Cyberpunk 2077 review round-up: Critics award mostly high scores, despite bugs
The RPG hits consoles and PC this Thursday
Cyberpunk 2077 reviews have gone live ahead of the game’s release this week.
In VGC’s Cyberpunk 2077 review, which was based on our time with the PC version of the game, our critic Andy Robinson called it “a stunning achievement, if you can overlook the glitches”.
The game currently has a 90 Metascore on review aggregation site Metacritic, based on 32 PC reviews.
Cyberpunk 2077 will initially be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC. It will be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S via backwards compatibility, with a “proper, full-blown next-gen version” planned for release next year.
You can pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 from Amazon (UK), Amazon (US), Walmart, Best Buy and Game, among other retailers.
Cyberpunk 2077 review round-up
- VGC (5/5) – “An immersive and stunningly crafted RPG, which has raised the bar for cinematic quality in open-world games.”
- GameSpot (7/10) – “Cyberpunk 2077 has standout side quests and strong main characters, though its buggy, superficial world and lack of purpose bring it down.”
- VG247 (5/5) – “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.”
- PCGamesN (9/10) – “Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t surpass its brilliant influences, but in Night City, Johnny Silverhand, and its chilling vision of hyper-capitalism, it claims territory of its own.”
- GamesRadar (5/5) – “What Cyberpunk 2077 lacks in core campaign length, it makes up for with depth and soul, offering a world of intrigue and violence unlike any other.”
- The Verge (no score) – “Cyberpunk 2077 is a frequently satisfying and sometimes impressive game, but despite its setting in the fast-moving future, it’s almost never a surprising one.”
- Polygon (no score) – “I can’t deny that Night City wowed me with its scale, its verticality, and its sense of history. But I wish I could see people like me on its streets as something more than objects. I wish that the game’s politics were more radical.”
- IGN (9/10) – “Cyberpunk 2077 throws you into a beautiful, dense cityscape and offers a staggering amount of flexibility in how you choose to take it from there.”
- PC Gamer (78/100) – “Some nice characters and stories nested in an astounding open world, undercut by jarring bugs at every turn.”
- Game Informer (9/10) – “The wait is worth it for CD Projekt Red‘s next open-world RPG, but it’s an uneven playthrough that shines in particular areas and struggles in others.”
- Windows Central (5/5) – “Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world masterpiece that features some of the most immersive and liberating storytelling this industry has to offer.”
- The Gamer (5/5) – “I’ve had it a week and played 70 hours, which is probably about as healthy as scooping out my face and replacing it with electronics, but it didn’t feel like work. Like a digital personality loaded onto a biochip, it felt like stepping into another life for a while. It’s a life I can’t wait to relive.”
- Stevivor (9.5/10) – “The most important thing that everyone needs to know about Cyberpunk 2077 is that while it’s imperfect, it is without a doubt a superb game.”
- VentureBeat (6/10) – “I think that Cyberpunk 2077 delivers the big-budget gaming thrills that many people are looking for. But it falls short in a few key areas for me, and a lot of that comes as a byproduct of its ambition.”
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