Dwarfs!? is an addictive, fast paced arcade-like experience, with plenty of difficulty levels and game modes, in the tradition of great games such as “Lemmings” and “Dwarf Fortress”.
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Mixed (23 reviews) - 69% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,443 reviews) - 85% of the 1,443 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 18, 2012

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This Edition of Dwarfs!? includes the new Free to Play edition, plus all of the modes that can be purchased separately.

 

About This Game

This is the Free-2-Play version of Dwarfs!? You can download the game and play the core game in Arcade mode, plus all the Tutorials and the Challenge modes completely free, forever. No charges, no subscriptions - just free. If you like those modes and want more, you can either pick the modes that you feel like playing and buy those individually - or just buy the whole pack to unlock everything.

Dwarfs!? offers an addictive, fast paced arcade-like experience, with plenty of difficulty levels and game modes to play, in the tradition of great games such as “Lemmings” and “Dwarf Fortress”. As the new overseer for your underground Dwarf base, your job is to manage the small colony and make it as rich as possible, before they meet their inevitable doom! To survive as long as possible, you’ll have to steer and guide your greedy little fellows to the richest points in the caves, while avoiding all the dangers – so they don’t end up destroying your Town Hall and its essential supply of beer. They explore for you, they mine for you and they fight for you - but if you don't keep an eye on them, they'll do what they do best: die for you and take everyone else with them. But, if all else fails when the Spider Queen comes for you – use the Outpost’s Dwarf Cannon and shoot Dwarfs at her!

There are only 3 certainties in this world: death, taxes and that Dwarfs always dig too deep!

Key features:

  • Fun for all ages and skill levels of gamers, with randomly-generated caves so the game is different every time.
  • Madly Addictive Arcade Mode: 4 difficulty levels ranging from casual to crazy hard-core, time limits from 5 minutes to endless, randomly-generated caves and all the gold and monsters you can handle!
  • Base Defense Mode: Tower Defense gameplay, except you don’t have a tower. And your Dwarfs dig the routes. Then you defend against waves of monsters!
  • Rush Mode: Can you handle Dwarfs spawning at insane rates and digging everywhere?
  • Dark Mode: This time, the only light is in the tunnels your Dwarfs dig. Spooky!
  • Campaign Challenges: Tutorials where you can learn all about being a Dwarf Overseer in a few minutes and Challenges where you can put those Overseer abilities to the ultimate test.
  • Leaderboards: Compare the size of your beard (and your scores) with your friends and the rest of the world.
  • Sandbox Mode: Create your own caves!
  • Codex: Alongside the integrated help system is the Codex – the fount of all Dwarf knowledge! Contains everything you need to know, including video tutorials for the budding Overseer.
  • Medals and Achievements: Lots and lots of shiny stuff to collect and show off to your friends!
  • Fully Integrated with Steamworks™
  • And Zombies. Not to mention goblins, skeletons, spiders, dark elves and more.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor:1.7+ GHz or better
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX®9-compatible
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Processor:i7 duel core
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Graphics: Nvidia or ATI GPU (Intel GPUs unsupported)
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Mixed (23 reviews)
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Dark Fury45
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I alwys was a fan of arcade style games, and Dwarfs is no exception. The F2P model gives you the perfect taste for the full game, and is REALLY addicting to play. Five, fifteen, thirty minutes, an hour?! What will you do to hollow out the earth for its precious minerals with your dwarfs while fighting off festering spiders, shamanic tribes of goblins, flooding water and lava? Who knows?! Just play and let the F2P model speak for itself.
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purplealert
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Mac version: Crashes on startup. Reading the discussions it appears that the devs don't care. Don't waste your time with this.
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Dogstorm
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
sick game
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blacrow74
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
glitchy abit i remember playin this a while ago but good!
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Bapabooiee
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
This is the "Free-to-play" version of "Dwarfs!?", which means you get access to the main mode of the game and a few trial/challenge-type scenarios. And in my opinion, that's more than enough to get your fill of what Dwarfs!? has to offer.

I personally got bored of the formula in about 5 hours, and have no interest in the full content, but it was engrossing while it lasted. I'm glad I decided to take a look at it, and if you're seeing this game and have no idea what it is, I'd recommend taking a look.
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Rot 6
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
+:
Its freee
Its a tiny bit fun


-:
Badly made Voiceover (Done with a Toaster?)
Outpost to launch Dwarfs to Danger > Op
Random Dwarf movements not my thing
Overall not liking the artstyle... Comic Sans :S
Pure Timewaster only a 12y old youtuber will find interseting enough to get 10+h on
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breh
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
its really bad





rly
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ColMustard
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Very fun and entertaining from what I remember (I played it a couple years ago).
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Spooky Skellingtons
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Guide on how to waste time
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Dinkelberg
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
Midgit simulator 2016
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cramson
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Eh, it's a good time waster.

