• Cities XL
69
Based on 29 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    10

Pros:

  • Easy to learn.
  • Farming towns possible.
  • 3D graphics.

Cons:

  • Monthly subscription required for features that should be included.
  • Build a city in full 3D graphics.

Expert reviews and ratings

By About.com on 60

Publisher: Monte Cristo Developer: Monte Cristo Genre: City Building Platform: DVD ESRB Rating: E for Everyone Release Date: October 9, 2009 Other Platforms: None Pros: Easy to learn Farming towns possible 3D graphics Cons: Monthly subscription...

By Expert Reviews on 60

An impressive-looking city building game, but you'll need to subscribe to the online mode to get all the features you'd expect....

By Hooked Gamers on 70

It has been awhile since I’ve played a full blown city-building game, the last being Sim City 2000. Sure, I’ve played games that require certain design functions similar to those of city builders. Games such as Roller Coaster Tycoon, that need...

By 1Up on 63

The city-sim genre has been in decline for a while, or is at least going through a kind of transition. More than half a decade has passed since the last installment of SimCity (unless you count Societies, and you shouldn't). Maxis seems nearly out...

By Play TM on 70

Remember: it's a shot every time you read road, a swig on zones, and finish the whole thing on...

By Stuff NZ on 70

The 1980's were for the most part entirely unremarkable. Rock music had declined from its giddy heights, when being a rebel was still cool. It was not yet determined if Boy George was actually a boy. People had started wearing unhealthy levels of...

By GamePlanet on 70

Cities XL may appear at the outset to be a detailed and engaging new Sim title, however scratch the surface and you'll discover that it lacks the type of addictive gameplay so necessary in this genre. It might be wise to wait for a content patch...

By Gaming Nexus on 54

There are two competing schools of city-building mechanics. It's not like PC vs. Mac, but each city-builder falls into one of these camps, and has since time immemorial. In one corner is SimCity and its buddies. Over here the important thing is...

By NZGamer on 80

It’s been a while now since we’ve had a good old-fashioned city building release, so it was a pleasant surprise to be able to play and review CitiesXL, from Monte Cristo, the French simulation games company. While CitiesXL will be familiar...

By HEXUS.net on 60

In a genre established by the SimCity franchise, Cities XL is not just an attempt by developer Monte Cristo’s to capitalise on the city-building genre void left after SimCity 4, but it’s a brave effort to take it to the next level by adding...

By GameSpot on 60

Cities XL tries to expand the city-building genre with new ideas, but the solo game is generic, and the online features aren't ready for a ground-breaking ceremony....

By cnet on 60

Cities XL isn't as supersized as its title would have you believe. Monte Cristo's latest attempt to knock the venerable SimCity off its throne delivers when it comes to standard city-building genre features, but its massively multiplayer...

By Games Radar on 70

Like a tramp thrusting his crotch at you while singing Katy Perry, Cities XL makes a bad first impression. It’s a real-time city-builder that has the management of Civilization and the presentation of a Crayola-penned Watchmen. This doesn’t...

By NowGamer on 75

The far-reaching scope of Cities XL will mean any pseudo-civilisation architect will be able to build themselves a dream homeland in this beautiful-looking simulator. 7.5/10Print this pageUser reviews (0)Share this pageNoticed something wrong? Report...

By Strategy Informer on 75

This title initially plays out like any other game of its type. You start off small, building up residential and industrial areas, whilst keeping your citizens happy with services, and expanding your economy though commercial buildings and trade....

By ImpulseGamer on 65

Although I grew up with Sim City and various Empire Building games, I had big expectations for Cities XL and I honestly tried to like the game. Unfortunately from the get go, I was riddled with a rough gaming experience and whether it was Monte...

International Review By dome.fi on

Kaupunginrakennukseen keskittyvät pelit ovat sikäli harvinaisia, että niitä dominoi vieläkin lähes yksi ainokainen sarja. SimCityn uusinkin versio on suhteellisen vanhaa perua jo, joten uutta verta kaivataan...

International Review By Gamers on 78

Eine globale Städtebausimulation zu erschaffen ist eine nette Idee, deren Umsetzung scheint allerdings noch nicht ganz ausgereift. Monatlich Geld zu verlangen funktioniert nur dann, wenn die Gegenleistung stimmt. Das mag für Blockbusterspiele...

International Review By GamingXP on 79

Das neue Spiel von „Monte Christo“ macht fast alles richtig, was man von einer Städteaufbausimulation erwarten kann. Monatelangen Spielspaß, viele unterschiedliche Gebäude und eine große erwartet den Spieler. Auch die...

International Review By Videospielkultur on 70

Cities XL erfindet das Genre nicht neu. Dennoch oder gerade deswegen kann man das Spiel aber allen Städtebau-Fans wärmstens empfehlen, denn die Zahl der Gebäude und die Möglichkeiten der Einflussnahme – insbesondere auf den...