Good God. Over seven years since that first CG trailer, and this is what we get? We always thought that writing this review was going to be difficult, but CD Projekt Red has made it a lot easier than we had ever imagined. Why? Because, as of v1.05, Cyberpunk 2077’s a damn mess on PS4, PS4 Pro, and yes, even PS5 via backwards compatibility.
To be brutally honest, it feels like the Polish developer has sold us down the river. Off the back of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — one of our absolute favourite games of the last generation — we had near unshakable faith in the studio’s next project.
As the years ticked on, we started noting the lack of console gameplay for Cyberpunk 2077. The open-world adventure looked so advanced and next-gen during previews, where it was always running on a very high-end PC. But still, our hope remained. Even with all of the delays, we knew that one day, we’d be playing Cyberpunk 2077 on a PlayStation console. That day has come, and the crushing disappointment that we now feel is a bitter pill to swallow.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a blatantly unfinished game, and the worst part is that CD Projekt has known this to be the case for quite some time. On PS4 and PS4 Pro, poor performance comes close to wrecking the experience. On PS5 via backward compatibility, there’s still fun to be had — a glimpse of the game’s excellent potential — but even then, it’s crippled by countless bugs and unforgivable crashing issues. There’s something special at the core of Cyberpunk 2077, but in its current state, it’s simply not good enough. A disaster of a launch that’ll be remembered for years to come.
- Fantastic atmosphere
- Night City is a superb setting
- Loads of great, memorable characters
- Main missions are really good
- Combat flourishes later on
- So many skills and perks
- Outstanding soundtrack
- Consistent crashing
- Game-breaking bugs
- Countless smaller bugs
- Shockingly bad AI
- Unacceptable performance on PS4
- Simply unfinished
Review by Push Square.
Where to buy Cyberpunk 2077
You can buy it on Amazon on PS 4 & PS5 here
For PlayStation fans who are still on the PS4 console, you can buy it here.