SteamWorld Dig 2 Reviews

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IGN
Top Critic
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

SteamWorld Dig 2 retains the original's addictive resource-gathering gameplay, but supplements it with a gorgeously detailed, handcrafted world. Its heady mix of exploration, combat, platforming, and puzzle solving, alongside an expansive set of abilities and mods gives it plenty of variety and a great gameplay rhythm. I wish there was more to do once the campaign ends, but that's a testament to the fact that what is here is just about pitch perfect.

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Recommended
Sep 20, 2017

A 3DS classic gets a follow-up that doubles down on the charm.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 21, 2017

The SteamWorld franchise digs deeper than ever and comes up with another charming mix of Metroidvania and Boulder Dash.

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Oct 3, 2017
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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

The “dig, upgrade, repeat” formula never gets old thanks to fun gameplay and a steady stream of new powers

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9 / 10
Sep 25, 2017

SteamWorld Dig 2 is a brilliant evolution of the first that not only expands upon its hybrid formula, but presents it in its best light.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

SteamWorld Dig 2 is a worthy addition to any library, but stands out on the Switch because it works great as a portable game and also looks amazing on a big TV. I took about 15 hours to track down every collectible, but it'll probably take most people around ten for their first playthrough. It's perfectly playable with the Joy-Con, but I used a Pro Controller for most of the game to take advantage of the cross pad. If you haven't gotten your fill of Metroid gameplay after playing Samus Returns, you'll definitely enjoy delving into SteamWorld Dig 2.

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Hobby Consolas
Hobbyconsolas.com
Top Critic
89 / 100
Sep 22, 2017

Action, exploration, platforming, beautiful visuals... SteamWorld Dig 2 improves everything from the original game, adding some metroidvania elements, and making it one of the best indies for the Nintendo Switch.

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8.8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

SteamWorld Dig 2 resumes the predecessor's success formula, expands it and makes it mature, especially in level design. In a nutshell, a great game.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2017

Dorothy and Fen's adventure is a brilliant slice of zen gaming, a treat. Image & Form have knocked the it out of the park with this sequel.

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GamesBeat
Top Critic
90 / 100
Sep 26, 2017

I adored Heist and didn't really play much of the first Dig, but I now consider myself a fan of the SteamWorld canon. Image & Form is doing great work with this universe, and I wouldn't want to miss this sequel. Even if you're going from Metroid: Samus Returns, which is similar, directly into Dig 2, I still think you'll come away thrilled and looking in the developer's direction hoping they have something else new coming very soon.

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M3
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 7, 2017

Steamworld Dig 2 is better than the first one in every single aspect. The level design is outstanding and the graphics are charming as ever when it comes to Image & form. The best indie game of 2017 so far.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

Once again Image & Form continue to pour heart, soul and quality into their games. Steamworld Dig 2 is another near perfect entry in the Steamworld universe, and the enhanced art design makes me wish that they go back to both the original Dig and Heist and update them and release them on the Switch. I would be the first in line to buy them again.

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GameMAG
xtr
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 15, 2017

SteamWorld Dig 2 is perfect fit for users of portable gaming devices, such as Nintendo Switch or PlayStation Vita. But game will look great on a big screen TV too.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2017

Another great achievement from Image & Form. SteamWorld Dig 2 takes everything that made the first game good and ups the ante in every way. Easily a must-buy game.

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8 / 10
Oct 4, 2017

SteamWorld Dig 2 is just about as competent a Metroidvania game as you're likely to find in 2017. Its platforming and combat is solid, and its exploration is always a joy. What this fun sequel lacks in ambition, it makes up for in polish and charm.

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9 / 10
Feb 21, 2018

SteamWorld Dig 2 is a wonderful sequel to the already impressive SteamWorld Dig, and this 3DS port of last year's Switch release does not disappoint. Taking everything that was great from the original, and improving it even further, SWD2 can stand proudly near the top of the list of 'must play' titles on the Nintendo eShop.

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89 / 100
Oct 11, 2017

Steamworld Dig 2 is a great sequel. Everything from its predecessor has been improved making the experience funnier and even more adictive. The exploration feels so natural that it doesn't matter if you play some minutes or several hours, it will still feel great. A must have for those looking for an awesome metroidvania.

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9 / 10
Oct 7, 2017

SteamWorld Dig 2 has gone further than the original and now stands above its predecessor in every single aspect. The improved level design, the variety of elements and secrets to discover and its exquisite level design make this piece of work something that is impossible to ignore and that should be on every player's radar.

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87 / 100
Sep 25, 2017

In all respects a better continuation of the Digging game. Steamworld Dig 2 digs into your heart with lots of charm and variety.

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