5 Sci-Fi Video Games to Play While You Wait for Cyberpunk 2077
Every time you think Cyberpunk 2077 is on track to be released, another delay is announced. With the endless promotion and teasing by developer CD Projekt, fans are salivating for the chance to sink their teeth into this much hyped sci-fi game. CD Projekt RED is responsible for the wildly popular and superb The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt which boasts an average 95% approval rating from gamers, so we’re expecting a lot from Cyberpunk! If you haven’t played The Witcher 3, skip this list and go straight for that. It’s amazing. Or, if you just can’t wait for some cyberpunk, sci-fi goodness, give one of these 5 sci-fi video games a try.
Start with the first or jump right into Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
YOU CAN’T KILL PROGRESS
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided directly follows the aftermath of the Aug Incident, a day when mechanically augmented citizens all over the world were stripped of control over their minds and bodies, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocents.
The year is now 2029, and the golden era of augmentations is over. Mechanically augmented humans have been deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society. Crime and acts of terror serve as a thin veil to cover up an overarching conspiracy aimed at controlling the future of mankind…
A Sci-Fi Adventure with a Fallout Feel
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE. TRY NOT TO BREAK IT.
Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later than you expected only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony.
As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you decide to become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
Limitless Possibilities in a Procedurally Generated Universe
NO MAN’S SKY IS A TRULY OPEN UNIVERSE
Whether a distant mountain or a planet hanging low on the horizon, you can go there. You can fly seamlessly from the surface of a planet to another, and every star in the sky is a sun that you can visit.
Where you’ll go and how fast you’ll make your way through this universe is up to you. It’s yours for the taking.
Defend humanity in this tactical strategy game with award-winning combat
EARTH HAS CHANGED
Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces and XCOM, the planet’s last line of defense, was left decimated and scattered. Now the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while concealing a sinister agenda below and eliminating all who dissent from their new order.
Only those who live at the edges of the world have a margin of freedom. Here, a force gathers once again to stand up for humanity. Always on the run, the remnant XCOM forces must find a way to rise from the ashes, expose the insidious truth behind the occupation, and eliminate the alien threat once and for all.
Bullet-Hell Action in this Award-Winning Sci-Fi RPG
GLORY TO MANKIND
NieR:Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful mechanoids.
Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on… A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.
Love smoking weed and playing videos games? Us too!
Check out social game Among Us here.
Build your ultimate stoner Pokémon team.
Try the sandbox survival game Grounded on Xbox One.