Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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99% Achievement Guide | UPDATED! [Mass Transit]
By T22.SlutBreakerDOTO
100% Achievement Guide. Always updated. Welcomes feedback and rating. Deluxe Edition. After Dark DLC. Snowfall DLC. Natural Disasters DLC. Mass Transit DLC.

UPDATE: Mass Transit Achievements - 92%
 
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General
  1. Achievements don't get unlocked with Mods.
  2. However, it can be unlocked with Achievement Enabler Mod. Download here.
  3. Basic version of game can Unlock Achievements from Deluxe version save games.

Change Log
  1. 87% Achievement Guide - missing monuments, and all buildings (I Want It All)
  2. 97% Achievement Guide - missing all buildings (I Want It All)
  3. 100% Achievement Guide
  4. Updates on Save Games
  5. Fix on Hadron typo/spelling
  6. Game versions unlock update
  7. Tough City Save Game Version 2 Link
  8. Base game title - will update with DLC later :D
  9. After Dark Achievement unlock - 1/4 - prison break
  10. After Dark Achievement unlock - 2/4 - leisure suites
  11. After Dark Achievement unlock - 3/4 - playing with the boys
  12. After Dark Achievement unlock - 4/4 - 1001 nights
  13. Snowfall Achievement unlock - 8/11
  14. Snowfall Achievement unlock - 10/11
  15. Snowfall Achievement unlock - 11/11
  16. Patch 1.4.0-f3 Achievements
  17. Natural Disasters Achievements unlock - 0/11
  18. Natural Disasters Achievements unlock - 7/11
  19. Natural Disasters Achievements unlock - 11/11
  20. Mass Transit Achievements unlock - 0/14
  21. Mass Transit Achievements unlock - 5/14
  22. Mass Transit Achievements unlock - 9/14
  23. Mass Transit Achievements unlock - 10/14
  24. Mass Transit Achievements unlock - 11/14
  25. Mass Transit Achievements unlock - 13/14
All Green Achievements


  1. Decorator - Go to Main Menu > Tools > Asset Editor. Select asset you want. Spam anything and Save. You are Done! Unless you want to be serious then go!

  2. Terraformer - Go to Main Menu > Tools > Map Editor. Create a map. Spam anything and Save. You are Done! Unless you want to be serious then go!

  3. Pioneer - Make your own city and save it. How hard can that be? Go to Main Menu > Start New Game. Pause, plot roads, connect them to both highway roads (entry and exit roads), put electricity supply, put water supply, don't forget the sewage, plot the zones (residential and industrial). Play and SAVE.

  4. Well Informed - Make sure you click on the question mark (?) every time you go to each panel like roads, zones, services, etc.

  5. City Planner - Draw 3 districts, even in empty lots.

  6. Lawmaker - Add a policy to 1 district. Don't spam policies. Just make sure you need them to implement them.

  7. Power at Your Fingertips - Unlock all city services such as Electricity, Water, Garbage, Health, Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation, etc.
Easy Blue Achievements


Easy Light Blue Achievements

This is for a growing city still working to make it stable.

  1. Fire Watch - Build 5 Fire stations. NOT Fire Dept. Headquarters.

  2. The Safest Town - Build 5 Police HQ. NOT Police Stations.

  3. Safe City - Have Police stations or HQs all over the city. Keep all buildings Blue or High. No Red Buildings with Police. Run a safe city for 4 years. Make sure roads are Green when you put the buildings.

  4. Frenetic Player - Click 1 police building for 100 times. Spam the clicks in 1 police building.

  5. Professional Dumper - Have 5 landfills filled. Make sure you have enough Landfills and Incineration Plants to keep running your city. Just make 5 landfills full.

  6. SIMulated City - Expand your city to 9 lots.

  7. Happy Town - Make sure all services are Blue to every lot. Run the city for 5 years and keep your citizens happy.

  8. Unpopular Mayor - You may have to make a new city for this. Run the city without any much access to services. Keep them mad. No sewage pump helps.




Easy Dark Blue Achievements

This is for a well established city with greater positive income.

