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Steamworld Dig (Series) Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 9 weeks 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

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 31/08/2017

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita

Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform, Puzzle and Role-Playing

Developer: @ImageForm


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Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 12 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Steamworld Dig usually costs £6.99 to £16.74.

Steamworld Dig

Xbox One £7.99
PS Vita £7.39
PS4 £7.39
Wii U £6.99
Switch £8.99
2DS|3DS £6.99

Steamworld Dig 2

Xbox One £16.74
PS Vita £15.99
PS4 £15.99
Switch £14.99
2DS|3DS £14.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


This game was rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. It is not suitable for persons under 7 years of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Violence consists of a small robot hitting enemies with a pickaxe, resulting in the enemy flickering red and disappearing when defeated.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:


How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.


How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

High Contrast Mode: You can adjust the contrast of the game to be high-contrast, or the game already has high contrast visuals.


How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @GeekDadGamer

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