Minecraft is a game in which you use building blocks to construct the world around you. You begin the game on a desert island, then use the blocks to build a shed, a house, a palace – anything you can imagine.
The blocks don’t just appear to you though, you have to invest a little time in gathering them and digging them up.
The game can be played in two different modes – Survival and Creative. There are dangers lurking in Survival, such as monsters, lava and exploding cacti. A bad encounter with any of these will deplete your health bar. You also have a hunger bar, so you have to find food to eat to keep this at a good level.
If you’d rather get on with building your kingdom, you can play the game in the Creative mode. Here you are free to wander around the Minecraft world to your heart’s content – you won’t get too hungry and even though there are hostile creatures, they can not harm you.
Pros: Minecraft lets you create anything you like. You can choose to play in the Creative mode if the Survival one is not for you.
Cons: This game is very addictive and you may find it hard to tear yourself away from the computer until you’ve finished building your newest creation.
Conclusion: Minecraft is a basic but fun game that lets you create your own personalised adventures.