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Cy­ber­punk 2077 won’t be re­leased for some time, so for now here are some other cy­ber­punk sto­ries to get jacked into

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Deus Ex: Hu­man Rev­o­lu­tion

This first-per­son RPG shooter is prob­a­bly the clos­est thing to Cy­ber­punk 2077 you’re go­ing to get. While on a mis­sion to find the cul­prit be­hind a ter­ror­ist at­tack, cy­ber­net­i­cally en­hanced Adam Jensen un­cov­ers a sin­is­ter plot in­volv­ing the Il­lu­mi­nati.

Blade Run­ner

Pos­si­bly the most well known en­tity in the cy­ber­punk genre. Adapted from Philip K Dick’s novel

Do An­droids Dream Of Elec­tric Sheep?, this is a beau­ti­ful and thought-pro­vok­ing movie. It also has a spec­tac­u­lar sound­track com­posed by Van­ge­lis.

Neu­ro­mancer

The gritty and crime-filled world that Wil­liam Gib­son has cre­ated is pos­i­tively drip­ping with at­mos­phere, and is a great choice if you want to sink your teeth into a cy­ber­punk world. It also has the most ar­rest­ing first sen­tence of any sci-fi novel.

Ob server

An­other first-per­son cy­ber­punk game, but this time in the form of a psy­cho­log­i­cal hor­ror. It stars none other than Rut­ger Hauer as pro­tag­o­nist Daniel Lazarski, a de­tec­tive known as an Ob­server who car­ries out in­ves­ti­ga­tions by hack­ing minds.

Ghost In Th e Sh ell

With its fo­cus on cop­ing in a tech­no­log­i­cal fu­ture, cy­ber­net­ics and mind hack­ing, this adap­ta­tion from the manga of the same name is a great place to delve into the cy­ber­punk world. This was even an in­spi­ra­tion for the 1999 movie The Ma­trix.

Do Andr oids Dream Of Elec­tric Sh eep?

Slightly over­shad­owed by its movie adap­ta­tion, this novel is rec­og­nized as be­ing one of the ear­li­est ex­am­ples of cy­ber­punk. Its dystopian fu­ture has hu­man­ity strug­gling to find value and mean­ing, while also ask­ing what it is to be hu­man.

Th e Last Nigh t

It might not be out just yet, but its re­lease is ex­pected this year, which means you’ll be able to play it be­fore Cy­ber­punk 2077. This unique pixel art post-cy­ber­punk ad­ven­ture looks ex­tremely promis­ing with its de­pic­tion of a deca­dent fu­ture.

Akira

An­other manga adap­ta­tion that’s had a huge im­pact on the cy­ber­punk scene. If you’re look­ing for a dystopian fu­tur­is­tic me­trop­o­lis where the run­down streets are full of crime, and roam­ing biker gangs rule the roads, then look no fur­ther.

Th e Long To­mor­row

This il­lus­trated short story has had the most in­flu­ence on the cy­ber­punk genre. It not only in­flu­enced the vis­ual style of Blade Run­ner, but also helped Wil­liam Gib­son in de­scrib­ing the world of Neu­ro­mancer. This is a true clas­sic.

Writer Dan O’Ban­non Ilus­tra­tor Jean Gi­raud (Moe­bius) Pub­lished 1975

Pub­lisher Square Enix de­vel­oper Ei­dos Mon­tréal Re­leased Au­gust 2011

Pub­lisher Asper de­vel­oper Bloober Team Re­leased Au­gust 2017

Di­rec­tor Ri­d­ley Scott Screen­pla y Hamp­ton Fancher Re­leased 1982

Di­rec­tor Kat­suhiro Otomo Screen­pla y Kat­suhiro Otomo Re­leased 1988

Pub­lisher Raw Fury de­vel­oper Od Tales Re­leased TBC 2018

Di­rec­tor Mamoru Oshii Screen­pla y Kazunori Itō Re­leased 1995

Au­thor Philip K Dick Pub­lisher Gol­lancz Pub­lished 1968

Au­thor Wil­liam Gib­son Pub­lisher Gol­lancz Pub­lished 1984

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