Top 5 Buy-to-Play Games Like Minecraft for Android

Although there are tons of free games like Minecraft for Android out there, you might want to opt for a paid game instead. Why's that? Well, most paid games don't contain any stifling restrictions to hamper your play, or even annoying ads that pop up every few seconds. So, the question here should be "Why not?"

That said, if you're in the market to search for (and potentially buying) a buy-to-play game like Minecraft for your Android device, we've compiled a very comprehensive list of the top 5 games you should definitely get. Check them out!

#1 Minebuilder

Minebuilder

Topping our list of the best paid games like Minecraft for Android is this brilliant 3D sandbox/adventure game, Minebuilder!

Combining inspiration from both Minecraft and Infiniminer, Minebuilder offers both creative and survival game modes which are familiar to Minecraft players. In survival mode, you will need to build and craft during the day while fending of monsters at night, while in creative mode, you'll be able to build and craft whatever you like without the need to go out and hunt for blocks or defend your creation from monster attacks.

Being a sandbox game, Minebuilder provides a ton of blocks you can mine. You can craft an even wider variety of items and tools from these blocks. There are also animals and monsters to hunt if you're prepared well enough. Best yet, the game is available in both single player, if you prefer playing on your own, and multiplayer, for when you'd like to play with your friends.

The app isn't very costly either. You can get Minebuilder at a low price of $2.16.

#2 Terraria

Terraria

Terraria is possibly one of the most popular and well-known game on this list.

Like Minecraft, players in the game can explore (and dig into) anywhere they like, including spelunking into the bowels of a monstrous cavern, housing god-knows-what in its almost pitch black darkness. There are also tons of player-made adventure maps that you can download and play. The game also offers plenty of equipment and other crucial or cosmetic items that you can craft as you collect resources from the environment or the creatures you defeat.

As you work your way up the survival food chain, let's not forget all about the building aspect of Terraria. Granted that building a magnificent structure in Terraria isn't as satisfying as in Minecraft (mainly due to its 2D appearance), it's still pretty fun to create a beautiful pixel art or even build a pixel world of your own, and sharing it with other players.

Aside from the graphics, Terraria is also more of an RPG than a pure sandbox game like Minecraft. There are bosses for you to defeat, quests to complete, and many more RPG elements which are not so prominent (or may even be absent) in Minecraft, and by doing so, Terraria gives its players more of a purpose, especially after they've sunk in hours of their time playing the game.

The game is available from the Google Play Store for a reasonable $4.99, though if you're hesitant to shell out that amount of cash for an app, there's a free trial version for you to try out before investing your money into this game.

#3 uCraft

uCraft

If you don't mind the slightly flatter appearance of a 2D game, like Terraria, and yet you'd prefer a game that a lot more like Minecraft, you should definitely check out uCraft.

Named as a Minecraft simulator by the app's developers themselves, uCraft is a 2D Minecraft-like game where you can build anything you like! Explore the vast world, mine for a huge range of blocks, farm for crops, survive the monster onslaught at night.... or simply have fun carving a small niche of your own in the game's beautiful pixel world.

Priced at a mere $1.99, uCraft is the cheapest option you can get on our list. However, do take note that the app itself is still in its Alpha phase and will be improving over time. Naturally, if you paid for the game you'll get all subsequent updates for free. Are you uncertain about spending money on uCraft? Well, you could try the game out for free first and then decide later.

#4 Gem Miner 2

Gem Miner 2

Gem Miner 2 is very unlike the other games we've listed so far. As opposed to being a 2D sandbox/adventure game like Terraria or uCraft, this app is more of a 2D mining/adventure game where you play an adorably bearded miner who is setting out to seek his fortune by digging into the bowels of the earth.

In this game, you'll get to go spelunking into caves, abandoned mines and long-forgotten temples in the endless search for valuable gems and buried ancient artifacts. These items can then be sold for money (the gems) or donated to the museum (the artifacts) in exchange for cash to upgrade your tools or to buy helpful items, like TNT, support beams, and ladders, just so you could go out and mine for more stuff! As you might have guessed, there is no crafting in this game since most of the stuff you'll need can be purchased from the shop using game currency.

If you love the mining aspect of Minecraft more than its crafting, Gem Miner 2 might just be your next favorite game! You can buy the game now at its pretty reasonable price of $2.49.

#5 Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode

Last but not least, rounding up our list of the top 5 paid Minecraft-like game is this amazing story-heavy, adventure game, Minecraft: Story Mode.

Granted that Minecraft: Story Mode isn't like Minecraft in many ways... in fact, some may say that the game is actually "Minecraft-themed" rather than being "Minecraft-like", we believe that this fantastic game deserves being part of this list. After all, why not? The game itself is somewhat sandbox-like, much like in Minecraft, since you'll be required to build and craft your way to solving various challenging puzzles. Not to mention, being a Telltale game, the story in this game is nothing short of superb, more so when every single decision you make will actually affect the overall storyline.

Although the game is technically "free" to download, you will only get to play the first episode for free... much like a free trial. To unlock other episodes, you'll need to pay $4.99 per episode. However, you could also opt for the multipack bundle which will give you access to the first 5 episodes, and subsequently, an Adventure Pass which will then unlock episodes 6 to 8.

Admittedly, Minecraft: Story Mode can be very expensive to buy, but if you love great storytelling and you can't get enough of Minecraft, the cost can be pretty worth it!

Browser Games Like Minecraft


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PC Games Like Minecraft


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Mobile Games Like Minecraft


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Online Games Like Minecraft


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