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Play Minecraft for free in your browser because who needs free time?

Play Minecraft for free

If you want to play Minecraft for free, there's good news and bad news. You can play it for free via your browser, but you won't get the modern Minecraft experience, but the original, classic version of Minecraft creative mode. By the rapid pace of modern gaming history, that's pretty old, but if you're looking for some way to play Minecraft free, this is the closest you'll get. 

That being said, if you do play Minecraft for free, there'll be some restrictions: aside from all the aspects that come with playing something in your browser, there are all the more archaic aspects of the older Minecraft Creative Mode - no mobs, a lot less blocks and a lot of the original bugs left preserved, as you're effectively playing the game as it was in 2009. Still, playing classic is better than not playing at all, so click on this link right here (opens in new tab) to get started.

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Play Minecraft for free

Unfortunately when you play Minecraft for free there’s no way for you to save your game in the browser that we can find, so you’re going to have to just resign yourself to having to eventually wave goodbye to your blocky world. However, you could always keep the tab open infinitely to prevent it from disappearing into the ether. There won’t be much to lose, however, as Classic Minecraft is the original version of Mojang’s phenomenally-successful game: there are only 32 different types of blocks (with most of them being dyed wool), all the original bugs are in there, although you can build as much as you want as Classic Minecraft only has creative mode. 

If you want more Minecraft, here’s some other games like Minecraft to try out, or watch the video below for some top Minecraft facts.

Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.