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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition - Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • SKU: 8827856
  • Release Date: 06/04/2013
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1244 out of 1292)

    Product Details


    • Developer: 4J Studios
    • Publisher: Microsoft
    • Platform: Xbox 360
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 06/04/2013

    Synopsis


    As a child you played with wooden or plastic blocks to create what you saw in the world around you — a house, a car, a bridge, a cement mixer. In high school, you built lamps, signs and more in shop class. You've also constructed full worlds, filled with realistic people simulating real life. Now, you can go back to your child-like roots and build with blocks again — but this time they're virtual blocks, and you can use them to create vibrant, 3D worlds that are filled with adventure and the magic of imagination.

    Get ready to build whatever pops into your mind when you jump into the 3D, eight-bit worlds of Minecraft. The Tutorial mode makes it simple to master essential skills and learn the basics. So grab your Xbox 360 controller, and start constructing any world that you can think of with the easy-to-use building blocks and the new crafting interface that lets you build the Minecraft world of your imagination in completely new ways. Explore other worlds to go on thrilling adventures, and gain inspiration for your own creations. Battle dangerous monsters that come out at night — including the Ender Dragon for an epic end-game battle — and be sure to make a shelter to protect yourself when the sun goes down. Explore and build with friends in split-screen mode via Xbox LIVE with up to eight players, so you can share the adventure. Are you ready to construct the world of your dreams in nostalgic, eight-bit fashion?

    Features


    Minecraft

    Explore, build and conquer in a world of your imagination from the comfort of your sofa on a new crafting interface that delivers a completely fresh way to build worlds

    Master essential skills and learn the basics faster with the Tutorial mode

    Create worlds limited only by your imagination alone or with friends via split-screen mode or over Xbox LIVE

    Conquer dangerous monsters and create a shelter to protect yourself against the creatures of the night

    Prepare for an all-new end-game battle where you take on the intimidating Ender Dragon

    For 1 to 4 players offline; for 1 to 8 players online



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1292 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's Minecraft Again, but Different Where It Count

      Posted
      xleanxxx
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      Anyone who has played Minecraft on PC knows what to expect from the game on Xbox 360. It's the same game, but there are enough differences to justify owning the console version in addition to the PC version. Firstly, split-screen multiplayer. This is probably the biggest plus for the console edition. You can play with up to four players on your console, and those players can enter your game at any point as you're playing. You just need to be running the console in HD. (I use a generic HDMI cable.) It's great fun with friends! Secondly, this edition cannot generate an "infinite" world. Whether above ground or beneath, you will eventually run into an invisible wall. Some will disagree, but I think of this as a plus. A limited (but still rather large) world means you can fill in your world map and explore in a way that feels more immediately rewarding, and you won't get lost as long as you have your map. Thirdly, the vastly improved crafting system. No longer must you arrange items in specific ways on a grid (often having to look up the various recipes because it's otherwise too cryptic). When you enter the crafting menu it shows you the items you can make and what you need to make them. As long as you have what you need you just select the item you want and it's made! Simple as that. Finally, the game looks and plays wonderfully on the tv and with the Xbox controller. As soon as you start playing it feels like an upgrade to the Minecraft experience, not a console rehash. The only downside is you'll lose a lot of time to the game and wonder where the day went, but anyone familiar with the game already knows that!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Creative Game for the Kids

      Posted
      sbridgeman
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      Ok, first of all I am not a psychologist, teacher, or have any medical training so these are just my basic observations of the game. Not that I love my kids playing video games, but if they're going to play this one seems really great. This may be a bit of a stretch, but bear with my. The thing I like about this game is that it's really basic and based on geometric shapes, well really a cube. After watching my kids play this game it really sparks the mind because of this. The player starts with nothing (if playing survival mode) and they have to harvest basic elements and really evolve their world into something out of nothing. Again this may be cheezy, but the it the game demonstrates how in nature we have to harvest our natural resources and use them to create things in life, whether it's wood, coal or gold. The other thing I like is the creativity that the kids have with the game. While the game is basic, the freedom it gives the kids is great. They're creating these crazy houses and towns after starting from nothing. Pro's - Not gory - not too violent - i do think the game sparks creativity - while the graphics are basic, I actually like that!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great mining game but time consuming

