Cities Skylines Remastered Review (PlayStation 5)

For this Cities Skylines Remastered Review,  we play a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new gameplay elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city while expanding on some well-established tropes of the city-building experience.

Cities Skylines Remastered Review Pros:

  • Decent overhauled and improved graphics.
  • 8.89GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy for the main game than a set of trophies for each DLC.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Management gameplay.
  • A love letter to games like Sim City.
  • Controller settings – Invert axis and sensitivity sliders, five control schemes, swap sticks, and swap shoulder buttons.
  • Left-handed player support.
  • Day night cycle is an option.
  • Graphics settings – color correction, grass pollution color, water pollution color, depth of field, depth of field amount slider, film grain amount slider, and anisotropic filtering.
  • Map editor – set map theme (Boreal/Tropical/European/Temperate), and city name.
  • Two ways to play the main game – A new map (12 locations with individual resources availability, left-hand driving), and a new scenario.
  • New game options – dynamic weather, day/night cycle, and cheats.
  • The game has many cheats – unlock all milestones, unlimited money, unlimited oil and ore, unlimited soils, and unlock 25 tiles.
  • Excellent performance.
  • Initial tutorial pop-ups.
  • Full camera control.
  • Handy radial dial menu system (optional).
  • Includes the After DARK DLC.
  • Very accessible.
  • Easy to build and quick to build with a powerful click system for type/Road placement.
  • You can go properly in-depth with roads by adding curves, and angles, raising and lowering them, etc.
  • The Eyedropper tool allows you to select something and then instantly recreate it.
  • Zones and Districts are set and depending on many factors (placement/other zones etc) you will have buildings spawn in them.
  • The drag-and-drop system is employed with certain actions.
  • Music is provided by radio and has a handful of stations and you can even have it with ads turned off!
  • Zoom right down and watch everyone go about their business.
  • The Inspector tool allows you to click anything and get info on it.
  • A lot of charts and bars to help you know if you are doing alright.
  • Chirper is the in-game version of Twitter and here you learn about your inhabitants.
  • Three game speeds that can be tweaked with a button press.
  • The game is very in-depth.
  • As you don’t have direct control of people and world regeneration it makes every obstacle, every scenario, and even every new map a whole new challenge.
  • Infinite replayability.

Cities Skylines Remastered Review Cons:

  • Scenarios is a game mode front and center but requires DLC to play.
  • Cheats disable trophies.
  • It takes a while to get used to all the many moving parts, especially with utilities.
  • The game doesn’t do a fantastic job of introducing new players.
  • You can easily lose track of what’s going on.
  • A huge time investment.

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Cities Skylines Remastered:

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Developer: Colossal Order Ltd

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!