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This article is considered accurate for the current version of the game.

Downloadable content (DLC) is content built by Colossal Order (CO) as an extension or add-on to Cities: Skylines.

Base game[edit]

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
Cities: Skylines 10 Mar 2015
  • Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Play as the mayor and face with balancing essential requirements and much more along with the city's real economy system. Citizens within the city react fluidly, with gravitas and with an air of authenticity to a multitude of game-play scenarios.
  • Extensive local traffic simulation: Fully fleshed out and well-crafted transport systems.
  • Districts and Policies: Designating parts of the city as districts allows application of different policies to run them.
  • Day and Night Cycle: The city changes during the day and affects citizen schedules. Manage the different aspects of the day and night cycles.
  • Extensive modding support: Build or improve on existing maps and structures and share your creations with other city builders on the Steam workshop.
PDX / Steam


Expansions change the game considerably; introducing new and improved gameplay mechanics as well as many kinds of flavor and various balance tweaks (included in the accompanying free patch).

Note: For more detailed information on a particular expansion click on its icon.

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
DLC icon after dark.png After Dark 24 Sep 2015 Announced on 07 Aug 2015.
  • Leisure specialization: Commercial areas can specialize in leisure activities; working regularly during the day, but especially active during the night.
  • Tourism specialization: Commercial areas on the shoreline can specialize in beach activities.
  • Expanded City Services:
    • Criminals will now be taken to Prison from Police buildings.
    • Cargo hubs are harbors that accept cargo trains straight to the terminal.
    • International airport is a huge airport, allowing much more traffic than the previous airport and has a metro station attached to it.
    • Bus terminal allows citizens to transfer to other bus lines in the terminal building.
  • New transportation options:
    • Bikes and dedicated bike lanes and bike ways let citizens opt for a faster alternative to walking.
    • Bus lanes can be used to help the public transportation run smoother.
    • Taxi service will help citizens and tourists travel around the city.
PDX / Steam
DLC icon snowfall.png Snowfall 20 Feb 2016 Announced on 19 Jan 2016.
  • Now is the Winter of This Content: A new "Winter" map theme with snow and all of its challenges.
  • The Streetcars You Desire: Expanded public transportation options, including easier management of existing lines – and Trams.
  • World Warmth, Too: Cold weather increases demands for electricity, unless new water-based heat systems are in place.
  • Plowers to the People: Build a snowplow depot to keep traffic flowing during winter weather, and employ new road maintenance systems to keep your streets in shape.
  • New Chirps: #yeahthereare.
PDX / Steam
DLC icon natural disasters.png Natural Disasters 29 Nov 2016 Announced on 18 Aug 2016.
  • Deep, Impactful Gameplay: Keep your city going through the devastation of several possible doomsday scenarios, from towering infernos to the day the sky exploded.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Response Abilities: Plan for, and respond to, disasters using early warning systems, countermeasures, and new disaster responses such as helicopters and evacuations – finally, a Paradox game where “Comet Sighted” actually means something.
  • Radio Saved the Video Game: Citizens can go Radio Ga-Ga with a new broadcast network, helping to rapidly spread evacuation warnings and emergency alerts – or simply relax to new in-game music stations.
  • An Objectively Good Feature: Scenario Mode allows players to design custom game objectives, including custom starting cities, win conditions, time limits, and more – and share scenarios to Steam Workshop.
  • Chirpocalypse Now: Heck yeah, new hats for Chirper.
PDX / Steam
DLC icon mass transit.png Mass Transit 18 May 2017 Announced on 28 Feb 2017.
  • Sick Transit, Glorious Money: New transit options that can also increase the city's income - get across town in ferries, blimps, cable cars, and monorails!
  • Orderly Hub, Bub: New mass transit hubs can bring all of your services together, letting citizens change rail lines in one building, or hop from the bus onto the ferry, or even find their way through a sprawling monorail-train-metro station.
  • Become a Roads Scholar: Explore a set of new challenge scenarios focused on fixing traffic problems and adding new transit systems. New road types, bridges and canals adds variety to your city, and new ways to solve its challenges. Become an expert in traffic flow, and then use that knowledge to improve your personal city!
  • New Hats for Chirper: NEW. HATS. FOR CHIRPER. (and also new unique buildings, policies and achievements. But HATS!)
PDX / Steam
Green Cities Coming Soon Announced on 22 Aug 2017.
  • Story to Story, Building to Building, Street to Street: New Eco-Friendly Buildings, New specialization buildings, new alternative service buildings, new unique buildings, electric cars, new parks -- 350 new assets in all giving a unique new look to Cities: Skylines
  • I Wish I Was Special, You’re So Very Special: New specialized options for all city zones, plus leveled-up specializations for the first time in Cities: Skylines
  • So What So What So What’s the Scenario: 3 new scenarios, 4 new policy options, and a new Monument to make your friends Green with envy
  • Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear More Stylish: Of course we’ve included a new hat for Chirper.
PDX / Steam

Flavor packs[edit]

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
  • DLC icon match day.png Match Day
  • (A free DLC[1])
09 Jun 2016
  • Match Day Mechanics: Prepare for increased traffic coming to and from your arena on match day – and reap the rewards from ticket revenue
  • A Stadium for your City - Build a stadium in your city and become the home of a major sports franchise
  • Customize your local team colors
  • New stadium-related policies
  • A New Hat for Chirper
DLC icon concerts.png Concerts 17 Aug 2017
  • New music from in-game bands: NESTOR, Elijha MOTi, and Lily La Roux added via the new music focused radio station “Live”. 100% music with no interruptions!
  • New Festival Area Building: Level-up your festival grounds to accommodate better shows and bigger crowds.
  • Concert-focused City Ordinances: Support your festival ambitions with new laws and budget options to promote concerts and monetize the crowds.
PDX / Steam

Music packs[edit]

Music packs add new music created after the game's release to the game's soundtrack.

