Minecraft Dungeons Playing Over ShoulderSource: Nick Sutrich / Windows Central

Best answer: Minecraft Dungeons at its most expensive is still very reasonably priced by modern game standards, especially when compared to full price "AAA" titles like Call of Duty, so it's easy to splash a little extra cash for the better version. If you want to just try the game before investing in it, Minecraft Dungeons will be available day one on both Xbox One and Windows 10 through the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, alongside over 100 other great games.

A great choice, no matter what

It's difficult for a studio to break out of its established formula, but Mojang Studios has done precisely that with aplomb. Minecraft Dungeons is packed with action and content, and it comes at a much more affordable price than many other modern games. This makes choosing between its versions a lot easier without a massive price gap between the two.

The standard version of Minecraft Dungeons ($20 at Best Buy) gives you unfettered access to the up-and-coming Diablo lookalike, with hours of intense, looting-flavored fun to enjoy. If you shell out a little more, the Minecraft Dungeons: Hero Edition ($30 at Best Buy) gives you the same game, but with the addition of a limited edition Hero Cape cosmetic item, two custom player skins, a pet chicken, and two DLC's for the game that will add more content in the future.

If you're interested in Minecraft Dungeons, the Hero Edition is the way to go. For a price that's still half of most games, you're getting the full game as well as at least two injections of further content down the road, which will likely end up saving you money. Plus, you get some cool gear to make your character more personal than the default options.

Pre-load the game and play it at launch

Minecraft Dungeons is coming to Xbox Game Pass at the same time it launches, so any subscribers can download and play the game on Xbox One and Windows 10 without needing to buy the game. In fact, if you have Xbox Game Pass, you can pre-install the game right now using the Xbox Game Pass app or using the Games & Apps section on your Xbox One. The game will begin installing early so that when the game released on May 26, 2020, you can be looting chests and exploring dungeons within minutes.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ($45 at Best Buy) bundles your Xbox Live Gold subscription for online multiplayer and Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and Windows PC's into one great package, saving you money and time in the process. All Xbox Game Studios titles will be available through Xbox Game Pass the moment they release, making it the best way to try out your next favorite game before you buy it for good.

Not your average Minecraft

Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft grows up and reaches out.

Minecraft Dungeons is the next saga in Minecraft's story, and it looks like Mojang and Microsoft are hitting another one out of the park. Minecraft Dungeons combines the familiar world we all grew up on with an injection of Diablo, a whole lot of fun. Available on every platform you're on, for a ridiculously tempting price, what's not to love?

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Is the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate the best value in all of gaming? It's possible. Ultimate bundles your Xbox Live Gold subscription with an Xbox Game Pass subscription for both Xbox consoles and Windows PC's. That means access to hundreds of games, with more, added all the time, for a single monthly subscription cost.

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