Best 14 Games Like Cyberpunk 2077 For Action Addicts

Johnny Silverhand and V can leave a lasting mark on your gaming experience. Even the initial moments -creating a character while synth rock is blasting through your ears -are exciting.

Night City is heavy on action, loot, crafting, and fun combat in a massive open world. Moreover, it offers fair choices, character progression mechanics, and branching quests for RPG fans.

So while we wait for the 2023’s Phantom Liberty DLC, let’s check out the games like Cyberpunk 2077 you can play to extend your life as a mercenary.

Dragon Age: Origins

  • Developer: Bioware
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release Date: November 2009
  • Platform: Windows, PS3, Xbox 360, MacOS

Bioware’s Dragon Age: Origins is one of the best RPG titles of its generation. You create an avatar by picking a race, a class, and a name, which dictates your origin. The origin is an “introductory” quest that goes for hours and determines the rest of your Dragon Age campaign. 

DA: Origins introduces a high-medieval fantasy with branching paths and four possible endings. As for the plot, you’re to become a Gray Wander, a warrior capable of destroying the Archdemon leading the Blight, an invasion of orc-like creatures.

For combat, you play with an isometric perspective by selecting the enemies and using your abilities from the action bar. The game features many skill trees, interactive companions, various hub cities, multiple dungeons, boss combats, and the possibility of romancing your AI companions. 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

the witcher 3 wild hunt
  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt Red
  • Release Date: May 2015
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Microsoft Windows

The third part of the Witcher saga is a story-driven third-person action-adventure RPG. It has an open-world design, a massive main story, fully-fledged side content, and plain fun combat.

You’re Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher, a member of a guild that hunts monsters in the world. You’re on a personal quest, though: finding Ciri, your adopted daughter. Along the way, you’ll make moral choices leading to branching paths, endings, cinematics, and many side activities. 

That said, the combat is gruesome but slow-paced. You can slash, parry, dodge, and use magic, potions, grenades, a crossbow, and magic. You can also level up to unlock skills, buy weaponry, and improve your gear. All of it happens in a high-fantasy world coming from a series of Polish novels. 

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release Date: May 2021
  • Platform: Windows, PS4, Xbox One

The Legendary Edition is a 4K remaster of the entire ME trilogy, plus all of its DLCs. It would allow you to play the whole story of Commander Shephard, a comprehensive action RPG sci-fi adventure full of action, choices, character progression, and memorable characters. 

In the future, you play as Shepard, a human commander you can customize. You pick a class, and a background, and enter a three-part story. The choices you make on the missions carry over to the end. It influences what happens to your companions and the races they represent.

You’re leading a crew of aliens and humans against an ancient AI threat. The combat relies on using skills and an arsenal of weapons from cover. You can also issue commands to your AI companions, which you recruit along the journey. 

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

  • Developer: Eidos Montreal
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release Date: August 2016
  • Platform: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Linux, macOS

Deus Ex was the first to capture the cyberpunk setting. I mean a near future where humanity has created a lawless and oppressive society ruled by technology, corruption, and corporations. 

Mankind Divided is the best part of the Deus Ex saga. In the year 2029, mechanically-enhanced humans are outcasts, renegades of society. You play as Adam Jensen, a covert operative on a mission to save a world that hates his “kind.”

You play in third-person with an assortment of cyber-enhancements, weapons, stealth,m melee takedowns, cybernetic tools, hacking options, and unlockable skills. These mechanics deliver a first-person shooter and action-RPG hybrid with a semi-open design. 

Sleeping Dogs

  • Developer: United Front Games
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release Date: August 2012 
  • Platform: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, MacOS

Like Cyberpunk 2077, this is an open-world action RPG title in Hong Kong, the city that inspired Night City. You play as Wei Shen, a lethal undercover cop taking down the Triad mafia from the inside. 

You’ll need to prove yourself to the organization in brutal criminal activities. And, naturally, you can upgrade various skill trees, but each requires different activities to upgrade, like finding NPCs, collectibles, or completing quests. 

So, part of the game feels like a GTA offspring. You drive, run, shoot, and fight. However, you use martial arts for arcade melee combat and firearms. Elsewhere, the city is a busy, exotic sandbox full of side activities.

Surge 2

  • Developer: Deck13 Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Release Date: September 2019
  • Platform: Windows, PS4, Xbox One

What do you get by mixing a cyberpunk setting with Dark Souls-like combat? That’s Surge and Surge 2. In particular, we recommend the sequel, a great improvement upon the first entry.

You’re a plane crash survivor, finding your way in Jericho City. The sci-fi city is in chaos, as robots enforce Martial law, and a dark nano storm is looming over the horizon.

The setting delivers a third-person action RPG game with a semi-open design. You explore areas and combat with a mix of melee weapons, skills, cybernetic implants, drones, and more. You can slash, shoot, dodge, parry, attack, use your tech skills, and much more for combat.


  • Developer: Supergiant Games
  • Publisher: Supergiant Games
  • Release Date: May 2014
  • Platform: Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, tvOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch 

Transistor is an indie title that combines cyberpunk elements, hand-drawn scenarios, and superb sci-fi music. The result is a linear isometric sci-fi action RPG across a stunning city.

