Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Reviews

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is ranked in the 97th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2017

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
Top Critic
8 / 10
May 15, 2017

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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May 11, 2017

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
Top Critic
80 / 100
May 18, 2017

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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Alex Donaldson
Top Critic
Unscored
May 15, 2017

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition has the potential to be a devious time-devourer, as I'm learning the hard way.

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9 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

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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90 / 100
May 17, 2017

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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9 / 10.0
May 21, 2017

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is a worthy addition to any Switch owner's library, young or old, core gamer or casual. It remains one of the most accessible games in recent memory and it's just as good as you likely remember it if you took a long break from the game. For $2o dollars, Minecraft on Nintendo Switch should not be missed.

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May 15, 2017

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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9 / 10
May 11, 2017

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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4.5 / 5.0
May 28, 2017

Minecraft is truly a success on the Nintendo Switch that boasts accessible controls and a glorious interactive environment that will keep players attention for hours upon hours.

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Jun 25, 2018

The refined gameplay, additional content, and cross-play support makes Minecraft: Bedrock Edition a worthy substitute for the Java Edition.

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9 / 10.0
May 10, 2017

For fans of Minecraft, this absolutely seems like the version you've been waiting for if you wanted to get as close to a full-fledged experience as you could realistically want on a handheld device. For people who aren't among the already-converted, it is still the same game it has always been, and it has its merits, but aside from portability there's nothing more compelling about this version than there has ever been. It's been well-established there's a ton of game to be had here if you enjoy it, the Switch is just making it more easily accessible than it has ever been.

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9 / 10
Sep 26, 2017

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition presents yet another chance to discover gaming’s greatest blank canvas, and, with the freedom to play both at home and on the go, it easily ranks as the best portable version that money can buy.

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77%
May 21, 2017

Minecraft is an addictive game. The Switch Edition is great. That being said the lack of Mods is disappointing.

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8.2 / 10.0
May 15, 2017

It doesn’t really need to be said, but no Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition does not support mods, making it lesser to its PC Master Race brother. With that being said, however, this version may be the version of the title that everyone has to have.

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7.8 / 10.0
May 11, 2017

I was mostly impressed by the Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition of this well known series, in comparison to other versions it's alright.

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