SteamWorld Dig 2 is an action adventure game centred around mining for resources and finding treasure. A sequel, this version moves away from procedurally generated dungeons for a more handcrafted feel.
Explore the depths
SteamWorld Dig 2 tells the story of a mining bot living in steampunk world of junky creations and bizarre town inhabitants. After a series of strange earthquakes, the bot is tasked with helping town residents with finding various rare materials and objects. Gameplay consists of digging through ever-deeper mines, battling the creatures which live there and hopefully returning to town with a bag full of loot to sell. SteamWorld Dig 2 does follow the fairly standard mine, upgrade tools, mine faster style of play, but thanks to cleverly designed mines and a risk/reward mechanic, the game is addictive and charming. The world of the game feels like lots of care has gone into it and represents a huge leap forward from the first game. A short game length can be a slight issue due to the relative ease of the title, but some challenging post-game unlocks are available for the dedicated player.
Short but sweet
SteamWorld Dig 2 is a fantastic little game. While not challenging or too plot heavy, exploring dark mines is addictive and the world design is enthralling.