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So you're in love with Minecraft, but you're looking for something else to play as well? You've come to the right place then, because this list is all about games that are a bit like Minecraft. Some of them, more than others.

I've included download links, and links to our reviews if we've got them. If you've got your own suggestions though, feel free to stick them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Junk Jack - download for iOS

If Minecraft had been invented in the 16bit era, there's a good chance it would have looked a lot like Junk Jack. The aim of the game here is staying alive, and to do that you need to interact with your surroundings. Dick out ore, chop down trees, and build safe spaces to hide away from the night. It's fun, it's massive, and no two games are ever the same.

The Sandbox - download for iOS

Rather than being a character in the world, in The Sandbox you're playing God. That means you can manipulate the world in a whole bunch of different ways. There's a smart physics engine underpinning everything, as well as an awesome chunky-pixel art style that really captures the fun of the experience.

Click here to read our The Sandbox review

Scribblenauts Unlimited - download for iOS

Where the others games on this list so far have been about blocks, Scribblenauts is all about creating things through, you guessed it, scribbles. There are a whole bunch of puzzles in an open world, and you need to draw out the solutions to them. Using your imagination has rarely been this much fun.

Don't Starve: Pocket Edition - download for iOS

Don't Starve has a lot of things that Minecraft does. There's an open world, there are plenty of things to fight, farm, and avoid. But there aren't any blocks, instead you're trying to survive in an isometric, gloomy world. There's a gothic horror theme, and an awful lot of fun to be had. Plus the game is absolutely enormous.

Click here to read our Don't Starve: Pocket Edition review

Block Fortress - download for iOS

While the other games on this list offer a lot of Minecraft's scope, Block Fortress narrows its focus. Here you're building an encampment, filling it up with guns and other armaments. Then you have to defend it to the death. It mixes FPS and tower defence elements, and if you're looking for something you don't have to put as much time into, then this one's going to be perfect.

Click here to read our Block Fortress review

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