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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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Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition – Gamescom 2017 Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. May 30, 2017
    100
    On a console seemingly packed with intense, time-consuming games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Shovel Knight, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition feels like a breath of fresh air. With its endless possibilities and freeform gameplay structure, it can be as casual or intense as you want it to be. Coupled with the ability to undock and take it on the go without having to submit to finicky touch-screen controls, this might just be the best version of Minecraft on the market, and it is undoubtedly one of the best games currently available on the Switch.
  2. May 22, 2017
    90
    Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is arguably one of the, if not the best way to enjoy the game. The only thing missing is some online features that would make the game all the better with some friends online.
  3. May 29, 2017
    90
    Minecraft is truly a success on the Nintendo Switch that boasts accessible controls and a glorious interactive environment that will keep players attention for hours upon hours.
  4. May 18, 2017
    85
    Ultimately, the Switch Edition provides players with the most complete and best portable version of this addictive and popular game. The new content alone isn’t worth the asking price, but if you want to get your ‘craft on while on the move, consider the Switch Edition.
  5. NF Magazine
    Jun 23, 2017
    80
    It's still Minecraft, and after all these years it's held up, especially when you can pop your Switch out of the dock and bring it wherever you want. [Issue #28 – July/August 2017, p. 17]
  6. May 28, 2017
    80
    Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition borrows the best of the handheld versions and the possibilities of its console siblings, making it a superb version a game that almost everyone can enjoy even if you have player dozens of hours in the past. Touch screen controls and the fact of being able to play wherever you are makes the difference here.
  7. May 14, 2017
    70
    Minecraft Switch Edition is a strange animal, largely focused around a competent, if simplistic survival game and supplemented with worldbuilding that you can share with maybe one friend who also owns this edition of the game. Stripped of the game’s best aspects and with a limited amount of skin packs, much of Minecraft’s appeal is lost. Split-screen co-op and portability options do what they can to entice an audience, and may attract some eager to expand their Nintendo Switch library.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. May 28, 2018
    10
    The Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft is the best version of this game there is. It's Survival mode is intense, the Creative mode allowsThe Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft is the best version of this game there is. It's Survival mode is intense, the Creative mode allows you to use any resource to build anything you want, the Mini-Games are a nice little treat and the 4 player multiplayer support is awesome to have so people don't have to lug around their Switches. This game is a steal at 30 dollars, but my only complaint is that they should bump the max player level from 8 to 10. Anyways, if you haven't got this yet, you are missing out. Expand
  2. May 22, 2017
    10
    This game is amazing!
    The idea for an HD portable Minecraft is great!
    Maybe it might not be compared to its other counterparts, but hey, the
    This game is amazing!
    The idea for an HD portable Minecraft is great!
    Maybe it might not be compared to its other counterparts, but hey, the game on the Switch is awesome and you should try it out!!
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  3. May 27, 2017
    10
    A great port, I really enjoy having Minecraft on the go.
    It's a bit of a shame that Nintendo does not officially offer Trophys /
    A great port, I really enjoy having Minecraft on the go.
    It's a bit of a shame that Nintendo does not officially offer Trophys / Achievements, but the game solves it well.

    Technically all is fine. World size is more than enough for exploring, the limited drawing distance for mobile is acceptable, as the game runs smoothly with 60 frames per second all the time.

    Local multiplayer is a great addition, but of course that only makes sense on a TV, the Switch display is a bit small for it.

    If you don't have Minecraft yet or want a version for on the go: do grab it, it's a great port and deserves love.
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  4. Feb 4, 2018
    9
    It's Minecraft. On the Switch. If you like Minecraft, you'll like this. I used to play the pocket edition, but every time my phone gotIt's Minecraft. On the Switch. If you like Minecraft, you'll like this. I used to play the pocket edition, but every time my phone got reset, I lost all my work. Now I have the switch version, no need to worry any more. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2017
    8
    This game is great. We all know that. Whats remarkable is that they managed to make a decent switch version of it. Its not the best port butThis game is great. We all know that. Whats remarkable is that they managed to make a decent switch version of it. Its not the best port but in the end i am happy that this is available for all switch players. Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2019
    8
    Minecraft on Switch is Minecraft on Switch. It's a great game for Switch at a low price so I definitely recommend this game!
  7. Nov 20, 2017
    0
    Minecraft for the switch is awful. I hate it so much. If i want to play minecraft i will play in on my PC. My children feels the same! 0/10 soMinecraft for the switch is awful. I hate it so much. If i want to play minecraft i will play in on my PC. My children feels the same! 0/10 so bad!!!!! I dont like it. Expand

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