[Top 15] Minecraft Best Adventure Mods

[Top 15] Minecraft Best Adventure Mods
How about dragons, dungeons, and everything in between. Discover the best adventure mods for Minecraft right here!

What are the best Minecraft adventure mods?

There are a lot of different mods for Minecraft. Some mods demand you to build a gigantic factory, build nuclear reactors, and have the power of the sun within your hands; and some other mods would love you to explore the world more and find interesting things in it.

Those mods are adventure mods, while they can still add and interact with technical mods in Minecraft, they add new stuff that brings more adventure, exploration, and overall fun to the game. If you are interested, read more to figure out our pick for the best 15 adventure mods for Minecraft!

15. Artifacts

Here is a video of Artifacts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYQCc8_EVRw&ab_channel=Bennthic

While modded Minecraft is really fun, you can basically craft anything you want without much exploration. Well, Artifacts strives to fix that problem by inserting items into the game that are pretty powerful and useful, but you can’t craft them. You will have to explore the world to find these items.

These items all have unique models that just looks fun. You can find these artifacts on chests in the vanilla structure that also have chests. There also is an additional underground structure added to the world.

Be careful with mimics though. Not every chest is what is seems to be.

How Artifacts Makes The Game Fun:

  • It adds new items that are powerful and extremely useful.
  • You can only find these items on chests, making the game have a more exploration and adventure focused edge.
  • It also adds a new mob and a new structure which both of them are pretty cool.

Get Artifacts here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/artifacts


14. Dungeon Crawl

Here is a video of Dungeon Crawl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DJ2S7y8wxk&ab_channel=BeardedGoof

Have you ever looked at the dungeons in the original game and thought while they were cool, there could’ve been so much done with them. The creators of this mod probably thought the same thing.

With this mod, you can explore randomly generated dungeons that are all different from each other in the way they look, function, and what they contain in them. Yep, the loot is random, and while a dungeon can be really small, it also can be really vast as well.

So, explore these randomly generating dungeons underground and spice up your game by adding this mod that creates more adventure and exploration in Minecraft.

How Dungeon Crawl Makes The Game Fun:

  • It creates randomly generated dungeons underground that are all different with different loot.
  • It improves the dungeons in the game, by a lot, and adds more adventure to the game.

Get Dungeon Crawl here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/dungeon-crawl


13. MineColonies

Here is a video of MineColonies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndLoxFErIr4&ab_channel=Kysen

I want to ask the same question I asked at the beginning of the last entry, but for villages. This mod allows you to create a village that is actually alive and thriving.

There are more roles for the villagers (the inhabitants of your colony), bigger and better buildings with different purposes, and so on. You are the leader of this colony, and you can improve the colony, make new buildings, and basically play a city management game in Minecraft.

The mod is really detailed, and accounts for the random aspect of your surroundings, including mountains, oceans, and so on. As the mod says, the limit is your imagination!

How MineColonies Makes The Game Fun:

  • It adds to option to lead your own colony and manage it.
  • It takes the concept of villagers and villages and builds on it tenfold, making it much, much better.
  • You can now live your fantasy of playing a city management game inside Minecraft, yay!

Get MineColonies here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/minecolonies


12. Occultism

Here is a video of Occultism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAKzzJ_yiC8&ab_channel=MischiefofMice

We all love a magic mod, don’t we? While magic mods stay in a place between technical mods and adventure mods, almost seeming like a glue between them, occultism definitely leans more towards and adventure mod than similar mods.

Have you wanted to experience the dark side of magic; yes, even darker than Blood Magic, which is also another great Minecraft magic mod. You can summon demons by doing certain rituals and bend the demons to your will to do your bidding. You can also craft different jewelry and ornaments that grant you different powers.

Definitely a mod to check out if you enjoy magic mods. You will have to explore and find different resources to progress throughout the mod, and the mod encourages exploration and adventure with the results of what you get out of it. Recommended!

How Occultism Makes The Game Fun:

  • It gives us a dark, magic-related mod which is great if you ever wanted to play the bad guy in most RPGs.
  • It gives more chances to exploration and adventure with the help of demons and familiars.
  • The rituals are fun to set up, just like in Thaumcraft and similar magic mods.

Get Occultism here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/occultism


11. Thaumcraft

Here is a video of Thaumcraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLyOqJXwIgQ&ab_channel=thebluecrusader

And here it is! Thaumcraft is arguably the best magic mod in Minecraft, and it changes a lot from update to update.

Overall, you collect alchemical elements and other things from different materials throughout the world and use those materials to create new things like golems that will help you do different tasks, create powerful staffs, armor, trinkets, machines, and so on.

Thaumcraft will help you progress with your technical mods, but it will also give you an edge when you are trying to defeat a boss in another adventure mod. Definitely, %100 a recommend for anyone who likes magic mods in Minecraft.

