Further reading/ watching/ playing
Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be released for some time, so for now here are some other cyberpunk stories to get jacked into
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.
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.
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.
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.
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