It is safe to say that no game in the history of video games has mustered as much hype as CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 has. After all, this is the same distributor which gave us the iconic Witcher games, expectations just had to be high.
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Cyberpunk 2077 was announced in May 2012, and now, after about eight years, the game is finally here, albeit having its fair share of glitches (luckily for PC users, they seem to have the least amount of glitches) and confusion. We will go through various aspects of the game and the simplest way for a Windows PC user to purchase and install it.
You can just bet that a game is going to be good when it has none other than The Keanu Reeves appearing as a recurring in-game character. But that’s not the only appealing aspect of CD Projekt Red’s holy grail.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, first-person perspective RPG set in Night City. The protagonist is a character named V. The game becomes a fight for survival as V’s body ends up being merged with the memories of Reeves’ character, and the main objective of the game becomes to somehow find a way for either V, or Johnny Silverhand (Reeves’s character in the game) to survive. After finishing tons of quests and side quests, the player can end the game with a multitude of options, depending on how they chose to progress through the game. The plot is very immersive and well-thought, and a ton of choices that you make throughout the game decide how the game will end for the player.
The gameplay is simply breathtaking if you have the hardware to back it. Players can alter their character by choosing from a variety of cybernetic body enhancements, and can even alter the cosmetics. Night City is basically a massive open-world map where the player can roam freely, and can even drive a number of vehicles around, just like in GTA.
There are tons of well-defined weapons to choose from, some even with special ammunition, and there are also melee weapons to choose from.
The vehicles have an in-built radio like in GTA, and committing a crime will get you chased by law enforcement.
Players can visit a Ripperdoc to add cybernetic implants, and there is also a Black Market which gives access to military grade tech.
Health can be restored through consumables, and there are several mini games like racing and boxing that a player can indulge in to kill the time.
Currently, the game is single-player only, but rumours of a multiplayer version are floating around.
How to Install Cyberpunk 2077 for Windows PC?
Steam is the world’s largest digital distributor of video games, and if you use a PC, there is no better way to get a game than through Steam. Apart from it’s mind-blowing sales, players who purchase a game through steam can also make use of Steam’s huge community features and chat box to meet and socialize with other game owners who also purchased from Steam, in contrast to if you buy the game from elsewhere you’ll have a hard time making friends. That being said, the steps to purchase and install a game are made quite simple using Steam as well, and Steam’s brilliant refund policies make sure your money won’t go to waste in-case you didn’t like the game. But first, here’s how you install Steam, and later, Cyberpunk 2077 on your Windows PC.
- First, you will need to download the steam client for windows.
- Once steam has been downloaded, click on the .exe file and follow the instructions. .
- Once you have logged in, open the Steam Store. From there, you can simply search for ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ and click on its name in the search bar.
- Click on ‘Add to Cart’ option and then checkout to proceed to the payments page.
- Once it is done, you are ready install Cyberpunk on PC.
Cyberpunk 2077 Minimum System Requirements
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: Windows 7 or 10
- Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon RX 470
- DirectX: Version 12
- Storage: 70 GB available space
Games Similar to Cyberpunk 2077
1. GTA V
Playing Cyberpunk, one can instantly make the connection to this iconic game. GTA V was released back in 2012 when cyberpunk was announced, and 8 years later the game still has a booming player base. Arguably the best open-world game out there, GTA V has it all, a third-person, highly detailed open world setting, tons of cars, guns, boats, planes, and even flying bikes. This game never fails to entertain.
2. Watch Dogs 2
Another strong open-world contender, Watch Dogs has a similar gameplay mechanic as GTA and Cyberpunk, but is more focussed on espionage and hacking as opposed to your usual run-and-gun style of approach. The game’s main storyline paired with a number of side quests provide for a lot of fun gametime.
3. Far Cry 5
The fifth installment to Ubisoft’s infamous Far Cry series, and true to its predecessors, Far Cry 5 isn’t your typical open-world game. While titles like GTA, Cyberpunk, and Watch Dogs are more urban, Far Cry 5 will have you fight for your life in a massive map that is mostly in the wild. There are towns scattered across it’s map, but the jungles take up most of the space, and are filled with all kinds of animals that you can hunt, although some animals will end up killing you more often than not. Try this game if you are looking for a thrilling open-world survival experience. The main objective of the game is to defeat Joseph Seed, or ‘The Father’, a maniac who’s cult has taken over the region of Hope County, in the USA.