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Minecraft is described as 'sandbox game that revolves around using building blocks to create anything you want. At night, monsters come out; make sure to build a shelter before that happens. The game also has multiplayer capabilities' and is a leading Sandbox Game in the games category. There are more than 50 games similar to Minecraft for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Minetest, which is both free and Open Source. Other Minecraft like games are SurvivalCraft, Creativerse, LEGO Worlds and Terasology.

Minecraft alternatives are mainly Sandbox Games but may also be Crafting Games or Survival Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Minecraft.
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  1. Minetest icon

    Minetest

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD

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

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerMinetest offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ ModdableMinetest can be modified through the installation of external mods.
    ⚫︎ Single playerMinetest has one or more single player game modes.
    ⚫︎ Online co-opYou can team-up with two or more players over the internet in Minetest to play cooperatively.
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    MInetest is very very good game.

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    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.

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    Minetest is an amazing open-source game with built-in modding support

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    cocofifix

    Great performance and very easy to use in a local network.

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    It is a better clone than the others. It is kinda bad, but it has enough blocks to be kinda good. The shading looks meh

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    actively developed and by far the most popular open-source minecraft alternative.

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    Very similar but better moddability and code performance. Thus in some respects better than Minecraft.

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  2. SurvivalCraft icon

    SurvivalCraft

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    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 share your worlds online. Possibilities are infinite in this sandbox survival and construction game.

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    Most users think SurvivalCraft is a great alternative to Minecraft.
    smithli

    All types of these games are amazing.

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    maxwellted14

    I like survival craft because it has a lot of templates and world to make anything you want

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    i think it is because it is free

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    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!

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    Creativerse

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Wine
    • Steam

    Creativerse is a sandbox adventure game set in a beautiful yet treacherous world shrouded in mystery. Adventure solo or bring your friends, unearth secrets, and tame the land together!

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    Most users think Creativerse is a great alternative to Minecraft.

    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.

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    really fun and beautiful graphics

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    It is good and very similar to monecraft

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    It almost looks like the same feature in Minecraft

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    Easy to start, brilliant graphics (very kiddish) and excellent performance

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    LEGO Worlds

    • Windows
    • Steam
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    Galaxy of procedural worlds made entirely from LEGO bricks.

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    Most users think LEGO Worlds is a great alternative to Minecraft.

    A great alternative which uses lego bricks instead of traditional blocks.

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    tiquel

    it is like crazycraft but lego

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    Terasology

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Terasology (started under the name Blockmania) is an open source project started by Benjamin “begla” Glatzel to research procedural terrain generation and efficient rendering techniques in Java using the LWJGL.

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    Most users think Terasology is a great alternative to Minecraft.

    It has the BEST graphics EVER

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    I want to play terasology and i think it is the best alternative

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    Veloren

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Veloren is a multiplayer voxel RPG written in Rust. It is inspired by games such as Cube World, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dwarf Fortress and Minecraft.

    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    The Blockheads

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Night is falling and your blockhead is freezing.

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    Most users think The Blockheads is a great alternative to Minecraft.

    Has the same voxel feel but with different features and a 2D side view, and it even has servers, sadly has no mods

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  8. Voxelands icon

    Voxelands

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The Fun-Focused Free Software Voxel World Game. Voxelands is a sandbox construction game based on Minetest.

    ⚫︎ Single playerVoxelands has one or more single player game modes.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerVoxelands offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Discontinued

    Official website no longer exists and last commit is from a March 2018. See https://gitlab.com/voxelands/voxelands/commits/next

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    Most users think Voxelands is a great alternative to Minecraft.
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    MineClone 2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Minetest

    MineClone 2 is a survival sandbox game. Survive, gather, hunt, build, explore, and do much more.

    ⚫︎ Single playerMineClone 2 has one or more single player game modes.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerMineClone 2 offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Minetest looks almost exactly like Minecraft.
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    is buggy and the world is too small

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    tuxayo

    Experience very similar. Many Minecraft features are there.

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    ClassiCube

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    An alternative to the Java web game "Minecraft Classic" that was listed on the official Minecraft site but taken down in 2016-2017.

    ⚫︎ Single playerClassiCube has one or more single player game modes.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerClassiCube offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ ModdableClassiCube can be modified through the installation of external mods.
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    Eirelav911

    Based on the style of classic Minecraft, this game is really neat, has a lot of potential, is fun, and hits close to home for those who have played classic Minecraft. I definitely recommend ClassiCube, even as it's own game overall.

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    It has fun servers, and I found it when I was searching for a similar game for Chromebook.

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    Free "Creative Mode" (though outdated).

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