Cyberpunk 2077 rated 'very positive' by new user reviews

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Since it went on sale for half-price in the Steam Autumn sale, messy open-world RPG Cyberpunk 2077 has been flooded with positive user reviews (opens in new tab). It went from receiving just 78 thumbs-up on November 23, to 2,882 of them on November 24. The day after that 5,589 positive reviews were posted. At the same time, it's shot up the list of global top sellers (opens in new tab) and at the time of writing has the top spot.

"Some relatively minor glitches here and there, but overall a compelling story in an immersive world", writes Banelious (opens in new tab), in one of those recent reviews. "Plus, if you're a fan of Keanu Reeves then you're bound to have a good time." Henex also gives it a thumbs-up, though says, "Nice game, come back in 2077 when its finished! xD"

Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Pawel Sasko was pleased to see these recommendations coming in, saying on Twitter (opens in new tab), "You can’t imagine what it means to me" and thanking players for the "Over 15K very positive reviews in the last days". That number has now risen to 19,899 reviews.

Of course, Cyberpunk 2077 wasn't entirely written-off by Steam users before now. "Played a couple minutes. Nice game" wrote Jarhem (opens in new tab) back in February, with 330 hours on record. That's hard to argue with. 

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.