Murder Miners is the #1 rated Xbox Live Indie Game. It's a Halo-inspired, loadout-based arena shooter with a crazy-fun zombie infection mode and competitive deathmatch & CTF. Play online with up to 30 players. Includes vehicles, destructible/constructible environments, zombie survival and more!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,192 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 25, 2014

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"A cute little game with a lot of potential. Play hide & seek, survive waves of zombies, build forts. This game has it all. Minecraft meets Halo."
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May 20

Murder Miners X - Sneak Peek 2

Nothing shown in this video is finished. It's still very early. A lot of networking / 'under the hood' type stuff has been worked on in the past couple of months. We just got custom armor colors in. You'll be able to change two colors on each armor piece instead of one, plus we plan to have custom user-made skins available for both armor and weapons. We should have something for you to play on PC this summer!

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March 5

Murder Miners X - Sneak Peek 1

A quick look at one of the very early builds of Murder Miners X. Alpha access is coming.

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About This Game

Murder Miners is the #1 rated Xbox Live Indie Game. After a year of updating the game on Xbox and several months of work porting it to PC, we're finally ready for Steam.

*The game currently does not have split-screen play as shown in the trailer (that's in the Xbox version). We may add split-screen in an update.*

Halo-inspired core gameplay

3-shot-kill pistol included, with new additions such as wall-jumping, unlimited sprint, multi-directional dashing and alt-fire modes.

Unique Infection mode

One player starts as a zombie, hunting down the miners one by one, turning them into zombie teammates. Miners can use the Minergun to build forts, while the zombies can dig through walls and use their tentacle grab to reach higher places or pull miners toward them. Unique to our game is the ability to feast on miner corpses to level up your zombie attributes.

Online co-op map making + completely destructible maps

The Minergun makes map-creation easy and fun. Almost every popular map you can think of has been remade by our community, and you can share them via Steam Workshop.

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: YOU NEED A PIXEL SHADER 3.0 GRAPHICS CARD TO RUN THE GAME
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: In order to run the game, you'll probably need one of the following graphics cards or above: ATI Radeon X1300-X1950, nVidiaGeForce 6 et 7, Intel GMA X3000 series
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: YOU NEED A PIXEL SHADER 3.0 GRAPHICS CARD TO RUN THE GAME
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: In order to run the game, you'll probably need one of the following graphics cards or above: ATI Radeon X1300-X1950, nVidiaGeForce 6 et 7, Intel GMA X3000 series
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 63 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Bought 3 Copies, at $0.97 each, and we had fun all night. Runs smooth, Playes well. Cheaper than Arcade games I played as a kid, that lasted for 2 minutes per 4 Quaters.

That's really all you need to know.

1.) It's LEGIT: The game runs well, and the controlls are TIGHT. This is not crap. It's a real game.

2.) It's simple. Start it up, choose a mode, jump in.

3.) Online works fine. Not many players, but, we had no problem playing with people all night.

4.) It's a buck. Even if we never play it again (we will), it was worth the night of fun we had.

5.) It's not "Like Halo". Don't know what all that is about. But, it does play like a solid FPS.
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85 of 124 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Better than CoD
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63 of 100 people (63%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
If this game was a potato, it would be a good potato.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Before buying this amazing game, you must understand and agree to the following:
-You will be kicked if you play well.
-You will be allowed to stay if you're a girl.
-Your friends will be kicked for "soliciting prostitution." (actual quote).
-Being better than the host is a direct front to the united states of america and will be assessed with a ban.
-Users must agree to use at least one middle school insult in every chat message.
-You must be/act 12 or younger.
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Good Lord this is fun. Spiderman + Halo mixed into one game. Best dollar ever spent.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
You are probably looking at the graphics and name of this game, and are extremely skeptical. Trust me, I was too. However, hidden underneath the minecraft graphics and halo character models, is actually a very solid, addicting, fun FPS. The gunplay and movement are fairly similar to halo, but with the addition of a mining gun (can place/destroy blocks), and a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ grappling hook (like in just cause 2). Mix in a gigantic map selection and some hilarious potential game settings (turbo fire alone is rib-crushingly funny for a good 20 minutes), and you have a game that's worth FAR more than the 2 dollar price tag.
The only major downside I would like to point out is the lack of players online at off-peak times. Only a couple of games will be up at a time if you aren't playing during the evening on a weekend. Would recommend getting a couple of friends to buy, or gifting a 4-pack to them.
Spread the word! Let's get some more people playing this super fun game!
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
91.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
HEY AVERAGE STEAM SHOPPER!!

This game you see... Murder Miners? Its a pretty fun game

With 2 parts Halo and 1 part Zombie Survival with just a dash of Mine Craft, you get this little miracle!
What makes this game super fun and addicting is that, you are not on a race for RANKS and NEW ARMOR, Giving it the fun gaming feeling you should get when playing a FPS! You do not have ranks and have every weapon available! (Except if the Host disables it) You have the same power and abilities as everyone else does! You are able to customize your player with Halo-Like Helmets and a decent size color list with making about every body-part a different color!

You are able to create your own maps with a minecraft ease OR quickly join in and rekt havoc into a DEATHMATCH, TEAM DEATHMATCH, and CFT! Dont even get me started about Infection or Zombie survival! 2 DIFFERENT but similar game-type where you are able to fend off endless hordes of zombies-things on ANY type of map, or join the ranks of the undead and destroy the lives of many who cry under the nearest desk! (BTW your able to disguise your selves as blocks shhhh ;P )

Every Wednesday, a person from the Developers itself hosts a game that lasts from 6 pm to 7pm (Central) with on average 15 to 20 players at once!

