While 4X is a very close second, I’m pretty confident that my favorite game genre is the city builder. To this day I still play the great city builders from Impressions like Pharaoh, Caesar, and Zeus. And don’t get me started on my all-time favorite, Children of the Nile. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that I’ve been high on Colossal Order‘s magnificent Cities: Skylines from the start. A brilliant and beautiful city-builder that was lacking only one thing since launch: the ability to destroy your creation. That omission has now been resolved with the just released Natural Disasters expansion.
The Natural Disaster expansion includes all new disaster related goodies such as early warning systems, helicopters, evacuation planning, and more. You’ll need it because the game will now randomly trigger disasters such as Earthquakes, Thunderstorms, Tsunamis, Forest Fires, Tornadoes, Sinkholes and Meteors. Of course, if you get bored, you can always trigger the destruction manually. After all, who wants to wait around for the hand of God?
The expansion also includes 5 ready-made scenarios forcing you to deal with different disasters, and also expands on the already existing scenario editor allowing all players to create and share new scenarios. You don’t even have to buy the expansion pack to get that.
Natural Disasters is available as IAP for $15. As a bonus, Cities: Skylines and many of its other expansion packs are currently on sale for up to 75% off. That means you can pick up the base game for as low as $7.50 right now. Crazy.