Minecraft

1.15
Slightly Good
Price: $7.49
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 151 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 506 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

1.17

72 votes
10 votes
Grinding -
72 / 10 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

79 votes
9 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
79 / 9 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

97 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 97 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

116 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 116 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

78 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 78 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

97 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 97 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

99 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 99 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 175 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 963 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

2.44

71 votes
6 votes
Premium Currency -
71 / 6 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

98 votes
13 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
98 / 13 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
81 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 81 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

3 votes
91 votes
Accidental Purchases -
3 / 91 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

2 votes
126 votes
Recurring Fee -
2 / 126 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

92 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 92 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

113 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 113 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

100 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 100 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

125 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 125 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

131 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 131 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

85 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 85 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 23 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 639 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

4.42

10 votes
86 votes
Reciprocity -
10 / 86 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

10 votes
126 votes
Competition -
10 / 126 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

2 votes
83 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
2 / 83 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

1 votes
80 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 80 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

102 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 102 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

83 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 83 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

79 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 79 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 189 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 565 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.84

84 votes
3 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
84 / 3 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

99 votes
8 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
99 / 8 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

2 votes
77 votes
Complete the Collection -
2 / 77 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

2 votes
103 votes
Variable Rewards -
2 / 103 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
107 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
2 / 107 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

131 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 131 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

136 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 136 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

Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Jan 20, 2023
Animals make noises when they take damage.
Variable Rewards reported on Jan 20, 2023
Some achievements come with optional skins for your player character.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Jan 20, 2023
These achievements are part of Microsoft's gamerscore, also seen on Xbox. For a few there are in-game rewards - different skins for your player character - but for the most part they have no effect on the game.
Reciprocity reported on Jan 20, 2023
When multiple players are in a world, any resources can be freely shared between players.
Recurring Fee reported on Jan 20, 2023
If you choose to use Realms, there is a monthly fee. You can choose not to pay, which removes access to the realm for any player besides the one who created it.
Competition reported on Nov 4, 2022
Optional as a part of multiplayer mode.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Oct 16, 2022
they give you acheivements but its hardly ever paid attention to
Recurring Fee reported on May 24, 2022
Realms subscription exists, but is unnecessary.
Premium Currency reported on May 24, 2022
The bedrock version has an optional e-shop of skins and worlds. However, these can also be made or downloaded for free online.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on May 24, 2022
There ARE achievements, but they're just for fun and far from mandatory.


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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.

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

Slash commands - Tweak how the game plays: you can give items away, summon mobs, change the time of day, and more.

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.

MULTIPLAYER
Realms - Play with up to 10 friends cross-platform, anytime, anywhere on Realms, your own private server that we host for you. Try a free 30-day trial in-app.

Multiplayer - Play with up to 4 friends with a free Xbox Live account online.
Servers - Join free massive multiplayer servers and play with thousands of others! Discover gigantic community-run worlds, compete in unique mini-games and socialize in lobbies full of new friends.

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