Release date: December 10, 2020
Genre: Action, RPG
Developer: CD Projekt RED
Platform: PC (Windows)
Text language: English, French, German, Polish, Russian and others (18 languages)
Voice language: English, French, German, Polish, Russian and others (11 languages)
Publication type: GOG (DRM Free)
Version: 1.23 from 06/17/2021
Description: Cyberpunk 2077 – a cross-platform game from the publishers of CD Projekt RED, which is famous for The Witcher Project. Cyberpunk 2077 is a sequel to the board game of the same name. The action takes place in Night City, 57 years after the Cyberpunk 2020 story line. The main character V finds himself in the dystopian West Coast. In general, the game is the complete opposite of utopia and shows the real life of North America.
You create your own character. Unlike The Witcher, Cyberpunk 2077 provides a flexible character editor. There are a number of classes to choose and combine with each other. The emphasis of the game is on realism, i.e. if a bullet hits an arm or leg, the character may lose a wounded limb.
The developers skillfully combine the near future and modern realities of life in the game. The well-developed mechanics of shooting and combat, based on the characteristics of the character and the player’s skills, will not leave anyone indifferent.
At the same time, the game combines all the best from the board game with elements of novelty. It’s all the same good old “Cyberpunk”, but redesigned in a new way. All kinds of implants, computer technologies like in Watch Dogs are rapidly bringing the future closer, allowing you to regulate the characteristics of the character and choose your own path.
According to studio CD Projekt RED, full multiplayer will soon be added to the game. At the same time, cross-platform unites both the owners of consoles and PCs. Therefore, all players will be able to contact each other, and the open world will provide an opportunity to create their own branch of development.
There will not be such a boring future as in futuristic games. Cyberpunk 2077 embodies real life and shows that it is not always bright and colorful. It is worth noting that Keanu Reeves will play one of the main characters – rocker Johnny Silverhand. The latter is known for starring in The Matrix, the action movie John Wick and Constantine. Therefore, the atmosphere and reality of the character is ensured.
The game developers show Cyberpunk as it is, without high technology. In Cyberpunk 2077, the emphasis is not on ultra-advanced corporations, but on the stories of specific characters. Thanks to this, the player is completely immersed in the atmosphere, imbued with his hero.
Cyberpunk 2077 describes the real problems of people, just like in life. And the non-linearity of the plot will allow the player to create a story on their own without pre-established frames and restrictions. The whole gameplay is tied both as a whole to the main plot and to the study of the open world. Therefore, each player has the right to choose his own path to Cyberpunk.
According to the canons of the genre, the way of passing the plot will be tied to the game class. The player will be given 3 types of character to choose from:
Quests will be formed depending on the hero. Therefore, the player is the creator of his own story, which is inherent in sandbox games. Cyberpunk 2077 offers freedom of choice. For example, to complete quests, you can steal a car or move on foot.
- OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) or Windows 10 (64 bit);
- CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310;
- RAM: 8 GB;
- Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) or AMD Radeon RX 470;
- Disk space: 70 GB (HDD).
- OS: Windows 10 (64 bit);
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G;
- RAM: 12 GB;
- Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 Fury;
- Disk space: 70 GB (SSD).
The game isn’t perfect. The game isn’t majorly groundbreaking. However this game has a beautiful open world with a ton of fun stuff to do. Most of the characters are compelling and I instantly connected with many of them. The map at the start was overwhelming with new activities to complete and I gained a ton of satisfaction slowly chipping them off of my map. There are a handful of annoyances. These include graphical glitches, missing QoL features, clipping issues, loot stuck in the ground, some NPC’s have canned dialog that repeats over and over again. These issues are not prevalent all the time. Many of the negative reviews are upset that the game has bugs or that it is not perfectly optimized for their system. Others are upset because they thought that the game would break the mold. Whenever you have a huge release like this, people rate the game as a Zero with no context. This game is a solid 8 in it’s current state. Once the bugs are worked out and some QoL features are added, it will be a solid 9. Don’t listen to the trolls. Get the game
Completed the game after 65 hours, not nearly as packed as Witcher 3 but every minute just as enjoyable. The main quest gave me the point of no return pretty quickly, so I avoided that and completed just about everything else on offer first, aside from boxing, collectables, out of the way gigs, and police shootouts, which felt like filler. Most of the main content is very well done and found only a few instances of medium-strength bugs that lessened the experience. Some of it is nearly brilliant.
I don’t pay much attention to marketing, so I can’t tell if some of the anger over this game came from broken promises, but this is exactly the game I hoped it would be and it exceeded my expectations. Played on a modest system at lower settings to keep a decent framerate and the graphics are incredible, world is amazing, city is layered and complex, and detail shows in every dark corner. It doesn’t have the interactivity of a GTA title; you can’t take your fake girlfriend bowling or get a haircut, but I never cared for that stuff anyway. The mission design, setting, and writing matter to me, and Cyberpunk delivers through nearly the whole running time.
I could easily play another 60 hours of new main/side missions. Hopefully the messy launch doesn’t prevent expansion packs or a sequel, and that it gets fixed up quickly for anyone unable to give this a try. I can easily see that the game isn’t for everyone but you if you ever liked a Deus Ex then give this a shot.
I get a lot pf people are quite “passionate” about this game. Reading the comments with my friends has become a great pastime. Here is my take. Yes it might not have met ALL your expectations, but this game ain’t bad by any means.
Going to be honest, is the game buggy? YES. Is the AI absolutely whack? Yes Again. Performance? As of v1.05, quite improved but driving fast around the city, especially around your home can give a performance hit.
But the story? It is worth every penny. It is worth experiencing. Keanu’s performance isn’t top-notch but it is enough to get you engrossed, keep you in. Plus, well its Keanu. Whoever did V has done a stellar job. The side characters, and their quests are a delight. Gunplay is a hit or miss. Enemies feel a tad spongy at the start to AR’s while Handcannons and their tree is overpowered.
Night City. What can you say about it, that hasn’t been said. What a creation. The world design, from the badlands to heywood, it is gorgeous. You will absolutely love it. The Soundtrack is just perfect, whether you are driving with Royal Blue, Vexelstorm on the radio.
Overall, this an extraordinarily beautiful mess. AI and the NPC interaction leave a lot to be desired, but the foundational NC is exceptional. The main story is amazing and side quests are top-notch. Recommended for the story. 8/10 with the hope that mods and patches bring Night City and the Story the credit they belong.