Cyberpunk 2077 (PC)
A science-fiction RPG title based on tabletop role-playing game Cyberpunk. This production was developed by CD Projekt RED studio – the team who gained worldwide acclaim thanks to its successful The Witcher series – actively supported by the co-writer of the original system, Mike Pondsmith. The story takes you to the year 2077, featuring technically advanced, albeit corrupted world of the future. The game is set in Night City, a place known well to the fans of Cyberpunk universe, where ominous intrigues and secrets thrive. While exploring the game’s open world, you learn the complex, multi-threaded narrative through numerous dialogues, which often put you up against tough moral choices. Classes and character progression system, combat model, as well as dozens of in-game augmentations were inspired of the original role-playing system. The visual side of the game is built on enhanced version of Red engine, previously used in The Witcher 3.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC)
RPG 23 August 2016
The fourth major installment in a popular cyberpunk action-RPG series. The game was developed by Eidos Montreal, who previously developed two other parts of the cycle, as well as the 2014 reboot of the cult Thief franchise. The game is set 2 years after the events of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The player again assumes the role of an Interpol agent, Adam Jensen, who fights criminal organizations in different parts of the world. In accordance with the tradition of the series, gameplay is non-linear, allowing the player to choose the ways of dealing with in-game problems: from open confrontation to stealth approach. As compared with the previous game, this time you have access to twice as many biochips and special abilities that are gradually unlocked throughout the gameplay. Another vital element are the consequences of your choices – all your actions and conversations can bear consequences later in the game.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC)
RPG 23 August 2011
The third installment in a series of cyberpunk action games with RPG elements. The franchise was launched in the year 2000 by Ion Storm, led at the time by Warren Spector. The reactivation of the series was made possible by the Eidos Montreal studio. Story-wise, the game is a prequel to the original series, taking us back to the year 2027, when Sarif Industies only begins to explore the possibilities of biomechanical augmentation of the human body. You assume the role of Adam Jensen, the company's chief of security, who gets seriously injured when an unidentified armed force suddenly attack the company HQ. Saved by a series of surgeries and mechanical implants, he decides to investigate the puzzling truth behind the events. Gameplay boils down to combat, exploration, and interactions with the environment. Of course, there are the also series’ landmark features, such as sneaking and hacking mini-games. Depending on the augmentations you choose to implant in the hero’s body and the skills they provide, each in-game problem can be solved in several different ways.
Dreamfall Chapters (PC)
Adventure 21 October 2014
The third installment in the series of adventure games started in 1999 with Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Dreamfall: Chapters was developed by Red Thread Games led by Ragnar Tornquist. The story of the game presents further adventures of the young protagonist, Zoe Castillo, who thanks to her highly unusual powers is able to travel between three worlds: the magical Arcadia, the technologically advanced Stark and the mysterious Storytime. Since it is a traditional adventure game, the gameplay focuses on such features like item gathering, conversations with non-playable characters and riddle solving. Despite the rather small budget of the game, developers of Dreamfall: Chapters have created attractive visuals generated by using the popular Unity Engine.
The Technomancer (PC)
RPG 28 June 2016
A cyberpunk action-RPG and sequel to the 2013 Mars: War Logs. The title was created by Spiders, an experienced developer, whose other works include Bound by Flame, Of Orcs and Men, and Faery: Legends of Avalon. The game takes us back to the universe known from the previous game, where technology and magic coexist, and rivaling factions fight over water supplies. The player becomes a young technomancer – a representative of the cast of genetically modified warriors, who guard the ancient knowledge of their forefathers. His task is to find some precious artifacts from the Earth. You can join one of 6 playable factions, each possessing their own strengths and weaknesses that have significant influence on the way you play them. Gameplay mechanics are not much different from the ones used in Mars: War Logs. The main difference is that The Technomancer offers more complex story missions with lots of secondary plots.
Remember Me (PC)
Action 04 June 2013
A cyberpunk action-adventure game with third-person perspective view. It is the first work of the French studio Dontnod Entertainment. The story of Remember Me is set in 2084, when humanity developed technology that allows for digitization of memories. This system is supervised by the Memorize corporation and its special agents called Memory Hunters. Nilin, the game's protagonist, is a particularly talented member of a group of an underground group that opposes the technology promoted by the corporation. Her own memory erased in mysterious circumstances, she embarks on a quest for truth in a world where memories can be forged at will. Remember Me combines the features of adventure and action games. The players can use a wide variety of weaponry and melee attacks to defend themselves, as well acrobatics to overcome obstacles and special gadgets that allows them to control the behavior of other people.
Deus Ex (PC)
RPG 22 June 2000
A cyberpunk first-person perspective action RPG developed by Ion Storm, studio led by the legend of the video game industry, Warren Spector – co-creator of such cult series as Ultima and Wing Commander. Deus Ex takes place in the middle of XXI century, in a world filled with terrorism, corruption, poverty and a mysterious disease called the Gray Death. The player assumes the role of agent JC Denton and discovers that a secret organization named Majestic 12, which eventually intends to rule the world, is responsible for the deadly virus. The gameplay mechanics of the game combine FPS, stealth and RPG features. Thanks to special nanotechnological augmentations the protagonist has inhuman abilities that can be gradually improved as the game progresses. Denton can use various weapons which can be also modified. The story of the game is non-linear, and depending on the choices made by the player it might led to one of three alternative endings.
