Cyberpunk 2077 releases this Thursday 10 December 2020. We will have a review up in the coming weeks for the game. However, if you are wondering what other media outlets think about it then we have you covered.
We have searched the web for some mixed Cyberpunk 2077 reviews and we when say “mixed”, we mean it. The reviews are not all that great to start with. Many of the media outlets complain that the game is extremely buggy and it ruins the game. A few sites call it “the game of the decade” with others saying the main story is a major let down.
There’s also some reason for concern. According to reports, media outlets were only allowed to review the game on PC and when putting video content together, they were not allowed to record their own gameplay. Clearly CD Projekt RED is trying to hide something away here but you can judge that for yourself.
Gamespot – 7/10
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. – Read the full review
IGN – 9/10
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. – Read the full review
PC Gamer – 78/100
I found it moving and life-affirming in the final moments, even in the face of near certain death and a relentless onslaught of bugs. I suppose it’s an appropriate thematic throughline though: Cyberpunk 2077 is a game about V coming apart at the seams, in a city coming apart at the seams, in a game coming apart at the seams. Play it in a few months. Some nice characters and stories nested in an astounding open world, undercut by jarring bugs at every turn. Read the full review
Digital Spy – 100
We could wax lyrical about how good this game is for another ten years, and we still think the conversation would be relevant – so yes, we think Cyberpunk 2077 is the game of the decade. This is an event, and a big moment in gaming, because the brilliant Cyberpunk 2077 is laying down the stepping stones for greater feats in the future. – Read the full review
Game Informer – 90/100
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. – Read the full review
Trusted Reviews – 80/100
CD Projekt Red has created a triumphant RPG experience with Cyberpunk 2077, but it often falters under the weight of its own ambition. Exploring Night City is an unparalleled joy, depicting a dystopian world with an unmatched level of detail in the genre. I lost myself for hours, but such immersion also unveiled a number of deeper issues with its lacklustre themes and problematic writing. Of all the games out there, this one should have something to say, but it too often doesn’t. Putting this aside, the combination of freeform exploration, frantic combat and stellar storytelling combine to craft an RPG that is a new watermark for the genre. Read the full review
GamesBeat – 60/100
A lot of the game is just there to look good. And that’s fine — but it means I don’t want to spend a lot of time wandering around the world. If the environment primarily exists to look dope in the background while I’m doing the quests, then I’ll probably mostly stick to the main story, see what happens, and then bounce. It’s fine to make a game like that — for many, that’s the promise of Cyberpunk 2077. It just wasn’t the promise to me. – Read the full review
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