Best 5 Cyberpunk Video Games of the 1990s (1995-1999)

Best 5 Cyberpunk Video Games of the 1990s (1995-1999)

These cyberpunk games were all released from 1995-1999 and have the highest average scores on the platform Metacritic, Gamespot and IGN. (No score for the games before 1995 by Metacritic, Gamespot and IGN)


Name Einhänder
year 1996
publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
platform PS1
Genre TPS
Average Score 8.6



Pilot the most technologically advanced shooter ever created. You’re a suicide pilot up against Earth’s final assault. Cut through hordes of enemy fighters and battle the most monstrous bosses ever designed. Pilot fully loaded tactical fighters. Modify speed and agility on the fly. Single, double, and triple gunpod designs. Extendible claw for stealing enemy weapons. Armed for gatling guns, homing missiles, cannons, and more. Two bonus fighters earned through meritorious battle. [Metacritic]


Name System Shock 2
year 1999
publisher Electronic Arts
platform PC
Genre FPS
Average Score 8.9



Like System Shock 1, there will be persistent levels (i.e., drop an item on one level, and you could go back later to retrieve it), gameplay elements like logs, inventory, skills, persistent world, leaning, hacking, rpg elements, multiple weapons and enemies, and a compelling storyline. Unlike most other first person shooters, the purpose of System Shock was not to kill everything in sight; nor was it a “find the key to move onto the next level” game. The plot was always present, but not so confining as in traditional shooters - there was almost always more than one task to accomplish. Levels were realistically designed and had logical reasons behind them. It is the principle of System Shock 2 to continue this game design. []


Name Xenogears
year 1998
publisher Squaresoft
platform PS1
Genre RPG
Average Score 9.0



A mysterious organization is turning the tides of a century-long war with ancient technology - giant combat robots known as Gears. A failed attempt to steal one of these powerful weapons places it in the unwilling hands of young Fei and his dubious allies. Now he is pursued by military governments, royal pirates, spies, the emperor, and his own forgotten past.[Metacritic]


Name Metal Gear Solid
year 1998
publisher Konami
platform PC, PS1
Genre ACT
Average Score 9.2



You are Snake, a government agent on a mission to regain control of a secret nuclear weapons base from terrorist hands. Lightly armed and facing an army of foes, Snake must avoid firefights in order to survive. If Snake can locate them he can utilize advanced hardware, ranging from silenced pistols to ground-to-air missiles. Enemies react to sight and sound - so stay quiet and stay in the shadows. State-of-the-art graphics: textures, transparencies, models and explosions. Taut, gripping story with multiple endings - a truly cinematic experience. [Metacritic]


Name Final Fantasy VII
year 1997
publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
platform PS1
Genre RPG
Average Score 9.4



An epic adventure across 3 cd-roms. What begins as a rebellion against an evil corporation becomes much more. And what erupts goes beyond imagination. With vivid landscapes, lush 3D animation and environments, Square Soft’s multi-million dollar masterpiece is like nothing ever seen before.[Metacritic]




Still there are lot of games to play with

FF7 is a cyberpunk type of game?Are you kidding?Do you understand games?

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Nice list, I have some new games to play…