The 25 Best Minecraft Modpacks for 2023

Mix up Minecraft with these best Modpacks!

Dylan Crosbie
Dylan Crosbie - Minecraft Expert
21 Min Read

Minecraft’s modding community is massive. There are over 100,000 mods on CurseForge, not to mention other sites that feature exclusive mods. 

If you’re new to modding, selecting the best mods for your gameplay can be daunting. An easier route for this is to use modpacks, which are collections of compatible mods bundled together. 


All the Mods 9

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Like other versions of All the Mods series, All the Mods 9 features a comprehensive and expansive collection of mods. This 9th iteration offers a broad spectrum of new content, optimizations, and enhancements. 

All the Mods 9 integrates several mods, ensuring 100% compatibility and a cohesive gameplay experience. 

What’s great about this mod is the surprise factor. You can explore new biomes, encounter unique mobs, and experiment with advanced crafting techniques. 

The only downside is that it requires a robust system for optimal performance. With dozens of mods combined together, it can require a lot of resources from your computer to run properly. 




Described as Minecraft meets Pokemon, this modpack is for all fans of both games! Pixelmon adds a variety of Pokemon to the game for you, the player, to catch. However, the pack doesn’t end there. It also includes adventure aspects like Biomes O’Plenty, Journey mod, Explorers Compass, and more!

The best part about this modpack is the vast amount of Minecraft servers available! So form teams and play with your friends in a world of Pokemon. Catch, train and breed different Pokemon types and become one of the best trainers among friends!



Best Modpacks for Minecraft - RLCraft

RLCraft is one of the most well-known modpacks. It’s been played by various famous YouTubers like Dream and PewDiePie. However, it’s most widely known for being one of the most brutal modpacks.

First, survival mode has been tweaked, as you’ll now have to keep yourself hydrated and regulate your body temperature. Additionally, food is no longer your only lifeline as eating won’t heal you. And if that wasn’t hard enough, this modpack comes with formidable enemies, like aggressive dragons from Ice & Fire, new demons, monsters, and so much more.

So if you’re looking for a new challenge, this modpack will push you to your limits.



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DawnCraft is an RPG modpack for Minecraft that stands out for its unique adventure experience. This pack combines over 200 mods and offers players an immersive RPG-themed Minecraft with new animals, structures, and monsters. 

If you want more, DawnCraft also features a unique quest system inspired by The Legend of Zelda and a Souls-like combat system.

Another notable feature of DawnCraft is the integration of the Epic Fight Mod. 

Early versions of DawnCraft suffered from balancing and quest rewards issues, but developers have already addressed them. 



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BeterMC is a great Vanilla+ modpack that enhances your Minecraft experience with over 200 mods. It features a completely overhauled world generation, including Biomes O’ Plenty and new structures, offering a fresh experience of vanilla Minecraft. 

What caught my attention was the support for virtual reality and the hundreds of new dungeons and structures. 

If you want to have fun, you can ride dragons on BetterMC, allowing you to channel your inner Targaryen.

BetterMC also offers quality-of-life features like Waystones and XP Tomes. 

The modpack continuously receives updates and promises new content and fixes in the future. This makes it an exciting and engaging experience for Minecraft players. 


SkyFactory 4

Best Modpacks for Minecraft - skyfactory 4
SkyFactory 4 In-Game

SkyFactory 4 is essentially SkyBlock with mods. It’s the same old survival map where players have as few resources as possible, except it’s been supercharged with mods. If you haven’t heard of SkyBlock, you should try it out on one of these Minecraft servers!

In this modpack, players will experience the magic, technology, and quality-of-life mods. These include Astral Sorcery, Carry On, and Building Gadgets. If you’re looking for a new Minecraft experience, this modpack is for you.


Prominence II

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Here’s a feature-packed modpack that offers a rich blend of exploration, magic, combat, and technology. 

Built on Fabric, it offers a distinct tech mod experience than Forge packs. It includes shader support via sodium and iris, with pre-installed options like Complementary Reimagined. 

Prominence II also has a quest system with an engaging storyline that offers new chapters every month. You can also visit distant planets on this modpack, discover 1000+ structures, and explore nine new dimensions. 

Despite having 300+ mods, Prominence II is well-optimized, promising great performance even for mid-tier systems. However, you need at least 4GB of RAM to enjoy the modpack without issues.


Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons

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Meet Roguelike Dungeons, a dungeon crawling and Minecraft hybrid that removes complex tech systems and introduces more adventure, exploration, looting, and fighting. Improve your skills and fighting as you claim dungeons as yours and become one of the best Minecraft rogues in the world.

The modpack also includes RPG magical systems, hunting dimensions, and doable-like modifications that will strike fear into your square Minecraft hearts. But be careful; as you level up and improve your skills, so will your enemies, mobs, and foes!


Vault Hunters

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Here’s another RPG-based modpack that focuses on the mysteries and dangers surrounding The Vault dimension. The modpack features dozens of Vault Hunters-specific items and mobs, like weapons, armor, totems, bosses, and even currency. 

