Cities XL 2012

  • Cities XL 2012
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  • Streamlined take on city building focusing on zoning, not individual buildings.
  • Wideopen sandbox missions set in varied terrain.
  • Adds a fair number of new buildings and maps to Cities XL 2011.


  • Virtually the same game as Cities XL 2011.
  • Annoying issues with resources and trading.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gamers Daily News on 55

Cities XL 2012 seems to have renewed my addiction to building stuff. Despite my qualms about it, I still can’t keep from getting lost among my construction projects. The game can get really irritating with the sheer number of things to manage, but...

By Techgage on

Cities XL 2012 is a good and fun game. It's an entertaining city builder that doesn't become confusing or frustrating and doesn't require a university degree to play. But it's not an easy game to recommend. The city building genre is not...

By Destructoid on 65

It's been awhile since I have played a good city builder. I'll admit that it can be a hard genre to sell, and we don't see a whole lot of them today. Thankfully, Cities XL 2012 is out, and it's a great expansion to Cities XL 2011. If you...

By GameSpot on 60

Playing a virtual mayor may be a lot more enjoyable than doing it in the real world. Cities XL 2012 simplifies the messy rigmarole that comes with running a municipality; you eliminate things like labor problems, uptight councillors, and calls from...

By NZGamer on 82

The terms 'action' and 'storyline' are unheard of in the city planning genre. In fact, there are a lot of gamers who struggle to understand the appeal. One comment we heard was: “I would rather play a game which involves paint...

By Strategy Informer on 60

I loved Sim City 2000. I almost dread to think how many hours of my life have been sunk into that game over the years, and so that makes it all the more tragic to me that the city simulation and management genre has died so thoroughly over the past...

International Review By GamingXP on 62

Wie viele Spiele geht nun auch die „Cities XL“-Reihe jährlich in eine neue Auflage und verspricht dabei ausgedehnte Städtebau-Möglichkeiten. Doch ist „Cities XL 2012“ eine wahre Metropole der Unterhaltung oder eher...

International Review By on 60

Cities XL 2012 leverer ikke særlig mye nytt i forhold til sine to forgjengere, men så kan det til gjengjeld kjøpes som en nedlastbar ekspansjon for alle som allerede har investert i den forrige utgaven. Nye spillere kan se frem til et...

International Review By on 75

Cities XL 2012 è un gioco che vale tutti i 39,90 € ( Steam ) . Non è solo un gioco divertente ma è anche educativo, tiene conto delle dinamiche reali in cui si imbatte un Urbanista e chi vi parla ha anche abbastanza conoscenze per...