The Minecraft first X box version was released 8 years ago and become so popular that the mobile version didn’t wait for too long to appear. Since then this sandbox 3D game remains popular among mobile holders, though some people searching for alternatives. Firstly, because they want something new but with the same features. Secondly, Minecraft isn’t free and to get it to need to pay different amounts of money from the downloading moment.
In this article, we have collected 11 the most decent games like Minecraft though there are many more games presented on the apps market. Most of them are available for both Android and iOS devices.
The Blockheads is one of the most popular Minecraft alternatives with more than 5 million downloads. It’s free with app purchases and resembles the Minecraft with its mining and crafting features. It’s a 2D game made from blocks created by a develop from New Zeland. It’s more than just a mining game. Its a process of survival as you have to build your shelter before the sunset maintaining fire. It supports single-player and , multiplayer that requires an internet connection and lets you gather your team inviting friends and family friends.
What can you do?
- Control your team of blockheads and their life among nature.
- Craft tools and manage blockheads work.
- Discover minerals. metals and gems from the ground.
- Prepare food for yourself gathering coconuts and baking meat on a campfire.
- Build a house, renovate it and design.
Its a true surviving, mining and exploration sandbox game.
Minitest is the game based on the Minecraft platform and coping it. The infinite world of blocks in a sandbox game where you dig for raw material and building your owl world brick after brick. Colorful images and fascinating graphics in this game are merged together allowing you to play a single or multiplayer online mode. Moreover, it claimed that the game goes with open code letting a player edit it to his/her own liking.
The game is free to download on both platform devices. It has been translated into many languages.
If you are looking for a copy of the Minecraft this game is right for you. Survivalcraft is a block building game with a lot of features and goals. And the main goal is to survive and build a new world. Just imagine yourself as a great land explorer and conquerer in the infinite and colorful world of blocks. You must build, craft, create weapons to defend yourself, grow trees and decorate your living space.
In this block sandbox game, you will feel yourself like a real engineer and construction laborer setting blocks that can remind you of real bricks. Plus you can decorate your house and choose the color of everything inside. To feed yourself you will hunt being careful of dangerous animals that can actually lead to your death. Having a big variety of weapons changing from the crossbow to a musket will bring a sense of adventure, especially if you are using explosive materials.
Survivalcraft is available for Android and iOS for $3.99.
Terraria need you to do a lot of things like digging, fighting and constructing. It cost $4.99 and available for Android and iOS. The game is a mobile version of the popular PC game. It supports the different sizes of the world you gonna play: Medium, Small, Large. It also supports single and multiplayer online with other gamers.
Though the graphics are simple it very detailed and colorful. The main goal is to dig slowly one by one getting underground. There are different weapons and work equipment like hammers that will help you to dig. Collecting different materials you can craft handy tools like a fiery torch. Mine for different ores: gold, copper, iron. Blocks of ores are often placed together. There are more than 800 items to discover.
Planet of Cubes
Yet another cubic game that includes building crafting and surviving modes. You can play the Planet of Cubes with your friends online or with any other people all over the world as it supports the Multiplayer mode. Definitely it’s based on Minecraft so the main action is to build your own world likewise.
- Mining for blocks that are necessary to build your own space to survive and to fight
- Gather your team in multiplayer mode creating the strongest kingdom
- Participate in different game modes: wars, battles, PVP, hunger games.
- Lots of animals are ready to be coughed, tamed, killed for food or breed.
The game is available for free for Android and iOS devices.
Jack the Miner
And if you prefer to mine instead of just moving blocks and crafting weapons Jack the Miner is a great alternative to Minecraft. Its 2 D block game where the whole process takes place in mines. All missions are about ores and their collecting. The good thing about the game is an epic story about a robot machine with some sort of soul. The robot Jack`s main dream is to leave this place but he is stuck here and to get away need to find a rare metal called Osmium.
It’s been said that the game has around 50 missions and about 20 different ores to collect. Most of the time Jack is spending beneath the earth digging for desirable ores to complete the mission. The game has a great graphics and its easy to install on your device either through Android or Apple marketplaces.
Get ready to play Minecraft but in wintertime, winter colors and snowy landscape. Your aim is to undergo different obstacles like predators, enemies, and even monsters, create a shelter building in the block after block. Crafting is the main feature of this game. It’s a 2D single-player sandbox game. For many, it can be a very good alternative to Minecraft.
Don’t forget to set the fire, otherwise, you will freeze to death as this game has only a cold environment as one of the obstacles. Get yourself a pet that can protect you from other animals. Though the game was developed more than 2 years ago it’s still available only for iOS devices.
Block Story is a blend of 3d block sandbox, exploration, and role-playing. It’s a very popular, highly rated and both platforms free game with one exception. To have a full version you are suggested to upgrade to the premium game via Android, though iOS offer it for $2.99 from the first very moment.
In this game, you running, collecting things like animals, earning points. Some ingredients need to make a torch. You can different creatures like dragons and get advice from a wizard. Dragons and other warrior is a great help in your mission. Crafting weapons and artifacts if important and they are s necessary items through a game process.
It`s a block game but there is nothing about mining in this game. It’s a more fantastic magic game where you discovering different lands crafting, collecting and conquering.
Another great game like Minecraft with building hunting crafting functions is called Crashlands. The whole action is happening in intergalactic space where your main hero is space trucker and your main aim is to keep him alive. Still, he must build and craft. There plenty of weapons and tons of possibilities in this game. Even world exploration can be extended. There are so many reasons to call this RPG block game an infinite. Don’t forget to defend yourself as you will face lots of enemies on those strange lands.
The Crashlands won different awards in 2016. It was called an app of the year that time and went to the first 10 Top Time`s games in the same 2016.
The game is available for both mobile platforms for $6.99.
Roblox is nice alternative to Minecraft that earned a lot of positive comments from players. Its block survival sandbox with an online multiplayer mode. It’s suitable for children and adults and it’s free. The game involves players in the exploration of an infinite world where they can buy, sell stuff, equip themselves and participate in buttles. The graphics are simple, characters look like lego toys, thus it’s popularity among children above 12 years old.
The interesting feature of the game is that it contains various games of different genres right inside one application. So it’s said that there are various genres and vast numbers of the world to play in. The game helps to develop the imagination instead of just following some instructions.
Mines of Mars
Mines of Mars is an alternative to Minecraft available for Android and iOS(the last one is for around $4.99) that deserved to play. The high rate prooves its popularity among blocks games of different genres. All action is happening on Mars which once became inhabited. And as long as we are on Mars everything is concentrated around mines. The main hero is using portals to move from one place to another, crafting equipment and weapons. Finally, get gems cutting stones and get ingots from ores.
Besides mining, you will meet different creatures that better to be killed to take life points from them especially if you running out of life. You also must watch an amount of fuel that is important for mining. There is a big variety of fossils: germs and minerals. You will mine for Topaz, Ruby, Emerald. Minerals and metals: gold, steel, cobalt.
Enjoy the reality of life on that distant red planet with dawns and sunsets.