Diggles PC

Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. One of my favorite games of the year. I think once the novelty of the Diggles' antics wears off there is plenty of playtime left.
  2. One of those games that, at first, is merely fascinating to look at, then becomes addictive.
  3. 72
    Original and adorable in a freakish kind of way.
  4. At times it just doesn’t glue together which is a shame, this could have been an all time classic. But still a good little game.
  5. You'll find yourself irritated with the pace, yet unable to stop. Diggles then, succeeds greatly at engaging game players, yet not so well at entertaining them.
  6. 70
    If you can get past the irritating introductory cutscenes and if you don't mind all-pervading cuteness, there's a depth available to plumb, and fans of micro-management will be in heaven.
  7. Its [slow] pace will kill the game for some, but others not so experienced in the RTS genre will appreciate the accessibility the speed affords.
  8. 68
    The developers deserve kudos for trying something different in an over packed genre, and they nearly succeeded.
  9. Everything of value here means little because of the sluggish pace.
  10. PC Gamer
    53
    The main problem with Diggles is that all this micro-management take a long time to execute. [July 2002, p.73]
  11. It has way too much going on, and Innonics made so many bad decisions with all the things in the game that Diggles ends up being overwhelming, annoying, and tedious all at the same time.
  12. When you're not patiently waiting for a Diggle to finish an essential task, you've got your hands full with enough micromanagement to choke a hardcore fan of "The Sims."
  13. Computer Gaming World
    30
    Slow. Frustrating. Not the best idea for an escape. [July 2002, p.81]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 6, 2016
    5
    The game is simply unplayable for a long run.
    The core gameplay is well enough, but the execution is extremely flawed. Jerky AI, your wiggles
    The game is simply unplayable for a long run.
    The core gameplay is well enough, but the execution is extremely flawed. Jerky AI, your wiggles refusing to do anything, abandoning their current tasks and refusing to go back (during their work hours and well fed and entertained), etc. etc. The first mission can drag for more than 5 hours due to extremely SLOW gaming pace AND horrendous pathfiding issues. And you can't even play with bonus speed, because x4 (the highest available) also DISABLES all other controls with camera movement! The progression is extremely irratiating and if you didn't read any walkthrough, the initial progression depends solely on pure luck with random digging down your tunnels, hoping you will hit a sweet, sweet story progression jackpot.
    No, it's not a good kind of "slow", that Cultures managed to pull off. It's a sloggish, unsatisfying chore with more issues than actual gameplay working.
    I tried this game a few times since 2002. Every SINGLE time I was burned out at the end of the first mission.
    It is a diamond, but not really worth it. Especially when you have so many better alternatives for this kind of gaming.
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  2. Aug 15, 2013
    8
    This game is an absolute diamond in the rough. If you look past its unfinished interface, you'll find yourself constantly looking to get theThis game is an absolute diamond in the rough. If you look past its unfinished interface, you'll find yourself constantly looking to get the next technology or building to advance your settlement. If you can muster the patience to endure the long periods of time it takes to get things done and the sometimes cryptic and even unfair challenges it gives you, you'll enjoy watching you dwarves develop and thrive. I say, give it a try. Full Review »
  3. Jul 28, 2012
    10
    Despite some bugs and minor problems, this game is on my top list for a long time. Can't count how many times I played it till late nightDespite some bugs and minor problems, this game is on my top list for a long time. Can't count how many times I played it till late night without a sight of tiredness. Humorous, addictive, amazing. Full Review »