[Top 25] Best Cyberpunk Games That Are Excellent (Ranked Fun To Most Fun)

Best Cyberpunk Games
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Love Sci-Fi and video games but can’t decide on what to play (next)? I’m right here to give you more than you can handle.

This list of 25 Cyberpunk games, ranked from fun to most fun, is going to overload your geeky heart with anticipation.

 

25. Brigador: Up-Armored - 2016 (Windows, mac OS X, Linux)

Brigador: Up-Armored Trailer

As a 3D but close to 2D real-time tactical game, much like in Titanfall you control a mech (or mecha?). Guess what you fight? Exactly, an oppressive government! So far so good for the cyberpunk setting.

Now while this all sounds fancy and great, what you really do is stomp around and destroy stuff. Additionally, there are rides and weapons to unlock and destroy with even more wham, bam. And besides the campaign, there is a freelance mode, in which you are tasked to play through certain levels one after another.

The old-school graphics remind one of arcade games, so you either love it or you don’t. You either mech(a) or you don’t. If you dig both of that, go for the nostalgic fun!

 

24. Turbo Overkill - 2022 (Windows)

Turbo Overkill Trailer

Now honestly, who doesn’t sometimes love over-the-top everything? Every now and then that kind of absurdity is just what you need. Turbo Overkill promises to deliver that.

It’s a retro shooter and you can’t find a person on the internet or elsewhere who will not introduce this as the game where you have a chainsaw leg. But that’s not the game’s only feature! The world – while looking somewhat like a sophisticated Sci-Fi Minecraft build – will make you feel right at home in the future (of Minecraft. I’m joking. Maybe). 

It gives you that FPS shooter feeling from decades ago, so you will not want to miss this one if that’s what you grew up with. Oh, and you can jump-fly, too! And there’s a story! What more can you possibly ask for?

 

23. SANABI - 2022 (Windows)

SANABI Trailer

SANABI is what we commonly call pixel-Cyberpunk (or not. Maybe I just made that up. You’ll never know). What the game lacks in sophisticated 3D graphics, it makes up for in story and smooth character movements that distinguish it from pixel-y classics.

The comic style will grow on you (or not) and once you’ve got past the initial intro and tutorials, you will notice the main feature of the game: the swinging around after hooking into something with the chains of your prosthetic arms. 

Think of it like Spiderman, just a cutesy version of it. In a cutesy pixel-Cyberpunk look.

 

22. ANNO: Mutationem - 2022 (Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4)

ANNO: Mutationem Trailer

An action-adventure game that is not 2D but not quite 3D either, ANNO: Mutationem offers quirky characters and a lag-less combat experience. Besides, there is voice-acting and you can build your skills. 

The modern Japanesque style of the world does remind one of the classic Blade Runner movie while the anime-like characters give it a quirky twist.

The story is a hit or miss, but if you don’t hate the stories in JRPGs (and their aesthetics), you might not hate this one either.

 

21. Esse Proxy – 2022 (Windows)

Esse Proxy Trailer

No, no, you read that right. It’s Esse Proxy, not to be confused with Ergo Proxy, the popular Cyberpunk anime from 2006, although it might have been inspired by it.

This combat-focused game is entirely played from the bird’s-eye view, but do not expect it to be anything like the function in Assassin’s Creed. You actually do not have the freedom to choose your angle, your view is just straight from the top down, which on second thought reminds one a lot of Gaspar Noé’s movie “Enter the Void”.

With the commonly dark, neon-lit – yet somewhat low-tech – take on the genre, it offers a good amount of fun as a shooting experience with spectacular sound effects. There is a bit of story, but think of it overall as a casual title, which invites you to dive into it after a rough day.

 

20. Ghostwire: Tokyo - 2022 (Windows, PlayStation 5)

Ghostwire: Tokyo Trailer

A visually stunning game set in Japan, but this time it isn’t just the classical Blade Runner graphics you are getting. On top of all the cyberpunk, we get a main character with psychic activities.

