[Top 10] Minecraft Best Mods For Forge

Best Forge Mods in 2020
Encounter new items, animals, dimensions and more with the help of Forge.


What is Forge for Minecraft?

Forge is a free tool that allows you to install mods and utilize them in Minecraft, sort of acting as a gateway. Leveling up your game with mods is something that has become so popular that there are thousands out there to choose from! This list will show you the best mods that are compatible with Forge to help you add something new and exciting to your Minecraft world!

10. Natura

Discover brand new trees like these!

If you’re looking for a mod that doesn’t stray too far from the vanilla game, Natura is perfect for you. It simply enhances the environment of Minecraft with subtle changes and additions like new plants and trees!

How it makes the game more fun:

  • This mod adds new trees like Maple, Eucalyptus, Willow, and more. 
  • Discover different types of berries that can be eaten like blackberries and blueberries!
  • Natura provides new types of crops. One of these crops is barley which is a more efficient alternative to wheat!
  • Natura also adds changes to the Nether! You can find new mobs like the Imp and Nitro Creeper there!
  • You can also find environmental changes to the Nether such as new vegetation and trees. Expect to see Bloodwood trees, Thornvines, and more!

Get the mod HERE

9. Pam’s Harvestcraft

Goodbye Farming Simulator, hello Pam's Harvestcraft!

This is the ultimate farming mod! Experience brand new crops, food items, and more to give your player a long-needed break from the bread and cooked pork chops they’ve eaten for the last ten years.

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • Pam’s Harvestcraft provides 80 new crop variations! Most are for food resources but you can also find cotton which is useful for crafting string.
  • Catch several new types of fish with the vanilla fishing rod!
  • Become familiar with beekeeping and in turn be able to craft candle blocks, wax blocks, honey blocks, and more.
  • Harvest the new wild fruits that grow from trees, like plums, grapefruits, and pawpaws!
  • This mod also includes machine blocks! For example, the market block allows you to buy seeds, saplings, and animal spawn eggs in exchange for emeralds.

Get the mod HERE

8. Ice and Fire: Dragons

Continue your Dragonborn adventures in Minecraft!

Yes, you read that right. This mod adds dragons! If you’re a fan of new mobs and fantasy-themed adventures, you’ve come to the right place. 

How this mod makes the game more fun: 

  • This mod adds several new creatures to the game, both neutral and hostile. Look out for trolls, fire dragons, death worms, pixies, and so much more!
  • Collect unique loot from each new mob, like the Cyclops skull or Death Worm chitin!
  • Find dragon eggs to hatch and raise your very own tame dragons! 
  • Enjoy a new set of weapons and tools made out of silver, Dragon Bone, or Dragonsteel.
  • Speaking of new weapons, this mod adds its own new types, like the Pixie Staff, which allows you to fire projectiles that lift enemies into the air.

Get the mod HERE

7. Mr. Crayfish’s Furniture Mod

Test your skills as an interior designer here!

Are you sick of trying to convince yourself that stair block is a chair? Mr. Crayfish’s Furniture Mod finally allows you to add tons of furniture and other cool gadgets to your base!

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • There are numerous different types of furniture items that can be crafted in this mod. Chairs, tables, cookie jars, curtains, you name it! (And yes, you can sit in the chairs.)
  • If you thought these items were purely decorative, you’d be wrong. The oven allows you to cook certain foods, the washing machine allows you to repair your armor, along with so many other functional blocks!
  • This mod also adds in a hint of technology. One of the coolest technological aspects would probably be the computer, which allows you to buy certain things off of a program called MineBay using emeralds!
  • If you were looking for more storage options, you’ve come to the right place. The refrigerator, kitchen cabinets, and many others all allow you to store your loot in style.
  • There is also a myriad of items that are meant to solely make your base more appealing to the eye, like the white fence, birdbath, ceiling fan, and more.

Get the mod HERE

6. Biomes O’ Plenty

Perfect for those who are sick of building oak wood houses all the time

Biomes O’ Plenty adds tons of fresh biomes to the world of Minecraft without altering the base game too much. It is the perfect mod for those who are just getting started with modding, or for those who love the vanilla game but still want something new.

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • There are over 60 new biomes and sub biomes added to the game with Biomes O’ Plenty! Ranging from Mystic Groves with purple water and colorful enchanted trees, to the Alps which are high, mountainous regions covered in snow, you never really know which biome you’ll come across next.
  • This mod also adds new biomes to the Nether, like the Withered Abyss, which is an extremely dark environment where Wither Skeletons can spawn naturally.
  • You will also notice new plants spawning, like Miner’s Delight flower which generates in caves, or the Glowshroom which can be found in the Nether!
  • You will also be able to collect new blocks, like the various different types of wood in each biome!
  • While there are many things to discover above the surface, there are also new types of ore to be found, like Amber and Malachite!

