25 Best Modpacks in Minecraft You Must Play

The ever-growing Minecraft community doesn’t stop trying to make the game better in every aspect. If you want to elevate your Minecraft experience, modpacks are one of the best ways to change the groove. All of these mods will be limited to the Java Edition of the game, and you can find out why in our comparison of Minecraft Java and Bedrock Editions. However, before we dive into this extensively curated list, make sure to install Forge to use mods with Minecraft on your PC. No, you can’t skip this step as all of the modpacks listed below require Forge or an alternative installed.

Modpacks are a curated collection of different mods under a single theme or topic that you can install to elevate your gameplay experience. Unlike mods, modpacks aim to change almost every aspect of the game. Many of the mods here will require a medium or high-tier gaming PC for a playable experience. Moreover, you can only expect them to work on Mac or Windows. Though there might be an easy way to install Minecraft on Chromebooks and experience the magic on your low-end school laptop as well.

1. RLCraft

RLCRAFT Modpack for MC

This is the most popular, demanding, and powerful modpack on our list. Acting in some ways as a direct competition to RTX on Minecraft Bedrock, this mod focuses on realism. Not just realism in terms of textures or shaders, but in aspects beyond what you can imagine. It is a collection of 50+ mods to make Minecraft feel more life-like, covering everything from hooks to leaves. Also, going beyond graphics, the RLCraft modpack makes the sounds feel more realistic.

2. Vault Hunters 3rd Edition

Some of the rooms in the Vault Hunters modpack
Official Screenshots

Vault Hunters is an action-packed fast-paced modpack like you’ve never seen before. It’s a next-level RPG in Minecraft that provides a little bit of everything. The goal is to find all the artifacts by raiding dangerous and challenging dimensions consisting of many different rooms with unique mobs, themes, and loot.

On this journey, you will be able to level up, create strong gear, and get completely overpowered (like the most powerful OP MCs in anime). With various well-known mods, such as Create, JEI, Terralith, Waystones, and others, the Vault Hunters modpack is the perfect option if you are into combat.

  • Download Vault Hunters 3rd Edition
  • Game Version: 1.18.2

3. All The Mods 8

All the Mods 8 Modpack
Official Screenshot

This is a special, regularly updated modpack with a ton of unique and somewhat lesser-known mods. If you want to discover random new mods, this is the modpack to stick with. It doesn’t focus on a specific theme but empowers individual creators’ creative pursuits. If this feels like ideal Robinhood vibes for your game, grab the modpack right now. With challenging quests, bosses, unique mobs, and structures, you will never get bored in a pack like this.

  • Download All the Mods 8
  • Game Version: 1.19.2

4. Pixelmon

Pixelmon mod for Minecraft

If you’re into the famous video game series Pokemon and you also happen to be a Minecraft fan, then Pixelmon may just be the perfect pack for you. This modpack adds different Pokemon into the blocky world. You can then capture them and also fight other creatures. Moreover, you’ll find plenty of interesting biomes and structures along the way which you’ll locate fairly easily thanks to all the helper mods included in the modpack.

  • Download Pixelmon
  • Game Version: 1.16.5

5. Medieval Minecraft

Medieval Minecraft Modpack
Official Screenshot

This modpack is possibly one of the most loved packs in the community. It’s packed with all sorts of features that work perfectly together. With the Origins mod, you’ll choose your race and start the amazing RPG journey. The world consists of different dimensions and biomes, that are populated with special mobs and even civilizations that will pose a great challenge for the adventurers.

You won’t get lost either, thanks to the well-put quest system, but make sure you get geared up, because the powerful bosses and dungeons can get a little scary.

  • Download Medieval Minecraft
  • Game Version: 1.16.5

6. Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons

Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons Modpack
Official Screenshots

Do you get bored easily when dealing with tech stuff in Minecraft? Does fighting mobs, exploring and looting structures and also fighting some more mobs excite you? Well, the Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons modpack lets you experience just that. It completely focuses on exploring different and dangerous biomes and structures in search of amazing OP loot. By completing quests and improving your skills and gear, you’ll get stronger and that’s necessary as the creatures around you get more powerful as well.

  • Download Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons
  • Game Version: 1.12.2

7. BlockFront

BlockFront Modpack
Official Thumbnail

If you are one of the players who believe Minecraft should include guns, you’ve found probably your favorite pack. BlockFront is an action modpack that simulates WWII battles. It also brings many FPS game features that make this pack extremely satisfying and addicting. Thanks to plenty of highly detailed environments, different weapon options, and truthful visuals, this modpack is surely one of the best.

  • Download BlockFront
  • Game Version: 1.19.2

8. Farming Valley

Main Menu of the Farming Valley Minecraft Modpack

Vanilla Minecraft has several major features that work as the game’s foundation. The Farming Valley modpack’s goal is to enhance one of those features and change them completely. As you can imagine, it’s the farming aspect of Minecraft. Thanks to the amazing and relaxing RPG life sims, like Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon, people have been obsessed with the chill atmosphere this genre provides. This pack basically creates a Stardew Valley-like game inside of Minecraft.

