The best Cyberpunk games 2024

Looking for a smart game from the cyberpunk genre? We have compared many cyberpunk games and listed the best 23.

What is cyberpunk anyway?

Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction set in a dystopian-futuristic setting that tends to focus on a "combination of low-life and high-tech" that juxtaposes advanced technological and scientific achievements such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics with some degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. Much of cyberpunk has its roots in the New Wave science fiction movement of the 1960s and 1970s, when writers such as Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny, John Brunner, J. G. Ballard, Philip José Farmer, and Harlan Ellison explored the effects of drug culture, technology, and the sexual revolution while avoiding the utopian tendencies of earlier science fiction.

"Cyberpunk" in comics as early as 1977 main theme.

Comics dealing with cyberpunk themes appeared as early as Judge Dredd, first published in 1977. In 1984, William Gibson's influential debut novel Neuromancer was published, which would help solidify cyberpunk as a genre by drawing influence from the punk subculture and early hacker culture. Other influential cyberpunk writers included Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker. The Japanese cyberpunk subgenre began in 1982 with the debut of Katsuhiro Otomo's manga series Akira, whose 1988 anime adaptation later popularized the subgenre.

Wonderful cyberpunk party games

The very aesthetic cyberpunk scenario has inspired game developers as well as many other artists. In the process, hundreds of great cyberpunk party games have been created. We have listed the best ones for you.

Steampunk is something different

If you are looking for games from the related genre "Steampunk", we have created a separate list for you: The Best Steampunk Games.

List of the best cyberpunk games 2024

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 51 board games for this list and selected the top 23. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Chronicles of Crime: 2400

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Android: Netrunner

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    Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical Living Card Game for two players, set in a cyberpunk future. It involves strategic card play, where one player controls a megacorporation and the other plays as a lone runner.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Exploit Zero: Cyberpunk Espionage and Mayhem

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Android: Mainframe

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. HeroCard Cyberspace

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Shadowrun: Zero Day

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    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Human Punishment: Social Deduction 2.0

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    • 4 - 16 Players
    • 15 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Human Punishment: Social Deduction 2.0

    • YouTube Review for the game "Human Punishment: Social Deduction 2.0" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Android: Infiltration

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    Android: Infiltration immerses players in a high-stakes heist within the cyberpunk universe of Android. Set against the backdrop of New Angeles, players assume the roles of daring thieves infiltrating CyberSolutions Inc. to pilfer secrets while evading corporate mercenaries. With a facility layout that changes every game and a tension-filled mechanic that forces players to balance their greed against their need to escape, Infiltration offers a dynamic and suspenseful experience.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Dicetopia

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Dicetopia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dicetopia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Shadowrun: Crossfire

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    Shadowrun: Crossfire plunges players into the perilous depths of the Shadowrun universe, a world where magic meets machinery and danger lurks in every shadow. This cooperative deck-building game invites two to four players to form a team of shadowrunners, those who operate on the fringes of society, undertaking high-stakes missions for profit and survival. With a dynamic mix of strategy and teamwork, players navigate through a series of challenging scenarios, from corporate espionage to street-level skirmishes, all while enhancing their abilities and arsenal.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Cypher

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 25 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Shadowrun: Crossfire – Prime Runner Edition

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Necromunda

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. New Angeles

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    New Angeles is a deeply strategic board game set in the vibrant and tumultuous universe of the future, where players take on the roles of powerful megacorps vying for dominance in the largest, richest, and most diverse city on Earth. With the backdrop of groundbreaking technological advancements and the critical Space Elevator connecting Earth to Luna's valuable Helium-3 deposits, the stage is set for a game of cunning negotiation, temporary alliances, and ruthless competition for financial supremacy.

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    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Neon Gods

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Infamy

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. City of Remnants

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Rogue Agent

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Shadowrun: DMZ Downtown Militarized Zone

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Android

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    Android is a narrative-driven board game that immerses players in a cyberpunk future. In this game, you're a detective solving a mysterious case, balancing personal demons with professional duties. The game combines elements of storytelling, strategy, and character development, making each playthrough unique.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  21. Dark.net

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Mecanisburgo

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  23. Reality's Edge: Cyberpunk Skirmish Rules

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    • Hard to learn

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