How Thaumcraft Makes The Game Fun:

  • It immerses you in different rituals and other things with magical properties and the role-playing of being a mage is a lot of fun.
  • It gives you different things to help you with the game and other mods.
  • Magic is a powerful tool, and you need to use it carefully. Don’t waste resources and throw them away. Trust me, don’t do it.

Get Thaumcraft here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/thaumcraft


10. Ice and Fire: Dragons

Here is a video of Ice and Fire: Dragons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWQJumnsHo0&ab_channel=yorkmouseModz

While the name of the mod might suggest that it only adds dragons, that is a complete lie. Overall, there are two types of dragons in Ice and Fire: Dragons. One are ice dragons, and the second are fire dragons. They all have different characteristics, and you will need to figure out which one you like the most.

There is a lot of detail in having a dragon and making it stronger. Also, what will you do with the dragon. As I said, the mod does not only add dragons. It adds different mods like sea serpents, liches, hydras, and also other, different dragons like lightning dragons that you need to watch out for and be mindful of.

The mod also adds different places like dragon caverns and adds items like the bestiary. This mod is definitely a strong addition to your adventure modpack.

How Ice and Fire: Dragons Makes The Game Fun:

  • It adds dragons, what more can you want?
  • If you want more, the developers also add a myriad of different, huge mobs that will definitely be a challenge to avoid or defeat.
  • It also adds new caverns, equipment, items, and so on, that are all related to dragons and fantasy!

Get Ice and Fire: Dragons here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/ice-and-fire-dragons


9. Dark Utilities

Here is a video of Dark Utilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w-yOag_sew&ab_channel=direwolf20

This mod definitely is a combination of adventure and technical Minecraft.

It adds a new power system that is more dynamic than other energy collection mechanics, it also adds things like vector plates, filter blocks, but also things like charms which will help your character with different traits.

The mod even adds a few new tools and weapons. Overall, while most items added by the mod helps with technical Minecraft, it also is a weird mod that is different than all those technical mods and seemingly has an adventurous edge as well.

How Dark Utilities Makes The Game Fun:

  • It adds a new, dynamic energy system.
  • It is different than other technical mods in the sense that it also has items for adventure and exploration as well, like charms and weapons.

Get Dark Utilities here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/dark-utilities


8. YUNG's Better Mineshafts

Here is a video of YUNG's Better Mineshafts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9mRgkOv2jM&ab_channel=MischiefofMice

Minecraft really needs a update on different underground (and on ground) structures that we are so used to by now. YUNG aims to update the mineshafts in Minecraft to have more reliance on adventure and exploration without being too different than what the original offers.

What does this mod add? Well, it adds different biome variants to the mineshafts, makes them into different and varied tunnels that are much more different than each other than they were in vanilla Minecraft. It adds things like abandoned workstations, cellars, outposts, surface openings, and so on. Pretty cool, huh?

The mod also has the option to customize your own mineshafts and make them as different as you can make them. We all love customization and player choice here, so, this is definitely a welcome addition to the mod and gives it a few more extra points.

How YUNG's Better Mineshafts Makes The Game Fun:

  • It changes the old mineshaft design to make it more dynamic and the tunnels much more exciting and different.
  • It adds small rooms and new additions to the mineshafts which make them exciting and intriguing again.
  • It adds more rare chances to receive even more ore from them, even diamond deposits (sometimes).

Get YUNG's Better Mineshafts here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/yungs-better-mineshafts-forge


7. Oh The Biomes You'll Go

Here is a video of Oh The Biomes You'll Go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyE3VW6Jdz4&ab_channel=JuriTV

You can create an adventure modpack without having a great “biome mod” in there. Oh The Biomes You’ll Go is probably one the most exciting and fun biome mods out there that add a whole slew of different biomes.

How many exactly? Well, the mod adds over 80 biomes that are all different from each other. There are different materials, new blocks, and other new stuff in these biomes with different skyboxes, color schemes, and so on. Some biomes are more fantastical and magical than others, while some biomes are more down-to-earth and familiar to the biomes of old in vanilla Minecraft.

How Oh The Biomes You'll Go Makes The Game Fun:

  • It adds over 80 biomes that are all distinct and different from each other.
  • It adds new blocks, new items, and new color schemes because of those additions, which are always welcome additions for builders all around the world.
  • No modpack is complete without a biome mod, and this is one of the best there is, because of the quality and quantity of the biomes added.

Get Oh The Biomes You'll Go here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/oh-the-biomes-youll-go


6. Apotheosis

Here is a video of Apotheosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGbUHIxrUV0&ab_channel=MischiefofMice

This mod aims to give you the ability to make yourself much stronger than before while also not being too far off from vanilla mechanics and how the original game actually functions. So, how does it do that? Let’s find out.

The mod adds different modules to vanilla Minecraft. For example, there is a whole overhaul to enchantment, where you can balance Eterna, Quanta, and Arcana to get what you want from enchantments, and the max level of enchantment is now 60!

Other things like new status effects like Knowledge which increases experience gained from killing mobs, and overhaul to the wandering villagers.

We will not be going over all the modules here since there are a lot of new things added with this mod. And this is all about exploration; so, explore!

