The #1 rated Xbox Live Indie Game. Halo-inspired. Destructible/constructible environments. Vehicles. Zombie survival. Hookshots. Infection mode: Be the zombie & eat the dead to level up your zombie abilities. We host 30-player games every week. Join us!
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Mostly Positive (123 reviews) - 71% of the 123 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,807 reviews) - 81% of the 2,807 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 25, 2014

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May 13

Murder Miners X - May update

Hey murderers, sorry again for the lack of updates on Murder Miners X (the sequel to Murder Miners). Jonny's had some big technical hurdles to get past while developing this game so he hasn't been as productive lately, but updates should start to get more frequent once he gets back to programming the more fun and exciting features. One of the things that took him awhile to get right was our networking solution, Bolt (now called Photon Bolt after the buyout). This is the best networking engine you can purchase for Unity. It means we should basically have AAA-quality networking.

Another thing that's been taking a lot of time is perfecting our animation system, trying to get aiming/rotating, strafing, etc. to work properly (unlike in MM1, where aiming straight up doesn't look correct from 3rd-person view, and doing a 180 turn just rotates the whole player around without leg movement, and strafing/backward walking animations don't exist). This has been pretty complicated, but we'll show this off in our next sneak peek video.

In the meantime, here's some progress on a new weapon that will be in the game.

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About This Game

Murder Miners is the #1 rated Xbox Live Indie Game. We still host community playdates every Wednesday at 6PM Central. Join the Murder Miners Steam group to be notified of the weekly playdate. We'll also notify you when the sequel, Murder Miners X, is released on Steam Early Access.

Halo-inspired core gameplay

3-shot-kill pistol included, with new additions such as wall-jumping, unlimited sprint, multi-directional dashing, alt-fire modes, and the ability to choose any weapon at spawn.

Unique Infection mode

One player starts as a zombie with the goal of infecting the other players until they've all turned over to the zombie army. The humans 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 players toward them. Unique to our game is the ability to feast on player corpses to level up your zombie. You can play this mode with up to 30 players. We'll usually have a full 30 player lobby in our weekly JForce play date. Come join us! It's a very intense experience when you're the last man standing and you have a whole swarm of player-controlled zombies coming after you.

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 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
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 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
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
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JamZer
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
sorry but i just cant play this ... its ♥♥♥♥ and the graphics are bad!
5/10
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SciFiHorse
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
to be honest i expected more from this game i watched the trailer and was very excited to play it i sold some things and got the game and it wasn't as fun ,the map parkour allows spawn camping ,sensitivity has to be ajusted and still tends to slow down,not many player customize options,and not many people play this game i see why
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ItzAJ
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
-Plot Line-

Halo CE ,Minecraft And CoD BO3 Have A Threesome, Halo Ends Up 7 Months Pregnent,They Later Give Birth To A Pretty Damn Good FPS


Gameplay-Good
Graphics-Decent

Only Complaint is The Amount Of Servers Lately Are **** Dont Get Me Wrong Its Still A GREAT Game

10/10 Would Fly By Shooting a Shotgun Under Me At A Rapid Pace Again
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NaNiBy
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I bought 4 copies of that game :I
No one wants to play with me

"I want to killmyself coz of no friends" Simulator 2016
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SSguner
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Overall a good game to kill some time with but with one major flaw.

(Scale of like/dislike)
(Horific,Bad, Annoying, Decent, Good, Great, Fantastic)

(Pros)
Good: shooting mechanics
Good: game to play with friends
Decent: amount of building blocks
Good: sized maps

(Cons)
Horrific: Limited Content
Bad: Game has around 20 Players on at one time.
Annoying: Costs when F2P games of the same nature have more content.
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SpeedGalaxy
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Well, its not a bad game and it's a cheap one. But, i found myself stupid to have this game in my library, because it's feels dead.

There are empty servers for a lot of game modes.
The only game mode i could played was deathmatch, because of one random player who lives in the world's ♥♥♥.
The gameplay is similar to Halo (wich is fine) with some interesting features like vehicles and melee weapons.
You can personalize your character
And play as a zombie in infestation mode. (I try it once and it was boring af)

I'm not gonna end it with some PROS and CONS because it's ♥♥♥♥ing unnecessary.

