Since it was released in 2011, Minecraft has become one of the best-recognized video game titles on the market. It's currently available for every platform imaginable, from PCs to Playstations, Xboxes, and even the Nintendo Switch, and there are entire gaming influencers whose careers are dedicated to creating Minecraft content.

Can you play Minecraft for free? How much does Minecraft cost?

If you're on a budget or want to try out the game before you shell out your money for it, luckily there is a free way to access Minecraft. Players can access the classic edition of Minecraft right from their browsers by going to classic.minecraft.net. The game's developers released this free version in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the title, though it does come with some limitations.

This free version of the game does not have the most up-to-date skins, blocks, and items, meaning you'll only be able to access the features that were originally in the game — and considering how long the title has been out, you'll be missing out on a lot by only playing the free browser version.

That being said, if you're looking for the full version, you're going to have to shell out money for whatever console or device you want to play it on. Prices for the game vary, though it's usually somewhere around $30 to purchase for your device of choice. If you want to play on multiple consoles, however, you'll have to purchase a copy of the game for each.

Why is Minecraft rated E10+?

Minecraft's maturity rating is listed E10+, suggested for players 10 and older, mainly for fantasy violence. But many parents and educators have said that Minecraft is a good game for a variety of ages, as it allows players to be creative with few restrictions. While there may be some jump scares with the monsters like creepers and Endermen, overall it's a relatively safe game for children to play.

Why is Minecraft so popular?

Minecraft is one of the best-known video games on the market right now, and there are a few reasons for that. For starters, the game offers a level of versatility that many other titles don't offer, as there's not a campaign that players have to complete to enjoy the game. The creative mode also offers users the option to enjoy the building options Minecraft offers so they can flex their creative muscles without worrying about surviving. The endless multiplayer options and unique maps offer so much versatility, it's hard not to get addicted to the title.

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