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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1811 out of 1876)

    Product Details


    • Developer: 4J Studios
    • Publisher: Microsoft
    • Platform: Xbox One
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 11/18/2014

    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 childlike 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. Brought to life on your Xbox One, Minecraft lets you flex and hone your creative might as you construct literally any and everything you can think of. Grab your controller and start stacking virtual blocks to build the open-world of your dreams. Just make sure to make a shelter before nightfall, as that's when the monsters emerge. Are you ready to construct the world of your dreams in nostalgic, eight-bit fashion?

    Features


    Minecraft

    Flex your creative muscles and start to build and explore an exciting new world in

    Enjoy the same fun-filled, imaginative gameplay — now on your Xbox One

    Go where you want and construct what you want in this open-world environment, where the only limit is your own imagination

    Make sure to build shelter before the sun goes down to protect yourself from monsters



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1876 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Do not buy from Best Buy digital services!

      Posted
      Phatjmo
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This review isn't for the game itself, which is awesome and I own it on several platforms. I purchased an Xbox One JUST TO PLAY MINECRAFT and while at my local Best Buy decided to pick up Minecraft while I was there so I could just plug everything in and start playing. Whoops! The little piece of cardboard you pick up in the Xbox section says that the code will be printed on your receipt: WRONG! The receipt says instead that you will be emailed the code and shows your email address. Okay, fine, I can dig it. Well, 2 hours later, my Xbox One is setup and I don't have an email from Best Buy. I rarely have a Saturday evening available to play and my limited leisure time was rapidly fading away as I waited on the incompetence of Best Buy. I called the number on the receipt, and, after doing battle with the worst voice recognition IVR I have ever encountered (I write those things for a living!) I had to pass through the Geek Squad to get to the digital content division (inconveniently located in the Philippines). I was told that a request was made to send the code and we verified my email. I was given ticket number and told that the code would be sent ASAP and up to 4 hours. Well, come Sunday morning: no email. (Yes, I checked my spam box, not an idiot). I called back again and did the annoying "lousy IVR to Geek Squad to the Philippines" dance again. This time, while still barely able to understand the poor woman on the other line, I did finally come to understand that what they were trying to say was that the code would take 24 to 48 hours to arrive. Unfortunately, since I made the mistake of buying in the store (Best Buy isn't making the case for brick-and-mortar), I couldn't get a refund over the phone. So, watching my weekend fading fast. I went on Amazon, bought the code, and had it right in front of me in 30 seconds. Best Buy needs to get it's digital act together, but if the stores around town are any indication, it seems Best Buy is in the death throes of a failed electronics store. It took me 25 minutes to even find the game systems due to lousy signage and while there the selection was puny, I mean, GameStop has a larger selection and only has 1000sq ft to work with. I could have had my Xbox delivered on a Sunday from Amazon, and still been playing the game at the same time I am now. I mean, seriously, the Best Buy associates were pulling out their personal cell phones to figure out their bundle pricing from the website. The customer should never come into the store more knowledgeable about the deals than the people who work at the store!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Love Minecraft, BUT...This version has an issue

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

      I have enjoyed watching my kids play Minecraft, and enjoyed playing Minecraft with them, for years. We have played it on PC, iPad, tablets, Droid and iPhones, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and have had great experiences with it on every platform we've tried. I recently re-discovered Minecraft after a few years away when my girlfriend's son discovered it, and I am blown away at how much additional content (textures, colors, animals, mobs, tools, etc.) has been added to the game. It's no wonder this game continues to have this much staying power after this many years. Now that my oldest has moved away, I am no longer able to play his copy of Minecraft on the Xbox One at my home. I purchased a copy of Minecraft Xbox One Edition so that I could play with my girlfriend's son over Xbox Live when I am not with them. However, he purchased the current download version of Minecraft (which is just titled "Minecraft", not "Minecraft Xbox One Edition" - IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE - The old disc version, which is what I purchased, evidently can NOT be played online with other players using the current download version (I believe the current version is unofficially called the "Better Together" update, and it is supposed to allow cross-play between Xbox, PC, Mobile and other versions of Minecraft - but evidently NOT the version I purchased.) If there is an update available that will make this version of the game compatible with the newer version, I was unable to find it on Xbox.com or minecraft.com. If you or your kids do not play Minecraft online with other gamers, this version is probably fine, but otherwise I recommend you avoid purchasing this particular edition of the game and download it instead. TL;DR I still HIGHLY recommend this game, just not this particular version of it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Everything is awesome! Oops, wrong franchise

