Cyberpunk 2077 is a cynical look at a future, fallen America. The dystopian action-RPG boasts a deeply satisfying story, an engrossing world, and excellent shooting and melee combat, but it suffers from numerous bugs.


  • Amazing, highly detailed world
  • Deep character customization
  • Satisfying gunplay and melee systems
  • Engrossing story
  • Rich side content


  • Busy skill tree interface
  • Many bugs
Cyberpunk 2077 invites you to explore Night City, a fictional metropolis on America’s west coast that’s jam-packed with crime, opportunity, and anything your black heart desires. Based on Mike Pondsmith’s tabletop RPG, Cyberpunk is a bleak game that sees corporations, both foreign and domestic, keeps a stranglehold on military tech, health care, cybernetic advancements, drugs, and virtually anything that the common person could want or need. You play as a mercenary, V, a person caught up in a job that has lasting repercussions throughout the story campaign. As a result, you must shoot, hack, and slice your way out of trouble in this sprawling, open-world action-RPG. This highly anticipated PC game offers thrilling gameplay, atmosphere-oozing sights and sounds, and hours of story-heavy missions, but it feels a bit undercooked due to small and large bugs.
Cyberpunk 2077's neon-drenched atmosphere

The State of Affairs

2077’s society has spiraled into a state of Weimar-like decadence and debauchery, with advertisements that peddle everything from snacks to sex plastered on nearly every city facet. Humankind has embraced cybernetic modifications, and every dinky neighborhood across town has a cybernetic modder, called a Ripperdoc, eager and ready to slap new and horrifying body enhancements into you for the right price.

You play as V, a mercenary who takes odd jobs across the Night City’s vast underworld, often for unsavory clients. At the game’s start, you can customize V’s look, background, and stats. The character creator isn’t particularly robust, but there are many interesting options to explore, such as tattoos and cybernetic facial implants. Your starting stats boost specific talent types once you’re in the game proper. For example, I boosted V’s Reflex and Cool stats, so stealth and weapon perks opened up relatively early in my playthrough.

The background you select determines V’s prologue tutorial, and impacts how you tackle mission objectives. Early on, a side quest tasked my Nomad-based character with searching for a cop who rocked the proverbial boat by investigating criminals with more clout than she anticipated. Unfortunately, no one knew the cop’s location, so it was up to me to ask around. An odd hooker recognized her but demanded cash for the intel. Fortunately, V recognized a kindred Nomad in the neighborhood who offered intel after some chit chat, letting me bypass the sex worker’s extortion. Scenarios like this pop up regularly throughout 2077’s campaign.

Cyberpunk 2077 is finally here. But depending on how fast your internet connection is, it may take you a while to download the game on a PC.

Developer CD Projekt Red says you’ll need 70GB of storage for Cyberpunk 2077. So if you’re on a 25Mbps connection the game could take over 6 hours to download. We crunched the numbers, and here’s how long it could take you depending on your connection.

If you buy the game from Steam, then the download size should be smaller at 60.2GB, so you can expect a shorter wait time.

Cyberpunk 2077 (for PC) Review

The bad news is that CD Projekt Red also released a 43GB day-one patch to address bugs in the game. So you might see another download prompt before you can launch Cyberpunk 2077 on your PC, forcing you to wait again.

In total, the 100GB+ download means it’ll probably take you 10 hours to download the game if you’re on a 25Mbps connection. If you’re on a 3Mbps connection then brace yourself for over a three-day wait.

Cyberpunk 2077 is also available for consoles. It appears the initial download for Xbox One and Series X/S versions of the game is at 60GB. However, for the PlayStation 4 and PS5, expect a download that reaches 102GB in size.

In addition, IGN reports that another day-one 28GB patch for consoles is rolling out. So again, don’t be surprised if it’ll take a while for you to launch the game.

We also suspect the download size will only get bigger in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, Cyberpunk 2077 contains its fair share of bugs, which may drag down the experience. In response, CD Projekt Red is indicating more patches and updates are on the way.

Credit to PC Mag for an insightful piece on Cyberpunk 2077

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