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Cities XL (PC)

Cities XL (PC)
alaScore 85

71 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the graphics and reliability. The value for money and design also get good views. The single player gameplay and multi player mode get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the gameplay.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Cities XL (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 71 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Cities XL (PC)

 

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 online-style...

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Cities XL

 

Just like Google Earth

The interface is well laid out and very intuitive. The ground view is a great inclusion

Although it was a nice idea, the multiplayer just doesn't seem to work all that well

After completing the tutorial, I wanted to get straight to business of creating my own little metropolis. And the first thing I wanted to try out was the curvable roads. The curvy roads are certainly fun to create and add some flair to the city design,...

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CITIES XL PC Review

 

There are many of us that wept at the void left in city building sims when Maxis shifted their focus from SimCity to The Sims. But the hope that Cities XL will fill that void is a vain hope. Despite an odd addictiveness, Cities XL is both generic and...

Genre that really deserves to live again; looks pretty; good concept

Numerous functionality issues; many bugs; nothing works as well as it should

It's been a while since I've played a city building game, and I wanted to make sure that the epic fail wasn't just my ineptitude, since it's been a while since SimCity 4. Sadly, no: even when I got the hang of things, there was still too much wrong. ...

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Cities XL Review

 

Building blocks without the block party.

Online component is new, variable zone sizes, easy

Online component feels shallow, too easy, reported stability issues

New content including some game changing modules are promised for future release, but at this point Cities XL is more an intriguing concept than a revolutionary title. The solo game is inferior to many other city builder options in recent years...

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Cities XL Review

 

The houses are all made of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

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Cities XL

 

This is a solid city builder in the SimCity line with a clean interface and good underlying mechanics. The online parts, which the developer hopes to use to set it apart, require more work and thought.

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Cities XL

 

There's always been something alluring and ambitious about city building games. From the first time Sim City graced my SNES, I was in love with the?intricacies?of zoning, water grids, and controlling air pollution. Insane, maybe, but there's nothing...

Cities XL suffers from too many preventable faults to be considered a success. It's a shame, since under the surface hides a powerful and creative beast.

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Cities XL

 

"Cities XL" could have been the "SimCity" killer, but a few major shortcomings make this game one of the most disappointing city builders out there.

Solid single player experience ; Potentially endless city building gameplay ; Simple enough to stink in new gamers

Horribly executed multiplayer component ; The fact that any monthly fees exist to play the game online is extremely screwy ; Visual quality could be greatly upgraded to take full advantage of modern hardware ; Roads can be annoying to build, especially...

If you want to play a fresh single player city building game, this is definitely the way to go. If you were hoping for an awesome MMO experience, simply forget about the game and wait for some massive updates.

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Cities XL

 

Bright Lights, Big Cities.

With the last proper Sim City title having seen the light of day more than six years ago, there’s been something of a gap in the market for a full-fat city building game for some time. And with 2007's Sim City Societies being largely derided as a lazy,...

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Cities XL

 

Cities XL is both a single and a multiplayer city building experience. Whilst that might seem like a big thing however, the multiplayer experience isn't as impressive as you might think. Developed by Monte Cristo, creators of the City Life games,...

Those who want to get their hands on a city building game will certainly enjoy what Cities XL has to offer in the game's single-player mode. The developers deserve praise for incorporating a multiplayer game here too but presently it doesn't seem to be...

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