While it’s a pretty game with incredibly strong attention to detail, you need to ask yourself whether you want to play a Cyberpunk game that has ghosts and demons. It’s an original take on this genre, you’ll have to give them that, but maybe not the most fitting one. Or at least, the futuristic aspect just does not really come through as much. The gameplay is not overly compelling, but things like the story and traditional Japanese elements make up for it. 

The main feel-good factor of this game are the details in the scenery and the visually pleasing spells (psychic magic).

 

19. Beyond a Steel Sky - 2021 (Windows, mac OS, iOS, tvOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One)

Beyond a Steel Sky Trailer

If there is one thing Beyond a Steel Sky knows how to do, it is how to set the scene with a solid background and good lore (which are technically covered by the prequel Beneath a Steel Sky that came out in 1994).

Full of wit and interesting ideas, this cyberpunk adventure game has its focus on the looks and feel of the game and it does it so well that you could almost forget it’s a point-and-click experience. And it offers a good amount of mystery.

A casual experience in terms of action, but a very involving game in terms of story and setting.

 

18. The Red Strings Club - 2018 (Windows, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch)

The Red Strings Club Trailer

Another low-tech take on the genre with 2D animation and a conversation-driven story, much like the cyberpunk version of Stardew Valley (only different because you talk way more).

It all starts so mellow and calm with a drink at a bar. Possibly to celebrate the end of your weekend, triggering your all-time favorite Sunday Scaries. Been there, done that, right? Right? Okay, don’t answer that. 

Turns out the drink is way more potent than you thought and you happen to become chatty, telling the barkeeper all about your feelings and goals in life. And that right there makes up the majority of the gameplay: you mix special drinks that make your customers open up to you. 

There is some backstory about implanted devices into humans, big corporations (hey, you KNOW we can’t do without them in our Sci-Fi stories), bringing those corporations down and all that. Given the focus on conversations, it can give you a fun time.

 

17. Technobabylon - 2015 (Windows, iOS)

Technobabylon Trailer

With a distinct shade of green that complements an always-present dark black, the color choice for this game makes it stand out. The pixel style is complemented by portraits of characters while they are talking and there is decent voice-overs, too. 

The Sci-Fi feel comes through and the story keeps you involved, but it’s hard to tell if it’s cyberpunk (although it certainly tries in its visual design).

It has some riddles and puzzles in it and also a proper story, so if you enjoy thinking, you’re in the right place.

 

16. The Ascent - 2021 (Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4)

The Ascent Trailer

The big corporations are back! Who would have thought. But, in Ascent we are facing their collapse and are asked a dangerous question: can we actually survive without them looking after us and telling us what to consume?

An incredibly gritty feel on one side, yet a vibrant and clean scenery in different scenes almost make you forget that this is an action-shooter RPG with a very comic-y feel. There’s a lot of shooting and a story, but it’s more of an array of tasks than an immersive experience with unforgettable lore.

 

15. Loopmancer - 2022 (Windows)

Loopmancer Trailer

Craving a pretty cyberpunk setting with remarkable graphics? While Loopmancer’s detective story may not be its strongest point, it will keep you entertained. A lot of work was put into the cutscenes and characters, and the aesthetics are what makes this game stand out among other cyberpunk games.

However, during the combat you merely have a distanced 3rd-person view that might not feel satisfying. But the game makes up for it with its fast-paced movements and attacks. The world lures you in with its carefully designed levels that are distinctively different from one another, so you will not get bored quickly.

 

14. Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon - 2013 (Windows, Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon Trailer

If there was one genre Far Cry didn’t cover yet, it would be Sci-Fi, you thought? Wrong, they actually made the lesser-known Blood Dragon.

It plays in 2007, so it shows a vision of the future as they expected it in the 80s. And of course, it does not forget to never take itself too seriously. 

There has been nothing quite like it in the form of a game yet and it feels distinctively vivid. Fun to play in a casual setting and definitely gives you the Sci-Fi feel.

 

13. Dex - 2015 (Windows, mac OS)

Dex Trailer

Yet another 2D addition to the Cyberpunk genre, offering an open world with a lot to explore. Unlike some other games in this niche, the movement in Dex does not feel quite as smooth. Oh, you were after exploration and character interactions? Yeah, they definitely have that. And if all that does not suit you, you still have simple RPG elements that will offer you easier progress upon unlocking certain skills.

