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.
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Release Date: Nov 9, 2011

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September 11 is now live: Teleport Station bug fix

This is a quick fix to repair worlds where teleport stations were changed into monster blocks. It will update existing worlds automatically by returning teleport stations to their original behavior and appearance.

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September 8

Beta - A small but important fix for teleport stations.

Some players found previously placed teleport stations were disappointingly converted into monster spawners.

This patch fixes that by returning them to their true state. All blocks that were originally teleport stations before patch will again work as expected. Your saved worlds should be automatically repaired when you next load them.

No other blocks should be affected in any way. We're going to keep this as a beta build for a couple days to validate the fix.

Let us know if you experience any issues with the Beta build!

Thank you to those that reported this issue. We appreciate your help and understanding!

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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

    • 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
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
    • 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
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Product received for free
Honestly the worst game I have ever played.
Not even worth my time if free.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
why is it $4 dollars on steam when it's free on the website?

but other than that it's a good game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
Great Game If you loved it on xbox you will love the pc version is really the same. They are not really updating it anymore, but it is still a good game to play with some people. Its fine because it is mostly stable and they improved the graphics some what more then the xbox version. Buy it on sale if you loved the older version.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Product received for free
CastleMiner Z.

One of the worst gifts ive ever gotten
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Game crashes every 2 or 3 minutes.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Game crashes 24/7
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
I bought this game as a joke and to make fun of it, I was still disapointed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I really liked Minecraft so I decided to give this one a chance. I mean, I thought that it was really cool the idea of crafting and using firearms, which is something that you can also do in Minecraft, except that you can only achieve that through the use of mods. Either way, in my modest opinion, this whole concept falls apart when you can't even get a single second of relief in order to plan what you want to do. I mean, there're enemies spawning from everywhere all the time. Yeah, I understand that the game has to be challenging in order to be interesting but in that case, it's just simply annoying. Overall, stick to the mods, you really won't regret skipping this title.
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2,259 of 2,644 people (85%) found this review helpful
1,344 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
Imagine minecraft.

Now imagine it's not very good.
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12.9 hrs
Posted: October 20
minecraft clone? k but its still good trust me its quite bad ppl free but problem is the fanbase is half spanish half english so...... anyway its good if u havent bought this game and r reading bad reviews that say "crashes every second," thats probably cuz they using amd or something try switching to ur intergrated graphics (same problem with next car game:wreckfest).

i spoke about 2 many good things here are all teh bad thing in a list

teh lag spikes

lag spikes? oh no problem i have dual nvidia 1090s dont worry
nope optimization is weird so.........

teh foreign fanbase

not racist at all just that if u not good at anything but english then rip

teh weird game mechanics

1. teh enemies: dragon 7/10 ai cuz its pretty good (no idubbbz imitation). zombies: 4/10 pretty poor bcs as soon as u touch them they jump 10 ft in the sky and behind u then u die cuz theres no diamond armor with protection v
skellies: 7/10 nothing major-ly bad just fast as **** boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii overlords: 8/10 cuz they just sit and protect hell but yeah they are annyoing but who tf cares

2. stone pickaxe as starter tool? yep by far the worst mining speed ever y digitaldna would u make it so slow ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

3. bedrock tower at spawn point? this is just plain weird they coulda just put like 1 bedrock under u

teh bad grahpics and render distance <-- its not actually called that in game 4 sum reason

the view distanc eis like playing minecraft on ur mo/ums laptop cuz it sucks
the graphix r alrite but its really funky and kinda weird how the game leans towards realism then puts laser guns in teh game
(ik total biscuit said they need 2 be more realistic bud dis is mai opnyon)

teh conclusion

alright game but by yourself 5/10 with friends 9/10
9/10 no exagguration its cool ith friends trust
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35.4 hrs
Posted: October 19
This game is really fun---most people will say
This game stinks---most people will say

Now who do you believe?

Well first off this is my opinion so most of you will not agree.

Ok all you suck ups out there who hate this game I think you made a bad decision of disliking this game!

Now here is what I say about this game.


this is a really fun game for a cheap price.


plus this game is mixed with skyrim and minecraft with guns.

it is really fun with friends.

now I like it how they update it once a month so this game is not dead.

plus all the people who have bad internet it is a fast download (same has the severs)


some times there are gliches but they will fix that soon (I hope)

not many monsters,they only have about 5 kinds of monsters.

it can get boring by yourself (but that does not happen like that often)

I think that is it on the pros and cons.


They should add mini games like for servers or for your friends.

villages or random humans and some animals would be nice.

new bad guys.

put like tanks,planes or cars would be nice (cause we have guns so why not any tanks!)

mods would be cool.

I think that would be it and I hope they do,do this for us all.

this is the end of my review but if there is any changes that I like or don't like I will edit this review.
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1.1 hrs
Posted: October 18
all i need to say is it sucks
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13.3 hrs
Posted: October 17

Calling it a Minecraft clone would be an insult to Minecraft.

