Have you slain the Ender Dragon and are looking for more games like Minecraft?

From crafting various items to beating hordes of hostile mobs, Minecraft is a game that keeps millions of players hooked for hours on end.

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Apart from its popular game mechanics, another thing that made Minecraft so popular is that it allows you to create and do almost anything, limited only by the player’s creativity and imagination.

Considering that this survival crafting game is crowned as the best-selling video game of all time, it’s no wonder that some people are searching for other games like Minecraft out there.

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If you’re one of those people who need a new fix, here are five games like Minecraft that will help satisfy your creative urges.

Five best games like Minecraft

Cube World

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At a glance, Cube World’s blocky visuals and open-ended gameplay might initially lead you to believe it’s just a Minecraft mod.

However, unlike Minecraft that focuses on building structures and survival, Cube World puts more emphasis on the RPG side of things, such as choosing a class, looting, and clearing dungeons.

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This game will make you feel like you’re playing Legend of Zelda while enjoying the scenery and aesthetics of a block-based world, making it one of the few games like Minecraft that is almost the same but different.

Cube World is only available on PC, and you can download the game via Steam.

Vintage Story

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Originally released as a Minecraft mod, Vintage Story grew to a point where its developers could turn this game into a standalone title with support for its own mods.

In Vintage Story, you get to venture into a post-apocalyptic world where you need to do lots of exploring to uncover the mysteries surrounding its lore.

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Due to some familiar features like crafting and building, Vintage Story stills feel like a Minecraft survival mod, but with a compelling story and more realistic blocky graphics.

Vintage Story is available on PC (Windows and Linux).


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Released in the same year as Minecraft, Terraria is another sandbox game that garnered a large cult following, despite its retro-style gameplay.

Terraria might be a 2-dimensional platformer, but it still shares a lot of similarities to other games like Minecraft such as crafting weapons and fighting baddies along the way.

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To gather the necessary crafting materials, you need to do lots of digging in the world of Terraria, which can give you access to underground dungeons containing packs of skeletons and challenging obstacles.

Terraria is available on PC (via Steam), PlayStation 3 and 4, PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android, Xbox One and 360, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and Switch.


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In 2021, Valheim emerged from the mist, weaving together Norse mythology with the block-building fun found in games like Minecraft.

Set in a world separated from those of the living, you get to play a fallen Viking warrior whose goal is to reach the halls of Valhalla. 

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But before reaching the haven reserved only for the most honorable warriors, you’ll need to survive the wilderness of Valheim, and face the evil that lurks in the same realm.

Just like Minecraft, you will be thrown headfirst to the world with nothing to protect yourself, and it’s your job to build, level up, and defeat powerful Gods.

Valheim is playable on PC (via Steam), as well as Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria

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LotR fans who are into crafting weapons will surely enjoy playing The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria.

Return to Moria’s gameplay is highly comparable to Minecraft, minus the pixelated-looking graphics.

The game follows the story of a player-customized dwarf who was trapped inside the massive underground kingdom of Moria, the great dwarven domain that was destroyed by a powerful creature called the Balrog.

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After the events of the Lord of the Rings, it’s now apparent that the Balrog was defeated, and a group of dwarves led by Gimli are in a rush to reclaim their lost homeland.

As the player finds their way to reunite with Gimli’s company, they need to brave the orc-infested Moria while gathering ingredients for food, as well as mine minerals for building essential stuff like hearths, furnaces, and forge.

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The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is currently available on PC and PlayStation 5, and soon on Xbox Series X/S.

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