Being able to develop my own talents and abilities while trying to collect all artifacts for the final challenge elevated my entire experience with this modpack. 

If that’s not enough, Vault Hunters is now compatible with version 1.18 and supports sky block playthroughs called Sky Vaults.


SevTech: Ages

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This Minecraft modpack is all about progressing through the ages. Start as a hunter, gather, build small camps, and slowly advance your technology. Then, following a long-term progression strategy, you’ll soon unlock new ways of doing things and finally reach for the stars! It’s an epic tale of humanity progressing through periods and ages.

SevTech is also perfect for multiplayer games! You can make teams and sync progression for all players using mods like Together Forever. That means you won’t get left behind as the rest of your team advances in your absence.


MC Eternal

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Here’s another fantasy x machinery blended mod! It’s similar to the others on this list yet unique in its own way. Adventure awaits as you go through magic, science, combat, automation, and exploration into one giant melting pot.

Some features include Tinkers Construct, over 750 quests, design factories, start your own town with citizens and workers and even enjoy the in-game economy system! Not to mention the GUI shop where you can buy useful or prank items. It’s everything, but the kitchen-sink modpack definitely belongs on this list of the best Minecraft modpacks.



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Who needs sunlight anyway? Based on the insanely popular SkyBlock challenge, this modpack takes place underground, where players are entirely surrounded by stone. Start off small and slowly build your underground base as you explore outwards and discover unique underground biomes. There are scripted events and challenges around every corner, so remember to stay on your toes.

This isn’t a lightweight pack, so you’ll need at least 5-6 GB of RAM allocated and a good CPU.

Note that this modpack has a newer version that is run by FeedTheBeast. StoneBlock 3 can be found here.


Valhelsia III

Best Modpacks for Minecraft - Valhelsia 3
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Valhelsia III is a curated Minecraft experience for all players – builders, engineers, and survivalists. It ensures that veteran modded players feel at home while adding a fresh take on Minecraft that’s not found in other modpacks. While they aim to have something for everyone, they keep their standards high and only allow the best quality Minecraft mods to join the pack.

Explore new biomes, build new tech and fight your way through dungeons. Valhelsia III feels more like an RPG than your standard Minecraft modpack. However, we highly recommend that you give it a try.


Forever Stranded

Best Modpacks for Minecraft - Forever Stranded

Welcome to Forever Stranded. You’ve crashed your spaceship into a desert planet, and now you have one main objective – survive. This is a hardcore modpack, so get ready for some intense adventures. Not only that, but you’ll need to find water and food ASAP! There’s no other way to deal with the intense heat!

Explore the desert planet, discover and craft new weapons and tools, and most importantly, survive!


Medieval MC [FABRIC]

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Let’s be honest; one of the best themes for Minecraft is the Medieval theme – especially with vanilla Minecraft. Medieval Minecraft is a mod that leans into this, adding tons of new features and even a custom texture pack. In addition, it introduces new biomes, 6 new dimensions, and RPG stats (enemy health bars). From magic to various quality-of-life mods, Medieval MC is one of the best Minecraft modpacks.

Players start the game by choosing a mythical origin, such as a dwarf or siren. Next, you’re faced with an immediate challenge – find food and water. The in-game thirst and temperature system is complex and will require players to find fresh water ASAP. These are just some features you’ll encounter, so download this modpack to begin your mythic journey!


Mineshafts & Monsters

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Mineshafts & Monsters is one of the best RPG Minecraft modpacks on CurseForge. You’ll explore never-before-seen places and fight various monsters while following a well-thought-out storyline.

With the same goal as Vanilla Minecraft (to defeat the Ender Dragon), Mineshafts & Monsters adds a twist that gives the player a different experience. You’ll need to build the villagers’ trust when you first spawn in the world. Once you’ve become acquainted with your new townies, you’ll unlock bigger and better gear. Then, once you build your village into a colony, you can venture out and defeat the notorious Ender Dragon.

For those with lower-end PCs, you can install the Lite Version.


Fabulously Optimized

Fabulously Optimized
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This modpack does as its name suggests – fabulously optimizes! While it doesn’t add new biomes, adventures, twists, or turns, it still improves your Vanilla Minecraft experience. The modpack is one of the best packs that optimizes your game to be faster and run smoother.

For those with low-end PCs who are looking to start playing an enhanced Minecraft, this modpack also includes a few quality-of-life mods. Your game has new dynamic lighting, adjustable fog, zoom, and other great features.



Best Modpacks for Minecraft - minecolonies
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If you enjoy SimCity, Skylines, or Foundation, you should try Minecolonies. The modpack aims to bring settlement building into your world along with NPC workers. The pack gives you a chance to turn a humble village into a vast empire – with subjects to rule over, of course!

Build towns and increase the villagers workforce with builders, crafters, farmers, guards, and more! In addition, it adds various world generation mods and new biome from both Of The Biomes You’ll Go and Biomes O’Plenty! You’ll also find other valuable features within the game, like a minimap and player revival.


