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The game is constantly evolving, with updates adding new blocks, enemies, capabilities, characters and interactions. Upcoming extensions of the Minecraft experience include Minecraft Dungeons, which offers an action-adventure challenge for up to four players on any standard gaming platform.
The stand-alone Minecraft: Story Mode (PEGI 12) games also offer character and choice-driven adventures. Minecraft Earth enables players to build structures that look like they are in the real world with a new AR (augmented reality) app. There’s also an array of online ‘server games’ where children can compete against others online in different battles. This is a great way for children to experiment with ambitious building projects, as well as learn the principles of programming to make their creations come alive.
Rating: PEGI 7+
Release Date: 23/11/2017, updated in 2019
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Accessibility: 22 features
View our choice of games like Minecraft. This game is good if you want to:
- Learn something playing a properly great game
- Play games with building like LEGO
- Dip your toe into online games
- Hide and seek
- Make video games
- Nourish youthful ambition
- Connect and challenge friends
- Play with people on different systems
- Survive the night
- Control and order things
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 16 players online. You can have 20 people in a Minecraft server to build together. The multiplayer games have up to 16 players competing with each other. You can compete in these games in split-screen mode to accommodate more players on one system.
Cross-Play: You can play against people on different systems: Xbox One, Switch, PC and Moblie. But not with PlayStation. If you purchase a map without Xbox account it is available on the other systems when you log-in.
Minecraft Master Collection
Minecraft Starter Collection
Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Minecraft has a marketplace where you purchase additional content, skins, resource packs, and more.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.
This app has been rated PEGI 7 and contains mild fantasy violence and scary content. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: The game's player character can encounter pixelated spiders, skeletons and zombies in a dark environment, which they can fight. They fall down and disappear in an unrealistic manner. Characters are pixelated and blocky with non-detailed faces.
The app includes in-app purchases.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
If you have a screen reader enabled on your platform, Minecraft will automatically enable menu UI narration when the game is launched.
The Minecraft Launcher includes audio cues to help players navigate the login and launch experience. To enable audio cues on the Minecraft Launcher, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+B. You should hear a sparkle ringing sound to confirm that the sound is enabled.
You can customise the difficulty depending on the setting of the world you create.
You can toggle auto jump to make it easier to get around.
Our Minecraft Accessibility Report details 22 accessibility features:
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