Mods are the main reason that Minecraft remains so popular after a decade. With the backing of a gigantic modding community, there are thousands of mods that Minecraft players can try out. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 10 best Minecraft mods to install in 2022.

1. Just Enough Items (JEI)

Minecraft's recipe book is one of the most helpful items in the game, as it contains crafting recipes that you discover. However, due to the sheer size of Minecraft, figuring out each recipe manually is a huge chore. Usually, both new and experienced players will need to look on community-made wikis for a recipe that they might have forgotten.

Jei Mod
Just Enough Items (JEI) is the best crafting menu mod.

Just enough items or JEI is one of the best Minecraft mods to solve that issue. It allows players to view all the recipes in Minecraft at any time. This allows players to prepare for building items and cut down on time wasted browsing wikis. Overall, an upgrade to the recipe book to turn it into the JEI version would be a great improvement.

2. Biomes O'Plenty

Biomes O' Plenty is an expansive biome mod for Minecraft that adds a slew of new, unique biomes to both the Overworld and Nether. Alongside the new biomes, it also adds new plants, flowers, trees, building blocks, and much more.

Biomes O'Plenty mod in Minecraft
Biomes O'Plenty has a lot of beautiful landscapes.

While Minecraft already has a large number of biomes, it could definitely use the increase in diversity. Biomes O'Plenty has gained a lot of traction within the past month and currently has 56 million downloads.

3. The Twilight Forest

The Twilight Forest is one of the most popular Minecraft structure mods ever created. To date, it has gathered an eye-watering 52 million downloads. Unlike other mods that only modify the Overworld here and there, the Twilight Forests mod adds a completely new dimension, filled with trees as far as the eye can see. There are breathtaking vistas and amazing discoveries await you around every corner. New mobs, blocks, and structures are also added, including the Lich Tower, a labyrinth full of undead creatures.

The Twilight Forest
Besides structures, The Twilight Forest also adds new mobs.

Twilight Forest is also super invested. It comes with fully fledged dungeons, diverse boss battles with elaborate mechanics, items and loot with unique traits and functionality... and more. It is also pretty lore-friendly. To get started, you will need to create your own portal similar to a nether portal, using grass blocks and flowers.

4. Chisels and Bits Mod

Chisel and bits is a special mod that allows you to customize and create unique blocks manually. This action can be done using a chisel, a new tool introduced by this mod. Using this, players can create blocks of any shape to decorate their base.

Chisels and Bits
Chisels and Bits allow limitless creativity, which makes it one of the best Minecraft mods to add new blocks.

By default, all solid, simple, full cube blocks, like logs, planks, ores, storage blocks (diamond, emerald, iron etc) are supported. Additionally, some specific blocks are curated by hand, this is especially done for all glass blocks.

Chisels and Bits is one of the few mods that should be added to the vanilla game.

5. BetterNether

With BetterNether installed, your adventures in the fiery dimension will be even more exciting. The mod adds new biomes, plants and materials to the dimension, alongside new types of Nether fortress. Among them are new challenging monsters like the Naga, located in dark dungeons where the creatures of Nether have taken over.

BetterNether literally changes everything about the Nether, turning it into the literal underworld.

New tools are added and will bring unique improvements that will help you not only in the Nether but in the Overworld as well. Furthermore, for all builders, there are unique new blocks and variants of old familiar vanilla blocks. The best part is that BetterNether is also compatible with most other Nether mods.

6. Epic Fight

Epic Fight revamps the vanilla combat system in Minecraft for both players and hostile mobs. This mod took inspiration from RPGs, with a lot of new features that RPG fans will instantly recognize.

Epic Fight
Epic Fight is amongst the best Minecraft combat mods that add new mechanics.

Unlike the usual click spamming fights, you will be able to dodge, use special attacks, abilities and weapon combos. Multiple new types of weapons are also added - from greatsword to katana, spear and even knuckles. Each of them has its own unique combos and special moves.

7. 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 valuable items as rewards.

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

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.

8. Galaticraft + Extra Planets

Galacticraft is a mod for Minecraft which introduces 5 new dimensions that are based on planets and satellites in the Solar System. These include the Moon, Mars, Venus, Asteroids and a Space Station built by the space Explorer (aka the Player).

To travel to other planets, players need to build a rocket using the NASA workbench. Each tier of Rocket will fly to a different planet - building and flying them requires fuel refined from oil.

Galaticraft completely changes everything about Minecraft by adding tons of new planets to explore.

Extra Planets is an add-on for the mod Galacticraft that adds more planets and improves the other features of Galaticraft. The space dimensions have different gravity, no oxygen, extreme temperatures, evolved mobs and other challenges for players. With this add-on, Galacticraft becomes one of the biggest dimension mods for Minecraft.

9. Animania Cats & Dogs

If you like to have animals as pets, Animania Cats & Dogs is the ideal mob to have. It implements more realistic cats and dogs, with 13 dog breeds and 7 cat breeds added. Furthermore, you also get more realistic foxes, ocelots and wolves.

Minecraft Animania Cats And Dogs
Minecraft Animania is one of the best Minecraft mods that add new mobs.

These modded pets do not spawn naturally and can only be bought from a Pet Merchant, a new type of villager that spawns naturally in villages. This would prevent the mod from breaking immersion. Furthermore, Animania Cats & Dogs also add some functional and decorative blocks, such as pet bowls, dog houses, cat and dog beds, litter boxes, and cat trees.

10. Flytre's Gun mod

Flytre's gun mod adds over 15 guns into the game. They vary in features and purposes - the roster features classics like assault rifles, shotguns, and snipers alongside sci-fi weapons like volt gun or slime gun.

Flytre's Gun mod
Flytre's Gun mod adds weapons with special functions.

Players can create a brand new workbench block to craft and upgrade guns. Furthermore, this mod also includes scopes and a custom HUD that tracks your ammo for you. The best part about Flytre's mod, however, is the particle effect when your bullet hits enemies. This makes the weapons much more immersive.

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