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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

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Description

This version of Minecraft is adapted for a console environment on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Just like the original game it offers a sandbox-like world where players can build their own worlds with blocks of different materials. Although there are number of differences and missing features compared to the PC version, largely it is identical. Players are free to explore, build, craft, fight and can set their own goals in a creative mode with no restrictions or danger, or in survival mode where enemies can attack you and your creations.

Special to this edition is a tutorial mode. The crafting system has been simplified. Blocks do not have to be placed correctly in the crafting grid. Instead, it shows the blocks required to craft a selected item and then creates it if the needed blocks are available. Up to four players can join a game in local split-screen and this can be played as an 8-player multiplayer game. The difficulty level cannot be changed while inside a world, but only before starting it.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 version are largely identical in gameplay. The largest difference is in the selection of skin and texture packs as DLC. Some of these are only available for a specific platform.

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Xbox 360 Title screen
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Xbox 360 Be careful...
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Xbox 360 Main menu
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Xbox 360 A House

Alternate Titles

  • "Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition" -- PlayStation 3 title

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The Press Says

INC Gamers Xbox 360 May 10, 2012 9 out of 10 90
AusGamers Xbox 360 May 08, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 May 07, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online Xbox 360 May 17, 2012 85 out of 100 85
Atomic Gamer Xbox 360 May 13, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Vandal Online Xbox 360 May 07, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Impulse Gamer Xbox 360 May, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Denmark) Xbox 360 May 10, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Splitkick Xbox 360 May 07, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 May 08, 2012 6 out of 10 60

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Awards

  • GameStar (Germany) / GamePro (Germany)
    • 2012 - #3 Best Adventure Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2012 - #10 Best Console Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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