Minecraft

Genre(s): Indie
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UK Publisher: Mojang
US Publisher: Mojang
Developer: Mojang
Age Rating: ESRB Everyone | PEGI 7

It can be hard to imagine a time before Minecraft, before the unassuming voxel-based craft-'em-up quietly took over the entire world. The phenomenon taps into our need to create, our need to build, our need to destroy, not forgetting our need to give a man and his iconic hat rather a lot of money.

Minecraft didn't invent procedural generation, but it was at the forefront of its revival this generation, allowing for endless exploration and discovery inside its randomly generated worlds. Its popularity inspired a raft of copycats and the odd genuinely great crafting sandbox but Mojang's game has yet to be bettered - and it's constantly being improved.

Verdict
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96

Intuitively interesting and contagiously fun, with an unparalleled scope for creativity and memorable experiences.

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System Requirements

  • Minimum
CPU: Intel P4/NetBurst Architecture or its AMD Equivalent (AMD K7)