The 25 best Minecraft mods - updated! Now 1.3.2 compatible

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6. TooManyItems


Another mod whose raison d'etre is to enable blatant cheating. TooManyItems is an inventory overlay that gives you a complete selection of the game's blocks, tools, items and mobs to equip, even in survival mode. On top of gaining access to every item in the game, a toolbar at the top of the utility gives you dominion over time of day, whether effects and lets you switch between creative and survival modes at will. Download TooManyItems here.


7. Smart Moving


Smart Moving gives you a range of moves to make traversing the randomly generated blocky terrain a more pleasurable and natural experience. You can hoist yourself up two block high walls, climb fences, crawl around caves, dive into lakes and shimmy along ledges. Also, because it wouldn't be a Minecraft mod without dipping a toe into the ridiculous, you can fly about in your best imitation Superman pose. Download Smart Moving here.


8. Rei's Minimap


Pops a minimap into the top corner of your map that gives you an overview of your surroundings. Which is kind of useful, but hardly an essential feature. What really makes Rei's Minimap brilliant is the waypoint feature, which lets you place down a diamond marker so you can always find your house, mining base, or NPC village. It's not as showy a landmark as a fifty foot lava tower, but it's less likely to set your house on fire. Download Rei's Minimap here.


9. Balkan’s Weapons



There are a lot of mods that add weapons to Minecraft, but Balkon’s Weapons Mod is one of the best. The weapons all keep within the spirit of Minecraft while still being fun to use. The new melee weapons; spear, battleaxe, halberd, and warhammer all behave slightly differently, offering more variety than just swords, while the javelin offers an early ranged weapon without the need for feathers or string. The real highlight of the collection is the musket. Complicated to make and using a lot of tricky materials, but with incredible stopping power at the expense of reload time. You can even attach a knife to it to use as a handy bayonet. Download Balkan’s Weapons here.


10. Biosphere


Adds a Biosphere option in the More World Options menu during world creation. When activated, the generated world will be comprised of hundreds of floating spheres, each containing a different biome. Each sphere is connected by a bridge, with smaller spheres off to the side containing essential ores. It creates a beautiful abstract landscape and presents an interesting new challenge to play through. Download Biosphere here.

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