  1. Distroy - You can easily spam district zones. But you can't just have policies to it. Make sure you have enough money to cover for any possible losses you may have when you implement these policies. Remember policies will have impact on your economy.

    1. Best way to get this is to have each district 1 policy each.

    2. Make sure the policy is not directly affecting the zone. Example, have "Raise Income Tax to Low Residential zone" to a High Residential zone area. This will not affect on your income so you are safe.


  2. City in Motion - Have at least 20 metro lines. Make sure you have enough money to cover for the upkeep of running the Metro stations.

    1. Best way to get this is to have 1 line each station point to other metro stations. Example: You have 5 Stations namely A, B, C, D, and E. Have a line in each points for Station A (A-B, A-C, A-D, A-E). If that is not enough have each station Point to 2 stations like, (A-B-C, A-C-D, A-D-E). Spam it and you'll get to have this achievement.

    2. Don't spam too much Stations, keep it low or you'll get negative income for upkeep.

    3. Just spam the lines.

    4. Continue for more to Achieve City in Motion 2 (50 Metro Lines).
Mid Blue Achievements


These are somewhere in between easy but needs a lot of caution as well.

  1. Climbing the Social Ladder - You just need 1 citizen who graduated from a university. Careful on having a university on your residential area. The upkeep can give you negative income. Best way to have this is to put University on Low Residential. It will require Elementary School and High School built before you can achieve this.

  2. Rolling in Dough - Have income of 15,000 per week. Just reach that number and it'll get unlocked. Best way to have this is to have citizens happy.

    • Maximize the services. Don't spam them too much. Just enough to have a Blue or High level of satisfaction on surrounding areas.
    • Check on your policies. May be disable some of them.

  3. Tough City - Crime rate 41% and above for 2 years. You may have to start a new city for this if you don't want your current city to be ruined. I have written a complete guide here.

Hard Blue Achievements



Hard Light Blue Achievements
  1. Earthloving City - You will need to remove all water and ground pollution! You don't have to maintain them, just let them hit 0% for both ground and water and you'll unlock it! You may need to create another City for this. I have written a complete guide here.




  2. Higher Education - This needs a lot of Money. You need to have at least 2 million in the bank and a greater positive stream of income weekly. You need to put a lot of elementary, high school and university all over your residential areas. You may also need to implement the Education policy. Make sure you have a lot to recover from your losses.

    1. Make sure you have no RED lot with all types of schools (elementary, high school and university) in all of your residential areas (low and high).
    2. Make sure all of your residential lots BLUE or HIGH (low and high residential).
    3. Make sure you have activated Education policy to all of your residential zones.
    4. Check on the Education panel and check the stats, All levels of education must be 70% higher. (educated, well educated and highly educated levels).
    5. You can use the Hardon Collider Monument to help boost Education.

  3. Power to the People - This is easier if you don't have industry zones, just office zones. If you don't have industry zone, make it 30% and run it for 1 year. You can leave the rest normally.
    • Have Industry 13% and Low or High Residential 7% (choose the lesser residential zones built you have to save income)
    • Make Commericals (High and Low) 13% just to be safe.
    • Run it for a year.

  4. Make them Pay - This is also easier if you don't have industry zone, just office zones.

    • Have Low Residential 12% and Low Commercial, Industry 6%
    • Have High Residential 13% and High Commercial, Office 7%
    • Run it for a year.



Hard Dark Blue Achievements

  1. City in Motion 2 - Have enough money to cover for possible losses of income due to upkeep. Do the same thing with the City in Motion Achievement above, only on a larger scale at least 10 stations or more but don't spam too much or it will have a negative impact on your income.

  2. Metropolis - Have enough people live in your city at least 100,000 population. I found this hard especially I don't have Industry zone, just Offices. I needed to draw tourists and have extra residential zones, and jobs for them in the office zones. Just keep growing your city but be careful with the up keeps. Took me 8hrs to reach 100k, they keep popping from 75k to 92k, population, until I added tourist spots, extra office zones and residential zones.

