The best Cyberpunk games 2021

Looking for a smart game from the cyberpunk genre? We have compared many cyberpunk games and listed the best 19.

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 2021

This list was last updated on December 6, 2021. We compared 23 board games for this list and selected the top 19. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 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
  2. Android: Mainframe

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de
  3. Android: Infiltration

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. 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
  5. Cypher

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 25 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Shadowrun: Crossfire

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Shadowrun: Zero Day

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    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Shadowrun Crossfire: Prime Runner Edition

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

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. HeroCard Cyberspace

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. New Angeles

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    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  12. Neon Gods

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  13. Exploit Zero: Cyberpunk Espionage and Mayhem

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Infamy

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Rogue Agent

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

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

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  18. Mecanisburgo

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

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    • Hard to learn

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