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CitiesXL (CXL)
Monte Cristo Games
MMORPG | Setting:Real Life | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 10/09/09)  | Pub:Monte Cristo Games
Distribution: | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Subscription
System Req: PC | Out of date info? Let us know!


Cities XL was a subscription multiplayer city-building sim that allowed players to work together to build cities and care for virtual inhabitants. Players could trade resources, such as electricity, plan and build structures together, host city-wide events, and step into their avatar to visit other cities. The online multiplayer was shut down in March 2010, but the game lives on in the single-player version, Cities XL 2012.


  • Building Zones | Three types were available: residential, commercial, and industrial.
  • Residential Lots | Divided into four social classes: unskilled workers, skilled workers, executives, and elites.
  • Transport Options | A variety of road types were available, including bridges and tunnels, along with trains, ferries, subways, and buses.
CitiesXL 2011 Posted by Brain-dead on October 6, 2010 @ 1:50PM
Monte Cristo Closing Their Studio Posted by Mehve on May 29, 2010 @ 4:16PM
Planet Offer City layouts Posted by m240gulf on March 14, 2010 @ 11:00PM
Give it a try? Posted by Zarobien on February 22, 2010 @ 2:03AM
END OF CITIES XL PLANET OFFER Posted by faselei on February 5, 2010 @ 10:46PM
warning if you try to cancel your account Posted by PieRad on January 31, 2010 @ 6:49AM
Single player > multiplayer Posted by faselei on January 18, 2010 @ 9:30AM
Question Posted by Bountytaker on January 1, 2010 @ 9:54AM

Re-Launching this Fall as CitiesXL 2011

Re-Launching this Fall as CitiesXL 2011 - CitiesXL News

Focus Home Interactive has acquired the previously defunct city-building MMO CitiesXL from Monte Cristo, and has plans to re-launch the game this October as CitiesXL 2011.

Posted Jun 25, 2010 by Michael Bitton

Planet Offer Canceled

Planet Offer Canceled - CitiesXL News

The multiplayer features of CitiesXL found in the game's Planet Offer subscription service are set to be canceled come March 8th, 2010 according to an announcement made by CitiesXL developer Monte Cristo. The reason for the cancellation is not an unfamiliar one, simply not enough players took the company up on their Planet Offer, and so the service is being shut down.

Posted Jan 27, 2010 by Michael Bitton

Photography Contest Announced!

Photography Contest Announced! - CitiesXL News

Any aspiring photographers out there interested in winning a new Alienware M15x gaming laptop? If you're nodding yes right now, you'll be interested to know that Monte Cristo, the folks behind Cities XL, are hosting a photography contest offering a chance to win some awesome high tech gear including the aforementioned laptop, a NVIDIA GTX 260 graphics card, or a Kodak digital video camera.

Posted Dec 30, 2009 by Michael Bitton

Second Content Pack Released!

Second Content Pack Released! - CitiesXL News

The team at Monte Cristo has released their second content pack for their city-building MMOG, CitiesXL. The main feature of the pack is the addition of a new bus mass-transit system.

Posted Dec 08, 2009 by Michael Bitton

First Content Pack Now Live!

First Content Pack Now Live! - CitiesXL News

The first content pack for Monte Cristo's city building sim/MMOG, CitiesXL, is now live! The pack adds a number of additional buildings to all CitiesXL players including a high school, a farm, and even a Ford dealership. Planet Offer subscribers receive get their money's worth and enjoy significantly more additional content including an "Old English" pack of Shakespearean inspired medieval buildings, three new maps, and a number of megastructures including "The Rock" Alcatraz prison.

Posted Nov 05, 2009 by Michael Bitton