Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  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. 90
    It seems pointless praising a game everyone knows is great, but this version provides a much more stable gaming experience.
  3. 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.
  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 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.
  6. Sep 16, 2014
    90
    Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is the best console edition of the popular Microsoft-owned digital title. PC is still ahead thanks to the support of an ever-growing community and its amazing mods but, considering the previous console experiences with smaller worlds and less performing graphics, Xbox One is the greatest choice you could make to kick-off your adventure in Minecraft.
  7. Sep 16, 2014
    90
    It doesn't matter if you're a Minecraft-veteran or a total noob: the Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is just as addicting as all of it's predecessors. A larger world and higher resolution only adds to the experience, making this the best console version out there.
  8. Sep 15, 2014
    90
    Larger map size is the key feature of this greatly appreciated next-gen update of Minecraft.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Oct 14, 2014
    80
    You know the game, and the good thing is that on Xbox One it works well, thanks to a good optimization.
  13. 80
    Survival games have never really been my cup of tea. However, Minecraft somehow transcends its peers, providing a creative outlet that goes well beyond its simple yet charming visuals with surprisingly deep mechanics when constructing things.
  14. 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.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 259 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 48
  2. Negative: 4 out of 48
  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. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 theOne 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 mapMinecraft 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 Full Review »