Operate an advanced mining ship in a fully destructible and open-world environment!
User reviews: Mostly Negative (225 reviews) - 33% of the 225 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 28, 2012

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About This 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


  • 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

    • OS:Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • 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
    • 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
15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
This game was promissed to be something along the lines of Space Engineers and Descent. As it turned out its just an arcade shooter.

Additionally, I got blocked by the Developer on Steam forum for saying truth and asking for answers (and i was much more calm than now/in this review).

Developper lied to the pre-Steam customers and closed his ears for any criticism. Judging by the way he handles Space Engineers PR it is clear he has learned the PR lessons well already but it doesn't change the fact his actions were just unprofessional.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2015
this game was a promise that was not completed. i am very sad by that. the developers choose to move on with space engineers but not this game. a real shame for who bought this
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2015
I like this game, i find it fun, but it does crash and pause/lag quite often and as the devs have stopped working on this game alltogeather, it never gets updated or bugfixed, as a resualt, i don't recommend this game.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
I'm finding it really hard to get into this game. The quality overall is poor. I regret purchasing it but I bought it before the 2 hour refund thing was implemented :(
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
DO NOT launch this game if you have windows 10, IT WILL break your system and get stuck requiring a FULL reboot, not just the windows 10 hybrid shutdown or whatever its called now; over the 3 times Ive tried to launch this game it gets stuck on the loading screen after I hit play and becomes unkillable even in task manager. A computer restart does not kill the process from steam either, needing a hard shut down to clear any traces from RAM.
Unsupported game, do not buy or even play the demo.
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