Minecraft Dungeons, essentially a “baby’s first Diablo-like” that shares its setting with Mojang’s popular sandbox game, was exclusive to the Microsoft Store (opens in a new tab) when it launched in 2020. It has now arrived on Steam (opens in a new tab), coinciding with the release of the Ultimate Edition, which combines the base game with its six DLC add-ons – Jungle Awakens, Creeping Winter, Howling Peaks, Flames of the Nether, Hidden Depths and Echoing Void – as well as the soundtrack and digital artwork. Of course, you can just play it on Game Pass instead.
While it doesn’t have crafting or even mining, Minecraft Dungeons ties into Minecraft lore, pitting you against the Arch-Illager to destroy the Orb of Dominance and become the hero of the game. ‘Overworld. It also features four-player co-op and, since November last year, cross-platform play for PC, Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 versions.
Rachael Watts gave it a solid 75 in her review. “Minecraft Dungeons is the perfect introduction to dungeon crawlers for beginners and an airy adventure for veterans,” she wrote. “There’s nothing special that sets it apart, but it’s a fun, streamlined take on the dungeon crawling genre.”