Lapito’s Galacticraft

Best Modpacks for Minecraft - lapitos galacticcraft
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A modpack that expands your horizons, Lapith’s Galacticraft is a pack that lets you escape your world and travel into space. To build a galactic empire, you’ll need to explore and use the tools given to you to increase your income and expand.

Build machines such as nuclear reactors to power your base and fuel a rocket ship to travel across galaxies. So, get your space helmet ready and explore space’s vast, endless darkness.



Best Modpacks for Minecraft - OriginsSMP
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Ever wondered what different species of humanoids in Minecraft would look like? Well, OriginsSMP is a Minecraft modpack that does just that. Open to creating a new world, you’ll be asked to select an origin such as an elf, dwarf, blaze-born, siren, and more. Each species has its own strengths and weaknesses and allows you to create diverse teams if you play with friends.

In addition, the modpack adds features like new biomes, structures, mobs, and more. So you can expect to see mods such as Oh The Biomes You’ll Go, Repurposed Structures, BetterEnd, BetterNether, and so much more!

If you’re part of the Minecraft YouTube community, you’ve probably watched some of the best Minecraft YouTubers play with this modpack.



Best Modpacks for Minecraft - Blockfront

Imagine a blend of Minecraft, a First-Person-Shooting game, and World War II. That’s precisely what BlockFront is, as it introduces players to a unique world set in World War II. You must complete missions, destroy enemy interest points, and rise through the ranks.

BlockFront is a Minecraft modpack that offers the best experience when played with friends. So create a server, gather your friends and join the game! You’ll have everything in your arsenal: guns, tanks, airstrikes, and much more!


Star Wars Conquest

Best Modpacks for Minecraft - star wars conquest

Another space-themed modpack is Star Wars Conquest, the best Minecraft Star Wars modpack out there. You’ll find things like Parzi’s Star Wars mod, starfighters, blasters, and lightsabers in this pack.

The pack includes quests that will either take you down the path of the light side or the dark. So if you want to bring balance to the force or rule the galaxy with an iron fist, this modpack is for you.



Best Modpacks for Minecraft - towncraft
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Tired of Medieval Minecraft themes? Then perhaps you should give TownCraft a try. It’s the best Minecraft modpack for those who want to live in a modern-day society in Minecraft. With the power of Minecolonies and various other mods, you can craft everything a modern city would need! From vehicles like planes and trains to skyscrapers, there’s a whole arsenal up your sleeve.

That said, the modpack isn’t for those with anything less than a beefy computer. As a result, it needs seven GB of RAM allotment for the first version and 9-10 GB for TownCraft Two.


All of Fabric 6

Best Modpacks for Minecraft - all of fabric 4
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If you love Fabric mods, All of Fabric 6 is the mod for you! 

With over 300 new food and crop types, 1000+ new blocks, furniture, and more, All of Fabric is the ultimate modpack for all Fabric fanatics. You even get to enjoy mythic mounts on this modpack. 

Besides, All of Fabric also features passive mods like custom structures and ambient sounds, which adds depth to vanilla Minecraft. 

For some sense of accomplishment, All of Fabric also features quests and rewards system to vanilla Minecraft.


Engineer’s Life 2

Best Modpacks for Minecraft - Engineers Life 2

Do you enjoy playing with Redstone, technical systems, and building machines? If so, then you’re going to love this modpack. Engineer’s Life 2 is the best modpack to build new functional machines. These include windmills, multi-block blast furnaces, elevators, and much more!

But that’s not all this modpack offers. You’ll have new locations to explore here, thanks to mods like BetterEnd. You can make fresh food items, battle new enemies, and more. There’s something for everyone.

How to Install Modpacks Using CurseForge?

Installing Modpacks is pretty easy. All you need to do is follow the three-step process, and you’ll be playing them in no time! But before you do, make sure you have CurseForge installed.

Step #1 – Find Your Modpack & Press “Install”

First, you have to find your desired modpack. To find yours, go to the curseforge website. That is the most extensive mod and modpack library out there. For this example, I’ll be installing Mineshafts & Monsters. 

Once you’ve picked your modpack, the page should look like this. Then go to the upper right corner, where you’ll see an orange button named “Install.” Click it and go to the next step.

Step #2 – Downloading & Installing Your Modpack

Now, you should be greeted with the page on the left. Once there, your browser asks to launch CurseForge. Allow it to do that, and you’re basically done! Now all you’ve to do is wait until everything is downloaded and installed.

Step #3 – Start Playing

Once everything has been downloaded, you should see an orange button named “Play” appear when you hover your cursor on the modpack. Click that button, and Minecraft will be launched! Now you can start playing the game.

However, before we go to the list, I want to tell you one more thing. Your game might load a bit slower and freeze a few times. That’s entirely normal, even if it takes a few minutes to load. For example, it took me four minutes to load Mineshafts & Monsters.

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By Dylan Crosbie Minecraft Expert
Dylan is an avid Open World and Strategy game fan. His favorite content to cover include Minecraft and The Sims. His gaming interests along with his journalistic background, allows him to bring the best gaming content to your screens.

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