special events and job opportunities within their cities in order to feed, employ and entertain their citizens.Realism will be pushed to the limit with cities that are bigger, more realistic and more sophisticated than ever before.
- Hundreds of buildings and monuments based on American and European-influenced architectural styles
- Extra large and incredibly detailed 3D maps feature a variety of terrains: mountains, hills, canyons, beaches and islands, all set in different climates from tropical to desert, Mediterranean to temperate. Topography and terrain affect resource availability and city design
- Sophisticated transport system: players can define the number and uses of traffic lanes; while using bridges and tunnels to expand the size of their cities
- Realistic representation of the population. Citizens have a profile consisting of age, education and wealth. These profiles will affect what types of services and entertainment the player must make available to the city's inhabitants.
- Self-sufficient global economy, balanced by price fluctuations and citizen demands throughout the game world
- On going content production allowing player to regularly upgrade their game.
- GEMs (Gameplay Extension Modules) allow players to switch their mayor position for CEO seats, from car dealerships to ski resorts, players will find a wide variety of businesses available to them.
- Fantastic high-end graphics engine provides near photo-realistic quality visuals
- Developed by the team that created the popular City Life series