Adventure maps are pretty much the bread and butter of Minecraft, they are one of the main things that keeps people playing once they are bored with building their doom fortress. However, there are more than a few bad, or just mediocre maps out there, so let’s take a look at five of the best.
And, since I’m not doing any particular order, the very first on our list is…
This is more of a survival map than an adventure, but I still wanted to include it here because it is one of the best Minecraft maps I have ever played. It is pretty hardcore survival, with the player spawned on a floating island with dirt, one tree, and a treasure chest with several key items. This is a survival map at it’s finest, and also comes with various challenges for the player so you will have plenty to do before you can call Skyblock complete. You can download the map here, and find the challenges and FAQs here.
I am actually currently playing this map on the channel, and I am very much enjoying it. It has a pretty decent story/driving force for you to continue, as well as a variety of areas to conquer and a map that seems more focused on exploration. Some maps can be far too linear, with no real discovery needed to continue other than finding the chest with the lever in it. This map has seen me getting lost more than once, and I would recommend it to anyone who has a love for exploration. You can download, and find out more, here.
This is, hands down, one of the best adventure maps I have ever played. It comes with it’s own texture pack, custom sounds and voice narration. It is narrated by CaptainSparklez, whom you probably know from his YouTube channel. There was obviously an insane amount of work put into this map, and the love and care CS and the VoxelBox put into this shines through every pore. It has good puzzles, great story and as I mentioned, custom sounds and voice narration. You must check this out, which you can do here.
This is a slightly more challenging map that might be a little intimidating for newcomers, but it is definitely worth experience. It is a short experience that definitely has a Zelda-like feel to it, and has a few quite difficult challenges throughout. Finding all the hidden items will take a little bit of perseverance, so those looking for more of a challenge will be right at home here. This requires the AdventureCraft mod, but that itself is easy to install, and once you have it, you can download this map from in game.
This is another map that requires AdventureCraft, but is more than worth the extra work. This is, of course, closely modeled after the Zelda games and the Zelda vibe is very strong throughout. There are currently six dungeons for the player to explore, but there are more than eight planned for the final version of this map. This is, of course, a work in progress but it is still very, very good indeed. A lot of care and attention has been put into this game, and any Zelda lovers who have yet to check this out, absolutely must do – here.