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The Best Minecraft Mods to Download

What are the best Minecraft mods?

Well, we’re going to get straight to the point with what we think are the best Minecraft mods in 2020.

From adding rope bridges to speeding up the overall performance of the game, you’ll find all the mods you need to enjoy Minecraft to its fullest.

So, without further ado, here’s a list of the 30 best Minecraft Mods.

 

The 30 Best Minecraft Mods

The list of Minecraft mods and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as Games Radar, PCGamer & Lyncconf.

These are the 30 best Minecraft Mods:

 

30. Rope Bridge

Best Minecraft Mods - Rope Bridge

If you find yourself getting easily annoyed with climbing up and down mountains, then you’re going to love this Minecraft 1.11.2 mod.

Rope Bridge allows you to easily create bridges between mountains and long chasms, as many times as you want.

It’s a great way to avoid enemies and only requires a grappling hook, assembled with three different parts, enough materials in your inventory and this mod.

Then, all you have to do is fire away and you’ll be walking across a rope bridge in no time.

 

29. Advanced Rocketry

Best Minecraft Mods - Advanced Rocketry

The next Minecraft mod is Advanced Rocketry.

This mod is all about exploration and checking out what other planets have to offer.

You can explore planets and moons with their own solar systems, all from the comfort of your custom-built rocket and warp ships.

The sky is “not” the limit if you install this mod!

 

28. CandyCraft

Best Minecraft Mods - Candycraft

If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, then this is the mod for you!

The CandyCraft Minecraft mod allows you to go to a whole new dimension and do what you do best: mine, build and explore.

You’ll find new blocks, items, tools and more, along with new mobs to kill, armour to wear and bosses to defeat!

 

27. Chisel 2

Best Minecraft Mods - Chisel 2

The Chisel 2 mod adds more static building blocks to the game and is particularly useful for anyone that enjoys the construction aspect of Minecraft.

Access to the new block is provided via the Chisel, and, two new items, Ball O’Moss and Cloud in the Battle, have been added.

 

26. LotsOMobs

Best Minecraft Mods - Lots o Mobs

If you’re an animal fan then the LotsOMobs mod is for you.

It adds 25 new mobs to Minecraft including, fish, lions, mammoths and dinosaurs.

If thats not cool enough for you then many of the mobs also come with unique drops, which can be used to create lots of interesting recipes.

 

25. HD Hyper Realism

Best Minecraft Mods - HD Hyper Realism

To really get the most bang for your buck, you’ll want to make sure that you’re utilising the best visuals possible.

That’s exactly what this mod does, it significantly improves all the visuals in Minecraft and makes everything look a lot sharper.

This is an absolute must-have texture mod!

 

24. Smart Moving

Best Minecraft Mods - Smart Moving

Moving just became a whole lot easier!

Everyone knows that moving around in Minecraft can feel a bit slow and stagnant. Well, not anymore.

Smart Moving makes the game feel more fluid and closer to real-life movement. Flying is probably the most notable difference, as you’ll take on a more “Superman” -like position.

This is one of the coolest mods in Minecraft by far.

 

23. Animal Bikes

Best Minecraft Mods - Animal Bikes

The Animal Bikes mod allows you to create any animal of your choice and ride it around the map like a bike.

This mod allows you the chance to craft a saddle, which was previously un-craftable.

It’s particularly useful if you want to travel around large areas, but, in general, it’s just really cool and a whole lot of fun.

 

22. Instant Lake

Best Minecraft Mods - Instant Lake

This Minecraft mod does exactly what it says on the tin, builds instant lakes.

Well technically, it allows you to fill empty spaces with any type of liquid, like lava or water, as many times as you want.

And once you’re finished filling holes and creating lakes, you can sit back and enjoy your creations.

 

21. Mystcraft

Best Minecraft Mods - Mystcraft

If you’re looking for a new adventure, or you’re just bored of your world, then Mystcraft has got your back.

The Mystcraft mod allows you to create new dimensions using “Linking Books”.

These allow you to travel around the multiverse, with the pages of the book dictating the different types of worlds your encounter.

For all those free spirits out there, this is the mod for you!

 

20. Still Hungry

Best Minecraft Mods - Still Hungry

The Still Hungry Mod allows you to create enough food that you won’t have to search for it anymore.

It’s not 100% unlimited, however, there’s “Plenty” so it should last you a long time.

The mod also comes with a ton of new food choices, so you won’t get bored of the same thing any time soon.

 

19. Biomes O’Plenty

Best Minecraft Mods - Biomes O'Plenty

Biomes O’Plenty adds in a lot more diversity to the Minecraft world.

