Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated games of last year, and it was finally released, only to greet players with a ton of technical issues. From poor optimization on the PC version to consoles like the PlayStation 4 that just can̵
A few things to note. First, some of the games on this list are available through Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s subscription service to access a large library of games for a monthly fee on both Xbox systems and PCs. We will be sure there are games available on the service and for what platforms.
Second, we’re listing the platforms each game is available on, just to be clear: saying ‘PlayStation’ means it’s available on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Similar story for team green – if we say “Xbox,” that means the game is available on all Xbox One systems, along with Series X / S.
Cloudpunk (PC / PlayStation / Xbox / Switch)
In the sprawling cyberpunk city of Nivalis, you play as Rania – a humble delivery man for the Cloudpunk company. You take legal and not-so-legal goods from one place to another in the city and at the same time meet the various residents of Nivalis. Unravel the corporate mysteries involved in your employer bidding as you explore the neon-lit open world.
Cloudpunk is available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and the Switch.
Ghostrunner (PC / PlayStation / Xbox / Switch)
Ghostrunner is a first person parkour game that just wants to make you feel cool in the first place. As you run, jump, and rush through the levels, you’ll learn about the game’s rough future and the story that unfolds. Ghostrunner is a fast-paced game with lots of room to improve, from how you traverse the levels to which enemies you cut with your sword.
Ghostrunner is available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC / PlayStation / Xbox)
In this acclaimed title, you play Adam Jensen in a unique cyberpunk world full of style. And when you add in fun shooting and fighting mechanics with RPG-style progression, you get a game that will get you in quickly. The story is great and the RPG elements are well implemented, and if you’re into this, it’s probably worth checking out the older games in the series too.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is available on PC, PlayStation and Xbox.
The Witcher 3 (PC / PlayStation / Xbox / Switch)
From CDProjektRed, the company behind it Cyberpunk 2077, is The Witcher 3-a game you’ve probably heard of considering it’s considered one of the best open world RPGs out there. While the game is focused on fantasy rather than sci-fi, you can still experience the game that made CDProjektRed such a remarkable studio in the first place. There’s a huge open world to explore, lots of characters to meet, and a great storyline in both the main story and side quests.
The Witcher 3 is available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch. (Note: The Switch version had to be heavily downgraded graphically to work properly.) The Witcher 3 is also on Xbox Game Pass for consoles.
Horizon Zero Dawn (PC / PlayStation)
While Horizon Zero Dawn doesn’t have much in common with most cyberpunk worlds, it still takes place in a distant, post-apocalyptic future where robotic dinosaurs roam the Earth alongside the remains of humanity. You play Aloy as she tries to discover the truths of this beautiful open world, while engaging in the game’s RPG mechanics and excellent combat systems. This is one of the best open world titles in recent memory and will have a sequel next year. Now that the PC port has been released recently, now is the perfect time to try it out.
Horizon Zero Dawn is available on PC and PlayStation. (Note: Horizon Zero Dawn’s The PC port was fraught with performance issues and bugs at launch. It’s better now, but that’s still something worth knowing before jumping in.)
Shadowrun: Dragonfall (PC)
The wide open worlds showcased by the games mentioned so far are impressive, but Shadowrun: Dragonfall shows that you don’t need the latest technology to create a convincing cyberpunk world. Fight your way through the world in turn-based battles in this top-down RPG. You’ll have to be smart though, as every action you take is affected by your enemies, your weapons and your environment – strategy is key here. If you like the cyberpunk setting and tactical RPGs, Shadowrun: Dragonfall is a title that you will surely like.
The Outer Worlds (PC / PlayStation / Xbox / Switch)
From the makers of Fallout: New Vegas comes … a new one Fallout, actually – but in space. The outer worlds doesn’t do much to hide the fact that it is a spiritual successor to the elder Fallout titles, but that’s no problem – the classic formula, with some modern touches in it, makes for a fantastic open-world RPG.
The planets are diverse and fun to explore, with the game’s story to change based on your decisions. For fans of classic open world RPGs, The outer worlds is a great time. But even if you just want to run through a futuristic environment, enjoy a good story and photograph some things, you will probably enjoy this one.
The outer worlds is available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch. It is also available on Xbox Game Pass for both PC and consoles.
NieR: Automata (PC / PlayStation / Xbox)
NieR: Automata manages to tell a deep and engaging story in its dusty, dystopian world, all while delivering quality hack ‘n’ slash gameplay. You play as 2B – an android tasked with saving the human race from other machines. But between the great fights, writing and images, NieR: Automata goes well beyond that premise to provide a truly unique experience.
NieR: Automata is available on PC, PlayStation and Xbox. It is also available on Xbox Game Pass for consoles.