UnderMine Reviews

UnderMine is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Feb 25, 2021

Undermine is a rogue-lite that doesn’t reinvent the wheel compared to other games in the genre. But this wheel is of high quality and made to such a high standard it’s hard to ignore. If you’re old or new to the genre Undermine is a title that you can sink hundreds of hours in long or short bursts. Undermine is easily up there as one of the best titles in the Rogue Lite genre. Excellent stuff

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2021

Undermine is, unlike many of his contemporaries, a memorable and respectable roguelike. The title masterfully reproduces several classic elements of the genre and brings its own spirit to a formula that is somewhat beaten. Enthusiasts of roguelikes, dungeon crawlers and very challenging games full of content will love to venture into this dangerous gold mine full of personality. Unfortunately, Switch owners, again, have to accept a not-so-optimized experience, but at least it doesn't get in the way that much.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2021

Undermine is an excellent and challenging rogue-like that fans of the genre will enjoy. While it is more approachable than some of its counterparts, it still demands time and effort from the player and may not be for everyone. The 16-bit aesthetic may be alluring to novices of the genre, but be aware that the game is deep and challenging and depends on the player’s commitment in order to achieve maximum enjoyment.

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8.6 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2021

UnderMine offers a rogue-like experience that’s both entertaining and addictive, with each run through the titular dungeon making for an exciting (and dangerous) romp. There’s a satisfying sense of progress to be found with the collection of gold and improving your character between runs, whilst the solid level design ensures there’s always something new to overcome or discover during each run. It can be a little bit guilty of lacking originality in places and it didn’t do anything I hadn’t seen done in the genre before, but its great sense of exploration and competent design across the board ensures that UnderMine stands out as a must-play rogue-like.

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4.5 / 5.0
Feb 10, 2021

As far as roguelike dungeon crawlers go, UnderMine is firm but fair. There’s no need to go into this game bracing yourself for a barrage of beatdowns like you would with others of its ilk, but you’re also not going to get very far if you think that a slower approach to the roguelike experience means an objectively easier one. I know that my tastes are not representative of everyone else’s. However, I’d still like to confidently state that UnderMine is a must-play for anyone who fancies themselves a roguelike fan.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

UnderMine applies roguelite concepts in a great game. The cycle of exploring, collecting money, dying, improving the character and trying again is addictive, as each game is unique and there is a constant feeling that we are progressing. The variety of powers that can be obtained along the way, in particular, makes each attempt exciting and unpredictable - part of the fun is just seeing what crazy combination of skills will come next. There is a lot of content to explore, although the need to grind to unlock certain resources makes things a bit repetitive, apart from a few other problems. In the end, UnderMine is a solid, polished action dungeon crawler.

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Aug 9, 2020

For anyone who's a fan of Rogue-like indie dungeon crawlers with a hint of RPG elements in them, I heartily recommend UnderMine. Even for gamers who don't like indie titles, like myself, it's totally worth playing. I'm pleasantly surprised by how much fun I've had improving my runs until I finally managed to beat the first boss without too much trouble. After every time I died, I couldn't wait to continue digging and see how far I could get this time. However, I missed the opportunity to apply my own playing style a little more. This is mainly due to the randomness of the Relics, but I would also have liked to see some more RPG options regarding upgrading your character. UnderMine is a great game that I will definitely launch more often.

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Aug 8, 2020

UnderMine is exceedingly well done for an early access title and deserves just as much fanfare as other big established roguelikes now that it’s a full release. Impressively, it has a complete feature set and seems to be ready for a bright future, quite unlike the mines it’s set in.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2020

So overall, Thorium’s Undermine is a fantastic Roguelike on both the PC where it has released from Early Access and on the XB1 where players are now playing for the first time. Top down and only designed to keep being entertaining hours down the line as you push further and further into the mine, here is a Roguelike that is both accessible to players new to the style and to long time veterans looking for a new challenge. Check back next week for some Let’s Plays as we were wonderfully treated to both an XB1 and a PC code to cover Undermine!

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9 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2020

If you are looking for a new challenging game to take on with a unique take on a tried and true genre, UnderMine is absolutely a must-play. Especially as a day-one Xbox Game Pass release, there is simply no reason not to go spelunking in this well-crafted, deep, and challenging game. With its unique take on roguelike combat mechanics and an array of resources and stats to balance and manage, UnderMine is a great place to start for newcomers to the genre and players looking for a serious challenge alike.

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