It feels like an eternity has stretched between the moment of Cyberpunk 2077‘s original teaser trailer and its final release date, but it’s finally nearly upon us. Cyberpunk 2077 lands in the hands of players in just a few days, but reviewers have already thrown in their two cents and shared their thoughts on CD Projekt RED’s latest hyper-ambitious title. We have our own in-depth review to check out on this massive, open-world sci-fi RPG, but those who desire the benefit of multiple opinions and viewpoints can find a multitude of reviews right here.
Cyberpunk 2077 officially releases on December 10, 2020, on multiple platforms, including Xbox, Playstation, PC, and even Stadia. The game will work day one on the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, with a full next-gen upgrade coming for free sometime in 2021.
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Our Windows Central review – 5 out of 5
After a week or so with the game and dozens of hours played, my honest-to-goodness recommendation is that you don’t read this review. Go in blind. Enjoy this moment, and savor its rarity. Simply stated, as an experience, Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be bested for years — it is a masterpiece, wholly without equal.
IGN review – 9 out of 10
Cyberpunk 2077 kicks you into its beautiful and dazzlingly dense cityscape with few restrictions. It offers a staggering amount of choice in how to build your character, approach quests, and confront enemies, and your decisions can have a tangible and natural-feeling impact on both the world around you and the stories of the people who inhabit it. Those stories can be emotional, funny, dark, exciting, and sometimes all of those things at once.
TechRadar review – 4 out of 5
Cyberpunk 2077 is an ambitious and deeply enjoyable RPG that evokes comforting comparisons to the good old days of Fallout and Deus Ex. With great graphics, immersive simulator systems, and gripping quest design, you’re getting plenty of bang for your buck here if you can look past some of the game’s unfortunate mechanical missteps.
CNET review – No score given
…the millions who pick up the long-awaited game on Thursday will all get an imaginative, meticulously realized playground in Night City, one so expansive you could play until actual 2077 and still probably not see everything.
Engadget review – No score given
Despite some world-building and consistency issues, the acting and writing in Cyberpunk 2077 is outstanding, and gameplay is endlessly entertaining. So far, Cyberpunk 2077 is worth the wait.
Kotaku pre-review – No score given
Separated from its marketing, hype, and expectations, so far Cyberpunk 2077 just feels like a huge, scope-ambitious video game, with tons of attention paid to its lore and scenery and lots of dramatic things to do. It’s not the best game I’ve ever played, as so many fans seem to hope it will be.
PCGamer review – 78 out of 100
Sure, The Witcher 3 was funnier, more clever and subversive, with better dialogue on the whole, but I’m taken by how relentlessly hopeful Cyberpunk is. Its exploration of a technocapitalist future relies heavily on genre tropes, with everyone from punks to dirty cops playing the part established way back in William Gibson’s Neuromancer. But Cyberpunk 2077 remains a loving, faithful treatment of the genre, and one that constantly urged me to look for the silver lining in every shit-soaked gutter.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been years in the making, and people are finally getting their hands on it. Unfortunately, it seems reviews generally weren’t able to dive into the game as much as they wanted to, with a short turnaround for the review period, and this game is controversial in many ways. Overall, the outlook on Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be positive, praising the game for its incredible world building, lore, characters, and the sheer scope and size of this ridiculously ambitious game.
However, there’s no denying that the game is plagued by a plethora of micro-bugs that detract from the experience, and may be frustrating for some players. Hopefully a day one patch and continued support will rectify this, and CD Projekt RED has been known to offer that support for their games, but right now Cyberpunk 2077 is far from a perfect experience.
Cyberpunk 2077 will not be for everyone, but it is commendable what kind of video game CD Projekt RED has managed to create, and millions of players are certainly going to be very pleased with what they find in Night City. Is the game a perfect technical marvel in every way? No, but that doesn’t make it any less fun.