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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: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  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 17, 2014
    90
    Still, there is a lot of things to see and do, and if you are one of the five people that have yet to experience this game, there has never been a better time than now.
  3. 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.
  4. Oct 6, 2014
    90
    Minecraft isn’t for everybody (fortunately, there’s a free demo that you can try), but for those who will hear its call, it’s easily one of the best games available on Xbox One.
  5. Sep 10, 2014
    85
    We wanted more ambition, but the game is still great, and this is the best way to play it on consoles.
  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: 14 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. 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. 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. Sep 5, 2014
    10
    Larger map size and enhanced graphics seem to be the only incentive for making the jump from 360 to One. Supposedly, more will come to the next gen titles, like the addition of servers, so perhaps it's a fee worth paying. Furthermore, for those who do not own a console iteration, definitely go with either the Xbox One or PS4 edition. It's a leg up from last gen's underwhelming console ports. Expand
  3. Sep 6, 2014
    10
    One of the best games ever made, which is why so many people are playing it. Massive maps and eight player online have made it to the consoles. That joined in with the smart and easy to use crafting system the X1 and PS4 versions now have a leg up on the pc version of the game. The multiplayer is simple to get into and adds so much joy to a already great game. Do what you want and be a king in your own world, build shape, and destroy at your will this is what makes minecraft one of the best games of all time. Expand
  4. Sep 26, 2014
    8
    If you liked it on 360 you will love it even more on xbox one. Bigger worlds, better graphics, and more fun. It's a must have for those who love to build (and destroy). Expand
  5. 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, larger maps and graphics have gotten better. Recommend to anyone who likes to play a survival with friends Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2014
    7
    Minecraft Xbox One edition isn't a bad game, but for it to be a upgrade is stupid, there is very little differences here, part from larger map sizes, and for waiting over 1 year for this is more ridiculous, it is worth waiting till the updates start rushing in 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 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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