Now is a great time for a holiday in Night City.
Based on the tabletop RPG Cyberpunk, players take on the role of “V” – a mercenary looking to make a name for himself under the neon-enthused, atmospheric trappings of Night City. Being the only survivor of a job gone wrong, V must find a way to stay alive. But thankfully he’s not alone as he’s assisted by Johnny Silverhand, played by the immortal Keanu Reeves.
Being open-world, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to character profile and development, including story missions and a plethora of side missions. But the real pull here is Night City itself, which needs to be seen to be believed. As a setting, it genuinely feels ‘lived in’ and bustling with life. A full day and night cycle and a large number of NPCs, who sometimes speak entirely different languages, all add to this effect.
In our review, available here, we had this to say:
It marries a gripping story with a huge open world absolutely dripping with atmosphere; one in which, after fifty hours of gameplay, I still feel like I’ve only scratched its surface. Even now I’m itching to jump back in and complete yet more side jobs, not only because they’re enjoyable, but also just in case they offer V more options when it comes to ending their story.
With most of the launch issues now ironed out, it’s probably a good time to jump in if you’ve been holding out. It’s a game that keeps you coming back for more, and at this price, who could say no?