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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.

Note: Further details on a specific title may be available by clicking on its banner or icon.

Base game editions[edit]

The base game is required for any and all DLC relating to the game.

Title and Quick description D

Skylines banner.jpg

Released on 2015-03-10.
  • 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.
Cities: Skylines - New Player Bundle
  • Cities: Skylines - New Player Bundle
  • Steam
Includes the base DLC icon base game.png Cities: Skylines game and the following expansions and content packs:
  • DLC icon after dark.png After Dark
  • DLC icon mass transit.png Mass Transit
  • DLC icon relaxation station.png Relaxation Station
Cities: Skylines - Collection
  • Cities: Skylines - Collection
  • Steam
Includes the base DLC icon base game.png Cities: Skylines game and the following expansions:
  • DLC icon after dark.png After Dark
  • DLC icon snowfall.png Snowfall
  • DLC icon natural disasters.png Natural Disasters
  • DLC icon mass transit.png Mass Transit
  • DLC icon green cities.png Green Cities
  • DLC icon parklife.png Parklife
  • DLC icon industries.png Industries
  • DLC icon campus.png Campus
  • DLC icon concerts.png Concerts
Also included are the following cosmetic and music packs:
  • DLC icon ccp art deco.png CCP: Art Deco
  • DLC icon ccp high-tech buildings.png CCP: High-Tech Buildings
  • DLC icon european suburbia.png CCP: European Suburbia
  • DLC icon modern city center.png CCP: Modern City Center
  • DLC icon relaxation station.png Relaxation Station
  • DLC icon rock city radio.png Rock City Radio
  • DLC icon all that jazz.png All That Jazz
  • DLC icon country road radio.png Country Road Radio
  • DLC icon synthetic dawn radio.png Synthetic Dawn Radio
  • DLC icon campus radio.png Campus Radio
  • DLC icon deep focus radio.png Deep Focus Radio
  • DLC icon downtown radio.png Downtown Radio

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).

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After Dark banner.jpg

Released on 2015-09-24.
  • 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.

Snowfall banner.jpg

Released on 2016-02-20.
  • 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.

Natural Disasters banner.jpg

Released on 2016-11-29.
  • 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.

Mass Transit banner.jpg

Released on 2017-05-18.
  • 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!)

Green Cities banner.jpg

Released on 2017-10-19.
  • 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.

Parklife banner.jpg

Released on 2018-05-24.
  • 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.

Industries banner.jpg

Released on 2018-10-23.
  • 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.

Campus banner.jpg

Released on 2019-05-21.
  • Degrees of Freedom: Zone for new campus area types - Trade School, Liberal Arts College and University. Increase reputation by attracting students and creating Academic Works and unlock new buildings!
  • Var-City Sports: Bring college sports to your city by building football, basketball, baseball, track & field, and swimming arenas. Manage your teams, hire coaches, sell tickets -- and collect prizes for winning matches! Customize your teams with unique jerseys, busses and security.
  • Syllabuster: Employ seven new policies including book fairs and for-profit education. Sponsor academic works by handing out research grants and supporting the staff.
  • We Fancy: Display your scientific achievements in Museums.
  • Cheers!: Celebrate with your citizens during graduation ceremonies.
  • Ludocartography 101: Five new maps for your building!
  • Three New Chirper Hats: Be the big chirp on campus!

Flavor packs[edit]

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Match Day banner.jpg
Released on 2016-06-09.
  • 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

Concerts banner.jpg

Released on 2017-08-17.
  • 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.

Music packs[edit]

Music packs add new music created after the game's release to the game's soundtrack.

