PS4 Minecraft

Last updated date: September 6, 2019

DWYM Score
9.3


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Overall Take

PS4 "Minecraft" honors the tradition of the original, providing a simplistic design that helps you create and destroy. With this version, you get an extra builder toy that helps you customize your experience. Best of all, newer players will have access to a tutorial that helps them familiarize themselves with the game. In our analysis of 194 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Minecraft placed 2nd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 9, 2019:
Checkout The Best Cool Game for a detailed review of all the top cool games.

Expert Summarized Score
9.3
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
3,641 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition shatters that barrier, allowing you to fully experience seemingly endless worlds in which to explore and create. The stretching horizon, combined with better performance and sharper aesthetics, do not only make this version of Minecraft the best you can find on modern consoles.
- GameSpot
October 19, 2014 | Full review
Under all that adventuring is Minecraft’s brilliant builder toy. Creative Mode basically enables all the cheat codes and lets you play with it freely, turning off monster damage, letting you fly, and giving you endless supplies of all the materials to build to your heart’s content.
- IGN
September 5, 2014 | Full review
Another nice touch is the easy tutorial to get players started. This is also great for parents who want to understand what all the fuss is about Minecraft. Spend a bit of time with the game and it will lead you by the hand through all the main features.
- Forbes
September 5, 2014 | Full review
Graphically, the PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft looks amazing in FULL HD with beautifully created environments that although may look like LEGO, it’s actually quite impressive to see how the developers have used simple blocks to create an interactive world filled with forests, skies, mountains, jungles and even deserts.
- Impulse Gamer
October 22, 2014 | Full review
You could even create elaborate, extremely challenging versions of capture the flag. You might get lost for most of the game, but that makes it fun and crazy!
- Playstation Lifestyle
September 10, 2014 | Full review
This feeling of vulnerability leads to some extremely intense and high pressure scenarios, outclassed only by the sense of relief that you’ll feel as you find your way back to your fort. It may be easy to dismiss a world made out of bricks, but the simplistic setting certainly plays host to some of the most memorable moments in recent gaming.
- Push Square
September 9, 2014 | Full review
This version for the PS4 allows quick saving without having to pause the game. Other updates to this Minecraft version include sharper graphics and faster game speed.
- Product Expert
I love getting lost on Survival, creating towns in the middle of nowhere is basically the whole game to me. The time and effort you put in combined with the creativity and imagination you use is a great coupling. Minecraft takes me back to when I was a kid and I’d play with Lego.
- The Video Game Almanac
October 3, 2018 | Full review
The beauty of the game lies in the simplicity of its graphics. The unique, blocky graphical style applies to everything in the environment. The sun, the stars, the clouds, the trees and even the birds and animals you’ll come across are made up of these blocks.
- The Old School Game Vault
What experts didn't like
The other major absentee is mod support. While this feature is uncommon on closed consoles, it’s still a substantial addition that has contributed to a lot of the success of the PC version.
- Push Square
September 9, 2014 | Full review
We bought this for our grandson for his birthday. He’s been playing it for awhile now and tried to purchase some add ons (DLC), but they won’t work. Amazon shipped us a game that was intended for a different region of the world so it will only work in its most basic form. What a disappointment to the kid to get a game for his birthday that doesn’t even work in his country, the US!
- Product Expert

From The Manufacturer

Build! Craft! Explore! The critically acclaimed Minecraft comes to PlayStation 4, offering bigger worlds and greater draw distance than the PS3 and PS Vita editions. Create your own world, then, build, explore and conquer. When night falls the monsters appear, so be sure to build a shelter before they arrive. The world is only limited by your imagination! Bigger worlds and greater draw distance than PS3 and PS Vita Editions Includes all features from the PS3 version Import your PS3 and PS Vita worlds to the PS4 Editio

Overall Product Rankings

1. XBOX ONE Rocket League
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 9
2. PS4 Minecraft
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 9
3. PS4 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 33
4. PS4 Marvel’s Spider-Man
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 34
5. PS4 Horizon Zero Dawn
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 12
6. PS4 The Last of Us
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 11
7. Red Dead Redemption 2
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 34
8. Grand Theft Auto 5
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 19
9. NBA 2K19
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 24

An Overview On Cool Games

Gamers are familiar with all the games on the market. But the same games can get old after a while. Whether you’re looking to ramp up your library or you’re a newer gamer, the good news is that there always seems to be something new on the horizon. In many cases, though, that simply means the latest revamp of an old favorite.

