Sandbox game of creativity and survival

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Minecraft is an indie game mixing survival and sheer creativity. Graphically, it's pretty simple, but its universe is vast.

Create your world

Minecraft is different from other games beacuse it lets you exploit the elements around you and dig mines, but also gives you the opportunity to build all sorts of structures and obtain various tools. 

Unlike the free online Minecraft, the desktop version isn't just about pure creativity but also includes a survival mode, characterized by a strong RPG component and the presence of Creepers, the dangerous monsters of the night which you have to defend yourself against.

In Minecraft, crafting is a fundamental aspect of the game. A guide to the elements of Minecraft, which comes in the form of the Minecraft Crafting Guide is therefore a must-have application for both beginners, as well as those who may be a little rusty. 

You'll soon realize that the search for precious metals will take up most of your time, so it's important to know how to find blocks of matter and diamonds.

Classic controls, minimalist menus

The Minecraft controls are very similar to those of an FPS. Move your character with the keyboard and mouse. The left button digs things up, the right one positions them, and the 'E' key opens the inventory.

The game menu and the help functions are reduced to the essentials, but the possibilities for creation are almost endless. For this reason, we recommend you consult the Minecraft wiki.

Pixelated graphics

The graphics in Minecraft are certainly not the highlight of the game but, you've got to admit, the pixels do have their own unique charm. Alternating between day and night, exploration, and the need for survival also give the game a unique atmosphere.

A vast world to shape as you like

Minecraft is a sandbox game that deserves the name more than any other in the genre. It takes place in a world that genuinely gives gamers total freedom, something that few can match. The mix of crafting and survival blends imagination and concrete objectives perfectly.

Pros +
  • Immense universe
  • Complete freedom of movement
  • Very creative
Cons -
  • Occasional connection problems
  • Poor graphics


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Windows 98 SE, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
PC games > Adventure

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