Cities Skylines has been out for a couple of days and these are the best mods created so far.
After lab condition testing, we’ve come up with a selection of the best mods for Cites Skylines with the help of the chaps at SkylinesCity. Player have been eager to get cracking with mod making, and while there’s been quite a few released since launch, not all are brilliabnt or functioning correctly.
Following a big testing session last night we’ve selected the top five we think you should have installed. If you’re still not sure about picking this up then check our review too.
1. Automatic Bulldoze
This is a great mod because it takes away the hassle of having toi search around your city looking for burned out or abandoned buildings which have to be individually clicked to be removed. With this mod activated, clicking the bulldoze button in the bottom right changes its fucntionality.
Instead of clicking buildings, all you rneed to do is have them in your view and any burned out or abandoned buildings will simple be demolished.
2. Chirpy Exterminator
The little blue bird at the top of the screen is the Chirper and he relays messages from Cims in your city which may help highlight any problems. If you click the tags he posts, they take you to the Cim that’s relayed the message. After playing the game for a while, chances are the Chirper will not be that useful so you may as well remove him.
When this mod is activated the Chirper will be removed from the screen completely freeing up precious screen space.
Related to this mod is Chirper Toggler which hides the Chirper if you don’t want to remove him completely. It’s a good middle ground.
3. First Person Camera
There’s nothing quite like taking a close up look at your city and with the First Person Camera mod you can do exactrly that. When activated a new button appears in the top right of the screen and you can toggle the first person mode on and off.
A quick update to this post as there is now another mod called SurelyCam which is improved on the above. You may also want to try that out
4. Free Relocation Mod
Moving buildings costs money and unfortunately when you want to upgrade roads you sometimes need to move essential building such as hospitals, police stations, land fills etc. Moving them can be expensive so with the mod you can remove the cost completly making it free to move the building anywhere in the city. It’s a bit of a cheese but great of you’re just messing about.
5. All Areas Purchasable Mod
This mod opens the game right up and instead of having nine tiles to play with, there are now 25 allowing you to expand your city even further. There is the caveat of achievements being disabled when activated but you’re unlikely ti use this until you have played the game for a while. It’s also worth noting that you will need a beefy PC to have all these unlocked areas running smoothly.
You may also need to move the downloaded files once you’ve subscribed tot he mod and details on how to do that can be found on the mod page.
These are just a few of the mods in the Steam Workshop but they are the most useful currently. Cities Skylines looks like it will have a strong future and we’ll no doubt see more fantastic community creations on the weeks and months ahead. If you want to keep up with all the news then keep an eye on our SkylinesCity.com site where the game is covered extensively and mods and assets are being hand-picked continuously.
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