The first thing to look at when you’re shopping for new games is the type of console you have. While many games feature versions for each of the most popular console types, you will find some games that feature cross-platform play functionalities. This means that you can play other people, including your friends, who aren’t on the same gaming console you are. If this is important, look for a game that promises that.

When it comes down to it, you’ll choose a game that features the premise that most appeals to you. You may like role-playing games, where you inhabit a character and take on challenges. Then there are sporting games that have you competing with others to reach a particular goal. Games like “Minecraft” are more about creating things, which is a different type of challenge. Whatever type of game you prefer, you can easily find plenty to choose from, no matter which gaming console you own.

Graphics are also important, particularly if you plan to play on a larger screen. Some games put an emphasis on fancy, vivid graphics, while others stick to a more simplistic design. While many games on the market today will satisfy that craving, some are known for slick, detailed graphic design. This not only gives you pleasing visuals while you play, but it can also make you feel more immersed in the experience.

One small factor you may want to consider is the soundtrack that comes with the game you choose. With some games, you get an audio experience that adds to the fun, including a high-quality selection of music. In a game where you’re spending considerable time on a task, like swinging around a city on a spider web, an entertaining soundtrack can make a big difference.

DYWM Fun Fact

The new “Spider-Man” game dates back to 2016, when Marvel announced that Sony and Insomniac Games would be partnering for future “Spider-Man” games. The move signaled a change for Marvel, which had previously tied “Spider-Man” game releases to film releases. Insomniac’s version of the comic book hero was a huge success, having sold 13.2 million copies by July 2019. Sony later bought Insomniac, ending the gaming developer’s 25-year-plus run as an independent. The best news for “Spider-Man” fans out of all of this is that with Sony now owning Insomniac, sequels to the hit game are even more inevitable than they were before. However, it also pretty much guarantees that “Spider-Man” will remain exclusive to Sony PlayStation consoles.

The Cool Game Buying Guide

  • A game’s premise is a large part of what makes it fun. If you’re into sports games, XBOX ONE’s “Rocket League” may be worth checking out. With “Rocket League,” two teams race around arenas with the goal of getting an oversized ball into a goal. Get enough boosts and your car can practically leave the ground.
  • If you’ve been gaming for a while, you’re probably already familiar with “Minecraft.” PS4’s “Minecraft” continues the popular game by giving you more worlds than ever to explore. “Minecraft” has players breaking blocks, digging and building the world they want. It’s a far more sophisticated version of Legos.
  • Role-playing games are especially popular with gamers, and PS4’s “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” is one of the best. When you play “Assasin’s Creed Odyssey,” you’re a sellsword in war-torn Greece, where Athens and Sparta are at war. One issue with this game is that you may feel it gets a little repetitive over time, especially if you spend a great deal of time each week playing. It has two different gameplay modes to help keep things interesting, and choice is one of the best things about “Assasin’s Creed Odyssey.” You’ll either choose guided or exploration mode from the start, and you’ll be assigned one of two characters, Alexios or Kassandra.
  • You’re probably already familiar with “Spider-Man,” whether through the games, movies or comic books. PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man” brings an original plot with all-new adventures to keep things fresh. But one of the most enjoyable parts of this game is swinging around New York City. You’ll probably find that you’re spending more time swinging than playing, at least initially.
  • Today’s gamers put a lot of weight on how well-designed a game is. This is especially true if you’re trying to make the most of your big-screen TV. If graphics are your priority, PS4’s “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” or PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man” might be the best way to go.
  • PS4’s “Minecraft” continues its tradition of simple graphics. In newer versions, however, the traditional block format is used to create an atmosphere that includes fun forests, mountains and deserts.
  • If you prefer group gameplay, you’ll like the options with XBOX ONE’s “Rocket League.” You can play one-on-one or in teams of four.
  • PS4’s “Minecraft” includes an extra called a builder toy. This lets you customize your gameplay, including flying and turning off monster damage. This will be a welcome feature if you eventually tire of playing the same game over and over.
  • PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man” is a prime example of how a strong soundtrack can enhance your gaming experience. While you’re enjoying the thrill of swinging around New York City, you’ll get one of the best soundtracks found in gaming.
  • Although the music in PS4’s “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” stands out, the voice acting is what makes this game unique.
  • Whether you’re new to gaming or you just need a guide through your game, PS4’s “Minecraft” doesn’t disappoint. Simply launch the tutorial and it will help you get started. This is also great for those parents who want to acquaint themselves with the ins and outs of “Minecraft” before letting their children play.
  • PS4’s “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” also provides ease of use. The controls, menus and interface all make for a great gaming experience.