You play as Red, a singer in the city of Cloudbank. After a mechanical force attacks you, you find the “Transistor,” a mysterious sentient great-sword. You start a journey to unravel the sword’s stories and the truth behind your attackers. 

Combat uses a combination of real-time hack & slash and frozen planning known as “Turn().” Then, you earn experience points to unlock “Functions” (your skills), which you can equip on active slots. Lastly, you can further customize Transistors by mixing various effects. 

The Ascent

  • Developer: Neon Giant
  • Publisher: Curve Digital
  • Release Date: July 2021
  • Platform: Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4, PS5 

Like Cyberpunk 2077, The Ascent captures the essence of a cyberpunk world to perfection. It’s gorgeous but dirty, full of neon lights, dark alleys, corruption, and greed. 

The game uses a 3D isometric style, though. This is a twin shooter with a top-down perspective, loot, stats, and skills. In essence, you move your character with a stick (or the mouse) and aim with the other stick (or the keyboard), and press various buttons for skills. 

Moreover, the game has an open-world map. The world’s multi-level city hub has various entrances to interconnected combat areas. For combat, you can equip two weapons you can swap, launch grenades, install two augments for extra cybernetic skills, and use the abilities you unlock. 

Fallout 4

  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Release Date: November 2015
  • Platform: Windows, Xbox One, PS4

Fallout 4 and Cyberpunk 2077 are two of the most populated single-player action RPGs on Steam. Both are RPGs and first-person shooters with loot, stats, skills, branching paths, and different endings. 

In Fallout 4, if you’re unfamiliar, you play as a father looking for his son in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Completing the story requires completing any or all of the game’s four main factions. Your choices ultimately decide the fate of the “Commonwealth” and the hundreds of NPCs you meet. 

The gameplay is similar: you put weapons on your active slots and swap between them to fight. Ammo and supplies are scarce though, which becomes a further issue in Survival mode. Lastly, you can build settlements with the scrap you find to set up many essential services. 


  • Developer:One More Level, Slipgate Ironworks
  • Publisher:Maple Whispering Limited
  • Release Date:October 2020
  • Platform:Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Ghostrunner it’s a first-person action-platformer with RPG elements. You run across 17 linear missions across a cyberpunk megastructure as you slash enemies with lighting-fast melee moves.

You’re a blade fighter, a sci-fi ninja capable of slicing through enemies, dodging bullets, and solving puzzles with physical skills. Your goal is to climb to the top of a tower to take revenge on the “Keymaster.” 

Lastly, the combat is very fast and intense. It relies on one-hit / on-kill mechanics for everyone (including you). However, you have superior mobility and a plethora of combat skills. 

Dying Light 2 Stay Human

  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Techland
  • Release Date: February 2022
  • Platform: Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch

Dying Light 2 is an open-world action-adventure RPG title with an open-world design and first-person perspective. Its gameplay revolves around melee combat and traversal parkour.

You play as Aiden, an outsider looking for his sister in a post-apocalyptic city. Technology is almost gone, and so you resort to makeshift melee weapons that break and have no means of repair. Moreover, there’re two main dwindling factions, and your choices determine their ultimate fate.

Here, you level up your parkour or combat tree depending on your actions, like on Cyberpunk. You also level up your character to earn a skill point for your trees. Lastly, you level up stamina and health with special collectibles, making skills available. 

Elex 2

elex 2
  • Developer: Piranha Bytes
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Release Date: October 2017
  • Platform: Windows, PS4, Xbox One 

Elex II, the sequel to Elxe, is an action RPG by the creators of the Gothic series. It puts you in a post-apocalyptic open world in a story about protecting the peace and balancing the needs of different factions. 

You can explore the world freely with a jetpack or atop flying animals. Then, you can combat enemies with melee weapons, ranged weapons, sci-fi firearms, and skills you unlock as you progress. 

Lastly, your choices have consequences and can shape the factions and the shape of the world. 

Half-Life: Alyx

half life alyx
  • Developer: Valve
  • Publisher: Valve
  • Release Date: March 2020
  • Platform: Windows (VR devices)

Half-Life: Alyx is a VR sci-fi horror first-person shooter. Even though it’s not an RPG title, we believe Cyberpunk fans could find something to love on the oppressive and ruined City 17. 

You’ll use an arsenal of weapons to defeat aliens, machines, and monsters in a post-apocalyptic and futuristic setting. It happens in VR, though, so movement relies on the point-and-teleport mechanic, proper to the platform. Still, the game’s Source engine allows you to interact with almost anything you see. 

You play as Alyx Vance, a character present in Half-Life 2. This game is a prequel to the saga’s second entry. Either way, you’re the founder of a resistance that combats The Combine, an alien race that controls the planet. 

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

mirror's edge catalyst
  • Developer: DICE
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release Date: June 2016
  • Platform: Windows, PS4, Xbox One

2008’s Mirror’s Edge was the first game to mix an open-world with parkour, action, and a first-person perspective. The game also uses a Focus system, a free-running gauge that rewards a buff when full. 

You play as Faith, a free runner fighting for freedom in Glass city. This is a high-tech location hiding terrible corruption, secrets, and treachery. 

Gameplay-wise, the combat is plain fun and fast. You use your momentum to land kicks, punches, throws, and similar. You also outmaneuver your opponents for back kicks, stuns, dodges, and counters. 

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