SteamWorld Dig Reviews

SteamWorld Dig is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Jan 4, 2016

A phenomenal and fun 2D platformer, that keeps the player hooked from start to finish.

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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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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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ZTGD
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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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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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4.5 / 5.0
Mar 19, 2014

"We in the killin' Nazi business. And cousin, business is a-boomin'." Those words, spoken by Lt. Aldo Raine in Inglorious Bastards, summarize the Wolfenstein experience in a nutshell — a grossly bloody, partially dismembered, nutshell.

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Apr 8, 2014

Adventuring through a mine sounds like a one note sort of deal. It could have been, but then I imagine Image & Form never would have attempted the project in the first place. They saw a potentially monotonous act and employed a variety of key mechanics to make it fun and truly satisfying from beginning to start. Somehow tightly linear while feeling open and unique to each and every player, a day in Rusty's metallic shoes is never the same as the last and always worth another trip down into the dark.

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9 / 10
Feb 6, 2018

SteamWorld Dig is a game I have greatly enjoyed playing before in other consoles, and I was glad to get the chance to do it all over again on Nintendo Switch. If you've played the game before on other consoles then this is exactly the same game and it is just as addictive, but being able to play at home on the TV and take the adventure on the go in handheld and table top mode makes this the best version of the game.

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Mar 24, 2014

For $9.99, SteamWorld Dig is well worth the cost of admission for such a fun spin on the genre that controls so well that it made my Top 10 list for 2013.

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8.7 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2018

SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt may not be good as SteamWorld Dig 2, but it's still good. Getting to know the characters and even having different moves is enough to warrant playing it if you haven't already, but it's fun anyway. If this game is your introduction and you are into the metroidvania genre, you will also enjoy this. It has a pacing that never dulls and you're constantly being rewarded. It's about time you dig in.

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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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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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8.5 / 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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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2014

Despite its brevity, SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt is an enjoyable title. The premise may initially seem too simple, but the constant feed of tools and power-ups, coupled with speedy platforming, prevent the player from becoming bored. The mix of exploration and combat is blended well to the point where new additions don't feel out of place, and the only lament is how there's not much else to the game once you've finished it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2014

SteamWorld Dig is a highly recommended game for those who enjoy platformers with an interesting and unique experience.

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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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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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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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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 / 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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