Cyberpunk 2077 finally makes it to 'Very Positive' overall reviews on Steam

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Cyberpunk 2077 has finally achieved a 'Very Positive' rating on Steam, over two years removed from its launch.

As Cyberpunk 2077 fans first noted earlier today, the action-RPG has finally risen to a 'Mostly Positive' review aggregate on Steam after half a million reviews and over two years. CD Projekt community director Marcin Momot thanked the Cyberpunk 2077 community in the tweet below, praising their acknowledgment of "all the hard work the team has put in over the years since release."

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Recent reviews on Steam are admittedly a bit hit and miss in their nature of addressing the actual nature of the game. "I can't stop jacking. I'm serious. I see a port and I have to jack it. Any opportunity to jack it, i do. I love when the story makes me jack it. honestly, i'm addicted to jacking it," reads one review. "Panam," reads another.

It's quite the transformation for CD Projekt's RPG, which was largely criticized at launch in December 2020 by both players and critics alike for elements like bugs. A CD Projekt lead recently claimed it became "cool" to hate on Cyberpunk 2077 at launch, which caused players to speak out against the remark, reminding the developer of the true state of the game at launch.

For instance, players were swift to remind the developer that Cyberpunk 2077 was pulled from the PlayStation Store over performance issues, an unprecedented instance for a game of any size. CD Projekt was also quick to issue refunds just a few months after launch for players who were unsatisfied with the state of the game on various platforms, an extremely rare case in the games industry.

Over two years on though, things have largely been turned around for Cyberpunk 2077. All the attention is now on Phantom Liberty, the upcoming expansion for the game, which is garnering a lot of positive attention from players in the runup to launch later this year on September 26. It might largely be positive feedback now, but Cyberpunk 2077 players aren't ready to act like the disastrous launch period didn't happen.

You can read our Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty preview for what we made of the new expansion when we played it for ourselves last month.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.