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By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.

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age 6+

Based on 108 parent reviews

age 2+


Minecraft is a great game for kids and teens and adults alike
age 4+

ok hear me out adults (and kids)

this game is awesome i loveeeeee it its a profession to play it now kids will be able to expose their creativity and inner love of building and creating. some concerns though about online play (which is why this has privacy and safety concerns) but if you child is monitored like they should be during any online play, BUT SINGLE PLAYER IS OK THOSE WHO SAY THERE IS TOO MUCH VIOLENCE ARE VERY DUMB BECAUSE ITS NOT THE GAME ITS THE KIDS DOING IT PLUS IN SURVIVAL MODE YOU HAVE TO EAT TO LIVE ( like in real life by the way) ANNNNNNNND IF YOU THINK THAT THE KILLING IS BAD THERE ARE THINGS YOU EITHER NEED TO KILL OR RUN FROM OR ELSE THEY WILL HURT THE PLAYER....*gasp*......*wheeze*....i....i think i made my point any way this is a great game that is ranked as #3 on steam currently

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (108 ):
Kids say (666 ):

MINECRAFT is an amazing success story on the PC, and while this mobile version of the game originally was stripped of a fair bit of what makes the original game so successful, recent updates have made it much more familiar. Users can still build structures until their hearts are content, but challengers have finally arrived, adding a degree of risk (though players can still opt for a peaceful mode). Mining and crafting items is also possible, at last.

It's still a very hard game to learn, though. With no tutorial or idea of what your goal is, less patient players will likely never dig too deep into what makes it popular with so many people. Before playing, it's a good idea to consult the many online guides to get a sense of what you can do there.

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