Parents' Guide to

Cities XL 2012

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

City-building sim is well organized, with good tutorials.

Game Windows 2011
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There is definitely a learning curve to Cities XL 2012; and while its interface is menu-heavy, it's ultimately well-organized. Players can also opt to participate in detailed tutorials that gradually introduce the game's controls and key concepts. The game delves into all aspects of urban planning in a realistic way; the potential downside being that players might find the game a little dry since the only "disasters" they might encounter are high unemployment, rather than the tornadoes or giant robots of SimCity. Nonetheless, for players who like detailed simulation games, this is a good one.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Release date: October 20, 2011
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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