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  • Summary: Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine and was revealed at E3 that it will be coming to the Xbox One.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 7, 2014
    97
    Reshaping a pristine landscape into new world 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. Sep 9, 2014
    90
    A beautiful edition of a game that's still great. Hi-res, very good multiplayer support, Minecraft for Xbox One is unmissable.
  3. Sep 15, 2014
    90
    Larger map size is the key feature of this greatly appreciated next-gen update of Minecraft.
  4. Oct 28, 2014
    90
    Much like going from a rustic shelter to a statuesque castle, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will only offer more in time, with future updates adding even more hours to a game already brimming with near-endless potential.
  5. 90
    It seems pointless praising a game everyone knows is great, but this version provides a much more stable gaming experience.
  6. Sep 19, 2014
    85
    This creative toolbox didn’t lose any of its magic. Minecraft doesn’t need level-ups, xp, buffs or special abilities to motivate – it captivates with its sheer openness and endless creativity.
  7. Sep 16, 2014
    75
    This new version of Minecraft features a deeper field of view, a really smooth frame rate and a 1080p definition. The game is the same since 2011, and it's fabulous, but it's not for everyone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. Feb 12, 2015
    10
    My kids love this, downloaded and played from day one. The ability to play split side by side is awesome, no fighting for whos turn it is. IMy kids love this, downloaded and played from day one. The ability to play split side by side is awesome, no fighting for whos turn it is. I also purchase a couple packs, a skin pack for my son who wanted to be a squid and the candy texture pack for my daughter who loves pink. This is how games should be, low cost, download, buy extras for $1 or $2. Rather than $90 and $30 DLC items. Im sure if this game was $80 I still would have purchased it, but its worthy of a 10 score for value, playability, replayability and minecraft awesomeness. Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2015
    10
    A more optimized version of the Xbox 360 version. Definitely worth the buy if you want to play Minecraft with your Xbox One friends. 10/10A more optimized version of the Xbox 360 version. Definitely worth the buy if you want to play Minecraft with your Xbox One friends. 10/10 (Masterpiece) Expand
  3. Sep 10, 2014
    10
    My kids love this, downloaded and played from day one. The ability to play split side by side is awesome, no fighting for whos turn it is. IMy kids love this, downloaded and played from day one. The ability to play split side by side is awesome, no fighting for whos turn it is. I also purchase a couple packs, a skin pack for my son who wanted to be a squid and the candy texture pack for my daughter who loves pink. This is how games should be, low cost, download, buy extras for $1 or $2. Rather than $90 and $30 DLC items. Im sure if this game was $80 I still would have purchased it, but its worthy of a 10 score for value, playability, replayability and minecraft awesomeness. Expand
  4. Feb 3, 2015
    9
    Minecraft: Xbox One edition is amazing, both in price and content. The game is very cheap from the Xbox Live Store, and is an extremely quickMinecraft: Xbox One edition is amazing, both in price and content. The game is very cheap from the Xbox Live Store, and is an extremely quick download (less than 2GB), so it is done within a few minutes and ready to play. You can play split screen multiplayer with a sibling or friend on the same console, or go Online on Xbox Live (XBox Live Gold membership required) and join friends on other consoles, anywhere in the world. Joining online servers is amazongly quick and easy, all you need to do is sit on the home screen and as soon as your friend logs in to their game, providing the *ONLINE GAME* box is checked, their game will come up on your Minecraft start screen so you can instantly join and get playing, no messing about with IP addresses and other annoyances like on the PC version. The ability to instantly get a crafting menu up with "X" is an awesome feature, and saves having to look up Crafting Recipes online, like a lot of people have to do on PC version.
    The Survival version is incredibly fun and detailed, and contains lots of new features. The creative mode is very useful if your someone who just likes to jump in and start building.
    A couple Downfalls are;
    - Online multiplayer limited to 8 players per session,
    - Skins all cost money whereas they are free in PC version,

    Overall this game is very good, and well worth your money. However there are some slight things that need improving, however I am sure they will be patched in later updates, as this was always done in PC version.
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  5. Apr 7, 2015
    8
    Tried Minecraft years ago on PC but wasn't my type of game. Bought the X1 edition for when younger extended family members are around ... andTried Minecraft years ago on PC but wasn't my type of game. Bought the X1 edition for when younger extended family members are around ... and found myself enjoying playing through the tutorial. So much so that I'm now moving on to building my own world. And my neice showed me how to make Nether portals!
    I don't think I'll become a Minecraft time-slave as many others have, though I'm thoroughly enjoying myself in the block universe. I'm now bouncing between MC, Neverwinter, and the always-a-hoot Sunset Overdrive awesomepocalypse.
    Bring on the remastered State of Decay, MKX, ESO, Arkham Knight ... and HALO 5!!!
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  6. Sep 9, 2014
    8
    Minecraft is back on the Xbox One in its simplistic form, continues legal and enjoyable to play and now with more customization options,Minecraft is back on the Xbox One in its simplistic form, continues legal and enjoyable to play and now with more customization options, larger maps and graphics have gotten better. Recommend to anyone who likes to play a survival with friends Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2014
    3
    Eh. I kind of feel bad for giving it a score this low, but I really have to. The only reason why it is this low is price vs content. The onlyEh. I kind of feel bad for giving it a score this low, but I really have to. The only reason why it is this low is price vs content. The only reason to buy this version is so you can play split screen with your children. The pc version is 5 ish bucks more expensive and has way more options. More servers, more players, mods. Still Minecraft is a dead game and is even deader on the XBone. Expand

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