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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful:

Not perfect, But one of the best games I have ever played.

10/10
Author: alreadyinthechopper from United Kingdom
23 August 2011

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The game start you out on a beach, in a near infinite random world, with nothing but your bare hands. From here on, it's your adventure. Do you chop down some trees, make some wooden tools and fortify yourself in a makeshift cave to protect yourself from the monsters that come out after dark? Or do you spend your precious daytime making weapons and armour, to fight the zombies, skeletal archers, spiders and the infamous creeper?

The two main things in minecraft are - you guessed it - Mining and crafting. It has a very staggered (and logical) method to keep you constantly upgrading your gear without feeling grindy. The deeper you dig, the stronger the materials you will find. Starting with wood on the surface, then stone, the iron and finally the elusive diamonds.

These aren't the only materials however. Virtually everything is accounted for, down to an electrical current that can be used to create elaborate traps and mechanisms (and even a working CPU inside the game itself).

Sure the combat leaves something to be desired, and even on hard difficulty you can build impenetrable fortresses, but minecraft is whatever you make it.

The creative will and have revelled in what minecraft offers, whereas those who prefer A to B linear games struggle to stay interested as minecraft forces you to make and set your own goals for the day.

The multi-player aspect of minecraft has its bugs and faults, but for the most part, it is just as much fun as the single player experience but with the added bonus of a friend (or as many as your server will hold) to help you along or hinder you.

Even if, by some miracle, minecraft doesn't have what you want in it, look to the modding community. Everything from new enemies, working villages (with NPCs and a trading system) airships, and an infinite number of things can be added (for free as well).

Final thoughts: Not for everyone, but if you like it, you will never forget it. Graphics: 9/10 (Blocks become astoundingly beautiful) Gameplay 10/10 Sound 9/10 Fun: 10/10 Replayability 10/10

Overall 9.5/10

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Really fun game for anyone!

9/10
Author: Henry Aldridge
27 January 2013

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Minecraft is an amazing game designed for everyone! The plot of the game is to build, explore and survive. You mine blocks to get materials, craft materials to make items and then use items to survive and build! The game includes an enormous variety of game biomes, like Jungles and Deserts and s large variety of mobs (NPCs) like a Cow and a Villager. But beware, at night, monsters spawn in caves, scattered everywhere, and, if your not safely in your shelter/house, you are in for a bad night as they will come to get you!

A fairly easy, really fun, pix-elated game. And if you need any help just use the Minecraft Wiki!

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

The most amazing sandbox game ever has arrived

10/10
Author: DudeCraft 001 from United Kingdom
18 February 2014

Wow, where to begin. Minecraft is possibly one of the best video games I have ever played, it challenges you to build, craft and fight after you become stranded on an almost infinite terrain named by you. Using whatever you can find (trees, stone, dirt) you have to build a shelter to defend yourself against the dangers of the night (like skeletons, zombies, spiders and Creepers). Of course, if you're a first time player, your first house will probably be a little hut made of dirt, for some players, who devote their lives to this game, it will be a massive sprawling mansion with a swimming pool and an en-suite bathroom. Anyone can make that, because when morning arises, you have about 7 minutes(real time) to gather supplies or add to your house. The crafting interface is that of genius, using a 4 by 4 table, you arrange items to craft swords, axes or different blocks. The game is simply amazing, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves sandbox games, be because if you are one of those people, this will be the best video game you ever play. 10/10

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

The greatest video game ever made?

10/10
Author: Optimus_Prime_is_OP from United Kingdom
17 November 2013

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Minecraft is an indie game that was created in 2009 by Swedish game programmer Markus Persson, who minecraft players simply refer to as 'Notch'. His vision was to create a game that gives the player free range. No rules, no goals, just to let the player do whatever they wanted. What he has created is a game that has changed hundreds of people lives forever.

1. Gameplay. This is the most important part of any game. Without good gameplay, the player will just give up playing. Minecraft has some of the best gameplay i have ever seen. Virtually everything in the world is destroyable with the correct tools. The idea of Minecraft is to survive. This means building a shelter and killing animals for food, and avoiding creatures such as creepers and Zombies that actively want to kill you.

2. Controls. The controls of minecraft are tight and responsive. You use the A,S,D,W to move your player around, the mouse to move your camera around, while using the left mouse button to mine, destroy blocks, punch and use tools and weapons, while the right mouse button (ctrl and left click if on a mac) allows you to place blocks down and use the bow. What's brilliant about this, is that you can change the buttons for various actions in the options.

3. Graphics. This is what makes Minecraft so much different from other games. The graphics are entirely made up of blocks. No circles here. The minecraft website allows the player to change the way that their character looks on screen. You can also change the way the game look by using texture packs or resource packs. The game looks very unique and full of character.

4. Life span. Minecraft is known for being extremely addictive. An average Minecraft play for me personally is 3 to 4 hours a day. Other people may feel different, and feel they get bored because of the lack of goals. It's all to do with how you like to play your games.

5. Legacy. Minecraft has won hundreds of rewards, along with game of the year for 3 years. Minecraft is very popular among YouTubers, for it's easy to mod and record. People have even started to make money from Minecraft YouTube videos.

Overall, minecraft is a very good game. It is also a competitor for greatest game ever.

Final score: 10/10

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Fun.... but Creepy!!

10/10
Author: joerct-d-phillips from Waynesville, North Carolina
17 October 2013

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I'm addicted to this game!!! The part about modifying the game may be fun for people 13 and older, but I do NOT recommend modding minecraft if you are under 12. Also, when getting this for your child, think about restricting how much your child plays. The only thing that I think might be intense is that the only way to beat the game is to kill the Ender Dragon. Watch out for what skins your child gets, what they get to mod minecraft, the texture packs they use, and the multiplayer servers they go on. And if your child plays minecraft that is under 3, keep them on peaceful or creative at ALL times. This game can be a source of NIGHTMARES!!! Don't let kids go onto YouTube as some mods contain tons of violence, language, and blood and gore.

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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

A silly rip-off game

1/10
Author: Terry Alan
6 October 2014

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This game may seem cool, but within a couple of hours i had done almost everything there is to do. I became very bored very quickly.

This game has multi-player, yet the security is terrible and anyone can hack it easily, ruining the experience for legit players.

overall, this game is very, very, very, very bad

:P

another bad thing is the fact that the graphics suck they are very bad and look terrible they also need a more dedicated update deadline as they always put out updates that do not do anything

D:

*face palm*

BTW it is too expensive

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