15 Best Minecraft Mods You Must Install

Last Updated: December 14, 2015

So you have been playing a lot of Minecraft lately. You already know how to install Minecraft mods but what you really want to know is what mods are good and what mods are the best? Well, if that’s the case then worry no more because you can now get the most out of your Minecraft game by installing the best mods that we bring you today. These are the must-have mods that every Minecraft players should really install because it will add an extra layer of fun to this already amazing game. Below are the 15 best Minecraft mods everyone should try.

1. Optifine


No matter if it’s your first time playing Minecraft or you’ve been playing it for a long time now. The first mod that every Minecraft player should install is none other than Optifine. If you have a PC with some high-end specs then you definitely need to install Optifine mod for your Minecraft game. Optifine adds some of the best visuals for your Minecraft game and makes it look very amazing. You get the best HD textures, and also some extra control over the graphical features of the game. This mod also makes the entire gameplay even smoother than before so you can enjoy the game with some of the best visuals and a lag-free gameplay.

2. Fastcraft


If Optifine is not the mod you’re looking for because let’s face it, your PC specs suck and it’s almost as powerful as a potato then you need something to help you run Minecraft smoothly on your potat….PC. Just download and install the Fastcraft mod and watch as your Minecraft game goes from terribly slow to epically faster and smoother than ever before. This mod helps make Minecraft run very fast on low-end PCs specially if you have a bucket load of mods installed for your game then this is the perfect mod for you.

3. Dungeon Pack


When you get bored of the regular build this and build that type of gameplay in Minecraft then it’s time for something extra to help you get the most out of this amazing game. The Dungeon Pack adds a lot of different dungeons that you can explore like a dungeon crawling action game and you can find a lot of different chests filled with awesome goodies that can come in handy in your journey. Turn your boring Minecraft world into a Legend of Zelda-like world with this all new mod.

4. CraftGuide


Players have been asking for this feature to be added to the vanilla version of Minecraft for so long, but the developers haven’t done anything so far. However, now you can install CraftGuide in your Minecraft game so you have a giant book of all the crafting recipes in the game available to you directly within the game. So, you don’t have to pause your game and find recipes online when you have all the recipes available within your game. You can craft anything you want with the help of this amazing mod.

5. Botania


Some mods will add amazing dungeons to your Minecraft game so you can explore them and have some fun while there are also mods that will add beautiful plants to your Minecraft game which may not sound as exciting as the Dungeons, but the flowers are pretty useful. The Botania mod will add a large variety of flowers and plants to your Minecraft game. These flowers have different functions that can help you in the game. You can feed these to the animals, some flowers will have the hostile mobs fight each other instead of you and much more. If you want some flowery goodness in your Minecraft game then this is the perfect mod for you.

6. Decocraft


Minecraft is all about decorating your world with anything that you want, but you won’t find many decorating items in it. If that’s the case then you can always download the amazing Decocraft mod for your Minecraft game and add an extensive list of items to decorate your world. This mod adds a plethora of items like chairs, lamps, tables, kitchen sinks, toys, plushies, and much more. All these items are craftable so you can decorate your amazing world with some of the best items in the game with this mod.

7. Animal Bikes


You don’t have to travel on foot in the vast world of Minecraft because now you can download the Animal Bikes mod for your Minecraft game and get a lot of different ridable animals in the game to help you in your long journeys. If you want to explore the vast world of Minecraft then you will need a ridable animal like a Dragon so you can fly up high and explore the whole wide world while riding a cool dragon. Nothing beats riding a dragon soaring high in the sky.

8. Still Hungry

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Food is a very important thing in Minecraft, you need ample amount of food to stay alive in this game. However, the types of food available in the regular Minecraft game are just limited and pretty boring to be honest. You can now download the amazing Still Hungry mod for your Minecraft game and get a wide variety of foods added to your game. You can get pancakes, you can eat amazing burgers, pizzas, and many more delicious food items in your game.

9. WAILA (What Am I Looking At)


The name of this mod says it all. This mod is pretty simple and comes in really handy when you have a lot of different mods installed and a collection of a lot of items in your Minecraft game. If you don’t know what you are looking at then this is where WAILA a.k.a What Am I looking At comes into play. You just point your cursor at the item you want to know more about and a pop-up will tell you exactly what them items is, where it came from, and what mod generated that item. This comes in very handy when you want to quickly know about a lot of items in your game.

10. Twilight Forest


Add a lush jungle to your Minecraft game that holds a lot of mysterious rewards for the brave and is also home to many dangerous monsters that will haunt your nightmares. Twilight Forest adds a large forest with beautiful trees, plants, lakes and everything. The jungle is vast and deep and it holds so many rewards for those who go deep into the forest. However, you should also keep in mind that this lush forest also hosts a lot of dangerous monsters that will not think twice about taking your life. So always be careful where you go.

11. Journeymap


If you are a fan of having a minimap always on your screen then this is the perfect mod for your Minecraft game. This adds a minimap to your Minecraft game so you can map your way around the world. You can also save waypoints at places where you have already visited. You can also see when hostile mobs are trying to sneak up behind you. You can watch their positions on the minimap and run for your life as fast as you can. This mod gives your Minecraft game more of an adventure game vibe.

12. Instant Lake


If you have a lot of holes and empty space in your Minecraft world then maybe, you would like to have a few lakes or maybe, lava reservoirs for your good. No matter what your choice of liquid is, you can get that with the help of Instant Lake mod for your Minecraft mod. This mod gives you a block of water or lava that you can place in any hole or empty space filling it instantly with the chosen substance. If you want a few lakes around your house or holes filled with molten lava then this is your best shot at getting all that.

13. Magic Yarn


Everybody hates losing the directions to their home in Minecraft. Every time you venture off in the deep lands and forget your directions back home is quite frustrating. If you seriously hate getting lost in the wide world of Minecraft then Magic Yarn is the perfect magical mod for your game. This mod helps you by tracing your way back home. So you can follow the trail left by this mod back to your home easily. No more getting lost in the woods because you can now always find your way back home with the help of this mod.

14. Minecraft Comes Alive


This amazing mod will turn all the villages in Minecraft into great places where you can talk to the villagers, make friends with them, trade with them, and if you are charming enough you can even marry them to lead a happy life in this virtual world. The village will have different people from different races and cultures who live together peacefully and do jobs and everything like that. You can be friends with them and trade with them for the items that you want. You can also marry one of them and start a family life in the village making Minecraft a different kind of game.

15. Booze


As the name suggests, this mod will turn your Minecraft game into a brewery business where you can get access to all the different plants necessary to brew your own beer, wine, whiskey, and whatnot. You can get as much booze as you want with the help of this mod and enjoy a brewing business in the world of Minecraft. The whole process is pretty identical to the real life process of making booze. So it takes nearly 7 days in game to make wine and everything else is similar as well. If you want to know how booze is made then this is the perfect way to enhance your knowledge.

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Get ready to bring the most out of your Minecraft game with the above-mentioned mods. If you really want to enjoy your game then these mods will definitely help you enjoy your game even more than before. There are thousands of mods available for Minecraft so if you have some other suggestions then feel free to post them below. We will take a look and see if these are important enough to be added in our list of best Minecraft mods.