The best games in the world - Minecraft's legacy is huge in today's gaming world. It doesn't change the fact that the first Alpha version of the game was released back in 2009 and the full version saw the light of day in 2011. So the game has been around for a decade, but it's still one of the most popular games in the world. Its principle is based on maximum simplicity. Five specific game modes, unmistakable "cube" graphics and hours of endless fun are simply the most apt characteristics of this game.