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Hack The Planet: Steam Cyberpunk Sale

Whip out your credstick

Allow me to establish my cyberpunk credentials: I live in a dystopian megacity block, have blue hair, own two pairs of mirror shades, romanticise being a wreck, and work on the 'net. Trust me when I say Steam's cyberpunk sale is pretty great (though not wholly cyberpunk).

30-odd games brimming with hacking, cybernetic implants, megacities, conspiracies, dystopias, neon lighting, and The Man are going cheap. You'll find, for example, classics like System Shock 2 and Deus Ex for pocket change, and good prices on newer cyber 'em ups like Gemini Rue, Jazzpunk, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and Transistor.

You don't need me to tell you SS2 or Deus Ex is great, mind, so here's one you might not consider: E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy. It's a weird, often-baffling, wonky, and hugely ambitious FPS-RPG, and only £0.69 in this sale. The folks behind it are working on Space Hulk: Deathwing, and E.Y.E.'s weirdness gives me hope that Deathwing will be, at the very least, interesting.

System Shock 2 (£1.74) and Deus Ex (£0.99) are great, mind, and I highly recommend them. What else? I hear very good things about Jazzpunk (£5.49) but haven't got around to it yet. Same goes for Transistor (£5.09). Bloodnet (£2.49) is the only adventure game about cyberpunk vampires and hacking that I know of. Oh, pff, I'm only going to end up listing half the games, so let's stop here.

The sale will run until 5pm UK time (10am Pacific) on Friday.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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