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SteamWorld Dig 2

I was pleasantly surprised by 2013's SteamWorld Dig, a 2D throwback that borrowed some of the best bits of Spelunky and Terraria and combined them into a charming, snack-sized platformer. The main gameplay loop is more fun than it sounds; you dig as deep as you can to find rare and more exotic ores, then sell those ores topside to buy upgrades that help you dig even deeper.

My only real complaint about the original SteamWorld Dig was that I wanted more. Fortunately, SteamWorld Dig 2 delivers more of everything that made the original great, and does a fantastic job expanding the universe Image and Form has created.

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