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  • Summary: Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. Assume the role of V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’sCyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. Assume the role of V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you. Become a cyberpunk, an urban mercenary equipped with cybernetic enhancements and build your legend on the streets of Night City. Take the riskiest job of your life and go after a prototype implant that is the key to immortality. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Dec 21, 2020
    94
    Cyberpunk 2077 for me is the whole package of what I want from a game like this. Great looking, great controls, great storyline and plenty of choices, content and replay value. This was marked as many players game of the year before it came out. Regardless of the outside noise, I didn’t suffer any game-breaking issues and only a couple of graphical glitches. I am not saying its perfect, but I am saying its wonderfully immersive and addictive. There is a lot here to be impressed with and when the Series X version is released and all the bugs are worked out I am sure more will agree how great this game actually is.
  2. Dec 22, 2020
    90
    It’s a gorgeous game with a gritty story; sometimes overwhelming or tiring, but nearly always beautiful. It might not reinvent the genre in every aspect, but for a fantastic story, an insanely detailed world, and brilliant dialogue, you’ve got to try it. The achievements will likely take you quite some time, mind: in over 30 hours of playtime, I unlocked six.
  3. Dec 21, 2020
    80
    Cyberpunk 2077 tested on Xbox Series X is a remarkable experience, although expectations were perhaps too high for the final result of the game which is not as perfect as we could have hoped.
  4. Jan 4, 2021
    67
    Overall, I think there’s a lot to like when it comes to Cyberpunk 2077, which has been unfortunately marred by poor performance issues on a number of platforms, and some poor communication (along with some overpromising) on the part of the publisher. It’s clear that a lot of work went into putting this game together, and it’s unfortunate that it had to release in a state that feels a little unfinished. It’s still a game you can very much derive enjoyment from, even in its current state but your ability to overlook open-world bugs and performance issues is certainly going to factor in quite a bit.
  5. Dec 23, 2020
    55
    Cyberpunk 2077 wasn’t optimized for last-gen consoles, and no amount of interesting side activities can remedy that. On PC, the world lives up to its title as the “City of Dreams.” For Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players, however, their time in Night City is likely a nightmare.
  6. The sad truth is that Cyberpunk 2077 is awash with problems. Which makes it all the more miraculous that we were compelled to plod through its litany of tribulations simply to keep experiencing the story, characters, and world that CDProjekt Red has created. Clear away the grit and there remains something special here that’s bound to light up the imaginations of cyberpunk fans. A better option for console players, however, would be to wait for the next-generation versions, which will likely (or should that be hopefully?) look and perform better, and could benefit from whatever retrofits and patches CDProjekt Red sees fit to release based on player feedback in the coming months.
  7. Dec 10, 2020
    35
    If the game remains relatively playable in its scripted sequences, with a few hiccups here and there, the exploration in the open world is often laborious, even sometimes unplayable. Textures that don't display or are runny, pronounced aliasing, low definition, overdue framerate, freezes, lagging interface, crash ... these Fat versions are a striking proof that Cyberpunk 2077 should have never been anything but a next-gen game.

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  1. Dec 11, 2020
    10
    Absolute best game I ever played, an amazing achievement of storytelling and character progression!
  2. Dec 21, 2020
    10
    I am playing on the series X, but this is the only place that I can rate my experience. I’ve had some glitches on day one and a few after, butI am playing on the series X, but this is the only place that I can rate my experience. I’ve had some glitches on day one and a few after, but since the hotfix it has been running much better for me. If this game can be experienced the way it’s meant to be, it is an absolutely phenomenal game. I understand the Xbox One and PS4 versions don’t play well yet, but if you are able to play this game the way the devs intended, it is an amazing experience. I have a feeling this score will rise dramatically once the game is playable on the Xbox one and PS4. Don’t return the game, keep it, CDPR will make this game right. I can’t wait until they roll out the new gen patch in 2021… Expand
  3. Dec 29, 2020
    9
    Even with crashes and bugs,the best game of the year.Amazing city,good story.A lot of side missions can make interesting the game long enoughEven with crashes and bugs,the best game of the year.Amazing city,good story.A lot of side missions can make interesting the game long enough to play more than 100 game hours.I love it! Expand
  4. Dec 13, 2020
    4
    I'm playing on a Series X with it installed to SSD so I'm able to minimize the bugs that are affecting Xbox One S and Xbox One X owners but,I'm playing on a Series X with it installed to SSD so I'm able to minimize the bugs that are affecting Xbox One S and Xbox One X owners but, even with that benefit, the game is a hot mess. I'm not even sure where to begin. I'll start with what's great: The story and writing. Really top notch stuff here that makes you care about NPCs, even the ones you only run into for one-off side missions. If i was rating this on writing alone, it would be an easy 9 or 10... but writing and story is only one element of a successful GAME. I can read a 10/10 book, or watch a 10/10 movie -- a game must also provide interactive entertainment as well. And that's where Cyberpunk 2077 in its current state fails miserably.

