What are Minecraft Adventure Maps? Where can you find the best Minecraft Adventure Maps? How do you play in them?
Being a “sandbox game”, Minecraft is very open to different play styles. Some people love building, some love mining and crafting, others love adventuring. Adventure Maps are worlds you can play in that are specially designed for adventure. Sometimes, in order to get the most of Adventure Maps you should install a specific Texture Pack. It all depends on the map. Texture Packs will change the graphics of Minecraft, for example, making the stone and wood look different. When you download Adventure Maps, make sure you check if there is a required or recommended texture pack.
Adventure Maps are almost always free. Installing Adventure Maps is usually easy once you find the right place to put the files. If you would like help installing maps, just ask in a comment below.
Probably one of the most famous Adventure Maps is Herobrine’s Mansion. Check out this video, it gives a sense of how much fun it can be discovering the secrets and challenges of Minecraft when you play an Adventure Map.
Herobrine’s Mansion is a great Adventure Map for beginners to Adventure Maps because it requires no mods. Mods are extensions (like plugins) to Minecraft which modify the gameplay. Installing mods can be tricky and technical, so any maps that do not require a server with mods is much easier to set up.
Zelda Adventure on the other hand, does require a mod, namely the AdventureCraft Mod. The great thing about Zelda Adventure is that, due to the AdventureCraft Mod, it can contain cut scenes, music and customer user interfaces. This makes the adventure more thrilling. Here’s the trailer:
Kingdom of the Sky
If you want one of the most beautiful Adventure Maps, exploring floating castles and exotic architecture, your best choice will be Kingdom of the Sky. The map creator has even made a series of YouTube Videos that act as a tutorial to help you explore the world he has created.
OK, you’re saying, but Minecraft doesn’t have to just be a medieval world of castles does it? You’re right. So how about this: Star Wars. Yep. You get a light sabre. It’s called Mine Wars.
Deep Space Turtle Chase
If you like sci-fi puzzle places, then try this one from The Voxel Box. Deep Space Turtle Chase is definitely one of the top Adventure Maps of the year. Set on a remote mining station, your job is to capture the criminal Dr. Testudine (if you can!). One thing I like about it is designed for both Single Player or Co-op on a network, not all Adventure Maps work well for both. Born out of the genius that is Captain Sparklez, this adventure map is a lot of fun and will require you to use your brain and think through the puzzles. Don’t cheat!
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