Minecraft texture packs change the whole look of your game – from blocks to items. They can fill your game with realism or turn your world into a retro video game. Now known as resource packs, they can easily be installed and deactivated anytime in-game. It’s the easiest way to change the game’s visuals to an aesthetic you’ll love.
While texture packs don’t change the core aspects of the game, such as its blocky complexion, they make a huge difference. They can introduce sharp new graphics while some can turn Minecraft into a realistic world. Others turn Minecraft into something out of a retro-gaming console. Either way, there’s something out there for you.
With Minecraft 1.19 released, you can expect resource pack creators to release updates. These updates will include new textures for Mangrove wood, frogs, mud and more! We can’t wait to see what some creators come up with for the Deep Dark!
The resource packs in this article are all for the Minecraft Java Edition. Unfortunately, bedrock doesn’t work the same way Java does, and you’ll have to choose a texture through the catalogue.
15 BEST Minecraft Texture Packs
Choosing a Minecraft texture pack will be up to your personal tastes. While we love this list of texture packs, you may not feel the same way. However, whether these packs are your dream style or not, they’re all fun to try out!
This texture pack was our cup of tea. It’s a crisp RPG-themed texture pack with high visual graphics and aesthetics that fit right into the game. You can’t pass up this pack if you’re a medieval builder.
Somehow the creators have managed to blend comfort with a hint of horror. You’ll know what we mean when you catch your first glance at a skeleton or creeper. Furthermore, the pack focuses on highlighting browns, greens and other earthy tones to create a pack that makes you feel at home. Lastly, for such an impressive pack, it’s highly optimised, barely affecting your computer’s performance.
We were blown away by the detail in this Minecraft texture pack! Of course, everything in Minecraft is already 3D, but this pack adds a whole new layer to it all!
Blocks themselves now have a 3D look and feel to them. For example, cobbles stick out from cobblestone, trees have realistic bark, and even grass blocks have more depth. So if you’re looking for a breathtaking yet subtle pack, Classic 3D is for you!
Like Classic 3D, Realistico is a realistic Minecraft texture pack that adds a new dimension to blocks. Not only is it designed with incredible attention to detail, but it truly changes the whole feel of the game.
Its hyper-realistic textures effortlessly blend into perfect textured surfaces. In addition, this Minecraft texture pack adds material shadows and missing details. It does all this while keeping the original look of blocks to bring in an aspect of familiarity.
Wolfhound is an RPG-themed Minecraft texture pack that comes with six different variations. These include Asian, fantasy, fairy, dungeon and heavenly textures variations. It’s the dream texture pack for all your roleplaying needs, ensuring the world matches the theme of your game.
The pack enhances details and adds a visual enhancement that really impressed us. We also appreciate the pack’s creators’ time to make playing in the dark more enjoyable. It’s not too dark, and there isn’t a decrease in visual brightness, which many other texture packs don’t consider.
The first thing about this Minecraft texture pack that stood out was its diamond-shaped designs. The creators have removed the pixelated look from the game and implemented straight lines that often form diamonds, hexagons and more. We have to say, its cartoonish style is stunning!
There’s massive support for this pack – having its own fan base and website. Due to its support, it’s actively updated for every new version of Minecraft. It has a max resolution version of 512x, but you can opt for a 16x depending on your computer’s capabilities.
Unlike many Minecraft texture packs, Wanderlust doesn’t try to be photo realistic. Instead, it focuses on improving visuals and texture resolution. In addition, it touches on particle effects, lighting and shadows. The creators focused on every block in the game, bringing new textures to everything – no block is untouched. While their efforts are subtle, they bring a new feel to the game.
The texture pack adds a few animations as well as particle effects. Other changes include revamped icons and changes to the sky and water textures. However, while the texture pack plays with lighting, its edits won’t affect your system performance drastically.
Dark Renaissance – Minecraft Texture Pack
Dark Renaissance is a medieval texture pack that shouldn’t be overlooked. Its aim is to add a new feel to the game – one of dread and fear. This isn’t a texture pack to relax to, but instead, one that inspires adventure and bravery.
This texture pack honestly makes Minecraft feel like a brand new game. Some materials are almost unrecognisable, invoking a new sense of wonder throughout the game. However, it does send you back into the dark ages – be prepared to feel like a knight as you battle mobs.
