Cyberpunk is defined as a science-fiction sub-genre. It is characterised by countercultural antiheroes trapped in a dehumanised, high-tech future. The origins of the term is credited to Bruce Bethke, a writer who wrote a story in 1982 with that title. Cyberpunk games have been a fan favourite since then and has some all-time classics. In 2012 (yes 8 years ago!) CD Projeckt Red revealed a teaser for their RPG Cyberpunk 2077. Later, at E3 2018, it was showcased for the first time and fans have been hotly anticipating its release ever since.

While the release has been delayed several times over, Cyberpunk 2077 was finally released on December 10, 2020. If you haven’t bought it yet and are still unsure of buying it, maybe playing some of the foundational games that built and defined the genre could help you decide. Here’s some cyberpunk games we think are an essential to check out before you play Cyberpunk 2077.

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