How to play Cities: Skylines – Mayor's Edition on Mac

Game summary

The Cities: Skylines Mayor’s Edition has everything console players need to take their city-building skills to new heights. Along with the base game, this bundle features some of the game’s most popular content add-ons, including all the content from Season Pass 1, and everything to come throughout 2019 with Season Pass 2.
First released: Jan 2019

Play Cities: Skylines – Mayor's Edition on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Cities: Skylines – Mayor's Edition on a Mac is through Parallels, which allows you to virtualize a Windows machine on Macs. The setup is very easy and it works for Apple Silicon Macs as well as for older Intel-based Macs.

Parallels supports the latest version of DirectX and OpenGL, allowing you to play the latest PC games on any Mac. The latest version of DirectX is up to 20% faster.

Our favorite feature of Parallels Desktop is that when you turn off your virtual machine, all the unused disk space gets returned to your main OS, thus minimizing resource waste (which used to be a problem with virtualization).

Cities: Skylines – Mayor's Edition installation steps for Mac

Step 1
Go to Parallels.com and download the latest version of the software.
Step 2
Follow the installation process and make sure you allow Parallels in your Mac’s security preferences (it will prompt you to do so).
Step 3
When prompted, download and install Windows 10. The download is around 5.7GB. Make sure you give it all the permissions that it asks for.
Step 4
Once Windows is done installing, you are ready to go. All that’s left to do is install Cities: Skylines – Mayor's Edition like you would on any PC.