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Dystopia is a cyberpunk game on the Source engine that places the player into tense combat situations in a high-tech world spanned by computer networks. Playing as either Punk mercenaries, or Corporate security forces, the player will fight through the physical world to gain access, via jack-in terminals, to cyberspace.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2005

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Dystopia is fixed. Please update to play.

September 7

Sorry about the weekend downtime. Some stuff got messed up that caused issues with connecting and playing. That should be resolved now upon updating your Dystopia client.

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Dystopia linux servers back online, THANKS TOM for all the hard work!!

August 24

So basically with 1.4.1's release I accidentally created a huge mess and Tom spent all weekend cleaning it up. Thank you based god Tom Sawyer~

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Reviews

“...a super sleek, fast paced , 100% Cyberpunk treat for the whole family.”
Destructoid

“...an ambitious conversion for Half Life 2”
PC Gamer (UK)

“...translating that dirty ‘hi-tech low-life’ [Cyberpunk] chestnut into a balanced multiplayer game”
PC Zone

About the Game

Dystopia is a cyberpunk game on the Source engine that places the player into tense combat situations in a high-tech world spanned by computer networks. Playing as either Punk mercenaries, or Corporate security forces, the player will fight through the physical world to gain access, via jack-in terminals, to cyberspace.

Cyberspace is a three dimensional representation of the world's network. Inside cyberspace players will launch programs to hack into systems linked to the physical world while fighting off enemy hackers and defending critical systems. Gameplay progresses through inter-linked physical and cyberspace objectives, some are completed in either the physical world or cyberspace, others only by a well timed combination of the two.

The player will be immersed in action packed battles, whether the player is a heavily augmented combat mercenary armed to the teeth with the latest in firepower, or a twitch reflex cyberdecker racing to infiltrate a cyberspace node; they'll be immersed in an action packed battle. Only through skillful use of the high tech arsenal we're making available and intelligent team play will players truly jack-in and kick ass.

Puny Human is a collection of dedicated and talented gamers who are creating this action packed multiplayer game. Dystopia draws on the themes and concepts of the cyberpunk genre and implements ideas born out of years of gaming experience. With a competitive focused gameplay system, we hope to produce the next step in online multiplayer gaming.

  • Dual layer gameplay; interlinked realworld and cyberspace
  • A highly detailed futuristic "realworld" environment
  • A 3D "cyberspace" computer network environment
  • Unique player configuration system
  • 12 maps with 3 to 5 unique objectives per map
  • 12 high powered primary weapons
  • 14 selectable implants to customize your loadout
  • Completely free to play!

System Requirements

    Minimum: 1.2 GHz Processor, 256MB RAM, DirectX 7 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: 2.4 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 9 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Helpful customer reviews
40 of 44 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
It may come as a surprise to see that I have, I believe, no hours in Dystopia. Yet, I'm writing a review for it. This is because I played the old version of Dystopia, before it had a store page. Dystopia is an incredibly important game to me, in that it is the game that got me to play PC games. Before Dystopia, I didn't know that PC was really a gaming platform. I remember being at my Mom's boyfriend's house, and hanging out with his child (who was almost twice my age) and watching him play it. I was blown away by the futuristic look of everything, and all the little secrets he knew about in the community-made levels. Not to mention, watching him hack whilst in cyberspace just seemed incredible to the eight or nine year old me. So, I wanted to play it. So I got Steam. But I couldn't play it, because it wasn't a stand-alone game. It was a mod. So I needed Half-Life 2. But I couldn't run Half-Life 2, and by proxy Dystopia, because my PC was trash at the time. Finally, I obtained a PC that I could play Dystopia on, and... it was dead. Hardly anyone played it. The game had died by the time I was finally able to get around to playing it. So there I was, 11 or so years old, unable to properly play the game I had up until then so longed to play and I thought to myself, "Well... I guess I could try out this Half-Life 2 game. Maybe it will be alright. The guy on the cover looks like a nerd though..."
So that's why Dystopia is important to me. Not only did it get me to start playing PC games in general, but it got me to start playing PC games on what is perhaps the greatest game of all time. So, even if it's still dead, I have to thank it for that. And maybe, just maybe, some day it will be revived and I'll be able to -really- play the game.
Posted: May 9
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
177.2 hrs on record
Great game, shame the player base is dead.
Posted: June 21
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.4 hrs on record
Great game, sadly underplayed. More players would be nice. You can make a difference! Invite your friends to play!
Posted: March 28
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
fun but needs more players. SO PLEASE PLAY IT.
Posted: April 15
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
146.3 hrs on record
Maybe, quite maybe the best game I have ever played. the game is very diverse with multiple different paths into a fight or down the map, you can choose to do anything you want in this game. the teamwork dynamics in this game are outstanding if you and small group of tight players can hold a large group of players back for several minutes and completely disrupt their flow and do the opposite when attacking albeit much harder since they have strength in numbers but nonetheless it is still possible. Case in point... Pipe Smokin Yeti's made the impossible possible with this game, holding objectives for 20 minutes, single players holding and killing all or 4/5ths of the team and weakening the last few. then we go into the weapons! like most futuristic games theres always some "weird" guns but they are awesome, an Electric "flamethrower" where you can charge a plasma like ball and litterally whip it around corners and the "Smartlock" pistols that shoot a tracer round and locks the pistol to that target and with 2 guns you can hit 2 contacts at once. I could continue but its best if you just try this game before it is lost to the ages of "MODS" still cannot believe it isnt in the free to play section. Sadly this game is dying and most likely wont see the light of day again or see the thousands of players engaging in cyber combat again.

Posted: June 21
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87 of 99 people (88%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Ok, this game is UNIQUE, unlike you or snowflakes. Nothing plays like this game. It's objective based and takes place in 2 dimensions. In the physical world, you get all sorts of very cool futuristic weaponry and abilities like radars, sonars, invisibility, medical implants, heat-vision, etc. You can throw spidernades, direct rockets in your enemie's face, rocketfist their ♥♥♥, mow them down, desintegrate, electrify, bomb, chop them down as a bunnyhoppin cyberninja, whatever! And you can hack into the virtual world where you rocket jump, run like sonic and get into wall-running MLG-pro psychedelic laserfights.

Everything is fine-tuned, there is voice commands, the weapons are a pleasure to use and the way the mod plays is simply beautiful. Also, the music is pretty boss. It makes all the cyberman-shooting look cool.
Posted: November 26, 2013
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