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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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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
62 of 70 people (89%) found this review helpful
79 products in account
1 review
1.3 hrs on record
First off, "Fully Destructible" is a complete falsehood. This fact is important in highlighting the biggest problem with this software: the group that made it just doesn't care about their audience.

As quickly as possible, they try to force-feed you everything about the character you're playing and the situation your in. There's so much information that nothing stands out, so it isn't clear what the atmosphere is. Suddenly, you are driving a vehicle capable of movement in any direction and the controls aren't explained. Your character is inside a maze where nothing about the environment pops out to clue you in as to where you should go, and half the time the waypoint system lies to you (what did I expect, though, right?).

On top of all that, you are under attack, and to make a very difficult situation even worse, if your vehicle takes damage you might have a breach, which leaks out your oxygen unless you find a repair powerup (read: rare health kit), turning your screen dark as it slowly kills you.

The game is mercilessly convoluted and brutally unforgiving to it's player. At one point while trying to find the "exit", I found an opening and headed that direction to escape, only to realize as I was blasted to bits that the ship I saw outside was THE ENEMY, and after reloading realizing that I was supposed to come out of the doorway, then turn AWAY from the opening to see the doorway which was the intended direction.

I played with a friend and found one of the audio parts hilarious:
Evilsupervisor: "Did you exterminate them all?"
Evilsurbordinate : "Most of them. One or two miners escaped, but they have no idea what's going on".

How right they were, how right they were.

Save yourself the disappointment.
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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46 of 53 people (87%) found this review helpful
128 products in account
47 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
Miner Wars 2081 promises epic space battles, but instead gives you a frustrating game of resource micro-management. Every amenity on your ship - from ammunition to oxygen to fuel - is limited, and runs out rather quickly. Even if the vast, bland environments were actually worth looking around, the game simply wouldn't allow you any exploration due to your limited resources. When you finally actually do get to fighting, the balance is atrocious, with some enemies barely leaving a scratch on your hull, while others in the same area annihilate you as soon as you get in range.

I was hoping for a spiritual successor to the Descent/Freespace series, as those remain among my favorites of all time, but sadly this is nowhere near pulling it off. Stay far, far away.
Posted: December 8th, 2013
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48 of 59 people (81%) found this review helpful
260 products in account
1 review
0.7 hrs on record
Horrible cash grab of a game. The 0.7 hours I put into this allowed me to discover just how bad it is. If you try to play singleplayer you will find the odds to be ridiculously uneven against you, with the developers hoping you will pay to unlock cheats. If you play multiplayer it is no different except that even if you survive til the end together, at least one of you will run out of fuel before reaching the end, because they do not even bother to give both of you fuel/ammo/health pickups.


Do not get this game. I'm disappointed that steam continues to support such a complete waste of money. Keep an eye out for other "indie" games that are done by similarly corrupt developers.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
307 products in account
12 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Bought this game because it promised "persistent", "open-world", "fully-destructible" environments. What a load of crock. It's a generic linear first person shooter in space. The space physics themselves aren't even that good. The first person aspects aren't fun, either.

Waste of money.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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41 of 49 people (84%) found this review helpful
139 products in account
2 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
Please don't spend money on this, even though I've only played it for half an hour there is so much wrong with this game it's unreal:

The control scheme is clunky, playing with a mouse will require constant fiddling with sensitivity, playing with a controler is a waste of time as there are not enough buttons. If like me you have a joystick and think that that will work you will struggle even more (as the unified sensitivity will make it unplayable)

the graphics are meh, for the price I wouldn't really expect much more, but it is VERY dull with little to help the colours of space other than a ridiculous bright sky (would you call it a sky?)

The HUD is broken, yep, broken;
the guns seem to be a 2D image that renders behind, yes - BEHIND, the 3d objects in the scene (I didn't even realise that my ship HAD guns until I left the starter station and found weird 2d objects moving arround with me clipping through every other visible object.

mining doesn't make sense (at least to me it doesn't)

the AI of both your teammate and enemies is pretty useless

upgrades seem pointless.

For a game claiming to be "miner wars" there is very little mining and the war involved is hardly worth fighting.
save your money.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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