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Operate an advanced mining ship in a fully destructible and open-world environment!
Release Date: Nov 28, 2012
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$19.99

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Soundtrack Included With Purchase!

Songs will be placed in your Miner Wars 2081 folder in the Steam Directory:
...\Steam\SteamApps\Common\MinerWars\Soundtrack

About the Game

Miner Wars 2081 is a 6DOF action-survival space-shooter simulation-game set in the year 2081, 10 years after the destruction of all planetary objects in the Solar System.


You operate an advanced mining ship in a fully destructible and open-world environment, which remains persistent as you complete missions or play online with others. Realism and survival are key aspects of gameplay. Inventory and the way you use resources such as fuel, ammunition, oxygen, ore, and weapons are important when surrounded by dozens of warring factions.


The gameplay is driven by an epic story and offers a choice of single player, co-op, and death-match multi-player.


The story will introduce you to many types of missions: rescue, exploration, revenge, base defense, theft, transportation, stealth, search and destroy, pure harvesting, racing, or just flying around and destroying everything you see.

Open-world Environment

  • Fully destructible and persistent (dig through asteroids, destroy space stations ...)
  • Seamless transition between outdoor and indoor environments
  • Full Solar System traveling (billions of sectors)

Intuitive Controls

  • 6DOF - six degrees of freedom
  • Skill-based game
  • Fast adrenaline-pumping action
  • Joystick Support

Rich Gameplay

  • Story campaign - 31 epic missions
  • Mining and Exploration – Players are encouraged to explore and harvest
  • Trading & Looting
  • 50 weapons, armors, medicines, tools...
  • 22 player ships
  • RPG-like / Survival game-play

Multi-player

  • Co-op up to 16 players
  • Death-match up to 16 players

Survival & sandbox

  • Factions (Fourth Reich, Euro-American Confederation, China …)
  • Devoted community which crowd-funded the development
  • In-game editor and two free add-ons: Cheats and 2.5D Experiment
NOTE: Full source code of engine (VRAGE) and game released for easy modding: https://github.com/KeenSoftwareHouse/Miner-Wars-2081

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft Windows XP
    • Processor:CPU: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVidia GeForce 6 series or better, ATI Radeon R520 (X1300-X1950) or better, Intel GMA X3000 or better. Requires at least Pixel-Shader 3.0.
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Microsoft Windows 7
    • Processor:CPU: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVidia GeForce GTX 460 or better
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
218 products in account
1 review
1.3 hrs on record
Good idea, poorly executed. There is alot of idea thrown together but without a tutorial. I really want to like this game but it just seem like a waste of time I could be playing better games.
Posted: February 1st, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
77 products in account
18 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
This game has the privilege of being one of only a handful from my Steam library that I've actually asked to have permanently removed from my account by Steam support.

Cashing in on the nostalgia for classics like the Descent series (all of which are vastly superior to this dreadful "game"), Miner Wars 2081 is a broken mess.

Everything about the game is just "off" somehow. The scale is really weird and difficult to describe. Rather than feeling like you're flying around in a spaceship inside an enormous space station, it feels like you're driving a Micro Machine around someone's living room; nothing's got a sense of proportion or frame of reference and the design of the space station interiors seems designed to confuse, with little in the way of landmarks or anything that might actually make it look like it could be inhabited by actual people.

The combat mechanics are basic and the menu/inventory system is a nightmare to navigate, let alone understand.

The voice acting is pretty poor and what little I could glean of the story from the opening mission made no sense, being totally without context. After the first mission ends you're dumped into a world/solar-system map with no idea where to go next or why. Pretty much wherever you do decide to go, some people will autoamtically attack you, but it's not made clear why that's happening either, or if any of the ships are meant to be friendly.

Finally, the setting is so utterly absurd that it does nothing to help this sorry excuse for a game. The idea that anything on/around Earth could survive its destruction by the Sun exploding is total nonsense. That functioning societies could spring up from the debris and even start building new structures in a scant few years after an apocalyptic event is the metaphorical icing on this turd of a cake.

I cannot urge you strongly enough - do not buy this game under any circumstances.
Posted: June 27th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
116 products in account
1 review
30.0 hrs on record
The game has potential but there is a lot left unfinished and a lot to be desired for. Limited upgrades, limited action beyond the story line. AI is horrible in certain places. The Area of Focus is limited to a very small sphere where your ship warps in. resources are scant or far too easy to abuse. Not worth $20, maybe more like $5.
Posted: February 13th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
83 products in account
2 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
I bought this game for the same reason as everyone else: it promised a lot of neat ideas. From reading the other reviews, it appears that the game was a disappointment, but I never got to experience that, becaue it simply didn't work for me. The game claims that it runs on XP, but my XP machine, which happens to be able to run any game (later than 2000) that I've attempted to play, crashed on startup. I googled the problem and it appeared to be fairly common. I wasn't surprised considering that the game (at the time) was new, and simply gave the developers a helpful email that featured what I attempted to do to fix the problem, and gave them my crash logs.

Someone emailed me back, and very politely thanked me for the helpful email, and promised that they would fix the issue. After trying to launch it again each week for the next month, it wasn't ever resolved, and I lost interest in the game. Some six months later, I attempted to play again, figuring that it must be fixed by now, and yet it wasn't. So much for promising that they would fix it. It was my mistake for paying 20 dollars for this game before at least waiting to see whether it was promising or not, but I've learned my lesson.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
56 products in account
1 review
21.2 hrs on record
one of the worst games i have played in a long time.
buggy as hell and gets stupidly repedative very fast. buy bullets - fly, shoot. shoot some more, return to ship and repeat.
not worth the money by a long shot.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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