Reviews for Miner Wars 2081

82

Something different

forgot2shave | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all forgot2shave's reviews »

This seems to be one of the more popular recent indie games and it is for good reason. Offering an old school action/shooter experience much like the original red faction with a sort of floating mech element, its pretty unique and that's something I like a lot personally. The graphics are very good for an indie game and the controls are hard to learn at first but it is pretty fluid once you get them down. The UI can also be cumbersome but it's manageable. Overall a fun, unique experience

69

not what I expected, but still decent

yrts | Feb. 4, 2013 | See all yrts's reviews »

I got this because I read something about it being a sort of co op rpg. That may be the case but overwhelmingly it is a relatively typical space flight sim/dog fighter with a few nice features. Maybe I just wasn't thinking but I don't know, I thought it might be different.

Fans of the genre will probably like it, but for general audiences it may be a bit too... typically technical, and without any grand visuals to pay off.

68

Enjoyable to a certain limit

DonVercetti | Dec. 22, 2012 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »

Miner Wars 2081 gives you the ability to roam around in outer space and enjoy a sandboxy-like exploration journey. However this is not an average triple A title, but still an Indie developed game. I will never say that you need a very high budget to make a game like this flawless, but when it comes to this concept, I do think you need like a big amount of developers on a title like this. Real space/sci-fi fans will miss the true feel of space they came to love over the years. No offense to the developers, Its just a real hard challenge to get this type of game perfect!

93

Great game

chatyman | Dec. 9, 2012 | See all chatyman's reviews »

Such a good game play, combat is nice never seems to mess up. The AI are intelligent and the controls are amazing so many you can edit and change never a dull moment in the game.

You get to fly around anywhere it is a amazing game i recommend getting it such a good game amazing with friends you will never get bored.

60

Not as bad as the controversy would imply.

graspee | Dec. 9, 2012 | See all graspee's reviews »

OK So there has been a lot of controversy lately, especially centered around Steam, with people upset about the always-online DRM, the fact that this game isn't the MMO despite it having the same name, and some people claiming poor performance (although this latter happens with a lot of new games to be honest).

Anyway, my review, and this is totally based around buying the game with the current 80% off and then slapping the 25% off voucher on top, is that it is worth it.

It's a descent-like game with outside parts and inside parts. It's a lot more difficult than you'd expect when set on "normal". Sometimes you can get saved at a checkpoint with low health, which is annoying. Load times are slow which they claim is because of the dynamic nature of the game. You can drill asteroids to make your own path but it's not as exciting as it sounds and you can't drill all asteroids.

It is quite fun though for the low price. Having played this though, I wouldn't buy the mmo version.

81

Miner Wars 2081

maciej2601 | Aug. 30, 2012 | See all maciej2601's reviews »

Miner Wars 2081 is maintained in the futuristic space opera climates shooting, is responsible for the creation of studio Keen Software House. The player takes on the role of a spaceship pilot, and his task is exploration of distant galaxies, exploration and production of precious raw materials, fighting enemies and performing various tasks.

70

Interesting game that was originally made for the Xbox 360

StewartX | July 31, 2012 | See all StewartX's reviews »

One thing you should note is that this game is still in the Alpha release and so still has some bugs etc. You can buy now and get access to the Alpha but keep in mind you might also want to wait till the finished product is released. With that said here is what I think of the Alpha release. Miner Wars is an interesting game, it was originally made for the Xbox 360. Anyway, you control a mining ship across the inner Solar System and is set in a fully destructible and open-world environment which remains persistent as you complete missions or play online with others (A good thing to note is that are able to complete the entire story campaign with multiple online allies). The down side of course is that you need a constant internet connection to play the single player portion of the game.

Combat will take place in open space and also in interior environments, I.E inside an asteroid base. As I said before everything is destructible and enemy players will be able to drill their way through objects to bypass your defenses.

They are also making a MMO version due out later this year. So don't get confused with this one.