Get ready to play everyone’s favourite city builder as Cities: Skylines II is available to play from today! Transform your daydreams into a living breathing metropolis, thanks to powerful simulation tools and intelligent AI. Your dreams will become a reality as you manage the day-to-day task of building and running a city, ensuring your economy is booming and its citizens are happy.  

To ensure you’ve got everything you need in your toolbox, we’ve crafted this handy guide detailing what you can expect for gameplay, the official PC system specification, and our top gaming PCs that are perfect for playing Cities: Skylines II. 

Dream It, Build It 

Build your very own metropolis from the ground up and transform it into a thriving success. You’ll need to start with the foundations of your city, from roads, infrastructure, and systems to make life a breeze for your inhabitants.  

It’s up to you to decide how your city grows, but you’ll also need to strategically plan your next expansion. Thanks to a powerful integrated AI, every decision you make will have an impact on the future success of your city or even the happiness levels of those who live there. Will you boost the economy, support local businesses, or help to make your residential areas flourish without killing the vibes downtown? How you balance meeting the needs of your citizens whilst maintaining a city budget rests in your hands.  

Your Dream Cities Will Come Alive  

The city you build will truly come to life as your choices go so far as to even shape each individual citizen. Influencing their life path, a chain of events that defines who they become. You can follow their life’s ups and downs, such as finding love or wealth.  

In addition to this, you’ll also have to deal with natural forces impacting your city. From rising pollution to ever-changing weather, along with a dynamic day and night system. 

Does Cities: Skylines II Feature Multiplayer?  

Cities: Skylines II is a single-player game only, meaning you and your friends won’t be able to team up and craft a city together. However, that doesn’t have to stop you from sharing your own creations with them via live stream.  

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Is Cities: Skylines II a PC Exclusive?  

Cities: Skylines II is available to play on PC, PlayStation 5, and XBOX Series X/S.  

Official PC System Specification 

OSWindows 10Windows 10
ProcessorIntel i7 6700K
or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Intel i5 12600K
or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
or AMD equivalent
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
or AMD equivalent

Top PCs to Play Cities: Skylines II 

At Overclockers UK, you can find a huge range of pre-built and configurable gaming PCs that are perfect for playing Cities: Skylines II. We’ve included a few of our favourites below but you can also shop all our available systems by clicking the button.  

Refract Gaming Jade Pre Built PC 

Designed for mid-tier gaming, the Refract Gaming Jade comes equipped with all the hardware you need to enjoy playing Cities: Skylines II. This includes an AMD Ryzen 7 7700 CPU and 32GB DDR5 RAM to deliver ultra-fast performance, enhanced efficiency, and near zero latency. You won’t have to worry about input lag or slow loading times getting in the way of constructing your city. The NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti will render the city of your dreams in photo-realistic quality, complete with silky-smooth frame rates.  

In addition to all of this, the Refract Gaming Jade also comes with a three-year warranty which also covers parts and labour. Perfect if you need to send it back to our drawing board for any much-needed repairs or upgrades.  

refract gaming jade gaming PC

Refract Gaming Jade 

  • Pre built gaming PC
  • Includes an AMD Ryzen 7 7700 CPU and NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti GPU
  • 32GB DDR5 RAM
  • Equipped with a three-year warranty which also covers parts and labour

ASUS ROG Strix G17 Gaming Laptop 

Take inspiration from the world around you and enjoy playing Cities: Skylines II from wherever you are with the ASUS ROG Strix G17 Gaming Laptop. Armed with an AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX CPU, unlock ultra-fast performance of up to 5.2GHz in single- and multi-threaded tasks alike. Perfect for both on-the-go gaming and work. Both 16GB of DDR5 RAM and a 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD ensure you can enjoy fast loading times with virtually zero input lag, for an optimised gaming experience. Plus, the NVIDIA RTX 4060, features powerful Max-Q technology, which delivers stunning realistic visuals, smooth frame rates, and whisper quiet operation with heightened efficiency.  

ASUS ROG Strix G17 NVIDIA RTX 4060, 16GB, 17.3" FHD 144Hz, AMD R9-7845HX Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG Strix G17 

  • 17.3” FHD display
  • Up to 144Hz refresh rates
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX CPU
  • 16GB DDR5 RAM

OcUK Gaming Karambit Configurable PC 

The OcUK Gaming Karambit is perfect for playing all your favourite city builders or simulation games. Harness the hyperthreaded Intel i7 12700F CPU to unlock blisteringly fast performance and seamless multitasking, thanks to the hybrid P- and E-core architecture. Plus, the NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti, is built utilising Ada Lovelace architecture along with next-gen RT and Tensor cores. This delivers you hyper-realistic visuals at up to 1440p resolutions. With a selection of powerful M.2 or SATA SSDs to choose from, you’ll never need to worry about running out of precious storage space.  

Finally, as a configurable gaming PC, you can choose to adjust the base hardware to suit your individual preferences. This includes customising the case, upgrading the memory and graphics card, along with opting for additional storage drives should you need them.  

OcUK Gaming Karambit 

  • Configurable gaming PC
  • As standard includes a hyperthreaded Intel i7 12700F CPU and NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti GPU
  • Up to 64G DDR4 RAM
  • Flexible storage options available

Show Off Your Cities 

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PC specs are subject to change.

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