It adds everything from coral reefs to bushlands and includes over 75 more lands and textures.

However, in order to use this Minecraft mod, you’ll need to create a new world and select the Biomes O’Plenty world generation option.

But, you won’t be disappointed if you do, so download it now!

 

18. Natura

Best Minecraft Mods - Natura

If you want to spice up your world a little more then the Natura mod is a good option.

It allows you to add new tree types, which come in a variety of colors and textures, so you can make your home more appealing to the eye.

Also, for early game food and resource production, Natura adds in a few more crops, which defiantly comes in handy if you’re just getting started.

This is a good mod to start off with and one we’d recommend.

 

17. Jurassicraft

Best Minecraft Mods - Jurassicraft

For all you Jurassic Park fans out there, this is the mod for you.

Jurrassicraft allows you to create dinosaurs by extracting DNA from fossils and amber.

It also adds in a few prehistoric plants and some additional vehicles to help your get around.

So, if you want to create your own prehistoric world, download this Minecraft mod now!

 

16. Dungeon Pack 

Best Minecraft Mods - Dungeon Pack

Are Dungeon Crawlers your thing?  Well, you’ll love this!

The Dungeon Pack Mod adds dungeons to the Minecraft world, which allow you to crawl around them until your heart’s content.

That’s about it for this mod, so if dungeons are your thing then fill your boots!

 

15. Fossils And Archeology Revival

Best Minecraft Mods - Fossils And Archeology Revival

The Fossils And Archeology Revival mod allows players to add in extinct creatures, fossils, eggs, blocks,  DNA and lab equipment.

It’s similar to the Jurassicraft mod but requires you to find and collect fossils from fossil blocks, and analyze them.

If the fossil is deemed to have Dino DNA, then you’ll be able to create whatever dinosaur egg the DNA came from.

This is definitely a mod for anyone that’s into prehistoric animals.

 

14. Botania

Best Minecraft Mods - Botania

The Botania mod adds in a variety of new flowers to the Minecraft world, prettying things up a bit.

However, that’s not all it does, as it also adds some new powers, which you can use to make new weapons, and tools.

By installing this mod and growing flowers yourself, you’ll be able to heal faster, use them to feed your animals and enhance your overall Minecraft experience.

 

13. Bacteria Mod

Best Minecraft Mods - Bacteria

Like it says on the tin, the Bacteria mod introduces Bacteria to the Minecraft world.

You’re able to prepare the bacteria yourself, by doing some basic gardening, and when they’re ready, you can just dig them out.

Once the bacteria is released, it can either be really good for you or have a negative effect.

So, it’s up to you to handle the bacteria well in order to reap the most rewards.

 

12. Decocraft

Best Minecraft Mods - Decocraft

It’s time to upgrade your place and bring in some new furniture.

The Decocraft mod adds in a ton of new props, and, allows you to craft anything from furniture to silverware. Chairs, lamps, tables, torches and silverware are all a possibility with this mod.

So, when you decide to decorate your next build, make sure to download this mod as it will vastly improve the final finish of your design.

 

11. Carpenter’s Blocks

Best Minecraft Mods - Carpenter's Blocks

Tired of creating the same old blocks in Minecraft? Then this is the mod for you.

Carpenter’s Blocks allows you to create new spectacular shapes whenever you need to create a new block.

It’s super customisable and makes building block feel like a whole new experience.

So if you’re looking to create a totally customisable block then Carpenter’s Blocks is the mod for the job.

 

10. Instant Massive Structures

Best Minecraft Mods - Instant Massive Structures

Another mod that does what it says on the tin, is Instant Massive Structures.

This mod allows players to create a predetermined structure based on crafter blocks, and, creates it instantly.

It starts by crafting the basic shape of your block and then turns it into the massive structure of your choice.

Anything from a quick get-a-way tower to a massive farm, you can do it all with this mod.

 

9. Here’s What You’re Looking At (HWYLA)

Best Minecraft Mods - HWYLA

HWYLA is the new and updated version of What Am I Looking At, which is no longer being updated.

This mod shows a tooltip with the name of the object or block the cursor is pointing at.

It comes in handy when exploring a new mod-pack, or, if you’re continuously wondering what that block you’ve never seen before actually is!

 

8. Twilight Forest

Best Minecraft Mods - Twilight Forest

If you’re looking to explore a new realm, then Twilight Forest is defiantly one you should consider.

