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In this chaotic universe of ours, only three things are certain: death, taxes and that Dwarfs always dig too deep.

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In this chaotic universe of ours, only three things are certain: death, taxes and that Dwarfs always dig too deep.

'Dwarfs!?' is, surprisingly enough, a game about Dwarfs! As the new overseer, your job is to manage small colonies of the buggers, trying to make them as successful as possible before meeting their inevitable doom! Sounds easy enough, eh? Unfortunately, these Dwarfs are not the silly, dolled up versions in mithril armor we see on television. They are the real deal: greedy, confused and terribly drunk. In order to succeed, you'll have to bribe them, blow them up and send them flying in cannons!

'Dwarfs!?' offers an addictive, fast paced arcade-like experience, with plenty of difficulties and game modes to play around in! In this game, your own Dwarfs double as your greatest asset and worst threat. They explore for you, they mine for you and they fight for you -- but if you don't keep an eye on them, they'll do what they do best: die for you and take everyone else with them!

Nothing in 'Dwarfs!?' is free, though. To force your 'loyal subjects' to do your bidding, you must cough up the gold. The same gold that might save your beard when someone, somewhere disturbs a Spider Queen.

Key Features:

Don't be fooled - Dwarfs are tiny, but this game is full of features:

  • Addictive Arcade Mode with four difficulties, ranging from grandma-easy to batsh*t insane

  • Base Defense, which is like Tower Defense, but, like, the name is changed

  • Rush Mode Survival, where the Dwarf spawning knows no bounds

  • Dark Mode, where a fog of war prevents you from seeing beyond your caves

  • Sandbox Mode, where you can basically do everything you ever dreamed of

  • Endless Mode, where you can keep mining forever, and ever, and ever

  • Challenge Mode, where you can put your overseer-abilities to the test

  • Leaderboards and Achievements to show everyone the size of your beard

  • ...and Zombies!

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Tripwire Interactive
Tripwire Interactive
Indie, Family, Mac
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
  • Processor: 1.7+ GHz or better
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Graphics: DirectX®9-compatible
  • DirectX®: DirectX®9
  • Hard Drive: 250 MB
  • Sound: DirectX®9-compatible


  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
  • Processor: Intel Mac
  • Graphics: Nvidia or ATI GPU (Intel GPUs unsupported)
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Not my cup of Dwarfs!?


I can't help it, but this game gets tiring really fast. Directing these lemmings and warding off threats may sound fun, but it gets old faster than you could sing Simon's song. There are multiple different modes to battle this, which does make things more interesting, but in the end, it just failed to captivate. I don't deny it's merits( Simon's voice acting was amazing for example) and it's above average for sure, yet I couldn't enjoy this title. Think twice before picking it up!

Perfect for some short fun


What I love about this game: Narrator, a real dwarf, with proper accent, and proper dwarven jokes. Gameplay is great too, although I had to get used to ordering my dwarves by the means of placing arrows on the ground. In Dwarfs!? you command diggers and warriors. Diggers dig to the riches, warriors defend diggers from goblins, and occasional shaman(these are powerful goblins able to summon reinforcements). There are other dangers, like lava and bottomless pits. Your dwarves act like lemmings, and will always walk straight into the boiling lava. Fortunately you can wall off dangerous caves with impenetrable walls, or divert lava flow by blowing a hole with dynamite. As the title of review states - this game is good for short plays, after a time I get tired, but always return for another try. You can play a campaign, and some other modes.

Fun for some time


First thing - If you are not sure about this game then go and try f2p version on Steam, because this game won't be something you will keep playing for hours and hours again. Yes, it is fun and keeps your eyes open for a while, but after you get achievement called "Not a Warhammer" you will probably stop playing, because that is the achievement to unlock Dwarfs!? axe for Killing Floor and that's why you came here right? Anyways, if you are really interested in this game then sure, go and get this game, because on f2p version you won't get all of that experience, it's only good for going through tutorial. This game has very interesting and unique gameplay, I haven't seen any game that would be even similar to this one. Here, as you can guess, you are controlling dwarfs, and ofcorse your people are digging for gold, and here comes the hard part, after your dwarfs have done some digging, you are one step closer to total disaster, because your village might be attacked by goblins, or some dwarf could accidentally dig the way for lava or water to flow and destroy your main building, while killing every dwarf in it's way. So you have to keep an eye on every one of them which is extremely hard, but if you think that you are cool and skilled enough to do that - go ahead, buy this game and you will be enjoying it for sure, and only the question for how long. So it's in your hands weather you'll buy it or not.

Fun, for a while.


This game is the typecan play multiple times. But you can't play the game continuously. You have about half an hour to and hour before you get bored. But at least the gameplay is fun. They have different modes you can try out, different objectives, and tons of achievements!

Addicting and easy!


Just a simple game that can keep you busy in short bursts or for hours on end. The comical voice done by the one and only Simon is also an added bonus! It's not a game with an amazing storyline but something to pass the time. Give it a try if you find it on sale or give it a try now, it's worth it.

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