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The Best Minecraft Mods (And How to Install them)

by Kegan Mooney
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We often get asked what the best Minecraft mods are. Minecraft mods can turn the base game of Minecraft into something even more awesome.

Imagine building an actual working shop where you can sell your hard-earned spoils. Perhaps you want to embark on a hardcore survival adventure. Or maybe you want to indulge in some nostalgia with Pokemon!

Whatever you want to turn your Minecraft game into, your dreams can become reality (to some extent).

Minecraft on its own is a brilliant game. However, it’s also a modders delight. Fans have spent days, months and even years creating spectacles for us to enjoy.

I’ve decided it’s time to look at the best Minecraft mods available. I’ll also show you how to install them too. This is your one-stop Minecraft mod shop.

How to Install Minecraft Mods

Before we look at the Minecraft mods, it’s important to learn how to install them. If you attempt to install them without following a guide, you could end up breaking your game.

Java Edition

Best Minecraft Mods

If you’re playing the original Java edition of the game, I recommend downloading Minecraft Forge.

Minecraft Forge is an open-source project which makes it possible to install compatible mods. You’ll be able to download mods and add them to the correct folder to ensure they work.

Once you’ve got a great list of mods, simply launch the game as usual and everything should work as expected.

Windows Edition

Minecraft Mods

The Windows 10 edition does have mods. However, they are known as add-ons. There’s not as much choice as the Java edition, but there’s still some worth exploring.

You’ll need to head over to the store page and find add-ons. Choose the mods you want to install and click download. Voila!

Top 10 Minecraft mods:

1. Biomes O’Plenty

Biomes O’Plenty

If you want to explore a wider and more diverse set of environments in Minecraft, Biomes O’Plenty is a great choice.

There are loads of new biomes, each offering their own unique landscape. This includes flowers, plants, blocks and more.

For me, this mod adds so much more to the game. Though the base game is beautiful, this just adds something extra.

2. The Lost Cities

The Lost Cities

The Lost Cities mod is a new take on the Minecraft biomes. You’ll get to explore a dilapidated city surrounded by skyscrapers and buildings.

You’ll still find the usual dungeons and mobs, but they’ll be in different locations. For example, you might find a creeper under a freeway!

3. Carpenter’s Blocks

Carpenter's Blocks

Carpenter’s Blocks allows you to take Minecraft’s blocks and turn them into something else.

Imagine slopes, buttons, and doors which can all be customised. You can do this using the texture from any other block. I find this mod very useful in keeping a consistent theme across my buildings.

4. Pam’s Harvestcraft

Pam's Harvestcraft

If you’re looking to spice things up a little, Pam’s Harvestcraft is a mod you don’t want to miss. There’s over 1000+ new foods, items, crops and dishes to play with.

I’d highly recommend this mod if you’re looking to create a Minecraft shop, bakery, cafe or something similar. I’ve personally used this in the past and can’t play without it now.

5. Millénaire


I’m sure we’ve all dreamt of becoming a millionaire. Well, now you can become one in Minecraft.

If you’ve been seeking valuables but never found them, the Millénaire mod will fix that issue! It also gives you a strange ability to turn villagers into men, women, and children.

6. Twilight Forest

Twilight Forest

Twilight Forest lets you explore the wonders of the forest. There’s plenty of treasure to uncover, as well as some pretty scary monsters.

It’s time to adventure into the unknown, through hedge mazes and enchanted groves. Explore deeper to find more wonderous things in the Twilight Forest.

7. Decocraft


The Decocraft mod is designed for people who love a bit of DIY! You can create attractive items like chairs, tables, and even stuffed toys, aww!

If you’re looking to re-design your entire home, this is a great choice. For me, this adds much more variety to the game and makes the blocky textures that little bit more interesting.

8. Animal Bikes

Best Mods

Yes, you did read that correctly. Animal Bikes lets you ride on the back of animals. You can travel and explore your Minecraft world on the back of your animal of choice.

Whether it’s dragons, rabbits, or anything else you can think of, I’m pretty sure this is a fun addition to any Minecraft game.

9. Inventory Sorter

Minecraft Mods

This mod is super useful. So much so that they should have included it in Vanilla Minecraft. But hey, that’s what mods are for!

Inventory Sorter pretty much does what it says on the tin. You can organise items in your inventory or chests. You can also stack items or move individual items whilst looking in a chest.

10. Better Portals

Best Minecraft Mods

When you travel through a portal in Minecraft, you’ll incur a loading screen. It’s annoying, it isn’t smooth, and frankly, that’s why Better Portals is a mod you need.

You’ll be able to seamlessly transition through your Nether or End portal. There’s also an option to create horizontal or flat portals or different shaped portals too.


Over the years Minecraft has gained popularity and as a result, more and more people are joining in on creating great mods and content for the game.

Each year we see some of the popular mods releasing new versions to ensure they keep up-to-date with the base game and we also see new and exciting mods being created.

As the mod library grows, we will endeavor to keep adding to the list and making sure we are bringing you the best Minecraft mods possible.

Since we are only a small team, it’s entirely possible there may be some mods that should have made it onto this list, if you feel we have missed something great, or you are a mod developer yourself and want us to take a look at your mod, let us know in the comments.

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