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.
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Mixed (14 reviews) - 64% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (666 reviews) - 86% of the 666 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2005

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May 11

Valve Broke Dystopia Again. See Here For Fix

So here's the deal. Valve definitely broke Dys. However, they did leave us an option to make the game playable again, but you will be required to make the change manually yourself.

To fix your Dystopia, in your Steam Library, right click the game and go to Properties. From there, go to the "Beta" tab, and select "Previous" (NOT PREVIOUS_UPCOMING!). Once you do that, your Dystopia should "Upgrade" (which is really and SDK downgrade).

This should fix the issues for now. I will look into merging the new SDK code into the Dystopia 1 code and release Dystopia 1.42 (no promises).

Server Admins: I recommend NOT updating your servers.

If you find any bugs or issues, please report here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/17580/discussions/0/357286119100333747/

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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 This 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

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オバマラマ - すしねこ
( 182.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This is a great game with several in depth mechanics. It was always a blast to play especially for a lover of the cyberpunk genre. I will say the difference in play style between cyberspace and meat space can make learning the whole game a bit chalanging, but this is a fantastic class based shooter with many options to customize your role for whatever team you're fighting for.
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NOOBKIA
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
GREAT GAME! Sadly no one plays it:(
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Nurse Loveheart
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
I played this when I first got Steam. I enjoyed it along with A.V.A Sadly both games are dead nowadays, but back in their glory days? They were full of people. I love this game and I hope it gets popular again.
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Kohi_Noir
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Well, it's properly dead now I must assume.

On paper this looks like an interesting little time waster with a lot of ideas however I can only speculate if it actually ever worked. I spent a while bouncing around the vast emptiness contemplating my existence in an uncaring world and then uninstalled it again. I feel like I was parsing the outskirts of a foreign city for an obscure little sushi place only to finally find it abandoned with the smell of wasabi still lingering in the air.
What a shame, it seemed like a good companion-piece to NeoTokyo and in contrast seems to do a lot more with the whole cyberpunk aesthetic than just putting an invisible cloak in counter-strike. Maybe I'll take another reek in the future but right now this game is deceased.
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^4Little Guy In A Fat Coat
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Play this game. PLAY THIS GAME DAMN IT! I swear to god if you ignore this sexy ♥♥♥ game that has futuristic ninjas that cut your asscheeks into little shavings, explosions, and going into a computer and hacking every last mother ♥♥♥♥ing thing on the map...I will cry
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Cream Filled
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
I played the tutorial and 27 minutes on 1 server with, like, 3 other people. This game is amazing. I love it. But the comunity is dead. There are 10 servers, and there are rarely any players. If you're lucky, you get to play a match. I love this game, but at it's current state, it's not really that fun, mainly because you can't really play it. I'm gonna uninstall for now, but I will return in about 3 months, more or less, and check if the community is at least slightly bigger. I'll update this then. For the mean time, get this game, see if you can play a round, if you can, you will NOT regret it. This game is super fun.
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3G| Fluffy Destroyer
( 804.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
ATTENTION ALL NEW PLAYERS: Due to a new SDK, Dystopia will crash when you attempt to join a new server. To fix this, go to your library, right-click on Dystopia, and go to Properties. Once there, click on the Betas tab. In there you should see a drop-down menu asking you which beta you would like to opt into. Click on it and select "Previous - The previous release". This is the only way to play Dystopia for now. An update fixing this issue is in the works. Please be patient everyone.
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♤Dark the Shiny Umbreon♤
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Such a cool and great mod,it's truely a shame that it died. Maybe someone should revive the community. Maybe.
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korifg
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Empty servers.
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Helghast
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
great game been playing it for hours on end a must play for a fun shooter
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
42 of 43 people (98%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
804.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
ATTENTION ALL NEW PLAYERS: Due to a new SDK, Dystopia will crash when you attempt to join a new server. To fix this, go to your library, right-click on Dystopia, and go to Properties. Once there, click on the Betas tab. In there you should see a drop-down menu asking you which beta you would like to opt into. Click on it and select "Previous - The previous release". This is the only way to play Dystopia for now. An update fixing this issue is in the works. Please be patient everyone.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
I played the tutorial and 27 minutes on 1 server with, like, 3 other people. This game is amazing. I love it. But the comunity is dead. There are 10 servers, and there are rarely any players. If you're lucky, you get to play a match. I love this game, but at it's current state, it's not really that fun, mainly because you can't really play it. I'm gonna uninstall for now, but I will return in about 3 months, more or less, and check if the community is at least slightly bigger. I'll update this then. For the mean time, get this game, see if you can play a round, if you can, you will NOT regret it. This game is super fun.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Play this game. PLAY THIS GAME DAMN IT! I swear to god if you ignore this sexy ♥♥♥ game that has futuristic ninjas that cut your asscheeks into little shavings, explosions, and going into a computer and hacking every last mother ♥♥♥♥ing thing on the map...I will cry
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I played this when I first got Steam. I enjoyed it along with A.V.A Sadly both games are dead nowadays, but back in their glory days? They were full of people. I love this game and I hope it gets popular again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Such a cool and great mod,it's truely a shame that it died. Maybe someone should revive the community. Maybe.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
GREAT GAME! Sadly no one plays it:(
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
86 of 89 people (97%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
62.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
Needs players then it'll be one of the better source mods ever.

The problem is...

"Hello? Anyone wanna play?"

...*tumbleweed*...
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100 of 112 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
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.
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72 of 79 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2014
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.
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72 of 82 people (88%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,171.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
Dystopia is like sex, you don't get to have it all the time but when you do it's great ;)
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