Ranking the Cyberpunk 2077 Endings from Worst to Best

We've already talked about all of the Cyberpunk 2077 endings, but we haven't really discussed which ones we liked the most and which ones we didn't.

So, months later, we finally decided to do it.

Below is a list of all six of the Cyberpunk 2077 endings, ranked from worst to best.

How Many Cyberpunk 2077 Endings Are There?

As already mentioned, there are a total of six Cyberpunk 2077 endings.

Namely, these are:

  • Where Is My Mind? (Default)
  • The Easy Way Out
  • All Along the Watchtower
  • New Dawn Fades
  • Path of Glory
  • (Don't Fear) The Reaper

How many choices there are available to you during the main story mission, "Nocturne OP55N1", will determine how many of the endings you'll have access to.

You can only gain access to all of the endings in Cyberpunk 2077 if you've completed a series of specific side quests in the game, which we'll explain in detail further down below.

#6 - The Easy Way Out

This is, by far, the bleakest and worst of all Cyberpunk 2077 endings.

If "easy" was synonymous with depressing, then this definitely is the easy way out.

This ending is the worst ending in our book by a mile and for a good reason - V decides to kill himself.

Players will be able to come across this option once V starts discussing the plan with Johnny up on the rooftop. However, instead of trying to go out with a bang, V decides to end everything and commit suicide instead.

Although Johnny Silverhand does not agree with V's decision, he nevertheless concedes and leaves V to it.

This ending pretty much leaves the game without any kind of resolution, and as much as we all feel sympathy for V, an ending this abrupt and final only serves to make us feel cheated

#5 - Where Is My Mind?

An ending where you die regardless of what happens is far from what we'd call as ideal.

This choice is the only option that's available by default in Cyberpunk 2077.

Basically, all you have to do is to choose the "Think trusting Arasaka's risky but worth it" and take the pills (Omega Blockers).

From there, you'll just have to go through the mission and at some point, you'll be given two choices that will determine V's fate.

The "[Sign Contract] I want to live" basically lets Arasaka full reigns to upload V's mind and store it until a compatible body is found. Meanwhile, if you choose "[Refuse to Sign] I'm going back to Earth", V goes back to Earth.

Either way, both decisions lead to rather bleak endings. V dies regardless of your choice. The only difference is that V loses his consciousness if he is put in storage. On the other hand, V dies from injuries on earth if you pick the other choice.

#4 - Path of Glory

This is one of the better endings in Cyberpunk 2077.

This ending is only accessible if you've completed the Rogue line of Side Jobs.

You'll know you've done that when a "Think you and Rogue should go" dialogue pops up before you choose to take the Omega-Blockers pills.

This ending will lead you to Cyberspace where your choices should make it sound like you, as Johnny, don't want to leave V stuck in Cyberspace. This will lead to V going back to his body where you'll then have a chance to complete the "Path of Glory" epilogue job.

#3 - New Dawn Fades

This ending gives Johnny a second shot at life.

Once you've completed the "Panam" or "Rogue" line of Side Jobs, this ending becomes available to you.

Basically, it doesn't matter which dialogue option you take. The only important thing is what you choose once you're inside Mikoshi or Cyberspace.

To trigger the "New Dawn Fades" epilogue mission, you'll have to choose either "Body's Johnny's. I'll Go" and cross the bridge if you chose Panam or complete "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" if you chose Rogue and enter the well as Johnny.

Regardless of which choice you make, the epilogue mission will trigger and result in V remaining in Cyberpunk with Johnny taking over the body of V.

#2 - (Don't Fear) The Reaper

This ending is arguably the most difficult to get and finish in Cyberpunk 2077 but it's all so worth it once you see it through.

So, technically, this is not a new ending. Instead, it's a different way on how the last mission is played out, because, instead of having friends help you out, you choose to go Rambo and take on the Arasaka Tower on your own.

Now, this does come with a lot of risks. The most obvious, of course, is that you're alone, so no one will be providing you with back-up and the tower isn't exactly that easy to storm through. But, there is an advantage to this, and you won't have to put any of your friends at risk of dying, which will result in a much different and arguably better credit rollover that we're just not going to spoil for you.

Just keep in mind that this is a secret ending, and you'll have to do a couple of things to get it.

Or, rather, just do a specific set of dialogues just right, in particular, when V and Jonny start taking at the oil fields in the middle of the "Chippin' In" mission.

  • [Inscribe Johnny's initials]. Let's do something about that.
  • The Guy who Saved My Life.
  • Nah. ****** that up too.
  • What do you want from me?
  • OK. But as second chances go, this is your last.
  • You were a real **** in the beginning.
  • When you said you let down your friends...
  • Smasher biz really got to her.
  • Yeah. I'll call Rogue.

#1 - All Along the Watchtower

A life on the open road with Panam doesn't sound too bad now, does it?

Personally, the "All Along the Watchtower" ending in Cyberpunk 2077 feels like the most "canon" to us.

To gain access to this Cyberpunk 2077 ending, you'll have to complete the "Panam" line of Side Jobs and choose the "Gonna ask Panam for help" dialogue option when you're up the top of the rooftop balcony and talking to Johnny.

This will trigger a sequence of missions where you'll find yourself face to face against Adam Smasher and, upon defeating him, you'll enter Mikoshi or Cyberspace where Alt and Johnny have a conversation with V.

You'll eventually reach a point where you can choose "Wanna live out whatever life I got left" which will trigger the epilogue "All Along the Watchtower".

What happens next is that Johnny will remain in Cyberspace while V comes back to his body and lives a life of a Nomad with Panam and the rest of her crew.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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