Get the mod HERE

5. Jurassicraft

Haven't you always wanted to live in Jurassic Park? No? Just play it in Minecraft then!

Jurassicraft provides unique prehistoric gameplay like you’ve never seen and allows you to experiment with DNA to create dinosaurs!

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • This mod allows you to essentially build your own Jurassic Park! Extract DNA found in fossils and amber to use in the process of spawning a baby dinosaur! Some of the dinosaurs that are currently included in the mod are the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor, and several others!
  • Test your scientific abilities by creating your dinosaur laboratory. Extract, analyze, and synthesize DNA with a complex plethora of lab equipment, tools, and blocks in order to create the perfect dinosaur specimen.
  • Jurassicraft also provides various plants to add to your prehistoric world, like the Bristle Fern and Cry Pansy.
  • There are also fully functional vehicles like the helicopter and Jeep Wrangler.
  • Decorate your own park or museum with the different decorative items Jurassicraft also has to offer. You can even construct your own dinosaur skeleton to display!

Get the mod HERE

4. Blood Magic

Not for the faint of heart!

Hone your skills in the dark arts and become powerful beyond your wildest beliefs with the Blood Magic mod. Be careful though, the magic you wield can prove to be very dangerous, and even deadly. 

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • There are various new features added by Blood Magic. One of these features are rituals, which are structures that grant abilities like preventing fall damage, item enchanting or creating a demon portal. Beware though, all of these will cost you Life Essence. 
  • Brew new potions using the alchemy portions of the mod. These custom potions grant certain abilities, some good and some bad.
  • Blood Magic also offers several spells that branch into two different spell systems using either the Spell table or the Unbound Crystal. These spells range from simple to advanced and can provide abilities such as flight and jump boost.
  • Looking to wield even more abilities? Crafting sigils can award you with many different powers depending on the type. For instance, the Sigil of the Green Grove accelerates plant growth.
  • With this mod you will also be able to utilize new tools and armor as well. Use the Ritual of Binding or the Soul Forge to create Bound tools and armor that have no durability, but will drain your Life Essence.

Get the mod HERE

3. Botania

No prior knowledge of botany required

Botania is an expansive tech mod that centers around the use of mystical flowers. Progress in this mod to be met with a variety of magical gadgets and machinery!

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • Botania has too much content to summarize into a few bullet points, but for starters, this mod revolves around the use of different flowers that can be found scattered around your world to craft into petals. This is where Botania begins.
  • Utilize a new source of power called Mana, and use it as the lifeblood to all things crafted in this mod. 
  • Create different tools and armor using new materials like manasteel, elementium, terrasteel and more.
  • Navigate your way through a bunch of different usable items that grant certain abilities, like the Horn of the Wild which breaks all grass, flowers, and crops nearby.
  • You can also craft the Botanical Brewery in order to brew new potions with effects like speed and regenerations.

Get the mod HERE

2. The Betweenlands

Add something a bit more spooky than zombies and skeletons to your world...

Test your survival skills in an entirely different mysterious dimension and experience something completely unique to the world of Minecraft with new mobs, items, and structures.

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • The Betweenlands offers a variety of new mobs, some peaceful and some aggressive. The mobs you may see spawning around this dimension range from the common frog to a Blood Snail that shoots poison at you.
  • There are also new bosses to look out for, like the Dreadful Peat Mummy which is a horrendous looking creature that can summon normal Peat Mummies or even snatch up its enemy!
  • You can also discover tons of new items that come with this mod, including new food, and equipment
  • Traveling The Betweenlands will show you the different biomes that the dimension has to offer, like the Sludge Plains or Swamplands.
  • This mod offers a truly immersive experience with new music and advancements!

Get the mod HERE

1. The Twilight Forest

No, there are no vampires in this dimension. Just new mobs, crazy adventures, and epic boss battles.

The Twilight Forest is another alternate dimension mod, but introduces its own experience truly different from any other. The only way to uncover all the secrets of this mystical realm is by playing in it!

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • This beautiful dimension is very peaceful and calming when you want it to be ashostile mobs do not naturally spawn on the surface of the Twilight Forest.
  • This mod promotes progression through boss fights and adventure, so if you’re in the mood for questing and combat you’ve come to the right place.
  • The entities in the Twilight Forest are adorable and unique. Expect to see tiny birds, squirrels, and wild deer roaming about when you venture here!
  • The bosses in this dimension are no joke, and all have their own appearances and deadly abilities!
  • The Twilight Forest has various biomes to offer, some similar to the Overworld and others completely unique to the dimension. For instance, you can travel across glaciers, enchanted forests, and fire swamps.

Get the mod HERE

 

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