Best Minecraft Mods for Survival in 2019


GamingBest Minecraft Mods for Survival in 2019

After playing Vanilla Minecraft for so long, it can start to feel dull and perhaps a little too easy. Especially on survival mode where you know every mechanic and recipe. Thankfully, thousands of mods exist which can drastically change your game.

Below, we’ve listed some of the best ones, and we’re still updating this list. All the buttons below link back to Curse where they can be downloaded. If you want to check out some more content for Minecraft, you can see our dedicated area here.

Tinkers Construct

Tinkers Construct is a mod that changes how tools work in Minecraft. Instead of using conventional methods such as a crafting table, you have to create stencils, craft individual pieces and then put them together in the tool station. There are many different materials available which give a tool different effects, and you can also rename your tools.

Twilight Forest

twilight forest

This mod is primarily for exploration, which always goes great with survival mode. Jump through a portal to enter another dimension, where you will find dungeons, boss battles, new items, new loot and amazing landscapes. A lot of work has gone into this mod, and there are more updates being added all the time.

Pam’s HarvestCraft

pam's harvestcraft

Pam’s HarvestCraft is a mod that adds 80 new types of crops, 6 garden bushes, 50 fruits, 19 fish, beekeeping and 1400 new food items. Whilst the mod also changes some of the vanilla settings for Minecraft such as food restoration values. The aim of this mod is to try and encourage Minecraft players to build and use farms over killing animals for cooked meat.

Biomes O’ Plenty

As you’d expect by the name, this mod adds many new Biomes to your Minecraft world. It’s a great addition for survival players as it makes the environment much more interesting and exploring more enjoyable. There are A LOT of new Biomes, some which are very interesting such as Alps, Crag, Moor and Outback. With some of these biomes also offering villages to loot.



Another immersive mod is Bibliocraft. It provides a realistic way to store items such as books, potions and practically anything in your inventory. It’s primarily an organisation mod, which helps with keeping your most important items needed to survive somewhere safe. 

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!