Minecraft App Review


Explore infinite worlds and build everything from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armour to fend off dangerous mobs. Create, explore, and survive alone or with friends on mobile devices or Windows 10.

Minecraft is a sandbox-building game played by a wide variety of people, from 5-year-olds to 55-year-olds.

The gameplay is open-ended and can be played in a variety of ways.

A player is a person who wakes up in a randomly generated world with a need to find food, shelter, and other necessities. They mine for resources and craft tools, weapons, and armor to survive. Some crafting recipes are learned when the player finds or buys them in-game, while others are learned through crafting.

As the player discovers new items, they can use these items to build shelters, create new tools, and craft more advanced items.

Combat is done with weapons, and Players can avoid some enemies by running away. If the player dies, they respawn at the world’s spawn point, and the game is over when the player dies of starvation.

The player can also play with friends on multiplayer servers.

Minecraft mobile app facts

  • The Minecraft mobile app is compatible with iOS and Android devices.
  • It is designed for gamers of all skill levels and is available in the app store.
  • The player can explore randomly generated worlds and gather blocks of different types.
  • The player can explore diverse biomes and fight monsters.
  • The player can change the time of the day and weather.
  • The player may also create and edit the world.
  • The Minecraft mobile app has an in-app purchase feature.

Users like:

  • Cross-platform compatibility allows players to interact with users on PCs as well as a variety of mobile and console devices
  • The sheer wealth of options available to players creates an environment that encourages creativity and non-traditional learning
  • Unlike many modern games, the core features promote acts of creative cooperation over violent competition

Users don't like:

  • Regular updates mean that jumping back into the game after a hiatus can necessitate a steep learning curve
  • The full breadth of features and the lack of goal-oriented direction can sometimes be overwhelming for players in need of structure
  • The number of Minecraft mods available can make it difficult to find what you’re looking for, and installing them without an automatic installer isn’t always intuitive

Why to choose/Best for:

  • Build, create, and share a world using a robust toolkit of mutable building blocks
  • Make use of Redstone circuits to program complicated machinery like elevators and even primitive working computers
  • Download a range of player-created mods to further customize your Minecraft world’s settings
  • Create your own server or join that of others, and set your own rules for the fundamental workings of your pocket universe
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Minecraft FAQ

Minecraft FAQ

  • Can I buy or sell Minecraft Accounts?

    To summarize, the only legitimate Minecraft: Java Edition accounts available for purchase are directly from minecraft.net. Purchases from a reseller or 3rd party sites are not allowed or recognized and you will need to go back to the seller you bought from if you need support for a 3rd party purchase.

  • I Got Banned on a Private Server

    If you were banned or suspended from a privately-owned server on Minecraft or Minecraft: Java Edition, please reach out to the Administrator of the server to appeal your ban. Each server is self-moderated and is done so at their own discretion. We do not intervene in private servers aside from overt violations of the Minecraft EULA and our Terms. Thank you for understanding.

  • Where can I buy Minecraft Java Edition?

    Minecraft for PC/Mac/Linux

    You can buy Minecraft Java Edition from Minecraft.net for $26.95 USD or local currency equivalent. You can learn more about pricing here. This is a one time purchase. You can buy an account for yourself, or buy a code to give away. Gift codes may not be available in all areas.

    If you’re interested in trying the game before making a purchase, visit our article on Minecraft’s demo mode.

    We have numerous payment methods available. Please choose your country when you are purchasing your game, and the site will automatically list the payment methods available for you.

    Prepaid Minecraft cards are also available to customers in select countries. Visit http://minecraft.net/prepaid for store locations. Prepaid cards are coming soon to additional countries.

    Other Editions

    If you’d like to play Minecraft: Xbox 360 or Minecraft for Xbox One, you can get them from the Xbox Live Marketplace website, or through your game console.

    Minecraft: Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 Editions are available from the Playstation Store online, or through your game console.

    You can purchase Minecraft for iOS devices at the App Store, on Android devices at Google Play, on a Kindle Fire at Amazon, or for Windows phones at the Microsoft Store.

    Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition can be purchased from the Microsoft Store. A free copy of the game is available for players who purchased Minecraft: Java Edition before October 19th, 2018. More information about that can be found here.

    Minecraft: Wii U Edition is available in the Nintendo eShop on your Wii U.

    Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is available on the Nintendo eShop on your Switch.

    Information on Minecraft: Raspberry Pi Edition can be found here.

