CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 was touted to be an expansive game and it didn’t disappoint in that respect. It’s an incredible open-world action-adventure game with stunning visual aesthetics. The game may have its flaws, but we can’t deny that CD Projekt Red didn’t spare any details when it was developing it — from the game’s environment down to its unique and extensive character designs.
However, it appears that some fans just can’t get enough of the past though. One skilled fan developed a re-shade mod that completely alters the way Cyberpunk 2077 looks, giving it a retro aesthetic that is inspired by one of the most influential franchises in the video game industry.
It goes without saying that the inspiration for Cyberpunk 2077 is deeply rooted within the cyberpunk genre — this fact can even be seen on the title itself. Although there have been countless titles that also take on futuristic themes and elements similar to Cyberpunk 2077, it’s arguable that the original tabletop RPG simply called Cyberpunk — which CD Projekt Red was inspired by — was the pioneer of this genre.
This simple tabletop RPG led to the creation of other popular and influential titles such as Deus Ex and System Shock. That being said, CD Projekt Red was able to create an incredibly stunning game with unique and detailed visuals.
Speaking of aesthetic, one modder decided to change Cyberpunk 2077’s visuals and give it the same aesthetic as the classic Doom once had. The final product is a re-shade of the entire game, making Cyberpunk 2077 look like a title that fits right in with the 1993 releases. Those who like Doom’s aesthetic or that of retro games in general will surely appreciate this mod.
For the past couple of years, the memorable aesthetic of Doom has quickly grown in popularity, especially due to the fact that newer entries to the franchise have been released such as the 2016 Doom game and Doom Eternal. Thanks to its popularity that has never waned, gamers all over the world have found satisfaction in working on projects that utilize Doom’s aesthetic.
As a matter of fact, one talented fan even found a way to make Doom playable on a pregnancy test, among other creative projects by the community. In more ways than one, this re-shade mod makes Cyberpunk 2077 give off the same atmosphere and vibe as the original tabletop RPG.
A lot of negative things have happened and could still happen to Cyberpunk 2077, with players experiencing a myriad of glitches and bugs, performance issues on consoles, and a lot more. It disappointed a lot of players that many requested a refund. However, it’s also worth keeping in mind that these bugs and glitches can eventually be fixed with post-launch patches.
So far, we can see that CD Projekt Red is dedicated to fixing the game and making things right based on how it has been steadily releasing hotfixes for the game. Despite its flaws and performance issues, many still had fun roaming the streets of Night City. Now, they can continue to do so while altering its visuals by using the Doom Reshade over at NexusMods.