Minecraft [PC]
Minecraft
Minecraft PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Nov-11-2011
US Release Date:
Nov-11-2011
AU Release Date:
Nov-11-2011
Official release date


Genre
Sandbox
RPG
Adventure
Theme
Minecraft is available on PC
Independent Game
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MultiPlayer
Minecraft is designed to be played with other people or it is heavily bias towards that type of gameplay
Downloadable Content
Minecraft is intiailly released as a download. It is usually an expansion pack so check to see if you need a main game before getting this. Minecraft may be released in the shops at a later stage
XBox 360 Game
Minecraft is available on the Microsoft XBox 360 console
Back of the Box
Minecraft is a sandbox game which allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. It is currently in development by Markus Persson, aka "Notch". The gameplay is inspired by Dwarf Fortress, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Dungeon Keeper, and especially Infiniminer. The game has two variants, Alpha and Classic, both with single- and multiplayer options. Classic includes only the building aspects of the game with unlimited blocks, while Alpha includes monsters and a much greater variety of crafting available, as well as requiring players to mine their own blocks. Alpha is currently the latest release of Minecraft, and plans to move into beta sometime in September 2010. Minecraft was developed for about a week before its public release on May 16, 2009 on the TIGSource forums, where it gained a considerable level of popularity. It has been continually updated since then.

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Minecraft System Requirements
INTEL CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia GPU
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RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
500 MB
GD RAM hardware score: 2
Win Xp 32
DX 8
1 GB
FPS
Recommended Requirements
1 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 2
Win Xp 32
DX 9
1 GB
FPS
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
Minecraft Gamer Feedback Results
  • Anti Aliasing
    CSAA 16x
    CSAA 8xQ
    MSAA 2x
    MSAA 8x
    FXAA
    MSAA 4x
    CSAA 32x
    CSAA 8x
    MLAA
    SMAA
    SSAA
    TXAA 2x
    TXAA 4x
    Mac OS
    Yes 100%
    Console Port
    Yes 24%
    No 76%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 84%
    No 16%
    Sandbox Quality
    Great 92%
    Oculus Support
    Yes
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 86%
  • What People Will Pay
    $25
    AMD optimised
    Yes 88%
    No 12%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 88%
    No 12%
    Game too Buggy
    No 98%
    Yes 2%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 88%
    No 12%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 62%
    No 38%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 82%
    No 18%
    Good Ending
    Yes 79%
    No 21%
  • Replayability
    Yes
    7.2 / 10
    Multiple Endings
    Yes 9%
    No 91%
    Time to Complete
    56 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 94%
  • Game Difficulty
    Challenging 50%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 98%
    Anytime Quick Save
    Yes
  • Worth Getting
    Yes 90%
    No 10%
8.9

Avg Member Score
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Djbulldog
01:38 Aug-22-2014
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with my laptop setup I only get 15-35 fps all the time with multiple lag spikes every 5 minutes or so, also i have optifine, all my setting are on the lowest possible, is there any way i could get more fps? i pvp a lot and fps is key

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hungryjunk
01:41 Aug-22-2014
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The best way for you to get better fps is to get a new pc, your cpu and gpu are pretty weak. :(

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L3sKuT
02:46 Aug-19-2014
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what fps with shaders mod?

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jayman9812
03:09 Aug-19-2014
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lower your res and you could probably get 60 fps

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sangran36
02:51 Aug-20-2014
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Depends on the shader pack. The Sonic Ether's pack had issues staying above 40fps for me at my native res, and GD says I've got a performance advantage over you.

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di5c0rd
23:42 Aug-17-2014
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I have a Laptop with an Intel Pentium Quad Core Processor N3520 and a NVIDIA GeForce 820M. With how many FPS and at what setting can I run this game?

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jayman9812
03:09 Aug-19-2014
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max 60 fps

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scartehevil
15:16 Aug-16-2014
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How much FPS can I get?


With Shaders:


Heavily Modded:


Heavily Modded + Shaders:


Thanks! Btw, I know I can get a steady 100+ fps no shaders.

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jayman9812
15:52 Aug-17-2014
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With shaders: solid 60+ fps
Heavily Modded: Solid 60+ fps, with drops
Heavily Modded + Shaders: Solid 60+fps, with drops

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scartehevil
18:58 Aug-18-2014
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Hm, heavily modded with drops? thank you!
I still feel that with this beast no matter how many mods (Excluding shaders) I put on i'll still get a solid 60 FPS.

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picklesjr
20:53 Aug-15-2014
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hi, i put everything on low settings (low as can be), which i get 60+fps, but i keep getting minor lag spikes. Any reason why?

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dodge999
22:22 Aug-15-2014
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Mate, I am unsure since we cannot solve every issue with Minecraft. The thing you can install is optifine with your version of Minecraft.It helps alot!

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picklesjr
20:45 Aug-17-2014
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cool, thanks for the help :)

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dodge999
18:43 Aug-15-2014
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Settings&FPS Please

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Aeroisticon3
21:18 Aug-17-2014
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Max settings 60+ fps

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healers9
14:29 Aug-13-2014
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Me and my friend have the same laptop but he plays with 140 fps and i have like 50 to 70 what is wrong with my laptop?

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ZeroHour060
15:37 Aug-13-2014
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Check to make sure both of you have the exact same settings. Check to make sure you both have the exact same amount of RAM. If you both have the same, click here. If those 10 things will not also help, give up, turn off the fps count and don't worry about it. :D
That high of an fps count will not make much of a difference.

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johnpiou20
09:13 Aug-14-2014
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hey guys i bought a new pc
how much frames can i get with max settings with 10-16
render distance

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TheMegafjj
13:53 Aug-14-2014
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You should get above 100 fps for sure!

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johnpiou20
16:23 Aug-14-2014
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thank you for the reply m8

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kevin22
17:43 Aug-12-2014
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render distance and fps with mods,
i´ll be able to play with shaders? if yes can you give me render distance and fps please =)

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KernelPad
19:36 Aug-11-2014
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FPS while I run shaders + Far Distance? Any tweaking needed to get the best possible outcome?

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anonymously3742
23:57 Aug-11-2014
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are you serious? a 660 is soo much better than intel hd graphics and that can still play this game. you should be completely fine. go buck wild, mods, texture packs, mod packs, everything. even shaders. there should be no issue with frames.

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18:05 Aug-12-2014
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Cheers. I'm currently on a Intel HD, runs atleast max 30 FPS with low render distance, no shaders or any quality upgrades from standard Minecraft settings. Everything turned down low. I really want to play MC like normal people, lol.

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anonymously3742
18:54 Aug-15-2014
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Me too, not only Minecraft but normal AAA games. Tomb Raider, Battlefield, all of that. I'll be able to with my upcoming build. I also found out that Minecraft is one of those games that is more cpu intensive. But not to worry, your system is still well more than capable. As mine will be. I can't wait to build it :D

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anonymously3742
18:56 Aug-15-2014
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Im bad at determining games that are more cpu intensive, especially when I don't own and play them. But Minecraft I guess I should have known. If it wasn't, I don't think I could play it at all, so yeah.

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