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Relaxation Station banner.jpg
Released on 2016-11-29.
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
Rock City Radio banner.jpg
Released on 2017-05-18.
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
All That Jazz banner.jpg
Released on 2017-12-05.
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
Carols Candles and Candy banner.jpg
  • DLC icon carols candles and candy.png Carols, Candles and Candy
  • (A free DLC)
  • Steam
Released on 2017-12-05.
Free Christmas music 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
Country road radio banner.jpg
Released on 2018-05-24.
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
Synthetic dawn radio banner.jpg
Released on 2018-10-23.
Adds a radio station with 16 new tracks in 4 sub-genres, covering:
  • 80s Electro
  • Vocoding Electro
  • Breakbeats
  • Futuristic Synths
Campus radio banner.jpg
Released on 2019-05-21.
Adds a radio station with 16 new tracks with a collection of College Rock, Teen Pop, Happy Punk, and Power Chord music.
  • All Time High - Helium
  • All Time High - Teen Town
  • All Time High - Whispers
  • Check For Pulse - Anywhere (where you're not)
  • Check For Pulse - I'm Not
  • Glendale Social Club - Crossfire
  • Glendale Social Club - Long Story Short
  • Los Chick - Losing You
  • Los Chick - Open Arms
  • River Twins - Everyone Else
  • River Twins - My Physical Bromance
  • River Twins - Something New
  • River Twins - Star Of The Show
  • Space Specials - Smudge
  • The Wilsons - Desperation
  • The Wilsons - Will You Ever Be The Same
Deep focus radio banner.jpg
Released on 2019-05-21.
Adds a radio station with 16 new tracks:
  • Cassette Flashbacks - Border Control
  • Cassette Flashbacks - I See You
  • Cassette Flashbacks - Since Dawn
  • Cassette Flashbacks - Without Hesitation
  • Envision - 2054
  • Envision - City
  • Envision - Fallen Trees
  • Envision - Polluted Waters
  • Oakwood Stories - Another Era
  • Oakwood Stories - Fog County
  • Oakwood Stories - Never Ending Roads
  • Oakwood Stories - Rainy Days
  • Stefano Lazzarini - Aurora
  • Stefano Lazzarini - Clear Skies
  • Stefano Lazzarini - Cold Breath
  • Stefano Lazzarini - When The Sun Rises
Downtown radio banner.jpg
Released on 2019-11-07.
Adds a radio station with 16 new tracks:
  • Casuality - Cemetery Blues
  • Casuality - Noodles Soup
  • Casuality - Steam Boats
  • Casuality - Sunroof Breakfast
  • City Section - Approaching End Station
  • City Section - Beach Avenue
  • City Section - Neon Lights Night
  • City Section - You Are Not Alone
  • Shanghai Fever - Caught In A Selfie
  • Shanghai Fever - Chasing Raindrops
  • Shanghai Fever - Dressed For Success
  • Shanghai Fever - Til Next Time
  • Timelines - Brooklyn Heights
  • Timelines - Central Park
  • Timelines - Hotel Tropico
  • Timelines - Midnight Cruise

Cosmetic packs[edit]

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Pre-Order Pack
  • Pre-Order Pack
  • (A free DLC[2])
Released on 2015-03-10.
Adds 5 unique Decorations assets:
Content Creator Pack: Art Deco
Released on 2016-09-01.

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
Stadiums European Club Pack banner.jpg
  • DLC icon ecp stadiums.png Stadiums
  • (Not available for purchase[3])
Released on 2016-10-18.

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.
Content Creator Pack: High-Tech Buildings
Released on 2016-11-29.

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
Pearls from the East banner.jpg
  • DLC icon pearls from the east.png Pearls from the East
  • (A free DLC[4])
  • Steam
Released on 2017-03-22.

Adds 3 new buildings inspired by Chinese architecture:

  • Chinese Temple
  • Panda Zoo
  • Shanghai Pearl Tower
Content Creator Pack: European Suburbia
Released on 2017-10-19.

Created by Samantha “Avanya” Woods: Adds 80 new special residential buildings and props inspired by cities throughout Europe, including England, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands!

Content Creator Pack: University City
Released on 2019-05-21.

Designed by Michael “KingLeno” Warren adding:

  • 36 low-density residential buildings
  • 32 low-density commercial buildings
  • 15 props including commercial signs and logos to reflect the student residents in your neighborhood!
Content Creator Pack: Modern City Center
Released on 2019-11-07.

Designed by Jason “AmiPolizeiFunk” Ditmars adding:

  • 39 unique models featuring new modern commercial wall-to-wall buildings
  • This is the first pack to include semi-transparent glass barriers and awnings

Other[edit]

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Deluxe Edition Upgrade Pack
Released on 2015-03-10.
  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. Forum: CO word of the week #12 + Patch notes 1.5.0, CO Martsu (Colossal Order CEO), 2016-06-08
  2. Forum: CO word of the week #11 - Adding the pre-order content to the base game, CO Martsu (Colossal Order CEO), 2016-06-02
  3. "Stadiums: European Club Pack" removed from the store and is no longer available for purchase, 2017-09-28. Existing owners retain it.
  4. Press release: Cities: Skylines Celebrates Two Years of Growth, 2017-03-10