Stay True Texture Pack
Stay True Minecraft texture pack pays close attention to changing the visual experience and providing high-quality design. The pack is well known amongst Minecraft veterans as it does what its name suggests – stays true to Vanilla Minecraft.
With connected textures, new crop growth variants, log updates and more, the pack immersive the player into their world. The creators also ensured that the texture pack won’t cause your frame rate to drop, which is great for streamers.
Barebones Texture Pack
As you may have guessed, the Barebones texture pack strips Vanilla Minecraft down to the basics. The pack smooths out textures, removing a lot of detail from blocks without causing them to lose their charm.
With a minimalist approach, it offers a clean and vibrant experience for players. We can’t help but compare the texture pack to lego as it gives a plastic feel to the world. That said, it’s a great pack that you should try out – it’s a fun and refreshing experience compared to other packs.
Unity – Minecraft Texture Pack
In a nutshell, Unity is a texture pack that adds vibrancy to the world and continuity. The texture pack enhances the base-game aesthetics, adding subtle depth and tweaking natural colours.
In addition, the creator of this Minecraft texture pack wanted to ensure that it extended to all mods. The pack retextures many mods yet stays true to the original idea of the mod – to keep the author’s vision alive. This texture pack aims to set a common ground between Vanilla Minecraft and mod textures, unifying the two.
Unlike its name suggests, this Minecraft texture pack doesn’t just change the appearance of flowers. Instead, it adds a new look to brewing stands, beds, libraries, and much more! The creators didn’t focus on adding new textures and particles to the game but instead enhanced what was already there. This keeps the familiar feel of the game while adding a breath of fresh air.
The pack is compatible with many mods, making it perfect for players who prefer modded Minecraft.
The BetterVanillaBuilding Minecraft texture pack does more than just enhance the game’s architecture. However, it’s most significant feature that’s rare to find is its biome-dependent textured mobs! For example, skeletons will have different textures depending on which biome they’ve spawned in – from jungles to snowy tundras.
In addition, it adds connected textures and customisable looks to tools and swords. Simply rename the sword in an anvil, and it’ll take on a new, unique texture. Oh, and it makes buildings look great!
This texture pack caught our attention almost immediately. The amount of redesign and detail that went into this pack is breathtaking. It makes Minecraft look like a cartoon, changing everything from flowers to the sun itself. It smooths over blocks, removing the details from the Vanilla textures. Trees look great, and villagers now have cute details.
The best part? It’s not a resource hog. If this style is your cup of tea, we can’t recommend it more!
Faithful is a Minecraft texture pack that enhances the current textures of the game. Instead of redesigning the textures completely, the creators enhanced the Vanilla textures by increasing the resolution. You can choose between 32x and 64x resolutions and texture packs explicitly designed for mods and addons.
Additionally, the whole texture pack is community-based. All the textures are made by volunteering contributors who work on the pack in their spare time. That means Faithful is one of the only texture packs made by its fan base.
Last on our list of Minecraft texture packs is the Jicklus pack. It’s a beautiful pack that really shines through in builds. It has a medieval style that’s not obvious yet changes the feel of your environment.
It changes the user interface, adding a spooky feel to the game. Not to mention, they’ve changed the Warden’s texture, which gives us the creeps.
How to install Minecraft texture packs
If you like a Minecraft texture pack on our list, follow the link to download the file. It’ll download as a .zip file. However, you won’t need to extract the file, so you can leave it as is.
Next, launch your Minecraft game. Select ‘Options’ and then ‘Resource Packs’ on your homepage. Like we said above, ‘resource packs’ is just a new name; there’s no difference between the two.
Next, open the resource packs folder. A window will pop up, and you’ll need to drag the .zip file into this folder. Click done, and it’ll return you to a screen with two columns. All active resource packs will be on the right, while available ones will be on the left.
Lastly, click the little arrow that appears over the texture pack icon in the left column. You’ll see the pack switch over to the right. When you click done, the red Mojang loading screen will pop up. After, you’ll be able to experience your Minecraft worlds in a whole new texture.
Those are our top 15 best Minecraft texture packs for 2022 (so far). But, of course, plenty of texture packs are out there, and each player will have their own preferences. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
As 2022 progresses, we’ll watch for new texture packs that emerge and gain interest. Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with any new texture packs we may find.
If you have any Minecraft texture packs you think we should try out, let us know in the comments below.