The 25 best Minecraft custom maps
11. Super Hostile
Vechs' Super Hostile series is a collection of maps designed to make Minecraft hard. Really, really hard. Some are short on resources, some are full of traps, others are full of monsters. There's a wide variety of worlds on offer, from the giant trees of Canopy Carnage to the sparsely lit Black Desert. But while each map is themed around a different idea, they all have one thing in common: they want you dead. Download the Super Hostile series here.
Aranis is an Elder Scrolls inspired map and so, fittingly, it's absolutely humongous. The adventure contains hundreds of quests and loads of cities and villages to explore. There's also Oblivion gates, because everybody loved Oblivion gates. There's full NPC support, money and even a built in questing system. As a result, getting it fully working is something of a pain, requiring you to both downgrade your Minecraft version and install a custom mod pack. Full instructions are available on the download page. Download Aramis here.
Makes great use of the Portal mod by providing a load of Portal test chambers to use it in. Portalcraft is another great example of the malleability of Minecraft, adding in turrets, energy spheres, custom sounds, and a whole new set of achievements for progressing through the puzzles. Sure, you might be wondering why you'd play Portal recreated in Minecraft when you could just play Portal, but... look, shut up okay? Download Portalcraft here.
14. Ant Farm Survival
Ant Farm Survival is a map set in an ant colony looking out over a giant Minecraft house. Inside this slice of terrain it's up to you to do the usual survival map things: scavenge, craft, explore, build, and complete a series of entirely unconnected challenges just to prove that you can. Here you have the bonus objective of destroying the mob spawners that are pumping out enemies and visiting the menacing Nether ant farm. Download Ant Farm Survival here.
15. Escapecraft 3
Escapecraft is map series that brings room escape adventure gaming to Minecraft. Each one is a collection of puzzles that make use of the game's - er - interesting physics system to create some highly memorable moments. Escapecraft 3 is probably the most fiendish release yet, featuring some really kinetic rooms full of redstone powered mechanisms and fishing rod based challenges that are lot of fun to work through and (hopefully) defeat. Download Escapecraft 3 here.
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