PC phenomenon Minecraft scores big on Metacritic

After more than two years in development, indie sandbox building game Minecraft is finally getting some love on Metacritic.

Fourteen publications have weighed in with overwhelmingly positive reviews since the game’s official launch during last weekend’s sold-out MineCon event, giving Minecraft a combined Metacritic score of 95 out of 100. Most outlets praised the game for its genre-defining game play and imagination, with Eurogamer going so far as to call it “a towering achievement in the very possibilities of gaming.”

User reviews have been a bit more restrained. Gamers gave Minecraft a 7.5 out of 10 rating.

Earlier this week, Minecraft developer Mojang revealed that the game sees roughly 242 million logins each month. Plus, more than 17 million people have registered on the Minecraft website. The game sold its 4 millionth copy on Nov. 6, and has generated an estimated $50 million in revenue.

An iOS version of Minecraft was released last week for the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone. An Xbox 360 version is scheduled to launch sometime in 2012.

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