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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  • Summary: SteamWorld Dig is back! Dig deep, gain riches and unearth the terrors of the underworld in this platform mining adventure influenced by classic Metroidvania style games.

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SteamWorld Dig 2 - Official Launch Trailer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 25, 2017
    90
    Every advancement Dig 2 makes to its story and mechanics strengthens your initiative to progress. There's an overwhelming sense of momentum that runs through the adventure; as if developer Image & Form sifted the original in a pan, removing its redundancies while expanding upon what made it so fun to persistently play.
  2. Sep 26, 2017
    90
    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.
  3. Nov 29, 2017
    90
    SteamWorld Dig 2 is everything that's expected from a good sequel. The gameplay loop is just as engaging as before, but there are some much nicer tools this time around. The levels may no longer be randomly generated, but the hand-crafted ones are smart and still provide exciting gameplay scenarios. The game also comes in at a perfect length, and while some will lament the scarcity of things to do once the adventure is over, few will deny that it was time well spent. SteamWorld Dig 2 is another awesome entry in the SteamWorld series, and it's a game that's worth checking out.
  4. Sep 21, 2017
    84
    Steamword Dig 2 is one of the finest Metroidvania-surprises for a long time. Everyone who likes the predecessor can grab it without hesistation, but even newcomers are being served very well.
  5. Oct 17, 2017
    80
    Steamworld Dig 2 triumphs over the first game in every single aspect. The world is better designed and the gameplay is more polished. It may not be a new Super Metroid, but it's close enough.
  6. Oct 13, 2017
    80
    SteamWorld Dig 2 is an improved sequel in almost every aspect, compared with the first one. The act of digging can’t get much more fun thanks to the simplistic yet highly engrossing gameplay. It helps that the union of western tropes with steampunk is such a charming combination.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 2, 2018
    78
    Compared to the original game, digging became a far more linear experience. That doesn’t mean that exploration element is gone, but it’s definitely different: now you need to keep an eye out for cracks in the rock that can be cracked open to reveal secret areas. [Issue#226, p.48]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 23, 2018
    9
    It's hard not to compare this to the original game, and to Heist. In some ways I think I might have enjoyed this more if I hadn't played theIt's hard not to compare this to the original game, and to Heist. In some ways I think I might have enjoyed this more if I hadn't played the others dozens of times each. But I enjoyed it anyway, particularly on the second play-through after struggling a bit with the new mechanics on the first. I missed the digging focus in the levels that were more like traditional platformers, and agreed with other reviewers about the lack of bosses. A solid follow-up that sticks to the formula, but extends it in pleasing ways, with Image & Form's usual attention to detail and real warmth. Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2017
    9
    This game fixes all of the problems I had with the second game. Movement feels more fluid, the map is bigger than before, and the abilitiesThis game fixes all of the problems I had with the second game. Movement feels more fluid, the map is bigger than before, and the abilities you collect work with each other nicely. The only thing keeping it from a 10 is the lack of meaningful boss battles. There is one in the beginning, a mini boss about halfway through the game, and the final boss at the end. The boss battles that are there a great, and just left me wanting more than there was. Expand
  3. Jan 2, 2018
    9
    First off, Steamworld is an amazing universe. Image and Form have crafted it with love and humor, and I've really enjoyed my time in it.First off, Steamworld is an amazing universe. Image and Form have crafted it with love and humor, and I've really enjoyed my time in it. Steamworld Dig 1 and 2 were both polished game loops that were just fun. Steamworld Heist blew me away because it really was XCOM in 2D, but much cuter, funnier, and fairer. Steamworld Dig 2 is a great sequel because it improves on the first one in every way AND doesn't overstay its welcome with padding. It is concise and respects your time and skill, but has an amazing amount of replayability and collectible-hunting if desired. Expand
  4. Sep 24, 2017
    9
    First of all, I'd like to point out the fantastic new travelling system. No more using resources for teleporters and having to worry aboutFirst of all, I'd like to point out the fantastic new travelling system. No more using resources for teleporters and having to worry about running out of them for upgrades.
    I also really enjoyed the new methods of moving throughout the world and the incredibly regular stream of upgrades one gets. As well as the number of challenges, secrets and generally quite big map. It took me almost 13 hours to finish at 100%. With the first Dig, it was almost 6 hours.
    Usually, I have a lot to say about games but here, I can only say that almost everything just feels right.
    The only downsides for me were that there are still not enough meaningful boss encounters. The only one stuck in my mind is the very first one. A funny cut scene and pretty decent mechanics. After that, until the final boss, there really aren't any encounters that feel as significant. And the last boss is very easy once again. Beat it on the first attempt, just like in Dig.
    Overall, I loved every minute of it and already can't wait to see what these bots are up to next!
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