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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: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Dec 13, 2014
    10
    Fun, deep, varied gameplay. Minecraft is one of those games that can be played so many different ways, next gen just makes it a little deeperFun, deep, varied gameplay. Minecraft is one of those games that can be played so many different ways, next gen just makes it a little deeper and look prettier. For the price it is any easy buy. Don't expect a whole new game just expect the same great game with a graphical bump if you owned it on 360 and loved it, it is a no brainier. Come on what are you going to do, not play Minecraft. 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. Jan 28, 2015
    9
    I have to say while I originally had no interest in this game I got sucked in by an 8 year old! After that I could not put it down! It is aI have to say while I originally had no interest in this game I got sucked in by an 8 year old! After that I could not put it down! It is a complete waist of time and pointless but none the less its great!!!
    For the price paid you really cant go wrong and should you have an 8 year-old to play with, so much the better!!!
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  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,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 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 whoIf 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
  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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