The Best Mods for Minecraft improving Realism

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Here are the Top 16 Best Minecraft realisms mods that are so good, you computer won’t be able to run it. 

Ravand’s Realistic

[1.7.2|64x64]

Created by: ravand

This modpack features a lot realistic aspects of the game. It was last updated 7 years ago, but you can always bring it to its former glory by using raytracing and DLSS. The good thing about this mod is that it’s so good, especially if you’re into the nature aesthetic, since this mod also provides that kind of medieval forest vibe. 

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S&K Photo Realism HD

S&K

Created by: SavageStyle

This photorealistic mods will fry up your GPU, especially if you’re running both optifine and super HD mods on a Vega 11 graphics card. S&K Photo Realism mod is fully refined, with little to no “roughness” in the blocks, making it feel like a completely different game. 

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NaturalRealism | A Refined Minecraft Experience [16x]

NaturalRealism

Created by: MasterJinroku aka AresGAWDofWar

NaturalRealism offers a more “natural” look in the environment, providing dynamic lighting and shadows, water reflections and natural colors that match our surroundings, and the overall quality of the blocks are quite similar to the ones we have here on Earth, except NR’s a bit more vivid. 

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R3D CRAFT: Default Realism 64px

R3D

Gameversion: 1.10

Default Realism is basically just making sure that your regular 16x pixels are jacked up for the beefy computers. It makes the blocks detailed and more amazing than that of the nostalgic 2011 looks. It also features dynamic lighting, refined shadow details, and more accurate representation of nature in general. 

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Hyper HD Minecraft Realism Mod

Hyper

Created by: skiddion

Hyperrealism offers heavy buffing for the realism it can offer. The mod features dynamic weather system, skyboxes, lighting, overall ambient sound and the atmospheric environment will immerse you in its gorgeous surroundings. 

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R3D CRAFT: Default Realism 512px

R3D

Gameversion: 1.10

The “4k” version of the previous HD R3D Craft mod. It’s more detailed that its predecessor, but there are no new mechanics. 

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Bellum Omnium (Ex.Real Photo Realism)(128x)

Bellum

Created by: Misspepe92

Bellum Omnium makes your game a bit better than the standard edition. It doesn’t add anything new to the game, except probably the dynamic weather system. The lighting is pretty much the same in the game, but the block details are quite different and were given more clarity. 

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Default Realism (32x)

1.13-1.16

Created by: D2r_team

A more realistic approach to the natural colors of the vanilla version, but this one works on older version, making it accessible for low end PC builds. The game features the same thing as hyperrealism mod, except there’s no RTX or DLSS. 

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R3D CRAFT: Default Realism 256px

R3D

Gameversion: 1.10.2

A pretty decent and mid version of the R3D Craft mod. There’s a better one above this list. 

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SC Photorealism | Stunning Photo-realistic Textures [128x]

SC

Created by: SCtester

SC Photorealism, for me, is hands down one of the best photorealistic mods that has one of the best outlets when it coems to dynamic lighting, overall shadow detail, texture quality, and rendered models. I’d also like to give it credit due to the fact that it’s highly optimized for mid tier gaming kits, which usually doesn’t translate to anything good, but here it does. 

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Modern Achitexture Realism [1.15]

Modern

Created by: Daviales

Modern Architexture Realism brings a lot of architecture and civil engineering marvels while providing an ample amount of significant environmental changes that will keep you stunned for long periods of time, just trying to appreciate the beauty of the environment. 

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Default Photo Realism | x512 [1.16]

Default

Created by: Marcolow

Default Photorealism is basically just an OptiFine, but with smooth texture graphics and rough edges being toned down reasonably. Nothing new here aside from the dynamic weather system with accurate sounds. 

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Faraway Realism 1.16

Faraway

Created by: Paolla

Faraway Realism a texture mod that allows you to have beautifully-rendered long distance models that still looks good even if you’re faraway. No, but seriously, the Faraway realism makes a bit more magical that its realist prospect. 

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Luky’s RPG texture pack [16×16] Updated!

Luky's

Created by: LukyLucaz

An RPG-inspired mod, Luky’s RPG texture pack is something that’ll keep you company in case that you’re down for an adventure. The game is feel a lot more like vanilla Minecraft, except there are highlights on the details that are well-refined and darkened to give it a more medieval vibe. 

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Naturalistic Minecraft Realism Mod [1.14]

Naturalistic

Created by: AgentXenon

One more minecraft realism mods must-have for your game: Naturalistic Realism features a different type of approach when it comes to its realism. The mod features ambient atmosphere, dynamic weather and lighting system, and mobs that are interacting with you in the most immersive way possible. Couldn’t agree more that they both pumped up the interaction with the dynamics of the environment.

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[1.7.10] Minecraft Realism Mod

[1.7.10]

Created by: Eria8

This realism mod isn’t the typical realism mod you’ll normally see. The type of content it has is based on real life and it has added a bunch of tools that’ll help you out in the game that are bit of an extra step from the usual gameplay, but it’s immersion is pretty spot on, making it a bit more natural than most games. 

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