Overall, Minecraft is generally considered an easy game, with combat being spam click and easily avoidable mobs. While players can increase the difficulty of the game manually, the option only increases the toughness and damage of mobs, which is pretty underwhelming.

Mods are the answer to this dilemma. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 7 hardcore mods to make Minecraft Harder.

1. Tough as Nails

Tough As Nails is a survival mod that adds various features to increase the game's difficulty, including a thirst and temperature system. Survival is going to be much more complicated now - players need to find food to fill up their hunger bar, water to fill their thirst bar and lit fire to fill up their temperature meter.

Tough as Nails
Tough as Nails adds a lot more extra elements to survival.

2. Wasteland Reborn

This mod is a difficulty enhancer that simulates an apocalypse. It adds a brand new world type with limited water and grass. Zombies can spawn in the day and it generally makes for a challenging Minecraft survival experience, especially when paired with other challenge mods like Tough as Nails.

3. Epic Siege Mod

This mod makes everything much harder by making the usual mobs much more dangerous and removing all safety features such as beds and doors. Some of the most notable changes include skeletons with sniper-like accuracy, mobs attacking villagers with abilities, creepers breaking down walls... etc.

Epic Siege Mod
Epic Siege Mod makes the normal mobs much more deadly.

4. Punch Me Not

This mob forces the player to craft tools as soon as possible by making it harder to farm with fists. You take damage from punching anything there is a proper tool to harvest other than dirt, or by using the wrong tool.

Players will need to be careful to use the right tool for the job, every time.

5. Weather, Storms & Tornadoes

This mod adds more localized and more lethal weather effects that can actually kill the player. Players can see rain and nastier storms coming in from a distance with Localized weather.

The mechanic behind this mod is the Stormfront system, which uses biome temperature differences to create nasty storms. Furthermore, there are also Sandstorms that spawn in deserts and build up layered sand to cause intense visuals via fog and particle action.

storm mod
This storm mod makes the environmental disasters in Minecraft more realistic than ever.

6. General Disasters

General Disasters adds natural disasters to Minecraft. This mod adds some dynamic risk to your Minecraft worlds and can be spawned either manually (by command), or randomly. There are 3 types of disasters: Sinkhole, Earthquake and Volcano - each of them can change the terrain to create ravines and the like.

7. Total Darkness

You have probably noticed it yourself but it's never actually pitch black in Minecraft. Even if you are in a cave with no torches you will still be able to see something independent of your gamma setting.

This mod changes this by removing the minimum block & sky light so if there is no light source it's actually dark.

Total Darkness
Total Darkness mod makes the world of Minecraft incredibly dark at night.

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