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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Minecraft Legends (2023) is an action-strategy game where you lead troops into battle to defend the Minecraft over-world. You unite the characters of Minecraft to defend their land by constructing forts, fighting enemies with swords and bows and ordering your troops to tactical locations. It takes the familiar Minecraft world and forces you to think like a general - directing battle-wide troop manoeuvres but also getting involved in one-to-one fights with individual enemies.

Set centuries before the main Minecraft game, you play through an old legend told by villagers as a bedtime story, where the inhabitants of the world come together to fend off the Piglin invaders from the Nether dimension. As you play through a series of battles you meet characters who help you, giving you items and weapons you can use on your quest. You construct forts and bases, then lead your troops into battle, giving them directions and orders while fighting enemies yourself. Eventually, you reach the Nether, where you have your final confrontation with the Piglin armies.

Gameplay focuses on creating bases and forts that act as hubs, that you defend from enemies, and also use to regroup and heal your army, change weapons and more. You travel across the various biomes of the world map, guiding your army behind you until you reach a fight. You then switch to giving orders to attack or help, while you fight individual enemies using swords and other weapons. As you progress, you unlock new weapons, abilities and troop types, each of which give you different advantages as you fight the ever more difficult enemy armies.

The result is a game that offers a fun and unique challenge through its varied mix of large-scale fights and individual, one-on-one battles. It also tells a unique story that explains the history of the structures and creatures that inhabit the Minecraft world.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Minecraft Legends 22 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Strategy game with Adventure, Collecting, Fighting, Shooting and Traversal elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game. You can play with four friends online, or challenge other teams of four to defend their base.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 because it features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context as well as mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like and fantasy or mythical beings and creatures. Combat is a large part of gameplay. Violence is mainly aimed at non-human characters but also at the human-like protagonist. Reactions are unrealistic. Characters flash red when hit and the protagonist loses hearts. There are no visible injuries. When certain enemies die, a puff of red particles surrounds them, although these are spores rather than blood. When the player's character is near to defeat, the edges of the screen turn red, and when defeated they fall to the ground and then respawn. The game also features some slapstick violence involving large, angry characters. These characters can be a little threatening, but they mainly occur in a comical context. This game offers players the opportunity to purchase Minecoin, a virtual currency which can be spent on cosmetics in the game's marketplace. Parents, carers or other responsible adults should check to see what is being offered before making any purchase on behalf of a child. It should be noted that the game can still be played without the need to purchase such items.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to command your forces and move them to the right places to defend your bases, while also attacking enemies yourself. Coming up with the perfect strategies and executing them requires lots of patience, observation and quick thinking.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

Minecraft Legends usually costs £34.99. 

Minecraft Legends

Steam StoreSALE PC £34.99 £17.49 until 29/05/2024
XBox Store Xbox One Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox X|S Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

PlayStation Store PS5 -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
 
You can spend real money to purchase Minecoin, a virtual currency used to buy cosmetics in the game's marketplace. It should be noted that the game can still be played without the need to purchase such items. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/04/2023

Price: 50% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1 (8 online)

Genres: Action, Strategy (Adventure, Collecting, Fighting, Shooting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 39 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks and Pixels

Developer: Inside BBI (@InsideBBI)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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