Top 10 Best Minecraft Texture Packs

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As popular as Minecraft is, it’s not exactly known for its glorious graphics — and that’s what makes user-made texture packs so exciting. Some add realism, others offer different flavors, and most come in higher resolutions than the basic Minecraft textures.

Here are ten of the most popular Minecraft texture packs.

1. DokuCraft

This texture pack was featured in the impressive Penn Station recreation and has an old-school RPG feel to it. It is the spiritual successor of an immensely popular texture pack by Doku and easily secures the #1 spot on this list.

The pack comes in three flavors:

Light: The original pack, rich in color and detail.
Dark: Gloomy and desaturated, with demonic decoration.
High: A high elven theme, ornately decorated with gold plating and blue gemstones.

Watch this video displaying the three variations:

2. Mixcraft – SemiRealistic

Available in 32×32 pixel and 16×16 pixel varieties, this texture pack adds a degree of realism to Minecraft.

Watch this fan-made trailer and just TRY to not be captivated by the sweeping orchestral:

If this doesn’t sell you on Minecraft, nothing will.

3. Misa’s Realistic

If the last texture pack added a degree of realism, this one adds ten. Just look at that pig’s face. See how those lifelike eyes stare into yours, imploring you to become a vegetarian?

This texture pack began as a 16×16 pixel project in 2009, and a year later, was released in glorious 64×64 resolution.


The GERUDOKU pack is a remix of Doku’s RPG texture pack — yes, the same pack that inspired Doku to make DokuCraft. It contains textures compiled from different sources in order to make a complete Minecraft reskin. The pack includes textures for terrains, items, the GUI, and even mob skins.

If you find a pumpkin and equip it on your head, you’ll even see this Metroid-inspired HUD:

5. JohnSmith Texture Pack

I’ll let the textures do the talking.

Check out the sweet GUI:

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3 Comments on Top 10 Best Minecraft Texture Packs

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On July 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

thanks for share! I’ll try LB Photo Realism, looks awesome!


On August 11, 2011 at 5:19 am

Sphax PureBDcraft is the best and available in all resolutions from 16×16 to 512×512!!! It also supports Aether and some other MODs.

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On August 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Holy shmowzow. That made me tear up! This is amazing. I love love love how people can put so much passion into things to yield beauty like this!