  3. Heavenly City - Unlock Monuments. Just keep growing your city and eventually it will unlock for you. :D Requires 75,000 population.



My Workshop for Multiple Hard Achievements

I was able to save the game right after I have unlocked multiple achievements. This can help you unlock them quickly if you want. Download My Save Game from Workshop here.
Monument Achievements

New Eden
Build Eden Project. This Monument help reduce with both ground and water pollution.
  1. Business Park - 20,000 Sq Commercial Zone built
  2. Official Park - 10,000 Sq of Office Zone built
  3. Cathedral of Plentitude - Construct all city service buildings
  4. Servicing Services Office - 300 city service buildings
  5. Friendly Neighborhood Park - 10,000 Sq of residential zone built
  6. Statue of Industry - 10,000 Sq of industrial zone built

Beam Me Up
Build Space Elevator. This Monument helps increase your Tourists.
  1. Expo Center - 2,000 tourists in the city
  2. Stadium - City produce 1,000 units of goods
  3. Grand Mall - Construct Airport
  4. Statue of Wealth - have 500,000 city money
  5. Opera House - City extracts a total of 4,000 units of natural resources
  6. Transport Tower - public transport has 1,000 weekly passengers

A Huge Hadron
Build Hadron Collider. This Monument helps with your citizen's Education.
  1. Colossal Oder Offices - have weekly Education expenses at 20,000 for 10 weeks
  2. Grand Library - Construct 7 Universities and maintain for 10 weeks
  3. Aquarium - 5,000 children in elementary schools
  4. Statue of Shopping - have -1 city money
  5. Posh Mall - maintain all tax rates less than 4% for 20 weeks
  6. Theater of Wonders - Construct 3 elementary schools, 3 high schools and 3 universities

Short Fuse
Build Fusion Power Plant. This Monument provides 16,000 MW of electricity in your city.
  1. Tax Office - Construct Water Treatment Plant, 3 Water Pumping Stations and produce 1,000 MW of electricity
  2. Science Center - 5,000 full lifespans lived in the city (citizens born, raised and died in the city)
  3. Observatory - 1,000 abandoned buildings in the city and maintain for 5 weeks
  4. MAM Modern Art Museum - 50% of population are highly educated
  5. Fountain of Life and Death - One full lifespan lived in the city (1 citizen born, raised and died in the city)
  6. Plaza of the Dead - Fill 3 Cementary

Medic!
Build Medical Center. This Monument help with citizen's health
  1. High Interest Tower - City debt of 2,000
  2. Oppression Office - Unemployment rate over 50% for 5 weeks
  3. Court House - Crime rate over 50% and maintain for 5 weeks
  4. Mall of Moderation - have average garbage pillling per building at least 25 (have citizens complain about garbage pilling up, at least 25 of them)
  5. Lazaret Plaza - maintaing average citizen health under 20% for 3 weeks
  6. Sea-and-Sky Scraper - Consctuct Harbor and Cargo Harbor
I Want It All Achievement

Landmarks

You don't have to build them but just to make sure, build them. When you 1 requirement drops, it will lock again! Example, you filled 7 cementeries and you accidentally emptied one, the Grand Central Terminal will automatically Lock! So, you have to build them as soon as they unlock!

  1. Statue of Liberty - City produce 5,000 of goods from industry.
  2. Arc de Triomphe - have 15,000 children in elementary school. Most difficult! I have to jump to the New York Map (in Workshop) then go back to my Save game to unlock it!
  3. Brandenburg Gate - 10,000 full lifespans lived in the city (born and raised).
  4. Eiffel Tower - 30,000 of industrial zone, does not include offices and commercials.
  5. Grand Central Terminal - Fill 7 cemeteries.

