Minecraft is a fine game with the standard texture packs, but understandably from time to time you want to try out some new textures and see if it can improve your game experience.

Well as it goes, there are a lot of great free texture packs for minecraft out there that do just that.

Keep reading to find out our top ten free texture packs for minecraft!

Top 10 Minecraft Texture Packs (Free):

Finding the best free texture packs can be a pretty research heavy process, so we’ve narrowed it down to the top 10 so you can get back to doing what you really want to be doing – playing minecraft!

10. Bladecraft

If you’re a big fan of Sci-Fi (specifically Bladerunner) then Bladecraft is the Minecraft texture for you! Beautifully crafted into the style of the movie, this pack really delivers a gut-punch of futurism right out of the movie. Want to create a dystopian world? This will do that for you wonderfully.

9. Sphax PureBDCraft

This pack is really beautiful and styled on the theme of comic books, it’s basically minecraft as you know it but more stylized. So if what you’re going for isn’t necessarily more realism, then this comic based theme is really worth taking a look at. It’s one of our personal favorites.

8. Misa’s Realistic Texture Pack

This texture pack is basically minecraft but with slightly more detail, sharper and crisper and dare we say it, slightly more comical in nature. It’s hilarious when you’re with the villagers, and if you’re not doing that it just adds a slightly better feel to the basic textures.

7. Derivation

The Derivation texture pack is a crispy, depth filled set of textures that really add a different flavor to the game. It’s a very popular texture pack, especially if you’re a fan of some of the old school RPG games out there then it’ll be right up your street.

6. Isabella

Another one of our personal favorites, Isabella is an understated but striking texture mod for minecraft that really attempts to give the atmosphere of the game a different feel. I’d say it does that spectacularly and we just love it.

5. Last Days

If you’re a big fan of the Fallout games then this texture pack is really something you’ve got to check out. Designed to be an atmospheric, immersive mod that changes the game into a post-apocalyptic world you’ll be plunged into the melancholic overtures of Last Days.

4. JohnSmith

If you’re an old-school Minecraft player then you’ll most likely know all about this one. JohnSmith was one of the original ‘widely popular’ texture packs for the game, and while it’s a little outdated now it’s still worth checking out. There are a lot of remakes available as well if you don’t feel like playing legacy.

3. Conquest

Conquest is a 1.12 compatible texture pack that’s inspired and based off of JohnSmith. In our opinion though this is one of the best free texture packs for the game and really blows you away with how different it makes the game feel. If you’re into Game Of Thrones you have to check this out!

2. LB Photo Realism

This is a truly unbelievable texture pack when combined with Sonic Ether’s shaders. The one downside being that those of you on lower end graphics cards are going to struggle to play this one. Make no mistake, this texture pack needs an incredible amount of resources to run. That being said if you have a great spec and think you need to look at upgrading to a gaming monitor anyway then this texture pack is worth a go if you value realism.

1. Invictus

This is another really popular texture pack, and one of our favorites as well. Invictus is popular with those who don’t want to lose too much of the feel of the base game, but perhaps want a bit more realism and a little more stylization. This is what Invictus does really well, while most other packs generally either go one way or the other, this one seems to marry the two and find the right balance. So it’s definitely worth giving it a go or at least checking out the video above to see if it’s what you’re looking for.



There are hundreds of texture packs for minecraft out there, and many of them are free. One thing to watch out for is to make sure you’re on the same version of the game, but with the Curse client this shouldn’t be an issue.

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Overall these are our personal favorites mixed with the best minecraft texture packs in 2018 we could find by popularity.