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  • Summary: Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine and was revealed at E3 that it will be coming to the Xbox One.
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  • Developer: 4J Studios, Mojang AB
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Adventure, 3D, Sandbox, First-Person, Fantasy, Fantasy
  • # of players: Up to 8
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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. 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.
  3. Sep 15, 2014
    90
    Larger map size is the key feature of this greatly appreciated next-gen update of Minecraft.
  4. 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.
  5. 90
    It seems pointless praising a game everyone knows is great, but this version provides a much more stable gaming experience.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 63
  2. Negative: 9 out of 63
  1. Oct 3, 2015
    10
    Ignore the low average user score for this game - the reviewers are either just posting low reviews because it is the "Xbone", or they areIgnore the low average user score for this game - the reviewers are either just posting low reviews because it is the "Xbone", or they are comparing the game to the PC version which isn't really fair.

    On its own merits, Minecraft is an amazing game, and the implementation on Xbox One is of high quality. Controls are easy to learn and the very nature of the game means there are a million things to do and a million ways to play. My multiplayer experience is limited to 2-person co-op, but it works mostly flawlessly. A few dropped connections occasionally, but that's probably as much to do with Xbox Live as it is with Minecraft itself.

    If you enjoyed Minecraft on the PC, you will enjoy it on the Xbox One (though it is about two point releases behind right now). If you have never played Minecraft, I can't recommend it enough. It takes a simple concept and turns it into almost limitless opportunity for play.
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  2. Jan 30, 2015
    10
    A more optimized version of the Xbox 360 version. Definitely worth the buy if you want to play Minecraft with your Xbox One friends. 10/10A more optimized version of the Xbox 360 version. Definitely worth the buy if you want to play Minecraft with your Xbox One friends. 10/10 (Masterpiece) Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. May 2, 2015
    9
    Minecraft on consoles takes a huge step forward. The ability to transfer your worlds and purchases from the 360 version make it so there'sMinecraft on consoles takes a huge step forward. The ability to transfer your worlds and purchases from the 360 version make it so there's really no excuse to make this upgrade. It's obviously still not up to the scope of the PC version, but consoles have never been closer. With the promise of more to come in future updates it might not be long until it's there. Even without all of the PC benefits Minecraft on consoles is still a highly addictive experience.

    There are no goals in the game other than the ones you make for yourself. It's a game that requires player driven exploration, creation, and destruction. The results are liberating. Finding new things to craft and shaping the world to look however you want it to is a blast. Animals and dangerous monsters who only appear at night give the world some extra life. You can get pets or fight until dawn against enemies like the explosive creeper that can destroy what you've built. Or you can focus on raising animals for food and sleep the night away so that you don't have to deal with monster.

    The building mechanics are simple to use and give you an almost endless amount of freedom. Having friends along for the ride only serves to make the game more fun and increase your productivity. The larger world size compared to previous console versions means that there is even more potential and freedom to do whatever you want. The gameplay experience is truly endless.

    If you have never experienced Minecraft then there is no better way to do it on consoles. While the PC version is still the way you will want to go for the biggest and more content rich version, with future updates on the horizon it's not hard to see how the game might one day match the PC version. As of right now though it is still an excellent way to play an excellent game. It's a non-stop source of player driven and created fun. One that I highly recommend experiencing.

    I give "Minecraft: Xbox One Edition" a 9.1/10.
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  5. Feb 16, 2015
    8
    Even though the hype of minecraft has worn off for me, it was still nice to see a next-gen remake with a noticeably higher frame rate andEven though the hype of minecraft has worn off for me, it was still nice to see a next-gen remake with a noticeably higher frame rate and graphical improvements. Also the render distance was improved, which is always a nice thing too see. Expand
  6. 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 Expand
  7. Feb 13, 2019
    0
    This Game is Cancer to the World like Fortnite.
    I really hate the Minecraft Community...
    This Game looks like Crap,
    The Gameplay is a bad Joke...

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