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.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (23 reviews) - 52% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (684 reviews) - 85% of the 684 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2005

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Play Dystopia

Half-Life 2 Mod

 

Recent updates View all (66)

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/

25 comments Read more

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

Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Recent:
Mixed (23 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (684 reviews)
Recently Posted
SpecOps Beta™
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This game is like myspace: Hello anyone still have this game???????
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Reagan & Bush, Grant Me The Kush
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
One of the greatest source mods of all time, and one of the greatest Cyberpunk games of all time.
Captures the theme and concepts of the genre with solid aesthetic and mechanical choices.
Decking is intense fun.
Superb.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
valfonso678
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
< ̄`ヽ、      / ̄>
 ゝ、  \ /⌒ヽ,ノ  /´
   ゝ、 `( ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) /Im lenny. I say scams ARE FAKE!
     >     ,ノListen,you'll get viruses! And hacked!
     ∠_,,,/ Stay safe kids!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
The Badass Kitten [TBK Clan]
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Such a good game sad that its dead :(
10/10
Helpful? Yes No Funny
JadeLightningDash
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Dystopia is a game I really wanted to try out, but I was unable to for several reasons.
It's a mod for Half Life 2, so you need that game in order to play it. After buying the complete Half Life game pack during a Steam sale, I downloaded the mod because I actually wanted to play it; I thought the concept was pretty cool. But I couldn't. Attempting to start the tutorial caused the game to crash. This happened every time. I figured I should just skip the tutorial then and learn as I play along, but even that didn't work. Attempting to either join or create a server caused the game to crash. The really unfortunate thing is that even if the game didn't crash, I still wouldn't get to play it because nobody else seems to be playing it; the player base seems to be dead.
In conclusion, this is a game I wanted to play but couldn't, and its playerbase seems to have died off. Therefore, I can't recommend this game at the moment. What a shame.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Atuday
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 10
Better than the microsoft shadowrun game by a huge margin.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Sgt. Jarl Michael
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Okay. This game is amazing the only problem with it is the lack of community players, so if you own this game tell all your friends, groups, whaterver the hell to go play this game right now! The game is fun basically you have 3 classes but they wont always be the same, you focus on different play styles with only 3 classes, for example light is stealth recon and CqC, medium is explosives sniper and medium range, heavy is well the juggernaut and kicks meatbag ♥♥♥. just PLEASE play this game.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Bluey
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
no not really
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Funinjo
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Well, they were right, Valve broke it, but reverting to the previous version took care of that. I tried the tutorial but some abilities (boost jump for instance) didn't work no matter what key or mouse button I mapped it to. thus I was unable to even finish the tutorial. I'll come back to this one another time. The only reason I'm giving this one a down check is that there's no neutral position to take. I can't recommend the game, but it isn't bad or broken enough to give a truly negative review.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This game may be dead, but my desire to play is not.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
402.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Dead game. I loved it so much. Just goes to show how much better marketed freemium games are in steam, compared to actually completely free games. Guess it just didn't make enough money.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Okay. This game is amazing the only problem with it is the lack of community players, so if you own this game tell all your friends, groups, whaterver the hell to go play this game right now! The game is fun basically you have 3 classes but they wont always be the same, you focus on different play styles with only 3 classes, for example light is stealth recon and CqC, medium is explosives sniper and medium range, heavy is well the juggernaut and kicks meatbag ♥♥♥. just PLEASE play this game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Such a good game sad that its dead :(
10/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Dystopia is a game I really wanted to try out, but I was unable to for several reasons.
It's a mod for Half Life 2, so you need that game in order to play it. After buying the complete Half Life game pack during a Steam sale, I downloaded the mod because I actually wanted to play it; I thought the concept was pretty cool. But I couldn't. Attempting to start the tutorial caused the game to crash. This happened every time. I figured I should just skip the tutorial then and learn as I play along, but even that didn't work. Attempting to either join or create a server caused the game to crash. The really unfortunate thing is that even if the game didn't crash, I still wouldn't get to play it because nobody else seems to be playing it; the player base seems to be dead.
In conclusion, this is a game I wanted to play but couldn't, and its playerbase seems to have died off. Therefore, I can't recommend this game at the moment. What a shame.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
89 of 94 people (95%) found this review helpful
43 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*...
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
101 of 114 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
66 of 68 people (97%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
822.9 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
72 of 80 people (90%) 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny