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
DLC icon deluxe edition.png 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]

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 September 2015
Announced on 07 August 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 February 2016
Announced on 19 January 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 November 2016
Announced on 18 August 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 February 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
DLC icon green cities.png Green Cities 19 October 2017
Announced on 22 August 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
DLC icon parklife.png Parklife 24 May 2018
Announced on 18 April 2018.

  • Parks and Recreation - Use the new park area tool to create park districts wherever there is empty land, and new city services like Park Maintenance, which boosts happiness and effectiveness and helps level up parks.
  • Brick By Brick - Customize your city with new buildings and assets, including a new sightseeing bus line, new service buildings, new unique buildings like amusement parks, nature reserves, city parks and zoos, and a regal new monument, the Castle of Lord Chirpwick.
  • Freeway Free For All - For the first time in Cities: Skylines, you can place buildings next to paths in the park districts (not just next to roads). Props can be placed anywhere inside park areas.
  • Recesses Between Buildings - Transform those empty spaces between your buildings into vibrant parks and gardens.
  • It's A Walk In The Park - Customize routes and set ticket prices for new walking and sightseeing tours, among other tourism enhancements.
  • Policies, Please - Take on three new city policies and eight new park policies to deal with recreational hazards like Animal Ethics and Fireworks.
PDX / Steam
DLC icon industries.png Industries 23 October 2018
Announced on 11 October 2018.

  • Make It Happen - Follow your products from harvesting to processing, storage and production, then transport them to commercial zones or export to other cities.
  • Captain Your Own Industries - Define an area with the industry area tool and place highly specialized industrial buildings to build and manage the production chain from raw material extraction up to final end product. Industry Areas are divided into four types based on the natural resource they are processing: Farming, Forest, Ore and Oil. These areas can level up upon reaching productions goals and staffing requirements.
  • Build It Up, Buttercup - New industrial buildings include Extractors, Warehouse Facilities, Processing and Auxiliary Buildings, Industrial Props and Roads. Unique Factories, such as Food, Toy, Furniture, Car and Electronics produce luxury products, and require a large number of workers, water and electricity as well as input from your industries.
  • Ship It - Manage traffic and logistics with industrial warehouses and the use of the new Cargo Services including a cargo airport.
  • Go Postal - Boost your citizens’ well-being with mail delivery and collection services. Post sorting facilities handle mail between outside connections and the post offices, and new Post Van and Truck vehicles enable the carriage.
  • Work Hard - Three new Industry Policies and four City-wide Policies, including Workers’ Union, Sorting, Tolls, Wi-Fi, Logistics, Work Safety and Automation.
  • Five New Maps - Rich in natural resources, transportation options and industrial opportunities, these new maps have all the right stuff.
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
Steam
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.
  • Three new Unique Buildings that have certain synergies with the Festival Area and the band performances.
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 a radio station with 16 tracks, 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
DLC icon all that jazz.png All That Jazz 05 Dec 2017
Adds a radio station with 4 different genres of jazz: classic jazz, latin jazz, funky jazz, chill-out jazz. The 16 featured tracks include:
  • Houston River Jazz Collective - 36th Street
  • Houston River Jazz Collective - Hallet's Cove
  • Houston River Jazz Collective - Northern Boulevard Jam
  • Houston River Jazz Collective - The Astoria Way
  • Jazz In-Clave - Bauza Chico
  • Jazz In-Clave - Habanera Big Four
  • Jazz In-Clave - Ponchando Fashion
  • Jazz In-Clave - Tresillo Hideaway
  • Phrase It Differently - Fusionistic Mystic
  • Phrase It Differently - 7 O'Clock
  • Phrase It Differently - Cracks
  • Phrase It Differently - Loveshift
  • The Sierra Lewis Project - Fiesta Siesta
  • The Sierra Lewis Project - A Walk In The Park
  • The Sierra Lewis Project - The Conquistador
  • The Sierra Lewis Project - Praia Verdi
PDX / Steam
DLC icon carols candles and candy.png Carols, Candles and Candy
(A free DLC)
05 Dec 2017
Free Christmas music DLC containing five songs mixed in with songs from the other stations:
  • Houston River Jazz Collective - Silent Night
  • Jazz In-Clave - Holy Night
  • Martin Carlberg - The First Noel
  • Lily La Roux - Jolly Old St Nicholas
  • Elijha MOTi - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Steam
DLC icon country road radio.png Country Road Radio 24 May 2018
Adds a radio station with 16 new tracks (6 instrumental songs and 10 vocal songs) in 4 sub-genres, covering:
  • Appalachian Folk
  • Bluegrass/Honky Tonk
  • Nashville Modern Country
  • Unplugged country
PDX / Steam
DLC icon synthetic dawn radio.png Synthetic Dawn Radio 23 October 2018
Adds a radio station with 16 new tracks in 4 sub-genres, covering:
  • 80s Electro
  • Vocoding Electro
  • Breakbeats
  • Futuristic Synths
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:
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.

Removed from the store on 28 September 2017, and is no longer available for purchase.

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
Steam
DLC icon european suburbia.png European Suburbia
(Content Creator Packs)
19 Oct 2017
Created by Samantha “Avanya” Woods: Adds 80 new special residential buildings and props inspired by cities throughout Europe, including England, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Holland!
PDX / Steam

Other[edit]

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

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
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