Top 10 Minecraft Versions

This list will have some major versions of Minecraft. I might not have put in a version that is major, but I'll try to put in significant ones.

The Top Ten

1 Minecraft 1.8

It has a lot of pros, like:
A lot of servers use it, so you have to change of version less
It fixes a lot of bugs, and it is very stable!
Has cool features

Lol, it's just better than 1.9

Fast Loading
Good chunk rendering

Plenty of content but not too modern.

2 Minecraft 1.5.2

This feels like real minecraft, the minecraft notch intended

Best version I have ever played yet.

this feels like real Minecraft

Best version ever!
Thousands of mods compatible with this

The first version that I played. - DarkKnight2005

3 Minecraft Beta 1.8 "Adventure Update"

Villages, strongholds, new stuff. Mostly all awesome!

Except for one little nagging thing... NEW TERRAIN GENERATOR THAT RUINED Minecraft - SammySpore

4 Minecraft 1.7.2 "The Update That Changed The World"

A BUNCH of biomes were added as well as amplified option for world generation. Basically a lot of the worlds you have has changed in this update. - Coolguy66666

Restored the awesome terrain generation from beta 1.7.3 but with many new biomes. Before 1.8 which added so many items and blocks that the original intent and minimalist were gone.

We all know this is the best one yet.


5 Minecraft Beta 1.6
6 Minecraft PC Edition


7 Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition


8 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition

One of the few versions I can play and ya it may have its problems but overall its still the best version in my heart... :D

9 Minecraft Infdev

This version significantly changed Minecraft. INFINITE WORLDS. - Coolguy66666

I wouldn't put this on here, because when Infdev came out, it actually went BACKWARDS from what was in the previous version, Indev. No mobs, no day/night cycle, no crafting, you couldn't even get items except for the 1000 wood and glass that was automatically in your inventory. The version of Infdev that's in the launcher is the later version, which is MUCH more advanced, but the first Infdev release was crap.

10 Minecraft 1.7.10

As someone who loves playing with mods, this is my favorite version.

The best version when it came to mods. - humaid2003

Definitely the best version for mods

Love this one, especially how well it works with modpacks - Wth

The Newcomers

? Minecraft 1.16 "Nether Update"

The Contenders

11 Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
12 Minecraft Alpha 1.2.0 "Halloween Update"

Despite that they ruined the sword system, this update finally spiced up the End and featured the elytra.

This update has the Nether. As well as other mobs. - Coolguy66666

13 Minecraft: Wii U Edition
14 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

My childhood...

15 Minecraft 1.6.1 "Horse Update"

This update is good because it has horses can come on who doesn't like horses?

Best version. 1.6 gang rise up

16 Minecraft 1.13 "Aquatic Update"

This update makes my computer want to commit suicide. - CameronBinder

It is the best update ever

Its amazing

Best update

17 Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
18 Minecraft Pocket Edition

Now it is not called pocket edition anymore it is just called minecraft and it almost has all the stuff that is on PC and it is awesome!

19 Minecraft 1.14 "Village and Pillage"

Although it drastically changed the game, I feel like it changed it for the better

Best update I ever seen


Just Better

20 Minecraft 1.0

I feel like it improved on beta 1.8 just a bit while still being nostalgic. It doesn't scream "MINECRAFT IS IN BETA" but it also doesn't scream that it's too modern. I like it.

This update ruined Minecraft for me. They added a new terrain generator which was terrible! I now only play single player on Alpha or BET. A - SammySpore

The first release should always be mentioned - Coolguy66666

Not the first release, noob. The first full version release. Minecraft was around for years before this. I played Minecraft back in 2011. - FakeLists


21 Beta 1.7.3

Best of the best

Beta 1.8 ruined it

22 Minecraft 1.2.5

Back when the game was still simple and quiet.
And for the most part; stable.

Lol this version is no doubt the most important of them all. I can't believe it's so low. Makes me sad

23 Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition

Just the best portable version of minecraft

24 Minecraft 1.9 "Combat Update"

There's a commant on Alpha 1.2.0 that says that this update spiced up the End and added Elytra.
I'm just saying/typing that because 1.9 : The Combat Update had these updates.
There's also duel wield, shields, a better Ender Dragon fight, Shulkers and Tool Cooldown!

Most people don't like it because of the combat, but there's more things than just combat like elytra, derpy snowmen, boats and so much more

It changed the game for the better duel wielding and a cooldown it is one of the best updates

The new combat system is great in my opinion

25 Minecraft 1.6.4

No unnecesary things added, yet it has everythig basic.

26 Minecraft Classic

The grandfather of Minecraft as we see it today. - Coolguy66666

27 Minecraft 1.12

Added Parrots and other cool things - Firestorm44

To be honest 1.12(.2) was the most popular version, among with very large compatibility with old devices. This and the legendary 1.7(.10) were the highest capable for modding and expanding and still are. For me it’s 1.7, then 1.8, then beta 1.8, then 1.12, then 1.14 and 1.13.

28 Minecraft 1.3.2
29 Minecraft: New Nintendo 3ds Edition
30 Minecraft 1.12.2

Best modding compatibility
most popular
backwards support
what more could u want


31 Minecraft 1.4.7
32 Minecraft 1.11.2

It's the best new era version, I mean it has infinity+mending bows! come on!

This was awesome


33 Minecraft Beta 1.8.1
34 Minecraft "Village and Pillage"
35 Minecraft Alpha 1.1.2_01
36 Minecraft Beta 1.5_01
37 Indev 0.31 (With chests)
38 Minecraft Indev 2/23/10
39 Minecraft 1.1.0
40 Minecraft Alpha 1.0.3

This version added the ambient cave sounds.

41 Minecraft 1.7.4
42 Minecraft 1.15 "Buzzy Bees"
43 Minecraft Beta 1.1_02
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