SteamWorld Dig Reviews

SteamWorld Dig is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Mar 24, 2014

Despite its many and obvious influences this is an impressively unique vision that offers excellent value for money and one of the best surprises on the 3DS's eShop.

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9 / 10
Mar 18, 2014

It remains one of the best 3DS titles, and now takes its place among PlayStation's best too. It might not be an extremely lengthy affair, but when it comes to art direction, well paced gameplay, and a brilliant sense of exploration, SteamWorld remains king.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

SteamWorld Dig is the game that put Image & Form on the map for most people. It was my first experience with them and I loved it when I played it

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Unscored
Dec 5, 2013

It remains a joy. It's calming, pleasurable, cute and tricky. It's Spelunky for people who don't like restarting all the time. But it's also its own distinct notion, with its focus on progression over difficulty. SteamWorld Dig is a really lovely, very fun time. What a great thing for a game to be.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2018

Steamworld Dig is a fun game, but it's pretty short and can get repetitive after a while.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2015

A great twist on a genre almost as old as gaming itself, SteamWorld Dig gives platforming an injection of life and spirit that stands out from the crowd in this age of blockbuster gaming. It's worth playing for many reasons, but the fresh way it handles platforming is reason enough itself.

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8 / 10
Dec 11, 2013

For a game about dandy robot businessmen trying to fleece a robo-miner of his hard-earned gains, it's surprisingly charismatic. A laid-back Dig Dug with a gentle scattering of Metroid.

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8 / 10
Mar 17, 2014

With its catchy Wild West soundtrack and rustic good looks, SteamWorld Dig saunters onto PlayStation platforms with confidence. Its aesthetics will charm you, but it's the game's tight platforming and addictive sense of progression that allow it to mine its way into your heart. While we wish that Rusty's expedition lasted a little longer and didn't require quite as much backtracking, there are still plenty of reasons to sink your pickaxe into this little gem.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2014

While a bit on the easy side, SteamWorld Dig is an addicting and unique experience featuring heaps of replay value.

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82 / 100
Sep 3, 2014

With a perfect mix of exploration and platforming, randomly generated maps, awesome upgrades and extremely addictive gameplay, SteamWorld Dig is a fantastic game, one that I highly recommend playing.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2014

[T]his is an ideal game for this platform, and great to just pick up and play at any time.

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Jun 24, 2015

Steamworld Dig is refreshing against many other [email protected] games because it feels like a fully realized concept with a well defined beginning, middle, and end (well, and cliffhanger if we're being technical). While the slow trek to get upgrades may occasionally feel frustrating, they are, in actuality, extremely well-paced, it just may be difficult to get that sense until having the benefit of looking back on the experience as a whole. The game's only really major drawback is that it doesn't do much in the way of boss fights - new areas are just unlocked via progress, which is fine, but a big battle before entering the different areas would have given the game just a little more. It's a compliment to the developers, however, that the inclusion of more boss monsters is not a 'need', but rather a 'want' that would only serve to improve an already enjoyable experience. When all is said and done, in the great landscape of all the games available on Xbox One, SteamWorld Dig is a jewel that will make you feel your efforts to discover it was well worth your time. SteamWorld Dig is worth every bit of its $9.99 asking price.

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8 / 10
Feb 1, 2018

SteamWorld Dig can proudly sit amongst those top-tier eShop titles that can describe themselves as a 'must-play'. There is a small desert's worth of charm packed into this game, with a beautifully high level of polish and sheen just oozing from its very core.

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8 / 10
Sep 3, 2014

SteamWorld Dig has all the right ingredients: the inspiration, the fun factor, the captivating nature and the technical execution. Any game that successfully brings together elements from Metroid and Minecraft is a hit and other than its relatively short lifespan, there's no reason why SteamWorld Dig won't seduce and captivate players one more time.

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Twinfinite
Top Critic
3 / 5.0
Dec 18, 2013

Overall, Steamworld Dig is a good game. Good, and that's all. Definitely not for everyone; good for a few hours of enjoyment, yet alas easily forgettable.

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Mar 18, 2014

For SteamWorld Dig, it's a case of the great, the good and the mildly disappointing. Image & Form's Western-infused expedition may be hamstrung by its limited scope, but the breezy platforming and addictive progression system will have you delving into the labyrinthine depths of Tumbleton on more than one occasion.

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9 / 10
Aug 23, 2014

With tight controls, a lush Western soundtrack, and beautifully animated sprites, SteamWorld Dig is one of this year's best games on the Wii U eShop, joining Ittle Dew in the "gorgeous Swedish indie adventures" category.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2014

Steamworld Dig was one of the biggest surprises to come out of the 3DS E-Shop. Slipping silently, unnoticed, into the store, Image & Form\'s title soon spread by word of mouth to become one of the 3DS digital shop\'s biggest successes. Now, it makes its way to the Wii U\'s download service. But is it worth a buy for either new players or those who have bought the game already? Well, I\'ll just say this: it is awesome.

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7 / 10
Feb 14, 2018

Overall the story never really grabbed me and seems underdeveloped but it's a not a story driven game, it's a game driven by gold and exploration. This game is a great port and one I would recommend any switch owner pick up as it's fun to play. The great things is Steamworld Dig 2 is already on Switch so you can go pick that one up straight after you finished the first one.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2014

Steamworld Dig on the Wii U is the fifth release, and they're covering every platform for a reason. The game is addictive and a lot of fun. What the Wii U offers over and above the others is that you can play it both on the TV or solely on the gamepad.

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