Cyberpunk 2077: 8 Cyberpunk Games You Must Play Before Release

Body mods, evil corporations, post-industrial dystopias - what's not to love?

CD Projekt RED

With Cyberpunk 2077 looming over the horizon, many fans of the genre are itching to dive back into the genre often described as “high tech, low life”. With great novels like Neuromancer, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (later adapted into the film Blade Runner), Altered Carbon, and Dome City Blues, and epic films like Total Recall, The Matrix, and Akira here's to hoping that Cyberpunk 2077 brings to light a genre of gaming that with the exception of a notable few, is painfully lacking in AAA titles.

As CD Projekt RED, the brilliant creators of The Witcher 3 are behind it, we'll surely have an amazing game to explore. Just like The Witcher series, it's sure to be full of top notch storytelling, characters so real you'll almost miss them when they're gone, and a world so vivid that you'll swear you can almost feel every warm drop of rain as it beats down on the back of your neck.

Until it's release (sometime before June 2019, according to recent hints by the developers), here are a few games listed in no particular order to help you punks scratch that dystopian future itch.


Tyler Gates exists in small town middle America. His life is dotted by violent encounters with hillbillies, night jobs, alcohol binges, and the occasional cult abduction. Besides pretending to be a writer, he occupies his time with illegal home-made hot air balloon races.