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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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  • Developer: 4J Studios, Mojang AB
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Adventure, 3D, Sandbox, First-Person, Fantasy, Fantasy
  • # of players: Up to 4
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 26, 2014
    96
    While it has some smaller performance issues, the fantastic open-ended main appeal and gameplay of this modern classic really make up it. Minecraft is a legendary game that is best played on Playstation Vita.
  2. Oct 21, 2014
    90
    Minecraft is a huge, absorbing game that thrives on imagination and creativity. It's now on handheld with very few compromises.
  3. 90
    Minecraft: Vita Edition is yet another fantastic port of Minecraft, and yet another top-notch game you can add to the Vita’s library.
  4. User friendly interface and very helpful tutorial... But, Minecraft PS Vita is an exact copy of PS4 edition. We expected more from PS Vita version of the game.
  5. Oct 24, 2014
    80
    An uncompromising edition of a modern classic, this is an essential addition to your handheld library.
  6. Oct 20, 2014
    80
    A few technical limitations show that Vita may still not be the ideal platform to play on - but for now it is by far the best handheld option available.
  7. 60
    The PS Vita Edition of Minecraft plays well on limited hardware and includes touchscreen support, but one glaring issue keeps it from being a must-buy on Sony’s handheld.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jan 18, 2015
    10
    Let's put it this way, did you play Minecraft on either PC,PS3,PS4,Xbox 360, Xbox One or any phone and tablet? of course you did, but this isLet's put it this way, did you play Minecraft on either PC,PS3,PS4,Xbox 360, Xbox One or any phone and tablet? of course you did, but this is the best portable version and is definitely worth the purchase. Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2014
    10
    This to me is the best version of minecraft. There's more content in the original on PC, but I think the setup and controls on the vita areThis to me is the best version of minecraft. There's more content in the original on PC, but I think the setup and controls on the vita are much better. The downside is the add ons (dlc) take an incredibly long time to get on the vita. And a lot of the ps3 additional content is NOT available on vita. But is absolutely worth the money, tons of fun, and will take a lot of your time before you realize it! Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2014
    10
    I would buy a vita if the only game available for it was Minecraft. It is just such an amazing, deep (mining pun), and fun game. If you haveI would buy a vita if the only game available for it was Minecraft. It is just such an amazing, deep (mining pun), and fun game. If you have played it on last Gen it is the same game you can pop to same save back and forth between ps3 and Vita. You will notice a graphical difference between vita and next gen, but Minecraft isn't about the graphics anyway. If you've only ever play it via pocket edition it is exponentially better. Come on folks get it, just go get it. Expand
  4. May 2, 2015
    9
    While it has some smaller performance issues, the fantastic open-ended main appeal and gameplay of this modern classic really make up it.While it has some smaller performance issues, the fantastic open-ended main appeal and gameplay of this modern classic really make up it. Minecraft is a legendary game that is best played on Playstation Vita. Expand
  5. Jun 7, 2016
    9
    It's been a number of years since there was a portable game this huge in scale where you can build a kingdom for yourself then take it onlineIt's been a number of years since there was a portable game this huge in scale where you can build a kingdom for yourself then take it online all on a great little handheld package, going from console to Vita will take no time at all getting used to the altered controls, since the latest patch there was a tiny bit of input lag I noticed in combat during busy scenes but... it's minor for how great a port this is of such a huge project onto the small screen. Expand
  6. Dec 25, 2014
    8
    Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition is the definitive version for this game. It is possibly the best way to experience Minecraft on the go.Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition is the definitive version for this game. It is possibly the best way to experience Minecraft on the go. The reason I state this is because, personally, I absolutely despise touchscreen controls on tablets and smartphones. The portability to play Minecraft is constantly ruined by dirty touchscreens and high friction between the screen and the fingers. However, the Playstation Vita, where it has touchscreens and buttons, offers that portability, and it's done in a magnificent way.

    I won't go into much detail about Minecraft since the Vita version is basically the same as all the other versions. I will, however, mention the certain technical issues that exist within the PS Vita edition. First of all, the frame-rate will drop when the game is loading the map while you're playing as well as certain graphical issues that can interfere with the loading. Also, when you buy a texture pack, there will be times where you select the purchased texture pack for your world, and the game crashes. Other than those details, I think this is the best way to experience Minecraft on the go.

    The controls work as well as they should be, the graphics are as sharp and crisp as the console and PC versions, and the game runs as well as your PC would. Overall, I highly recommend this game for the Playstation Vita.
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  7. Dec 7, 2014
    7
    there isnt much too tell if you've already played(or know) about the original minecraft
    it's fun, challenging, additive...
    the only
    there isnt much too tell if you've already played(or know) about the original minecraft
    it's fun, challenging, additive...

    the only downside is that there is a map size limit which takes out some aspect's of exploring
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