All member reviews for Minecraft - Pocket Edition

Common Sense Media says

Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.

Users say

(out of 131 reviews)
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Kid, 11 years old March 3, 2013

Great, however, scary ghost "Herobrine"

Great for young kids, however, a ghostly character "Herobrine" (Default Steveskin with glowing white eyes) is in this version of the game (Alpha). He makes various scary things such as buildings and "Herobrine Animals" happen in your world before officially making his appearance, killing you, and screwing up all the stuff you made. The drama leading up to his appearance may be too scary for some kids.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old February 16, 2013

Worthy if you want to find luck and create an imagination.

Why I said that, exactly? This game has some up's and so-so's. First, the nether block was added, the minecraft game is getting engaging and strong on focus (like, I didn't say it but luck). The bottom line most likely, you have to see this app yourself. It still didn't have TNT lighting (flint and steel) on creative mode. See this game yourself if you want. Creepers, Skeletons, Spiders, and Zombies are added and will start to kill you in every luck they have (it depends) and you kill them with either a sword, or a bow. Plus, you have armor now, it takes a lot of mining in order to wear full armor. Good creations, some violence, to be warned.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byWICKED_IS_GOOD September 26, 2015

C'mon! i'm looking at a review for alpha build

i played alpha build in a "demo" wraper three years ago. Now the game features survival, tons of mobs, breeding (only hearts nothing iffy), the Nether, plenty of new blocks....and you can save worlds. A little updating does no bad. oh if csm gives 8+ for the version with only a few stuff when now there are spiders, skeletons,......
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Kid, 11 years old June 13, 2015

Great game for all ages but computer is better

This is a great sandbox learning game where you can build anything you want. But in the night zombies and other monsters come out. But they do not look scary. A worthy buy from the app store
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 8 years old March 22, 2015

survivers

i think minecraft is a educational but its a bit wierd how you can chat online to other people and have zombies,creepers+skeletons and spiders,endernenor zombie pigmen .i have a lot of questions here i will give you an example why do skeletons wear gold armor or how about how do endermen teleport i dont know this one its realy hard to figure out how much blocks to dig until the earth ends
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Teen, 13 years old Written bysherlock_h October 9, 2012

your review is out of date! its getting better!!!

Its getting MUCH BETTER!!! they are adding so much, this review is so out f date it makes me mad that its still on the site!!!! its a decent game now, and its getting better. update this review.
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 5, 2012

minecraft pocket edition

be more to do -- especially at this high price.
Parent Written byyasmeena January 26, 2016
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Adult Written byderekb2 September 8, 2015

Good For Kids!

It Is A Great Game That Shows Kids How To Bring Out There Creative Side!
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Teen, 13 years old Written bymkv2326 June 12, 2015

AWESOMEEEEEE

This game is definitely worth the buy. It helps people exercise creativity and has so many possibilities.
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Adult Written byVikings September 3, 2014

#mineing

#FBC#fireball is my new world
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Kid, 9 years old September 10, 2013

BEST GAME IN THE WORLD EVER!

MINECRAFT IS THE BEST GAME EVER! It isn't violent except from the fact that there are monsters that you have to fight. You can turn monsters off though so you can't die and there are no monsters. You can go mining too and collect loads of different things like diamonds and coal and iron and redstone and gold and stuff and emeralds but you can't get emeralds on Pocket Edition. (Which is annoying!) But it's quite complicated so anybody under 5 or 6 couldn't play it! But either way, BUY IT! Plus my minecraft name is Dawn
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byErik137 June 9, 2015

Minecraft PE

I think this game is very good and recommend it, but... This game is VERY ADDICTIVE it is super addictive so if you want your children to play one hour a day you have to trust them to put it down when their time is up. Otherwise it is a very good game.
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Teen, 17 years old Written byCrimsonAlucard March 22, 2015

just ok

Not as good as computer but it doesn't play as big part in online gaming which separates the inappropriate factor in the computer version of minecraft do to adults playing online. It has some of the same stuff as the computer version but easier for younger kids to play.
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Adult Written byLance420117 December 7, 2014
Kid, 11 years old August 7, 2014

Good Minecraft Mobile Remake

My profile: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/users/epic-waffles This is a good Minecraft mobile remake that is just has different controls that you might have to get used to. Good game. Just some violence.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byover-analyze August 6, 2013

Educational

Minecraft PE is a very inspiring app, and is great for little builders. It encourages an engineering mindset, but does have some violence. To restore your health, you kill animals, and during night get attacked by monsters. When you kill something it blinks red, then dies: a non graphic form of violence.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 10 years old July 29, 2013

Great game, wish it had more options

Not very much to say but, players can fight kill animals and combat mobs. You can play with people on your wifi. Some kids may be discouraged by how less things you can do than the pc version.
Kid, 9 years old July 7, 2013

Best game ever!

It's the best game ever! The most popular game at school! You learn to build and survive zombis and spiders and more! You can play with friends and anyone that has minecraft Have fun playing MINECRAFT The best game in the universe
Teen, 13 years old Written byFabe0 March 27, 2012

Good

Great for a kid that wants to get into the minecraft games but it is pricey $6.99 + tax
What other families should know
Educational value
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