Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is a gateway to a world of unending exploration and building which some may wish to enter but only at the cost of their own free time. The pleasure that can be derived from reaching your goals in Minecraft only result upon hours of hard work and perseverance. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is far from a perfect game for everyone and many people will see it as a boring little title with barely anything to offer.
On the other hand those who find themselves enraptured in the experience of mining and crafting will find themselves amazed when they look up at the clock and see that six hours have passed since they started mining away for gold and diamonds. With tutorials and a more streamlined creation system and future updates promised, even Kinect support, Microsoft: Xbox 360 Edition brings with it countless hours of entertainment for those who make it themselves."