What are the best games about mining on Steam?

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    #1Mines of Mars

    Mines of Mars
    Mines of Mars is a procedural atmospheric mining story based adventure game with dark secrets, great weapons, tons of items, and a gorgeous world to explore. Battle different enemies, explore dark corridors and discover a large variety of fauna and ambient creatures. 
    Games

    Android, Mac, Windows, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Amy Hayes
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "The puzzles, coupled with a unique interactive world, provide a new and compelling experience. However, I was disappointed to see the designers fall back on the same tired old formula of in-app purchases. Without making a purchase the game quickly becomes no fun. I would rather pay an up-front cost for a game so I know what I'm getting into."
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    #2Astrox: Hostile Space Excavation

    Astrox: Hostile Space Excavation
    In Astrox: Hostile Space Excavation you are exiled to a deep space mining sector, with a crappy ship, a laser, and a small mining beam. It is up to you to survive by working your way through the galaxy. 
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Susan Knight
    Written on April 19, 2017
    "This solution was very helpful! I have been playing Astrox: Hostile Space Excavation for a month now, and I have to say that I love this game. I enjoy cruising around in my space ship and mining for different ores by blowing up asteroids. I also like the bartering system in the game that allows me to trade what I mine. Astrox has got to be one of the best and most entertaining mining games that I have ever played!"
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    #3Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4

    $26.95

    Jason Harrison
    Written on June 15, 2017
    "Minecraft, at this point, is a legitimate phenomenon. Hugely popular game. I'm not sure I'd really say it's a game about mining though. It's more of a game about building. Either way, I highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed."
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    #4Super Motherload

    Super Motherload

    Super Motherload is a game for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC created by XGen Studios and released on November 15, 2013. Super Motherload is the sequel to Motherload, an Adobe Flash game also developed by XGen Studios, released in 2004.

    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Grace Meng
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "A simple yet fun mining game. The two best parts of the game are that it is different every time you place so you don't get bored. And I absolutely love that it can be played alone or cooperatively with friends for when you feel like being social."
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    #5Terraria

    Terraria

    Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire

    $9.99

    Rose Martin
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "This was a great way for me to satisfy my love for gameplay mining. It was very interactive and fun. I enjoy playing in story mode, it really made me feel like I was immersed in the game. "
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    #6SteamWorld Dig

    SteamWorld Dig
    SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure where you take the role of a mining steambot as he digs his way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita

    $9.99

    Kenneth Harvey
    Written on June 11, 2017
    "Reminiscent of Motherlode, this is an engaging and addicting platformer with real style. Playing as Rusty, the animated robot prospector, I found myself drawn back again and again. Killing enemies, collecting resources and blasting new paths for myself each time. If I had one complaint, it would be that the game is a little too short."

Summary

Best What are the best games about mining on Steam
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Mines of Mars Games 8 Free
2Astrox: Hostile Space ExcavationGames 6 Paid
3MinecraftGames 3 Paid
4Super MotherloadGames 3 Paid
5TerrariaGames 2 Paid
6SteamWorld DigGames 1 Paid
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