Others you need to unlock
  1. You don't have to build them but just to be sure, build them.
  2. Complete Parks, Trees and Paths. Drop everything in the map.
  3. Build all services even though you don't need them anymore like, wind turbines, etc. Consider every possible services like the Hydro Power Plant and the Sewage Pumps.
    • Electricity
    • Water
    • Garbage
    • Health
    • Fire
    • Police
    • Education

  4. Build every transportation buildings. Drop everything even though you don't have lines set up.




I have unlocked everything in my save game. If you want to shortcut it, you can download my save game here.
After Dark Achievements

Prison Break
  • Build 15 Prisons in your City
  • Download Save Game here.



Leisure Suites
  • Have 1000 squares of leisure specialized commercial zone.
  • Have the 1000 square zone occupied.
  • Download Save Game here.



Playing with the Boys
  • Have 1000 squares of beach / tourism specialized commercial zone.
  • Have the 1000 square zone occupied.
  • Download Save Game here.



1001 Nights
  • Have at least 74-75 hours (or 3-4 days) of gameplay for single game
  • Max the speed and wait.
  • Idle or alt-tabbing works
  • Can work with 0 population game
  • Time Wrap Mod works. Make sure to use Achievement Enabler Mod as well. (30 Minutes of waiting)
Snowfall Achievement

  1. Does My Bum Look Big In This? - On the Chirper area, click on the settings icon and change the look of the Chirper.

  2. Brrr! - Go to map editor, select Winter template/theme, then spend time making a decent map around 5mins.

  3. Get Your Snowshoes Ready! - Play on winter template/theme map. Your first snowfall will unlock the achievement.

  4. Here's A Tram - Build at least 1 tram station. Make a circular tram track and create at least 1 tram line.

  5. I Love Trams! - Build 10 tram lines. Can be done in a circular tram track. Make a lot of tram lines.

  6. Are They Naked In There? - Build at least 1 sauna in your city. So easy.

  7. It's Wintertime! - On the Chirper area, click on the settings icon and change the look of the Chirper to a winter look.

  8. Speed up! - Build the Road Maintenance facilities for Snow template/theme map and just wait for them to do their work.

  9. Singing In The- Experience rain - Play on a non-winter snowfall template/theme map. Your first rain will unlock the achievement. I got this on Foggy Hills map.

  10. Foggy Weather - Experience fog - Play on a non-winter snowfall template/theme map. Your first fog will unlock the achievement. I got this on Foggy Hills map.

  11. The Plowmaster - Have a basic functioning city, build a lot of roads that can collect a lot of snow and then build road facilities to manage roads and collect snow. 2,000,000 units of snow must be collected.
Patch Achievements

Patch 1.4.0-f3
  • Quay-King - Go to the built-in Terafroming tool "Landscaping" > 5th Tab "Water Structures" and then Build 1 Quay!
  • With Canals You Can! - Go to the built-in Terafroming tool "Landscaping" > 5th Tab "Water Structures" and then Build 1 Canal!
Natural Disasters Achievements

  1. We need snorkels! - Experience a tsunami. Use a map that has open water connection. Max the disaster frequency in gameplay options. Have at least 10,000 population.
    - You can use Scenarios to unlock this or Dev UI Triggers. See below for details.

  2. Shake It Up! - Experience an earthquake. Have a high number of tall (high residential/commercial/offices) buildings. Max the disaster frequency in gameplay options.
    - You can use Scenarios to unlock this or Dev UI Triggers. See below for details.

  3. Drop the Base - Experience a sinkhole. Have a high number of short ( low residential/commercial) buildings. Max the number of tiles unlocked. Max the disaster frequency in gameplay options.
    - You can use Scenarios to unlock this or Dev UI Triggers. See below for details.

  4. Run, Bambi! - Experience a forest fire. Max the disaster frequency in gameplay options. Appears as an after effect of the Lightning Storm or Earthquake.
    - You can use Scenarios to unlock this or Dev UI Triggers. See below for details.

  5. Thunder and Lightning - Experience a thunderstorm. A very common and frequent disaster on most of my maps so far. Max the disaster frequency in gameplay options.
    - You can use Scenarios to unlock this or Dev UI Triggers. See below for details.

  6. Twist and shout - Experience a tornado. Max the number of tiles unlocked. Max the disaster frequency in gameplay options.
    - You can use Scenarios to unlock this or Dev UI Triggers. See below for details.

