The Best Mining Games

Update : Shrot added at rank #48.
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Wall World (2023)

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j Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox Series X l Playstation 5

Explore the mysterious Wall World on your giant robospider: mine for valuable resources, upgrade your equipment to fight off hordes of monsters, and discover exotic biomes in-between attacks. Will you be able to survive and learn the secrets of the Wall World?


  • rogue-like
  • mining
  • tower-defense
  • mech
  • procedural
  • aliens
  • pixel
  • scroller
  • resource-management
  • resource
  • exploration
  • action-adventure
  • management
  • sci-fi

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My Little Universe (2023)

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Mac OS IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Stranded on a barren moon with nothing but your tools, fuelless ship, and celestial powers of creation, you are destined to recreate what was once lost and be the hero of your own Little Universe! Don't forget to call in up to three of your friends to join your journey in the Splitscreen Co-op Mode!


  • mining
  • relaxing
  • dungeon-crawler
  • character
  • local
  • cooperative
  • crafting
  • minimalist
  • sandbox
  • third-person
  • customization
  • open-world
  • 3d
  • rich
  • exploration

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MergeCrafter (2021)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Mac OS

MergeCrafter is a fun and relaxing puzzle game set in the magical world of Runaria where you can merge everything into better and more powerful items. Adventure through the mysterious lands, meet charming characters, complete quests, and discover hidden treasures. Use your crafting skills to harvest resources and explore unique biomes. It's a nice casual game to spend extended periods of time playing and entertaining. Play for free now!


What we like:
  • Fun and enjoyable gameplay
  • Nice casual game to spend extended periods of time playing
  • Entertaining mini-game to get chests
  • Good game on most respects
  • Lack of stakes works in game's favor
What could be improved:
  • Presence of energy cap ruins the game, with no easy way to obtain premium currency without payin
  • Difficult to obtain certain items needed for quests
  • Slow rate at which new areas are unlocked
  • Mini-game chests provide no challenge and do not apply to quests

  • mining
  • idler
  • movement
  • collectathon
  • crafting
  • match-three
  • base-building
  • loot
  • relaxing
  • grid
  • puzzle
  • simulation
  • management
  • isometric

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Mr.Mine (2020)

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PC Windows Android

Explore the depths of the earth and uncover hidden treasures with Mr.Mine, the addictive mining simulator. Featuring over 200+ drill upgrades and unique buildings to discover as you idle your way through the mines. Can you uncover all of the secrets hidden in the depths below?


  • mining
  • idler
  • clicker
  • resource-management
  • cartoony
  • simulation
  • pixel
  • building
  • 2d
  • crafting
  • casual
  • management
  • comedy

5

Immortal Life (2022)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows

Embark on a magical journey in this captivating life simulation game. Escape to a welcoming valley, farm with spells, and master skills like fishing, crafting, and cooking. Engage in epic battles, strengthen the bonds with your companions, and build your dream home to achieve Immortal Life!


  • farming
  • agriculture
  • simulation
  • mining
  • fishing
  • cooking
  • life
  • crafting
  • rpg
  • relaxing
  • collector
  • creature
  • stylized
  • drama

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Aground (2018)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

Aground is a Mining/Crafting RPG with a goal, story, and reason to craft and build. The gameplay is simple, but engaging with tons of features. In Aground, you can raise dragons and launch into space, fight enemies, discover magic, and explore secrets. If you're into crafting games with a lot of exploration, Aground is a thoroughly addictive game with plenty to discover.


What we like:
  • Story is interesting and allows for a lot of exploration
  • Crafting is solid and varied
  • Mod support and community are helpful
  • Gameplay is engaging and controls are good
  • Freedom to choose which islands to visit and play at your own pace.
What could be improved:
  • Item storage can be tedious and requiring a lot of trips
  • Low-resolution graphics may take some getting used to
  • Lack of personal relationships with NPCs
  • Basic tutorial and sometimes requires use of outside resources for guidance.

  • survival
  • crafting
  • dragon
  • mining
  • open-world
  • base-building
  • city-building
  • building
  • post-apocalyptic
  • exploration
  • sandbox
  • 2d
  • choices
  • management
  • story

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Hidden Deep (2022)

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early access Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Hidden Deep is an atmospheric sci-fi action game heavily inspired by Aliens, The Thing, and Half-Life. Explore, climb, swim, scan, blast and shoot your way through dangerous missions in a huge sub oceanic mining and research facility. Fear the horrors that lurk below…


  • mining
  • thriller
  • physics
  • dark
  • 2d
  • horror
  • story
  • realistic
  • exploration
  • sci-fi
  • mystery
  • aliens
  • action-adventure
  • in-game
  • cooperative

8

Fidget Spinner RPG (2023)

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Android PC Windows

Fidget Spinner RPG is a clicker/incremental RPG game in which you craft items and level up abilities to make a fidget spinner spin at absurd, ever increasing speeds.


  • mining
  • idler
  • clicker
  • loot
  • management
  • family-friendly
  • crafting
  • time-management
  • memes
  • economy
  • resource-management
  • capitalism
  • automation
  • inventory
  • simulation

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Dinkum (2022)

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early access PC Windows

Step into the rugged and beautiful Australian wilderness in Dinkum. This game lets you explore the harsh conditions of the outback, build a thriving town, and gather resources for survival. You can customize your home, care for animals, and cultivate crops. Enjoy the gameplay with friends, and experience the unique setting and design. You can even show off your interior designing skills in your cozy abode!

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What we like:
  • Lots to unlock and build
  • Easy money earning
  • Cute animals and easy relationship building
  • Vehicles for quicker travel
  • Constant improvements and unique Australian setting
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive and shallow NPC quests
  • Unengaging mechanics in combat
  • Lack of future development information

  • crafting
  • open-world
  • cooperative
  • life
  • farming
  • mining
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • agriculture
  • simulation
  • building
  • survival
  • character
  • sandbox
  • cute

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The Last Starship (2023)

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early access PC Windows Mac OS

Introversion Software, the indie legends behind Prison Architect, Darwinia, DEFCON and Uplink, present to you our most ambitious title ever: Pick a ship hull, kit her out with engines, life-support, sensors and railguns and start your galactic adventure in The Last Starship!


  • colony
  • space
  • mining
  • simulation
  • base-building
  • science
  • automation
  • building
  • sandbox
  • sci-fi
  • top-down
  • 2d
  • strategy
  • management
  • exploration

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