avatarby Tab Times3 weeks ago0 comments

Telltale Minecraft Story Mode

When it comes to games like Minecraft, if the best you can do is imitate, you might as well imitate the best.

It’s a good thing that Minecraft creator Notch doesn’t care about knock-offs and clones of his game. If he did, he’d need to hire an army of lawyers just to get rid of them all. They infest the Google Play and iOS app stores like cockroaches, always there and impossible to kill. But, hey – why not give a few of them a shot? Maybe you’ll find some unique features that you wish were available in the original. Take a look at the (giant) list below and let us know in the comments if you’ve come across any others that are worth a try!


AWC_IconAdventure with Companions

[Price: $0.99]
In this Minecraft counterpart, players worth friends online to create sculptures in their environment. 10 different available block types allow you to create houses, ships, and even pyramids that can be discovered by others who set off on explorations. Built-in chat makes it easy to communicate with others in the game.

Download from iTunes Now
Download Now from Google Play

Adventures with Companions Minecraft game


BlockBuild_IconBlockBuild

[Price: Free]
One of the more popular Minecraft alternatives is BlockBuild. With tons of blocks and objects to choose from, you can create some amazing things. You also have the option to create multiple worlds, so there is no limit to your creativity. As long as you have hours to pour into this, the boundaries are limitless. The only major complaint from users is the need for more blocks. Some people are never satisfied 😉

Download Now from Google Play

BlockBuild Minecraft game


BlockWorld_IconBlockWorld

[Price: Free]
BlockWorld deserves a little credit when it comes to the various options that it provides users in order to enhanced the Minecraft-esque, sandbox gameplay. For instance, the three different sizes of blocks, and the ability to customize the graphics quality – two features that make the experience more enjoyable. Unfortunately, the game hasn’t been updated since 2012, but it’s still a fun way to kill some time.

Download Now from Google Play

BlockWorld Minecraft game


BlockEarth_iconBlockEarth

[Price: $4.99]
Block Earth is a Minecraft rival worth checking out. The game has impressive graphics, tons of pre-made worlds to explore, animals and dragons that you can ride and more. One of the best features is that you can play with your friends on local wifi and share your worlds with people online. Those last two features will require the premium upgrade, however.

Download from iTunes Now

BlockEarth minecraft game


BlockCity_IconBlock City Wars

[Price: Free]
While I would still consider this a bit of a Minecraft “rip-off”, the blocky nature of the characters is about where the similarity ends. Players in Block City Wars are competing against each other with tons of weapons, vehicles and maps. Real-time online multiplayer battles pit players against each other to become the best Block City gangster!

Download Now from iTunes
Download Now from Google Play

BlockCity Minecraft game


Can you escape Minecraft gameCan You Escape – Craft

[Price: Free/In-App Purchases]
We all know and love the escape genre of mobile games. Can You Escape – Craft takes it into a new, blocky realm where you must complete puzzles and tasks in order to, well, escape. Though the craft style gameplay seems a little force in some instances, I still have to give this game a thumbs up for the level design. Each new room had so much to interact with and explore.

Download Now from iTunes
Download Now from Google Play

Can you escape Minecraft game


Devler_iconDelver

[Price: $1.99]
Delver may not mimic the Minecraft gameplay style, but “the look” is all there. In this first-person RPG, you explore dark caves on quests, collecting loot and avoiding death (you only get one life). Delver keeps you on your toes, because the levels are randomized, so you’ll never know what’s coming next.

Download Now from Google Play

Discovery_iconDiscovery

[Price: Free]
Discovery is another Minecraft knock-off, but this one prides itself on the realistic lighting and high-end graphics. One of the features that many users found most satisfying was the quality of the “atmospheric music,” finding it calming while enjoying gameplay. The free, “lite” version of this game is great, but upgrading to the premium version will get you more blocks to build with and some cute little animals.

Download Now from Google Play

Dragon Craft Magic Build Minecraft gameDragon Craft: Magic Build

[Price: Free]
Dragon Craft inserts players into a fascinating world of dragons, in which you will encounter four different worlds: Heaven, Hell, Forest and Winter. Players can craft customizations for their characters, such as items, weapons and armor.

Download Now from iTunes
Download Now from Google Play

Dragon Craft Magic Build Minecraft game


Eden_iconEden World Builder

[Price: $0.99]
Like many of the other games like Minecraft, Eden World Builder lets you craft your own world with a variety of different blocks. You can also save and upload your worlds for others to explore, but watch out for the monsters that lurk around! Overall, the game has generally positive feedback, but some users are after a bit more depth in terms of content and materials.

