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Video GameSteamworld Dig (Series) Review
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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 16 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


The SteamWorld Dig series are action platform games where you play steam-powered robots trying to recover their lost civilisation. The two games in the series draws on classics like Dig Dug, Rick Dangerous, Repton and Boulderdash.

In SteamWorld Dig 2, like the first game, you control of Dorothy, a steam-driven robot searching for Rusty, the protagonist of the previous game who disappeared. You explore a vast underground mine system, beating enemy creatures and collecting resources. To do this you excavate the ground and create tunnels through which to travel. All with the press of a button.

Dorothy gain abilities and weapons to assist your mining, fighting, running and jumping. This, in turn, opens up new areas of the underground mines to explore and fresh enemies to defeat as you edge ever closer to finding rusty. It's a simple premise expertly executed and is a game full of character as well as action.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/08/2017

Price: 80% off

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Mac, PC, PS Vita and PS4

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Collecting, Traversal (Action, Fighting, Platform, Puzzle and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 14 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Steam World Games (@SteamWorldGames)




Play Time: This game will take between 7 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game was rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. Violence consists of a small robot hitting enemies with a pickaxe, resulting in the enemy flickering red and disappearing when defeated.


Steamworld Dig usually costs £6.99 to £16.74. 

SteamWorld Dig 2

Steamworld Dig

Steamworld Dig 2

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

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