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These Are The Creepiest Things In Cyberpunk 2077

What will the future look like? CD Projekt Red's highly anticipated new game, Cyberpunk 2077, explores that question in a high-tech dystopian setting. Players take on the role of V, a customizable mercenary who develops skills in hacking, combat, machinery, and more alongside a digital ghost named Johnny Silverhand, played by famous actor Keanu Reeves. V navigates their way through Night City, a metropolis controlled by corporations and running rampant with gang wars, and searches for a way to survive. (We won't give away too much.)


Cyberpunk 2077's world is filled with not only robotics, high-tech weaponry, and new-age vehicles but also incredibly high crime rates and environmental and political pollution. Cyberpunk video game writer Mike Pondsmith even believes the RPG's future is coming dangerously close to what the real world has today. That idea alone is just one of many creepy elements that Cyberpunk 2077 contains. Let's take a look at some of Cyberpunk 2077's other creep factors.

Adam Smasher is the creepiest boss

Cyberpunk 2077's final boss, Adam Smasher, is a notoriously violent foe in the Cyberpunk universe. He became a full cyborg with little humanity left after a rocket launcher disintegrated most of his body. The boss is employed by Araska, who turned Adam into a cybernetic mercenary in exchange for 15 years of service taking down the company's enemies. Adam has taken on many missions since becoming a cyborg, and with each one, there was collateral damage and civilian casualties.


Most of Adam's body consists of metal armor, and only a small portion of his face resembles skin. He's also got hollow, glowing red eyes that definitely make him look inhuman. Some fans have drawn connections between Adam's character design and that of Deus Ex's Gunther Hermann. He's not an easy boss to get rid of, so make sure you prepare before diving into the battle with Adam Smasher.

Don't mess with the Maelstrom gang

Speaking of looking inhuman, this is what Cyberpunk 2077's creepy gang Maelstrom prides itself on. The group's members, including the leader Royce, have an obsession with body modification to the point where their faces barely appear human, as many have colored lights for eyes. These cyber modifications have led many members to suffer from cyberpsychosis, a mental illness that causes loss of humanity. As such, Maelstrom is incredibly violent and loves cruelty. They look scary and act scary as they work in the industrial district of Night City.


Members of Maelstrom carry out hit jobs in very violent ways, such as skinning victims alive. This is not particularly great for V, who, very early on in Cyberpunk 2077, gets sent on a mission to retrieve a piece of hardware from Maelstrom. Without spoiling too much, know that the player makes a very important Lifepath decision during this mission.

Some braindances help users experience death and gruesome crime

Braindances are a form of entertainment in Cyberpunk 2077 — think virtual reality, but even more real. According to Cyberpunk lore, braindance technology has been in the Cyberpunk universe for years, and people use it as a form of mass media to simulate real-life events from the perspective of whoever records the braindance. Unlike virtual reality, braindances are full-body experiences that even include the physical feelings and thoughts of the recorder.


In Cyberpunk 2077, braindance technology becomes an investigative tool for V to solve crimes. Official braindances are edited, managed by corporations, and sold as shows for people to enjoy. However, there is also a black market for illegal, unedited braindances that showcase violent crimes, including robbery and murder. The braindancer, the person who recorded, sometimes dies in these illegal braindances, giving the viewer the same physical experience of death. Such is the case for the Death's Head braindance, which V must locate in their quest.