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SteamWorld Build

Critics Consensus (Play It)

The stakes are never that high in Steamworld Build, but this is a unique hybrid city builder/dungeon miner with addictive gameplay and slick presentation.

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In SteamWorld Build, you must escape a dying planet by building a mining town to dig up vital long-lost technology. Meet the ever-growing needs of your citizens, trade resources and defend your mine from the creatures that lurk below.

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Total Reviews: 17

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50% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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Chris White (God is a Geek)
November 27, 2023
9/10

SteamWorld Build is a deeply compelling city management title that adds new mechanics all the time, keeping you hooked throughout.

Katharine Castle (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
November 27, 2023
Recommended

Its focus on balancing your economy’s scales rather than turning a profit means the stakes are never that high in SteamWorld Build, but this is still a strong and distinctive twist on the upstairs/downstairs loop that made SteamWorld Dig so enticing a decade ago.

Jenny Jones (Push Square)
November 27, 2023
8/10

SteamWorld Build is a delightful and very satisfying foray into the city-building genre. The two gameplay modes complement each other well, offering two very different but equally pleasing ways to gain resources. While we do wish the story could’ve lasted a little bit longer, the addictive gameplay and slick presentation makes it very easy to recommend.

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SteamWorld Build Credits

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Adam Vassée

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