Minecraft – PlayStation 3

Build! Craft! Explore!

Experience the gaming phenomenon “Minecraft” rebuilt for the PlayStation 3 system! Discover a world with the freedom to do whatever you want. Dig down into the unknown depths or build incredible structures, from humble homes to grand cityscapes. Explore, build, and conquer alone or with your friends via split screen mode or online. The only limit is your imagination.

  • Learn your way around one block at a time in the new tutorial mode
  • Craft all sorts of items from boats to diamond armor and create enormous structures
  • Team up with friends in eight-player online multiplayer and four-player split screen modes

$ 15.89


  1. 115 of 123 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A game, a canvas, and a connection with your children., May 16, 2014
    M. Lohrke (Saratoga Springs, UT) –

    This review is from: Minecraft – PlayStation 3 (Video Game)
    There seem to be plenty of adults who simply don’t get Minecraft. It’s not too difficult to understand. After all, what’s so great about placing blocks? Not much, you might think. However, with Minecraft the only limit is your imagination. It’s as much a canvas as it is a game. And that’s the genius of this game. No rules. Just imagination. You can build anything, and I mean anything. There are so many tools at your disposal that you can be a digital Michelangelo or DaVinci if you wish. It lets the dreamers become doers. Hey, you DID build that.

    But for me there’s even a better reason to buy this game. Namely, it’s a fantastic way to connect with your son/daughter, niece/nephew, younger sibling(s), etc. My nephew is about turn nine years old. He lives in Manhattan. I live in Utah. A couple of times a month we hop on our PS3s (we both have the digital version) and just goof around. We mostly hang out in creative mode (we occasionally take on mobs and trade with villagers in survival mode), building our world which so far includes three huge houses, an airport complete with runway and air traffic control tower, a restaurant, two towers with a skybridge, a huge swimming pool and a race track that runs through all of it. And we made it all together.

    The PS3 version, unfortunately, has a lot of limits when compared to the PC version. No mods, limited skins (so far), etc, but you can play split screen, which is a huge plus for spending some quality time with your kid(s). I’ve found the PS3 multiplayer far easier to navigate than the PC version, too.

    If you don’t know really where to start, ask your Minecraft fan to craft you some armor. After that ask him/her about Creepers, Herobrine, Ender Dragons, Red Stone, and diamond armor. And then listen. Watch that kid’s face light up as they explain to you the in’s and out’s of Minecraft. And then pick up a controller and dive in. They’ll guide you and they’ll love it.

    Trust me when I tell you your kids will never forget the times they got to play Minecraft with mom and dad.

    **update**. the PS4 version of Minecraft will be released in August. If you purchase the PS3 version from the playstation store, or played online with the disc version, you can purchase the PS4 version via the playstation store for $4.99. You’ll have one year from the August release to cash in on those savings. Additionally, you can import your PS3 games saves into the PS4 version. According to Mojang, the PS4 version generates worlds 36x larger than the PS3 version.

    **update #2** in case you were wondering, there are a number of character skins based on PS3 exclusives including Infamous, Killzone, God of War, Uncharted, Sly Cooper, Ratchet and Clank, The Last of Us, Journey, Heavy Rain, and more. Each skin pack consists of a dozen or so skins. There are also more generic skins like prisoner, soccer player, king, etc. Each skin pack runs $1.99.


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  2. Rafael Vazquez says
    45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Fun game to play with family and or friends., May 21, 2014
    Rafael Vazquez (Las Vegas, NV) –

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    Those who have played Minecraft on PC, MAC etc.. will know that it’s a very fun game, specially with all the mods, adventure, survival maps! I was waiting for Mojang to release it on a physical copy (for the PS3), and they finally did! The maps on the PS3 are not “infinite”, but don’t let that stop you from buying it, it’s still really fun to play it with friends and or family! It’s easy to get into multiplayer, and I love the split-screen feature. The controls were a little bit confusing for me, at first, but I already got used to them. It is missing some things (AS OF NOW), they ‘might’ add them later on, so it catches up with the PC version. Unfortunately, you can’t add mods on this version, and the character skins aren’t free. Overall, it’s a fun game that kids and adults can enjoy! WARNING: this game can be very addicting!


