Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, the first and only expansion of the highly anticipated game released in 2020, has been reviewed by various gaming media outlets. It has received an average score of 88/100 from both Opencritic and Metacritic, two websites that aggregate review scores.
Multiple media outlets have given average scores ranging from 8 to 10. It is widely agreed that Phantom Liberty and the 2.0 version of the game differ significantly from the original version, almost like two separate games. This expansion offers a substantial amount of content, an excellent storyline, and memorable characters. However, some media outlets gave it a score of 4/10, mostly focusing on the shortcomings of the 2020 version of the game and only reluctantly acknowledging the expansion.
According to Gamespot, Phantom Liberty encompasses the best elements of Cyberpunk 2077, combining exhilarating shooting gameplay with a compelling and unforgettable narrative. IGN describes Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty as a major transformation of the RPG game from CD Projekt Red, starting from the release of the animated series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners to the 2.0 update.
PC Gamer, rating Phantom Liberty at 87/100, highlights that it is not a complete overhaul of Cyberpunk 2077 but rather a powerful effort from CD Projekt to tell an exceptional RPG story. GamesRadar+ rates Phantom Liberty at 4.5/5, mentioning that the 2.0 update and Phantom Liberty make Cyberpunk 2077 substantially different from its original version. The game not only showcases improved graphics but also expands its open-world areas. Additionally, Phantom Liberty adds 13 main missions, 17 new side missions, and a new ending for the main game.
GamingBolt rates Phantom Liberty at 9/10, stating that it delivers what Cyberpunk 2077 should have been three years ago. The expansion offers an impressive narrative, captivating characters, engaging gameplay mechanics, and significant advancements. Finally, Attack of the Fanboy rates Phantom Liberty at 70/100, recognizing that it has some enjoyable moments but ultimately falls into predictable tropes with uninteresting actors. Even the presence of renowned celebrities does not rescue the expansion.
Unfortunately, PC Invasion scores Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty at 3.5/10, acknowledging some improvements but ultimately failing to live up to its ambitious promises. Impulsegamer rates it at 4.5/10, stating that it is an excellent DLC that is worth playing after completing the main game, provided you can forgive the game’s flaws.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will be available on September 26 and can be played on PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. The 2.0 version of the main game will receive an update tonight.
TLDR: Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is the first expansion of the highly anticipated game and has received an average score of 88/100 from Opencritic and Metacritic. The expansion is praised for its dense content, exceptional storyline, and memorable characters. However, some media outlets focus on the faults of the original version and give a lower score to the expansion. Overall, Phantom Liberty offers substantial improvements and new content, making it a worthwhile addition to the game. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will be released on September 26 for PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC.