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Overall 8
7.5

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Minecraft 's success simply cannot be denied, whether you're one of its many loyal fans or highly vocal detractors. The blocky world and lack of objectives may be deceptively simple, but its honest freedom, as well as hidden depths both literal and figurative, has earned a cult following that is easily understood. After vacuuming the lives of PC and mobile gamers around the world, Minecraft is finally coming to consoles with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition .
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Overall 9
8.5

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Game Over Online
1 September 2012
  • Excerpt: When I was young, I used to play with Lego’s all the time. Like, obsessively so. I can’t tell you how much time I spent coming up with new uses for those colorful bricks. Over the years I crafted some impressive things, but my favorite was a Resident Evil-inspired town that was being invaded by the zombie hordes. Fast forward roughly a decade later, years after I last touched a Lego, and there is now a game that lets me do all these things.
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 6
6.3
Sound 8
8.0
Replay value 9
9.0

Minecraft

Family Friendly Gaming
5 July 2012
  • Excerpt: There are few of us here at Family Friendly Gaming that play PC (Personal Computer) games. We spend so many hours on computers publishing the magazine, and website that the last thing we want to do is spend every more time in front of a computer monitor. So none of us have played Minecraft before. In fact until recently I did not even know what it was.
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Overall 8
8.0

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is a successful port of an imperfect gem (review)

VentureBeat
3 July 2012
  • Conclusion: The success of the PC version is a testament to the allure of Minecraft. Like its source material, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has no shortage of flaws, but it also provides a wholly unique gaming experience that can last for untold hours, whether you’re mining alone into the deepest depths of your randomly generated world or crafting a giant Starship Enterprise replica with a crew of up to seven other players.
  • Pros: The lightbulb moment(s) Within the first few minutes of Minecraft, you’ll (likely) have a series of epiphanies as you begin to wrap your head around the core mechanics. Penny Arcade illustrated this perfectly in its comic . And those moments continue to happen indefinitely. Their frequency may drop off, but I felt like a kid exploring a Toys”R”Us for the first time more than in any other game, ever. There’s just so much stuff to pick up and play with and jam into some...
  • Cons: Combat Minecraft comes with four different difficulties: Peaceful, Easy, Normal, and Hard. In Peaceful, you’re free to roam and craft and mine and do whatever without fear of being molested by the game’s obnoxious monsters. I’m not going to lie — this is my preferred mode. For me, the draw of Minecraft is discovering, collecting, and creating. I don’t want to have to worry about anything else, and I certainly don’t want to get killed by an enemy I can’t see or hit and...
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Overall 9
8.5

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Game Over Online
7 June 2012
  • Excerpt: When I was young, I used to play with Lego’s all the time. Like, obsessively so. I can't tell you how much time I spent coming up with new uses for those colorful bricks. Over the years I crafted some impressive things, but my favorite was a Resident Evil-inspired town that was being invaded by the zombie hordes. Fast forward roughly a decade later, years after I last touched a Lego, and there is now a game that lets me do all these things.
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Overall 8
8.0

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Review

GamerNode
28 May 2012
  • Summary: Minecraft is a blank easel waiting for an artist to create his masterpiece, so long as this artist is familiar with the workspace. Otherwise, potential artists could be turned off by its sheer immensity. Either way, Minecraft's transition to the console is seamless, resulting in an excellent experience.
  • Pros: Still as addictive as ever, Control scheme fits perfectly with the console
  • Cons: Intimidating size, Tutorials not as helpful as I had hoped
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Overall 8
8.0

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Review

G4
22 May 2012
  • Summary: The 360 version of Minecraft provides endless adventure in the world's most interesting gaming-sandbox; however, it suffers by comparison to its big brother on the PC.
  • Pros: Revolutionary Open-World Gameplay, Tutorials Add Ease-Of-Play, Split-Screen "Couch Co-op" Is Awesome
  • Cons: (Relatively) Small Map, Later PC-Minecraft Additions Not Included, No Creative Mode
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Overall 8
8.0

Minecraft Xbox 360 Review

AtomicGamer
13 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The announcement of Minecraft for Xbox 360 has been kicked around for nearly a year, and finally this week this console port is out. The journey of this game from half-working alpha that people could buy into and play, all the way to a full game with its developers making millions, has been a strange one - primarily because the original creator, Mojang's Markus Persson, saw the success of his game grow exponentially without a dollar spent on marketing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Minecraft Xbox 360 Review

Strategy Gaming Online
13 May 2012
  • Excerpt: for Xbox 360 has been kicked around for nearly a year, and finally this week this console port is out. The journey of this game from half-working alpha that people could buy into and play, all the way to a full game with its developers making millions, has been a strange one - primarily because the original creator, Mojang's Markus Persson, saw the success of his game grow exponentially without a dollar spent on marketing.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
11 May 2012
  • Summary: It's immediately apparent after digging into Minecraft on the Xbox 360 that the platform is well suited for Mojang's first-person sandbox-style building adventure. From comfortable controls and the effortlessness of jumping into multiplayer co-op over Xbox Live, to detailed in-game tutorials and a more user-friendly crafting system, this updated yet scaled-down port of the indie hit is deliciously accessible.
  • Pros: Core gameplay is still as addictive as ever, Updated crafting system rocks, Excellent multiplayer options
  • Cons: Missing a lot from the PC version, No Creative mode, Worlds are smaller and constrained
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