Cyberpunk games and movies have been around since the early 1980s, and they’ve had an unmistakable gritty, rainy, neon-lit aesthetic since the beginning. Too often games tend to use that aesthetic without remembering to back it up with cyberpunk’s core themes, but for the moment we’re okay with focusing on looks. As the hype for Cyberpunk 2077 builds and builds, we’re getting our cyberpunk fix by soaking in the art from last decade or so of cyberpunk games. If you’re counting the days before Cyberpunk 2077’s launch, consider grabbing one of these stylish screenshots to freshen up your PC’s desktop.
We’ve trawled through hundreds of screenshots on Steam and the numerous screenshot communities on Flickr and picked out some of our favourite scenes from a variety of cyberpunk games. You may have seen a handful of these on PC Gamer before, but the majority here are new, and they’ve all been used with the kind permission of their owners.
If one of these screens grabs your eye, playing the game itself could also help you kill some of the time until Cyberpunk 2077 arrives.