In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the best simplistic and plastic themed texture packs for Minecraft. These are always a good choice to install for many reasons.
Firstly, they stick to the cartoon appearance. This means that often, the texturing is to a high quality as it doesn’t use ‘realistic’ images, which often don’t blend together well. Using these styled packs can also help with frames per second, as these packs often can be downloaded in much lower resolutions without taking a hit to visual quality, increasing your FPS (frames per second).
You can read a guide for installing Texture & Resource packs at the bottom of this post. For more Minecraft Guides & Best-of content, make sure to check out our dedicated Minecraft area here!
Bare Bones strips everything down in Minecraft, giving it a softer and flatter appearance. The textures are still similar to Minecraft’s default ones, just with a lot of detail take away.
Block Pixel actually retains a lot of detail whilst making all of Minecraft’s textures more simplistic and minimalist. The blocks carry a lot of definition with a sharp contrast in lines, with blocks like Wheat also looking great.
Next up is Hafen, which is a very vibrant and bright looking pack. It keeps everything looking new and fresh, whilst not straying away too far from Minecraft’s default look.
I love Mad Pixels, it sort of reminds me of a Nintendo styled game with the way the textures are designed. It’s great for any styled play-through, whether it be adventure, survival or PvP.
Quadral is probably the most detailed pack in this list, with the textures still carrying a lot of intricate details. However it still looks great and fits the simplistic theme. It would be great for a survival play-through.
Rodrigo’s Pack is one of the most simplistic and plastic-looking packs available for Minecraft. As you can see by the screenshot above, it turns all of the textures into flat colors and basic shapes.
Simple Pack is another Minecraft texture pack which gives a plastic like appearance. It does this by using a limited color palette, sticking to just one shade of green or brown per block (except when defining lines).
Finally, we have The Find. This texture pack is simplistic, but not plastic in appearance. It retains a little bit of detail, and would make a great choice for an RPG or story styled world.
HOW TO INSTALL TEXTURE PACKS IN MINECRAFT
Once you’ve downloaded any packs below, you will need to install them. It’s a simple process, so don’t worry. When you download a pack, you will receive a .ZIP file, this doesn’t need to be opened.
Go into your AppData folder, then into the Minecraft Resource Packs folder. This can be found at C:\Users\YOU\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\resourcepacks. If you can’t find this location, try typing %AppData% into your Start menu search and pressing Enter. Otherwise, you can go into Minecraft > Video Settings > Resource Packs > Open Resource Packs folder.
When you’re inside the Resource Packs folder, all you have to do is place the .ZIP file inside. That’s it. When in Minecraft, go to Settings > Video Settings > Resource Packs and enable it.