What are the best Minecraft mods?

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    #1Shaders Mod for Minecraft

    Shaders Mod for Minecraft
    This Mod adds shaders to Minecraft including multiple draw buffers, shadow map, normal map and specular map. These things can be used to change the appearance of Minecraft completely.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Kevin Yi
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "One of the most fun Minecraft mods to use. You can change your background whenever you feel it, i use this every single time."
  2. 23

    #2Optifine HD

    Optifine HD
    Optifine HD is a Mod for Minecraft designed to optimize FPS, Graphics, and Textures. With this mod, it will completely change your experience in Minecraft.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Zhao Huang
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Yoooo, this really made the graphics HD, one of the good mods for minecraft that I definitely recommend."
  3. 14

    #3Biomes O'Plenty

    Biomes O'Plenty

    Biomes O’ Plenty is an expansive biome mod for Minecraft. It is compatible with the Forge and supports no less than 75 new landscapes for Minecraft.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Andrea Nichols
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Love this!!!!! It expands my territory and i have a lot of landscape to explore!!! "

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

The word mod in gaming is derived from the word modification. It is the act of modifying a game to create custom levels, objects, characters, or even stand-alone games within the game itself. Some games have editing features that allow players easily mod components of the game. People who mods a game is called a modder.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the popular game Minecraft was created in just six days? You've read that right! Minecraft creators Markus Persson, also known as Notch, developed the game's first version in less than a week. On May 10, 2009, he began creating a game that allows free and organic exploration of the virtual world. Persson came up with the idea of a sandbox game to launch his then-new company, Mojang AB. By May 16, he already finished the alpha version of the well-loved game which debuted the next day. Despite technically finishing the game in less than a week, it took two more years for the Swedish programmer and designer to fully complete it. Mojang would update the game until the company released its full version in 2011.

It wasn't very long until Minecraft became one of the most popular games in and out of the United States. This is probably because of its loyal fan base who offered free marketing by sharing the game to their friends. Some players discovered the game through gaming YouTube channels that stream Minecraft game plays. Furthermore, was easily loved by kids due to its child-friendly design and a wide variety of game mods to fit their imagination. What is your favorite Minecraft mod?

  1. 13

    #4VoxelMap

    VoxelMap
    VoxelMap for Minecraft is a minimap and world map mod that makes a great effort to be accurate to the colors you see in the world (and your resource pack). If you’re an adventurer, this is the mod for you.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Bob Ma
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Probably one of the best minecraft mods for me, the map is really clear so exploring the land is so much easier. Really realy nice."
  2. 13

    #5TooManyItems

    TooManyItems

    With TooManyItems Mod you can create & customize items, including those not available even in creative mode. Save and load entire inventories. Switch game modes and control time, weather, and more.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Rodrigo Montiel
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "NICE ONE!!!!!! You should defintiely get this one!!! It would help you manage your in game inventory which is realy convenient."
  3. 11

    #6LotsOMobs

    LotsOMobs
    This mod for Minecraft adds a lot of life and adventure to your game. Over 45 new mobs come together including birds, fish, lions, mammoths, snakes and even dinosaurs with tons of items and blocks.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Denise McCoy
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "The animals are all so cuteee and I really enjoy palying with these creatures to be honest lol 😂"
  4. 9

    #7Dynamic Transport

    Dynamic Transport
    Dynamic Transport a proper elevator mod for Minecraft. You can create an elevator with as that plants as you like, using a remote control that can be seen as the ascensional dimensions. 
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Ajay Kapur
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Elevators looked really cool in minecraft so i tried donwloading this and its good. I had fun while building this, really nice."
  5. 6

    #8Industrial Craft2

    Industrial Craft2

    IndustrialCraft2 (or IC2 for short) is a mod which adds many electrical machines, blocks, and items. It revolves around automation and modernization of many aspects of the game.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Chris Tang
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Nice mod but i think there are better than this one. I think Optifine HD is defintiely one of the top minecraft mods."
  6. 5

    #9Millenaire

    Millenaire

    Millenaire is a single-player and multi-player mod for Minecraft, a 3D sandbox game. It aims to fill the "emptiness" of worlds by adding NPC villages to it, with loose 11th-century Norman, North Indian, Mayan, Japanese and Byzantine themes and additional cultures planned.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Martín Meléndez
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Really nice! It made my gaming experience better because of the NPCs, it creates a lot more to explore."
  7. 4

    #10Galacticraft

    Galacticraft

    Galacticraft is a Minecraft Mod that allows you to explore the solar system in your own spaceship, explore dungeons, and build space stations with friends.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Bruce Pearson
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Yoooo this one is legit the best minecraft mod ever, it features the space and you can build your own spacecraft 🤘"
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    #11The Orphanage (MOD)

    The Orphanage (MOD)

    The Orphanage is a horror mod made by REMO. This mod for the Minecraft Java Editon offers jumpscares, haunting ambiance, horror textures and a compelling story to follow.

