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Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Sony
  • SKU: 8528583
  • Release Date: 10/07/2014
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1848 out of 1933)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Mojang
    • Publisher: Sony
    • Platform: PlayStation 4
    • Genre: Real Time Strategy
    • Release Date: 10/07/2014

    Synopsis


    Your daydreams are epic adventures in imagination, filled with strange cities of your own creation and vast worlds begging to be explored and charted. In the real world you have the opportunity to bring many of your ideas to life, but the constraints of reality limit your abilities — there are just some thoughts that are too fantastic to be made real. But what if there was a virtual world that let you build anything you could imagine, visit unfamiliar landscapes and claim them as your own? Such a place awaits you and your friends in the creative world of Minecraft.

    Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition lets you live out your creative dreams by building, exploring and more with even bigger worlds and greater draw distances. Learn the basics in tutorial mode, which gives you the tools you need to start bringing your ideas to life. Once you've mastered the basics, you're free to do whatever you like — the only rules are to have fun and place no limits on your creativity. Craft amazing diamond armor, boats and even towering structures. Build sprawling cities or quaint towns. Visit and conquer unknown worlds that provide excitement around every corner. Expand on your existing creations by importing worlds built with the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita Editions (additional games not included). You can even bring your friends on this journey. Roll up your sleeves and get ready — it's time to unleash your creativity.

    Features


    Step into a world of unlimited possibilities as you create, explore and conquer with expanded worlds and greater draw distances

    Learn the basics step-by-step in tutorial mode

    Create one-of-a-kind items, including diamond armor, amazing boats and massive structures — if you can imagine it, you can build it

    Experience an exciting journey as you explore and conquer imaginative areas

    Expand your empire by importing worlds created via the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions (additional games not included)



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1933 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Everything is awesome! Oops, wrong franchise

      Posted
      Vdub
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The PlayStation 4 version of this game is about what you would expect: Awesome. Are the graphics noticeably better with breathtaking hi-res textures and more complex polygons and animations? Ha! But that's not what Minecraft is about. There's no real story or campaign or objectives in Minecraft. You simply start out, have a variety of tools and environments to explore/destroy/build upon, and do whatever you want from there. Complexity ranges from ultra simple (TNT go boom lolz!#, to as horrendously complex as you want to make it #wiring switches to do all kinds of crazy things, create meta-games, and so forth#. There's the standard mode where you have a life bar, more limited resources #which forces you to craft/farm/mine for resources#, and enemies. Or creative mode which is more suited for purely creating awesome stuff faster and easier. You can fly, move super fast, have unlimited materials, and so forth. Creative mode will prove to be a much easier way to build that replica Death Star you've been wanting for so long. The console versions of Minecraft are always a little bit behind the PC version in terms of updates, but most won't notice or care except the die-hard Minecrafters. I prefer the console version simply because I prefer my couch to my office chair. The PS4 version has many new trophies to work towards compared with previous releases. You may not care about these, but I personally love trying to fully explore the games and unlock all their achievements/trophies, so this adds a *lot* of replay value for me. Some of them will take quite some time to attain as they can't be unlocked in Creative mode. As for digital vs. physical, I generally prefer disc versions of games. Physical games tend to go on better sales and more frequent sales, they help me expand my fairly expansive physical game library, I don't have to worry as much about disk space, I can lend the game to a friend or resell it, and I have the pleasant feeling of actually owning something tangible. But if these perks don't interest you, the convenience of digital is nice to have to #switch games without swapping discs). It might take awhile of tinkering around with the game before you "get it", but once you do, it can be a lot of fun.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great game

      Posted
      silvino33
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      "Minecraft" is the type of game that can be played and enjoyed in a number of different ways, depending on what you're wanting to get out of it. There's local and online co-op, allowing you to adventure and craft with friends. You can start a game in "creative mode," where you have an infinite amount of crafting materials available to you from the start, enabling the more creative-minded to go wild with their imaginations and build whatever they can think of. The way that I approached "Minecraft" was in its "survival mode," playing alone and without having dabbled in "creative mode" first, so I learned as I went, and in this way it almost feels like a survival horror game, or at least a survival game where the horror comes when the sun sets. The world itself is huge (36 times bigger than on PS3), with a day and night cycle, weather (rain, snow), and various types of terrain (desert, jungle). Once you're past the tutorial, which goes over only the basics, jumping into "survival mode" has you waking up in the middle of nowhere and learning to fend for yourself. This involves mining wood and cobblestone to build pickaxes and hatchets, building a workbench to make more complex items like doors, ladders, and windows, building a furnace to smelt ore or cook food, etc. When you first start out, nighttime feels terrifying and each day is like a race against the clock to finish mining what you need before dusk hits and insidious monsters start roaming the lands. Shelter becomes your first priority in order to stay safe. Eventually you'll build weapons and armor and venture further and further out. Spelunking in abandoned mines offers rewards, but there's always the threat of lurking monsters in the shadows and getting lost in the maze of tunnels deep underground. In the way that I played it, like I would a survival horror game, I found it to be completely enthralling and very often thrilling.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Every Gamer Needs Minecraft!

