Dig or Die

Welcome to our review of Dig or Die, a game that is a bit of a mixed bag, it gets more fun the harder it gets but do you want to keep playing is the question…

Explore, fight, craft and build your defenses! Enjoy a unique and innovative game:

• Strategy: survive massive attacks each night by building strong walls and placing turrets wisely.
• Physics: build wisely or your structures will collapse! And you will need them to defend your base, or build bridges and high towers to access remote locations.
• Water cycle: rain, infiltration, underground rivers and lakes… be careful during the heavy rains, or you could be surprised by a sudden water level rise!

You are a representative of the CRAFT & Co company. You are selling automated fabrication tools across the galaxy when your spacecraft crashes into a hostile planet. Use the tools you sell and the local resources to build up all of what you’ll need to survive and eventually be able to escape the planet.

Dig or Die is one of those games where you basically just throw away the controller or uninstall the  game completely or spend the entire night playing. For me, it was sadly somewhere in between all 3. I did not really enjoy the game, but I will say that I do see its potential. It may sound strange but I can see some players really enjoy this one.

Yes, I liked the darkness when all hell breaks loose and if you had not planned properly, I would die a swift demise. But I disliked pretty much all the rest. Similar to tower defense games, I hate the set up but not the pay off. Dig or Die is no difference and well, I felt like it disappointed me a few times on the easier modes.

Once you do end up playing  the harder modes, the adrenalin rush is real and you will end up with a fun, yet often very short experience. The imbalance between some modes is something you can easily notice and no, you dont jokingly start at the hardest mode. That is just cruel.

What I did notice, if the majority of the grounds you walk on do not have any jump areas, you can just walk away from an incoming swarm of enemies and just pick them off one by one. Like that one time I jumped down a well, I got a little over 30 enemies at once haunting me and well, it was just easy. Bam Bam Bam to infinity and beyond and I was done with the horde of enemies. While fun, I did want to go back to the good old days where you could buy a controller with a repeat function. This aspect showed me this game was also available on PC, where it is more or less a fan favourite with mostly favourable reviews.

In conclusion, while I do find aspects of Dig or Die very fun at times, there are also really boring bits and thus I am stuck giving it a 7/10


Played on Playstation 5