It’s reachable in a similar way to the nether but features an entire world that’s in a total state of twilight and surrounded by huge trees and mushrooms.

There’s lot’s of things to explore and tons of adventures to be had, so download this mod now and start exploring the Twilight realm.

 

7. The Aether II

Best Minecraft Mods - The Aether 2

The Aether is the total opposite to the Nether and is viewed by many as Minecraft heaven.

Once you open the portal and transport yourself to the new realm, you’ll be greeted with newly designed floating islands and your head will be above the clouds.

If that’s not enough, there’s also some new mobs like flying pigs, new block types and new bosses to defeat.

 

6. Inventory Tweaks

Best Minecraft Mods - Inventory Tweaks

Perhaps the best mod for organisation and simplicity, Inventory Tweaks allows you to automatically replace tools when they break and sort your chests with one simple click.

However, be a bit cautious when using this as automatic tool repair, as it quickly becomes the norm, so if you delete the mod you’ll miss it for sure.

 

5. The Lost Cities 

Best Minecraft Mods - The Lost Cities

By choosing to use this mod, you’re opening up all the unexplored areas inside of a ghost town city.

You’re able to roam around new parts of lost cities and explore, exploit, build and tamper with whatever you want.

However, in this post-apocalyptic city, there’s not much else to see, so your main goal is to stay alive, and not succumb to death by boredom!

There’s tons to explore and a lot to fight against.

 

4. Millénaire

Best Minecraft Mods - Millénaire

The fourth best Minecraft mod is Millénaire.

This mod adds in additional new content into areas that would normally be unoccupied or barren.

Human men, woman and children are added and replace the bog-standard villagers. Even the villages themselves get a fresh new look.

Download this mod now to see what it’s all about.

 

3. Not Enough Items (NEI)

Best Minecraft Mods - Not Enough Items

If you’re wanting to find out which block to create next and just how many blocks there are, then this is the mod you’ll want to install.

Not Enough Items, or NEI, allows you to get a list of all the blocks that are available to create and all the ingredients required to make them.

This is an awesome mod because it saves a ton of time and makes things simple, which is why it’s the third-best Minecraft mod on our list.

 

2. Journey Map

Best Minecraft Mods - Journey Map

If you like to know where you’re going before you get there, or at least have some idea of what’s ahead, then Journey Map is the mod for you.

Simply put, Journey Map allows you to see the route where you’re heading, allowing you to make decisions on which way to go and how far you need to travel.

It keeps things simple and also lets you make a note of where your favourite places are and gives you a heads up on the location of your enemies.

 

1. Optifine/Fastcraft 

Best Minecraft Mods - Optifine:Fastcraft 

The best Minecraft mod, and one of the first ones you’ll want to install, is Optifine/Fastcraft.

This mod significantly improves the performance of Minecraft on lower-end machines whilst also improving the visual aesthetics.

It does this by adding in HD texture and smooth lighting. Framerate doubling is also something that has been reported to happen when installing this mod.

Optifine/Fastcraft will significantly improve the performance of Minecraft on your machine, especially if you’re already running a number of other Minecraft mods.

 

Summary

We hope you enjoyed our list of the 30 best Minecraft Mods.

Thank god for Mods! I can’t even imagine playing some games without them.

Granted, not all mods are good, but we think the mods on this list are the best Minecraft mods out there and really enhance the game. What do you think?

Here’s a quick recap of the 30 best Minecraft Mods:

  1. Optifine/Fastcraft
  2. Journey Map
  3. Not Enough Items (NEI)
  4. Millénaire
  5. The Lost Cities
  6. Inventory Tweaks
  7. The Aether II
  8. Twilight Forest
  9. Here’s What You’re Looking At (HWYLA)
  10. Instant Massive Structures
  11. Carpenter’s Blocks
  12. Decocraft
  13. Bacteria Mod
  14. Botania
  15. Fossils And Archeology Revival
  16. Dungeon Pack
  17. Jurasicraft
  18. Natura
  19. Biomes O’Plenty
  20. Still Hungry
  21. Mystcraft
  22. Instant Lake
  23. Animal Bikes
  24. Smart Moving
  25. HD Hyper Realism
  26. LotsOMobs
  27. Chisel 2
  28. Advanced Rocketry
  29. CandyCraft
  30. Rope Bridge

What’s your favourite Minecraft mod? Leave a comment below.

Matt McIntyre is a digital marketing consultant and certified marketing strategist. In a former life, Matt co-founded TWC Tailoring, a London based bespoke tailoring company. When he's not talking about business or marketing, you'll find him on a beach or by the pool.

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