    First, the game is chock full of bugs. I'm sure by the time you've read this you've seen lots of articles, memes, and jokes about the various bugs. Most of them are cosmetic, but some can be gamebreaking. Characters and interactive items getting stuck under textures or the inventory system deciding not to let you change equipment. I can't go five minutes without some bug cropping up, whether its my clothes textures magically vanishing or the menu not responding.

    Second, performance is a complete nightmare. Even on the Series X, framerate drops significantly. You'll be getting hit by someone and unable to react because the frame rate drops so severely that input becomes delayed. This makes elements of combat somewhere between frustrating and rage inducing. And that's assuming it doesn't crash to dashboard, which the game is guilty of doing frequently. Graphically, the game takes the title of Downgrade Champion™ from Watch_Dogs, as this game looks decidedly 2014, even on the Series X. It's nothing like what was shown during promotional material or pre-release gameplay, and it's obvious why CDPR had demanded reviewers use b-roll footage for their reviews rather than actual gameplay footage.

    Third, and finally (but not the only other problem), the entire user interface/user experience is awful. These menus are some of the clunkiest I've seen this last generation. You'll spend more time fiddling with things in your inventory, backpack, skills, vault than you will exploring Night City. It's a tedious slog that becomes very reminiscent of early Mass Effect back on the X360 where more time was spent in menus breaking down weapons and gear for Omnigel and fiddling with skill points. It's difficult to feel invested in the world when I'm having to pop into a menu every few minutes and click through a bunch of other menus just to get something accomplished.

    Unless you have a beefy PC to play the game on, I cannot recommend it in its current state. As much as I'd like to keep uncovering the story and meeting new people in Night City, the constant bugs, crashes, and endless menu interactions ruin it. Despite all the other prior delays, it's clear this game needed another 6+ months in the cooker. I wouldn't recommend bothering with the game until: A) you have next gen hardware, B) the next gen update (along with multiple bug fixes) is released, and C) it's on sale.

    I'm giving it a four on strength of story and writing alone. The rest of the 'game' is about a 2. Where's all the big city immersion we were told we were going to see? The lengthy launch trailer talked about doing things to spend our 'ill gotten gains' on, but there are no silly side activities to do except shop and drink -- where's the equivalent of a bowling alley or dart club or karaoke bar?? Why bother with lifepaths if all they really do is add meaningless dialog choices? (Aside: how is it that The Oregon Trail, a 40 year old game, understood meaningful lifepath choices better than Cyberpunk 2077, a game built on a deep pen and paper RPG???)
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  5. Dec 11, 2020
    1
    Xbox One X, console that came out in 2017 can't handle 20 fps while shooting or driving. CDPR lied to the community telling it runs well onXbox One X, console that came out in 2017 can't handle 20 fps while shooting or driving. CDPR lied to the community telling it runs well on consoles, or that consoles were their priority and after day 1 patch it's a different game

    It's a disaster, it's almost unplayable now. There were multiple delays, each time they've mentioned "polishing and optimization" - well, they've failed. Just because it's not ea or ubisoft, some people are still trying to defend them. C'mon, it's a disaster and selling a limited Xbox One X is a scam.

    And I won't even talk about the textures as there were no expectations there. But c'mon, xbox one x can't run it in stable 30 fps. Disaster

    Im giving 1 point for history that I would like to experience but because of the performance, it's impossible.
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  6. Dec 13, 2020
    0
    Console version of Cyberpunk is a scam. Stay away.
    Low-res blurry mess running with horrid framerate on base consoles. On top of that is
    Console version of Cyberpunk is a scam. Stay away.
    Low-res blurry mess running with horrid framerate on base consoles. On top of that is buggy as crap.
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  7. Dec 12, 2020
    0
    What a joke, constant bugs and it’s crashed numerous times - I’m only 10% through the game...I’m sure you tested this game prior to releaseWhat a joke, constant bugs and it’s crashed numerous times - I’m only 10% through the game...I’m sure you tested this game prior to release and if you thought performance was ok I question your ethics and sanity. Expand

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