How Apotheosis Makes The Game Fun:

  • It adds new things to make your character stronger without breaking the vanilla “formula”
  • It doesn’t give anything that is too overpowered like other mods may give, and keeps the balance to a good degree.

Get Apotheosis here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/apotheosis


5. Ars Nouveau

Here is a video of Ars Nouveau: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPlrqmtnTuk&ab_channel=yorkmouseModz

Have you wanted to craft your own spells, create ornaments and artifacts that will grant you powerful magical powers? Well, this mod is here for you.

There is a whole spell crafting mechanic added with this mod where you can craft your spell the exact way you want it, with different attributes and stats to your spells. You can summon magical servants to help you automate different things, especially the magical machines added by this mod as well. Lastly, craft trinkets and other wearable ornaments that will grant you more power and use overall.

Great mod if you enjoy magic, definitely a recommend!

How Ars Nouveau Makes The Game Fun:

  • It adds new magical machines that you need to power with magic. It’s all really fun.
  • It adds a new spell crafting system which is detailed and really fun to play around with.
  • It’s a magic mod. Magic mods are always fun!

Get Ars Nouveau here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/ars-nouveau


4. Goblin Traders

Here is a video of Goblin Traders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=165UHBFiCp0&ab_channel=MischiefofMice

Adventure mods add new life to Minecraft, with more dynamic things happening in the world around you. “Goblin Traders” is not different.

With this modpack, you will see goblin traders around the world like you would with wandering traders, but there is a huge difference. Goblin traders will be found in underground caves or in the Nether. Yep, in the Nether. These two types of goblin are different from each other and will give you different trades.

You can get things like Totem of Undying, food, nether wart, enchant your tools, and so on with the help of these little fellas. This is a really cool mod and helpful for you when you are alone in the caves or in the Nether.

How Goblin Traders Makes The Game Fun:

  • It adds goblin traders which trade you exclusive stuff that is not tradable with other, different traders in the base game.
  • They spawn underground and in the Nether and can be really helpful in a pinch.
  • Overall, it adds more life to the game and the feeling of an “open world” is there even more. Small things like this matter, you know.

Get Goblin Traders here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/goblin-traders


3. Valhelsia Structures

Here is a video of Valhelsia Structures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKqtClBTrno&ab_channel=Minty-31

This mod adds new structures to the game. These structures can be abandoned buildings or even dungeons. Not only that, but it also adds new blocks and decorations that can be collected from these new structures.

There are even bosses and mobs that are new and original to the mod. Definitely a “recommend” if you want to spruce up your overworld a bit.

How Valhelsia Structures Makes The Game Fun:

  • It adds a lot of new structures to the game, making the world feel more alive and lived in as a result.
  • There are new items, blocks, decorations, and so on, that can be collected from these structures.
  • There are even new mobs and bosses. Pretty cool, right?

Get Valhelsia Structures here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/valhelsia-structures


2. Roguelike Dungeons -- Fnar's Edition

Here is a video of Roguelike Dungeons -- Fnar's Edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwwMYdscVew&ab_channel=Topothetop

Roguelike Dungeons is an old mob. Fnar’s Edition adds new updates to the mod and makes some new adjustments.

The mod, overall, adds new dungeons to the game. These dungeons are completely randomized and can be found all over the game world. The loot you can find in these dungeons, in addition to different threats and enemies are all randomized as well.

When we are talking about dungeons, we are not talking about a single tower or a building. While there are those as well, some dungeons are extremely impressive and look amazing from top to bottom. The randomized angle of the mod is definitely not noticeable in most cases and is a joy to play.

How Roguelike Dungeons -- Fnar's Edition Makes The Game Fun:

  • It adds new dungeons with random everything!
  • You can find these dungeons anywhere and they change size from small to huge.

Get Roguelike Dungeons -- Fnar's Edition here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/fnars-roguelike-dungeons


1. The Twilight Forest

Here is a video of The Twilight Forest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKAUzlDiUZM&ab_channel=yorkmouseModz

Anyone who likes playing adventure mods in Minecraft has definitely heard about the Twilight Forest.

This review will not give any spoilers to the mod aside from the fact that you create a portal in the ground to enter the Forest. It is a whole new dimensions with a myriad of new biomes, items, landscapes, buildings, dungeons, mobs, bosses, loot, different game mechanics, and so much more.

The new dimension is vast and feels hand-crafted down to the very block. There is a lot of fun to be had from this mod. Even if you are playing with only this mod, you will definitely get a great amount of milage and fun from this mod combined with vanilla Minecraft.

Definitely a strong recommend for anyone who enjoys playing mods in Minecraft with a lot of adventure and exploration!

How The Twilight Forest Makes The Game Fun:

  • It adds a whole new dimension. Come on!
  • It also adds new mobs, and even bosses to this dimension.
  • You can get new equipment, tools, and powers as you progress through the mod.

Get The Twilight Forest here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/the-twilight-forest

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