Top 15 Best Games Like Minecraft

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Although Minecraft has been available to play for over a decade, its popularity doesn’t seem to have ever decreased much. Even today, there are over 100 million monthly players enjoying this 3D block experience. It’s no wonder, so many other games using cubes have been released over the years.

Best Games Like Minecraft

Trove

What’s this? A free-to-play game? That’s right! Trove is completely free for its players to explore, though there are a few extras you can buy for the game as additional content. Trove is much more multiplayer friendly than Minecraft and doesn’t require any server fees to keep a game between you and the people you like playing with.

In addition, there are various classes that you can play as, dungeons to explore, and even a battle royale to keep your sword sharp if you’re bored!

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Stardew Valley

With just a few tools and a handful of coins, you have a farm that you need to make great again. As a player, you’ve just inherited a sad-looking, empty farm from your dead grandfather in a little place called Stardew Valley. Time to get your hands dirty, you’ve got a job to do.

From growing crops to raising animals, you’ll have plenty to keep yourself busy. There’s plenty to craft; lots of items can be sold to make a profit, and socializing with the locals is just another thing that adds to the game.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.

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Fallout 4

One of the most popular games available, Fallout 4 is an amazing game. As an RPG, it’s outshined by a number of other options, but as a shooter and action game, it’s addictive and well-loved by its fans. Fallout 4 has a steady system, with available skills and talents that have been made easily accessible.

Beyond this, the crafting system is decent, the landscapes are gorgeous, and it takes about 100 hours to beat the game. So, it’s a good thing there’s so much to play around with in the story!

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Starbound

Lost in space with only a damaged ship to call home, you have limited options at the beginning of your Starbound game. To start, you need to get down to the planet below you, get your ship repaired, and then try to restart your adventure. It’s a lot of effort, but it’s worth it.

Starbound is a sandbox-style game that enables you to explore to your heart’s content. You can play alone or play on a server with your friends. Whichever you choose, this 2D journey will keep you entertained for hours.

Platform: Microsoft Windows.

Space Engineers

Like Starbound, Space Engineers is another sandbox game full of space-bound adventures. Space Engineers focuses more on the survival aspect, forcing the player to travel through the universe to find supplies and keep living.

The beautiful thing about Space Engineers is the crafting system. Everything you build can be torn down and made into something else. Once you have enough materials, you can easily create stunning items and objects.

Platform: Microsoft Windows.

7 Days to Die

A sandbox game that ticks every survival game trope without being boring. 7 Days to Die is a combination of horror, survival, tower defense, zombies, and more. This open-world first-person shooter is here to teach you a lesson in what it means to play a survival game.

But what does that have to do with Minecraft? Well, thanks to the tower defense aspects of the game, you’ll be spending part of your time trying to craft new ways to not get yourself killed. Sound familiar?

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Don’t Starve

Science, magic, survival, and crafting. These are the things that await you in the world of Don’t Starve. Players enter a world that is full of danger and surprises, without any assistance from outside forces – literally, there are no instructions for this game, you’re on your own.

The world is 3D, but everything that lives there is 2D. It’s a strange and eerie place to be. Craft, hunt, and fight to survive. Your story goes as far as you want to take it, and every path to get there is unique.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.

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Castle Story

If you enjoy the creative aspects of Minecraft, such as building entire mansions or castles for your character to hide in, then you’ll love Castle Story. Castle Story is a game where you can design and build any establishment you want to – but you don’t have to do it alone!

Command your friendly Bricktron mates to help you erect whatever type of building you wish to construct next. Build entire villages, make a tower so tall that it scrapes the sky! Your imagination is truly your limit in Castle Story.

Platform: Microsoft Windows.

Craft the World

With an art style like Terraria and a system that echoes Dungeon Keeper, Craft the World is a user-friendly, cartoonish strategy game. It’s the job of the player to build a fortress and gather resources while they journey through the story.

You have an entire tribe of dwarves looking to you for guidance and protection. They’ll help you explore the world – from the sky to the lava that runs beneath the earth – but you’ll need to keep them alive in return.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows and iOS.

No Man’s Sky

The sky belongs to no one, and that’s exactly why you can explore it without many repercussions. You may feel somewhat overwhelmed at the start of No Man’s Sky, what with the abundance of objectives and features, but once you jump into the game, you’ll wonder why you ever hesitated.

This is not a difficult game for anyone who isn’t great at combat. It’s the perfect level of balanced fighting that allows you to learn as you go. Part of the reason it’s such a loved game is the ability that players have to customize their own bases through crafting and building.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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Terraria

Terraria is not just another clone of Minecraft. Although it has the same block-bound system for its game art and building/crafting, that’s where the similarities end. Terraria has something for everyone, including amazing and plentiful boss battles for the warriors among you.

There are two different modes to Terraria. The first, a standard mode for new players who want to spend time getting to know the game and the system. While the second is for older players who want a challenge.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.

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Lego Worlds

Explore a galaxy made entirely of Lego. Thankfully, virtual Lego parts, so no one will be stepping on the most painful object known to humankind. Thanks to Lego Worlds, you can design and create anything that you can imagine.

One brick at a time, assemble your empire, or your castle, or even your mountain range! Own a farm, create a place for hundreds of animals, or just mess around and build a dragon for the fun of it! There are no limits in Lego Worlds, and your creations can come to life as quickly as you can build them.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Block Fortress

Minecraft meets tower defense games in the mighty Block Fortress! Use your best strategies to come up with a way to keep your enemies from overrunning the place. There are tons of items ready for you to build while you fire away in this first-person shooter game.

Remember to keep upgrading your firearms and your base as you progress through the game. Block Fortress has a bit of a learning curve, but it’s a pretty nifty mobile game to play that won’t cost you an arm and a leg if you want something to entertain you on the go.

Platforms: iOS and Android.

King Arthur’s Gold

Like building castles? Love quirky block-style games? King Arthur’s Gold is a multiplayer game that’s reminiscent of the retro games that we all played as children. This 2D action game allows you to craft everything you need to lay siege to your opponents.

The best thing about this game is how everything crumples and explodes as it’s destroyed. The physics are simply delightful! And it’s free to play!

Platform: Microsoft Windows.

The Flame in the Flood

Journey through the waters of a forgotten America. Travel by foot to gather materials, and then quickly escape back to your raft to rush down the river for more supplies. Each item is another piece needed to create tools and keep yourself healthy.

Beware of the wildlife that surrounds you. There isn’t any room for error while you’re trying to survive in The Flame in the Flood. The gameplay is solid but unforgiving, and the visuals are something to behold. Make sure you look after your dog, too!

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

FAQ

What games are just like Minecraft?

There are many games that are just like Minecraft. These include Terraria, Trove, Stardew Valley, 7 Days to Die, and Don't Starve.

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