Minecraft

Minecraft 1.9

Sandbox game of creativity and survival

Minecraft is a fantastic game that mixes creativity, survival, and exploration. Survive alone in a blocky, pìxelated world where monsters come out at night, create fantastical buildings and structures, or collaborate with other players online. View full description

PROS

  • Immense worlds
  • Complete freedom of movement
  • Very creative

CONS

  • Occasional connection problems
  • Lack of in-game instructions

Is it a difficult game?

Excellent
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Minecraft is a fantastic game that mixes creativity, survival, and exploration. Survive alone in a blocky, pìxelated world where monsters come out at night, create fantastical buildings and structures, or collaborate with other players online.

Let your imagination run wild

Minecraft has evolved a lot over the years, but the essence of the game is this: you are placed in a semi-randomly generated world, which you are able to mine, block by block, for materials. You start with only your hands, which allow you to cut down trees (..it's a game don't worry if it sounds unrealistic!), from which you can obtain wood.

With wood you can create planks and sticks, which allow you to create a workbench, which in turn allows you to craft tools and other objects. From primitive wooden tools, you'll work your way up to smelting metal tools, armor, and weapons that will help you survive and master your world.

In Survival mode, when the sun sets dangerous monsters will spawn. You can fight them, but to begin with your best option is to take shelter until sunlight. In Creative mode, you're free of monsters and other threats like hunger, and can use the game simply to create magnificent structures and buildings. This 'LEGO' like element has helped make Minecraft hugely popular with kids and parents alike, as it's one of the best video games around for sparking and expressing creativity. Even in survival mode, it's perfectly family friendly.

Confused? Get online!

What still makes Minecraft a bit unusual is how little is explained to you. You appear in the world with no instructions of what to do, but luckily the game has evolved alongside an incredibly detailed and rich online wiki, where you can find guides and information about everything in this deceptively deep game. Once you grasp the basics of mining, crafting and survival, it's extremely fun to play. Few games give you such a sense of freedom.

Minecraft has a cute blocky graphical style, which is quite beautiful. Landscapes can be pretty dramatic, and sunsets and sunrises are lovely to watch. This blocky style also makes identifying materials to mine much easier, which is essential as you get further and further into a game. Sound effects are simple but effective, and accompanied by a gentle soundtrack that ebbs and flows over the day and night cycle.

An amazing, must own game for all ages

Minecraft is a wonderfully inventive sandbox game that really deserves the title. Few games allow for such freedom and creativity, while still being great fun to play.

— User reviews — about Minecraft

  • EditerBoy

    by EditerBoy

    "it's a blocky game that you can do everything like: survive and create"

    minecraft is a blocky game and it is....... AWESOME good job. More.

    reviewed on March 31, 2017

  • Juilet1230

    by Juilet1230

    "Download it Now STAT"

    Minecraft is the best game ever everyone needs to downdload it . More.

    reviewed on March 27, 2017

  • Tamara Berkesová

    by Tamara Berkesová

    "IThis game is the best in the world."

    Its a very good game. This game is my favorite.I love this game and I love play this game. More.

    reviewed on February 21, 2017

  • Wanling Tan

    by Wanling Tan

    "this game is nice!!!!!!!"

    it is good can you gave me some mods pls and thx mincraft is the most top game of my life. More.

    reviewed on February 19, 2017

  • sumerdude1

    by sumerdude1

    "read it pls"

    I think minecraft is a amazing game but...the fact we have to pay for it is a bit annoying we should be able to play thi... More.

    reviewed on February 9, 2017

  • Josh Gladden

    by Josh Gladden

    "yes i can"

    its very awesome and cool . More.

    reviewed on December 24, 2016