Alternatives to Minecraft for all platforms with any license

  • Minetest

    Minetest is a near-infinite-world block sandbox game and a game engine, inspired by InfiniMiner, Minecraft, and the like.

    • Free and open source, modding is simple, Very fun, setting up a server is easy and simple, doesn't need a setup, portable, everything happens within the game files. Guest • Jul 2019 • 14 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MInetest is very very good game. Guest • Oct 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar but better moddability and code performance. Thus in some respects better than Minecraft. Guest • Aug 2019 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • actively developed and by far the most popular open-source minecraft alternative. Guest • Mar 2020 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The MineClone 2 game/mod gives a gameplay very similar to Minecraft. tuxayoAug 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You can easily mod and expand this and it is open-source. There's a lot of good mods, like Mesecons or WorldEdit and, as i mentioned before, the modding is much easier (because this is meant to be modded). A really good alternative to MC. Guest • May 2019 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • like minecraft and more easy to use as i am a tech nub Guest • May 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It feels like minecraft but it's open source NickFreemanApr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free and open source software with no ads. Easy setup and customizing your own world. Designed to work well even in low-end machine. Available in more than 20 languages. Constantly developed by community. Guest • Dec 2017 • 9 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I have to recommend something to a fellow teacher and this is the one being used by other teachers in my district. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has most of the features of Minecraft. What it doesn't have can be added to the game easily and quickly through mods and texture packs. Because it is also open source, it is constantly being made better by the community. Guest • Jul 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Minetest is open source block game, driven by community. It is easy and fun to write mods for Minetest using Lua. Because of mods, each of the 200+ publicly available servers are unique. Guest • Jul 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a free and open source game with a great gameplay Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar visual-wise. Contains modding (via Lua), custom texture packs and multiplayer mode with many public servers. Does its job quite well on weak CPUs and integrated graphics. Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its got the same texture which is beatiful Guest • Jan 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its the only one I'm able to run Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Hardware friendly/Works well on low-end machines gabethepiggyJul 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source and easy to modify. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree

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  • Terraria

    Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. The world is your canvas and the ground itself is your paint. The very world...

    • It's easy to say they are similar in nature, but they are different games with different systems and gameplay. Guest • Apr 2019 • 27 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Looks and is totally different tahn Minecraft. A incredible game, who no one will regret playing it, but not a different option looking games like Minecraft Guest • Jul 2020 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Both games have some similar mechanics and features but are done differently. Still, they have a lot more in common with each other than with most other games. ZeeroeOct 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Although at first glance the two may seem similar, Terraria and Minecraft are actually two very different games. Guest • Oct 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • amazing game, has nothing to do with minecraft Guest • Sep 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Gid and fight - perfect 2d game for me. (After Minecraft ofc) davidparv1Apr 2020 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it has way more items, it is 2D, and it has more health Guest • Dec 2019 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • TOTALLY different games. Terraria is 2D minecraft is 3D Guest • Mar 2019 • 7 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 2D alternative, allows modding, crafting system is a bit annoying. imh1kikoOct 2019 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It actually force you to think, not mindlessly poke buttons. BrendanHartFeb 2019 • 6 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • they are totally diferent games Guest • Oct 2016 • 14 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You don't need to mod to have fun Guest • Feb 2017 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Terraria is a 2D version of Minecraft and it's still being played today Guest • Sep 2017 • 3 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • SurvivalCraft

    You are marooned on the shores of an infinite blocky world. Explore, mine resources, craft tools and weapons, hunt and make traps. Build a shelter to survive nights and...

    • SurvivalCraft has a unique feature where you can download and upload adventure maps with ease without needing to pay or use an external application. in general, it's pretty fun to play. However, minecraft is a bit more fun! Guest • Jul 2018 • 8 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Creativerse

    Creativerse is a sandbox adventure game set in a beautiful yet treacherous world shrouded in mystery.

    • really fun and beautiful graphics Guest • Jun 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The graphics are better than minecraft, the paint feature gives more options when building. There's blocks that aren't just cubes, and the blueprint functionality makes it easy to build towns or cities using community made builds. Guest • Jul 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is good and very similar to monecraft Guest • Jun 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It almost looks like the same feature in Minecraft Guest • Dec 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to start, brilliant graphics (very kiddish) and excellent performance Guest • Feb 2018 • 2 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • LEGO Worlds

    In a galaxy of procedural worlds made entirely from LEGO bricks, will you... EXPLORE environments filled with adventure, then alter them? DISCOVER secrets and...

    • A great alternative which uses lego bricks instead of traditional blocks. Guest • Jan 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Starbound

    Starbound is an indie game being produced by the UK-based independent game studio Chucklefish Ltd. Starbound takes place in a two-dimensional, procedurally generated...

    • Beyond being 2-D and firmly in the realm of Science Fiction rather than... whichever genre Minecraft is, the play experience couldn't be more different. Sure, it's a creative sandbox, but that's literally all they have in common. s20Jun 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's more of an alternative to terraria. And terraria is far from minecraft Guest • Oct 2019 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • The Blockheads

    Night is falling and your blockhead is freezing. You haven't yet made shelter and your campfire has gone out. All you have is a spade, some wood and a few...

    • Has the same voxel feel but with different features and a 2D side view, and it even has servers, sadly has no mods Guest • Nov 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Unturned

    You become a survivor in the zombie infested ruins of society, and team up with your friends to remain among the living.

    • Unturned is a cheap-looking kinda crap Zombie survival game. It's not even close to Minecraft, and I don't understand why anyone would think it was. s20Jun 2020 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • With weapons and little bit hard. no more mod and no more server.Almost only single and last version have problem co-op. OKTAYMERCANApr 2018 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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Minecraft Comments

Comment by JayFulgham
about Minecraft · 11 days ago · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i like minecraft its fun

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Comment by masonmic
about Minecraft · Apr 2020 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

becuase its cool

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Comment by Guest
about Minecraft · Apr 2020 · Report as spam

becuas I can connect to it

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Comment by Guest
about Minecraft · Apr 2020 · Report as spam

just the best game ever

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Comment by Guest
about Minecraft · Jul 2019 · Report as spam

idk

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I dont know

Comment by JuniperBlooms
about Minecraft · Jul 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I was just looking at websites and I found this XD

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Apple II era graphics

Comment by DiskCrasher
about Minecraft · Aug 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

OK, I've never played it but the graphics are a major turn-off.

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Kind of the point, but the pictures here are actually outdated.

I added updated screenshots from latest version 1.7.2, released 2 weeks ago :)

Thanks! Looks much better than Classic!

Actually, I think I need a better graphics card for this -- The graphics are very non-optimized and extremely laggy. Minetest has much better fps, and is better in many other ways, too. Have you ever heard of Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders? It makes Minecraft look very good. But even without it, it has many things the apple II didn't have, such as the fact that the graphics are 3d. The graphics even have smooth lighting! So, even though Minecraft is made of blocks, it actually has very modern, and laggy, graphics.


old classic

Comment by Joseph864
about Minecraft · Jun 2013 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

i love playing this game when i got nothing to do and im in front of the comp.

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please put minecraft on this thingy


Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Minecraft · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

It's rumored that iPhone and Android versions of Minecraft are going to be released this year.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/33130/

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Yep, they've finally released the Android version of Minecraft. Too bad it's only for the Xperia Play right now. Hopefully, somebody will make a .apk version of the app that can be sideloaded onto other phones.

Nice! I just got a Minecraft card code for FREE! :D