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Minecraft Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Minecraft for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Minetest, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Minecraft and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Minecraft are Terasology, Voxelands, Veloren and MineClone 2.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
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  1. Minetest is a near-infinite-world block sandbox game and a game engine, inspired by InfiniMiner, Minecraft, and the like.

    Minetest vs Minecraft opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Minetest is a great alternative to Minecraft.
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    While the vanilla game is pretty lackluster, with modding, the game can be just as engaging as Minecraft.

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    MInetest is very very good game.

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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.

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  2. 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.

    Terasology vs Minecraft opinions
    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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  3. The Fun-Focused Free Software Voxel World Game. Voxelands is a sandbox construction game based on Minetest.

    Discontinued

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

    Most users think Voxelands is a great alternative to Minecraft.
  4. 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.

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

    MineClone 2 vs Minecraft opinions
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    maurosoft391

    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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  6. 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.

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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.

    Positive comment 3 months ago
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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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  7. Minetest Game

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

    A basic game for Minetest developed by the Minetest team, often referred to as "Vanilla Minetest". It includes mods for basic tools, nodes, & an API for player visuals.

  8. NodeCore

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

    Original voxel game about emergent mechanics and exploration.

  9. Mythruna

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Mythruna is a game under construction combining extensive world building, crafting, and sandbox elements with just a touch of role-playing. When completed, Mythruna will be a unique gaming experience.

    Discontinued

    The latest version is over 6 years old. See http://mythruna.com/download-now/20120627-release-notes/

    Most users think Mythruna is a great alternative to Minecraft.
  10. Vintage Story

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Vintage Story is a game about innovation and exploration. It thrusts the player into a carefully-generated semi-autonomous world and challenges them to survive and overcome the natural and unknown threats of their new home.

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    grawolfquinn

    An amazing, fun game with great modding support and a ton of good gameplay features.

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    Minecraft may have a lot of features, but Vintage Story has a more realistic feel to it. From the videos I have watched, I can tell I will be picking up this masterpiece of a game.

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