5 Best Games Like Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder
If you're an avid fan of either dungeon crawlers or looter shooters, then you'll no doubt have already heard of Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder. If not, then one can only describe it as being a Western-Lovecraftian hybrid that boasts an addictive first-person shooter experience wrapped in a snatch-and-cash vessel. As such, players are invited to explore a vast network of mines and nautical caves while competing against the clock for sunken treasures.
It's fair to say that cave or crypt-dwelling isn't an entirely new concept. In fact, developers have been rustling up games that check all the same boxes for the best part of thirty or more years now. That said, if you're here out of the fact that Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder caught your undivided attention, then you'll definitely want to gravitate more towards these following favorites. If it's a cave stashed with loot you want — then it's a cave stashed with loot you shall get!
5. Phantom Abyss
Phantom Abyss is an asynchronous multiplayer game in which you and upwards of 100 other players are tasked with retrieving ancient relics from procedurally-generated temples. As just one of the many treasure-hungry pillagers, you must either fight alongside the phantom users, or carve a path for yourself as the layered floors swamp you with traps, monsters, and a series of god-like entities. The ultimate goal: to acquire enough Legendary Relics to be able to escape the Temple.
At present, Phantom Abyss is only in its Early Access state, which means there'll be plenty more to come as Team WIBY iron out further details. For what it's worth, though, the console and PC temple-runner is arguably one of the best and most entertaining games on the current market—and a lot like Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder, no less.
4. Minecraft Dungeons
Inspired by classic dungeon-crawling favorites, Minecraft Dungeons brings with it a multitude of dynamic crypts for you to explore and scrape clean of monsters, treasures, and challenges. In a classic Minecraft format, you and up to four friends will develop a repertoire of tools to shovel, mine, and attack your way through an enormous selection of realms, all while working to bring down the dreaded Arch-Illager.
To this day, Minecraft Dungeons receives regular updates via its Seasonal Adventures tab—themed events that come preloaded with weekly challenges and exclusive rewards for returning users. Bottom line is, if you're a fan of rummaging through shadowy passages and looting dungeons dry, then you'll definitely get a kick out of Mojang Studios' multiplayer-based spin-off on consoles and PC.
3. Deep Rock Galactic
Deep Rock Galactic is a four-player co-op first-person shooter in which you and a team of well-versed miners enter procedurally-generated caves in search of loot and long-lost secrets. As one of four classes, you will embark on an epic quest to break through the alien frontline and dig deep into the treasure-filled cave network. How deep you mine, of course, is entirely dependent on the tools you wield and the teams you employ.
There's a lot to enjoy with Deep Rock Galactic, especially if you're an avid follower of the looter shooter platform. It's also effortlessly replayable, as each class brings a unique collection of strengths, abilities, and exclusive perks. And what's more, with its procedurally-generated dungeons boasting endless tunnels, rooms, and secrets for you to unearth, it makes the relatively low price tag seem a little too good to be true.
UnderMine is a classic example of roguelike-meets-RPG. As a combination of the two, players can expect to delve into a booming network of hazard-filled dungeons and shovel through obstacles, anomalies, and otherworldly treasures beyond belief. Its idea is relatively simple: as a miner, you must chip away for new resources and upgrades to help develop your character. As you enhance your unlikely protagonist and unlock better equipment, you will essentially secure new routes and, in turn, better gear and loadout material.
If you've spent enough time tiptoeing around dungeons and prying natural resources from their very nooks and crannies, then you're sure to have an immediate advantage in UnderMine. And if not, then there's plenty to keep you entwined for the long haul, and not to mention a whole lot of hand-holding to help get you in the swing of things and find your feet. Roguelike fan or not, this one is certainly worth checking out.
1. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
Granted, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands isn't quite on the same wavelength as Cave Digger 2 as far as gameplay goes. That said, in spite of its more action-focused style, the iconic looter shooter is still very much classed as one of the best of its kind. And what's more, with its D&D-inspired format and dungeon crawling elements, it certainly pulls through as one of the next best things — a riveting journey that's fused with Borderlands' comedic charm, and a helping of its own roguelike ingredients.
In Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, you take on the role of a pawn—a Hero in the beloved tabletop game “Bunkers & Badasses.” With gun-toting Tiny Tina pulling the strings from the side, you must immerse in the fantasy world and play the board as it comes, no matter the face of the die. It's absurdly unique and laden with treasures, and it delivers one of the best first-person shooter experiences we've seen in years. Fact is, even if you aren't a massive fan of the Borderlands franchise, you'll likely still find something to warm up to in Gearbox's unruly creation.
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