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  • Summary: Imagine it, and you can build it. Create your very own game world and explore, build and conquer. When night falls the monsters appear, so ensure you’ve made yourself a shelter before they arrive. Make it through the night and the world is only limited by your imagination you choose what you want to make or what to do. Play on your own, cooperatively with friends in 2 player and 4 player split screen modes, or online with up to 8 players. Split screen option requires HD TV with HD connection. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jan 26, 2014
    95
    Turning a pristine landscape into grand palaces and irrigation systems using your own two hands while things try to kill you isn’t just an amazingly rewarding gaming experience, it’s a clever retelling of human history.
  2. Feb 15, 2014
    91
    It's the excellent game it always has been, with as much to get out of it as you're willing to put in. [Issue#240, p.62]
  3. The game that changed games arrives on PlayStation in fine form with an improved crafting system, tarnished only slightly by a cramped map size. Until the full-fat PS4 Edition arrives, this’ll do nicely.
  4. Jan 14, 2014
    85
    A good port of Minecraft, nearly identical to the Xbox 360 one. The PC version is bigger and better, but this is a quality console experience.
  5. May 20, 2014
    80
    Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is a joyous adventure, despite being lighter on content than its other iterations.
  6. Jan 27, 2014
    80
    So finally we've got Minecraft on PlayStation 3 and it was well worth the wait.
  7. Jan 7, 2014
    75
    This Minecraft Edition is a simplified version, perfect for everyone and for who has never experienced the PC version.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 47
  2. Negative: 7 out of 47
  1. May 17, 2014
    10
    awesome game just plain awesome i love minecraft and the ps3 version amazing i mean come on its freaking awesome you guys should all go out and buy it
  2. Apr 2, 2014
    10
    this game is all some game to play because it like if your day is bad, it is like you are in a diffent world and there is nothing to deal with. I like this game..... Expand
  3. Jan 3, 2014
    10
    In my opinion minecraft is a great game for me it builds autonomy because it is also fun to play but it let us learn some things related to real life, like survival; In PS3 which was very expected minecraft it came out now it´s even more fun! Expand
  4. Mar 5, 2014
    9
    This game is very addictive and very fun to play with friends. The fun can continue for hours which not days. Their is absolutely nothing to complain about the graphics, it's amazing on the ps3 platform. The only negative aspects about the game is the bugs and glitches. I do recommend this game for you if you have a wild imagination. Expand
  5. Jul 13, 2014
    8
    Its definitely not as good as minecraft on pc, but if you're like me who owns a ps3 but doesn't own a good gaming pc, this version of minecraft will do the job. Expand
  6. Jan 21, 2014
    7
    It's definitely a solid game but it feels utterly lacking when compared to the PC version. Several items (that are pretty useful in the PC version) are just missing. The game itself feels solid and intuitive but it also feels limited. A map size of 864x864 kind of limits you to just this island, where in the PC version you could roam endlessly. It's definitely great to play as a couch co-op and it's very suited for playing with people that are not into videogames. For what it's worth, it doesn't feel as if the PS3's hardware is properly used. Hopefully the PS4 version will be better.

    Simply put, it's definitely a thing, but very underdeveloped.
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  7. Jun 14, 2014
    0
    This game on PS3 is just really bad. It is better on other platforms. I'm sorry, but I need to give it a 0/10... on PS3. But I really mean it, PC version has better graphics, Poctet edition is on the phone, that's why it is awesome, and Xbox version just has more content Expand

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