One of the reasons behind Minecraft's insane popularity is that the game is super easy to mod and almost all Minecraft mods are free. While the usual mods just modify the graphics or add new nobs and the like, there are some more ambitious mobs that add quests and new mechanics.

In this article, we are going to showcase the top 10 best Minecraft mods for extra content in 2023.

1. Forever Stranded

While the other titles keep players on the Minecraft planet, Forever Stranded allows players to become an astronaut, who later get stranded on a foreign planet.

As everything is completely new, Forever Stranded comes with an in-depth quest system to guide players and allow them to survive. By completing the main questline, players would be able to uncover the truth behind this sinister planet.

Forever Stranded is one of the most creative Minecraft mods that add new quests.

This mod is also dubbed the dark souls of Minecraft as well. Therefore, players should prepare themselves for a hardcore experience. You can only die once and both the hostile mobs and environments are out to get you.

2. MC Eternal

As there are no built-in quest systems in Minecraft, modders usually have a lot of problems adding things in. This makes MC Eternal even more impressive, as devs built it from the ground up with a quest system in mind.

By installing MC Eternal, you will add a whopping 750 unique quests to Minecraft. Each quest would reward you based on difficulty - riskier missions are more rewarding.

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MC Eternal is a kitchen sink of new content. It has everything from magic to science.

Besides quests, this mod pack also adds a wide range of fresh new contents and mechanics like Magic, Automaton, and Science. You would definitely have a brand new Minecraft experience playing MC Eternal.

3. Medieval Minecraft

Medieval Minecraft will bring your Minecraft experience back to the early ages of gaming with its medieval settings, including 6 new dimensions alongside new bosses. However, the most unique part is probably the new updated thirst and stamina system. This allows players to have a much more realistic experience.

Quest-wise, Medieval Minecraft is no slouch. This mod pack adds a variety of new quests that follows a storyline and guide players through it at the same time.

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Medieval Minecraft adds very detailed towns - it is one of the best-looking Minecraft mods that add new quests.

4. Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons

Unlike Better Minecraft, Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons does not focus on the vanilla content. It focuses on expanding the basic dungeon mechanics in Minecraft Classic. The is an array of new content added with this mod pack, including new structures, mobs, weapons, gear, and quests.

Similar to Better Minecraft, Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons also adds 7 new realms for players to explore (Twilight Forest, The Betweenlands, Aether, The Beneath, Cavern II, Atum II, Tropicraft). There are a wide variety of quests associated with them.

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Roguelike Adventures and Dungeons improves both the normal game and its dungeons.

5. Better Minecraft

Often dubbed as "Minecraft v2", the Better Minecraft mod pack adds a variety of new features to the classic Minecraft, while keeping it lore-friendly. One of the main features of this mod pack is its huge variety of quests for players to complete, each with its own storyline. Upon completing quests, players get hands on valuable items as rewards.

Outside of quests, this mod pack also adds 5 entirely new dimensions for players to explore. They are pretty well designed, complete with new blocks, mobs, bosses... and more. This is very significant, as the original version of Minecraft has only 3 dimensions.

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Better Minecraft is one of the biggest Minecraft mods that add new quests.

6. DarkRPG - RPG Quest Magic & Origins

DarkRPG modpack changes the sandbox game into a dark-themed RPG game with quests, custom bosses, and more. Players can even choose a class and race when starting a new world, similar to the classic RPG games.

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A new boss was added to the game via the Dark RPG mod pack.

On top of this, the modpack adds a lot of things that the usual RPG would have - from quests to new recipes, mounts and weapon/armor. There are special bosses and new biomes as well.

7. SevTech: Ages

SevTech: Ages is a massive modpack packed with content and progression. This pack focuses on providing the player a long term progression experience with purpose. SevTech introduces a number of mechanics never before done such as: hiding ore until unlocked, dynamically hidden items and recipes based on progress, new mobs appearing as you progress further, and much more! The modpack uses the vanilla advancement system to guide the player along while still allowing an open, sandbox experience. As you progress through the hundreds of custom advancements you will unlock new "ages" which will show you new mods to work through.

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SevTech aims to introduce many mods not frequently used while altering some more widely known mods. The pack also features a ton of custom mods for the best player experience.

8. The Pixelmon Modpack

Pixelmon adds many aspects of the Pokémon into Minecraft, including the Pokémon themselves, battling, trading, and breeding. Pixelmon also includes an assortment of new items, including prominent items like Poké Balls and TMs, new resources like bauxite ore and Apricorns, and new decorative blocks like chairs and clocks.


For most of these features, Pixelmon attempts to match the mechanics of the Pokémon games as closely as possible, including battle mechanics that match the mechanics in the Generation 8 Pokémon games. However, some aspects of Pixelmon are original and deviate from the games, such as a breeding mechanic where Pokémon require a suitable environment around them in order to breed.

Pixelmon does not use the "random encounter" method (e.g., tall grass, caves) for encountering Pokémon. Instead, they spawn naturally in Overworld, and a player can engage them in battle. By default, normal Minecraft mobs are disabled and do not spawn when Pixelmon is installed, although they can be enabled by editing Pixelmon's config file.


Poké Balls can be purchased in Poké Marts (which spawn in towns) in exchange for PokéDollars, just as they are in the games. However, Poké Balls can also be crafted after the player acquires Apricorns and iron. Pixelmon is designed so that players and servers can choose and create their own goals, whether this means completing the Pokédex, winning in player-vs.-player battles, or another goal entirely. There is no fixed progression of Gyms in Pixelmon, but servers may choose to implement this feature by using either NPC Trainers or players as Gym Leaders, and Badges are present in Pixelmon if servers wish to use them as marks of achievement.

9. Mustard Virus

The Mustard Virus mod is pretty much the most popular zombie mod ever, with 1.8 million downloads on CurseForge. In this mod, the Mustard Virus has gone global and wiped out humanity. You're all that remains, well - you and the endless waves of infected. How long can you last? Will your base be strong enough to stop the horde?


The infected are relentless. They are 10 times more powerful than regular zombies, and can also break blocks. Additionally, zombies are attracted to light, sound, and most of all - players. Therefore, you need to confront them head-on. Sunlight no longer has any effect on them, and they'll stop at nothing to get to you!

10. Rebirth of the Night

Inspired by Terraria, 7 Days to Die, and more, Rebirth of the Night is a Minecraft 1.12.2 modpack with its own progression system, lore, mechanics, and art. It's built with the idea of remembering the central themes of what made Minecraft enjoyable and expanding them in every way, increasing the overall risk and reward as you progress.


The design philosophy of this modpack is to create an experience where adventure, conquest, progression and survival are all intertwined. This pack is built upon the goal of keeping Minecraft close to the original concept of survival, while also completely re-imagining other gameplay mechanics. A recurring theme in this pack is that your actions have consequences: you are playing in a living, breathing world that will react to your actions. Mobs will mine and build to get to you, combat is greatly expanded upon, danger and dread are amplified, seasons change, and every world-changing event you cause has repercussions... Your skills in all aspects of gameplay will be tested, but in a way that supports many different play styles.

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