      Posted
      stickler4dakilz
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've played tons of games on several platforms, but I always come back to Minecraft! It's the perfect game for family oriented fun. There are so many ways to have fun playing this game. You can build anything you can imagine in Creative mode - or in Survival mode, given a little more time and patience. With the most recent PS4 updates you can travel to the Nether and mine its rare resources as well as finding the Ender Stronghold in your Survival world, opening the Ender Portal, and traveling to The End to defeat the Ender Dragon and win the game! Even then, the game's not really over. After defeating the Ender Dragon, you can come back into your world and keep exploring and building - even build a house in The End and return to mine its rare resources (like Ender Stone). The texture and skin packs you can get on Minecraft PS4 are great, too. I use the Steampunk and City texture packs all the time. It changes the look of your game and gives you even more ways to be creative with the things you make in your Minecraft world. This is a game that every gamer should have. It may be the best $20 I've spent on gaming in my life! If you don't have Minecraft PS4 you're really missing out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      It's Fun

      Posted
      Macs
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      My kids (and I) really enjoy playing this together. I've played this game on PC since before most people had even heard about it. The game play is very simple, but the simplicity is what makes this game so versatile and engaging. I was very surprised how well it ported over to a controller. Everything feels pretty natural except I keep accidentally throwing my items down...I'll get used to it. My only real complaint, which I consider it a pretty big deal since I play with my 3 boys under the age of 9, is you can't get the coordinates of your locations without first having a map. It takes some time and resources to create a map and when you die, you lose it. So if one of the boys gets lost in the game or can't find where I'm at, I don't have any good way of getting them to me. The PC version does not have this restriction. I really don't know why they introduced it in the console versions. I still highly recommend this game. Let your kids' (and your) imaginations run wild!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Super Fun Game!

      Posted
      BigAl
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I love this game, survival is a blast and when you get sick of that there is creative mode. I use creative to recreate old 8-bits I use to play when I was little and invite friends over to play through them. I also create new games of my own. Also a great distraction for the little ones. They can destroy and build all they want and the monsters are more adorable than scary that you don't have to worry about nightmares. Its a wonderful game, brings back childhood memories of playing with Lego's without the pieces to step on or not having enough of the pieces to build. Plus the new extended render distance allows you to enjoy your creations from further away, and the auto save is constantly saving so no more lost content if your system crashes, but that's the best part, it doesn't crash like the older console versions did seemingly every time you found diamond. I could go on forever about this game, even though it is so simple, but extremely fun. Great fun for everyone!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very Interesting, huge game, lots to do.

      Posted
      SweatySasquatch
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I always avoided this game because I thought it didn't apply to my tastes, and that the art design was kind of... well blocky, but it suits the game quite well. The only bad things I can say about the game is that the text in the tutorial goes by way too fast, and are hard to read, and another is the pacing in the game. What I mean, I guess, is that I may be too use to games with goals or objectives, but with this game, you make your own rules. I would definitely recommend this game to all ages, even if you think you may not enjoy it, just give it a try. With how cheap the game is, and if you have Best Buy's Gamers Club Unlocked, you also save 20% on a new copy with that program. The game is cheap enough to take a chance with it. I did and love the game.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Minecraft FTW

      Posted
      Mandymac
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Our daughter has grown up playing the PC version of Minecraft with her daddy and this was the next logical leap after we bought a PS4 at Christmastime. I like that on the console she has a relatively easier time controlling her person and she has caught on fairly quickly with how to navigate menus (as did I when I had to help her). The fact that it has multiple modes so that I can set her up to play on her own (Peaceful and Creative) or she can play with friends at the house or with my husband or myself. I can definitely see how she would eventually play online once she gets old enough, but for now she only gets to play offline and that suits her just fine. This was money well spent.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My kid stole my PS4..

      Posted
      AlmirSmailbegovic
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have heard good things about Minecraft. It's really a good game for my 5 year old son. It's so good and interactive that I have now lost all know control of my PlayStation. He carries the game in the case around with him like it's his own kid. Oh yeah, takes it in the bathroom too. Gotta go? Best believe minecraft is in there staring at you. I do like the game. I have no clue how he does half the things in the game, but more power to you buddy. Thanks Minecraft... Can you send me a new PS4? Mines been taken over by an addicted 5 year old boy. Signed, PlayStationless Dad.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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