Best Xbox Indie game out, will update review when fully released. Lets just say its worth every penny.
Murder Miners. Originally launched back on the Xbox Live Indie Marketplace in 2012, this title takes the best aspects of the FPS Halo (In particular, Halo: Combat Evolved) and shoves it into a Voxel Battleground, reminiscent of Minecraft.
The game just got out of a closed beta, and in it's current state is pretty much the ultimate edition of the game. For $5 (Currently $4) you get access to hundreds of maps pre-made by JForce and the community, with plenty of your favorites (I'm talking maps like Blood Gulch, pretty much every Halo map, and even Unreal Tournament 2004 maps). You do have the ability to make your own maps, with a pretty in depth map editor comapred to other titles in the genre.
Gameplay is where Murder Miners shines. The developers have fine tuned this monster to Quake 3 levels of responsiveness, leaving you with tight, fast controls. Of course, you can always lower it to suit your playstyle; Want to play like your playing Halo? Drop it down to 4. Minecraft? 3. The gunplay is great. You'll have access to 6 weapons; A Halo Battle Rifle, 3 Shot Magnum, Sniper, Energy Sword (Looks like a medieval sword), Shotgun, Machine Gun, and a Hookshot (Grappling hook). These pretty much play like you'd expect them to, and you end up with some sweet ♥♥♥ montage clips when using the grapple hook.
The game isn't all running around though. Take to the skies in a Helicopter style vehicle and reign death from above with heavy missles. Take 2 friends up with you to give some additional firepower from above. Or perhaps you're after a burst of speed? No problem, grab a hoverbike and get to work.
One of the BEST features of Murder Miners is the Infection Game Mode. Zombies versus Humans. The maps that you get default with this game for Infection are awesomely amazing, such as burnt out cities, military bases, all giving that erry vibe that an enemy isn't too far away. 30 people in an infection game on a big map equals lots o' fun. Plus, if you're a lonely person, you can have zombie AI bots! There's fun for everyone here!
The amount of possibilities in Murder Miners are pretty much endless, and if you're a fan of Halo you'll be drooling from nostalgia after playing this.