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Generally favorable reviews- based on 6763 Ratings

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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
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  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. Aug 7, 2020
    10
    The game that defined a generation. I grew up with this game and still play it to this day as it truly never gets old. There are aboutThe game that defined a generation. I grew up with this game and still play it to this day as it truly never gets old. There are about millions of things you can possibly do in this in this game and it only grows even more when you play with friends or play with mods. There is both an adventure and creativity to be had in this game as you can build your dream city as well as fighting monsters and a dragon. This game will entertain for ends of end and will always give you something to feel accomplished about whether it's defeating the Ender Dragon, finding rare diamonds, or finally completing the master city you built for hours on end. This game has something for everyone and that's why its the game of this generation. People have made careers, passions, and dreams from this game because its everything a game should be and more. The PC version is by far the best version of this game as it is where it all began and it also has the most from it including abilities to play with mods and its multiplayer (this is on consoles however much different from what it is here ). Multiplayer is especially something that has made the game its best. You could Hunger Games as you fight to the end just like in the movie or you can compete with friends in a faction server. With the multiplayer of this game, it certainly makes it better and more fun to play with friends. Along with that, it helps enhance the possibilities and things to do within the game. Overall, this game needs no words to describe it. It is an easy 10/10 and will live on for as long as time. Expand
  2. Jan 12, 2013
    10
    Minecraft is a fun indie sandbox game that started out as a no-physic limited map generation game and video quality and throughout it'sMinecraft is a fun indie sandbox game that started out as a no-physic limited map generation game and video quality and throughout it's history this game has become increasingly better. Fun for all ages, this game is both a realistic and creativity-challenging game with good fictional content and also good graphics. I enjoy this game and have finished it too. Expand
  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. May 25, 2013
    9
    Minecraft has a very large community, and the creation limits are very vast and presents a good outlet for creativity. With heavy fantasyMinecraft has a very large community, and the creation limits are very vast and presents a good outlet for creativity. With heavy fantasy elements and, despite the blocky nature, an extremely immersive game that does stand out in the crowd. Music is light and chip-tune, but once you've been listening to the same music for hours it starts to not only put you to sleep, but gets annoying. Music discs offer good alternatives and all of the songs appealed to me. But you can mute the music, problem solved. Combat, although just a small part of the game, is just click the right mouse button until the thing dies. However combat isn't a focus, whereas exploration, creation, and imagination are rewarded and focused on. Solo, Minecraft gets stale after a considerably long while, but with friends your enjoyment extends nearly limitless. Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2011
    8
    Minecraft has been an insanely popular first person sandbox ever since it gained mainstream popularity, during it's Alpha and Beta releases.Minecraft has been an insanely popular first person sandbox ever since it gained mainstream popularity, during it's Alpha and Beta releases. Now with the final version out, a review can be done.
    The graphical style of Minecraft is pretty inspired by retro games, what with it's emphasis on blocks. It won't require the holiest of graphics cards, but that doesn't mean the game looks bad. In fact, the game can prove that good graphics aren't needed to make a beautiful looking game. You start off each world with three modes; Survival, Creative and Hardcore. Survival tasks you with surviving the world of Minecraft and progressing through a very light 'campaign'. It is more survival like than it's biggest rival Terraria, but don't expect to go all Bear Grylls. Hardcore Mode, however, tasks you with surviving even more than Survival; you get one life (meaning once you die, the world gets deleted, almost similar to Terraria) and you are stuck on the hardest difficulty.
    Creative is where Minecraft can show it's true colours. Creative Mode gives you all the items available in the game (with an infinite supply), unlimited health and the ability to fly and destroy blocks with one hit. Minecraft has shown that the possibilities of what you can do are almost endless. You can make anything from a 1:1 scale, fully functional space-ship, to pixel art of Rainbow Dash. There is also a very heavy modding scene in the game, with custom maps, texture packs and even mods that add more features to the game. However, the game isn't without it's faults. Unless you give yourself a goal, the game could turn out getting stale after a while. There's only so many times one can venture into a dungeon and have an epic battle with spiders. Also, the game still feels like a beta. A late beta, but a beta nonetheless. Multiplayer isn't polished yet and don't expect the single player experience to be flawless. Despite this, Minecraft is worth your time, if you have any. At almost £17, it can seem a bit steep for what you get initially, but this game can offer much more content than even a £40/£50 game.
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  6. Jun 23, 2017
    7
    Minecraft is a game that the majority of modern gamers have likely experienced at least a little of. It was and still is one of the mostMinecraft is a game that the majority of modern gamers have likely experienced at least a little of. It was and still is one of the most popular PC games of this decade. Creative mode is where you are invincible, and are free to create anything you desire, along with your unlimited resources. However survival mode is the mode that most players will either love or hate. To be fair, Minecraft's unique game design does have a certain charm to it. It's simplistic designs and controls allow for gamers of all levels to be able to approach it easily. Despite, this, Minecraft does feel bare at times, and for an open-world survival game, many of the game elements such as combat and enemies do get tiring fast. Minecraft is an entertaining game, easy to jump into at any time, but the experience that it offers isn't quite as revolutionary that many make it out to be. Expand
  7. Dec 14, 2020
    0
    nunca vai dar pra parar de jogar mine, pois sempre tem mods novos e atualizações, os bugs nesse jogo da até pra usar ao nosso favor e tem unsnunca vai dar pra parar de jogar mine, pois sempre tem mods novos e atualizações, os bugs nesse jogo da até pra usar ao nosso favor e tem uns que deixam tristeza quando são removidos
    minecraft é um jogo que nunca terá outro igual, se um dia esse jogo tiver sua ultima atualização a internet inteira vai parar no minimo
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