Cities: Skylines - Education Edition

Build an urban utopia


$42.99 Private
$28.80 Educator

Available on

Windows, Mac, Linux

Paradox Interactive's Cities: Skylines is a city-building game that closely simulates the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real metropolis. From construction to balancing budgets and passing policies, your students get to wield the tools that can make or break their vision for a 21st century utopia.

Includes Green Cities expansion!

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What makes a city a city? Is it the people? The buildings? No, it’s the zoning! As your students’ cities grow, they must take into account multiple variables and plan ahead for a successful grid.


Learn what makes a city go around! Students must build power plants, recycling centers, police stations and much more, and support these basic services with smart policies that serve their residents well.


Students must master the art of budgeting or face the perils of bankruptcy. Raising taxes, applying for loans and planning expenditures are all crucial skills for running a city efficiently.

Example Lesson

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Operating systemMinimum Windows Windows XP (64bit), OSX 10.9 (64bit) or Linux Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit). Recommended Windows 8 or later (64bit), OSX 10.10 (64bit) or Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)
ProcessorMinimum Core 2 Duo (3.0GHz) , Recommended Core i5 (3.20GHz)
MemoryMinimum 4GB RAM, Recommended 6GB RAM
GraphicsMinimum 512 MB VRAM, Recommended 2GB VRAM
StorageMinimum 4 GB HD space
Additional InfoDoes not support Intel Integrated Graphics Card
SubjectHistory and Government