10 best games like Minecraft on Android

by: Joe HindyMarch 20, 2016

best games like minecraft for android
Minecraft is a culture all its own and to say that there are games like Minecraft is probably false. However, there are things about Minecraft that some people don’t like but like the idea overall. If you’re looking for some awesome games like Minecraft, well here they are! If you want actual Minecraft for Android, you can download Minecraft: Pocket Edition here!

block story best games like minecraft on androidBlock Story

[Price: Free / $1.99]
Block Story is a mashup between Minecraft and an RPG. You play through a story, do quests, and level up your character. It also keeps many Minecraft elements like building, the graphics, and crafting. The story is infinite as you can continue questing in various maps and regions even after you’ve completed them to gain more resources to build more things. It’s a bit buggy here and there but the overall reception is generally positive.

Get it now on Google Play!

the blockheads best games like minecraft on androidThe Blockheads

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
The Blockheads is a 2D/3D mix game that is a mix between your standard Minecraft and a platform game. The premise is you play as a Blockhead and you must create a shelter before nightfall so you don’t freeze to death. The platformer feeling is unique and jumping around collecting things has a bit of a different feeling than normal Minecraft-style experiences. It does still have the mining, crafting, and building of traditional Minecraft so the differences aren’t that big.

Get it now on Google Play!

delver best games like minecraft on androidDelver

[Price: $1.99]
Delver is one of the higher rated games like Minecraft. It’s a first person dungeon crawler where you must fight monsters, collect loot and potions, and level up. It’s another game that puts an RPG spin on the Minecraft genre and it does so arguably better than pretty much anyone else. It doesn’t have most of the features of Minecraft like building or mining but the graphical style, sandbox elements, and general mechanics are similar. Plus, there’s a perma-death mode for those hardcore enough to play with only one life. There are also no in app purchases!

Get it now on Google Play!

growtopia best games like minecraft on androidGrowtopia

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Growtopia is kind of like Minecraft mixed with Mario Paint thanks to the sheer number of things you can do in it. It is a 2D game but you still have full control over the world you play in. There are also various mini games you can play such as quizzes, PvP battles, parkour courses, Operation-style surgery, and more. You can even compose music if that’s something you enjoy. It’s one of the more popular games on the list and it has a pretty decent user review rating.

Get it now on Google Play!

guncrafter best games like minecraft on androidGuncrafter

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Guncrafter takes the fun of building in Minecraft and and combines it with the undeniable popularity of firearms. In Guncrafter you use various materials to craft your own gun. Your creations will be more or less powerful based on your design choices and your material choices, You can then take that gun and match up against other players online to see whose gun can score more points. As you progress, you’ll get better materials and larger design options.

Get it now on Google Play!

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monstercrafter best games like minecraft on androidMonsterCrafter

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Monstercrafter is a lot like Guncrafter and that’s probably because they’re developed by the same studio. Monstercrafter takes the fun of crafting in Minecraft and adds in the ability to build and battle your own monsters. Much like Guncrafter your can use various materials to build your monsters. The design choices and materials ultimately affect how strong your monster is. You can then go into matchmaking and dual with other monster creators. It’s also worth noting that practically every monster you face in single or multiplayer is made by another player which is kind of neat.

Get it now on Google Play!

monstercrafter best games like minecraft for android

the sandbox best games like minecraft on androidThe Sandbox

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
The Sandbox is a highly popular sandbox and simulation game on iOS and it has done pretty well on Android as well. It features a very high number of possibilities in terms of scenery and game play. It keeps many of the Minecraft elements including crafting and full control over the landscape. It also borrows from games like Farmville in that you can also plant crops for resources instead of just mining for them. It’s a large game even if the graphics are a step backward from Minecraft.

Get it now on Google Play!

survivalcraft best games like minecraft on androidSurvivalCraft

[Price: Free demo / $3.99]
SurvivalCraft is one of the main games like Minecraft that people try because it has most of the same sort of game play elements and graphics. It expands on the core premise by adding things like marksmanship with bows and arrows. Other than a few expansions on ideas, the game is pretty much just like Minecraft. You can mine things, craft things, build things, and change things til your heart is content and there is even a free demo so you can try it before you buy it.

Get it now on Google Play!

terraria best games like minecraft for androidTerraria

[Price: $4.99 with in app purchases]
Terraria is essentially the 2D Minecraft experience that expands on the core elements by a whole bunch. Unlike Minecraft, Terraria has a story and a point. You’ll craft things, mine things, engage in boss fights, and travel to various landscapes. It features 1250+ crafting recipes, about 15 pets, 15 bosses, and over a dozen environments for you to check out. Some users have complained about how it’s not quite like the PC version but most generally like this mobile version.

Get it now on Google Play!

terraria best games like minecraft for android

worldcraft best games like minecraft on androidWorldCraft

[Price: Free]
Last on the list (for now) is WorldCraft. It is pretty much like Minecraft in every way but suffers from the pitfalls commonly associated with a game being totally free with no in app purchases. Despite being a tad underdeveloped, the game still manages to be fun. It includes features like online multiplayer, the ability to explore worlds created by other people, and most of the elements of Minecraft. It’s not amazing but it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a cheap alternative.

Get it now on Google Play!

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  • Avamander

    This list just sucks. Terraria is not like Minecraft, Minecraft is like Terraria. Also, all others on this list are really crappy.

    • Minecraft came before Terraria. Ergo, Terraria is the ripoff of Minecraft, not vice-versa.

      • Avamander

        It didn’t.

        • Yes, it did. I got both of them the day they came out: Minecraft in 2009 and Terraria in 2011. Minecraft came out sooner. Way sooner.

          • Avamander

            May 16, 2011 – Terraria
            November 18, 2011 – Minecraft

          • Nope. Minecraft released a public alpha on May 17, 2009. That’s when the public started playing it. That’s when the idea was out there. That’s what matters. Terraria filched from Minecraft, coming years later.

          • Avamander

            Hmm, it seems so yes, that minecraft alpha version was released first. But still, noone copied noone. Terraria is not a “2D minecraft” and comparing it to minecraft isn’t really valid as the aspects are totally different. I have bought both and I think that Terraria offers more unique gameplay and a larger selection of items, but minecraft on the other hands offers 3D Lego kind of world.

          • I have both too and enjoy both too, but there is no denying that Terraria filched heavily from Minecraft. Just because it’s 2D doesn’t make that less so.

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  • droidtomtom

    What about Principia? It can be a basic Minecraft to designing complex cars, spaceships, circuits, minigames, robots, etc.

  • Not sure why anyone would play these blatant Minecraft clones when they can just play Minecraft instead.

  • loganaustreng2

    What about blockheads

  • mero elbana

    The best three who like minecraft is survivalcraft and blockstory and discovery and thisis from me megacraft