Downloadable content

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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[edit]

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
DLC 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 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 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 Mass Transit.png Mass Transit TBD 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

Flavor packs[edit]

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
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
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
Relaxation Station 29 Nov 2016 Composed by Tobias Gustafsson: Adds 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

Cosmetic packs[edit]

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
  • Pre-order pack
  • (A free DLC[2])
10 Mar 2015 Adds 5 unique Decorations assets:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pearls from the East
  • (A free DLC[3])
TBD Announced on 10 Mar 2017.

Adds 3 new buildings inspired by Chinese architecture:

  • Chinese Temple
  • Panda Zoo
  • Shanghai Pearl Tower

Other[edit]

Title Release Date Quick Description Links
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

References[edit]

  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