IN CONCLUSION: The game only needs more players (Just ♥♥♥♥ing make it a f2p game, with some cosmetics skins so the developers can pay the bills)




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miqaelabuladze
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
not a bad game cheep price and good graphic :)
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deadpoolisboss3
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
i played it for an hour yesterday and when i tried to play it today it is telling me i cant play the game because i dont have a graphics card.... anybody got any tips?
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
47.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Pros:
+ Great base controls
+ Vehicles
+ Nice hud
+ Great character customization
+ Good physics
+ Plug-and-Play controller support. You can literally plug your controller in and instantly play the game with it.

Cons:
- Vehicles are hard(er) to control
- Lack of color, very bland base textures
- Melee feels off
- Most player-hosted servers feel laggy
- Not enough lobby settings
- Bad zombie AI, either too easy or too
- Not enough graphic settings

Graphics and Performance
+ Textures (even though they are bland) they have a good amount of depth
+ Higher fps on worse computers
- A few graphical errors
- Not enough graphic settings

In Conclusion:
The game is a great game with a pretty good community. Its great if you have a few extra dollars and a few friends. Its also very easy to set up private games for you and your friends. It has easy to use controls and settings. Any issues will most likely be solved in the new game as well. A must buy if on sale.

Graphics - 9.5/10
Optimization - 4/10
Soundtrack - 9/10
Gameplay - 9.4/10
Online - 7/10

Overall: 9/10
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Still better than Call of Duty, 10/10 would noscope with the sniper rifle from across the map again

Seriously, these 1-2 bucks are well spent on this game, would be perfect for lan parties
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
So,

after playing over 1 hour (with friends at 3am), i must say this game is realy fun.

The Graphics aren't that astonishing but for me the Gameplay itself is the core to a good game, it makes hella fun to play it with friends.
There are multiple Mode's to play with, like a Zombie Mode where one gets infected and has to kill the humans, or Murdermatch, which is a basic Deathmatch and isn't too bad.

A negative thing is, that there aren't that many public server, like if you want to play this game alone, then there isn't a realy big choice to choose from, because not many people are playing that game.

I purchased it in a pack with 3 more copies and gave it away to friends immeadiatly and they had their fun aswell.

All in all i must say, for the price of around 0.80 Euro (Summer Sale purchase)Murder Miners is a game you can realy enjoy not only alone but also with your friends, it kept us at a point where it made a lot of fun, kept us laughing and got me exhausted, the exhausted part is legit when you play this game from 3 am to 5 am and have at the next day school X).

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
It's a good game but the large majority of players are absolutely appauling... it's like they're playing with controllers and it's their first time holding a controller or something. I get kicked from 90% of servers and called a cheat.

tldr: The game is sick but is in desperate need of more skilled players
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Gameplay: 8/10
Plays like Halo. Creative like Minecraft. Murder Miners takes two great features of two great games and puts them together rather nicely. Combat feels exciting, construction feels easy and versatile. It's rather impressive how well things work when these two features have taken years on their own to perfect. Now, putting them together, it's almost unbelievable a development team could join them into one production in such a proficient manner. This is defintely a game worth picking up if you like either of these things.

For instance, if you prefer construction, you can jump into survival (PvE) or infected (PvP) games and build barricades against a zombie onslaught. If that's not your thing, jump into the standard PvP section that still allows for some construction, but is mostly geared towrads blowing your enemies brains out. There's something for everyone here.

Now, in regards to AI, it can be really stupid sometimes. They'll get really dumb at ladders, soemtimes run into walls, and a few other really dumb things that make the zombie survival a lot easier. However, once a zombie gets you, it's basically over. Not to mention, Zombies are pretty dumb already. I guess this could be a pass, but AI is still bad AI.


Sound: 7/10
Sound FX are decent, music is pretty good. The whole thing is rather fresh on the rotten meter. It's all sufficient enough to make for an engaging experience, but it's not all that varied in regards to general world interaction, guns, and zombie effects. Either way, it works.


