8 Cyberpunk Themed Games to Play

Cyberpunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that explores the intersection of advanced technology and a dystopian future society. The cyberpunk genre has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, and with that comes a growing list of cyberpunk-themed video games.

Today, we will be bringing you eight of the best cyberpunk-themed games that you should try out at least once. Let’s start!

1. Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
Photo Credits: CD Projekt

Cyberpunk 2077 needs no introduction given its popularity. Despite its initial underwhelming release, the game has received various performance patches to improve its players’ experience. Right now, it is very playable and perhaps even one of the best cyberpunk games out there.

Set in a future metropolis called Night City, where players take on the role of a mercenary named V. Venturing into a sprawling open-world environment with engaging storylines, this is a game that will suck you in completely.

All in all, Cyberpunk 2077 now remains a fan favourite among cyberpunk enthusiasts and if you want to go the distance, you can even try out its anime which is available on Netflix.

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2. Deus Ex

Deus Ex
Photo Credits: Square Enix

Deus Ex is just immersively beautiful. Most cyberpunk fans are in it for the aesthetics and Deus EX certainly gives you a truly amazing dystopian experience. The game takes place in a future world where cybernetic enhancements have become the norm.

You are a cyborg with an operative named JC Denton, working for a UN anti-terrorist organization. The game is also super story-driven and the choices you make will matter. So, whatever you do will have consequences. It’s very well-written and this game will absorb you in at hello.

3. Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun returns
Photo Credits: Harebrained Schemes

Shadowrun Returns is a turn-based tactical role-playing game developed by Harebrained Schemes, a very underrated studio in the video game sphere.

The game seamlessly combines both cyberpunk and magic with a touch of technological elements. As a Shadowrunner, you are a mercenary who takes on high-risk jobs for the highest bidder—a futuristic assassin so to say.

Like most games on this list, Shadowrun Returns offers an amazing story for its players to explore. The gameplay is also very engaging and once you’ve picked the controller, it’s truly hard to put it back down.

4. Observer

Photo Credits: Bloober Team

One of the best pairings you can get is horror and cyberpunk—they are a match made in heaven. Observer is a game that collides the two and with an investigative gameplay, you’ll feel like Sherlock Holmes deep into the future.

Here, you will assume the role of a police detective named Daniel Lazarski, who has the ability to hack into people’s minds. The game features a deeply immersive storyline, stunning graphics, and a haunting atmosphere.

5. The Red Strings Club

Red Strings Club
Photo Credits: Devolver Digital

In many ways, The Red Strings Club is pretty similar to the aforementioned Observer. The abilities of the main protagonist are also entering someone’s mind where you get to manipulate their feelings and emotions. Don’t worry, The Red Strings Club is equally as good.

The game is set in a future world where corporations control everything. You’ll be playing as Donovan who uses telepathic skills to gather information. The pixel art merged with a cyberpunk theme oozes out a unique charm. It might not have the realism of Cyberpunk 2077, but it sure delivers the same futuristic punches.

6. Ruiner

Photo Credits: Devolver Digital

Ruiner is an action game developed by Reikon Games. The game is set in a future metropolis called Rengkok City, where players take on the role of a cybernetically enhanced hitman.

Packed with insanely fast-paced gameplay, stunning visuals, and a synth-wave soundtrack that perfectly complements its cyberpunk aesthetic, this game throws you into the future palpably. It’s super fun and addictive at the same time. Its edgy tone and writing enhance the cyberpunk theme even more than it already is and we love it!

7. Remember Me

Remember me
Photo Credits: Capcom

Remember Me is an action-adventure game that reminisces games like Life is Strange. Only this time, the game is set in a future world where memories can be digitized and manipulated.

In Remember Me, you will be playing a memory hunter named Nilin, who must unravel a conspiracy that threatens to destroy the world. And like with Life is Strange, Remember Me features a unique gameplay mechanic gelled with a thought-provoking narrative.

Visually, this game is a masterpiece and gorgeous to look at for its time. The combat is straightforward and jumping right into this game fresh is easy and less demanding. A great game to pick up if you are a sucker for cyberpunk games and want to pass time quickly.

8. Syndicate

Photo Credits: Electronic Arts

Syndicate is a classic cyberpunk game set in a future world where corporations have replaced governments. While the premise might be cliched, the gameplay is very attractive with its strategising and planning.

Players take on the role of a corporate agent tasked with taking down rival corporations. Syndicate features a dark, dystopian world and fast-paced gameplay. Overall. there is a lot to love about this game, especially if you are a cyberpunk fan.

And that brings to a close our list of the best cyberpunk games out there. Be sure to try them out on your own and do not look up anything regarding these games because of potential spoilers. We recommend players play them with their naked eyes as these games are best played on the first go. An experience without expectations.