And if all that is still not satisfying, remember you are doing that to fight big corporations, and you will eventually get into the story that slowly opens up to you. If you don’t die before that. But believe me when I say the cyberpunk feel actually comes through in this (again, only if you don’t get frustrated of dying and quit before getting hooked).

Well, at least you’re playing as a woman. And you can get extra outfits for her as a free add-on! Free outfits make everything better.

 

12. Shadowrun Returns - 2013 (Windows, mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4)

Shadowrun Returns Trailer

The popular series Shadowrun returns and is named – you guessed it – Shadowrun Returns. Never mind that the original Shadowrun was a tabletop RPG, but it now returns as a video game.

As a tactical RPG, it remains true to its roots and is set in a cyberpunk fantasy world. For Shadowrun Returns this means you enter a dystopian setting but with magic in it. Yes, that type of fantasy magic. The game focuses on classic RPG elements like a somewhat elaborate character creation and a turn-based tactical fighting system.

Optically, even though the game is 3D, it gives off a strong tabletop/2D vibe that sets the scene but also requires some imagination from you. Conversations are purely text-based after all.

If you enjoy a good old round of tabletop and love a story with deep lore, this game is definitely for you. What’s more – there is Shadowrun: Dragonfall and Shadowrun: Hong Kong, too, in case you just can’t get enough of Shadowrun. Or Shadowrun starts running after you, like… your shadow. Hah.

 

11. System Shock 2 - 1999 (Windows, mac OS X, Linux)

System Shock 2 Trailer

Craving some old-school survival horror but with a cyberpunk touch? System Shock 2 is what you might want to look at. The immersive game brings us into the year 2114 and onto a spaceship. 

There is a whole backstory behind this title (after all it’s the sequel to System Shock), but let’s cut to the chase: right now, the main character, a soldier, wakes up on a ship and faces an invasion by aliens. And you see, it’s not the nice kind.

If you don’t mind its age, the game’s atmosphere will keep you hooked and offers exciting gameplay as well as a solid story. So if you are a fan of horror elements blended into this genre, look no further.

 

10. Gamedec - 2021 (Windows, Nintendo Switch)

Gamedec Trailer

Want another cyberpunk game with pretty graphics but without the hassle of battles? Gamedec was made for you. Choose your character and enjoy a variety of sceneries.

This point-and-click adventure game puts you into the role of a detective (“dec”) and makes your decisions in the game count. It’s a quieter kind of game, but it offers meaningful impacts in the story nevertheless.

At the end of the day Gamedec is like a good crime story for a cold winter night, but in the form of a video game with nice views to enjoy. And maybe instead of an old fireplace, your laptop will take over the job of keeping you warm.

 

9. RUINER - 2015 (Windows, iOS)

RUINER Trailer

Set in the year 2091, RUINER is a mostly bird’s-eye view game with a whole lot of action and violence. Mindless, numbing violence. The story is twisted, as is your character, but it all unfolds bit by bit to let you in on its madness.

Side quests bring a bit of life into the world outside of the action-intense main quests, so you will have some breathers in between. Just don’t get too used to them because the show must go on.

The fast pace is matched by a great EDM OST, creating a great cyberpunk experience.

 

8. Citizen Sleeper - 2022 (Windows, mac OS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One)

Citizen Sleeper Trailer

Stranded on a space station, you are a human mind uploaded into a robot body. From here on, your life and choices are in your hands. You can do tasks/actions to build skills and also gain the trust of people around you.

It’s very text-heavy and has no sound effects or voice-overs. What it lacks, it makes up for with a detailed story that can compete with stories of AAA titles. Just be prepared to read. And work on tasks. A lot. So that perhaps in the end it will all be worth it and you will feel more at home in this lonely space station.

 

7. Ghostrunner - 2020 (Windows, Amazon Luna, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One)

Ghostrunner Trailer

A cyberpunk setting, beautiful graphics and fast-paced action define Ghostrunner. A polished game with a story and full voice-overs. And instead of guns, you are using swords, so it’s like ninja-cyberpunk. Damn, did we ever have that before? Is this probably one of its kind?

