What are the best games similar to Minecraft?

Can't get enough of your favorite game Minecraft? Well don't fret, there are more games like this for you to explore and enjoy! The people in the community have suggested top similar games just for you!

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    Roblox is the most popular and the best Minecraft-like game. You can create adventures, play games, and role play. Explore and do more fun things on this app!


    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Xbox One

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Enrique Vega
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "The characters in this game somewhat resembles LEGO. The graphic is a bit smoother than Minecraft, and it doesn't look as "pixelated". I personally like Minecraft better because of the blockiness though, because it really feels like you're building something out of blocks."
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    Deemed as one of the most similar game to Minecraft, Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire


    Elizabeth Lawson
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "out of all the games like Minecraft, this is the most strategic in the same kind of way. that's why i like it"
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    #3ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Survival Evolved is among the best Minecraft-like games around. It is an open world action-adventure survival game set on an island full of primitive creatures.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS


    Sue Mao
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "some free games like Minecraft are not as good but this is almost as entertaining! =) "


With over 40 Million registered players and 17.5 Million games sold all over the world, there is definitely no shame in playing Minecraft, whether you're a kid, a teenager, or maybe even an adult by now. This interactive game lets you submerge in an environment that brings out your creative side through building constructions of your liking using different blocks, in its 3D generated world. There are even different Minecraft maps and game mods you could explore! In fact, this game is not only addictive but did you know that a Swedish school actually placed Minecraft in their school curriculum?

Contrary to the usual rules where students are not allowed to play games during school hours, the Viktor Rydberg school in Stockholm started to introduce the game to their students back in 2013, and have been using it in their classes ever since! Although there are tons of games in the market, this game, according to the faculty encourages children to be more creative, and it also develops their critical thinking. It may seem like just an ordinary fun game, but it actually teaches kids about city planning, environmental issues, getting things done, and even how to plan for the future! The idea originally stemmed from a national school competition, where schools were to submit proposals on how to make things better for the future, but instead of keeping it to a mere proposal, the school decided to step up their game and made it compulsory in all their classes. Now, the school utilizes the game by customizing it to specific lesson plans so that their students could learn more while enjoying!

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    #4Don't Starve

    Don't Starve

    Considered as one of the top games like Minecraft in terms of adventure and surprises, Don't Starve is a survival game developed by Klei Entertainment.


    PlayStation4, Xbox One, Linux, Windows, Mac, eBay


    Moisés Ríos
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "Out of all the games similar to minecraft, i like this one the best. adventure is a very entertaining genre for me."
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    #5The Forest

    The Forest

    Featuring a bone-chilling approach to the good-old concept of adventure, The Forest requires the player to survive in a forest full of dangerous cannibals.


    Windows, PlayStation 4


    Wei Lai
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "one of the games like minecraft with better graphics. this puts on a very scary twist to adventure and survival. it's scary but entertaining at the same time"
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    Starbound is a multiplayer sandbox action-adventure video game which is set in a two-dimensional universe. This features story-based missions, and players must explore to obtain new weapons and visit towns. 


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Roy Young
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "I have been looking for another game like Minecraft for quite awhile. I was instantly drawn into the sandbox style of Starbound. I like the game play because it is mission based. I can forage and create but I also have goals to meet."
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    Rust is a survival game created by Facepunch Studios. Inspired by games like Minecraft, and other wilderness survival games. Rust aims to create a hostile environment in which emergent gameplay can flourish.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Christopher Kelley
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "I got tired of Minecraft after playing it for so long so I tried to find a similar game. Eventually I landed on Rust. Rust does have many similarities and feels like it's something from the same universe. So it's very easy to get used to. I enjoyed it tremendously right from the beginning and hoped to get as much play as possible out of it. I will continue playing it long into the future!"
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    #8Junk Jack

    Junk Jack
    Junk Jack is a multiplayer 2D sandbox exploration, mining, and crafting game. You can build and improve your home, tame and breed creatures, cook foods, collect animal companions, grow flowers and play with your friends.