Graphics:6/10
Standard indie retro feel. That, mixed with the blocky emulation of Minecraft, make for something that could turn many people off. However, for those who don't mind that, it's a pretty good set-up that works on the lowest grade potato computers. Some optimization issues may cause a little bit of lag at times, but that's a matter of it being ported from Xbox 360's Indie Game shelf. At this point, the game should be running fine. So many updates, and future plans for a sequel, this is definitely one company that's fun to support. They know how to make a good product and keep at it.

Also, to make one more mention on the art, the skyboxes look great.


Enjoyment:7/10
Pretty dang fun. I've played more hours on Xbox than on PC, but I plan on putting more hours in on this sucker. It's a lot of fun, and especially fun when playing with friends. With such a low price, it's totally worthy purchasing.

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Rating System:
10 - Fantastic
9 - Great
8 - Very Good
7 - Good
6 - Fine
5 - Average
4 - Bad
3 - Very Bad
2 - Horrible
1 - Apalling
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Before i jump into things im gonna go ahead and say that this game has a pretty great concept and decent delivery. For the price it is definitely worth it.

To start off, the gameplay essentially goes like this.
You can pick two weapons before you spawn, with a fairly decent selection although if you want to build anything you will have to select the miner gun as one of them, which is almost useless for attacking. You are then spawned into an arena with other players made up of tiny little bricks which can be destroyed, or built on with bricks of your own. The combat is fairly skill based, while still being somewhat friendly to new players, and if you haven't gotten very good at the game yet you will get killed alot, but will likely still have enough moments where you pull off an awesome stunt to make it enjoyable.

The game does give you the ability to build with the minergun, but i find that there isn't really enough of a focus on construction especiallly in the deathmatch mode to really make it worth your time. Not to say it can't be fun to build up a base, but the gameplay is so fast paced that you will likely be killed alot by the other players/zombies while trying to do so.

One thing that is worth mentioning is that i believe this game was originally designed for the Xbox, and then ported over to the PC, so if your playing on the PC the gameplay can feel pretty "klunky" at times and just generally unsatisfactory.

The graphics are nothing special, but they are pretty good for what they are. I especially like the ability to customize your characters colours and helmet.

Listening for the sounds that other players are making can be helpfull sometimes, but can also just confuse you too, since you there is almost no difference between a sound made all the way across the map and a sound that is 30 feet away from you. It only really starts to get louder if a player is closer than about 25 feet to you.

I have heard people say that there aren't enough players on this game, which is understandable considering that this game is very old. However, although i would certainly like to see more people online and hosting games, i have never personally been completely unable to find someone to play with. Especially since my computer is good enough to host games without serious lag issues. However, especially if your computer can't host games, this might be something you want to consider. (By the way the process for hosting a server is easy, no port forwarding or anything.)

Overall, i give this game a 6.5 out of 10. This game is nowhere near perfect, but it can still be a good load of fun to play especially if you've got a couple of friends to play it with. And considering the insanely cheap price, i would say it is well worth your money.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
This is gonna be my go to fps for years to come!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Cool, cheap fps game to play with friend.
Worth it's price.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Love this game, it does remind me of halo and a little bit of unreal tournament.
I hope this game gets more players and is more active it would be a lot of fun with a bigger group of people.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Well, its not a bad game and it's a cheap one. But, i found myself stupid to have this game in my library, because it's feels dead.

There are empty servers for a lot of game modes.
The only game mode i could played was deathmatch, because of one random player who lives in the world's ♥♥♥.
The gameplay is similar to Halo (wich is fine) with some interesting features like vehicles and melee weapons.
You can personalize your character
And play as a zombie in infestation mode. (I try it once and it was boring af)

I'm not gonna end it with some PROS and CONS because it's ♥♥♥♥ing unnecessary.

IN CONCLUSION: The game only needs more players (Just ♥♥♥♥ing make it a f2p game, with some cosmetics skins so the developers can pay the bills)




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