Gameplay feature: Mining

Group Description

Games that feature mining as a part of the gameplay. For purposes of this game group, mining is defined as the following:

"The use of equipment, instrument(s) or similar device(s) by the player, used to extract minerals or geological equivalents from seams, veins, or other conventionally known sources."

Equipment usually used in mining may range from a pick, dynamite, a painful set of fingernails to modern/sci-fi laser-based mining equipment, or the Gnomish ThrustMaster 3000™.

Successful digs will result in precious metal(s), ore(s), rock, or other geological material, which must be subject for further activity or manipulation; may it be for the purposes of blacksmithing or to be sold for profit (in this case, must be manually conducted).


Mining copper ore in Terraria (2011).

Note
Sci-fi simulation games where the player may manually mine asteroids, comets, or similar locations for minerals from his/her ship should also be included in this game group.

Limitations
  • Games where further activity or manipulation of extracted material does not exist or where it is conducted automatically without the need of further intervention from the player should be excluded from this game group.

  • In relation to the above, strategy games where mining is a minor feature, where its use is identified only as a source of income should be excluded from this game group. This usually refers to strategy games such as Age of Empires, Sid Meier's Civilization, or Starcraft.

  • Games where mining is only part of the game plot and its activity may not be freely accessed at any time by the player should be excluded from this game group.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Craft the World2013iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBlack Maple Games4.60
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.2.94
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate2013Nintendo 3DS, Wii UCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.22
Wayward2013Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsUnlok4.20
Starbound2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsChucklefish Ltd.3.74
Glean2012Browserzupergames.net4.00
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Microsoft Studios4.17
Miner Wars 20812012WindowsKeen Software House a. s.2.93
Terraria2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One505 Games (U.S.), Inc.3.56
Minecraft: Pocket Edition2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows PhoneMicrosoft Studios3.44
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.69
Villagers & Heroes of a Mystical Land2011WindowsNeonga GmbH...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Collector's Edition)2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC4.71
Evochron Mercenary2010WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC3.17
Minecraft2010Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMojang AB3.48
Monster Hunter Tri2009WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.70
Risen2009Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.81
Risen (Collector's Edition)2009WindowsDeep Silver3.88
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite2008iPad, iPhone, PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.70
Stranded II2007Windows3.50
Spaceforce: Rogue Universe2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.00
Monster Hunter Freedom 22007PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.67
La Tale2006WindowsGameFactory Inc....
Gothic 32006WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.50
Monster Hunter Freedom2006PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.58
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Selected Covers

Minecraft Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Minecraft
Terraria Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Terraria
Starbound Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Starbound

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Minecraft
Title screen
Screenshot from Terraria