Minecraft is a great game, but it?s not for everyone. Whether you just played as much of it as you can stand or you are just looking for a game with similar mechanics, you?re in luck. Here are five games like the LEGO rip-off Minecraft that will surely scratch that same itch and probably get you re-hooked on the sandbox-building genre you love!
RobloxIf you are the type that got into the genre because you love playing LEGO, then this game is right up your alley. Roblox is a mixture between a mini-game site and a social networking in which players can build and explore Lego-like worlds while enjoying the company of other players. Roblox has no game-goals, but encourages creativity and socialization. The game allows players to construct and develop their own world, but they must learn a scripting language called Lua. For those interested and with enough patience, Roblox represents an interesting game.
Ace of SpadesYou may think that guns made of textured cubes would not seem very realistic. Well you'd be wrong! Ace of Spades make cubes into realistic looking guns, with recoil and great fast-paced shooting action that you may have seen in Team Fortress. The game has a World War II type setting and allows you to build defensive positions from the destructible blocks placed around the world. You build everything from scratch and will constantly create and update new battle items to help you beat your enemies!
InfiniminerOnce you have correctly pronounced this title you have won the game! No! But this game may be one of the main sources of inspiration that Notch's epic game came from. Infinimer was the first game that allowed players to construct and search for textured cubed objects in a 3D virtual world. The game was built with the idea to provide a team-based competitive environment by excavating precious jewels being the means to win the game.
CubelandsCubelands is really one of the best free games that lives up to Minecraft. This game has an infinite world that allows players plenty of design features and options. This is truly an online building game that lets you build any architectural structure that you can think of. The game uses Unity 3D technology which really lets you create amazing virtual worlds for you and your friends. The best part of the game is that it really looks more realistic than Minecraft, which makes your structures feel like what you'd see in your everyday life.
Minetest C55This free Minecraft clone doesn't rely heavily on specs, which means you can play this game on nearly any computer, even many netbooks. The versatility is great and it offers a full multiplayer gaming experience without the heavy workload. The developers update this game constantly and take the game very seriously.
HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset
How does the new HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset from Kingston stack up against the competition?
Eight of The Most Memorable MMO Dungeons Ever Designed
Dungeons are a staple of the MMO genre; large-scale challenges requiring co-operation and co-ordination between anywhere from five to a few hundred players to adequately complete. Of course, not all are created equal, and some stand head and shoulders above their peers. Today, I'd like to tip my hat to those few legends, those instances that'll stick with us for years to come as shining examples of how to do dungeons right.
Ten Of The Best MMORPG Songs Ever Heard
In many ways, an MMO is only as good as its music. Many of the best and most memorable moments in an MMO invariably have a song associated with them; a piece of music which brings the memories flooding back the moment it reaches one's ears. Today, I'd like to pay homage to some of those songs - and some of those moments. Here, for your listening pleasure (and in no particular order, I assure you) is a list of some of the best songs ever heard in an MMO.
Facebook's Purchase Of Oculus VR Isn't The End Of The World
For those of you who've been living under a rock, Facebook recently purchased Oculus VR to the tune of $2 billion. Understandably, backers and developers alike were rather unimpressed, calling it a betrayal. As for me? I've never been more excited.
Seven Of The Worst Things You Can Say In League
If you've played league, you've probably encountered at least one toxic player. If you haven't, there's a good chance that YOU are the toxic one. Don't believe me? Ask yourself if you've ever said any of the following...
Six Reasons You Should Be Playing Dark Souls II
I've been playing a lot of Dark Souls II lately - and you should be too. Say what you will about the game's flaws, it's still arguably one of the best action RPGs released in the past several years. If you're up for a bit of a challenge, it's well worth the buy. Don't believe me? Let's talk, then.
Eight Reasons The Elder Scrolls Online Will Be Awesome
As you're all no doubt aware, The Elder Scrolls Online - currently in open beta - will be launching in a few months or so. In light of both the new release date and all the hype surfacing around it, I've decided that, over the next two weeks, I'll be looking at all the reasons to look forward to it...and all the reasons we shouldn't.
League of Legends or DOTA 2?
The debate between Dota 2 and League of Legends has been raging almost since the two games were first released. But which game is REALLY the superior of the two?
Ten Fictional Settings That'd Make For Awesome MMOs
Let's look at a few settings, worlds, and stories I'd love to see made into MMOs. I'm sure you'll agree, all the entries on this list have the potential to be downright awesome.
MMO Year In Review: 5 of 2013's Biggest Dick Moves
People are dicks - particularly on the Internet. While that shouldn't come as any great surprise, occasionally we come across someone whose level of sheer dickery reaches legendary proportions. As we move into 2014, let's take a look at a few such individuals from the previous year.