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Shovel Knight Dig

Yacht Club Games, Nitrome
Sep 23, 2022 - PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 5
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
GameSpot
8 / 10
Destructoid
8.5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
86 / 100
Shacknews
7 / 10
God is a Geek
9 / 10
PC Invasion
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Shovel Knight Dig

Shovel Knight Dig is a wonderful melding of the mechanics and feel of Shovel Knight and the ever evolving roguelite genre. It stumbles a bit on its roguelite progression mechanics, and its a bit on the short side, but none of that stops Shovel Knight Dig from being a blast to play.

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Compact and terrifying, this score-attack shooter feels like it's come from the future.

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Shovel Knight Dig takes everything that was fantastic about the retro platformer and recontextualizes it into a roguelike that's hard to put down.

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Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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Shovel Knigh Dig is another success in the universe of the knight of the shovel, a roguelite that, without moving too far from the formula of the genre and what has been seen in other games of the character, manages to give it a spin to make it feel somewhat fresh. And he succeeds. Guaranteed fun for lovers of the most agile and casual roguelite.

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I had hoped that Dig would be an adventure on par with the original Shovel Knight, but instead, it feels like every bit the spin-off and side story that it is. It's certainly not a bad game, but fans for hoping for a more substantial adventure will have to dig a little deeper.

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Shovel Knight Dig is the perfect first roguelike, packed full of that tasty Shovel Knight gameplay we all know and love.

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While not packed with content, Shovel Knight Dig is rich in quality. Charming pixel artwork combined with excellent level chunks and tight gameplay make it well worth the hours spent.

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