CastleMiner Z is an infinite world filled with deep places to explore, and horrifying monsters to slay. Build structures out of blocks, craft weapons and tools from raw materials, and explore the vast and frightening world around you.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,020 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 9, 2011

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May 18

Update 1.7 Released

We have released update 1.7 based on the community feedback that we have gotten from you. Here is what you can expect...

  • Complete graphics overhaul, we have changed almost everything in the game. It looks very different, especially on high end systems.
  • Full support of any resolution, without letterboxing. In doing this we also completely re-did the UI and menus to make it more visually appealing and functional for the mouse/keyboard
  • New set of game options, such as graphics options etc.
  • Support for Modding
  • Ability to pick your language despite how your system is set.
  • Fixes for connection problems
  • Various other small features and bug fixes

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May 18

1.7.0.0 r3 Now available

This is bug fix release.

Specifically:
- Fixed issue where control bindings disappear when upgrading
- Fixed issue where game would hang after pressing "Join Online" from the main menu.
- Various improvements to weapon animations and graphics.

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Update 1.7

We have done a massive overhaul on the game with the recent 1.7 update, giving the game a major face-lift and integrating many of the features requested by the community.

1.7 New Features


  • Complete Graphics Overhaul
  • Completely New UI to Make Crafting Easier
  • Full Support for Any Display Mode
  • Rebind-able Keys
  • Mod Support
  • Enhanced Graphic Detail Settings

About This Game

CastleMiner Z is an online coop survival horror game in a block based environment. Travel with your friends in a huge, ever-changing world and craft modern weapons to defend yourself from dragons and the zombie horde!

Game Play

CastleMiner Z is an infinite world filled with deep places to explore, and horrifying monsters to slay. Build structures out of blocks, craft weapons and tools from raw materials, and explore the vast and frightening world around you.

Play by yourself or online with friends in any of these exciting game modes:

  • Endurance Mode: There are tales of a place beyond the mountains where Hell itself has torn through. How far can you get before you succumb to the zombies, dragons, skeletons, or other enemies that thirst for your blood? Run, fight, and sneak your way across dry deserts, snowy mountains, and icy expanses on your quest to vanquish the ultimate guardians of the abyss. In Endurance Mode, the world is randomized each game and the death of your party is permanent.
  • Survival Mode: If you enjoy Endurance, but would rather build permanent structures and defenses, Survival Mode is where you’ll spend your time.
  • Creative Mode: With simplified crafting and the ability to adjust or eliminate the enemy threat, Creative Mode is a great place to build vast structures in peace.
  • Dragon Survival Mode: For those who like their trophies big and their hair singed and smoking, Dragon Survival Mode brings you up close and personal with wave after wave of the biggest, meanest, scaliest brutes in the game.

Worlds can be saved in any game mode (except endurance) so try building a castle with enemies turned off, then grabbing some friends and loading it up with enemies turned on!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7 , Vista, XP
    • Processor: 2.8 GHZ Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c or better with 500 mb memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7
    • Processor: 3.0 ghz Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c or better with 1 GB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
263 of 319 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Don't play CastleMinerZ. Please.

It's like playing Minecraft while someone hits you with a pillowcase filled with dead batteries.
Posted: October 1
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Imagine minecraft.

Now imagine it's not very good.
Posted: September 24
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
CastleMiner Z introduces a completely new genre to the gaming industry, in which a player is set in a randomly generated sandbox world with nothing but blocks to survive and thrive. It also has zombies. Also never done before. and Skeletons with Bows. Never seen it. You can also go to a hell-like underworld with zombies and fortresses. This is like the greatest game ever made. broke the scale, I can't even rate.
Posted: October 17
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
This game is terrible. It is a blatant minecraft ripoff, but with guns. Now, I can't go into the specifics, as it has been several months since I have played, but I recommend you just save your money and get the normal minecraft. I'm glad I got this game for free!
Posted: October 17
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
no
Posted: October 7
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
I came into this being a fan of minecraft and an avid player of it.
This was of course made as a replacement of minecraft on the xbox but moving it over to pc is simply a mistake.
Graphics... minecraft kills it especially with texture packs, the guns... easily moddable, gameplay...boring unless trolling people in mp

You want a blocky survival game go for minecraft, a small price to pay for a much better game which is excactly the same idea.