      Posted
      EllieO
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      This game's definitely an acquired taste. If you prefer something short and to the point, skip it. Obviously, any amount of research into this game should address that question. It's like the Simpsons or Farmville. You spend time finding one resource in another to create another resource in order to create another resource, etc... The circular nature of upgrading/improving your character's abilities and creations can lead to a sense that you're going nowhere because it never ends. There is no endpoint or 100% completion in this game, unless of course you're going for acheivements. The relaxing music really immerses you into the game's world, and the old school block graphics are sort of a fun little throwback to simpler times. Basically, if you don't like having something that never ends and takes up a lot of time/get's addictive, skip Minecraft. However, if you're in the mood to mine, create, and/or just have something to do while you listen to podcasts/music, and you enjoy the never ending nature of building/creating, pick up Minecraft. The awards it won speak volumes about how it stands out among other games of similar nature.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      amazing game only limited by your imagination

      Posted
      chris
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      Minecraft - Xbox 360 is an amazing game that will give you 100's hours of entertainment. My daughter was into Minecraft for a while playing it on the PC version before it came out on the Xbox 360. Once it came out on the Xbox 360 we bought it and play every weekend for hours on end. It's a great way to hang out with your kids and create some amazing creations. When I was a kid it was sitting on the floor playing with LEGO's not its Minecraft. It's not just mindless game play, many times my daughter and I drew out on paper what we wanted to make before creating it within the game. The game is only limited by your imgination. The game has had some great upgrade to it, to include allowing to tame ocelots(they tame into cats# and wolves #they tame into a dogs). The game is super fun and Minecraft would be a great Christmas gift for kids and adults alike. I enjoy this game and would definitely recommend it. Thank you for reading my review, if you have any questions feel free to email me, I would be happy to help you with any questions you have.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Video game is great experience

      Posted
      January2014
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      I bought this because my teen started playing on her PC and then the elementary school aged one got involved. To reduce conflict, I purchased the game as a Christmas gift- however they got a peak of the package before it was wrapped and begged to play it on Black Friday. It has brought nothing but fun since and now they both share building the world with greater ease since the younger one can better follow/understand what needs to be selected on the game controller in order to execute certain commands. This has allowed the teen to be more patient and brought about lots of peace in our house. lol

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My 10 year old daughter's favorite video game!

      Posted
      HansieDZ
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      My daughter has been playing Minecraft on the computer for years and with her birthday coming up and this Deal of the Day special...well,it was just perfect! She is very happy with this game and I was very happy to score this for only $14.99! If your child loves Minecraft,this will be a sure-fire smile maker. My daughter's favorite thing about it is that she can play with others on the 360.There are so many things she can build. She's had it for 3 weeks and hasn't even gotten very far into it so there is quite a bit of play-life in this game. Makes a great purchase for that MInecraft fan you know (and love)!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Kids are nuts over this

      Posted
      kbanaa
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      Both our 6 year old and 7 year old LOVE this game. Its one I feel ok about letting them play because the violence is mild (it is a little disturbing when they kill the animals for fun, but no blood, guts or gore at all and they do get useful things for killing animals so its ok) and it teaches them a little but about crafting items, engineering and building buildings, and even gardening and caring for animals. It has made them interested in cooking and different rocks and some of what they have built is really impressive. Overall, a game they love and I feel good about.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great way to escape the world

      Posted
      SithLordD
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      This is a great game. This is not your typical video game. You don't have a mission or goal. You can play survival mode and learn to build your own shelters and hunt for food. This mode is a lot of fun and will easily take away his from your day. The other mode is creator mode. In this mode you can make the world to your liking. This is the ultimate Lego style game we all wished we had when we were kids. It's very easy to sink hours into this game and it's very relaxing on top of that. This game is kid friendly and there is little to not love about this game.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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