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Cyberpunk 2077

10 Dec 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Review Roundup: Was The Wait Worthwile?

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What About PS5 & Xbox Series X|S?

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Will I Need To Buy The Game Again?

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Multiplayer

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Day One Patch

The wait is over, Cyberpunk 2077 has finally launched. With so many people rushing to play the most delayed game of 2020, let's go over the many Cyberpunk 2077 reviews, and how it has gone down so far.

Cyberpunk 2077 Review Roundup

Gamers have flocked from all platforms to play Cyberpunk 2077, and its created a huge amount of feedback around the game.

Cyberpunk 2077 Review Scores
EVERYONE'S A CRITIC: Where do the reviews land on Cyberpunk 2077?

We've rounded up many of the most notable Cyberpunk 2077 review scores to give a complete picture of what people think of the game so far.

As of this writing, Cyberpunk 2077 has scored 90/100 on Metacritic.

This is what the reviewers had to say about the game.

IGN Japan - Score: 100

Cyberpunk 2077’s biggest achievement is Night City, the most fascinating city in videogame history so far. While the combat outside of the main story does sometimes feel a little repetitive, the way it encourages the player to interact with the everyday lives of the inhabitants of this bustling city results in a roleplaying experience in the truest sense of the word. The game towers like a skyscraper in the Western RPG genre skyline.

Windows Central - Score: 100

Cyberpunk 2077 is a celebration of the entire medium, marrying cutting-edge technical innovation, unrestrained user agency in an authentic and immersive experience that transports you to another universe. No game has executed on the promise of gaming like Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt RED's artistic achievement cannot be overstated…Despite an impressive array of bugs and glitches, Cyberpunk 2077 remains an experience without peer. No punches pulled, no platitudes are given, and no compromises are made. Cyberpunk 2077 is an industry highpoint that, simply put, may never be bested. Right now, and without hesitation, I am overjoyed to say Cyberpunk 2077 is everything I've ever wanted from a game. It is the best game I have ever played.

VG247 - Score: 100

In the midst of such intense anticipation and scrutiny, it’s easy to get carried away with what Cyberpunk 2077 could have been. The final experience might be more familiar than many predicted, with plenty of elements that aren’t perfect, but it's dripping with detail and engaging stories. With so much to see and do, Cyberpunk 2077 is the kind of RPG where you blink and hours go by, which is just what we need to finish off 2020.

GamesRader - Score: 100

What Cyberpunk 2077 lacks in campaign length, it makes up for with breadth and soul, offering a world of intrigue and violence unlike any other.

Game Informer - Score: 90

Cyberpunk 2077 is dark and disturbing at times (frighteningly so), but the majority of its content is fascinating, and loaded with depth through the various RPG systems and lore. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Night City, and Johnny Silverhand is a great partner to see the sights with. Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t overstay its welcome with its critical-path story, and invites players to jack in and stay for hundreds of hours of unique content should they want to. It didn't blow me away like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but is still a hell of an opening to what will hopefully be a new series.

IGN - Score: 90

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. The main quest may be shorter than expected when taken on its own and it’s not always clear what you need to do to make meaningful changes to its finale, but the multitude of side quests available almost from the start can have a surprisingly powerful effect on the options you have when you get there. It’s a shame that frustratingly frequent bugs can occasionally kill an otherwise well-set mood, but Cyberpunk 2077’s impressively flexible design makes it a truly remarkable RPG.

Gamespot - Score: 70

Your mileage may vary, but in our experience, the bugs are obtrusive and substantial across the board, often forcing us to reload saves or exit the game entirely. It's hard to get really into a world you constantly have to leave. But then it's hard to get into Cyberpunk 2077's world in general. So much of it is superficial set dressing, and there's so much happening all around you--ads going off at all times, gunfights breaking out in the streets, texts coming in about cars you'll never buy--that a lot of the game feels superfluous. The side quests and the characters they showcase are the shining beacon through the neon-soaked bleakness of Night City, and they give you room to explore the best the core RPG mechanics have to offer. These are what carried me through an otherwise disappointing experience.

Platforms

Cyberpunk 2077 will be available at launch on:

  • PC via GOG, Epic Games Store, and Steam
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Google Stadia

What About PS5 & Xbox Series X|S?

CD Projekt Red have confirmed that the game will be coming to both the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

However, this won't be at launch and will instead be released hopefully sometime in 2021.

After 8 years of development, players will soon be able to explore Night City.
After 8 years of development, players will soon be able to explore Night City.

The good news is, due to both consoles' backwards compatibility, Cyberpunk 2077 will be playable on both next gen consoles at launch.

But, players will be using the PS4/Xbox One version of the game, meaning they won't get any of the improved graphics, ray tracing etc.

Will I Need To Buy The Game Again?

It has been confirmed that owners of the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game will be able to upgrade to the next gen version for free when it is released.

CD Projekt Red confirmed on Twitter that "a later upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077, taking full advantage of the next-gen hardware, will be available for free."

Multiplayer

Cyberpunk 2077 is intended to have a multiplayer aspect to it, but it won't be available at launch.

Cyberpunk 2077 review multiplayer
GEAR UP: Cyberpunk 2077 will eventually have mutliplayer gameplay

There has been no official confirmation on when multiplayer will be released, but it is expected to be some time in 2021 or early 2022.

This shows that CD Projekt Red are intending on supporting the game for a long time.

Unfortunately, this could mean it will be awhile before we see The Witcher 4, although we suspect it has already been in development for quite some time.

Day One Patch

Cyberpunk 2077 has already come with its fair share of patches, including 2 on day one.

These patches addressed a number of technical issues and bugs, as well as improving and smoothing out the gameplay experience.

With the patches taking up roughly 43GB of space, they added quite some weight to the initial Cyberpunk 2077 download. The good news is that players are reporting a mostly bug-free experience with the game so far as a result.