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Cities: Skylines celebrates its third anniversary with free Surviving Mars DLC

Colossal Order and Paradox Interactive’s city builder, Cities: Skylines, turns three this weekend, on March 10. Paradox has also announced that 5 million copies have been sold on PC alone. To celebrate the anniversary and sales milestone, everyone’s getting free DLC inspired by Surviving Mars, the colony survival sim that’s due out on March 15.

The Surviving Mars DLC will contain a new radio station, Official Mars Radio; an astronaut Chirper, if you’ve not killed the bird already; and a new building, the Xchirp Launcher. Everything your city needs to get in on the space race. You could even rename one of your citizens Elon Musk and treat him terribly. I know I will. 

If Surviving Mars also tickles your fancy, Cities: Skylines owners get a 10% discount until March 30. Keep an eye out for my review next week. 

Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.