Easily the biggest gaming release of the year, Cyberpunk 2077, is finally here after numerous delays. As the last big thing gamers were waiting for in 2020, this new first-person RPG from CD Projekt Red has been hyped to within an inch of its life.
Set inside the vast open world of Night City in fictional California, the story centres around protagonist V, a cyber-enhanced hustler who takes on missions of any sort. Initially V is hired to steal a prototype biochip from Arasaka Corporation, but when the protective case of the biochip is damaged, the only way to save it is to slot it inside V’s head. It turns out the biochip contains the digital soul of rock star Johnny Silverhand (played by Keanu Reeves), who was killed by the megacorp and aims to take revenge. Johnny begins taking over V’s body as the game continues and it has to be resolved.
Cyberpunk 2077 offers extensive customisation on the protagonist, as gamers can set the gender as well as their appearance, background, modifications and even the voice. There are also various kind of upgrades, for not just weapons but also cyberware implants and other abilities. With an interesting storyline, expansive side quests and immersive, dystopian open world setting, it’s not surprising to see so many positive reviews coming out of the big gamer media houses.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia, and on the next generation consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2021.