  7. Eternal City - Have ten disasters hit the same city. Max the disaster frequency in gameplay options. And, use the random disasters as well. Unlocks even if it's just 10 thunderstorms. LOL.
    - You can use Scenarios to unlock this or Dev UI Triggers. See below for details.


  1. It's heading right for us! - Experience a meteor strike. This one is hard for me, in waiting game. I ended up creating a simple scenario like 1 Week TRIGGER and planted the disaster to make it easy.
    - You can use Dev UI Triggers. See below for details.


  1. Creator - Create 10 scenarios. Select a simple map with everything in it water, roads, etc.. Plant disasters if you haven't unlocked them yet on easy TRIGGERS like 1 Week. You can also make use of this to win/loss scenarios achievements. Just note that each Winner and Underdog Achievements need UNIQUE TRIGGERS.

  2. We Have A Winner! - Win 10 scenarios. Must be UNIQUE scenarios. You can't win same scenario every new game or you can't win same scenario with different TRIGGERS like previously 1 week and now 2 Weeks TRIGGER. It must be UNIQUE. Once you've used week TRIGGER move to other TRIGGERS like Building/Zoning/Loans TRIGGER.

  3. The Underdog - Lose 10 scenarios. Must be UNIQUE scenarios. You can't lose same scenario every new game or you can't lose same scenario with different TRIGGERS like previously 1 week and now 2 Weeks TRIGGER. It must be UNIQUE. Once you've used week trigger move to other TRIGGERS like Building/Zoning/Loans TRIGGER.


  1. What the...? - Experience a special disaster. A Chirper Storm. I had to use Dev UI TRIGGERS.

    1. Before you launch the game at steam start options add launch code: --enable-dev-ui
    2. Disable Network Extension Project (The mod update didn't work for me)
    3. Load a save game. (Don't care about the missing roads)
    4. Press Tab > Select Disaster UI > Click Chirpnado > place on map and spam it because it looks glorious! > Save a new game file "Chirpnado"
    5. Exit game > Remove the launch code
    6. Start the game and load your Chirpnado save game. Then wait for the Chirpnadoes!

Thank you to all the people who've helped me do this! They are in the Community Notes and Comments section :D Cheers!
Mass Transit Achievements

  1. Nomen Est Omen - Name a road. Select a road to name and change the name.

  2. It's Called Steve - Name a road "Steve". Select a road to name and change the name to "Steve".

  3. Reporting! - Check a route of a citizen. Select a citizen and click the "Route" icon (the arrow back and forth icon) to check their route for the day.

  4. Rejoice And Be Ferry - Have 3 ferry lines. Build a Ferry Depot, Ferry Stops and Draw paths for them. Then, create Ferry Lines at least 3. Just spam the lines.

  5. Ferry Faerie - Have 15 ferry lines. Build a Ferry Depot, Ferry Stops and Draw paths for them. Then, create Ferry Lines at least 15. Just spam the lines.


  1. Triorail - Have 3 monorail lines. Build Monorail Stations and Draw paths for them. Then, create Monorail Lines at least 3. Just spam the lines!

  2. Not So Mono - Have 10 monorail lines. Build Monorail Stations and Draw paths for them. Then, create Monorail Lines at least 10. Just spam the lines!

  3. Blimp? Blimp. - Have 3 blimp lines. Build a Blimp Depot (from Airport Tab), Blimp Stops and Draw paths for them. Then, create Blimp Lines at least 3. Just spam the lines.

  4. Put Some Blimp In Your Blimp - Have 10 blimp lines. Build a Blimp Depot (from Airport Tab), Blimp Stops and Draw paths for them. Then, create Blimp Lines at least 10. Just spam the lines.



  1. Combo Breaker! - Have one Ferry and Bus Exchange Stop, Metro-Monorail-Train Hub, Monorail-Bus Hub and Multiplatform Train Station. Just build them all and easy unlock!

