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Video Game Minecraft Dungeons Review
Minecraft Dungeons (2020) is an action-adventure game that takes place in the Minecraft universe. You explore various dungeons to complete missions and collect new gear by exploring and finding treasure chests, or by defeating enemies. It stands out for combining the Minecraft world with a more exuberant and challenging action-oriented experience.

Our examiner, Jonah Monaghan, first checked Minecraft Dungeons 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 8 days ago.

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Minecraft Dungeons is an action-adventure game that takes place in the Minecraft universe. You explore various dungeons to complete missions and collect new gear by exploring and finding treasure chests, or by defeating enemies. It stands out for combining the Minecraft world with a more exuberant and challenging action-oriented experience.

It offers a cooperative experience for up to four players. The variety in gear enables players to each have a unique purpose within the group. One player may be good at defeating enemies quickly, while another player can make the enemies weaker. When each person has a role within the group it encourages sharing gear so that the team may be the best it can be.

As you progress you advance your party. The gear you collect along the way can be used to defeat enemies who are stronger and take on the more challenging dungeons. This in turn rewards you with even better equipment.

The result is a game that focuses on brawling button-mashing combat but with an eye on strategy and cooperation. In a family, it's a great game to play together as you work through the hoards of enemies and steal their treasure.

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Role-Play game with Adventure, Collecting, Fighting and Shooting elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. Cross-Platform: You can play with other people online, on any system, Switch, Xbox, PlayStation and PC. Cloud saves enable you to play on one system, save, and then continue on another system.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 8 hours to complete. Each mission takes approximately 30 minutes to play.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context, non-realistic looking violence towards characters which, although human, are not very detailed, and violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures. Violence consists of your pixelated human-like characters fighting off enemies, such as skeletons, spiders and zombies, with your crafted weapons, causing them to break up into squares before they disappear. Realistic human responses, blood or injuries are not shown in the Minecraft Universe. However, the dungeon settings are often dark and gloomy places inhabited by giant and scary monsters that younger players may find disturbing.
 
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

7+ 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. The familiar Minecraft world is a good way for younger children to step into this more action-oriented and linear adventure. There is depth here for them as they get more adept and ambitious and actually, not having to deal with an open world makes this work quite well for very younger players if they have an adult playing alongside.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 13 years old as minimum age. In addition to an account to access online play, Minecraft Dungeons requires an Xbox Live or Microsoft account to play with friends even if you're not playing on Xbox or PC. For players under 13, this requires a parent or guardian to provide consent to create the account.
 
  • 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.
  • 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.

CostsCosts

Minecraft Dungeons usually costs £4.99 to £34.99. 

Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £24.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99

Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition

Minecraft Dungeons: Creeping Winter

Minecraft Dungeons: Creeping Winter For Windows

XBox Store Xbox One £4.99

Minecraft Dungeons: Echoing Void

Minecraft Dungeons: Flames Of The Nether

Minecraft Dungeons: Hidden Depths

Minecraft Dungeons: Howling Peaks

Minecraft Dungeons: Jungle Awakens

Minecraft Dungeons: Jungle Awakens For Windows

XBox Store Xbox One £4.99

Minecraft Dungeons: Ultimate Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99

Minecraft Dungeons: Windows 10

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
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.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
 
You can purchase expansion packs with new locations, missions, armour, weapons and artefacts:
  • Minecraft Dungeons: Creeping Winter.
  • Minecraft Dungeons: Jungle Awakens.
  • Minecraft Dungeons: Howling Peaks
  • Minecraft Dungeons: Flames of the Nether
  • Minecraft Dungeons: Hidden Depths 
  
The following in-game purchases are available:

Minecraft Dungeons Hero Pass Upgrade

XBox Store Xbox One £8.39

Minecraft Dungeons: Season Pass

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/05/2020

Price: 33% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Role-Play (Adventure, Collecting, Fighting and Shooting)

Accessibility: 45 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Blocks

Developer: Dungeons Game (@DungeonsGame)


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