Cities: Skylines expansions are too many to count.. yet we did! Paradox is a publisher that likes DLCs, and it would be unreasonable to make an exception for the best city-builder on the market! Hopefully, not all of the expansions are necessary to get more of what you love in the game, since most of them follow a quite different gameplay direction.

There are 3 “types” of DLCs for Cities: Skylines, the normal expansions, which add a lot of new mechanics & features to the game, Content Creator Packs, which are asset collections from top modders (they do get a cut of the revenue too, so props to that!), and last but not least – a Paradox favourite – Music expansions, which as you guessed enrich the in-game radio with more stations, and a ton of different genres to satisfy anyone’s city-building cravings.

So let’s dive in, and break down all the main features you will find in each expansion, hoping to make your choice-making simpler!

Cities: Skylines DLC Stats
Total Cost Total DLC Expansions Content Packs Music Packs
166.80€ 20 9 4 7

Cities: Skylines Expansions

Campus (May 2019)

Cities: Skylines – Campus Expansion

Release Date: May 21, 2019
Main Features: Campus Area, Sports Team Management

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 12.99€

Ok, the area tool is amazing, and full of possibilities. But a 3rd expansion in a row that’s based around it? It’s kind of too much, without making Campus any less good of course! You are building a future in Cities: Skylines, and how would future look without a big emphasis on the education of younger people?

Campus areas provide 3 different specializations, Trade School, Liberal Arts and University, which aim to attract more students, which will in turn create Academic Works and unlock new buildings for you! You can also build many sports facilities in them (football, basketball, baseball, track & field and swimming arenas), which will let you manage your teams, hire coaches, sell tickets, and of course – win extra money for beating your opponents!

Industries (October 2018)

Cities: Skylines – Industries Expansion

Release Date: October 23, 2018
Main Features: Industry Area, Production Chain & Logistics

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 14.99€

Industries builds upon the area tool that Parklife introduced, adding my personally most awaited mechanic, Production Chains! There are 4 industry specializations based on the 4 main game resources, each one with its own unique building, manufacture products, needs and of course influence, to your city!

Now you can truly create a mega-city, with actual industrial zones & factories, and either focus on heavy industry – bringing more pollution and money to your city, or decide to utilize nature in a less harmful way, providing your citizens with high-quality goods.

Parklife (May 2018)

Cities: Skylines – Parklife Expansion

Release Date: May 24, 2018
Main Features: Park Area, Unique Buildings

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 14.99€

Parklife introduces a new amazing tool in Cities: Skylines, which lets us define an area in the city (similar to how we define districts), and turn it into a park area! Why is it exciting? Because you can actually customize park areas to a great extent, and define their amenities, decorations & paths one by one.

What’s more, you can choose a specialization for your park (amusement park, nature reserve, city park or zoo), which will also provide you with different building and utilities, giving your city a whole new look and purpose!

Green Cities (October 2017)

Cities: Skylines – Green Cities Expansion

Release Date: October 19, 2017
Main Features: 350 Eco-Friendly Assets, Specialization Level-up

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 12.99€

Probably the most awaited expansion since Cities: Skylines came out, Green Cities is here at last, to let us build a truly eco-friendly city – with all the hardships and benefits this could have into our own society as well! A massive amount of new assets & buildings can truly make your city feel unique, with anywhere from electric cars to alternative eco-services.

Noise & Sound Pollution also get a new meaning with Green Cities, making each of your choices more impactful in a positive.. or negative way! Going green was too inefficient up to now, but not anymore! A must-have expansion!

Concerts (August 2017)

Cities: Skylines – Concerts DLC Music Pack

Release Date: August 17, 2017

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 6.99€

Concerts is a mini-expansion, which lets you host music events in your city! EDM, Rock, Pop & Folk bands and imagery are available for you to manage directly, with the goal of achieving the highest ticket & merch sales.

New music related buildings will breathe new life into your city, so especially if you find this on sale, it’s a steal!

Mass Transit (May 2017)

Cities: Skylines – Mass Transit Expansion

Release Date: May 18, 2017
Main Features: Ferries, Blimps, Cable Cars, Monorails & New Roads

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 12.99€

If solving traffic problems, and envisioning to create a city that’s totally rid of (nasty) car pollution, then Mass Transit is made for you! Adding 4 different transport systems to the already growing list, and a Mass Transit Hub that can bring all of your services together, is the wet dream of any proper traffic-solver.

A new collection of roads, bridges and canals also open up more possibilities for creative traffic solutions, and maybe bring you one step closer to make the traffic system of your Megapolis actually work!

Natural Disasters (November 2016)

Cities: Skylines – Natural Disasters Expansion

Release Date: November 29, 2016
Main Features: Natural Disasters & Prevention

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 14.99€

If you’ve played Cities: Skylines for a fair amount of time, I’m sure that you’ve had quite unfortunate outcomes many times. Natural Disasters wants to make your life.. worse, by adding, well, natural disasters to the recipe! Your city can experience earthquakes, thunderstorms, tsunamis, forest fires, tornadoes, sinkholes and meteors!

That’s a long list of destruction right there, and you will of course be given various tools & services to help you prevent (or recover from) natural disasters, giving you a higher sense of responsibility against your people, and your city expansion harder to setup or predict. If you are looking for a greater challenge from Cities, then this might be it.