Your goal, as a humble farmer, is to take care of a farm and a small town, plant seeds, and harvest crops, which you’ll then sell to the local NPCs and make money, so you can progress further into the pack’s content. You’ll even come across some twists to keep you on your toes. Also, if you are a Stardew Valley fan, you will quickly notice that this modpack’s menu music sounds rather familiar… Don’t worry though, the developer got the permission.

  • Download Farming Valley
  • Game Version: 1.10.2

9. Minecraft Eternal

Eternal Minecraft Modpacks

If you liked the idea of the “All The Mods” modpack, this takes the whole concept to the next level. As per the creators, this collection offers adventures, magic, science, quests, combat, bosses, automation, and exploration all in one place. This multi-thematic mod provides players with a taste of every good mission-style modpack that you can look for in a single one. From dozens of pets to new weapons, there are many things to look out for in MC Eternal, including cannon-shooting rats and even the aurora (as shown in the image above).

  • Download Minecraft Eternal
  • Game Version: 1.12.2

10. Create: Above and Beyond

Create: Above and Beyond modpack
Official Screenshot

Create is one of the most popular and adored Minecraft mods nowadays. It is packed with exciting content geared towards automating generating and collecting most resources in-game. Grind is completely eliminated and players are provided with better and more fun ways in which they can complete this action. That’s just one mod, though.

How about an entire modpack that will enhance the Create experience and make you never want to go back to the vanilla game? Yes, that’s right. The Create: Above and Beyond is that modpack. Thanks to the full list of included mods on the download page linked below, you can find out what it’s all about.

  • Download Create: Above and Beyond
  • Game Version: 1.16.5

11. Parasites by Forge Labs

Parasite Modpack for Minecraft

If complex changes and learning new recipes don’t fit your playstyle, maybe this survival modpack will be more fun. As the name suggests, the Minecraft world you land in is infected by parasites, and they are turning villagers into deadly creatures. This zombie-style survival experience in Minecraft has always been a popular choice for players. What makes it even better than the general zombie-style story is the fact that the actual parasites and mobs are far scarier and more challenging.

  • Download Parasites by Forge Labs
  • Game Version: 1.12.2

12. Advanced Wizardry

Advanced Wizardary

Are you a Potterhead like I am? If yes, this modpack is going to make you fall in love with itself. Even though the modpack doesn’t directly present itself as a Harry Potter mod, there are plenty of elements from the franchise. From Phoenix to Dumbledore lookalikes, there’s a lot to look forward to. Just because the collection isn’t limited to the HP series, Advanced Wizardry also includes plenty more content to offer than regular magic modpacks.

13. Valhelsia 3

Valhelsia 3

This modpack aims to target a wide variety of players while ensuring you have access to only the highest quality of mods. Explorers will have the best biomes to explore, technical players will have unlimited building abilities, and adventurers will have a whole world of quests waiting for them. The team behind this collection is of professional modders, so expect the most reliable and bug-free experience from this modpack.

  • Download Valhelsia 3 Modpack
  • Game Version: 1.16.5

14. World of Dragons

World of Dragons Minecraft Modpacks

Dragons are entities you will find in several modpacks, but this one gives them the attention they deserve. It is directly inspired by George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series, the one that gave birth to the popular Game of Thrones TV series. Check out a list of the best Netflix TV series right here for more such recommendations.

The plot of this modpack is based around attempts to subdue dragons, using their carcasses for materials, connecting with the villagers, and doing tons of quests. You can use multiple magic and technology-based methods as well as a combination of the two to take down the dragons. We can easily conclude that World of Dragons offers more variety to dragons than any other modpack out there.

  • Download World of Dragons Modpack
  • Game Version: 1.12.2

15. Mineshafts & Monsters

Mineshafts & Monsters Modpack

Continuing our streak of ancient creatures, we have an amazing modpack that brings you to a slightly challenging world. There are castles, caves, new biomes, and Mineshafts for you to explore in this modpack. Each biome in this world is looming with creatures ready to kill you. From dragons and undead souls to tigers and queen bees, you will have to take each step wisely to survive in this harsh world.

This survival-based modpack is fun and has high stakes involved if you are up for the challenge. Other than the scary creatures, Mineshafts & Monsters also offers a beautiful world with inspiring architecture.

  • Download Mineshafts & Monsters
  • Game Version: 1.16.5

16. Space Astronomy 2

Space Astronomy 2

This is the time to take our list of best Minecraft modpacks beyond the horizon. Quite literally. The Space Astronomy 2 modpack offers a collection of space mods and tons of the latest technology that you won’t find in the vanilla game otherwise. With an install size of 4GB, this is one of the heaviest modpacks on our list. The main aim of this modpack, as you might have guessed, is to explore the universe, visit different planets, and then record those journeys in the achievement booklet.

