Minecraft is a massive phenomenon and despite launching in 2011, the video game continues to receive new updates and players. Developed by Mojang, the Minecraft video game is a sandbox title where players can craft just about whatever they like in a Lego-like world.
Gamers are encourage to be creative when building new structures and monuments. Likewise, the game offers a survival mode in which our protagonist in the world must craft resources to keep stay alive all while fighting off a variety of enemies such as zombies and skeletons.
When it comes to world creations, the online community has constructed incredible maps and adventures for others to enjoy. They range from replicas of real locations, multiplayer arenas, new exciting game modes, standalone adventure campaigns, and even complex mazes.
Each year more and more maps are added online for players to try out. If you’re looking to enjoy a new Minecraft map then check out our list down below. These are our top 10 favorite maps on Minecraft to play in 2018.
There are a number of different survival maps to enjoy but one of the classic go-to maps in this category is SkyBlock. Chances are you’ve seen people play these maps online and they have become quite popular. Essentially SkyBlock is a small island that hovers above the ocean with nothing else in sight.
With this map, players are forced into creating resources using very little objects from the start. You’ll need to carefully expand out your island and grow useful resources. This is meant to be a challenge so for those just starting out, you may have to experiment a bit before you’ll really get the island growing.
The map we’re looking at is created by Noobcrew which has a set of rules and challenges for you to complete. When it comes to the rules you’ll only have to abide by three of them. Don’t jump off the island, don’t bridge your way into the mainland and lastly, play on the easiest difficulty.
Outside of the rules, a list of challenges is available for you to check off. With fifty challenges, you’ll be grinding away on your small plot of land but to highlight some of the challenges you’ll need to complete, players will have to craft jack ‘o’ lanterns, collect fifty birch logs, collect sixty-four bone meal, and craft twenty cobblestone stairs.
PayDay 2: Endgame
PayDay 2: Endgame is one of the Minecraft maps which act out as an adventure type game. If you’re familiar with the PayDay video game franchise, this is a Minecraft version of the series. For those unfamiliar with PayDay, this is a video game map in which players will perform heists, stealing money and leaving the scene quick and clean.
Though, that’s easier said than done as most gamers will find that not everything will according to plan, causing a massive shootout with the law. With payday 2: Endgame from creator XANDER369, players will find up to three hours of gameplay that will be spread across seven playable heists.
Not only can you enjoy this game as a singleplayer experience, but the game map does allow up to four-player co-op. Likewise, the creator behind this map has developed animated texture packs, custom sounds, item shops, custom mobs, achievements, Easter eggs, and three different locations to progress through including Washington, Shanghai, and Las Vegas.
Noted in the post, players will have to download and abide by a few different resources in order to get the full experience as intended for the game.
Assassin’s Creep is a play on the Assassin’s Creed video game franchise. If you’re familiar with the series then you know that there is a big play on parkour. Throughout the series, players are often climbing up tall buildings, scaling rooftops, making insane leaps from ledges in order to reach the ground target.
As you may have guessed, Assassin’s Creep is a parkour Minecraft map. Within the game, players are tasked with collecting nine wool blocks. Each block is placed beyond a parkour challenge for you to progress through.
Once players have collected all nine of the wool scattered throughout the map then you’ll be able to unlock the final dungeon. Of course, there are some little Easter eggs to discover throughout the map and wanted posters to collect if you wish to explore.
Overall, the rules are simple such as playing on peaceful difficulty along with not breaking or placing any blocks. Furthermore, within the post, there is a texture pack recommended for the map.
30 Ways To Die
30 Ways To Die is a puzzle based map. The game map is created to include a total of thirty levels where players must solve the various traps in order to kill your character. The traps and puzzles continue to get harder after each level.
Luckily, if you’re unsure of just what to do, there is a helpful guide button on each course to reveal just how to complete the level in order to move on. If you enjoy the game, there are other titles in the works with the creator of this particular map, Zed49, promising to create a larger sequel.
Zombie Castle Defenders
If you enjoy Call of Duty Zombies then you’ll want to check out Zombie Castle Defenders. The map was created by MNOPJH and acts similar to the popular game mode. Players will be fighting off a variety of zombies in a wave-based format.
There is a total of ninety-nine waves to go through all of which will have different waves of zombies that will spawn. Players simply have to defeat the zombies as they make their way to your location. You’ll want to be careful as the game only grants players six lives.
Again, much like the Call of Duty Zombies game mode, players will also have the ability to buy weapons. After each wave, the game will reward players with two sand blocks which can be used to buy additional towers within your fort, random chest purchases or even weapons.
Funland 3 was developed by Superfish and is created to resemble an amusement park. Contained in the map is over a hundred different attractions to take part in such as roller coasters and water rides. The entire map is available to explore freely though there are some optional tasks for gamers to complete.
- Roller Coaster: 36
- Water Rides: 17
- Restaurants: 17
- Shops: 7
- Kid Rides: 6
- Misc Attractions: 26
Within the map are secret areas that will give a history lesson on the park and its owners. Players can attempt to track down where all of the secret areas are on the map while enjoying the ride creations.
Everyone by now knows about horror tale of Herobrine and Minecraft so it’s no surprise that there would be maps based on the character. One of the more popular maps to play is Herobrine’s Mansion, which was created by Hypixel.
This particular map offers new enemies, boss fights, new items and a grand adventure. The storyline includes up to two hours of gameplay and there are no mods required to run the map. There is however a list of rules on what not to do on the map such as not sleeping in a bed otherwise it can cause some game glitches.
Following up after completing Herobrine’s Mansion, players may find an interest in playing Herobrine’s Return. This is another map crafted by Hypixel which picks up after the story of Herobrine’s Mansion. As a result, you can expect new boss fights, scripted events, side quests, and another two hours of gameplay.
Of course, much like Herobrine’s Mansion, the creator suggests that the game is played with friends, though you can opt to play alone if you wish to.
If you’re looking for something a bit lengthier then we suggest checking out The Tourist which clocks in at four hours. The map was created by Stratocrafteur where players will get a massive map to play within, a custom soundtrack and a slew of mini-games.
Similar to the SkyBlock map, Chunk Error tasks players to survive on a floating island. However, there is a bit more to it than the standard SkyBlock game style maps. Created by HYDRO54, this map doubles as an adventure for players to go through.
Players are trapped in a corrupt saved file and in order to escape, they must complete a series of tasks. After completing the tasks, a new island will appear with additional tasks to complete.