  • Easy Start: You start off with a pickaxe, some torches, a compass, a knife, a gun, and a few bullets. Enough to get started on your adventure.
  • Pretty Spooky: I never thought I'd soil so many diapers from hearing the rattling bones of skeletons spawning or the ambient screams of zombies appearing on the surface. Not to mention, the zombies move pretty quickly and that makes a good jumpscare. It's like trying to kill a spider.
  • Progressive: The progression in this game isn't on par with Skyrim or anything like that, but you definitely do not end up where you started. Unless you fall into hell.
  • Depth: There are a few things that the game doesn't tell you. For example, you can travel out to reach a ton of different biomes. In fact, the biomes slowly slope downwards into hell like a very long ramp. Just before you get to hell, though, you come across something called "Miner's Paradise," a biome that contains a stupidly-large amount of ore for you to mine. Another example would be how the colors of the hostile mobs tell you how tough they are. They change color as you travel outwards. I don't know which is the strongest or weakest, but I know that green zombies can cause a problem.

Before you buy this game, go over the bad stuff. If I list only good items, you'll think that this game is the best thing since sliced bread.

  • Slow: This game isn't optimized very well. If you have a modern PC you should have no problem with this game, though.
  • Repetitive: What do you do when you've already gotten your bloodstone gear? Unlike Minecraft, there is no redstone to tinker with. No animals to experiment on. There's nothing that keeps you playing it once you've gotten good gear.
  • Health/Armor: Zombies, skeletons, and everything in between can take you out rather quickly. There is no armor for you to craft and protect yourself with.
  • Short Fun: This game isn't fun for long. You don't even have to get top-tier gear before you start playing it less and less until you've uninstalled the game. It makes for a fun game night every once in a blue moon, but anything more than that could easily feel like a chore. This game doesn't maintain interest very well.
  • "PickAxe": The spelling could use some work.
  • Abandoned: You don't have to be a genius to see that development on this game is about as slow as development on Half-Life 3. It probably doesn't even exist.

If I were to rate it on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it a 5. I recommend the game for the amount of fun you'll have with friends for a short time along with its cheap price. Apart from that, I wouldn't recommend it.
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19.6 hrs
Posted: October 17
Alright here we go. So as you can see I only have 13 hours in this game (On my way to get at least 50. Game is still fun as I remember it.)

I've been playing since it's early Xbox 360 days. And in my opinion, is it worth it?
Short answer: Yes.

Here's to keep things short.

+ Don't wanna have to go through the 1-5 minute hassle of getting a gun mod on Minecraft? Get this games
+ Cool, dragons and no need to do all the tedious tasks of going to some other dimension.
+ Endurance is hella fun once something like a shotgun or assault rifle is accquired.
+ Creative has been heavily updated since it was first release. Fly mode my dudes.
+ Seperate goals to complete during Endurance mode (Killing The Undead Dragon is pretty much, top priority.)
+ Hell biome literally sticks to it's name. (ESPECIALLY in Endurance)
+ Dragon Endurance is unlocked once killing the undead dragon.
+ Easily able to hack your items. (lol)
+ You can literally make a lightsaber
+ Fun as hell with friends (if only a friend would purchase this game. Come on lads, it's only 4 bucks.)
+ Got sp00ked by the demon like monster. 10/10 would ♥♥♥♥ myself again.
+ PvP (Though I'm not a PvP guy)

- Will be hearing the main menu screen. A LOT. (This is due to ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s kicking anyone who they don't know)
- Community is, eh. Also kind of small. (This is because obviously peeps wanna play some ol' fashion Minecraft instead.)
- The minute PvP is turned on, all hell breaks lose. (You best hope to god you're not near someone with anything that ain't a pistol.)
- Totalbiscut destroyed it with his 12 year old fanbase. (Joking obviously, fanbase died the second minecraft got on Xbox.)
- Not much fun alone
- Can and will crash possibly (You just have to pray)
- Optimization is odd within this game.

Overall Rating 7/10[ /b]
Will probably do a vid review of this game and update this review if I do.
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12.1 hrs
Posted: October 17
I see people posting thumbs down with only 0.3 hours and i would first like to say for thoese people to push towards playing the game for at least 5 hours with friends before reviewing, I played this game on the Xbox and On steam with alot of people. We always have a blast playing on hard going up against the hordes of mobs that spawn at night and taking down dragons, If your honestly looking for a game to hunt thing down in and also build. This is that game. Its quite its own style of game. The crafting can be a bit iffy but its also easy to find things along with making them. I do wish that they add more weapons and mobs into the game. But it is really really a good game to blow past the time or just to have a blast with your friends. I will agree, Its boring by your self. But almost every game is :)
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1.6 hrs
Posted: October 16
Best game I have ever played
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[TSA] 艾思
1.6 hrs
Posted: October 16
Product received for free
I overpaid
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7.7 hrs
Posted: October 15
really simple, really unknown, really UNlike minecraft, really good!
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2.1 hrs
Posted: October 12
This game is pretty good considering the cost. $4.19 canadian is a very good price. People might say its a clone of minecraft but no. It has many different modes and weapons. 4/5
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