With minecraft around, there is simply no reason for this game on pc, it is inferior in every way to the original even though all the basic mechanics are the same.

Basically a clone of a far more superior game, for xbox fine but on pc we have minecraft!!
Posted: October 18
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Not very Good, Not many choices, but characters are funny. and they did a good job with the guns. and how the hell do you kil the DRAGONS!!

So i give it a 4/10
Posted: October 21
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
i am writing this review negatively to make my friends who love this game hate me to no end.
Posted: October 4
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
don't get this game,playing this game feels like eating diarrhea.
Posted: October 13
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1,036.4 hrs on record
Not gud.
Posted: October 2
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Can't tell if this game is in development still or not. His thumb sticks through the starting psitol in the beginning of the game. Day and night cycle happen fast. He uses the same animation for almost everything. Compass is a blob of iron that barely works. And the monsters (Dragons, zombies, and skeletons) are impossible to kill. The dragon wastes every bit of your ammo. Zombies are faster than you and kill you in four hits. Skeletons are just annoying because like minecraft they shoot arrows at you but they are 10000 times more killing and slow you down when you get hit. Game isn't worth much.
Posted: October 12
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Fun game with friends, alone is probably terrible. Otherwise really fun game. Needs work but can be fun

Pros: Fun gameplay
Crafting is simple
Enemies are easy to kill (With weapons)
crafting is simple and easy to do
Runs well
Super fun with friends
Dragons (Which are kinda like bosses) Are super fun to hunt and kill

Cons:
Enemies 2-3 shot you
Weird graphics that are obviously outdated
Not many different block types
When hit theres a really annoying bright red screen that shows your hurt.


All in all I really like the game with buds to play with. If you have not gotten into the game yet and have friends that will play (Or surprise them with a 4 pack) I would say go for it.

4/10 alone (6-8)/10 With friends
Posted: October 20
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Great game, definatly recommend if liked shooter, minecraft, surviving :)
Posted: October 18
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
it need Kick Option and Password for server Option! dam tired of so many a-holes joining my game when im trying to play with my friends only.
Posted: October 19
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Best sandbox I've played yet and I've played a few of the "good" ones.

Game is diffucualt to get use to as well as just plain living for longer then a in-game day. Took me five lives to survive the first night.

Thou it doesn't look as good as other sandboxs it's far more fun due to how hard it is to even gather wood without getting hit three times by a zombie.
Posted: October 9
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
i dont kow why you haters keep on posting bad things about this game its a uniqe new concept
who cares if its buggy, its cool i love it. it adds CHALLENGE to minecraft and other blocky games.
you should have it. its cheap!
Posted: October 15
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
I Got to craft laser guns out of stones from hell and shot proton crystal bullets at half naked Vampires with them. 10/10
Posted: September 29
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Dragons

11.353/10
Posted: October 16
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
11/10
Like call of duty but its not like call of duty-ign
Posted: October 16
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
64.8 hrs on record
many peaple hear are their opinions every day here is mine too!!! I think that this game is prety good . it has good graphics (not the best just good ) and i love this dragon thing style and the zombies but i still agree tha is a copy of minecraft but it is cheaper has better graphics and it also wanderfull bu his way!! i would say that you should not wait for this game to go on sale to buy it and this game has spooks and adrenaline around every corner. For the best experience play with your friends.AND WHY NOT BUY IT HAS ONLY 5 Euros.Sorry if i have a bad vocublary and if someone thinks tha i said anything that it isn't trye just write me a comment and i would love to awnser.
Posted: October 2
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