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In Cities in Motion the player needs to design and plan the public traffic network of four cities: Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin and Amsterdam. He has the choice between four campaigns with twelve scenarios, e.g. Berlin in 1925, or a free playing mode. He can't directly influence the cities itself, so for example if a city is not suitable for trams it is not possible to break down a few houses like on other strategy games - the player has to use buses instead. Overall there are about 30 different transportation vehicles (depending on the time period), so besides the usual trains and subways there are also more exotic ones like water buses or helicopters to use.

Besides the obvious goal to prevent traffic jams it is also important to be financially successful. This means the player needs to analyze the population of a city - the game knows seven social groups with different tastes for transportation. During the campaigns the player can take on optional missions. Time basically flows in real-time, but it can be accelerated (or paused) if needed.

The handling is similar to other games of this genre: the player chooses what he wants to build in menus and clicks on the location he wants to place it, so for example for a bus line he places the stops and buys the bus. Prices, advertising and statistics are viewed/changed in menus. Of course there also emerge small and big problems while playing, which have to be taken care of, e.g. fires, defect vehicles or simply a too high demand.


Cities in Motion Windows Underground view and building.
Cities in Motion Windows Too many unhappy people waiting for a tram in front of Berlin main station.
Cities in Motion Windows Aerial view of Amsterdam.
Cities in Motion Windows Scenario briefing.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Транспортная империя" -- Russian spelling

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ripten Windows Feb 22, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Resolution Magazine Windows Feb 25, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Game Watcher Windows Feb 18, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
CPU Gamer Windows Feb 24, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamers Daily News Windows Mar 08, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75 Windows Mar 05, 2011 7 out of 10 70 Windows Mar 01, 2011 7 out of 10 70
IGN Windows Mar 22, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jul 11, 2011 6.75 out of 10 68
Nukezilla Windows May 13, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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