Get your free Cities XL Beta key here

**UPDATE** All the Beta keys have now been sent out - hope you enjoy the Beta and thanks to everyone who PM'd us.

Fancy building a city on another planet? Well, now's your chance. We've got 100 free keys to give away that give access to the month-long Beta test of Cities XL - the new city building simulator from Monte Cristo.

The game features expansive online and offline modes and gives players five slots to build cities on different planets. There are 25 different maps and around 500 buildings from various architectural styles to draw upon.

The beta gives you one city slot but you can choose one of four different planets to build it on. You'll also have access to the multiplayer 'Planet Offer' which lets you interact with thousands of other players, trading and creating special buildings to addto the fun.

You can find the Cities XL Beta website as well as the forumhere. This will be your hub to all Cities XL Beta infos: latest news, patches, game activity, support, FAQ, etc.


The keys will be allocated on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. Once you've received your key, you'll need to sign up for the Beta (and agree to the NDA)here.

What are you waiting for? Get PMing!

Above: Better hope your PC's good enough to render that little lot

18 Jun, 2009

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.