Snowfall (February 2016)

Cities: Skylines – Snowfall Expansion

Release Date: February 18, 2016
Main Features: Winter Weather, Tram Transport

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 12.99€

Snowfall is one of these expansions that really give you the feeling it should have been a feature of the main game.. It’s not worth the price tag, but it definitely makes the game more complete and interactive. As you have guessed, the main feature of Snowfall is adding winter mechanics to Cities, and not much else.

One of the most interesting mechanics is the heating system, which becomes a necessity for the night time (which comes with After Dark), and an additional power overhead you have to take care of. There are indeed many new assets, visuals & weather mechanics making it a beautiful expansion, but also a bad choice if you’re paying for the full price tag.

After Dark (September 2015)

Cities: Skylines – After Dark Expansion

Release Date: September 24, 2015
Main Features: Day & Night Cycle, Leisure & Tourist Specialization, Expanded City Services

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 14.99€

After Dark is the 1st expansion Cities: Skylines ever released, adding a long-wanted feature – the Day & Night Cycle. Traffic, crime, heating needs (which arrived with Snowfall), and pretty much all of your services’ activity will vary based on the time of the day. What’s more, you can now allocate a different budget on each sector, based on the day or night schedule, allowing for a way better micro-management experience, really making your city feel more alive!

Commercial areas also get a whole new meaning with After Dark, since you can choose two additional specializations for them: Leisure, which will define a commercial area as more appropriate for entertainment activities, therefore making it far more active (and noisy) during the night, and Tourism, which focuses on hospitality services and beach activities, inevitably raising your city’s Tourists.

Cities: Skylines Content DLCs

Content Creator Pack: University City (May 2019)

Cities: Skylines – University City DLC Content Pack

Release Date: May 21, 2019

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 4.99€

University City offers a beautiful selection of low-density buildings, designed by Michael “KingLeno” Warren, to give a true “campus” feel to the Campus expansion:

  • 36 Low-Density Residential Buildings
  • 32 Low-Density Commercial Buildings
  • 15 Props

Content Creator Pack: European Suburbia (October 2017)

Cities: Skylines – European Suburbia DLC Content Pack

Release Date: October 19, 2017

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 4.99€

Inspired by European architecture from England, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Holland, European Suburbia is a creation of Samantha “Avanya” Woods, and contains more than 80 special residential buildings and props for your districts.

Content Creator Pack: High-Tech Buildings (November 2016)

Cities: Skylines – High-Tech Buildings DLC Content Pack

Release Date: November 29, 2016

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 4.99€

If you want to re-create Silicon Valley, you will definitely need this content pack by Mauro “GCVos” Vos, which includes the following:

10 Unique Buildings:

  • Vertical Farm
  • Nanotechnology Center
  • Research Center
  • Robotics Institute
  • Semiconductor Plant
  • Software Development Studio
  • Space Shuttle Launch Site
  • Television Station
  • Biodome
  • Electric Car Factory

5 Service Buildings:

  • Intelligence Agency – Large Police HQ
  • Medical Laboratory – Clinic without ambulances
  • Cryopreservatory – Large Crematorium
  • Faculty – Small University
  • Wave Power Plant (Eco Electricity)

Content Creator Pack: Art Deco (September 2016)

Cities: Skylines – Art Deco DLC Content Pack

Release Date: September 1, 2016

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 4.99€

A deco-inspired expansion by Matt “Shroomblaze” Crux, which contains the following buildings:

3 Unique Buildings:

  • Eddie Kovanago
  • Pinoa Street
  • The Majesty

6 Commercial Buildings:

  • Central Hotel
  • Chirpcinema
  • Icecream Parlour
  • Laundromat
  • Radio Station
  • Starlight Hotel

6 Residential Buildings:

  • 2 Art Deco Apartments
  • 4 Art Deco Houses

Cities: Skylines Music DLCs

Campus Radio (May 2019)

Cities: Skylines – Campus Radio DLC Music Pack

Release Date: May 21, 2019

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 3.99€

Campus Radio features 16 College Rock, Teen Pop, Happy Punk & Power Chord songs:

  • 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 (May 2019)

Cities: Skylines – Deep Focus Radio Radio DLC Music Pack

Release Date: May 21, 2019

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 3.99€

Deep Focus Radio features 16 Ambient & Lo-Fi songs:

  • 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

Synthetic Dawn Radio (October 2018)

Cities: Skylines – Synthetic Dawn Radio DLC Music Pack

Release Date: October 23, 2018

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 3.99€

Synthetic Dawn Radio features 16 80s Electro, Vocoding Electro, Breakbeats & Futuristic Synths songs.

Country Road Radio (May 2018)

Cities: Skylines – Country Road Radio DLC Music Pack

Release Date: May 24, 2018

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 3.99€

Country Road Radio features 16 Appalachian Folk, Bluegrass / Honky Tonk, Nashville Modern Country & Unplugged Country songs.

All That Jazz (December 2017)

Cities: Skylines – All That Jazz DLC Music Pack

Release Date: December 5, 2017

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 3.99€

All That Jazz features 16 Classic, Latin, Funky & Chill-Out Jazz songs:

  • 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

Rock City Radio (May 2017)

Cities: Skylines – Rock City Radio DLC Music Pack

Release Date: May 18, 2017

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 3.99€

Rock City Radio features 16 Grunge, Classic Rock, Sleeze Rock & Metal songs:

  • 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

Relaxation Station (November 2016)

Cities: Skylines – Relaxation Station DLC Music Pack

Release Date: November 29, 2016

Buy from Paradox, Steam or HumbleBundle for 3.99€

Relaxation Station features 20 Soothing Jazz, Lounge, Groove & Caribbean Vibe songs:

  • 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

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