CurseForge is one of the best modding resources online, especially for Minecraft. It even has its own app, which makes installing and changing mods around simple. What’s more, the site often has its own easier-to-install versions of Minecraft’s most popular mods. But with a wide variety of mods on the site, it can be overwhelming to pick out the best. We’ve broken down the best Minecraft CurseForge mods below, including links to get them.
Better Minecraft (Forge Edition)
Ever wish Minecraft was updated sooner, had a dozen new biomes, more dimensions like The End and The Nether, quests, Dragon breeding, and was just overall better? Well, Better Minecraft is for you.
Mods that add new elements to Minecraft are pretty standard. Still, it’s pretty rare that a mod takes elements from upcoming official content and adds them before Mojang can. Perhaps that’s why Better Minecraft feels more like an official expansion than an out-there mod. And thanks to CurseForge, this pack, which contains over a dozen individual mods, is conveniently packaged.
There’s plenty of “real-life” mods for Minecraft, but RLCraft overshadows them with just how insane it is. For example, in RLCraft, you can’t punch trees to get Wood to make tools. Instead, you have to find Sticks on the ground, find Flint in Gravel, craft Flint tools, and then chop down a tree. RLCraft also adds with new mobs and monsters to the game. You can tame almost every creature, which makes this mod feel like a combination of ARK: Survival Evolved and Minecraft.
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If there’s one game that can match Minecraft’s universal appeal, it’s Pokémon, so combining the two seems like a natural progression. Pixelmon does just that. This mod transforms Minecraft from a survival game to an open-world Pokémon game.
In Pixelmon, you can traverse the open wilderness, find Pixelmon, capture them using Poké Balls, and journey to various towns. The battle system in Pixelmon is very similar to the one in Pokémon, but it has some added flavor. There are boss battles, deep exploration, and random landmark spawns. It's a perfect fusion of two fantastic games.
SkyBlock is one of the most popular Minecraft map types of all time, so when you have a mod that changes SkyBlock into practically its own game, it’s a recipe for success. SkyFactory, now in its fourth release, has grown from a simple mod that allowed you to automate tasks into a fully fledged experience in its own right.
The advancements system in Minecraft is nice, but it’s more of a rough guide than a full-on progression system. That’s where SevTech Ages comes in. SevTech Ages guides you through the advancement tree, only to upgrade to a new “Age,” unlocking new mods as the game progresses.
This means that—as you go deeper into Minecraft—more blocks, materials, and gadgets are unlocked. It makes the Vanilla Minecraft experience far more engaging, as there’s always something to look forward to on the horizon!
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