Cyberpunk 2077’s latest version 2.0 update adds two new arcade machines, joining Roach Race added last year. Now, we can also play through Trauma Drama, as well as Arasaka Tower 3D – a boomer shooter very clearly inspired by Doom.
Like Roach Race, these can be played whenever you want, as long as you can track down the arcade cabinets. Having explored a bit of Night City ourselves, Trauma Drama is definitely the easier one to find, as there’s even one in the Kabuki market early on in the game that you can play through. Arasaka Tower 3D, being the more expansive game, is a little harder to find, as there might only be one copy lying around the entire city.
Trauma Drama plays out like a good ‘ol retro platformer, seeing you play as a Trauma Team worker taking out enemies and collecting your patients. Much like the Trauma Team members we see in the game, you have to be ruthless, brutally forcing your way past anyone who stands between you and the client. Because they’ve paid for your services after all – none of these other characters have.
Arasaka Tower 3D, however, has emerged as a clear favourite, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does it let us play as Johnny Silverhand yet again (albeit in a very, very different format), it’s just like playing an old Doom mod. Plus, it’s a great bit of worldbuilding that Johnny’s anti-establishment act of violence was later commodified; sold as part of a game that removes it entirely from his ideology and strips it of any meaning. Coupled with the fact that the attack didn’t really accomplish anything in the first place, that’s got to sting a little.
So far, players are saying that the only Arasaka Tower 3D arcade cabinet is found near the “protein farm” fast travel point, so well out of the way of where you’d usually go exploring. Since the devs have clearly gone to some length to keep it hidden, there might be more cabinets to be found, but alas, unlike Roach Race, they’re not waiting for you in your apartment.
This is just one of the new features added with the version 2.0 update, and the patch seems to be going down well with fans so far. In fact, as we covered earlier today, Cyberpunk 2077 briefly overtook Starfield on the Steam player charts, as many flock back to the almost three-year-old game to see what the devs have been cooking since the last major update. It remains to be seen if this momentum is maintained for its story expansion, Phantom Liberty, which launches on September 26.
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