5 Of The Greatest Minecraft Mods Found Online

Joshua Lockhart 28-08-2012

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Fortunately, a few Minecraft 3 Tools To Help Create & Edit Minecraft Skins Minecraft made the jump to 1.1 recently and still (unofficially) holds on to the title of the most successful and addictive, single-player indie and MMO game that we've seen in a long, long time. I'm... Read More enthusiasts have taken it upon themselves to add onto the almighty Notch’s creation. They have created a few interesting mods, so I decided to take a look at a few of those Minecraft mods. Hopefully, you’ll find something you like!

Weather & Tornadoes

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Minecraft is pretty realistic, right? Eh, well… if you can get past the arrow-firing skeletons, I guess. Or the blood-thirsty zombies. Then there’s the accelerated day/night timeline. Okay, perhaps I was wrong about Minecraft being realistic. However, the game does seem to have just as many laws and physics as the real world! But as we all know, there are just a few things missing.

One of these things is extreme weather, and with the Weathers & Tornadoes Minecraft mod, you get just that. The mod spawns water spouts, tornadoes, and even hurricanes. What makes this even more interesting is that these terrifying funnels actually tear up the terrain as they move about. Beyond this, there are a few different particles Driving Speed 2 - A Free Racing Game With Amazing Graphics [MUO Gaming] Picture a racing game with high-quality graphics, eight-player multiplayer, and realistic physics. You’d probably assume that this game costs money – but it’s named Driving Speed 2, and it’s free. This isn’t an arcade-style racing... Read More (such as leaves) that can fly about, and wind plays an important role in this mod.


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One of my favorite games as a kid was Anno 1602, and fortunately, MineColony is based on just that. The mod is designed to be a colony-building simulator, and it features different humans that you – the player – control Three Great Resources For Board Game Geeks We're no longer in a world where a basic board game collection consists of Monopoly, Clue and The Game Of Life (and maybe Risk if you're lucky). No, these days collections often have more of... Read More . Furthermore, there are different classes of that these humans can take on. However, the player takes on more of an administrative role throughout the game.

In the true spirit of Anno 1602, the game focuses on a lot of economical and even political (kind of) situations. The player controls everything that goes on, and it brings a different point of view to Minecraft that hasn’t been toyed with before.


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The trampolines mod is designed for those of you that really like to jump high. Yep, that’s about it… I really can’t think of anything else I can say about it. If you like jumping a lot, then this mod is for you. What the mod does is create an exclusive simple trampoline block that allows the player to be elevated to new heights when it lands on it.


The creators recommend that it be used for special purposes in, on, and around structures. For instance, you could make a type of elevator The Transportation Of Tomorrow: Awesome Inventions That May Transform How We Commute The course of human civilization has always been shaped by transportation. The transportation of tomorrow may not solve all these problems, but it may solve some – and it’s important to give the matter thought... Read More with it. Furthermore, you could do “parkour” around all the different buildings you create. But really, we all know why this mod was created: just because.

Portal Gun

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I really, really like Portal, and to be honest, I’ve only ever played the demo! (I’m saving for a gaming PC – don’t judge me.) However, another thing I really, really like is when people create gaming mash-ups. In fact, we already had a Mario/Portal mash-up Experience The Perfect Combination Of Mario & Portal With Mari0 Do you ever see Nintendo and Valve getting together to create something beautiful? No? Me neither. Thankfully, the kind folks at Stabyourself manufactured this hypothetical gaming lovechild all on their own, and it has come... Read More not too long ago However, someone got the bright idea to merge Portal with Minecraft, and to be honest, they ended up with some amazing results.

The Portal gun functions just as you expect it would, and it’s actually surprisingly useful in certain situations. Do you need to fall from a great height? Just use the Portal Gun to ease the fall. Do you need to reach a really high ledge? Yep, the Portal gun should do it. To me, I think it’s interesting that you can use this gun in a “natural” environment that is not designed for puzzles. It’s a nice experiment – Aperture-worthy, even.


Zombie Apocalypse

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With the advent of DayZ, it seems as though everyone is on a supercharged zombie 6 Apps Every Zombie Lover Should Have On Their iOS Device [iOS] Halloween may not even be close, but that does not mean we cannot still enjoy some good old-fashioned zombie applications on our iOS devices. After all, The Walking Dead just ended, and fans of the... Read More kick lately (but everyone was a zombie kick before that, anyway). Fortunately, Minecraft is right in there with the zombie craze, and someone created a mod that spotlights one of our least favorite mobs.

The mod simply spawns an overwhelming copious amount of zombies in the game that have a greater sense of smell and a much more intense hatred of the player. Additionally, they are the only mob to spawn, and although the latest version has not been updated (just yet), the mod seems to be growing. As of now, the creator is considering making different types of zombie Minecraft mods. Personally, I would find that very interesting.


That’s all of the mods that we have for you today, folks. However, I’m aware these aren’t the only or the niftiest mods available online. What I’d to know from you is a little bit more mod info for my own Minecraft travels.


What are your favorite Minecraft mods? Do you like the ones shown here?

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  1. jover123
    January 24, 2013 at 9:37 am


  2. Alex Perkins
    September 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    TomanyItems, vertical redstone are two of my favourites.

  3. wade
    September 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I am looking for shape shifter mod installer and other mods to install for my grandson can you give me a site that i can download these from. thanks

    • Os
      September 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Hi have a look here :) [Broken URL Removed] you can install most mods with it and if you get modloader (look on google) you can install even more minecraft mods. rei's minimap etc

  4. Ruth Leong
    August 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I personally use the technic mod pack. It give so much more "modern-day" functionallity to minecraft, and I really enjoy it. The only problem being that there's a whole new bunch of crafting recipes to remember...

    For servers I use the tekkit bukkit plugin. It's the same as the technic mod, just for servers.

    Other mods? Too Many Items, Autoswitcher, Cave Gen mod, and Optifine are some of my favorites.

  5. joel
    August 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    best game for when your bored at college

  6. MerVzter Balacuit
    August 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    i think its very nice game but i dunno why im not fan of it lol

  7. Nick
    August 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I like using the Technic Pack, which includes several mods such as Industrialcraft, Buildcraft, Redpower, and Equivalent Exchange.

  8. anthonymonori
    August 28, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I get very tempted sometimes to download Minecraft, but as a college student, I must not! BTW, I enjoy watching Toby playing Minecraft on his tobygames YouTube channel.

    • Giggity Goebbels
      December 9, 2012 at 1:25 am

      I dont play computer games except happy wheels.i only play when i need to wait for some operation to finish