Best Mining Games on Steam

Steam currently has 511 Mining games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Mining game rankings were last updated on 5/23/2024.

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1. Cattails: Wildwood Story

Become a cat! In this cozy life sim RPG, you'll lead your colony into the mysterious Wildwood. Hunt prey, harvest herbs, collect magical treasures, & defend your new home from intruders. Build a thriving town to recruit new cats. Get to know the residents, fall in love, & raise a litter of kittens!

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Cattails: Wildwood Story holds the #1 spot for "best Mining game on Steam" with a Player Score of 93. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,176 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,165 positive reviews and 11 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 10/20/2023
Franchise Falcon Development
Developer Falcon Development
Publisher Falcon Development
Steam App Id 1882500

2. (the) Gnorp Apologue

(the) Gnorp Apologue is the journey of the gnorps as you guide them towards their goal of delightfully excessive wealth accumulation.

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(the) Gnorp Apologue has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Mining games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,662 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,509 positive reviews and 153 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $6.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play (the) Gnorp Apologue on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $6.99
Release Date 12/14/2023
Developer Myco
Publisher (Myco)
Steam App Id 1473350

3. Muck

Muck is a survival-roguelike. Collect resources, find items & build a base to survive for as long as you can.

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Muck has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Mining games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 163,929 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 153,982 positive reviews and 9,947 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Muck on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 6/5/2021
Developer Dani
Publisher Dani
Steam App Id 1625450

4. SteamWorld Dig 2

SteamWorld Dig is back! Dig deep, gain riches and unearth the terrors of the underworld in this platform mining adventure influenced by classic Metroidvania style games.

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SteamWorld Dig 2 has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Mining games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,678 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,390 positive reviews and 288 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 9/22/2017
Developer Image & Form Games
Publisher Image & Form Games
Steam App Id 571310

5. Dinkum

G’Day! Get ready to start a new fair Dinkum life and build your new home out in the bush. Explore tropical eucalyptus forests, scorching deserts and cool billabongs on an Island inspired by the wild Australian outback. Take care of giant wombats, play with friends and get ready for a ripper time!

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Dinkum has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Mining games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 20,136 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 18,992 positive reviews and 1,144 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Dinkum on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 7/14/2022
Developer James Bendon
Publisher James Bendon
Steam App Id 1062520

6. Cattails | Become a Cat!

Become a cat! Cattails is a unique animal simulation RPG. Hunt for food, fight invading cats, explore to gather herbs, and socialize with other cats in an expansive open world. Get married and raise a family of kittens, befriend your neighbors, and learn to live in the dangerous wilderness!

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Cattails | Become a Cat! has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Mining games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,490 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,386 positive reviews and 104 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 12/1/2017
Franchise Falcon Development
Developer Falcon Development
Publisher Falcon Development
Steam App Id 634160

7. SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below...

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SteamWorld Dig has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Mining games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,390 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,944 positive reviews and 446 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 12/5/2013
Developer Image & Form Games
Publisher Image & Form Games
Steam App Id 252410

8. Captain of Industry

Land your crew of survivors on an abandoned island and survive! Mine raw materials, grow food, build factories, manufacture products, research new tech, and trade with others. Become an industrial superpower! But this is no easy task, you will be put to the test to keep your settlement alive.

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Captain of Industry has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Mining games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,471 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,152 positive reviews and 319 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Captain of Industry on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 5/31/2022
Developer MaFi Games
Publisher MaFi Games
Steam App Id 1594320

9. Turmoil

Drill for oil like it's 1899! Turmoil offers players a visually charming, tongue-in-cheek take on the simulation genre inspired by the 19th century oil rush in North America.

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Turmoil has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Mining games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,129 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,203 positive reviews and 926 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $12.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Turmoil on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $12.99
Release Date 6/2/2016
Developer Gamious
Publisher Gamious
Steam App Id 361280

10. Snacko

Set out for a new life away from the city to rebuild a town from scratch. Decorate, collect, produce, and befriend in this cat-ivating life sim!

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Snacko has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Mining games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 284 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 282 positive reviews and 2 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 12/6/2023
Developer Bluecurse Studios
Publisher Armor Games Studios
Steam App Id 1125510

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10/20/2023
93
$19.99
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(the) Gnorp Apologue steam charts
360
12/14/2023
93
$6.99
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Muck steam charts
1,032
6/5/2021
93
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SteamWorld Dig 2 steam charts
68
9/22/2017
92
$19.99
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Dinkum steam charts
1,289
7/14/2022
92
$19.99
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Cattails | Become a Cat! steam charts
27
12/1/2017
91
$14.99
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SteamWorld Dig steam charts
45
12/5/2013
91
$9.99
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Captain of Industry steam charts
1,429
5/31/2022
91
$29.99
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Turmoil steam charts
169
6/2/2016
90
$12.99
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Snacko steam charts
19
12/6/2023
90
$24.99
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My Time At Portia steam charts
384
1/15/2019
90
$29.99
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Core Keeper steam charts
1,421
3/8/2022
90
$15.99
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Mr.Mine steam charts
844
9/30/2020
90
Free
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Wall World steam charts
155
4/5/2023
89
$3.49
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Aground steam charts
46
4/17/2020
89
$3.74
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To The Core steam charts
103
8/10/2023
89
$7.99
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UnderMine steam charts
284
8/6/2020
89
$6.99
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Dome Keeper steam charts
530
9/27/2022
89
$7.19
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Infinitode 2 - Infinite Tower Defense steam charts
219
5/6/2021
88
Free
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Mining Mechs steam charts
44
10/27/2023
88
$1.97
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Cattails: Wildwood Story on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). (the) Gnorp Apologue on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Muck on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). SteamWorld Dig 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Dinkum on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Cattails | Become a Cat! on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). SteamWorld Dig on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Captain of Industry on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Turmoil on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Snacko on Steam. Steam Store.

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