    • Ferry and Bus Exchange Stop
    • Metro-Monorail-Train Hub
    • Monorail-Bus Hub
    • Multiplatform Train Station



  1. Centurion - Name 100 roads. You'll have to put time in naming 100 roads! HAHA! Anyway, the easiest is to have a 6x6 Roundabout placed in 10x10 tiles and name them individually.





  1. Clark Cable - Transport 5 000 passengers with Cable Cars. Best case here is to have heavy parks or commercial between both ends to have heavy passenger traffic! More stops are better. Wait for it to unlock.

  2. Cables Galore - Transport 20 000 passengers with Cable Cars. Best case here is to have heavy parks or commercial between both ends to have heavy passenger traffic! More stops are better. Wait for it to unlock.


Locked Achievement - WINNING THE DLC SCENARIOS



My crazy ideas on how to unlock these
  • Totally In Motion - Win all three Mass Transit scenarios. You have to win the pre-made scenarios of the DLC.... I'm working on this now... - I THINK IF WE GET A SAVE GAME THAT ALREADY ACHIEVED THIS WILL HELP US A LOT!!! LMAO!!!!

    • FIX THE TRAFFIC - this proved to be difficult for me since I usually start over when traffic is bad.. sadlyf
      • WIN - traffic flow over 82%, AND population over 35,000
      • LOSE - Population under 25,000, OR play 200 game weeks

    • FERRY EMPIRE - seems easy enough... but i kinda started on the traffic thing.. perhaps i shall start with this?
      • WIN - 250,000 people transported using ship AND population over 25,000
      • LOSE - Have less than 0 money

    • TRAINS - I finally won this one!!! Build lots of parks to generate fast money, lots of train tracks, spam them. Build lots of train stations/hubs and make as many train lines to get your people moving. Don't build any other means of transportation.
      • WIN - Construct 210 instances of train tracks AND 200,000 people transported using trains
      • LOSE - { Play 20 game weeks, and Population under 1,000 } OR { Play 150 game weeks, and population under 12,000 } OR Have less than 0 money
      • Deadline for 150 game weeks is 15/04/2020
      • Place cheapest, low maintenance, high capacity parks for faster income.
Community Notes
Earthloving City

Cities in Motion 1 and 2

Arc de Triomphe

Basic VS Deluxe Edition

Snowfall Achievements

Patch 1.4.0-f3 Achievements

Natural Disasters Achievements
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152 Comments
T22.SlutBreakerDOTO  [author] Jun 9 @ 5:25pm 
@eXistenZ go back to scenario editor and make sure you check the "Publish Scenario in New Game Panel".. you can see the scenarios when you click New Game > Scenarios... for the Natural Disasters, scenarios must be 10 unique conditions.. for the Mass Transit, scenarios must be the ones they made.
eXistenZ Jun 9 @ 10:52am 
I made ten scenarios, but I can not find them when I want to play a scenario?

Also didnt get the achievement for it (might not all have been unique). I only made a win condition, is that not sufficient?
T22.SlutBreakerDOTO  [author] Jun 8 @ 1:21pm 
i will try if it will work
T22.SlutBreakerDOTO  [author] May 18 @ 9:48am 
Yup! On it... LOL
Bob Uy May 18 @ 9:01am 
Obviously this needs to be updated
T22.SlutBreakerDOTO  [author] Feb 28 @ 4:54am 
try start a new city with tutorial mode on.. that's how i got the well informed... try to reach the last requirement takes about 1-2hrs of gameplay
TiRAR Feb 28 @ 3:47am 
Hi. I couldn't get the "Well informed" achievement, even when I click on the questionmark every time. Do I have to visit the info-views on the top left screen only? Or are there even more?
woutoutathat Feb 28 @ 12:59am 
Got the achievement just had to build the Doomsday vault, none of he snowfall stuff was needed.
woutoutathat Feb 23 @ 1:09pm 
Yes have unlocked the Eiffel tower and the arc and that. Didn't get the achievement. Looks like this is going to take awhile.
T22.SlutBreakerDOTO  [author] Feb 23 @ 6:25am 
yes, i think so.