The level design of the “already dead” world can get a bit repetitive with all the steel and metal around, but the gameplay itself never gets boring.

It’s notable that just for the fact that it dares to bring new elements into a cyberpunk-themed story, it deserves praise. However, the neon lights still feel familiar enough and it does not drift too far from the typical setting.

 

6. Observer: System Redux - 2020 (Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Playstation 5, Playstation 4)

Observer: System Redux Trailer

It’s a full-fledged game that does not quite feel like a “game” exactly, giving you mostly walking and exploring options. But it’s far from being just a walking simulator.

Set in the year 2084, this psychological horror game presents a dark future. Hack into people’s minds for your investigations as the Polish detective Daniel Lazarski and explore the futuristic, run-down slums of Krakow.

As if that alone isn’t scary enough – let’s face it, people’s minds can be disturbing – there is the eerie background music and dusky atmosphere that makes sure to always keep you on your toes. If you love the Lovecraftian sort of horror and suspense but don’t want to go into full-fledged fights, this is the game for you.

 

5. Remember Me - 2013 (Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Remember Me Trailer

Once again we are met by a familiar scenario: major corporations having access to the world population’s memory, the common topic of this game.

Like in the game Observer: System Redux, the year is 2084 (we salute you, Orwell), the place is Paris, or rather: Neo-Paris. As the female protagonist Nilin you can access other people’s memories and also manipulate them. This certainly proves useful while on the hunt for her own lost memories… or… does it? 

Nevertheless, the fighting system is thought-through – although it relies heavily on evading instead of blocking attacks, it will give you some fun hours.

Newer console owners will have no luck with finding options to play this, but owners of computers or last-gen consoles can get this game right away.

 

4. Cloudpunk - 2020 (Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Cloudpunk Trailer

Don’t you sometimes dream of just driving around and enjoying the neon lights of the city? And maybe make some money on the side? No, I’m not trying to sign you up as a driver for a delivery service. 

Instead, I’m trying to convince you of the virtual experience of a delivery service in Cloudpunk. The game offers the full experience without the commitment. And what it does, it does well. The thing we didn’t get in Cyberpunk 2077, the one where we were supposed to be able to fly cars? Here we get it. And from some angles the hovercar scenes look like right out of Blade Runner 2049.

The story and conversations are intriguing as well (conspiracies, yay!) and you are spared from combat, which makes it perfect for Sunday afternoon chill sessions.

 

3. Detroit: Become Human - 2018 (Windows, PlayStation 4)

Detroit: Become Human Trailer

Detroit: Become Human is set in a world where androids have jobs like human beings, but do not quite live like human beings. The cyberpunk feel is instantly detectable here, the smoothness in graphics and gameplay is both astonishing.

Its focus is mainly to convey the story and offer an immersive and also diverse experience. If you ever wanted to play a Black Mirror episode as a video game, this is the closest you can get.

And while it’s action-packed, you are merely the decision-maker. You battle with moral consequences, but you do not engage in active gunplay like in a shooter. So while it offers a lot of action and suspense, you never get the feeling that you can’t lean back on your couch and just let yourself go.

 

2. Cyberpunk 2077 - 2020 (Windows, Stadia, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One)

Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer

Ah, Cyberpunk 2077. So many promises, yet it failed us on so many levels. But numerous patches came out since the disastrous launch and now it works on most systems. Although it looks much better on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S (and PC of course) than on older consoles.

The game still delivers, just not all it promised. Decent character customization, a vivid Sci-Fi world, thrilling combat, a decent enough story and characters. There’s even romance options!

Roam free, make some friends (or enemies), get some good… romance, and just enjoy the ride.

 

1. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - 2016 (Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, macOS)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer

There is never enough praise for this game. The ultimate among the ultimate among Sci-Fi games that gives you a dystopian feel while giving you an edge compared to your enemies. Because get this, you’ve got augmentations – a whole lot of them!

And while you are just one “simple” (open to discussion) man with the name Adam Jensen, you work for an organization that provides enough information and firepower to bring down a whole lot of people.

Explore the huge connected world as well as its secrets and deep lore, and get ready to awake to a new Sci-Fi reality.

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