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    Sai Jain
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "i searched games like minecraft android and saw this pixel-looking icon. great suggestion!"
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    #9Survivalcraft 2

    Survivalcraft 2

    In Survivalcraft 2, a game developed by Igor Kalicinski for Android and iOS devices, you'll try to survive on a huge deserted island. You'll need to find resources, build houses or fight against perils.


    Android, iOS


    Bruce Johnston
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "Survivalcraft2 was the answer to my prayers! After I had played hours and hours and hours of Minecraft, I wanted something similar but still different enough to give me a new challenge. Survivalcraft2 was perfect, and it has given me many more hours of unique playtime!"
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    #10Block Story

    Block Story

    With Block Story, users can build and explore a world where they have ultimate control. Players decide where to go and what to build. They can fly on dragons' backs and embark on a quest to save the world.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vishal Kadam
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "out of the top 10 games like minecraft this is the most block-y like. "
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    #11The Sims 4

    The Sims 4

    The Sims 4 is a life simulator game. You control the Sims, smarter and complex characters, that try to fulfill their dreams and ambitions. It was created by the Sims Studio and was released on May 6, 2013.


    PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac


    Johnny Johnson
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "I love games that are about building. Building cities, homes, parks, etc. etc. I have been a Minecraft player for years now and I haven't tried many other games. A friend of mine mentioned the Sims, so I thought I would check it out. This game is highly addicting! I love being able to build my own little world and watch my sims go about their lives. I would definitely recommend this game!"
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    Delver is a first person action roguelike dungeon crawl with crunchy pixels. Their graphics are based on pixels that reminds us the games from the 80s but in a 3D environment that recreates a fantasy world.

    Android, Windows


    Ralph Powell
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "I love Minecraft but I needed a bit of change, but wanted something that was similar to Minecraft too, because I like that type of game. Delver is a great choice! I get surprised level ups and never playing the same thing over and over, it's really fun and interesting game if you are a Minecraft addict that needs to have a new (similar) game! "
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    #13WorldCraft: 3D Build & Craft

    WorldCraft: 3D Build & Craft

    WorldCraft: 3D Build & Craft is an arcade game developed by Playlabs, LLC where players can create their own worlds and explore worlds created by others. There is a multi-player mode available as well.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jack Green
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "Minecraft started to become a little dull to me so I started looking for an alternative game to play. I stumbled on WorldCraft and fell in love! It is so much fun! I definitely recommend WorldCraft to gamers of all ages. "
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    #14Pixel Gun 3D

    Pixel Gun 3D

    Pixel Gun 3D is a free-to-play action survival game for Android and iOS mobile devices. It features different modes such as Battle Royale, Cooperative, and Survival. Players can also create their own skin and use in the multiplayer game.


    Android, iOS


    Joseph Perry
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "My son loves Minecraft, so I was looking for more games like it for him to try. I discovered Pixel Gun 3D in the google play store and gave it a shot. He loved it - the graphics, the gameplay, everything."
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    #15Garry's Mod

    Garry's Mod

    Garry's Mod is a cross-platform multiplayer sandbox video game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed by Facepunch Studios and published by Valve. The game was released on November 29, 2006.


    Windows, Mac


    Pranav Chauhan
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "This game is definitely something different, and I love it. It took me a little while to get used to the free-form structure of the game. Then I grew to love that I could let my imagination wander and create things how I wanted them to be. It helps me relax and build my creativity at the same time. I would highly recommend!*"
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    GunCrafter is a multiplayer block game developed by Naquatic LLC for iOS and Android devices. Craft your own gun and compete against your friends, your enemies, or anyone in the world in a virtual reality shooting competition.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Benjamin Kelly
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "It's like minecraft, with guns! This genre is getting crowded by a lot of me-too games and this is one of them. The concept is interesting, but I'm not sure I really want to play yet another pixel crafting game, you know? It was fun for a little while but it didn't hold my interest at all."
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    Growtopia is a crafting game and sandbox platformer that can be accessed by multi-players. Users can get to build all sorts of things, such as houses, dungeons, songs, artworks, and puzzles.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hao Duan
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "Growtopia is just another Minecraft wannabe, cashing in on the basic structure and visual depth of the similar games that came before. After a week of having the game installed on my Android, I uninstalled it and moved on with my life, as should everyone else. Leave this one on the shelf and walk away."
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    #18Hide and Seek

