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Minecraft - Java Edition

Model: MINECRAFT $26.95SKU: 6575533

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 943 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game for Anyone

    Posted
    SirJava

    Get it! You will not regret it! This is by far the funnest game I've played, and it has a way to keep me coming back for more. There is no set rules, other than don't swim in lava. You are spawned on a virtually infinite world (limited by your computer's hard drive). You can play the creative mode, which gives you unlimited resources to build what you desire, and there is survival mode, where you have to gather resources; you do a lot of two things: mine and craft! The world is what you make of it; you can build massive structures, dig for precious diamonds, or make an animal or plant farm. There are four game difficulties: peaceful, easy, normal, hard, and hardcore (which is its own game mode). In peaceful, you don't have to worry much about dieing, just don't fall too far, swim in lava, or drown. The other difficulties add some more fun: surviving randomly spawning mobs who are out to kill you while trying not to starve. And when you see a Creeper...well, you'll find out. Hardcore mode locks the game at hard difficulty and you only have one life. This doesn't just buy one copy of the game. As long as you have a computer with internet and the Java Virtual Machine, you can play this game on any computer and on as many computers as you want. There is also a massive assortment of mods, like Feed the Beast, which add more elements to the game, like machines, which only require that you have a Mojang account. If you are not too sure this is a game for you, I recommend searching the Lets Plays on YouTube for this game, especially EthosLab. They will give you plenty of information about how to play the game and what it is like. You can play this game on any computer, even Mac or Linux. The only requirement is that you have a Java Virtual Machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The kids love it!

    Posted
    Gizmo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Hopefully this clears up some confusion parents may have. So I purchased a download card from Best buy, all it is, is a card with a code. You take this card, scratch off to reveal your code. On the Mojang site, the maker of the game, you enter the number there to download the actual game. I could've also paid with a credit card at their website, but this allowed me to get a few best buy points and use up a gift card I had sitting around. Once you download the application, you have to setup a name and register it with an email address. Once you do this, you can always re-download later to a different PC or Mac without having to buy it again or enter in the code in the card. You can toss the card. If you had purchased the iPad version of this game, the world you've setup there won't be in your desktop version. The feature that the desktop version has is that it allows you to play on Minecraft servers with others, (friends and strangers). Whereas the iPad version, you can only play with others on the same wifi network. This is about all I know about this game. It seems to spur creativity with my kids as the design and build things. To me, the game looks very pixelated, sort of like playing breakout from the 1980's!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Son is Addicted

    Posted
    unseencourage

    My son loves this game. It allows him to construct a world of amazing things. He enjoys Legos and this is almost a video game version of the popular building toy. Creativity is encouraged and the ease of use is one of the strong points. My 7 year old can easily build and understand the world as much as my 11 year old. The graphics are basic (which lends itself to the style) but for $27, I would have liked to see an update to these. Granted, it was created by one person on a shoe-string budget (but so are many other great indie games and they don't cost this much) Nevertheless, so much joy has been had that we will probably end up getting our money's worth in the end (but only because we have found endless mods that allow for increased enjoyment and better graphics)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rewards

    Posted
    deesselisa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    You can download this from Mojang online, but I like purchasing thru Best Buy because I can use my rewards and add more and I always get great customer service. As far as the product, this is for my kids. We already have on the Xbox but they can't all play at once so I got it on the PC so we can accommodate more players. They play it everyday I think. I can't see the allure, but I guess I got it all out of my system in the 80s and 90s. It's their turn. Note to BB: I would have this product located near the gaming platforms as well as by the cashier. It was hard for me to find but I knew it was there based on your website and kept looking. Those who hadn't researched first, might have gone elsewhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Product itself is ok

    Posted
    Oli0229
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    What I didnt find cool was that you can't return it and that the Best Buy personnel is not acquainted with the product. The cashier and another team member at time of purchased said I could return it when I explain that i might need to return it if I figure out why i cant log in with the card that i currently had at home. So, in fact I ended up having to return it because I did not longer need to use it but I couldnt and no one could help me. The card was intact with absolutely no scratches over code bar or anything like that. So here I am with a card that I dont need and cant do anything with. Best buy needs to train their personnel better, if they didnt know anything about the return policy for the specific item I should have been redirected to qualified personnel

