Video games have come a long way since the advent of Pong in the early 1970s. From 2D pixelated graphics to ultra-realistic 3D environments, the world of video games has evolved exponentially over the past few decades. One of the most popular themes in modern video games is a cyberpunk – a dystopian future where society has been overrun by technology and corporations. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the best cyberpunk video games ever made.
Deus Ex (2000)
Deus Ex is widely regarded as one of the greatest video games ever made, and for a good reason. It takes place in a near-future world where cybernetic implants and biotechnology have become the norm. The game is a first-person shooter with RPG elements, and the player is given many choices that affect the game’s outcome.
System Shock 2 (1999)
System Shock 2 is another classic cyberpunk game that has stood the test of time. It takes place aboard a starship in the year 2114, where the player must fight against an AI that has gone rogue. The game is a mix of first-person shooter and RPG elements, and it features a complex story that is both engaging and thought-provoking.
Blade Runner (1997)
Based on the classic 1982 film of the same name, Blade Runner is a point-and-click adventure game that takes place in a dystopian future where artificial lifeforms known as replicants are commonplace. The game is renowned for its atmosphere and its faithful recreation of the film’s iconic setting.
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020)
One of the most highly anticipated video games in recent memory, Cyberpunk 2077 is a sprawling open-world RPG set in a futuristic version of California. The game features breathtaking visuals, an engaging story, and an immense amount of player choice.
Shadowrun: Dragonfall (2014)
Shadowrun: Dragonfall is a tactical RPG that takes place in a cyberpunk version of Berlin. The game features turn-based combat, a complex story, and a vast array of choices that affect the game’s outcome.
Snatcher is a classic cyberpunk adventure game that was developed by Hideo Kojima, the creator of the Metal Gear Solid series. The game takes place in a future version of Tokyo, where the player must investigate a series of murders committed by androids known as snatchers.
Syndicate is a real-time strategy game that takes place in a dystopian future where corporations have taken over the world. The game features a vast array of weapons and vehicles, and it allows the player to take control of a team of agents who can be upgraded and customized.
Shadow of the Colossus (2005)
Although not strictly a cyberpunk game, Shadow of the Colossus features a futuristic setting and an atmosphere that is reminiscent of classic cyberpunk literature. The game is a third-person action-adventure game where the player must defeat a series of giant monsters in order to save a young girl.
The observer is a first-person horror game that takes place in a dystopian future where corporations have taken over society. The game is set in a decaying apartment complex, and the player must use a variety of high-tech gadgets to investigate a series of murders.
Remember Me (2013)
Remember Me is a third-person action game that takes place in a future version of Paris. The game features a unique combat system where the player must chain combos together in order to defeat enemies. The game’s story revolves around a memory-altering technology known as Sensen.