SteamWorld Dig PlayStation 4

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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 168 Ratings

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  • Summary: The clock has stopped around the turn of the 19th century, and humankind has prematurely blown itself to bits. The remaining scraps are huddling in caves beneath the surface, and steam-powered robots have taken over the Wild West.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 31, 2014
    100
    This is a very, very fun game, and if you missed out on it the first time around, don't make that mistake twice.
  2. Mar 19, 2014
    90
    If you’ve already explored Tumbleton’s depths, the PSN version won’t give you many new or better reasons to buy it again, but if you’ve yet to grab your pickaxe and start digging, SteamWorld Dig has a lot of fun and well-designed ideas buried within.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Apr 27, 2014
    85
    Addictive and charming in equal measure, and never short of new ideas. [May 2014, p77]
  4. Mar 20, 2014
    80
    On the whole though, Steamworld Dig is a fascinating game and one that will bring plenty of joy. It is a game you can take your time with and enjoy. Taking some elements from other games in the genre and tailoring them to make a wonderful experience. It is just a shame about that Cross-Save
  5. Mar 26, 2014
    80
    A compelling 2D adventure game that resembles the beloved portable incarnations of cult franchises such as Metroid or Castlevania.
  6. Mar 23, 2014
    80
    SteamWorld Dig is a much needed casual game for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita that features a very addictive and challenging gameplay.
  7. Mar 18, 2014
    60
    A dash of Terraria mixed with a pinch of Dig Dug, SteamWorld Dig is a colourful delight that is equal parts wit and charm.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Nov 12, 2014
    9
    i found the game fun and to be on the PlayStation Plus lineup for November I would recommend it to many to download it and give it a try. manyi found the game fun and to be on the PlayStation Plus lineup for November I would recommend it to many to download it and give it a try. many different mechanics used making it more fun. Expand
  2. Jan 1, 2017
    9
    Just a super fun game that will put a smile on your face. What an amazing game. Major replayability, incredible fun, just a nice gameplayJust a super fun game that will put a smile on your face. What an amazing game. Major replayability, incredible fun, just a nice gameplay feedback loop for 10 or so hours. Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2014
    9
    If you like Metroid, Motherload, or Terraria, you'll like (or absolutely love) SteamWorld: Dig. I personally loved all three of those games,If you like Metroid, Motherload, or Terraria, you'll like (or absolutely love) SteamWorld: Dig. I personally loved all three of those games, and the loving combination of them all here by Image & Form was quite the enjoyable experience for me. Taking elements from each of these games, you'll mine to earn upgrades like in Motherload, find upgrades so you can unlock more progression like in Metroid, and have multiple tools for mining and combat like in Terarria. Not to mention the story has some interesting tones and actually leaves a bit of an impact for a short game.

    So yes, it's short. But that's a good thing. It does everything it wants to, and then when it's done that, it leaves you to finish the game. There is no unnecessary fluff. I played through the game, acquiring all upgrades in a single play through the first time in 4-5 hours, and I loved every minute of my time. I even went back and played it again to do a perfect run: Beating the game in less than 2.5 hours without dying and with all upgrades. Then, after that, because I was so in love with the game, I downloaded it on my Vita (Yes, it's cross-buy!) And did it all again, just like on my PS4.

    The only complaint that I have about the game is that the (good) music gets repetitive; There isn't enough variety. Otherwise, the game is flawless. The upgrade progression is great and feels good, the combat is satisfying as intended, mining is addictive, the story is interesting, and the art style looks great. Absolutely worth the price.
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  4. Jan 3, 2015
    8
    One of my unexpected favorites from 2014. Nice charm and fun gameplay. Perfect to pick up in small doses. It's unique. It's relaxing. This isOne of my unexpected favorites from 2014. Nice charm and fun gameplay. Perfect to pick up in small doses. It's unique. It's relaxing. This is my go to game to chill out on before going to bed. Expand
  5. Nel
    Jan 12, 2017
    7
    Fun dig adventure, you dig to collect items which you then later can use to upgrade your digging skills, and hp. The game is simple, but yetFun dig adventure, you dig to collect items which you then later can use to upgrade your digging skills, and hp. The game is simple, but yet so massive. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2014
    7
    SteamWorld Dig is fun to play but it is too short. It takes a few hours to go to the end.

    Graphics 7/10 Music 7/10 Gameplay 7/10 My
    SteamWorld Dig is fun to play but it is too short. It takes a few hours to go to the end.

    Graphics 7/10
    Music 7/10
    Gameplay 7/10

    My overall score is 7
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  7. Nov 15, 2014
    0
    I found this game incredibly boring - you spend a large portion of your time backtracking. The mine itself is repetitive and dosent have manyI found this game incredibly boring - you spend a large portion of your time backtracking. The mine itself is repetitive and dosent have many unique elements. Expand

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