Download from iTunes Now

Eden World builder Minecraft game


Exploration Minecraft gameExploration

[Price: $3.99]
Yet another Minecraft look-a-like, (at least they own up to it in the description) Exploration lets you build the block world of your dreams with easy-to-use controls. Though you can build pretty much anything you can think up, you might be a little lonely doing so. There is no multiplayer support to be found. Many players can be found begging for animals in the reviews of the game. Can we have some fuzzy kittens for crying out loud?

Download from iTunes Now

Exploration Minecraft game


Guncrafter_iconGuncrafter

[Price: Free]
Gun crafter is one of the more interesting spin-offs of Minecraft. Instead of building worlds full of trees, buildings and animals, players can dream up, build and use custom guns. Once they are built, you can put your guns to the test against other players worldwide.

Download from iTunes Now
Download Now from Google Play

Guncrafter Minecraft game


Junk Jack X Minecraft gameJunk Jack X

[Price: $4.99]
If you ever imagined a Minecraft side-scroller, Junk Jack X is it. In what looks almost like a Mario game, Junk Jack puts you in randomly-generated worlds in which you can explore and survive against monsters. For players who like to get everything out of the game that there is to offer, you’re going to be in this one for a while. There are tons of treasures, monsters and items to discover.

Download from iTunes Now

Junk Jack X Minecraft game


Jurassic Craft Minecraft gameJurassic Craft: Prehistory

[Price: Free]
At this point, I’m starting to think the “craft” idea can be applied to any theme, or vice versa. In Jurassic Craft, you’ll find yourself amongst the largest, most dangerous beings of all time – dinosaurs. It’s up to you to collect resources, craft weapons, explore and service the menacing T-Rex in this Minecraft knock-off.

Download Now from iTunes
Download Now from Google Play

Jurassic Craft Minecraft game


MineBuilder Minecraft gameMinebuilder

[Price: Free]
Mine builder gives you many options for tools and blocks to build your world, and there are some crazy detailed ones out there! Once the sub goes down, players have to survive enemies that are chasing you. Once its light out again, you can get back to crafting. Oh, and there are animals in this one!

Download from iTunes Now
Download Now from Google Play

MineBuilder Minecraft game


RealmCraft_IconRealmCraft – Survive & Craft

[Price: Free/In-App Purchases]
RealCraft, like many of the others on this list, puts you in one of two gameplay modes – Creative and Survival. In the Creative mode, you are free to build some insane structures, barring that you actually have time to do so. Survival mode requires that you locate resources (including food) and for you to build shelter away fro enemies and animals. I was a little underwhelmed with the graphics in this one, but having to satisfy your characters hunger was a cool little feature.

Download Now from iTunes
Download Now from Google Play

RealmCraft Minecraft game


RunCraft Minecraft gameRunCraft

[Price: Free]
Remember Temple Run? If Minecraft and Temple Run had a baby, this would be it. In RunCraft, players are on the run from a king, and along the way, you encounter various characters to give you a helping hand.

Download from iTunes Now
Download Now from Google Play

RunCraft Minecraft game


Wondercraft Minecraft gameWonder Craft PE

[Price: Free/In-App Purchases]
Wonder Craft takes the crafting genre to the skies. No, seriously. In this game, you’re on one of many floating cloud islands. From there, you will find yourself building structures, planting crops and feeding animals. All of this, while you stay read for any enemies to pop up!

Download Now from iTunes

WonderCraft Minecraft game


WorldCraft Minecraft gameWorldcraft

[Price: Free]
If multiplayer is your thing, Worldcraft is where you need to be. In-game chat, and large player ID labels over character heads make playing, surviving and crafting, so much fun with others. Even if you don’t have people to play with online, the single player mode still keeps you on your toes with survival and crating modes.

Download Now from Google Play

WorldCraft Minecraft game


World of Cubes Minecraft gamesWorld of Cubes

[Price: $0.99]
World of Cubes is very similar to the above Worldcraft. Here, you also have to fend of “mobs” of pumpkin heads and zombies. If you want to play online with others, you can customize your character, or choose from one of the pre-made template as part of a handful of themed skin packs.

 

Download Now from iTunes

World of Cubes Minecraft game


Wow, when we set off to find alternatives to everyone’s favorite square world we never imagined we’d find so many great options. We hope you find a Minecraft replacement that you like.

So, what do you think? For you, will any of these games like Minecraft become a replacement for the traditional experience? Let us know below!