Minecraft: Story Mode - Season One

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

25%

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7 / 10
Sep 7, 2017

In short, Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure is a worthwhile ride, though it is a bit inconsistent in terms of the quality of the episodes. If you're a fan of Minecraft, or just want to try out something that feels halfway between a game and a Netflix show, this is a great game to jump on. Though you likely won't be replaying it very much, there's hours of content on offer here the first time through and it certainly justifies the price of admission.

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7 / 10
Nov 6, 2017

The first season of Minecraft: Story Mode is simple but interesting. Fans of Minecraft will be captivated and even those not into the series will like it. While the gameplay feels a bit passive and there are occasional breaks in the fluidity of the game, the experience is quite pleasant and the excellent performance of the voice actors adds an additional dimension to its qualities.

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3.9 / 5.0
Dec 9, 2016

The simplicity of controls and navigation in Minecraft would suggest that it is geared more towards children but with iconic 80s film references and dry humor it can be fun for adults too. If you are looking for a game full of puzzles and where your choices will make a dramatic impact to the outcome of the game, then this isn't for you. But if you like the idea of a playable television game – you have come to the right place. The humour for the older generation and the story and gameplay for the smaller ones makes this a great one to play with your children, nieces and nephews too.

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Adam Riley

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6 / 10
Sep 9, 2017

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure, thankfully, has enough engaging story content to keep gamers satisfied, some fantastic production values on the voice acting front, and heaps of content packed in thanks to all eight episodes being included. Hopes are high for Season Two to improve upon the shortcomings here.

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6 / 10
Aug 15, 2017

There's a lot wrong with Minecraft: Story Mode. From its technical issues to its plot to its business model, it really has a lot going against it. Yet, despite all that, it still had its memorable moments. As the writing improved, things became more engaging. As the characters established themselves, they became more likeable (and detestable, for some). Hell, one moment even came close to generating tears: an achievement on its own for a game that feels like a Saturday morning cartoon. There's lots of coal here, no doubt about it. In some ways, though, that makes the diamonds shine all the brighter.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

The story is great, the acting is top notch and Telltale did a great job of capturing the spirit of Minecraft. If you're a fan of the Minecraft universe and enjoy kids movies with humour to satisfy adults then you will enjoy this—what I will continue to call an "interactive movie".

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61 / 100
Nov 28, 2016

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure offers a couple of thrills and some likable characters, lost in the midst of subpar gameplay and an uninvolving story. A missed opportunity to create a great new Minecraft spinoff experience.

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55%
Apr 2, 2016

In the end Minecraft story mode wasn't great. If you're looking for a good Telltale game I recommend you get the Walking Dead Season 1

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7 / 10
Nov 22, 2017

Helping to wrap a story around Minecraft’s otherwise unexplained world is the greatest success that Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure scores. Built with tremendous character and attention to detail it readily entertains with comedy and setpieces, but the recipe that Telltale Games chose on their crafting table could use a few more surprising ingredients to make it a more standout adventure.

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7 / 10
Sep 25, 2017

Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure is not as strong as its predecessors in the Telltale Games lineup but perfect if you need to fill time between appointments as you can take it on the go with your Nintendo Switch. The story which consists of eight episodes is split in two parts where the second part again takes place in four different places and settings. The variety is huge yet the point 'n' click part is cut short which is a shame compared to older games from Telltale. Still, if you enjoy the stories of the studio and want to relax while playing games you probably won't skip this one.

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