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  3. The Matrix Fan says
    46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The game where creativity and imagination walk hand in hand., July 6, 2014
    The Matrix Fan

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    I’ll admit, I reacted like many people when I first heard about this game: “Minecraft? Isn’t that the game where you build things with blocks? Where’s the fun in that?”

    When I decided to play it and review it, I was amazed at the reactions I received – not from my friends, but from their children! They couldn’t WAIT to tell me their stories about fishing and building minecart tracks and fighting Creepers with diamond swords and battling the Enderdragon…I hadn’t even played Minecraft yet, but they were all excited for me to start!


    Minecraft is an open world game where you create your own gameplay experience. Initially, it looks very simple – you play as an adventurer in a block-style format, and you need to gather items and mine for rare ores to craft items for your adventurer to survive. There isn’t much of a story to speak of, and while there is a “boss battle”, you don’t have to fight it if you don’t want to. During the day, you can see animals and interact with them – horses, sheep, cows, pigs, wolves, and many more. You can dig and uncover rare ores to fashion new weapons, armor, tools and construction materials.
    However, when nighttime rolls in, you need to beware: there are several creatures which hunt you down – spiders, zombies, skeletons which shoot arrows, and even the dreaded Creeper – a monster which explodes if you linger too closely!

    You can play in a peaceful style where no monsters chase you and you aren’t in any danger, but this limits your gameplay experience. I decided to play in survival mode, to get the full effect of the game.


    I was afraid I’d be overwhelmed, but the tutorial mode was extremely easy to follow. It showed me step by step how to get wood from a nearby tree and do some basic crafting. Once this was done, I gathered more materials and put a crafting table together. I fashioned a crude pickaxe for mining and made a wooden sword to protect myself from invaders. With my confidence raised, I created a new world and found a nice stretch of land where I decided to make camp.

    I thought I was so smart, building a fence to keep out intruders, only to discover I forgot to make a fence gate! I couldn’t jump over the fence, so I had to dig under it like Charles Bronson in The Great Escape…which brought a lot of laughs to my child. While I played, she told me about all the dangers I would be facing. I asked how she knew all of this (since she’d never played before), and she answered with a chuckle: “Come on dad, EVERYONE knows about Minecraft!”


    There are 29 trophies to earn in Minecraft, most of which are creation based. You’ll get a few right off the bat by creating various tools and weapons, but some of them (such as killing the Enderdragon or riding for 500 meters in a minecart) will take considerable time and effort to earn.

    In all honesty, this is probably the first time I’ve played a PS3 game where I haven’t been concerned about earning all the trophies as quickly as possible – and I’m one of the biggest PS3 trophy junkies you will ever meet. My enjoyment of Minecraft comes from creating the best game experience for me…whether it’s building a house, fighting a skeleton, crafting new armor, cultivating crops, or finding some of those rare jukebox records!


    Well, I’ve come a long way since my first Minecraft session. I’ve made a well-fortified house with stone walls (zombie proof), a crafting table in one corner and a furnace in the other. On the opposite side I’ve put three large storage chests, stocked to the brim with various items in case I meet an untimely death from any monsters that roam the wilderness. I have torches which hang on the opposite wall from my bed, so I can drift off to sleep peacefully.

    While I play, I have the choice of listening to the Minecraft music (which is quite soothing), or I can play any music I’ve saved to my PS3. I can fish while listening to “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”, tend my crops while playing Pink Floyd’s “Learning to Fly”, dig for rare ores to the tune of “Canary in a Coal Mine”…the options are pretty much limitless.

    Even when I’m not playing Minecraft, I’m thinking about Minecraft. I think about mining for rare ores and creating new structures. I think about finding a new area and setting up a house before the night sets in. Even now, while writing this review, I’m thinking about finding the next secret Minecraft has waiting for me.

    But most of all? I’m thinking about my nephew’s face lighting up like a Christmas tree when I tell him about my first steps into this world of limitless creation. He’s quite the fan, having made a Pinewood Derby race car modeled after a Creeper, and his last birthday party was Minecraft themed.

    I’ve become “The uncle who plays…

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