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CyberPunk 2077

Arguably the most anticipated game ever, Polish developers CD Projekt RED, famed for making the incredible Witcher series, finally releases the much delayed Cyberpunk 2077. Originally announced in May 2012 the game that has every single gamer on the planet salivating, finally lands on current and next-gen consoles. Was it worth the wait or is this the biggest disappointment in gaming history? Spoiler alert: it’s the former. 


Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you. As with the multi-award-winning The Witcher 3, CD Projekt RED has pulled out all the stops and fans of the Witcher series will find a lot to love here. Firstly the game looks incredible, Night City is a graphical marvel to explore, from its bright neon signs filling the city nightlife to the dark and dingy alleyways, everything looks incredible and truly feels like a next-gen experience. Unlike the Witcher 3, you control your character from a first-person point of view, instead of the third person as many players might be used to. This allows for a more immersed experience as your character V is fully customizable and each player will have a unique adventure based on their gameplay style. Choices also matter big time in this game, where even the smallest decision might come back to haunt the player 20 hours into the game. And of course, what kind of RPG would Cyberpunk 2077 be without an intriguing story? As V you will meet some of the most dangerous people on the planet as you hunt for the ultimate implant. There are more twists and turns in the story than an episode of Lost. 


It’s tough to go into more detail with Cyberpunk 2077 without spoiling the game, but if there’s one thing to take away from this review, it’s that Cyberpunk has lived up to the 8-year hype. CD Projekt RED has delivered arguably one of the greatest games of all time. The Witcher 3 might have been the game that truly put them on the map, but Cyberpunk 2077 is the game that will make them developer legends. IT’s an incredible looking game, with a fascinating story and incredibly fun gameplay mechanics. The quests are as good if not better than that of Geralt’s with some tough moral choices to make. Of course, the game isn’t perfect, there are quite a few bugs here and there but nothing game-breaking and sometimes the car mechanics can feel a bit floaty. But putting those minor criticisms aside, Cyberpunk 2077 is a must-play game and the first proper reason to purchase that next-gen console as it is infinitely better looking on the new hardware.