If your looking for a fun and easy FPS without the hassle of worrying about what your rank is...then this game is the one you want! Even buy 4 copies at once to give it to your friends, so your able to enjoy a fun and spooky time with them (Zombie Survival gets pretty spooky!)

I Highly recommend this Fun and Spooky Game! For only $1.99, your getting it no better anywhere else! (except when its on sale for $ .99)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
I've only played about 5 hours, and I'm in love with this game, as with 3089.
Amazing gameplay.
Horrific undead.
Extreme competiveness.
LOTS OF CUSTOMIZATION

10/10, would mine murderers again (Memes are easy to get sucked into, aren't they?)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Cheap and fun (Just like your mom).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
at a first glance this game looks stupid as hell Minecraft Zombies with Guns but it plays just like halo and feels really good to play and its a lot of fun and really really cheap
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Coolest super cheap game EVER! I love the Halo feel & the fact that it doesnt take powerful hardware to run right. Infection mode is awesome! Also really like the hookshot. You can swing around the map like spiderman. Its a little glitchy but way less that I was expecting. Host your own game and apply mods like turbo fire or fast movement. Just a whole lotta fun. I would recomend being able to put bots in the game. you can put zombies in for infection mode but once your a zombie there's no one to kill, so bots would be nice. I would give this game as us ebayers would say A+++++++
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Very fun to play with friends! For a good price too! :)
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
I blew a hole in a wall with a sticky grenade, grappling hooked through it, then slashed a guy with my energy sword before touching the ground. Soon after, I narrowly escaped a horde of zombies on my hoverbike before accidentally running it off a cliff. Later, I pulled a guy out of a helicopter using my newly-grown zombie tentacles and ate him.

That was my first hour playing this game, so yeah, I would say I got my $2 worth almost immediately.

This game looks silly, and it definitely is. But the gameplay is solid, with lots of variation and fun to be had. Gunplay is very similar to the original Halo, with community maps and gamemodes that exceed the scope of any FPS I've played before. The simple, 90's era graphics might be a turn off for some, but they really allow the gameplay to flourish in ways big studio FPS games rarely do. Maps can be massive in scale, vertically and horizontally. The community created maps range from entirely original, unique concepts, to faithful recreations of classic FPS maps (the other day I was playing CTF on Halo's Blood Gulch and Zombie mode on Goldeneye's Complex). The rudimentary graphics also mean the game runs as smooth as butter, with no latency or framerate issues to speak of.

In short, this game is immediately fun, excellently conceived and executed, and is a great value at only $2. Recommended ad infinitum.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
This is the best game I have ever played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
I totally love this game. I've only played it for about 2 hours and it if flooping amazing!!! First do not ever say this is a ripoff of Minecraft. The only relation they have is building. You can build maps in this game and put them on the steam workshop. Also don't say that it is a ripoff of CSGO (Counter Strike: Global Offense). The only realationship is at the beginnig on how you choose your weapon. It shows a weapon wheel and you choose your weapon from there. This game was (I'm pretty sure) the number one xbox live game by an indie developer. This game has alot of modes. It has: murdermatch (free for all), team murdermatch (team deathmatch), and the list goes on. This game does have a good amount of a Halo feel to it, which is good-unless someone has a problem with Halo-this game was actually inspired by Halo so... This is a game you will pick up for a couple of dollars and play and love for the rest of your life.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
not surprised this is #1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Halo + Minecraft + Battlefield = Murder Miners
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Good game if you are away and have a bad laptop, It feels like a slight mix of minecraft graphics and halo gamemodes/weapons
-Pros-
-Cheap
-Low specs needed
-Fun against friends/ Relatives
-simple
-Cons-
-Bad Graphics
-No story/ Repetative
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
At first, I thought this game was a cheap ripoff of Halo and Minecraft- which it still is... but after I started looking around for games and getting to know how the game worked, I got hooked into this one server and I had lots of fun there. The people on the server were very friendly and cooperative. My teammates listened to what I had to say and were supportive of my ideas. I got bored and actually made a tunnel that went behind the other team's base so that we could take their flag and they wouldn't even know. My teammates and I took advantage of my idea and made it bigger and more discreet, and not a single person found out about it on the other team.

Even though the people are fantastic and friendly, there definitely is a lack of people playing the game. Servers were at a minimum- there were only 2 servers available and the server I was on only had 6/15 people at the time before it stacked up. What I noticed was, lots of people in the chat were saying,"Wow, I've never seen a server with this many people before." which is a not a good sign for the game having full servers.

If you're wondering about the gameplay, it's almost near exact to Halo and Minecraft- except you can't starve and ♥♥♥♥. I'm personally not a fan of this game style because I don't exactly play Halo and Minecraft that much anymore. Anyways, combat seems fluid and you can get kills easy enough.

Definitely get this game when it's on sale, though. I only paid $0.99 for my copy instead of the $4.99 price tag. I think the price I paid is definitely a good price to pay considering the game is near-death in it's servers. Only 3 out of my 114 friends play this game, so zombie mode isn't really going to happen.

Overall, the game is nice and fluid, but the developers could have definitely worked harder on it. 7/10
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