Minecraft

Minecraft for Windows

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.

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PROS

  • Immense worlds
  • Complete freedom of movement
  • Very creative

CONS

  • Occasional connection problems
  • Lack of in-game instructions

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.

Compatible with the following devices and technologies: Oculus Rift

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Minecraft 1.13.2

User reviews about Minecraft

  • Hugh Arnold

    by Hugh Arnold

    I love the game vary much can you give me a free gun mod. From Liam ,

  • Wyatt Elmer

    by Wyatt Elmer

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  • Isabella Hilleshiem

    by Isabella Hilleshiem

    Its awesome you can put all of your idea's in MINECRAFT!! I've played it with multi player, you can have 4 players and have teams of 2 More

  • Ryan Mecham

    by Ryan Mecham

    I love this game it is so awsome. i love playing it.the blocks are so cool

  • Illidan Martin

    by Illidan Martin

    i recommend it because i think it brings people together and minecraft lets you build anything you want and you can play it anywhere.

  • Jehoshoy Wushu

    by Jehoshoy Wushu

    minecraft is my one of the favourite game and i thing it is the best game in the world because every country people play's minecraft

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