10/okay I guess...
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Thucket Bucket
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Yogscast.
Digging a hole.
Free.
Chrashing.
Stupid and dumb mechanics (why do I have to pay my gold I could be using for more dwarfs to command my dwarfs!?).
Crashing some more.
Hasn't been updated in 4 years (as of 2016)
Don't Play
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A Random Dragon
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
This game is so much fun, It's harder than it looks but once you get used to it, You'll be playing for hours on end!
seriously though, you will play for a long time.
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Soul Evans
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
This game is a good way to kill time with the arcade mode if you are bored. The dwarves are fun to watch tunnel around and it is always super exciting when you find a lava flow,
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Astrocat
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
Simon Lane...that's all I'm going to say.
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DogeLord
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
This game crashes every 2 minutes, I can't even get through a 5 minute arcade game. Read all the forums, nothing helped. If you value your precious time, DON'T GET THIS GAME. It is a good game, but it is broken to badly to play it.
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Ghost
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
Serously...I havent played this much but i must say this is like Dungeon Keeper V2..And its not a bad thing at all.
11/10 Do consider playing this /!\ Be ready to stay inside for a week /!\
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Jackotron4737
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 26
This game, although fun at first, gets extremaly boaring when you have a great and massave empire and then a water cave opens on every side of the map. You also have to buy (with real money) all of the game types worth playing. The campain is also pretty rubbish as it is a tutorial.
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House©
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 26
Very gude
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Goodgame if you wanna waste your time :)
8/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
This game crashes every 2 minutes, I can't even get through a 5 minute arcade game. Read all the forums, nothing helped. If you value your precious time, DON'T GET THIS GAME. It is a good game, but it is broken to badly to play it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
i have played this game and i still like it
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
This game is AMAZING! If you know Yogscast, then you will recognize the campain Dwarf, because it is Voice by the one and only Yogscast Simon! I recommend this game to anybody who likes to spend hours endlessly playing a game about mining, base defending and goblin slaying (It's also FREE! :D)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
A "Sure, why not?" purchase that I actually ended up getting sucked into for a few days. Also helped that Yoggscast's voice brought out some of the humor for the tutorial in an entertaining sort of way. Certainly worth a look if you've got some time to spare.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Ant Farm Simulator
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
It is tougher than it looks, but super fun. Highly recommend. ^^
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
A game about dwarves. With the voice of simon in the yogscast.


Need I say anything else?















































Oh yeah its free
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Had a good laugh at all the salty mac users. 'Boohoo, plis fix on mac ;_;' Game deserves an upvote just for that!

Played the game for a bit too, I mean it's pretty good for a free game but the mechanics are a little too simplistic for my tastes. Kind of like a dumbed down Dungeoun Keeper on time attack mode.

Give it a try if you like that sort of thing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
It's pretty good. People aren't able to play it bc of mac problems, but on PCs it works perfectly.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Great game, even the free-to-play version, and highly addicting. Love it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Simple, addictive and somehow cute.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Dwarf 11/10

The sims arcade with dwarfs, a dream come true
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
I started digging a hole then I realised I had played for an hour straight
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
98 of 120 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Dwarfs!? is a strangely addicting game. If you enjoy arcade games, where the main objective is to beat your high score (or someone else's high score), you'll probably love this game.

The way you score is by getting as much gold as you can, while trying to stay alive--but, you're dwarfs aren't the brightest and will insist on digging into caves filled with water, lava, and monsters, so you'll have to keep a close eye on them, which becomes harder and harder as the game progresses.

The F2P version has the two easier difficulties unlocked and each can be played in 5, 15, 30, and 60 min sessions (but beware, you cannot save the game mid-session).

The only problem I've encountered is in long games, where you have thousands of dwarfs in the field at one time, my computer starts to lag--which makes the game very difficult and frustrating to play.

Overall, this is a fun, simple, casual game that can keep you entertained for hours or opened for a quick 5-minute session.

[NOTE: If you buy the full version, your personal scores and achievements will transfer, but the F2P version has different global leaderboards, and your global score will not transfer.]

[EDIT: For those wondering, I personally own the full version (non-F2P), which is why my play-time on the F2P version is so low.]


Concerning the DLC...
Dwarfs - F2P Skirmish Pack (Recommended): Comes with 3 modes (Sandbox, Rush, and Dark). Rush and Dark modes bring new challenges to the game and can be a lot of fun. In Sandbox, you can experiment. In Rush, dwarfs spawn CONSTANTLY and you can only let 200 die. In Dark, you cannot see where caves or minerals are located.

Dwarfs - F2P Difficulty Pack (Recommended): Unlocks the two harder difficulty levels (Hardcore & Tedi Hardcore) for Arcade mode.

Dwarfs - F2P Endless Mode Pack (Not Recommended): Exactly like Arcade mode, except it's endless and you're allowed to pick the map size as well as the difficulty. Beware lag. Also, no high score is recorded.

Dwarfs - F2P Summer Carnival Pack (Extremely NOT Recommended): Was a prize for a Steam summer sale years ago; a very simple mini-game that is completely different than the base game.

Dwarfs - F2P Base Defend Pack (Not Recommended): A cute little tower defense mode that's rather different from the base game.
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96 of 123 people (78%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
I can say i really dig this game.
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62 of 77 people (81%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2015
Ooh, those greedy dwarves! They put "F2P" in the title of their game and then ask for money to unlock game modes.
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42 of 53 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
Came for the 'DWARFs' Killing Floor achievement and subsequent axe, but stayed for the gameplay/difficulty.
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
So, it's free to play... you have no microtransactions that will ruin your game. You can just download this in less than 10 minutes and start playing. It's pretty relaxing and the graphics are toony and nice when you zoom in. Chose from 5 to 60 minute matches. I came here to get my KF Axe, but stayed for the cool gameplay and achievements.

>I'd rate it a 8/10 (although seemingly low, really good game, but maybe not everyone will like it)
>Pros: F2P, small size, fun and can get from very simple to very complicated having to control a lot of stuff that goes on around the place as you get more and more miners, cute graphics
>Cons: None, really. It's good.
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59 of 84 people (70%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2015
I am a Dwarf and I am digging a hole
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