Cities: Skylines Cheats and Tips
Always Start Small
While players who look at their Cities: Skylines playthrough may realize just how large the game’s maps are, newcomers should remember that they’re not pressured to fill in all these areas as soon as possible. Granted, sprawling cityscapes where each area has a purpose look awesome from above, but a realistic city doesn’t always start out with its long-term vision planned down to a tee.
In that regard, newcomers may want to start their city small and ensure a city pocket is functioning perfectly before trying to expand. That way, players have a much tighter control with all aspects of a city and remedy inconveniences before they bubble into catastrophic mistakes. While the endgame vision of the city may seem messy, players can look at any area in their location and understand exactly how they work with the rest of the map.
Use Real Life Inspirations
Players having a hard time pulling off their vision of an ideal Cities: Skylines city may want to try techniques that work on most cities. However, instead of looking at a gameplay guide, players may want to go local and look at real-life cities for inspiration. Remember, much of the mechanics of Cities: Skylines are based on how cities in the real world work.
For instance, players who choose a desert map may want to look at Dubai for inspiration, whereas Rio fits a more tropical setting. Likewise, players can observe what makes certain functionalities in other cities ineffective and adjust their own cities accordingly. For instance, Istanbul and Moscow are said to have some of the worst traffic in real-world cities, so players may want to study on how to adjust their traffic mechanics and roadworks to avoid a similar encounter in their dream city.
Tackle One Problem At A Time
Growing metropolises in Cities: Skylines will likely experience some problems sooner or later, such as city simulation traffic or lack of water and electricity in some areas. Unfortunately, some problems in the game have the chance of appearing simultaneously, and trying to solve everything as fast as possible only seems to worsen the situation.
When players encounter multiple problems at a time, the best way of tackling the problem is to solve it one at a time, and adjust settings to the city regardless if they worsen the other problems that need to be solved. Players can continue this cycle until they notice some specific settings that is actually affecting multiple aspects of the city that they might not be noticing unless specifically checked.