    Game Elements

    Zhao Gu
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "This is really nice and good to play in if you really like horror stuff but if not you better stay away from this."
  9. 0

    #12Inventory Tweaks

    Inventory Tweaks

    Inventory Tweaks is a mod for Minecraft. The tools that run out of durability are automatically replaced in your hotbar. The stacks of blocks are also automatically refilled and a middle click will sort your chests and inventory.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Keith Lee
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Really helpful mod, it would refill all your blocks, and durability which is really nice you guys should download this"
  10. 0

    #13Best Minecraft Mods

    Best Minecraft Mods

    Best Minecraft Mods is an article where you will find some of the best Minecraft mods of 2018. It also explains how to install Minecraft mods on Windows 10 or other OS.

    Articles

    Free

    Jaime Camacho
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Nice, but i prefer a solution that would give me a mod with a direct download link."
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    #14Minecraft Resource Packs

    Minecraft Resource Packs

    Feel free to visit this website and browse through hundreds of Minecraft resource and texture packs by simply choosing a category, resolution, and popularity. 

    Websites

    Rakesh Lobo
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "There are a lot of mods to try, really nice. It gave me various mods and it made me happy LOL"
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    #15Jeoffrey's Chamber Series

    Jeoffrey's Chamber Series

    Jeoffrey's Chamber is a series of mods for Minecraft. Players wake up in a room as a captive by a lunatic called The Emperor. They have to follow The Emperor's rules to live. The mod features an original story and fully-voiced acting.

    Game Elements

    Free

    Joseph Collins
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Gameplay is really nice, and there is an original story which is really cool. All of y'all should try this, really interesting."
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    #16Black Light

    Black Light

    Black Light is a mod made by BlueGamerzTM. Players traverse an abandoned city called Feuredge and they must unravel the secrets of this radioactive wasteland.

    Game Elements

    Free

    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Not the best for me but you can try and tell me if you liekd it."
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    #17Weeping Angels

    Weeping Angels

    The Weeping Angel mod is made by a_dizzle. Inspired by an enemy in Doctor Who, the monster will stay still when seen but chases players when not seen. They are only killable by a pickaxe.

    Game Elements

    Free

    Rodrigo Rocha
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "OOohhh really interesting, I would download this, try it and let you know on what I think lol"
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    #18Survival Horror

    Survival Horror

    Survival Horror is a mod by Hypixel. Players have to survive 25 waves of monsters while keeping the mansion's generator open. They have to manage their resources while staying alive.

    Game Elements

    Free

    Carmen Méndez
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "I love horror games so i defintiely dig this mod. Really exciting to play and heart thumping to be honest."
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    #19Calmere Nightmare

    Calmere Nightmare

    Calmere Nightmare is an adventure map by xaxk. Influenced by H.P.Lovecraft's books, players take the role of a police officer investigating the mysteries of the town of Calmere. The map focuses on exploration rather than combat.

    Game Elements

    Free

    Ni Zeng
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Storyline is pretty nice for me but Jeoffrey's Chamber Series is definitely better for me."
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    #20Levi’s Nightmare

    Levi’s Nightmare

    Levi’s Nightmare is a horror map by Kmilley. Taking the role of Levi Insecttis, players traverse the large map and they will encounter scary surprises. Just like any other Minecraft survival map, players have to follow rules.

    Game Elements

    Free

    Marcos Peña
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "not my cup of tea for a mod with another gameplay. this is gonna be a pass for me."

Summary

Best What are the best Minecraft mods
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Shaders Mod for MinecraftSoftware 32 Free
2Optifine HDSoftware 23 Free
3Biomes O'PlentySoftware 14 Free
4VoxelMapSoftware 13 Free
5TooManyItemsSoftware 13 Free
6LotsOMobsSoftware 11 Free
7Dynamic TransportSoftware 9 Free
8Industrial Craft2Software 6 Free
9MillenaireSoftware 5 Free
10GalacticraftSoftware 4 Free
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