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.
#17 The Mystery of Herobrine Chapter 1
Everyone knows about the urban legend of Herobrine in the Minecraft franchise. While not being an official character, this haunting person continues to get brought up online. It wasn’t going to be long before there would be an influx of different adventure maps dedicated to Herobrine. Few stand out but The Mystery of Herobrine has captivated quite a bit of attention. This storyline will give players a bit of insight behind this mysterious hostile enemy and there are multiple parts so if you finished this chapter you can move on to the next section.
It’s clear that the creator Nolan414 had taken plenty of time to craft up this game as it’s filled with locations, boss fights, and puzzles. There are of course some rules you’ll need to abide by. For instance, you can’t break blocks unless stated to, the render distance needs to be set to 15+ Chunks, and while it’s intended for a single player, you can get away with up to three other players. With that said, if you enjoy horror maps on Minecraft then this is one not to miss out on.
#16 Witchcraft And Wizardry
The Floo Network has been working on a rather massive project which would give Harry Potter fans. This is a mod that not only brings in memorable locations from the film franchise, but a storyline as well. You’ll have the ability to explore areas like Hogwarts and the famous platform 9 3/4. There’s also cast of spells as you fight against a variety of foes. It’s a project that has been in the works for years and has since been released for players to fully enjoy. While we are waiting for a true RPG title based on Harry Potter, this is the currently the best thing to a standalone Harry Potter adventure.
#15 Test #11232
A puzzle map that gives players a bit of memory problem solving is Test #11232 which was created under JAYMINECRAFTON. The user released the map in 2015 and made it to be a quick puzzle adventure title that won’t hold you up too long. With that said, if you want something a bit long and challenging then this map may come to an end a bit too quick. However, on the other side of that statement, those who just need a quick map to enjoy to break things up between gaming sessions or your daily routines, this is definitely a worthy map download.
#14 Parkour School
As you can probably guess from the name, Parkour School is a parkour-based map. Created by Gravityman300, the map proves to be not only popular with over 500,000 downloads since its creation but also gives players a real challenge. However, unlike some of the other big parkour challenge maps, this creation is centered around teaching players how to parkour.
Think of this map as a perfect means for beginners to learn the basics of parkour in Minecraft along with veterans honing their skills as they reach new challenging areas of the map. You’ll find that there will be themed areas, a checkpoint system, multiplayer options, and a progression system. Likewise, this map was updated to help with the progression along with adding a few anti-cheat system measures.
The map is made for Minecraft 1.7.10 so if you’re on a newer version, you’ll want to adjust your client accordingly to get the most out of the game.
#13 Terra Restore 2
With a game that will take over ten hours to complete, this map should give players plenty of new content to enjoy. Terra Restore 2 is set in a fantasy world where players venture into a land known as Nira with an enderman companion where your goal is to bring peace. The land is ruled by three races at odds with another, as a result, you’ll be dealing with monsters, humans, and animals as each strives to become an equal faction in the lands. With boss fights, a slew of challenges, minigames, and unique gear, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see this adventure map get highlighted or recommended among Minecraft players.
#12 Vertoak City
If you do not want an adventure map, parkour course or even a puzzle to solve then we suggest looking at Vertoak City. This is created under FISH95 which delivers a massive city with no goals and rules. Instead, players can freely explore the highly detailed world created. This is one map to really take in and explore as well as since its debut back in 2012, the map was viewed nearly 600,000 times.
According to the description given in the post, Vertoak is full of fully furnished rooms to explore but outside of just randomly going about the city, there are a few hidden secrets players can uncover. For instance, throughout the city, there will be secret rooms and hidden chests.
The city map is being updated with the latest version of Vertoak City being available for Minecraft 1.8.8. As a result, you’ll want to make sure you’re on the particular setting prior within your Minecraft client.
#11 Cube Survival
Developed under Adam3945, Cube Survival is a survival map that tasks players to go through several cube biomes. Made for single players, players will need to explore each of the seven biomes for a hidden chest. Within the chest will be resources needed to progress along with obsidian blocks, but you’ll need to be careful as you advance. Each biome will be more challenging than the last and once you complete all seven biomes then you’ll be able to head into the nether.
Your goal within the nether will be tracking down the Book of the Damned and destroying it, but it will prove to be difficult. This map will also abide by the day and night cycle so if you wish to avoid danger then you’ll need to build up a shelter within a cube and bunker down until sunrise.
An updated version of the map also included even more challenges to take on though if you want a full list of challenges, the handbook at the start of this map will give you a full breakdown. This map is also intended for Minecraft 1.7, though you’ll want to take a look at the various notices regarding the map within the post in the download link below.