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Minecraft for Mac

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Key Details of Minecraft

  • Put imagination and limitless resources to work in creator-built environments or mine deep into the world of sudden peril.
  • Last updated on 04/26/21
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Android, iOS, and Windows

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff
Minecraft for Mac: Building blocks and challenge with others

Imagine Minecraft as a giant box of building blocks, but much more exciting. The whole world is made up of blocks, each representing something different. You'll start the game by collecting basic materials such as wood, stone, and earth. You may discover iron gleaming beneath the earth or stumble upon diamonds hidden deep in caves.

The most basic crafting recipes are important. Soon, you will turn these resources into tools that completely change how you play the game. Axes cut through forests faster, shovels make digging effortless, and a sturdy pickaxe lets you dig deeper into the earth for rarer treasures. Each new tool creates possibilities that lead you to find new materials to make even better gear - it's a cycle that encourages discovery and constant improvement.

But simple tools are just the beginning. Minecraft's crafting system is where your creativity comes out. Workbenches provide access to far more complex creations: cozy houses to keep monsters at bay, gleaming sets of armor to protect you from harm, and perhaps even elaborate systems with moving parts and complex functions. The secret ingredient here is Redstone - Minecraft's answer to electricity. Think automatic doors triggered by pressing a license plate, hidden traps to deter intruders, or entire farms that practically run themselves!

Need a break from the grind of gathering resources? In Creative Mode, the world is your oyster. It gives you wings (literally), unlimited access to every block imaginable, and makes you invincible to threats.

Finally, we can't discuss Minecraft without mentioning the vibrant modding community. Passionate creators have dreamed up countless additions to the base game, ranging from small tweaks that improve convenience to massive expansions that change how you play. Want to battle fearsome dragons in a magical realm? Become a futuristic cyborg with technological augments? Or set sail as a pirate in a large, procedurally generated ocean? Minecraft's open design makes these incredible fan-made experiences possible, ensuring there's always a fresh way to engage with the game.

Bottom Line

It's a really fun game for everyone who wants to challenge others. 

What's new in version 1.16.5

Fixes issues related to server crashes

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Full Specifications

April 26, 2021
Latest update
May 10, 2024
Operating System
Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
macOS Big Sur | macOS Catalina | macOS Mojave | macOS High Sierra | macOS Sierra | OS X El Capitan | OS X Yosemite | OS X Mavericks |
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Developer's Description

Put imagination and limitless resources to work in creator-built environments or mine deep into the world of sudden peril.
Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things. It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It's pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.