Minecraft

Minecraft

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 37 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.3 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    1,905,893
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 25, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    660.14KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,504
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Other Games

Editors' Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or may potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing or using this software.

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5 stars

"One of those games that will become a classic!"

October 25, 2011  |  By nythauk

 |  Version: Minecraft 1.7.3 beta

Pros

Maximally entertaining on every level. So many things to build, so much dirt to dig and so many rocks to break - there's hardly time to kill the monsters that make their presence known when the sun sets. I have literally played this game until my hands ached, losing track of time and eating meals at the computer - not since playing Oblivion have I done that! This is a winner in nearly every way.

Cons

Graphics are antiquated, but this is actually a good thing, as they don't get in the way of the real goal of the game...building stuff. I imported my own music into it and now I can dig while Meatloaf, The Eagles, and others croon under the moonlight. During the day I venture out into the world and score fish, animals and other things that are hunted, fished, trapped, or sheared (sheep, not other players). I bought this game after my son purchased it and I watched him play for an hour. Couldn't sit and watch longer than that, so I downloaded it and began the first of hundreds of hours on the laptop, digging and building and digging some more. Love clearing forests and leveling mountains - *just like they do in real life!

Summary

A game of survival replete with monsters that hunt you down after sunset, Minecraft is an amazing example of a program that does not rely on graphics alone, or music, or storyline. It is a game you actually create as you go, using the tools within the environment to build houses, castles, forts, and anything else you can think of. I draw on paper first, then design the exterior to look cool, the interior to be utilitarian and safe, and then the outer areas to coincide with the structures created. Exploding monsters are just one problem you'll face, supplies are another. Mining is important to the game's concept, (thus the name), and you are always placing chests close by so you can fill them with raw ore and stone, dirt, clay, or even lava! Mine carts are run on either powered or non-powered rails and these can have either an engine or a chest added to make them even more useful. I have run rails for miles and miles, connecting mines, towns, and castles, with some of them above the clouds for added protection from monsters. Leave the monsters out of it and set the game to "Creative" mode and you will have limitless supplies to build the house/castle/ship/plane/bus/truck/whatever you have always seen in your dreams. This is one of those games that is so rare - it combines planning, designing, survival techniques, art, commerce, and more - in a great looking package that is made even nicer with the use of modded texture packs. The original graphical package gets the job done, but the addons really take the game to a higher level at the same time making it easier on the eyes. Higher-end computer users will love the 256 mode that is nearly photo-realistic! I am one of those lucky users, and I love this mode-it makes the real world seem like a reflection when playing. I would recommend this game to non-gamers as well, since it incorporates database-like inventory and spreadsheet-esque tracking of supplies and actions. Overall, Minecraft is one of the best games I have ever owned and played - it will NEVER be off whatever computer I use on a daily basis. As a matter of fact, I'm writing a novel and using the game to design the world it takes place it! Really! Seeing my ideas come to life is awesome, and the novel is all the better for it. Rivers, dams, mines, towns, castles, even people (online with friends) all make the game the more reflective of the novel's layout. I LOVE MINECRAFT...there, I said it. Don't have it? GET IT!

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5 stars

"Epicly Awesome"

August 30, 2011  |  By TheAjgman

 |  Version: Minecraft 1.7.3 beta

Pros

ammazing game the best I've ever played. Use with aether mod for best results

Cons

none at all

Summary

I tried the cracked version because I didn't feel like I wanted to spend 20€ for a game I hated(game should come with a trial), but after two hours of game play I bought it and now have it on my tri boot game system (ubuntu 11.04, Win 7, lion osx)

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5 stars

"Dangerously fun, but addictive"

August 02, 2011  |  By hopsingracer

 |  Version: Minecraft 1.7.3 beta

Pros

Ability to use your imagination, strategy, fast paced play, sense of accomplishment. Extremely cool game.

Cons

Have to pay a one time fee to play the sweet version, but well worth it.

Summary

A very cool, mind-stretching game. Even with the Lego-like graphics, one of the best games I've ever played.

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5 stars

"Best Game Ever!"

August 01, 2011  |  By johnpete123---

 |  Version: Minecraft 1.7.3 beta

Pros

Lots of features, infinite maps, ability to mod the game to your hearts desire. Support for older computers.

Cons

Multiplayer is a little laggy, modding the game is complicated, unless you're playing a custom map, little to no plot.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.3 beta
Version 1.7.3 beta corrected a block duplication bug when using pistons and booster rails are no longer being powered magically without a power source.
General
Publisher Markus Persson
Publisher web site http://www.minecraft.net/about.jsp
Release Date July 25, 2011
Date Added July 25, 2011
Version 1.7.3 beta
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Other Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 660.14KB
File Name minecraft
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,905,893
Downloads Last Week 2,504
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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