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  • Summary: The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.

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  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Jan 17, 2012
    100
    Games like Skyrim or GTA love talk about open worlds, but it seems, that so far only Minecraft has truly embraced this principle. (…) This here is your story, that you simultaneously write and experience. All at your own pace.
  2. Nov 21, 2011
    100
    Meanwhile, Minecraft, with all its flaws and quirks, has already joined Super Mario Brothers, Wolfenstein 3D, and Tetris in the pantheon of games that prototyped an entire genre.
  3. Nov 23, 2011
    96
    Minecraft is a masterpiece, a seminal title which will be played and studied for years.
  4. Nov 25, 2011
    91
    Minecraft is a masterpiece. A game that you must try.
  5. Dec 15, 2011
    90
    Now that it's finally "finished," Minecraft stands as a remarkable achievement - not only a well-rounded gaming experience, but a chance for players to experiment, explore freely and reshape their environment to an almost ludicrous level. If you own a computer and haven't given Minecraft a try, you're missing one of the most unique experiences of this generation.
  6. 90
    A sensation, and rightly so. This is a game that makes you both happy and creative.
  7. games(TM)
    Jan 29, 2012
    80
    A must-play title - as much a part of videogaming as it is anything else. [Issue#118, p.102]

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  1. Feb 5, 2018
    10
    Minecraft is a sandbox game made by Sweden’s Mojang AB and 4J studios. Minecraft’s special point is that the game basically has no rules! EachMinecraft is a sandbox game made by Sweden’s Mojang AB and 4J studios. Minecraft’s special point is that the game basically has no rules! Each time you enter into a new world, you are in a different map made by different blocks which can be destroyed and built into whatever you like. This freedom is what makes Minecraft a magical game - it gives you enough space and resource to create a world as you see fit. You can enjoy creating your own crazy ideas, exploring the world and completing your own map.
    Another special point is that the game obeys scientific principles to make the game world seem more real. For example, if you use the lighter on the tree, the tree will be burnt; if you cut a sand block down, other sand blocks over it will fall down. The fact that everything in the world acts as how you would expect it to be gives you a more natural game experience.
    Minecraft is really an awesome game that anyone can enjoy. It is great both as a single player game or as a party game that you can play with your friends. By yourself, you can mold your own special world; with friends, you can fight in a fighting map. No matter the situation, you can get a lot of enjoyment out of the game.
    Minecraft is also a game that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Young kids can practice their ability of innovation through creating different things. Adults can stay out of the stress during the time they are playing this game. People of different ages can find different things to enjoy from the game, and this is what makes Minecraft suitable for both the young and old.
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  2. Apr 6, 2014
    10
    The ones who say the graphics are bad, well, its your own fault for buying it. Always look at reviews and videos first. The game is meant toThe ones who say the graphics are bad, well, its your own fault for buying it. Always look at reviews and videos first. The game is meant to be full of pixels like that, its how Mojang intended it to be.
    Anways, this game is great, hours of play. You can say its a sandbox game, but it is not a sandbox, its a toybox! Lots of fun with it!
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  3. Oct 2, 2010
    10
    The game is truly a wonder of game-design. It features simple, intuitive, and interesting mechanics easily learned on the fly, yet it featuresThe game is truly a wonder of game-design. It features simple, intuitive, and interesting mechanics easily learned on the fly, yet it features an emergent depth of gameplay. The graphics are lo-res, yet charming, and reminiscent of old style 8-bit games, with a 3d touch. For the price, this is one of those games that you will not regret ever getting as before you realize it, you'll have spent hours and hours digging "just one more tunnel. " Expand
  4. Nov 26, 2016
    9
    Building, making survival worlds, achievement hunting, and exploring are the things prior to a Minecraft lover. If you don't like one or allBuilding, making survival worlds, achievement hunting, and exploring are the things prior to a Minecraft lover. If you don't like one or all of these, then you may like multiplayer, hunger game games, and griefing! Expand
  5. Oct 30, 2018
    8
    A game ripped straight out of my childhood, this game does still hold up. The game's creative mode is the one I play mostly when I boot up theA game ripped straight out of my childhood, this game does still hold up. The game's creative mode is the one I play mostly when I boot up the game. It's calming to building something, with the soothing soundtrack that supports it. Survival is also fun to play, but I only do so with friends, as the experience skyrockets during multiplayer. But this game is also a bit too simple, with making a new game being a bit dull and uneventful. It features mods and other changes that make the game incredibly replayable, and there are none of the skin and map pack shenanigans that the console editions possess. This game is a great way to relax, have fun with friends and build something cool. Expand
  6. Aug 16, 2012
    7
    This game was revolutionary when it came out. It was original and yet retro with the basic graphics, however with later updates the game wentThis game was revolutionary when it came out. It was original and yet retro with the basic graphics, however with later updates the game went downhill. Notch had good intentions when he started but he seems to have been corrupted by the money. The single player is fun enough to play but becomes boring somewhat quickly. Multiplayer held out some hope for this game with multiple players and plugins. The $10 beta price was amazing for this game but $30 is too much. However if you are good with computers Minecraft mods really make this game shine. They can range from fixing simple bugs, to adding new ores, mobs, blocks, and player modification. Which goes to show you that the community can make a game so much better for than the company. If you aren't good with a computer then this game is not worth it but with mods this game becomes absolutely amazing Expand
  7. Oct 9, 2019
    0
    госпади!!!! такого говна я давно не видел. не советую играть а я пока что пойду отмывать глаза с мыломгоспади!!!! такого говна я давно не видел. не советую играть а я пока что пойду отмывать глаза с мылом

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