Cyberpunk 2077 update adds new arcade games
The latest update 2.0 of Cyberpunk 2077 adds two new arcade machines, joining the Roach Race added last year. Now we can also play Trauma Drama and Ar...
The latest update 2.0 of Cyberpunk 2077 adds two new arcade machines, joining the Roach Race added last year. Now we can also play Trauma Drama and Arasaka Tower 3D - a boomer shooter heavily inspired by Doom.
Like Roach Race, these games can be played at any time as long as you can locate the arcade machines. After exploring a bit in Night City, Trauma Drama is definitely easier to find. There's even one in Kabuki Market that you can play early in the game. Arasaka Tower 3D, the more extensive game, is a bit harder to find as there may be only a single copy in the entire city.
Trauma Drama plays out like a classic retro platformer, where you take on the role of a Trauma Team member, eliminating enemies and rescuing patients. Just like the in-game Trauma Team members, you must be ruthless and relentlessly make your way to the client, forcefully overpowering anyone who stands in your path. After all, they have paid for your services - unlike the other characters.
However, Arasaka Tower 3D has emerged as the clear favorite, and it's easy to understand why. Not only do we get to play as Johnny Silverhand again (albeit in a very, very different format), but it also feels like playing an old Doom modification. Additionally, it serves as a great way to depict the world where Johnny's violent act against the establishment has been later commercialized and sold as part of a game, completely disconnecting it from his ideology and stripping it of any significance. Combined with the fact that the attack itself didn't achieve anything substantial, it must sting a little.
So far, players are saying that the only Arasaka Tower 3D arcade machine can be found near the fast travel point called "Protein Farm," far off the beaten path of usual exploration. Since the developers have clearly put effort into hiding it, there might be more machines to discover. Unfortunately, unlike Roach Race, they are not waiting for you in your apartment.
This is just one of the new features added with the update to version 2.0, and so far, the patch seems to be well-received by fans. In fact, Cyberpunk 2077 briefly surpassed Starfield on the Steam player charts today as many players return to experience the game, which is almost three years old, and see what the developers have in store since the last major update. It remains to be seen if this momentum will also carry over to the story expansion "Phantom Liberty," which is set to be released on September 26th.