Start building now with Cities: Skylines on Xbox Game Pass for PC

Go ahead and create your own thriving metropolitan area in this feature-rich city builder.


If you've been meaning to try out the hopelessly addictive Cities: Skylines but were waiting for a sale, you might want to pay attention. If you've got an Xbox Game Pass for PC subscription, you can now play it for free – or at least, at no additional charge.

Now, you can make a trip over to Cities: Skylines and have a blast building up your own city to your liking. It's a modern twist on games like Sim City, where you can construct an urban area of your choice from the ground up.

You can make roads twist around and intertwine whenever you'd like, choose where your residents will live, where the police stations, electric companies, and fire stations will go - just about everything. Just be smart about placement, because you don't want to cause a traffic jam. Your citizens wouldn't like that very much.

Steam describes Cities: Skylines as such:

"Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.

From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchise, the game boasts a fully realized transport system. It also includes the ability to mod the game to suit your play style as a fine counter balance to the layered and challenging simulation. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!"

Xbox Game Pass for PC is $4.99, and it features over 100 titles to choose from, so you're getting all these games as well as Cities: Skylines for a pittance. They're yours to keep as long as they're available on the service, too.

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