13 Best Minecraft Mods You Must Try in 2023

Here's the epic list of some of the coolest and best Minecraft Mods that you must install and try out in 2020.
Best Mods for Minecraft

Guide to best mods for Minecraft helps you find some of the cool Minecraft mods that you must install and try in the blocky worlds and explore some interesting things in your all-time favorite game.

Many players out there are looking for mods. Particularly after the 1.16 addition. However, not everything is updated, but many things are updated that you are used to. That is what we are going to look into this post. In this post, we will see how can you improve the build of your game by using the best 1.16.3 Mods in Minecraft.

Minecraft is great but the best part is that you can play it in your own style. The base is amazing but you can go all the way and modify it with awesome mods that are numerous in numbers. The entire gameplay can be changed or if you want to change only that part that is not appealing to you in a big way.

So, let us dive into the list of cool and best mods for Minecraft. These are some most popular Minecraft mods that almost every Minecraft player should install and try.

13 Best Minecraft Mods You Must Try – 2020!

  1. Biomes O’ Plenty
  2. Mekanism
  3. Neat
  4. Storage Drawers
  5. Decorative Blocks
  6. AppleSkin
  7. Xaero’s Minimap
  8. Gravestone Mod
  9. Fast Leaf Decay (Forge)
  10. Iron Chests
  11. Just Enough Items
  12. Macaw’s Bridges
  13. Miner’s Helmet

You can install the Biomes O’Plenty mod if you want to vary your Minecraft world greatly. It is one of the best Biomes that are available to you. You can explore in both the Overworld and Nether after adding this mod and this mod can add many new Biomes.

Biomes O’ Plenty

Biomes O' Plenty

There’s coniferous forest, seasonal forest, lavender field, grove, tropics, volcano, pumpkin patch, maple wood, meadows, alps, cherry blossom groves, pasture, crystalline chasm, undergrowth, and a whole lot more. If find any of the above interesting then do not wait any further just install the mod right away.


This mod is a total gamechanger! What we intend to say is that this mod is a totally new experience in this game then Mekanism mod is the one to go for.


You will find boilers, turbines, seismic vibrators, cables, and even a hydrogen-powered jetpack which you can use to fly around in. This mod is generally banked upon machinery. It is quite a fun experience.


If you want to change the old UI of Minecraft with something modern then Neat is the mod for you. This declutters your screen in quite a big way and helps to do stuff more efficiently.

Neat mods for Minecraft

You can easily clean your toolbar and add nameplates to enemies pretty neatly. It is a rather simple mod to go with!

Storage Drawers

If you are looking for a well-organized gameplay then this is the mod for you. You will find a few different options for storage.

Storage Drawers

These storage options will make you building area look like a cool, organized shop. There different sizes that are available and all have a set of different drawers. The sizes are:

  • Half-size 2×2: Stores 4 stacks per drawer.
  • Half-size 1×2: Stores 8 stacks per drawer.
  • Full-size 2×2: Stores 8 stacks per drawer.
  • Full-size 1×2: Stores 16 stacks per drawer.
  • Full-size 1×1: Stores 32 stacks per drawer.

You can really make full use of it and utilize the sizes to get what you want.

Decorative Blocks

This is the coolest of mods when it comes to decorations and decorative style gameplay. If you are the one of a decoration loving person then this mod is just for you! There are some wonderful decorations that are made available to you in the game to make it more immersive and enjoyable.

Decorative Blocks

They add quite a lot of details to the builds that you make. You find some chandeliers, rocky dirt, stone pillar, big chain, bar panel, lattice, bonfire, thatch, wooden palisades, wooden beam blocks, brazier, wooden seats, and wooden supports. That is something really nice to have in your new home.

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The Appleskin mod makes it a ton easier to see your saturation level. If you are a Survival player then it is very important to keep yourself fed and saturated. This mod makes it a lot simpler the whole process by showing the visualization of your saturation level instead of just showing your hunger status.

Appleskin Minecraft Mod

This keeps you well informed about your food requirements in the game. Not only that, but also you will get to see the amount of saturation and you will get replenished when you select what to eat.

Xaero’s Minimap

Maps are a good tool in Minecraft and getting yourself a Minimap is cool idea. The Xaero’s version is a good minimap.

handy minimap for Minecraft

If you are looking for exploring quite some good seeds then this mod could be really helpful. There is another option of Xaero’s World Map if you want to explore further. All these maps make life a lot simpler.

Gravestone Mod

If you are looking for keeping a record of places where you last died in the game then this mod is for you. Whether you died in the lava or a creeper, all the records can be provided to you by this mod.

Gravestone  cool minecraft mod

This mod provides you with a ‘death note’ that provides the exact coordinates where you died last. If you go to the spot then you will find a gravestone instead of your body. And if you di it up all the loot is going to be available to you.

Fast Leaf Decay (Forge)

One of the weird problems when you chop down a tree in Minecraft is that the leaves stick around for a while.

cuuting leaf fast

They do disappear but they take some time. If you want the leaves to disappear faster than this mod of Fast Leaf Decay is the option for you. In this mod, in about 5 seconds the leaves will go away.

Iron Chests

This mod is quite a popular mod and it adds the ability to create many different kinds of chests of many qualities. These also have quite a lot of storage available.

iron chest is a popular mod for minecraft

You can make chests out of diamond, obsidian, dirt, iron, gold, many more things.

Just Enough Items

This one is also quite a popular mod. It allows you see everything of the required stuff to craft a particular item. It even has a search system and can search from other mods too.

Macaw’s Bridges

If you want to have a world with some nice looking Bridges then this the mod for you. This mod makes you available with some nice blocks to create bridges.

They may constitute of different wood and stone types as well.

Miner’s Helmet

This mod for the miners. If you want to avoid placing many torches around you then you can simply wear this helmet and illuminate wherever you go.

How to Install Minecraft Mods

You need to have the PC version of Minecraft and that too the Java version of this game. If you have the windows 10 version then you have lesser mods available to you.

installing mods in minecraft

If you have the Java version then download the installer version of Forge. This one is updated for 1.16. or you can try on the above versions as well. The installer version can will automatically install it in the Minecraft folder. Then you can launch the Forge version from Minecraft Launcher.

When you launch Minecraft, you will see a section of Mods on the first screen itself. You can click on it and go for Open Mods Folder then download any mod and manage it with Forge.


Mods are not the quintessential requirement in the game, but if you have applied a mod in the game then the gameplay is greatly enhanced. These were the best mods for Minceraft we thought are there in the game if you like them then our job is done if you want to suggest something please feel free to do so. Hope you liked this list, don’t forget to share it with your friends.

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Murphy Wilson
Murph is a gamer journalist based in Dallas TX, USA. He loves to be around both new and old-gen gaming consoles. He has a vast collection of physical gaming discs from PS1s to PS4s. You can find his home as a gaming museum.