    Hide and Seek
    Hide and seek treasures is a free to play game with pixel art graphics. Go on an exciting adventure seeking for the lost friends: mine ancient tombs, hide from the ancient evil, craft tools to deal with it, seek and get all the treasures.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jacob Flores
    Written on April 19, 2017
    "Even though this game is very "Minecraft" like, it has its own personality. I like the puzzle solving worlds that makes you think hard to get them complete. I would love to see more features on the game, but I guess eventually they will be added on future updates."
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    Minetest is a sandbox game where you have to explore, dig and build in a beautiful procedurally-generated world, and craft stuff from raw materials. It's a good alternative to Minecraft or Roblox.

    Windows, Mac, Android


    Brian Bradley
    Written on July 18, 2017
    "I wanted to play Minecraft but I didn't have money to buy it. I tried out a free version of pretty much the same thing, called Minetest. This was really fun and really great, especially for free!"
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    #20Winter Craft 3: Mine Build

    Winter Craft 3: Mine Build
    A new game in the series: Winter Craft 3 - give players updated sandbox in "create and build" style. The new craft system of game resources, armor, items, single player mode is a Classic and Survival



    Juan Rios
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "If you're looking for a game similar to Minecraft - you've got it. Winter Craft 3 is virtually the same thing, with an updates sandbox and a "create and build" style with new resources, armor, items, and player modes. It's a simple game and mobile friendly - just what you're looking for."
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    #21Kerbal Space Program

    Kerbal Space Program

    Kerbal Space Program is a sandbox science and space simulation video game developed by Squad and published by Private Division. It can be played on Microsoft Windows and macOS computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac


    Frank Jones
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "Kerbal Space Program is great for people who love building or finding solutions to problems through creative thinking. The visual effects are similar to the Minecraft world but you are given clear goals to achieve which makes the game more enjoyable to me."
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    #2212 Best Minecraft Alternatives

    12 Best Minecraft Alternatives

    In the website Lynnconf, you can find this list of 12 different games that are quite similar to Minecraft. You will find a quick review of all of them: Manic Digger, Terraria, Roblox, and many more.  



    sam khan
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "In the same time, this great game popularized sandbox survival genre and has shown us that there are lots of games developed and based on the similar idea. We decided to present you 12 Minecraft like games that you will enjoy playing wherever you are."
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    Astroneer is an open world and survival game where players can create and shape their own worlds by exploring imaginary planets. This game is was developed by System Era Softworks and it was first released in December 2016.


    Xbox One, Windows


    Astro Masque
    Written on August 17, 2018
    "Perfect for those who are bored with Minecraft, getting an upgrade in the graphics with sci-fi features like living on planets in space while being cute astronauts!"
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    #24You Craft

    You Craft

    You Craft is a block survival game developed by Solverlabs for Android devices. The sandbox simulator game lets players interact with a community, create and build online, customize their character, farm, explore, and more.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jane Fox
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "Its a new cool game, that i have recently played, and its similar to Minecraft!"
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    Boundless is a multiplayer sandbox game developed by Wonderstruck Games in 2018. This game is available on different platforms such as Windows and Mac OS. Players can shape their citizens and create worlds.


    Windows, Mac


    Questing Knight
    Written on December 29, 2018
    "It's a block building game like Minecraft, but its MMOrpg, unlike Minecraft its based on a universe of planets to explore. it has great graphics and beautiful vistas. Systems - Skill & 50+ levels, plots, Player Towns, building, chisel, combat events, player Economy, Forge tools and weapons, Guilds and mutch more you could say its Minecraft with a lot of mods. the devs release an update every other week and every other update contains some new feature and after a few months a bigger content update."


Best What are the best games similar to Minecraft
1RobloxGames 163 Free
2TerrariaGames 79 Paid
3ARK: Survival EvolvedGames 65 Free
4Don't StarveGames 64 Paid
5The ForestGames 63 Paid
6StarboundGames 52 Paid
7RustGames 50 Paid
8Junk JackGames 50 Paid
9Survivalcraft 2Games 45 Paid
10Block StoryGames 42 Free

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