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    xander96
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    I purchased this registration for my son. He loves it. I helped him register the game and download it onto his computer. He enjoys playing the game and building and creating his own world. He is only 9 years old at the moment and the only problem I have is that I am not very technologically savy when it comes to downloading mods, paks, and connecting to other servers. My son is still also learning and so this game is a lot fun, but could be a lot funner, If one knows how to get more involved in the forums and incorporate all the necessary extras to have a better game experience. I'm sure once he gets older he'll be able to pick it up quicker, but until then he's enjoying what he has. Be sure you have some computer knowledge, the more the better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun, creative software

    Posted
    Isittheshoes
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    Minecraft has been around for a while and has not yet lost its charm. This game is as simple or complex as you want it to be. It can be relaxing, tedious, educational, and enriching at the same time. The interface, while simple, will take just a few short moments to learn for newcomers. The community for this game is quite large and provides support and mods to enhance the experience. Children and adults alike enjoy the challenge and creative potential Minecraft has to offer. Whether you're planting a garden, crafting items, or learning to mod, there's something for everybody here. I'd like to think this game allows some younger ages to explore the potential of modding and so on with personal computers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Posted
    Mrs5m
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    We purchased this product as a reward to our daughter for cleaning her room. In order to use it you had to set up a Mojang account. We tried for two weeks and it kept saying the system would be up shortly that they were updating it. I emailed Mojang because I was so frustrated and they basically said they could not tell me what was wrong. Then three to 4 weeks later we finally got in. BUT it needed a parent signature and the order that you had to go in would not allow us to use the card we purchased from a Best Buy because it said it was already redeemed. SO my husband bought the game again from Mojang from their web site. I'm not impressed with Mojang at all. They have serious issues with their system. I'm also not pleased that we had to buy this twice to het it to work!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The kid loves it

    Posted
    BobSanDiego
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    This was the must-have gift for my 7 year old. She already had the XBox version, but only the computer version will allow the use of user created skins, texture packs, and mods. I had a great deal of difficulty using the online payment for the PC version (I imagine it was because the vendor is in Europe and the payment gateway didn't like my card). Drove two minutes to Best Buy and grabbed the card from the aisle display, back out the door and home in five minutes. Took less time to buy it in store than online (if online had even worked). The kid loves this game, and the fantasy world is gore and smut free. The building blocks in this universe are so basic they make lego look cutting edge, but this game world really lets kids bring out their imagination.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Look out! Creeper!!!

    Posted
    ThreeDMan
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    I usually get my PC games on Steam sales for cheap, but unfortunately Minecraft almost never goes on sale. Begrudgingly, I bought me and my daughter copies, and it is definitely worth it. We play Survival, so we enjoy gathering resources, creating things, and fighting off creatures. Setting up a server to work online (not LAN) is a real pain though. This game is the ultimate Indie Game success story, with very few people creating it and the world loving it. It does take some research to learn about things like crafting and recipes though, but as an old-school pc gamer I'm used to research and modding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Installed easily,buut problems with the card

    Posted
    LoPob
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    I bought this for my Grandson's Birthday and he LOVED it! I really like the fact that it is more than a game. As a teacher, would love to see more games like this that involve critical thinking skills. It helps kids understand the value of building things thoughtfully and environmentally. My only draw back is the performance of the card. Seems to crash a lot and frustrates my Grandson. Could the game card be flawed? I have little tech skills, so my son, who taught computer classes and also has his own Virtual Tours company can't find the root of the performance. Otherwise...... GREAT for kids! (and adults!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Creative Game

    Posted
    spunsugar88
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    I used to play this on the X Box 360, and finally started playing the PC version, and holy cow it is so much better! There are a TON more features, and animals, that aren't on the console version. This was I know created for the PC and I feel like if you had started with the PC version, and then went to console, you might actually be a bit disappointed, but since I went the other way around, I was amazed by all the content! Next is buying some of the texture packs for it, I already tried the candy one for console and loved it! I can easily spend all day playing this game. It's super addictive. It reminds me of when I was a kid and playing with Legos all day. It's a must have for anyone. Young or old. You need this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Loved by our son

