Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic 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. Jan 27, 2014
    92
    As long as you know the basics, you’re set to build whatever you can think up, be it a castle with a moat, or a roller-coaster, although at the moment, you might have to shrink it down a size.
  3. 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]
  4. It’s taken a while, but Minecraft has arrived in all its creative, daunting and addictive glory. [March 2014, p76]
  5. 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.
  6. 90
    PC purists may still scoff but this is an excellent version of one of gaming’s most open-ended and creative experiences.
  7. Jan 2, 2014
    90
    Minecraft retains its charm even on Playstation 3, and still represent an excellent opportunity to get into this gorgeous universe.
  8. May 26, 2014
    85
    Survival, building, exploration and the best building block sandbox since the invention of LEGO. Minecraft didn’t lose any of its fascination on the PS3.
  9. Feb 19, 2014
    85
    Even though the scale of this edition is not as grand as its PC sibling, by now you definitely know what to expect from Minecraft.
  10. Jan 22, 2014
    85
    Minecraft is still a major hit on PlayStation 3.
  11. 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.
  12. Jan 7, 2014
    85
    Minecraft comes to PS3 with a renewed and simplified crafting system. It's a great port of an amazing PC game. Perfect for new players.
  13. May 20, 2014
    80
    Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is a joyous adventure, despite being lighter on content than its other iterations.
  14. Feb 18, 2014
    80
    The PlayStation 3 version of Minecraft is as good as earlier releases on other platforms. Everything is included in the package and the game is still a lot of fun to play, in single-player mode or with your friends with splitscreen. A true builder has to pick this game up.
  15. Jan 27, 2014
    80
    So finally we've got Minecraft on PlayStation 3 and it was well worth the wait.
  16. 80
    There will always be players who get upset by the lack of pace, scenery apathy, or lack of clarity of purpose, my advice is to insist, Minecraft does not push you to the roller coaster, it invites you to come and discover, and then conditions you without mercy in a world of infinite possibilities.
  17. Jan 4, 2014
    80
    It's hard to recognize PlayStation 3's Minecraft version as a port, due to its well polished graphic engine, its simple but efficient adaptation to DualShock 3 controls and a well made online mode. With these results in mind, nobody could complain for the delay of the game's release.
  18. Dec 31, 2013
    80
    Always a classic, Minecraft is as fascinating as ever on PS3 although limited in comparison to the PC version.
  19. Dec 26, 2013
    80
    Minecraft's arrival on the PS3 is exactly what you may have expected, as this is still the same addictive, quirky, and humorous title that's been available on the PC for years.
  20. Dec 20, 2013
    80
    Once again, Minecraft offers that unique experience that holds endless hours of fun.
  21. Jan 7, 2014
    75
    This Minecraft Edition is a simplified version, perfect for everyone and for who has never experienced the PC version.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 261 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 54
  2. Negative: 8 out of 54
  1. 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 toIn 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! Full Review »
  2. Dec 21, 2013
    10
    This game is basically minecraft 1.5. It has almost all of the features from the pc version. The controls are unusual but this is minecraftThis game is basically minecraft 1.5. It has almost all of the features from the pc version. The controls are unusual but this is minecraft in all of its pixelated glory. You will be used to the controls in an hour Full Review »
  3. Mar 12, 2014
    10
    Not quite as good as the PC version, but all the important parts are present. And it's still an excellent game that redefines what games *can*Not quite as good as the PC version, but all the important parts are present. And it's still an excellent game that redefines what games *can* be. The people calling it boring are no doubt uncreative hacks who'd rather be spoon fed explosions. Full Review »