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Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 58 out of 74
  2. Negative: 2 out of 74

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  1. Mar 15, 2020
    Very nice at the start, becomes essentially impossible after a while. And I mean Manic Miner level-impossible here. Treasure caves start requiring perfect moves 100% of the time, 1/10 sec precision with instant reflexes or you need to restart them - and the grab jump mechanics are not precise enough for this requirement. I prefer Mario 64-level platformers, rewarding but not too punishing.
  2. Jun 20, 2020
    This indy-Game is actually interessting and has funny and also scary moments in it. Good upgrade-system.
    For the current price (about 20 bucks) i think it must have more content, that's why i give "only" 7 points out of ten. If it was for 5-10 bucks, then i would rate it higher.

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
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  1. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 2, 2018
    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]
  2. Nov 29, 2017
    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.
  3. Oct 17, 2017
    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.