Cities: Skylines – Parklife is a playful new expansion, making your city more alive with new amusement parks, nature reserves, city parks and zoos, and giving new life to your empty land with custom parks and gardens. With everything from roller coasters and campsites to flower beds, fountains and flamingos, Parklife adds new ways to play, with the introduction of a new park area tool and level-up features that increase your parks property values, along with five new maps and a ton of assets in play.
In this snippet of gameplay, we get a closer look at some of the core mechanics of the DLC.
The primary focus is, of course, parks. An empty lot in your cities can be designated as a Park with the District tool in Parklife. This unlocks a wealth of customization features such as being able to make zoos, amusement parks, public spaces in the middle of a city and sprawling national parks. There are also unique policies the player can set in their Parks. There’s even a guided tour system that works similarly to public transit systems already in the game.
Parks can be heavily customized down to the smallest detail, and with the expansive and active modding scene for Cities: Skylines, I’d fully expect some rather creative park-inspired addons to land on the Steam Workshop soon. If you’ve wanted to recreate some famous theme parks from fiction or real life, you’ll get the chance soon.
So we’ll be playing a lot more Cities: Skylines next month, will you?
The Parklife DLC releases on 25 May on Steam. There’s a 10% pre-order discount on now too.