    Educational Discounts

    If you represent a school, museum, library, or other organization that wishes to use Minecraft for educational purposes, please visit MinecraftEdu for information about bulk and educational discounts.

  • My account was stolen

    In many cases where people believe that their accounts have been stolen or compromised, the issue is instead caused by a simple log in issue.

    First, try to change your password. Log out of anything that you’re logged into (websites, game launcher), then if you were able to change the password, try to log in again. If you have an old Minecraft account that logs in with a username instead of an email, you should migrate to the newer Mojang account format.

    If you have a Mojang account, try logging in with a different email address.

    If you are not sure if you should use your email address or username to log in take a look at our article on Minecraft account types.

    If you are not getting password reset emails within a few minutes, or you are sure that your account was compromised, locate your transaction ID or gift code and contact customer support.

  • Minecraft Usernames

    This article covers Minecraft usernames for Minecraft: Java Edition on PC/Mac. Minecraft on other platforms does not require usernames, but if you play on Minecraft Realms on these platforms you will use your Xbox gamer tag. The console editions of Minecraft use the Xbox gamer tag or Sony PSN ID.

    Are there any requirements in creating a username?


    • Needs to consist of 3-16 characters
    • No spaces

    Allowed characters:

    • A-Z (upper and lower case)
    • 0-9
    • The only allowed special character is _ (underscore)

    It is no longer possible to create a username with less than three characters.

    Where can I find my username?
    If you have a Mojang account, your username can be found and changed on your Mojang account page.

    Can I change my username?
    Users who have a Mojang account (the default account type for all accounts registered after November 2012) can change their username for free at account.mojang.com/me by clicking the (Change) link next to your profile name.

    If you sign in with your username, as older accounts do, you’ll first need to migrate to a Mojang account before you can change your username.

    How often can I change my username?
    If you’ve changed your username already, you’ll need to wait 30 days to be able to make another change.

    If you change your username, your old name is held for 37 days. This gives you an extra week to change back if you’ve made a mistake or changed your mind before your previous username becomes available to anyone else.

    Is the profile name you want to have unavailable?

    If the username you want is unavailable, you will need to choose another name. Mojang support will not be able to help you get a username that is unavailable.

    If I change my username, can someone see my previous usernames?

    Yes. Username changes are set up so that you can get a username that you prefer, and are not designed to circumvent bans or anything of that sort. Previous usernames are recorded and visible to anyone.

    If my old username had my name in it, can I have this name removed from my username history? Yes. If your current or past usernames have any personally identifiable information in them. You can contact customer support and have it removed from your history. This is strictly limited to personally identifiable information.

    After I changed my username, I get an error message “not authenticated with Minecraft.net”, what do I do? You’ll need to fully log out and log back in again. This refreshes your profile’s authentication and connection with our servers.

    To fully log out and log back in:

    – In the Minecraft game launcher, click on your username or email address in the top right corner

    – Click “Log Out”

    – Log back in with your account credentials

    If I ban someone on my server, and they change their username, do they stay banned?
    Yes, and the same is true for whitelisted, or OP’d players. Account-level features on an unmodified server stay the same because the system is using your profile’s unique ID instead of the username. This does not include the scoreboard feature, which uses usernames, and is not meant to store lots of long-term player data.

    Will Mojang Support help me change my username?
    No. The system is set up so that users can change their usernames. If you don’t like your username, you can change it again in 30 days. Neither will we help you get a username that is already unavailable nor a name with less than three characters.

    What about username moderation? Can I report someone?
    Mojang has always had a pretty relaxed stance on usernames. Someone who chooses an inappropriate username is often banned by the servers that they join. Even though username changes are now a feature, people have been able to register questionably appropriate usernames since 2009, and the community has self-regulated. Implementing a comprehensive username filter is quite difficult, and doing so would diminish the openness that has made the game so popular. We would prefer not to have players constantly reporting each other via this help site; instead, please contact your server administrator. That said, we reserve the right to change particularly offensive names to something more cheerful, as needed.


  • Android Details
    Size:Varies with device
    Content Rating:7+
    iOS Details
    Size:289.4 MB
    Content Rating:9+
    Author:Mojang AB
    Compatibility:Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
    Languages:English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese


    iOS (iPhone, iPad):

    3 User Reviews

    • It’s a really fun game to play and I’ve been playing for several years. Otherwise, I really like the game and I’m looking forward to the future updates!

    • I enjoy Minecraft! I play it a lot with my friends

    • This is a very good game, I played it for 2 years now, but when I got to the new Nether update, things have been having bugs

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