Cities: Skylines is Paradox Interactive’s best-in-genre city-builder—but with all its complexity and depth, sometimes a few cheats truly help you along with getting rich or successful. Knowing how to use the cheat can be a headache, though, unless you have some help!
Whether you’re a die-hard Paradox fan or just a SimCity fan from the old days, you’re probably familiar with city-builder cheat codes. And like those other titles, Cities Skylines does have a few cheats and tricks to help you along the way.
Cheats for Cities Skylines
Unlimited money and unlock all buildings
Having unlimited money and unlocking all buildings are the best ways to have a sandbox experience and make your perfect city. To do this, all you have to do is head to the Main Menu. Before loading any city, click on the Content Manager option. From there, navigate to the Mods option and click on it.
Now you’ll have access to not only any installed mods but several preloaded mods included by the developers. Scroll down, and you’ll see the Unlimited Money, Unlimited Oil and Ore, Unlimited Soil, and Unlock All options. Simply toggle the On / Off button to activate these cheats.
How to use console commands in Cities Skylines
If you want even more options beyond unlimited money and everything unlocked, there is a way. In Steam, before you load the game:
- Right-click on the Cities: Skylines icon to open the options menu
- Select the Properties… option and navigate to the General section
- There, at the bottom, will be the Launch Options tab. Enter --enable-dev-u (two dashes at the start) to access the Developer Menu.
The next time you load Cities: Skylines, you’ll now have access to all the developer options once you’ve loaded into a city. These include giving yourself more money, starting fires, unlocking milestones, resetting achievements, and more.