Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

May 9, 2012

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: Mojang
Content Rating: Everyone10+


Imagine it, build it! Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition lets you create worlds from the comfort of your sofa. Play alone or play with your friends. Explore, build and conquer! At night monsters come out, so make sure to build a shelter before that happens. After that, your world is your imagination. Turn your hours into minutes with Minecraft! To experience split-screen functionality a high-definition television is required.

Critic Reviews

15 Reviews
Brad ShoemakerMay 09, 2012
The 360 Edition is a bit steep by Xbox standards at $20, though the PC version now costs a bit more (and some outlets seem to be selling this one for less, anyway). If you're reading this review at all, you probably own at least one platform, ranging from PC to Mac to the iPhone or Android, that Minecraft already runs on, but here and now, the 360 game offers enough value for block-building neophytes to justify its existence in a world where Minecraft has already seemingly been wallpapered everywhere you look for the last couple of years.
Josh WirtanenMay 08, 2012
Now, my first concern when I heard Minecraft was coming to 360 (and that Kinect implementation was to be delayed) was that the controls might be difficult to get used to. However, I was surprised when I first picked up the controller at just how natural everything felt. If you play any type of first-person games, this control setup will be second nature. I came into Minecraft having spent the previous evening playing Skyrim, and the transition to Minecraft was incredibly smooth.
While plenty of concessions were made to bring Minecraft to the Xbox 360, it's good to see that the overall depth and flexibility that made the original so engaging aren't completely sacrificed. However, despite the nice multiplayer options, the improved accessibility, and the refined crafting system, the missing elements are a sizable backslide from the PC version. But is the core foundation still a lot of fun? Absolutely--if you temper your expectations.

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