The 40 best Minecraft custom maps
More showing off with redstone. Questworld is a breathtakingly clever example of the way you can weave puzzles into towns, then have different elements combine into a great natural centrepiece. Plenty of humour, lots of stories and sidequests, and a secret puzzle if you're feeling really clever. Download Questworld here.
Revenge of the Gods is an exploration heavy adventure map. It's a relatively sedentary experience, played on peaceful, about finding your way and working through the story and puzzles. What really makes it worth a look is the absolutely spectacular open areas that you're travelling through. It makes for a beautiful tourist attraction. Download Revenge of the Gods here.
Minecraft has zombies, which makes it a pretty suitable candidate for zombie survival games. In Ruins of the Dead you—and some friends, should you download the separate multiplayer version—must battle against wave upon wave of increasingly difficult undead hordes. To help you survive this perilous trial, you collect points for every zombie killed. Those points can be used to purchase a selection of weapons and goodies. Download Ruins of the Dead here.
And now for something semi-morbid: a full 1:1 scale recreation of Pripyat and the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It's a work in progress map, but even now is incredibly detailed and accurate. It makes for a fascinating Minecraft project, really highlighting the lonely, eerie emptiness that sometimes shines through in the game. Download Pripyat here.
We couldn't finish without a nod to our own server, which is chock-full of masterpieces created by our tireless and talented community. Sure, you'll not be sent on a grand quest, be challenged by the trickiest puzzles, or asked to craft a church out of two blocks and a tree; but if you want a land of wonder, the map will give you unexpected and unbelievable sights at every turn. You can even join in: just find an unclaimed patch of land and ask an admin for build permissions. You can find the PC Gamer UK Minecraft community here. To access the server, connect in-game to the new address, 22.214.171.124:25765.