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...
User reviews: Very Positive (2,728 reviews) - 92% of the 2,728 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 5, 2013

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“SteamWorld Dig is a really lovely, very fun time. What a great thing for a game to be.”
NA – ROCK, PAPER, SHOTGUN

“SteamWorld Dig is an utterly phenomenal video game.”
10/10 – Pocket Gamer UK

“SteamWorld Dig's simple hook and hypnotic rhythm will keep you mining long into the night.”
9.5/10 – IGN

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!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible
    • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 384 MB video memory, framebuffer object support
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible
    • Additional Notes: You may need to update your graphics drivers for OpenGL 2.1 support.
Helpful customer reviews
47 of 50 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2015
This game, is one of those games that you wish, they would never end, but they do, sadly.

PROS
-one of the best artwork I could ever see
-Easy to play (like Battbleblock Theater)
-Fast placed (you dont have to grind for stuff)
-Casual
-Amazing Story
-Platformer 2D
-NOT A SINGLE BUG or ERROR
-NO LAG (my pc sucks, had no lag at all)
-controller support

CONS
-kinda short :( (4-5 hours of gameplay)
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
Do you like digging in videogames? Are you fond of Minecraft and Terraria of the sorts, but want a change of pace? Then this game is for you!

Pros:
+Fun Gameplay
+All sorts of things to collect
+You know you're progressing and getting better and stronger as you play
+Story that'll keep you wondering what will happen next
+Steampunk. Nuff said

Cons:
-A bit short
-Pickaxe gets useless for the most part after you obtain the Drill and Power Fist
-Gets tedious at times when trying to get around, but the later upgrades do help it, for the most part
-WHY CAN'T I MINE WHILE JUMPING?!


Final verdict:
If you love mining games, get this game. It's REALLY fun and can be challenging too.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
Review in English/Spanish
Análisis en Inglés y Español:

English:
Short but fun, took me around seven hours to complete and I took my sweet time to explore and backtrack so a normal clear time would be around the three or four hour mark. The upgrade system added more depth to the gameplay while keeping things simple, if anything I would’ve liked additional content after clearing the game.

Español:
Corto pero entretenido, me tomo unas siete horas completarlo y eso que explore cada hueco y esquina, me atrevería a decir que pasar el juego sin desvíos tomaría alrededor de tres o cuatro horas. El sistema de mejoras muy acertado, agrega diversidad sin necesidad de complicar las cosas. Me habría gustado algo de contenido adicional al final.
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20 of 33 people (61%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
I spent about 10 hours to 100% the game (complete all bonus caves, find all secrets, fully upgraded, beat the boss, dig out all minerals) and I won't play it any more. Frankly it is not a bad game but a game that doesn't reach my expectation. I hope this negative review can be a reference to those like me who only check negative reviews before buying any games.

PROS:
+ Nice graphic
+ Do have a plot
+ No bugs found
+ Replayability (for those who found this game interesting)

CONS:
- Monotone gameplay
At the first few minutes I was expecting some tasks like finding someone trapped in the cave or some interactions like item crafting. Unfortunately the answer is no. The entire gameplay is repeating the cycle: dig - back to town - sell minerals - buy upgrades - go down - dig again. The NPCs do nothing other than basic trading and story telling.

= Tiresome to get back to the town (main negative)
There are many reasons that can force you to go back: low health, no lighting oil, no water, or your bag is full. It is not a problem unless it is time-consuming and boring. There are handful free portals in the cave. When your portal is at 400m and you digged 100m downward from the portal, you need to climb up 100m to your portal to go back to the town. If you want to dig deeper, you need to go down the 100m first. Supposing you've digged another 100m this time, you need to climb up 200m to go back, What bothers me a lot is that you need to detour to find a way up. So each time you want to go back, you might need to walk and jump for a long time, and you might have gone through this path for over 10 times. Of course you can buy a self-placed portal, but the price will double each time you buy it, and it cost the shiny blue balls (can't remember its name), which is a rare resource.

- Plain fighting system
The attack type and enemy variety are not rich. During the fight, there is no knockback effect, no HP bar for enemies and no dmg indicator jumping out. Don't expect too much on fighting.

- Easy boss fight
The boss is not challenging at all. You just need to use your mouse and keyboard .

- Ordinary Soundtrack
You could get bored after listening to it over and over again. Personally it is also not my style and it makes me feel unconfortable rather than enjoyable.

- Misc
You can't mine while jumping. You can't dig through the boundary (not an open world).

CONCLUSION:
You can get bored easily.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2015
This game is great for mind numbing fun! It is simplistic but I find myself going back to it and wanting to play it. It's like a modern version of Dig Dug!
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