Cities: Skylines is free to try on Steam this weekend

By Shawn Knight ยท 4 replies
Feb 8, 2018
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  1. Cities: Skylines, the excellent city-building game from developer Colossal Order and publisher Paradox Interactive, is free to try this weekend on Steam.

    Cities: Skylines arrived on the PC in March 2015 to a surprising amount of fanfare which may or may not have been influenced by EA’s disastrous launch of SimCity a couple of years earlier. A modern take on the classic city simulation genre, the game was well received at launch and maintains a “Very Positive” overall rating on Steam. As of March 2017, Paradox had sold more than 3.5 million copies of the game.

    Those who decided to skip the game for whatever reason now have a prime opportunity to see what they missed out on. From now through Sunday at 1PM Pacific, Cities: Skylines is free to play courtesy of Steam.

    Should you decide the game merits a purchase, you can grab it at a substantial discount – 75 percent off, to be exact, which brings the price down to just $7.49. The Deluxe Edition – regularly $39.99 – is also on sale for only $9.99 or you can pick up the Deluxe upgrade pack for $2.50 if you already have the main game. Promotional pricing ends February 12.

    It looks like my weekend is all booked up!

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  2. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,316   +467

    Think I will check this out
     
  3. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,554   +1,688

    It's a great game, reminds me a lot of SimCity 3000 but with better graphics and some really interesting economic features. Steep learning curve, though. Your cities fail very quickly if you don't figure out how to build the economy. The cool thing about this is that it forces you build an entire world and set up trade between them
     
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  4. R00sT3R

    R00sT3R TS Booster Posts: 44   +53

    Ahh yes, buy the game cheap then find out you really need to spend a fortune on DLC to get the most out of it.

    ..the game is a con.
     
  5. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 175   +47

    DLC is not necessary to enjoy this game, in fact most of the paid DLC is novelty stuff and fairly useless. The DLC is really just for the most hardcore of fans. Base game is enough and is an absolute steal for $7.50 considering how in-depth of a city simulator this game is. It also supports the Steam Workshop where people are constantly adding new buildings, cars, interchanges, tools, etc.
     

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