Green Peaks is a map from the Cities: Skylines Industries DLC.
This map offers a great mix of landscape features, with valleys in the center of the map and mountains towards the edges.
Various rivers also wind through the northern portions of the map, and there’s a bit of open sea in the south.
Your starting tile is almost entirely flat land in the valley.
A river runs across the tile in the upper half of the tile, providing you with a water source.
There’s also strong wind in the upper part of the tile, as well as along the riverbanks for maximizing your early wind turbines.
Green Peaks gives you access to all four types of external connections: highway, railway, ship, and air.
You get two highway routes which converge north of your starting tile.
There are two external railways, one north of the starting tile and the other in the south near the coastline.
The external ship connection is in the open sea, and can be accessed as soon as you purchase the tile south of your starting tile.
There’s also plenty of flat land in the valleys for building ploppable airports and custom airport areas.
You can find all four natural resource types on this map (fertile land, forest, ore, and oil).
However, oil is somewhat scarce compared to the other three resources.
Fertile land is the most abundant, as well as the most accessible of the four resources. You’ll be able to access fertile land even from the starting tile – which makes farming an excellent specialized industry here.
Forest is also available, but more plentiful towards the north of the map.
Ore is scattered in various parts of the map, but there is a good amount of it in the tile just west of your starting tile.
And as mentioned above, Oil is scarce; the largest patch of oil on the map is in the water in the southwest of the map, and will need offshore facilities to extract.
Anchovy, salmon, and shellfish are the only fishing resources available on this map; there is no tuna.
- Anchovy can be found in the open seas in the south.
- Salmon can be found in the rivers all over the map.
- And there is a small river in the western section of the map that has shellfish.
The tile north of your starting tile has a lot of buildable land, and a river running down the eastern part of the tile.
So this can be an excellent choice when it comes time to expand your city.
The map’s two highway routes intersect in this tile, while the northern railway is just beyond this tile’s topmost border.
The tile east of your starting area also has plenty of buildable land, and has access to two rivers.
But there are no external connections that go through this tile.
This also comes along with a good amount of land, and this tile gives you access to two external connection types.
The southern railway runs across this tile, while the external ship route can be accessed from the part of the peninsula within this tile.
This is perhaps the worst choice of the four options when you’re choosing your first expansion.
Much of the land on this western tile is mountainside.
But with that said, it does give you access to some ore. It’s just generally not the absolute best way to go when you’re first expanding.
Below are the population targets for each milestone on Green Peaks:
- Green Peaks Map Guide for Cities: Skylines