5 Best Cyberpunk Games To Play before Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is an open world, non-linear RPG with an FPS style developed and published by CD Projekt. Adapted from the pen and paper role-playing game Cyberpunk 2020.

Cyberpunk 2077 nightcity day time

Players will be able to customize their character to suit their play style. With gunslinging, exploration, player choice and activities such as hacking. Missions being completed in different ways, dynamic weather and a day/night cycle that is truly immersive.

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And did I mention there is an animated Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand from the tabletop RPG, Cyberpunk 2020. There is definitely a lot of due hype surrounding Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 Keanu Reeves Johnny Silverhand

With the official Cyberpunk 2077 release date as November 19, 2020. We still have a little longer left to wait until we’re able to explore the seedy underbelly of Night City and beyond. 

So while we wait patiently here are 5 Best Cyberpunk Games To Play before Cyberpunk 2077.

1.
Cyberpunk 2020

Cyberpunk 2020 red game cover Mike Pondsmith R. Talsorian Games
  • Release date: 1988
  • Publisher: R. Talsorian Games
  • Platforms: Tabletop game

Cyberpunk 2020 the game that started it all. Is a dystopian tabletop role-playing game that is very fun and fast paced. Our adventures in the game mostly take place in Night City.

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A place with a population of five million people, filled with gangs, big corporations fighting for power and an all out harsh world in which the players have to survive.

Cyberpunk 2020 red starter kit game cover Mike Pondsmith R. Talsorian Games

Cyberpunk 2020 also offers a wide range of character builds, gunslinging, cool cyber body augmentation and all the while painting a vivid world.

It’s thanks to Cyberpunk 2020’s amazing game system that we are getting Cyberpunk 2077.

2.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex Mankind Divided Gameplay
  • Release date: 23 August 2016
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS

If you’re looking for a game like Cyberpunk 2077. Immersing yourself in an impressive futuristic visuals and well done story, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided wouldn’t be bad.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is an action role-playing that takes place in mainly Prague. We play as Adam Jensen, a human who became heavily augmented (technologically enhanced).

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided explores themes that are in Cyberpunk 2077 like elite societies, cybernetics, biotechnology and an unjust social division.

3.
Black Future ’88

Black Future '88 roguelike game Good Shepherd Entertainment, Surefire.Games
  • Release date: 2018
  • Publisher: Good Shepherd Entertainment, Surefire.Games
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Classic Mac OS

With the little while left to wait for Cyberpunk 2077, Black Future ’88 is more than worthy of your time. Especially if you are a sadist. 

Black Future ’88 is an adrenalin filled side-scroller where you shoot, slash, dash and upgrade yourself to survive the endless waves of deadly traps, homicidal AI and colossal Wardens.

Black Future ’88 borrows ideas from all over, and brings it all together to create a unique roguelike game with great art style and a stellar soundtrack.


Cyberpunk Games To Play before Cyberpunk 2077 Honourable Mentions

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Kenshi

  • Release date: 2018
  • Publisher: Lo-Fi Games
  • Platforms: Windows

Ghostrunner

  • Release date: 2020
  • Publisher: All in! Games, 505 Games
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

VA-11 Hall-A

  • Release date: 21 June 2016
  • Publisher: Ysbryd Games, Wolfgame, Playism, Limited Run Games
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

Satellite Reign

  • Release date: 28 August 2015
  • Publisher: 5 Lives Studios
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux

4.
Watch Dogs

watch dogs Aiden Pearce
  • Release date: 2014
  • Publisher: Ubisoft, ak tronic Software & Services GmbH
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

Watch Dogs like Cyberpunk 2077, has an engrossing story and fun mechanics, and also looks at the ramifications of technology to our society.

Watch Dogs’ whole story is based in a modern uber-connected Chicago and centers around hacking. You play as Aiden Pearce, a skilled hacker, who takes a job where he is set up and loses his little niece. Now he’s on a mission to find out those responsible.

Some say Watch Dogs is Grand Theft Auto with hacking but I feel it’s different. Creating an astonishingly detailed world, with a gripping storyline, creative game mechanics and lots and lots of missions.

The mix of stealth, action and puzzle elements was the perfect combination for this game and is just addictive.

5.
Ruiner

ruiner Puppy Her Rengkok Wizard Devolver Digital
  • Release date: 26 September 2017
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux

Ruiner is a cyberpunk top-down shooter RPG that borrows from different genres to create its own unique style, like Cyberpunk 2077.

Also like Cyberpunk 2077, Ruiner shows a dystopian future where there is malice and a mega-corporation. With an excellent soundtrack that sets the mood, you will spend some time admiring the environment created in Ruiner.

RUINER is set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis Rengkok. Where we play has Puppy, a wired psychopath that lashes out against a corrupt system to uncover the truth and save his kidnapped brother under the guidance of a secretive hacker friend named Her.


So here are 5 Best Cyberpunk Games To Play before Cyberpunk 2077, that you can play right now. Share your thoughts through the comments section, is there a game that you think should make the list? Have you played any of these? What was your experience with them? Or tell us how you are handling the little wait left before we get to play Cyberpunk 2077.

Till next time, happy gaming…

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