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

      The Xbox One 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. One important thing to note is that if you bought the Xbox 360 version previously (digital), you can purchase the Xbox One (digital) version from the Xbox Store for a discounted $4.99, which was totally worth it in my opinion. The Xbox One version also has many new achievements compared with the 360 version (1000 points worth vs 200 points). You may not care about these, but I personally love trying to fully explore the games and unlock all their achievements, 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. But digital discounts aside, 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

      The Minecraft you expect, now on Next-Gen

      Posted
      marcucci217
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I'd definitely say that this is the best version of the game to buy, and I say that for a few reasons: - Microsoft now owns the rights to the Minecraft franchise, so Microsoft consoles will be getting the game updates (which include new features, items, worlds, texture/skin packs, etc.) first. - When compared to the Xbox 360 version, this version features sharper graphics, more players per world, and a more vast/infinite landscape/ceiling height. - Unlike the PC version of this game, the Xbox One version easily allows for split-screen couch co-op that will allow families/friends to build worlds together. I never thought I would advocate for a couch co-op game again after the Xbox 360/PS3 generation of consoles truly revolutionized online multiplayer for consoles, but this game actually allows for a seamless and unobtrusive split-screen experience that brings Minecraft multiplayer to players that prefer offline play. Overall, other than the lack of mods that are available to PC players, the Xbox One version represents the complete package for Minecraft veterans and newcomers alike. I've heard lots of people complain that there aren't enough family friendly or game-night games on the new generation of consoles, but I think that this game can easily be in each of those categories.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great for the price

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

      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 childlike 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. Brought to life on your Xbox One, Minecraft lets you flex and hone your creative might as you construct literally any and everything you can think of. Grab your controller and start stacking virtual blocks to build the open-world of your dreams. Just make sure to make a shelter before nightfall, as that's when the monsters emerge. Are you ready to construct the world of your dreams in nostalgic, eight-bit fashion?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A must have for your catalog

      Posted
      g8woods
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Parents need to know that Minecraft is an open-ended, exploration and creation focused environment. One of the best-selling, independently developed and published video games, We bought this for our 8 year old. Players can create items and buildings from scratch using materials they harvest from the world around them. There is no story, but players will encounter aggressive monsters they can fight using swords and bows. Graphics are extremely blocky, and there is no blood or gore, but the creatures can be a bit scary when they moan or appear seemingly out of nowhere. Parents should note that this game has a thriving online community hosted by private, non-moderated servers. This means players could encounter offensive content in the form of profane text messages and suggestively shaped player-created structures, although players don't have to engage in online activity to enjoy the game.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Creative Outlet and Adventure

      Posted
      f00gard
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased this after watching five hours of playthroughs on YouTube. I figured since I don't have control of anything that gets casted to my television why not get the game for the kid to play instead of watching someone else play. It's a creative outlet for anyone with the patience to collect and build a vision in their head. There is a creative mode which doesn't require the need to collect items. Everything is at your disposal, which in my opinion takes some of the fun out of the game. Ensure you have a code lock on purchases for the console otherwise you will receive wrist notifications from Microsoft thanking you for purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Yet another minecraft

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

      I have this for computer and xbox 360, but son wanted if for new xbox one. Computer version is the best of course, but can't play the computer on the couch. So basically same as xbox 360 version, but larger world? My problem with this version as opposed to xbox 360: THEY TOOK AWAY ABILITY TO SAVE WHENEVER YOU WANT even playing on easy setting. Sometimes you want to try something and you know you might die. On 360 you could save before and if you died, you could go back to that save and not loose everything. On xbox one it just autosaves and you are either stuck with last autosave or with loosing your stuff. Yes I know there is an option for "keep your stuff", but really, why take away options on a new console. Yes get this if you don't already have xbox 360 version, otherwise don't get it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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