One of the best-selling video games of all time, Minecraft doesn't really need any introduction. This sandbox masterpiece allows you to explore effectively infinite computer-generated worlds that limit your possibilities only to your imagination.
Graphics and Sound 9/10
The visual style of Minecraft may have become iconic already, but that doesn't make it any less rough. The worlds you are to explore consist of big cubes that are covered with primitive textures representing various materials. Such style makes the game look really schematic and ugly, but it has its advantages: it lets you recognize blocks much faster, and your device needs much fewer resources to create and support vast worlds.
The sound effects are also simplistic yet iconic. The sounds different monsters make are really distinct and recognizable, and the soundtrack consists of nice ambient music that suits the game very well. As a result, the overall feeling of Minecraft seems to be unique but unrelated to any exceptional achievements in visual or audial sense.
What really makes Minecraft one of the best video games is its gameplay. The basic concept is pretty simple: you spawn in a computer-generated world and start exploring it, breaking down blocks, looking for rare materials, crafting or hunting. You can even build structures out of those blocks, and some of them can be really complex and astonishing. For example, you can use a special in-game material called redstone to make working electrical devices.
There are also a couple of modes with different purposes and possibilities. The so-called survival mode is the most basic one, and it makes you look after your health and hunger bars, hide from monsters, and so on. But in creative mode, you get instant access to every block in the game, and you can fly around and build things without having to look out for monsters and other obstacles. And there is also this adventure mode that focuses on exploring custom modes and maps made by other users.
The controls are really simple and comfortable, and you can play Minecraft on any device imaginable. And this mobile version is not an exception. Running around, mining blocks, fighting monsters, and building things are equally easy exercises, and you need about a minute to get used to the controls – even if you haven't played similar games before.
Lasting Appeal 10/10
Minecraft gameplay features and unique atmosphere make this game almost infinite in terms of replay value. You can literally play it for years, always finding new and exciting ways to have fun.
The game itself is not very difficult, and you can learn to play it very fast. But if you want a little more challenge, there are options to raise the difficulty, and these settings affect a lot of features.
This version of Minecraft allows you to play your favorite game anywhere you go – or attract even more new players. It retains its enthralling gameplay and combines it with comfortable mobile controls to create a great experience.