This game is rated PEGI 7
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 10 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.
Release Date: 23/11/2017, updated in 2019
Price: 48% off
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Players: 1-4 (20 online)
Genres: Action, Creative, Fighting, Open World, Platform and Shooting
Accessibility: 36 features
Cross-Platform: 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.
You can play this game in the following styles:
- Competitive Local
- Competitive Online
- Cooperative Local
- Cooperative Online
- Cooperative Story
- Cooperative Join or Leave Anytime
- Multiplayer With Portable Devices In The Same Room
- Multiplayer Online Cross-Platform
- Team vs. Computer Team
This has been enjoyed by families in the following styles:
This game has been the inspiration for the following activities:
Rated for younger players in the US.
6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. 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.
Our Game Pathways reveal how 9 - 24 year-olds play this game:
Account RatingAccount required for online play that has 13 years old as minimum age. You need a Microsoft Account to play Minecraft to save progress and play online. If you are under 13 years old, you will need to get a parent's permission to complete your account set up.
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- In-Game Purchases: 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.
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
There are different versions of Minecraft; Bedrock (PC and consoles) and Java (PC), which is the version most community content such as YouTube videos is based around. It has the following accessibility features.
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.
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
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