  • Download Space Astronomy 2 Modpack
  • Game Version: 1.10.2

17. SevTech: Ages of the Sky

SevTech Modpack
Official Wiki Screenshot

Now that we have taken off from the ground, let’s stay in the sky for a while. With random creations in the sky, this pack takes a beautiful Minecraft world and divides it into skyblocks. There are massive changes in the game beyond that as well, including cool new entities like the karate Zombies and a ton of new blocks and recipes. This modpack hasn’t been updated in a long time, but it is still one of the highest-rated ones among the fans.

18. FTB Stone Block 3

StoneBlock 3 Modpack in Minecraft
Official Screenshots

This modpack is essentially the complete opposite of the SkyBlock challenge map. Yeah, the entire world is set underground in the stone layers. You are free to explore all sorts of unique biomes and custom-generated structures. Nether and the End are not separated dimensions either, as the whole world generates in concentric circles around your base.

Using various tech and magic blocks and items, you can create very efficient factory builds and farms. Thanks to the scripted events and interactions, you’ll always have something new to do and look forward to.

  • Download FTB Stone Block 3
  • Game Version: 1.18.2

19. Direwolf20

25 Best Modpacks in Minecraft You Must Play
Image Courtesy: YouTube/ direwolf20

One of the best parts of playing Minecraft is the community around it. And well, this modpack celebrates that like nothing else. The popular Minecraft YouTuber Direwolf20 created this amazing pack to play with fans of the channel. Created with community engagement in mind, the modpack has some of the best mods loved by the game’s fans, including MineTogether, EnderCore, Storage drawers, and more. If you already know the YouTuber or simply wanna enjoy a variety of fan-favorite mods, get this modpack right away.

  • Download Direwolf20 Modpack
  • Game Version: 1.12.2

20. Regrowth

Regrowth Modpack

After a whole list of exciting and unique modpacks, Regrowth is here to bring things down to a standstill. The whole concept of this pack is, “What if Minecraft didn’t have any natural elements?” In this hardcore pack, you not only have to survive but also use magic and tech to fix the vanilla world. You have to turn the wasteland you spawn in into the Minecraft world we have come to adore.

  • Download Regrowth
  • Game Version: 1.7.10

21. Better Minecraft

Better Minecraft Modpack

Want something that feels like Minecraft but is much more promising? Try out Better Minecraft. Yes, this Minecraft modpack simply takes regular vanilla game and improves it in so many ways. You get tons of new bosses, crops, blocks, and even 5 new dimensions. In a way, you can consider this as a sequel to Minecraft except you don’t have to pay a dime to get it.

  • Download Better Minecraft
  • Game Version: 1.16.5

22. OriginsSMP

OriginsSMP

If you want to host a survival multiplayer server for your friends then OriginsSMP is the perfect option for you. It packs a bunch of the best Minecraft mods of all time into a single package giving you new portals, mobs, a huge amount of biomes, and a countless number of blocks and mechanics. You will have to spend days if not weeks to explore every single feature this modpack consists of. Though, this also means that your system has to be powerful enough to handle this modpack.

  • Download OriginsSMP Modpack
  • Game Version: 1.18.2

23. Forever Stranded

Forever Stranded

You can have 99 problems in Minecraft but the scarcity of resources is hardly one. But that’s not the case if you are using this modpack. In Forever Stranded, your spaceship has crashed on a mostly barren planet. Now, you have to find food, shelter, and most importantly, water to survive. But, that’s only the surface of your problems. As the night falls, things are going to get crazier, and mark my words, you will not survive.

  • Download Forever Stranded
  • Game Version: 1.10.2

24. Fabulously Optimized

Fabulously Optimized

While almost every other modpack on this list will test the limits of your PC, Fabulously Optimized is supposed to help it unload. This modpack relies on a variety of modern optimization mods (much like OptiFine for Minecraft) to optimize your FPS and gameplay while also improving the game’s graphics with shaders. So, you get a better-looking game, smoother gameplay, and a literally cooler system.

  • Download Fabulously Optimized
  • Game Version: 1.20.1

25. Jurassic World Reborn

Jurrasic World Reborn Minecraft Modpack

This modpack is one of the best options if you want smarter and more diverse mobs in the game. As you can guess, it adds a bunch of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures to Minecraft. All of these new mobs have their unique AI, special drops, and quite impressive animations. But, they are so well developed that you won’t feel like they don’t belong to the world of Minecraft.

  • Download Jurrasic World Reborn
  • Game Version: 1.12.2

Grab any of these modpacks that excite you, and do let us know if you find some better ones in the comments. However, if you are looking for more subtle changes, the best Minecraft mods might be something you want to check out. Not to forget, these packs can be demanding, so getting Optifine for Minecraft might help ease some load and optimize performance. It will also end up enhancing the graphics for most of the modpacks in this list, which is a huge plus. So, don’t wait any longer and start installing these modpacks into your Minecraft worlds right away.

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