Minecraft is an open world sandbox video game developed by Mojang Studios. In this game, the player interacts with a modifiable 3D world made of blocks. The game has grown tremendously since its launch with over 160 million monthly players. Due to this massive popularity, Mojang has released quite a few versions and spin-offs for Minecraft. In this article, let's see a list of all Minecraft versions and see which is the best option to start playing.
Originally released in 2011, Minecraft comes in 3 different versions: Java Edition, Bedrock Edition and Education Edition.
Java Edition is the original version of the game, with the most features and modding possibilities. Its code is easier to modify than other versions, and so it has the most powerful scenes for mods and custom servers.
Minecraft Java Edition is the original version of the game, with the most features and modding possibilities
Bedrock Edition is a special edition for platforms that cannot run Java. Bedrock Edition features more saturated graphics, different terrain generation, some exclusive items, and a full-fledged extra system to deal with lower modifiability. However, it has less features than Java.
Education Edition is an educational version of Minecraft for classroom use. It allows teachers and students to collaborate to build projects and solve problems.
Minecraft Education Edition is not suitable for gamers
Overall, if you're using a PC, everyone should play the Java version for the full Minecraft experience. Bedrock Edition is also great but should only choose it if you can't play Java. Finally, the Education version is not suitable for gamers at all, it is the worst of the Minecraft versions.
Minecraft Dungeons is an ARPG version of Minecraft. It allows up to 4 players to go through levels, fight monsters and face extremely powerful bosses. The game also has an Arcade version that requires exactly 4 players.
Minecraft Dungeons both help players understand more deeply about the Minecraft world, while also having many unique monsters and weapons
Minecraft Dungeons is one of the few games with a story that gives players a deeper look at the lore of the Minecraft world. It has some notable features that should be implemented to the original Minecraft, such as unique monsters and weapons.
The developers of Minecraft really looked at the success of Pokemon Go and should have created Minecraft Earth that is similar to Pokemon Go. This is a free spin-off realistic mobile game. The player's task is to travel to real-life locations, build structures and collect resources.
Minecraft Earth failed due to release at wrong time
It has some pretty unique gameplay and interaction aspects similar to the main version of Minecraft. However, they released the game in the most inopportune moment: the Covid-19 Pandemic. Therefore, not many people want to run around and interact with real-life places anymore. This is why Minecraft Earth was closed on June 30, 2021.
Minecraft: Story Mode
Minecraft: Story Mode is a point-and-click adventure game based on Minecraft
Minecraft: Story Mode is a point-and-click adventure game based on Minecraft. In Story Mode, the player must complete chapters and their choices and actions affect the story. The game has had two seasons released, with a total of 13 episodes. In addition, the game also has versions on iOS and Android phones.
In November 2018, Telltale Games, the creator, began the process of closing the studio due to financial problems. Most of its games are starting to be removed from digital stores, including Minecraft: Story Mode. The bankruptcy of Telltale and the end of the license was the reason why this game was discontinued.
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