This game is rated PEGI 7
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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 3 days ago.
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.
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 6-16 year-olds
Release Date: 23/11/2017, updated in 2019
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Creative, Fighting, Open World, Platform and Shooting
Accessibility: 37 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
- Distract yourself from pain
- 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.
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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 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.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.
Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 6-16 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. In creative mode, very young children can enjoy exploring the world. Parents can play with children to help them build things and find their way around. As children grow older the way they play evolves. At the higher end of the age range are competitive games like Bed Wars that older teenagers still enjoy. Part of this is returning to the sentimental experience they remember when they were young.
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 and toggle crouching to be either a click or a hold action.
Once you beat the ender dragon and re-enter the overworld, you get quite a long (but skippable) piece of text detailing a conversation between two godlike creatures. This is the only dialogue in the game and is mostly philosophical in nature, not really relating to the actual game
Our Minecraft Accessibility Report details 37 accessibility features:
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