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
DLC icon relaxation station.png Relaxation Station 29 Nov 2016 Composed by Tobias Gustafsson: Adds 20 tracks with over an hour of original music for use with the in-game radio stations. Featured tracks include:
  • Incontro - White Nuckle Sadness
  • Incontro - Cantaloopia
  • Cosmic Magnolia - Solar Sister
  • Cosmic Magnolia - Fluxus
  • The Rhyme Experience - Airglow
  • Le Chet Noir - Bouganvillea Maintheme
  • Le Chet Noir - Boutique Uniq
  • Latin Eleganza - A Dawn Away
  • Latin Eleganza - Pretty Skies
  • Ladies Chill - The Royal Bahamas
  • Penalonia - Love to go
  • Penalonia - The Calm
  • Penalonia - Bathwater
  • Lock Stoch And The!° - Next Stop Horizon
  • Scarified - Normilazations
  • Café Salou - Balaeric Nights
  • Café Salou - Calma Redemtion
  • Subconsious Mindflower - Lucidity
  • Subconsious Mindflower - Big Thrill
  • Locomotive Ambience - Emoticon
PDX / Steam
DLC icon rock city radio.png Rock City Radio 18 May 2017 Adds 16 tracks part of a new in-game radio station, everything from grunge and classic rock to sleaze rock and metal. Featured tracks include:
  • Blazing Pearls - It Wasn't Built To Last
  • Blazing Pearls - Stardog
  • California Saints - Diamonds And Stones
  • California Saints - The Rose on Sunset
  • Catskills - Without You
  • Catskills - You And I
  • Chromosphere - Clusters
  • Chromosphere - The Paradox Lucidity
  • Dreams of Utopia - Taste of Love
  • Dreams of Utopia - Your Temple
  • Freewheelin' - 7 Years to Life
  • Green River - Could Have Been Me
  • Green River - Road to Ruin
  • Green River - Three Days of Peace
  • NESTOR - Don't Leave Me Dry
  • NESTOR - Lose Myself
PDX / Steam

Cosmetic packs[edit]

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
10 Mar 2015 Adds 5 unique Decorations assets:
  • DLC icon ccp art deco.png Art Deco
  • (Content Creator Packs)
01 Sep 2016 Created by Matt "Shroomblaze" Crux: Adds a series of 15 Deco-inspired buildings:
  • 6 residential buildings: Art Deco Apartments (1 - 2) and Art Deco House (1 - 4).
  • 3 unique buildings: Eddie Kovanago, Pinoa Street and The Majesty.
  • 6 commercial buildings:
    • Central Hotel
    • Chirpcinema
    • Icecream Parlour
    • Laundromat
    • Radio Station
    • Starlight Hotel
PDX / Steam
  • DLC icon ecp stadiums.png Stadiums
  • (European Club Pack)
18 Oct 2016 Adds real-world football clubs to the game:
  • 4 real-world teams: FC Barcelona, Chelsea Football Club, Juventus Football Club, and Paris Saint-Germain
  • 4 new stadiums modeled after real-world arenas.
  • Officially licensed logos and team colors.
  • Requires the free Match Day DLC.
PDX / Steam
  • DLC icon ccp high-tech buildings.png High-Tech Buildings
  • (Content Creator Packs)
29 Nov 2016 Created by Mauro "GCVos" Vos: Adds a series of 15 "archi-technology" buildings:
  • 5 service buildings: Cryopreservatory, Faculty, Intelligence Agency, Medical Laboratory and Wave Power Plant.
  • 10 unique buildings:
    • Biodome
    • Electric Car Factory
    • Nanotechnology Center
    • Research Center
    • Robotics Institute
    • Semiconductor Plant
    • Software Development Studio
    • Space Shuttle Launch Site
    • Television Station
    • Vertical Farm
PDX / Steam
  • DLC icon pearls from the east.png Pearls from the East
  • (A free DLC[3])
22 Mar 2017 Adds 3 new buildings inspired by Chinese architecture:
  • Chinese Temple
  • Panda Zoo
  • Shanghai Pearl Tower


Title Release Date Quick Description Links
DLC icon deluxe edition.png Deluxe Upgrade pack 10 Mar 2015
  • Historical Monuments: Adds 5 historical monuments from around the world:
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Grand central terminal
    • Statue of Liberty
  • Original Soundtrack: Includes 14 unique tracks mixed from the ambient music of the game, allowing to enjoy the music on the go.
  • Digital Art book: Features 32 hand drawn concepts of the games' various buildings and the story behind each.
PDX / Steam


  1. Forum, CO word of the week #12, 2016-06-08
  2. Forum, CO word of the week #11, 2016-06-02 | DLC is added automatically to the base game
  3. Press release, Cities: Skylines Celebrates Two Years of Growth, 2017-03-10
Downloadable content