In this blog post, we’ll shed some light on the ten most realistic Minecraft texture packs so that you don’t waste your time searching for the right one!
Minecraft was released almost a decade ago, and its age is starting to catch up. The textures look outdated compared to nearly every game that comes out nowadays. We’ve got mobile games that look 100 times better than Minecraft at this point. And even though Minecraft has carved a nice space for itself so that it doesn’t have to worry about the graphics that much.
Players who play the game daily get bored with the same old pixelated style Minecraft has. Luckily, some very passionate Minecraft players took time out of their lives to create texture packs that make Minecraft look better.
Realistic Textures packs do what their name suggests; they make Minecraft look realistic. There are a ton of different options to choose from, so we decided to filter these packs to the ten 10 best ones, and this is what we got.
The packs are not ranked for a reason, all these texture packs are top quality, but every player has its own distinct taste, so make sure you go through every texture pack, you’ll find something that you feel comfortable playing with!
We dive into our list with one of the most popular realistic texture packs of all time, Vanillacurate! The pack soared in popularity because of the way it approached the realistic pack genre. Unlike most realistic packs out there in which we see super detailed 4k blocks, Vanillacurrate manages to stay true to the essence of Minecraft.
Most of the blocks’ textures are similar to the default Minecraft texture pack but add a lot more detail, making them look way better than their original counterparts. I’ve personally only used a few of the texture packs on this list, but Vanillacurate is my favorite.
Stratum is a texture pack that will blow your mind; ever since the first time I saw it in action, I never stopped praising it. The texture pack goes in full overdrive when it comes to detailing, making the textures so real-life that Minecraft starts looking better than our real-life worlds. Now that is both scary and super awesome!
The pack looks the best with Continuum shaders, which is for a reason. The Stratum texture pack comes from the same team that bought us the Continuum shaders.
Unfortunately, the texture pack is still under development, so not all textures have been added to the game. It might take a while for the texture pack to be finished, but that doesn’t take away from its greatness!
Hodilton is a texture pack that probably is the most highly detailed pack ever created. The textures don’t look anything like Minecraft; the team revamped the entire game; from the wood blocks to the simple grass blocks, the game looks totally different when you have it on.
The texture pack also brings in this warm and calm aesthetic, especially if you play it with shaders, giving it its own aesthetic that is pleasing to the eyes.
The only downside to this texture pack is that not everyone will be able to use it. Suppose you want a highly detailed texture pack. In that case, you also need a very high-performance PC to run it without turning it into a heater.
Stylized Resource Pack
I’ve been playing Minecraft since it came out, so it should not be a big surprise when I say that the default Minecraft textures are really bad. Don’t get me wrong, the pixelated style has its upsides, but I’ve played so many games with pixelated graphics that I’m fed up with it.
If you, too, are someone like me, then the Stylized Resource pack will be a game-changer. The first time I tried this texture pack, I was a bit weirded out because of how different the textures looked. The pixelated style is gone and replaced by something way better.
A cartoon-like texture makes every block look brighter and way better than the dull pixelated Minecraft blocks.
As you can see above in the image, the red stone block looks nothing like the Default Minecraft block; it has been entirely changed by Mateo Rizo, the super-talented creator of this texture pack. Just by looking at some of the textures, you can tell how passionate he is about the game. This texture pack was created out of love for the game, so it tries to stay true to the original Minecraft textures and colors.
Most of the time, when it comes to texture packs, you’ll creators simply changing some aspects of the block, But when it comes to Realistico, the creator went above and beyond to create a texture with truly 3-d pixelated graphics, and with shaders on the blocks literally come to life.
If playing with the default textures has made you burn out, then trying NAPP will be the best thing you could do. The texture pack is very similar to modern games like Fortnite, Clash Royale, or even Hytale, for that matter. The blocks get a complete revamp, so the game looks totally different than before.
The cartoon-like spin of the Minecraft blocks will transform you into a new world, a world where you can relive the same curiosity you had when you first started playing Minecraft.
Umsoea is a texture pack that changes the game in its entity. As you can see in the sample image above, the texture pack has a very distinct way of doing things regarding the Flora and Fauna of the game. The spiked grass and other types of plants really make Umsoea a pack that you should try out.
The textures also blend very well, so the build you make will look like someone has literally rendered them using 3-d software.
Ultimate Immersion, as the pack’s name suggests, wants you to get totally immersed into the world it creates. If I showed you a screenshot of a house I built using this texture pack, you wouldn’t be able to recognize which game it is from. Just look at the image above; for example, the texture pack in conjunction with the mods adds truly wanting roofs.
The pack is trendy amongst Minecraft players who like to build modern builds as it was made keeping this build style in mind.
Modermnarch is yet another highly detailed texture pack we saw on the list. There isn’t much separating these texture packs except for their artistic choices. So if you don’t like packs like Hodilton or Realistico, for example, you have another option in the form of Modernarch.
The one thing that I’d like to point out about this texture pack is that it has the most beautiful armor texture that I’ve seen in a while. The armor looks like a real-life steel armor, especially when you have shaders on.
If you crave the realistic looks that most of the texture packs on this list bring, but you also want something futurist, something that reminds you of sci-fi movies, Genesis is the texture pack you need to have.
The texture pack is my favorite; I’ve always used it in playthroughs when I planned on building something futuristic. There are animated blocks in this pack; how cool is that!