10 Reasons Cities: Skylines is Better than SimCity (2013)


I’m one of the many who made the mistake of buying SimCity (2013). Not only did it burn my wallet, but it damaged the reputation of what I consider to be one of the elite PC gaming IPs. But that’s okay, because in 2015 there’s a solution.

Paradox Interactive has just released Cities: Skylines, and to put it lightly it has blown gamers away. It has quickly become one of the most widely discussed PC games in addition to selling 500,000 copies in its first week. More importantly, it’s the current-generation SimCity that we’ve been waiting for. Well, except that it isn’t SimCity.

Related: These Screenshots Show How Awesome Cities: Skylines Really Is

After playing the game for more than 20 hours we’re convinced it’s a much more attractive option than SimCity (2013). We go over why in the gallery below.