SteamWorld Dig

4.6 out of 5
36 User Ratings
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Dig like it's going out of fashion in the critically acclaimed SteamWorld Dig, a game the fans will really dig. Did you know this is a game about digging?
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About SteamWorld Dig

About this game

SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below...

After making a huge impact on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, we've decided to bring SteamWorld Dig to PC/Mac/Linux. Introducing HD graphics, achievements and more, the game has been optimized for Steam!

Key Features:

  • A rich world of steam-driven robots, inspired by Steampunk and Western themes. 
  • Explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors. 
  • Uncover the remnants of human civilization, a degenerate race of dynamite-wielding troglodytes. 
  • Randomized worlds with emergent gameplay.


Additions:

  • Compared to the Nintendo 3DS version, this release has: 
  • HD graphics: Beautiful, high-resolution (1080p) graphics. 
  • Gamepad support: Keyboard, gamepad - play the game your way! 
  • Achievements: Completionists rejoice! 
  • Eye candy: Animated character portraits, bloom filter and more! 
  • Trading cards: With a character set like this? Of course!

Game Details

Release Date:
December 05, 2013
Developer:
Image&Form
Publishers:
Thunderful Publishing
Image & Form
Rating:
ACB rating of 3
ESRB rating of 10
PEGI rating of 7
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
SteamWorld
Link:
Genres:
Platformer
Mining

Adventure

Metroidvania

Action

Exploration

Casual

Sandbox

RPG
Themes:
Western
Robots

Steampunk

Sci-fi

Side Scroller

Short

Great Soundtrack
Play Styles:
Singleplayer
2D

Controller
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP (or newer)
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 384 MB video memory, framebuffer object support
  • Hard Drive: 193 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible
  • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: 10.7
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 384 MB video memory, framebuffer object support
  • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible
  • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 384 MB video memory, framebuffer object support
  • Hard Drive: 80 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible
  • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.

Critic Reviews

76

Hardcore Gamer

90 / 100
"There’s a lot of good mining in the depths of SteamWorld Dig, and it stays fun from the basic beginnings to its chaotic ending. It’s not a bad little journey for a steambot...

4Players.de

80 / 100
"After it became a sleeper hit in Nintendo's eShop for the 3DS, this entertaining platformer found a new home on the PC."

IncGamers

80 / 100
"For a game about dandy robot businessmen trying to fleece a robo-miner of his hard-earned gains, it’s surprisingly charismatic. A laid-back Dig Dug with a gentle scattering of...
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0.74% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
1.83%
Easy
31.1%
Just Right
62.8%
Tough
1.83%
Unforgiving
2.44%
Relax & enjoy! 62.8%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
4.55%
Played It
9.6%
Halfway
7.07%
Beat It
59.6%
Conquered It
19.19%
Completionist! 19.19%  of players have Conquered It

SteamWorld Dig User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 36 ratings
89% of users would recommend this.
4.6

User Ratings Breakdown

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4 Stars
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pCz3r0
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Very fun game, good for completionists and nice replayability.
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Fanatical User
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Good platformer and mining game
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Aelran
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SteamWorld Dig is really fun and a lovely game!
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Fanatical User
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Great game, fun to play in short sessions
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Fanatical User
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Rock-solid tunnel digger without permadeath, with RPG & metroidvania elements, persistent character upgrades build-up and about 5-10 hours worth of postapocalyptic underground to pick clean of all its shiny treasures.
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Must play metroidvania with unique digging core mechanics

Fanatical User
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I recommend this game to nearly anyone, as it is a unique well done digging metroidvania with a charming robot steampunk theme. I rarely play dig/mining games, but I love them and this is no exception. I was introduced to the Steamworld franchise through Steamworld Heist a year or two ago which I loved, as it is much like the turn based Worms games. It bring a level of strategy that is not in any other Metroidvania: How do I create a path downward that I can climb back up? It might be my favorite metroidvania and the best <100 MB size game I've played on PC in years or the past decade. Here is what you need to know: -The game was only 6-7 hours long for me, but it explored the game mechanics and story a good amount so it doesn't feel like it drags on for too long or was cut short. No inherent replay value beyond one play through. +The story is serviceable, but many enemies have personality and they built a cool underground world that also has charming town characters. +A good variety of upgrades and purchasable tools like dynamite, ladder, light post, teleporters (costs precious orbs though that are limited in supply). ?There is no way to attack while in midair or while wall riding. Forces the player to be strategic about the path you make, otherwise getting certain gems/metals in hard to reach places will be harder or impossible to mine. +Good variety of new abilities as you explore the underground after discovering doors to mini dungeons & exploring those, and they are almost all needed to progress in the game. Mini dungeons are split with some providing new abilities and some only providing orbs and/or more valuable gems/metals. -When above ground, the red indicator for where to go next may not be best, as it ignores wherever the teleporter goes. Teleporter goes to whichever last underground teleporter you came from, whether it is one that was built into the level or whether it was one that you placed & used yourself. Using a different teleporter resets where the above ground teleporter goes! -There is only one real boss in the game, but I found them to be challenging, as I needed to ensure that I had purchased all but a few upgrades. ?When you die, you lose half of your gold and all gems/metals are dropped where you died unless you are in a mini-dungeon of sorts. In a mini dungeon, you will restart the dungeon the same way & things when you entered. -Screen mode and resolution require editing a config file (see pcgamingwiki.com), except for turning...
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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So fun and addictive. I had to replay it several times to get the achievement to finish in 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it didn't feel like a chore at all!
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Anarky Ink
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This is one of those gateway games that get you into Metroidvania genre games. It's a good dungeon crawler with easy to control mechanics and a nice simple story. The world has enough charm that you'd want to go back again and again to get more gems to upgrade your tools. If digging for treasure is your thing, I'd give this a go.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 33% of GameFAQs users said SteamWorld Dig is Simple or Easy. 63% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to USK, SteamWorld Dig is suitable for players aged 12 and above.
Yes, SteamWorld Dig is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP (or newer)
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 384 MB video memory, framebuffer object support
  • Hard Drive: 193 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible
  • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.
Minimum:
  • OS: 10.7
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 384 MB video memory, framebuffer object support
  • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible
  • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 8 hours.
75% of critics on Metacritic recommend SteamWorld Dig. The Metascore is 76 out of 100.
89% of Fanatical users recommend SteamWorld Dig. The average review score is 4.6/5
SteamWorld Dig was released on December 05, 2013
Yes, SteamWorld Dig supports MacOS.
Yes, SteamWorld Dig supports Linux.
SteamWorld Dig is published by Thunderful Publishing and Image & Form
SteamWorld Dig was developed by Image&Form
Fanatical users tagged SteamWorld Dig as Platformer, Mining, Adventure, and Metroidvania
Fanatical users tagged SteamWorld Dig as Western, Robots, Steampunk, and Sci-fi
Yes. Fanatical users tagged SteamWorld Dig as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged SteamWorld Dig as Platformer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged SteamWorld Dig as Mining
Yes, Fanatical users tagged SteamWorld Dig as Adventure

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