    Posted
    TheDroid
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    Bought this for PC to be used by our 9 year old son. He is (like all his classmates) hooked on Minecraft. We had problems with this on our laptop and had to uninstall and reinstall a couple times. Our computer had recommended requirements, but just at the minimum. We found customer service to be slow to respond and had to write a couple times on one occasion to get a response. We also found that there is a lot of virus and malware vulnerability from associated sites (skins and mods) so you need to be extra careful.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For my 9-year old

    Posted
    LMShaft
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    I purchased this for my 9 year old who constantly plays Minecraft on her iPad. Lots of her friends had the full-blown version, so I decided to spend some My Best Buy rewards to get her the game for good grades / good behavior. She seems to really enjoy the game because she wants to play it regularly on the weekends. For whatever reason, I cannot get into the game. It seems sorta like SimCity (which I always loved playing), but I don't quite understand the point. But she's happy, and if you liked the Minecraft iPad version, you'll likely enjoy this one, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Virtual Legos

    Posted
    James
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    All of the fun with mining but minus the black lung and parakeets. If you were a kid that liked to dig in the dirt and make your own dirt buildings, this game is awesome. You basically work your way to being able to mine blocks fast and then build what ever you can think of. Some people recreate landscapes, others building 8 bit computers (inside a game!) and some just build a rocking castle. There is a multiplayer mode that lets you play with others and help in building massive structures. All in all, the game is a ton of fun and suited for almost any computer since the graphics are not too taxing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Minecraft

    Posted
    exracer327
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    For those not familiar with Minecraft, picture old style block legos we all used in the 1970s, then picture them in an online format. The creativity of building online is nearly unlimited. The kids have the task of crafting their own tools, finding their own building materials, crafting building supplies, and building their own designs. Includes circuitry for crafting power doors, etc. This "game" will impact a generation of engineers. The only part I found challenging was the installation process. I did not expect the "unpack" file to be the executable for the game. Once I copied it to the desktop, the game ran fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Minecraft download card for PC

    Posted
    Hawk
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    The game is a lot of fun for my 7 year old and my 20 year old. After watching my kids play we downloaded this for Sony PS3. A very fun game for the family. I would like to add that you should be sure that you have a reasonably modern PC with adequate graphics card before running this game. Do not be fooled by the digital appearance thinking an older PC will run this. Aim for the desired PC capability. The minimums weren't enough for my son's PC even after dialing down all the video options in the game. A quad core with fast graphics card are best. have fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Minecraft for PC - awesome

    Posted
    BeechwoodRoots
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    My sons and husband had Minecraft on the iPad and were really enjoying it, but when we upgraded to the PC version so they could "get to more of the cool stuff", they were thrilled. The simplicity of using the program, the near-total control over creating their own world, the "rewards" they encounter as they progress... it's all amazing. Of course, the downside is I can't even get time on my own computer these days! (Minecraft movement/graphics make me physically nauseous, so I can only bear to watch for a few minutes.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Happy.

    Posted
    Xmas2014
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    Bought for a Christmas present. We can't get it to download properly. I called Best Buy and they said the only thing they could do was exchange it for another card. Well, if I can't download from this card what makes me feel anymore confident that I can get a new card to work? I googled error code and it's not a un-common problem and there are no common solutions. I am not a computer geek and I am guessing most parents are not so I am not real happy with this product or should I say the way this product is distributed. I should have just got the CD or DVD version.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game cards make purchases simple

    Posted
    Spools
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    My son saved up his money from chores for months with the goal of purchasing Minecraft for the PC. When he had enough, I brought him in and he picked out the game card. We brought it home, setup an account (with my email of course), and got right to downloading and installing. He loves to be outside with his friends but when they aren't around it's a great way for him to keep busy and be creative and expressive in a safe gaming environment.

    I would recommend this to a friend