Minecraft

1.12
Slightly Good
Price: $1.99
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 162 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 566 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

1.3

84 votes
14 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
84 / 14 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

78 votes
15 votes
Grinding -
78 / 15 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

107 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 107 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

126 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 126 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

88 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 88 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

107 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 107 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

109 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 109 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 197 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 1048 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

2.37

78 votes
9 votes
Premium Currency -
78 / 9 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

100 votes
19 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
100 / 19 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

7 votes
97 votes
Accidental Purchases -
7 / 97 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
101 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 101 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

4 votes
88 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
4 / 88 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

5 votes
132 votes
Recurring Fee -
5 / 132 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
109 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 109 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
140 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 140 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

123 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 123 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

135 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 135 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

95 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 95 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 44 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 683 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

4

16 votes
90 votes
Reciprocity -
16 / 90 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

18 votes
128 votes
Competition -
18 / 128 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
110 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 110 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

3 votes
88 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
3 / 88 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

3 votes
92 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
3 / 92 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

3 votes
87 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
3 / 87 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

88 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 88 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 202 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 623 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

0.94

103 votes
14 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
103 / 14 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

92 votes
6 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
92 / 6 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

3 votes
86 votes
Complete the Collection -
3 / 86 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

2 votes
113 votes
Variable Rewards -
2 / 113 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
117 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
2 / 117 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

141 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 141 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

146 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 146 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 704,073 votes.
Google Play:  (4.50) with 2,766,526 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Grinding reported on May 21, 2024
Mining for resources.
Competition reported on May 21, 2024
PvP mode.
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior reported on May 21, 2024
"Griefing" (intentonally destroying other players' constructions) is very common in multiplayer, as well as unfair PvP (well-equipped griefer killing other players interested in building).
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on May 19, 2024
Promoted multiplayer servers have "loot boxes".
Pay Wall reported on May 19, 2024
Promoted multiplayer servers have paywalls.
Artificial Scarcity reported on May 19, 2024
Promoted multiplayer servers have limited time offers. In-game store has limited items.
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on May 19, 2024
Promoted multiplayer servers have invite rewards.
Pay to Win reported on May 19, 2024
Promoted multiplayer servers have pay 2 win items.
Reciprocity reported on May 3, 2024
In multiplayer worlds and servers you can give items to other players.
Infinite Treadmill reported on May 3, 2024
It's a sandbox game so it's technically never-ending.


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Screenshot Explore infinite worlds and build everything from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs. Create, explore and survive alone or with friends on mobile devices or Windows 10.

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Marketplace - Discover the latest community creations in the marketplace! Get unique maps, skins, and texture packs from your favorite creators.

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Add-Ons - Customize your experience even further with free Add-Ons! If you're more tech-inclined, you can modify data-driven behaviors in the game to create new resource packs.

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