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Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

Microsoft Game Studios, Mojang AB
May 11, 2017 - Nintendo Switch
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OpenCritic Rating

87

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100%

Critics Recommend

IGN
9.5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
USgamer
4.5 / 5
Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
God is a Geek
9 / 10
GamingTrend
90 / 100
TrustedReviews
4 / 5
Nintendo Life
9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

The Nintendo Switch version provides an authentic Minecraft experience that is hugely benefitted by the ability to play it anywhere with physical controls. The one drawback is the lack of voice chat, which makes online multiplayer less fun than on other platforms, so it's best enjoyed in the same room as your friends.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The definitive portable version of Minecraft, with almost all the features of the current gen home console editions combined with the convenience of the Nintendo Switch.

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Minecraft Switch Edition isn't quite the best at any one thing, but it fills its niche with style. It stands below its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts in the size of the world it can build, but makes up for that by being a pitch-perfect portable experience. The physical controls and four-player splitscreen put it ahead of the full-featured Pocket Edition. It's everything the Vita version wanted to be, becoming the best portable version of Minecraft yet.

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Hobby Consolas

Hobbyconsolas.com
80 / 100
Hobby Consolas

Minecraft: Switch Edition contains all the elements that make the popular construction game so great. If you like playing with blocks anywhere, this is undoubtedly the best version.

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Releasing Minecraft on the Switch was a real no brainer for Microsoft, the game has found a natural home and is worth yet another purchase.

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Minecraft is still the same great game, and it feels right at home on the Switch. It feels awesome to take the game on the go with such tight controls and accessibility, the online functionality is excellent, and the game is still a ton of fun to play with friends.

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While other console Minecrafts have it beat on resolution and maximum map size, the Nintendo Switch Edition is the only version to give you all the authentic Minecraft goodness wherever and whenever you want to play.

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All told, this is yet another excellent port of Minecraft, nothing more and nothing less. With that being said, we would strongly recommend that you pick up this version, as the versatile setup of the Switch allows this to be the most easily accessible and playable Minecraft to date. That convenience factor is the only real notable difference, however, so it's up to you whether that justifies paying for another version of Minecraft. If you want to play the best portable version of the game, however, look no further.

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