Shadowrun: Hong Kong (PC)
RPG 20 August 2015
A sequel to the turn-based RPG from Harebrained Schemes, based on a table-top role-playing game created in 1989 by FASA Corporation. The game is set in a world of future, combining cyberpunk with fantasy elements. Hong Kong of the year 2056 is a city known for tranquility and prosperity, although its outskirts still remain among the most dangerous places on earth. The game allows you to become the leader of a group of so-called shadowrunners, men and women who will take up any job, for the right price. Your main goal is to stop a dark, mysterious power that infects everything it comes into contact with. In terms of gameplay mechanics, the game is an isometric RPG with turn-based combat system, featuring complex classes and character progression system. As compared with the first game in the series, this one features noticeably improved graphics and many user interface enhancements. Furthermore, Matrix - the cyberspace that allows player to manipulate the real world - and its functionality have been thoroughly overhauled.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault (PC)
Action 28 July 2016
A cyberpunk online FPS game based on the popular Ghost in the Shell franchise, and more precisely, on the animated TV series Stand Alone Complex. This title was created by a Nexon company’s subsidiary who specialize in online games. The story is set in the year 2030 in New Ports, a fictional Japanese city. Most of the society has enhanced their bodies with implants or even exchanged their bodies for fully mechanical shells. Which makes it significantly more difficult for the special forces of Public Security Section 9 to stay on guard of the safety of the citizens. The game focuses on online clashes between two teams: agents of the aforementioned PSS9 and well-trained mercenaries. The classic online shooter formula was augmented with hacking options, and the players are supported by Tachikomas - small, but heavily-armed, spider-like robots controlled by AI, well-known to fans of the TV series.
System Shock 2 (PC)
RPG 11 August 1999
System Shock 2 brings a continuation to a an acclaimed action game featuring RPG elements, combining classic science-fiction elements with cyberpunk. The second installment was once again created by Looking Glass, this time however, supported by Irrational Games. The game is set 40 years after the events depicted in the original System Shock, when the UNN military organization tries to limit the power of great corporations, using a state-of-the-art spaceship called Von Braun to do so. The player takes on the role of a volunteer who wakes up during the vessel's first flight and finds out that the crew is dead and the ship is overrun by dangerous mutants and rebellious robots. The mechanics of the original System Shock were changed to a certain degree - elements of action, role-playing and adventure games were complemented this time by a portion of features associated with the survival horror genre. Furthermore, the character development mechanics were expanded. The player chooses one of three available classes differing in skills they offer.
RPG 14 May 2015
An original action game set in a cyberpunk world and created by Dreadlocks - an independent, Czech studio. Dex mingles elements of classic platformers with role-playing mechanics; it was inspired by classic arcade titles, as well as the works of William Gibson. The game is set in Harbor Prime, where luxurious districts stand in contrast to the filth the poor live in. The player has to face a mysterious AI that has broken loose and wishes to make irreversible changes. The game is played on two planes, for the protagonist can switch between acting in the real world and in the cyberspace. When completing subsequent story missions, the player makes use of classic weapons, special abilities and useful gadgets. Dex offers melee combat as well, which resembles classic beat'em up productions. The visuals are a homage to the classic sci-fi platformers from the 1990s.
Mars: War Logs (PC)
RPG 26 April 2013
A cyberpunk role-playing action game developed by Spiders (the creators of e.g. Of Orcs and Men and Faery: Legends of Avalon). A hundred years after a disaster that plunged the Red Planet into chaos, Mars is being ravaged by a devastating war for water and survival. The game features genre elements familiar to any RPG fan. The gameplay consists mostly of completing the quests you receive, exploring locations, and fighting enemies. The experience you gather allows you to develop your character's abilities, and the NPCs you encounter can join your team. Mars: War Logs utilizes a proprietary technology - the Silk Engine.
Hard Reset: Redux (PC)
Action 03 June 2016
An improved edition of Hard Reset - a cyberpunk first-person shooter developed by Flying Wild Hog (the creators of the successful Shadow Warrior remake). Although the original game (2011) was released exclusively for PCs, Hard Reset: Redux received console versions for the eighth generation of hardware as well. The game offers a journey to a grim world of the future, when the Earth has been almost entirely dominated by merciless robots who have devastated the planet. The player takes on the role of Major Fletcher, a war veteran with a task of defending the last remaining human outpost. The game offers fast-paced action and brutal combat sequences involving both regular enemies and powerful bosses. The player makes use of various types of futuristic firearms and a completely new weapon known as cyber-katana. What is new as well, is the ability to perform a quick dodge, which is useful while confronting larger groups of enemies. In addition to the original contents, Hard Reset: Redux features the Exile DLC expansion. The game offers both a story-based campaign and a survival mode, but the latter lacks the multiplayer component. The game utilizes the newest version of the RoadHog engine. As a result, it offers both better lighting and special effects, as well as faster loading time.
System Shock 3 (PC)
The third major installment in a cult series of first-person action-adventure games with RPG elements, whose first two parts were released back in the 1990s. System Shock 3 was developed by OtherSide Entertainment, previously known only for a fantasy RPG, Underworld Ascendant. However, the team also included people who worked on the first System Shock and all sorts of AAA games. The characteristic feature of the series is the skillful combination of an FPS with RPG and adventure elements (i.e. computer hacking as a puzzle). The long-standing main antagonist of this cyberpunk story is the powerful Artificial Intelligence called SHODAN – she returns in the series' third entry as well.